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Mattress comfort layers - Memory foam

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14 May 2019 12:34 #41 by Mia12345
Thanks, Sensei!

I'd love to order from a TMU trusted member, but am just having trouble finding ones that ship to US with memory foam toppers of the kind you were suggesting (have 4lbs/4.5lbs covered with two in that range already). Very open to suggestions.

Searching around Amazon for 5 lbs, I see these brands:
Memory Foam Solutions
DreamDNA

There are other options for 3 lbs, which I don't currently have either. Places where you can try out memory foam toppers would be awesome!

Is there anything to take into account when deciding which MF mattress to use as a "base"? I'm within the sleep trial still, so could return the Novosbed if it doesn't seem like a good "base," especially if it's better to just buy an actual foam base/core.

I guess I meant not progressing because under the 2 to 3 toppers will be the comfort layers of the Novosbed, which are less dense than the topper above it. But, if this is normal DIY light, as you say, then that works for me! Again, complete lack of adventure here :) and interested in following successful footsteps of others so as to be comfortable again asap. If you've seen other posts like mine, please link away. I tried to search the forum, but haven't come across anything.

I think I found a local store with a Talalay 19ILD topper so I'll try to get there (but low hopes given how I've felt lying on Talalay mattresses).

As always, thanks for listening!

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16 May 2019 09:46 #42 by Sensei
Hey Mia1234,

Thanks for the post. I see what you mean on the 5lb topper from USA members. I believe the MFS would be perfectly fine to try, and the Amazon return process is consumer friendly.

Just a point of reference, the 19ild Talalay when used on top of a memory foam topper will provide a feel that is different than the "Talalay mattresses" you had tried in the past. I am not sure those were the best "latex feels" out there.

Regarding the base mattress, what was the Amerisleep mattress model that you also have. I think the model with the more "durable" base would probably be the better choice. Forward it to me again, and I will try to look at the differences in these two.

Thanks,
Sensei

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16 May 2019 12:07 #43 by Mia12345
Hi Sensei,

Thanks!

I've purchased the MFS 2 in. 5lb topper.

It's the Amerisleep AS4. But, my sleep trial done in a couple weeks, whereas I have some more time with the Novosbed to try out the newly ordered layers. In terms of feel, the Novosbed is more uniform and "firm," whereas the AS4 does some weird arch-thing in just my lower back.

Here are the Novosbed specs as provided by them:
Soft:
1" - 3.7lb / 8 IFD - 5th generation high-density gel visco-elastic memory foam
1" - 1.95 lb / 9 IFD - 5th generation premium airflow foam
2" - Plush 2.5lb / 12IFD - 5th generation open-cell pneumatic memory foam
7" - 1.75 lb / 32 IFD - Premium support foam

Does it make sense to stick some not MF/polyfoam layers in between the MF layers? I have two different 1 inch polyfoam layers. It's funny to think that before this I thought of beds as one uniform object and now they only exist as layers.

Thanks again!

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16 May 2019 13:32 #44 by Sensei
Hey Mia1234,

Well, even though we know it is "layers in a mattress", you are right in a way as they are all connected together, laminated together, making up one single feel, with everything working together. So when adding toppers to a mattress......it really is like adding to one unit. So for the sake of the DIY lite, don't worry too much as to exactly what the top layers are in the Novosbed, and just build up your one or two layers on top.

Also, you may want to try the toppers under a mattress pad, and under the fitted sheet? Are you doing this already? Sometimes mattress pad can firm up your toppers a little...which may be a good thing, just food for thought as you "test" more.

Sensei

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17 May 2019 12:29 #45 by Mia12345
Thanks, Sensei! That makes sense. I am trying them under the fitted sheet and some of the toppers have comfy covers on them too.

If you end up with any thoughts about Novosbed as a "base," just getting an actual foam base, or trying harder to make the Amerisleep a base, I'm all ears! Thanks again.

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18 May 2019 12:31 #46 by Sensei
Hey Mia1234

Just fyi, once you mentioned the Amerisleep gave you some kind of "arching" thing, I didnt really compare the two products. I did do a quick lookup on the Amerisleep AS4 and I have to say that I don't really even know what this layer is:

ENHANCED "FEELS-LIKE-YOU'RE-FLOATING" LAYER

The Affinity layer with Surface Modification Technology (SMT) is our ergonomic transition foam. It has “zones” that provide extra pressure relief in key areas like the shoulders and lower back, along with precision-cut channels that carry away even more heat and moisture. It’s enough to make you feel like you're weightlessly resting on a cloud.



It may be that this "zoning" they have in this layer, does have too much firmness and/or pushback on your hips/lower back area. It seems like this may not be the right one to try to improve as we may be trying to overcome other variables that don't work for you. Just my thoughts after taking a look at the Amerisleep AS4.

Have a good weekend.

Sensei

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