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23 Feb 2016 19:29 #1 by Michjjc
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Seeking materials has brought me to a conclusion. The best filler for my health and comfort is silica (sand). Just one problem... of all the manufacturers of sand filled mattresses, I"ve found, none actually use sand as a filler agent. More to the point, they use beads made from a variety of polymers and refer to the material as sand.

What to do? Any ideas are welcome. Who makes custom mattresses?

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23 Feb 2016 19:55 - 27 Nov 2018 02:58 #2 by Phoenix
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Hi Michjjc,

What to do? Any ideas are welcome. Who makes custom mattresses?


I don't know of any manufacturers that make mattresses made of sand (and I'm not so sure that many people would buy them if there were) but a buckwheat hull mattress may be somewhat similar. If you are also considering mattresses that are made of more traditional materials then the first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice ... and perhaps more importantly know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort" and PPP that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

If you let me know your city or zip code I'd be happy to let you know about the better options or possibilities for retailers or manufacturers I'm aware of in your area (some of the manufacturers may make custom mattresses).

If you are also considering online choices then the mattress shopping tutorial includes several links to lists of many of the better online options I'm aware of (in the optional online step) that include different types and categories of mattresses with different designs, options, firmness levels, prices, and return/exchange policies that may also be worth considering and some of them also make custom mattresses as well.

Phoenix

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23 Feb 2016 20:41 #3 by Michjjc
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zip code 48336...

I will refer back to the tutorial again.

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23 Feb 2016 20:53 - 27 Nov 2018 02:59 #4 by Phoenix
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Hi Michjjc,

zip code 48336


The better options or possibilities i'm aware of in and around the Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI area (subject to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets your criteria and the quality/value guidelines I linked in my last reply) are listed in post #2 here .

Phoenix

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23 Feb 2016 20:58 #5 by Michjjc
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Thankyou very much. my 25 year search may soon end thanks to your guidence.

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29 Feb 2016 05:46 #6 by Michjjc
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My 25 year search continues. The information provided in the earlier post is for commonly known retail outlets. I'm seeking the uncommon and manufacturers. Though your tutorial was thorough it wasn't anything I hadn't already considered on my own. I know what works for me but now I need help getting it. I need a sand filled mattress.

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29 Feb 2016 10:15 #7 by Phoenix
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Hi Michjjc,

I guess if you're posts are serious and you really are looking for a mattress filled with sand, outside of raiding sand boxes (which the kids won't like at all) or beaches (which is probably illegal) ... I imagine you'll need to buy the sand and pour it into some kind of sack or bladder and voila ... a sand mattress :).

You could even go all the way and build a sand box in your bedroom and then fill it with sand and either sleep directly on the sand or use some kind of mat on top to sleep on like they do in some parts of Indonesia .

Phoenix

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29 Feb 2016 10:35 #8 by MattressToGo
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There are also sand-filled matts used for cows and it's possible that those companies could produce a specially sized item.

Jeff Scheuer, The Beducator™ Owner of Mattress To Go
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14 Mar 2016 01:52 #9 by Haftown
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Any progress?

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14 Mar 2016 20:16 #10 by Michjjc
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No success as of yet. Perhaps if someone knew the names and contact numbers of manufacturing companies and their representatives they could post them. Then folks seeking custom work could get assisted more affectively.

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