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14 Mar 2016 20:19 - 14 Mar 2016 20:20 #11 by Phoenix
Replied by Phoenix on topic sand filled
Hi Michjjc,

Perhaps if someone knew the names and contact numbers of manufacturing companies and their representatives they could post them.


The phone numbers and other contact information for mattress manufacturers are almost always listed on their websites and are easily available.

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15 Mar 2016 06:25 #12 by MattressToGo
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As there is virtually no demand for a product like this (sand filled mattress), I'd make my own. Get a waterbed platform and reinforce it. Get a waterbed bladder (thick mil and free flow) and place it in the waterbed platform bed. Slice it in the middle from head to toe. Fill it with play sand from any hardware store. Let it air out to make sure it's dry. Seal the seam with Gorilla Tape. Done. Make sure flooring in home can handle the weight of the product.

Jeff Scheuer, The Beducator™ Owner of Mattress To Go
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08 Oct 2016 12:05 - 27 Nov 2018 03:03 #13 by Phoenix
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Hi Michjjc,

I don't know if you are still looking for a sand filled mattress but OYEB has just posted some information about a new startup company that is making them in the other topic about sand filled mattresses here that may be of interest to you..

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17 Mar 2020 06:33 #14 by OYEB
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This instructable may be what you were looking for! This is our version of a "sand mattress". Our hemp hulls (aka hemp sand) is certified organic and 100% biodegradable.

There is a company, The Ultimate Earth Bed, that makes a sand mattress kit (you have to make a sand mattress in place for obvious reasons).

Sand as a mattress filling is tough as it is just too firm for most people to sleep on and it has to be encased in a synthetic waterproof ticking to deal with the moisture issue below the mattress. This ticking would not provide the right stretch to make a sand mattress comfortable. From my experiments sleeping on sand alone, I woke with the circulation cut off on my arms if I happened to roll on my side.

Hemp hulls (aka hemp sand) was our solution. Alone they are softer than actual sand but still, the mattress needs a forgiving base layer. The Ultimate Earth bed chose a topper layer of latex or sheepskin, but we felt this took away from the feeling of actually sleeping directly on the sand, which is awesome by the way, like taking a vacation to a sandy beach every night. I have never slept so deeply.

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19 Mar 2020 10:25 #15 by Sensei
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Hey OYEB,

Welcome back to the TMU forum , its been awhile since we've heard from you :) .

This instructable may be what you were looking for! This is our version of a "sand mattress". Our hemp hulls (aka hemp sand) is certified organic and 100% biodegradable.

There is a company, The Ultimate Earth Bed, that makes a sand mattress kit (you have to make a sand mattress in place for obvious reasons)…Sand as a mattress filling is tough as it is just too firm for most people to sleep on and it has to be encased in a synthetic waterproof ticking to deal with the moisture issue below the mattress. This ticking would not provide the right stretch to make a sand mattress comfortable. From my experiments sleeping on sand alone, I woke with the circulation cut off on my arms if I happened to roll on my side.


Thanks for the update, OYEB. This may be useful to some consumers looking for "out of the box" solutions for their layering projects. Also worth mentioning is trusted member DIY Natural Bedding offering millet hulls, another alternative. While I do not personally have experience using hemp vs. millet vs. sand, anyone who is looking at sand solutions may be interested in this as well.

Thanks,
Sensei

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19 Mar 2020 11:22 #16 by OYEB
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Thanks and hi Sensei,
DIY Natural Bedding makes amazing weighted blankets with their millet hull fillings, but I don't know if they would recommend them for laying one's body weight on top of. Millet hulls are more delicate (my personal favorite for pillows). If anyone needs a case made to hold their hemp sand mattress fillings, I highly recommend DIY Natural Bedding for the job!

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