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Brooklyn Bedding - thoughts? 01 May 2016 20:57 #1

I am looking to purchase a mattress from the above on-line retailer and have never bought a mattress without trying it first. I'm a little nervous. I'm a woman, 5'6" 135 and a side sleeper. Medium or soft? Also do BB mattresses run hot?

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Brooklyn mattress - thoughts? 01 May 2016 21:18 #2

Hi Badback1969,

I am looking to purchase a mattress from the above on-line retailer and have never bought a mattress without trying it first. I'm a little nervous. I'm 5'6" 135 and a side sleeper. Medium or soft?


As you probably know ... Brooklyn Bedding is one of the members of this site which means that I think highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency.

While I can certainly help with "how" to choose ... It's not possible to make specific suggestions or recommendations for either a mattress, manufacturers/retailers, or combinations of materials or components 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 or which type of mattress would be the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, or PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) or how a mattress will "feel" to you or compare to another mattress based on specs (either yours or a mattress), sleeping positions, health conditions, or "theory at a distance" that can possibly be more reliable 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 ).

I'm assuming that you've read the mattress shopping tutorial (which is the first place to start your research) but two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read (just in case you haven't read them yet) 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.

When you can't test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed phone conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart and who can help "talk you through" the specifics of their mattresses and the properties and "feel" of the materials they are using (fast or slow response, resilience, firmness etc) 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 on and liked or other mattresses you are considering that they are familiar with, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about "matching" their specific mattress designs and firmness levels to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences (or to other mattresses that they are familiar with) than anyone else.

They also have a great trial period and return policy so you can test the mattress in your bedroom instead of a showroom with little risk although of course you won't be able to compare it in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP with any other mattresses that you may also be considering.

In terms of durability ... the BB BestMattressEver uses high quality materials (a blended Talalay latex comfort layer, a synthetic Dunlop latex middle layer, and 2 lb polyfoam base layer) and there are no lower quality materials or weak links that would compromise the durability of the mattress relative to any weight range.

Also do Brooklyn mattresses run hot?


It's also not possible to quantify the sleeping temperature of a mattress for any particular person with any real accuracy because there are so many variables involved including the type of mattress protector and the sheets and bedding that you use (which in many cases can have just as significant an effect on sleeping temperature as the type of foam in a mattress) and on where you are in the "oven to iceberg" range and because there is no standardized testing for temperature regulation with different combinations of materials ... there is more about the many variables that can affect the sleeping temperature of a mattress or sleeping system in post #2 here that can help you choose the types of materials and components that are most likely to keep you in a comfortable temperature range.

Having said that ... latex in general is the most breathable and the most temperature neutral of all the foam materials so while there can always be exceptions ... most people certainly wouldn't have any issue with sleeping temperature on a mattress that has latex comfort layers.

Phoenix
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