>

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
The first place to start your research is the Mattress Shopping Tutorial
Select the Search Forum tab below to gain access to answers to many mattress related questions.
Select the Ask An Expert tab below to reach out to any of our Expert Members for guidance and advice.

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC:

Bedfast Nana needs new mattressThanks for your help. Due to chronic illness I became bedfast almost 24-hours per day, especially with pain, temperatu 06 Oct 2016 20:54 #1

Great website! Thanks for your help in advance.

Chronic fatigue, joint & nerve pain, insomnia, etc. have me bedfast almost 24-hours/day. I'm a side sleeper, 180-230 lbs, heat-prone, and sensitive to chemicals. My Dreamata 3-layer 10" mattress only lasted about four years before 3+" body impressions & a midline pyramid developed. Hope that was bad luck,

Which is more durable and resistant to sagging troughs, the coil hybrid with latex comfort layer or the all-latex mattress?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Bedfast Nana needs new mattressThanks for your help. Due to chronic illness I became bedfast almost 24-hours per day, especially with pain, temperatu 06 Oct 2016 21:46 #2

Hi Patrific,

Which is more durable and resistant to sagging troughs, the coil hybrid with latex comfort layer or the all-latex mattress?


There is more about some of the differences between a latex support core and an innerspring support core in post #28 here and the posts it links to but the choice between them would really be a preference and/or a budget choice rather than a "better/worse" choice because innerspring and latex support cores are both very durable components.

"In theory" most latex support cores would probably tend to be more durable than most innerspring support cores but in practice the difference is much less meaningful because the the deeper support layers or components in a mattress aren't generally the weakest link in a mattress and the upper layers of a mattress are generally the weakest link in terms of the durability and useful life of a mattress.

If they both have similar comfort layers and they are both well inside the range that would be suitable for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP and neither one is "on the edge" of being too soft for you (see post #2 here ) then in practical terms they would be closely comparable in terms of durability and neither one would have any weak links that would be a reason for concern.

Chronic fatigue, joint & nerve pain, insomnia, etc. have me bedfast almost 24-hours/day. I'm a side sleeper, 180-230 lbs, heat-prone, and sensitive to chemicals. My Dreamata 3-layer 10" mattress only lasted about four years before 3+" body impressions & a midline pyramid developed. Hope that was bad luck,


While even latex can be defective on occasion ... it's more likely that a 3" impression in a latex mattress with a hump in the middle would be the result of the support system you are using under the mattress.

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 not sure what you've read since you found the site but just in case you haven't read it yet ... 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", firmness, 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 he will sleep), durability (how long he 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 (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

If you are considering local options that you can test in person before a purchase (which I realize may be difficult in your situation) then if you let me know your city or zip code I'd be happy to let you know about the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area.

If you are interested in online options and are mostly focused on latex or latex hybrid mattresses then the mattress shopping tutorial includes a link to a list of the members here that sell mattresses online (in the optional online step) and many of them sell latex and latex hybrid mattresses that use different types and blends of latex that have a wide range of different designs, options, features, return and exchange policies, and prices that would be well worth considering.

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.

A good online retailer or manufacturer will generally suggest a mattress that they honestly believe has the best chance of success based on the information you provide them when you talk to them on the phone because this is in both your own and their best interests but again at the end of the day the only way to know for certain whether any specific mattress is a good match for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP will be based on your own careful testing and/or your own personal experience so if you can't test a specific mattress in person then the options you have available after a purchase to either exchange the mattress or individual layers or components or return the mattress for a refund (and any costs involved) would generally become a more important part of your personal value equation just in case a mattress you purchase doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for.

Phoenix
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Administrator TMU. Reason: Updating link to https: status
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: NikkiTMU
TheMattressUndergounf
TMU
TheMattressUndergounf