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choosing the firmness of a Spindle mattress? 07 Aug 2015 13:10 #1

We are planning to get a Spindle latex mattress and can't figure out whether to get the firm or medium level. We sleep both on our backs and sides, are normal healthy weights, and have never had latex so nothing to compare to. Currently sleeping on an 11 yr old coil mattress that is well past its prime, so we can't tell what firmness that used to be! One of us has chronic low back pain so that is a consideration. (not ALL of that is from the old bad mattress currently in use).

Any insights on choosing med. vs. firm for the Spindle? We tested them both in their store but it's pretty hard to know from 20 minutes what a whole night would feel like. We liked them both but wonder if the firm is too firm, and if the medium will soften up too much over time.

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choosing the firmness of a Spindle mattress? 07 Aug 2015 13:36 #2

Hi kande93,

We are planning to get a Spindle latex mattress and can't figure out whether to get the firm or medium level. We sleep both on our backs and sides, are normal healthy weights, and have never had latex so nothing to compare to. Currently sleeping on an 11 yr old coil mattress that is well past its prime, so we can't tell what firmness that used to be! One of us has chronic low back pain so that is a consideration. (not ALL of that is from the old bad mattress currently in use).

Any insights on choosing med. vs. firm for the Spindle? We tested them both in their store but it's pretty hard to know from 20 minutes what a whole night would feel like. We liked them both but wonder if the firm is too firm, and if the medium will soften up too much over time.


Unfortunately it's not possible for me to make specific suggestions or recommendations for someone else about which combination of materials or firmness levels will work best for you because the first "rule" of mattress shopping is to always remember that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and there are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved that are unique to each person to use a formula or for anyone to be able to predict or make a specific suggestion or recommendation about which mattress or combination of materials and components would be the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort" or PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) or how a mattress will "feel" to you based on specs (either yours or a mattress) or "theory at a distance" that can possibly be more accurate than your own careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in step 4 of the tutorial) or your own personal sleeping experience (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

There is more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for both of you in terms of PPP in post #2 here that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for once you actually sleep on your mattress but when you can't test a mattress in person (or if you can and you are still uncertain) then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart (such as Spindle) who can help "talk you through" the specifics of their mattresses and the options they have available that may be the best "match" for you based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done or mattresses you have slept well on and liked that they are familiar with, any special considerations you may have, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about helping you to "match" their specific mattress designs or firmness options to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences or even to other mattresses that they are familiar with than anyone else so that in combination with your own personal testing you can make a "best judgement" choice.

Phoenix
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