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09 Jun 2014 18:53 - 09 Jun 2014 18:53 #11 by Phoenix
Hi Jewels,

Thanks for the additional information (although they still didn't mention the blend of the latex but that's not significant).

All the materials look fine to me except the 2" quilting layer is "on the edge" of the thickness I would be most comfortable with (I usually use a guideline of "no more than about an inch or so of unknown or lower density materials"). The fact that it's quilted though makes things a little better and it would be more durable than if it was an unquilted layer.

Phoenix

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10 Jun 2014 07:36 #12 by Jewels
Thank you. If you don't mind, I would like to keep you posted as to what I end up purchasing and if it is comfortable and holds up. I like to read the various forums here and always look for that follow-up final review.
Thank you,
Jewels

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10 Jun 2014 10:07 - 10 Jun 2014 10:08 #13 by Phoenix
Hi Jewels,

I would like to keep you posted as to what I end up purchasing and if it is comfortable and holds up. I like to read the various forums here and always look for that follow-up final review.


That would be great and ongoing feedback is always welcome.

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding :).

Phoenix

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01 Jul 2014 15:04 #14 by Jewels
For various reasons, I'm now considering the purchase of a Restonic Comfort Care Mattress. I just called "Sleep Doctor" to get the specs on the mattress and they were quite shocked by my question. In fact, I was told that no one had ever asked that question. The salesperson told me he would try to contact his rep and see if he can get the information. It didn't seem to go over well at all. Do you have any general opinion of the Restonic Brand? Do you think I should call reconsider the purchase if they are unable to provide me with the specs on the mattress?
Thank you so much for all of your help. :)

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01 Jul 2014 16:57 - 01 Jul 2014 16:59 #15 by Phoenix
Hi Jewels,

I just called "Sleep Doctor" to get the specs on the mattress and they were quite shocked by my question. In fact, I was told that no one had ever asked that question. The salesperson told me he would try to contact his rep and see if he can get the information. It didn't seem to go over well at all.


Unfortunately this is far too common in the mainstream industry when you are dealing with salespeople who know very little about the mattresses they are selling outside of the "marketing" information they have been taught and is one of the reasons why I started this site .

In most cases ... the members here that have done some basic reading for a couple of hours will know more meaningful information about mattress than most of the salespeople who sell them in the mainstream industry ... and I think that's rather sad when you are making a purchase that can have a bigger effect on your overall well being than most of the major purchases people make.

Do you have any general opinion of the Restonic Brand? Do you think I should call reconsider the purchase if they are unable to provide me with the specs on the mattress?


I would personally consider any purchase where you can't find out the quality of the materials in the mattress to be a high risk purchase and it's a risk that I personally wouldn't take (see the mattress shopping guidelines here ).

Restonic is a licensee brand that is made by a group of independent manufacturers across the country and each region can make their mattresses differently. Some of the Restonic licensee factories are more transparent about the specifics of the materials in their mattresses than others so your odds of being able to find out what is inside a Restonic mattress you are considering would depend on the specific manufacturer that makes it. My thoughts about a Restonic mattress (or any mattress for that matter) always depends on the specifics of the materials and components in a mattress (see this article ) regardless of the name of the manufacturer on the label.

As a whole, Restonic tends to be more transparent about the materials in their mattresses than many other larger brands but knowing the quality and likely durability of any mattress or making meaningful comparisons with other mattresses will always depend on the suitability of a mattress in terms of PPP and knowing the quality/durability of the materials inside it.

Phoenix

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02 Jul 2014 02:28 #16 by themusgrat
Just to provide a quick 3rd party opinion, as I'm checking this forum most every day now... Listen to what Phoenix says. It's easy for us all to assume we know more than we do, but he and a few others on this site really know what they're talking about.

From personal experience, much of a mattresses' warmth or breathability comes from the mattress protector. I recently got a st dormier wool mattress protector, and there is such a noticeable difference that it's obvious where the heat is coming from, when I sleep warm. And I usually sleep warm.

Another thing I'll say about that is that the sheets can make a significant difference. I've invested in a nice set of bamboo sheets, and those little babies are not only the softest sheets I've ever felt, but also they seem to be the densest. Not to say they're thick, because they're quite thin. But I sleep with a fan above me, and they block almost all the direct air it produces, on high. Somehow they manage to block all direct air movement, but be so thin that they still breathe. That is another major factor in how cool or warm you sleep.

I only mention this because I see alot of people complaining about the mattress they sleep on, and how "hot" it sleeps. I can only wonder what other factors are present. As of now, I've invested almost the same amount of money in the protector and sheets, as the mattress itself. So far, everything is great.

Other than all that, especially considering your needs, make sure to pick a mattress that you can get a longer period trial on. A mattress that feels great in a store, or for the first 7 days, sure it's great in the store or for the first 7 days. But you want it to last. 1 month should be a minimum, and 3 months should be what you're looking for. Unfortunately, there are some lower priced, but high end mattresses, which don't offer this. They're low priced because they don't build in a comfort guarantee. Only a quality guarantee. Personally, I think that's fair, but don't we all wish we could have the best at a low price with the best guarantee :)

Anyways, good luck. I hope you find something great.

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02 Jul 2014 07:34 #17 by Jewels
Thank you for the information. I am going to contact the Regional Manager to see if he can provide me with the specs to the mattress I'm interested in. If he is unwilling or unable, then I won't purchase the mattress. I'll let you know what happens.
Thank you,
Jewels

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02 Jul 2014 11:27 #18 by Phoenix
Hi Jewels,

I'm looking forward to finding out whether they will provide you with the specs you need.

Phoenix

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12 Jul 2014 13:03 #19 by Jewels
I finally received the specs from the Restonic mattress I am considering. I would really appreciate your advice on this.

Top: Polyester and Rayon
1.8" of 1.2 pound polyurethane foam.
.5" of 1.3 pound gel foam.
1.8" of 1.2 pound polyurethane foam.
Marshall Coil
.9375" of 1.0 pound polyurethane foam.

From everything I've read on this site, my understand is that the density of the foams in this mattress are not high enough to create a mattress that will last more than a year or so. I look forward to your break down of this mattress and your opinion overall.

Thank you so much,
Jewels

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12 Jul 2014 13:10 #20 by Jewels
Thank you so much for the additional advice. This is the absolute best mattress site I've found and the knowledge provided here is amazing! :cheer:

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