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configuring a firm mattress from sleepEZ 06 Jul 2014 07:29 #1

Hello,
I bought a queen all-latex mattress years ago from sleepEZ. We are now buying a king sized mattress and want to get something firmer but are confused what layers to choose---it seems like there are more options now than when we ordered years ago. Our queen sized latex mattress is 3 layers moving from extra-firm to medium and we ended up flipping it to sleep on the firmest layer on top. My husband wants the king size to be 'extra firm' from top to bottom because he's convinced that will be most comfortable; he has had some hip and back pain lately and thinks the mattress must be too soft. But I'm worried that we will get something that is actually too firm--because we are side and back sleepers and medium-build. The sleepEZ mattresses are available with layers from extra-firm to soft, but each grade is subdivided into firm/medium/soft. I was considering getting a configuration, from base to top like this: 1) extra firm - extra firm, 2) firm - extra firm, 2) firm - firm. Or maybe 1) extra firm - extra firm, 2) extra firm - extra firm, 3) medium - extra firm. Does anyone have advice about how to configure a firm option that is very supportive but won't feel too hard or cause pressure at hip and shoulder? (I apologize if this has been covered in other posts...I am still reading the vast amount of posts on this site!)
Thanks, Brooke B.

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configuring a firm mattress from sleepEZ 06 Jul 2014 10:27 #2

Hi bbel,

The sleepEZ mattresses are available with layers from extra-firm to soft, but each grade is subdivided into firm/medium/soft.


I'm not quite clear what you mean here but they only have 4 firmness levels for each layer XF - F - M - S. There aren't any "subdivisions" of each level.

But I'm worried that we will get something that is actually too firm--because we are side and back sleepers and medium-build.


I would be cautious as well. All the combinations you are considering would be very firm and outside the range that would be comfortable or work well for most people ... especially if they are an average build and side sleepers. I would also keep in mind that a mattress that is too firm can be just as unsupportive as a mattress that is too soft. If you sleep on the floor for example there is very little to no support under the recessed parts of your body such as the small of your back on your back or the waist when you are on your side.

When you can't test a specific combination in person then the best approach is always a more detailed conversation with the manufacturer so you can talk through the pros and cons of your layer choices in more detail (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ). They have more knowledge and experience with their own mattresses and helping their customers match their body type, sleeping style, and preferences than anyone else and are in the best position to help you make the best possible choices. They also offer split layers so each of you can choose different layers for your side of the mattress and they also have a good layer exchange policy just in case you need to make any changes after a purchase based on your actual sleeping experience.

Phoenix
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