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12 Aug 2017 14:35 #1 by organizer

Thank you for this amazing site, and the amount of time you must spend working on it.
I am now on my 4th mattress in about 10 years and this is my second time consulting this site. The last time didn't go very well for me, so I have high hopes that this time I got it right! My new mantra is "latex, latex, latex", so I was pleased to see that The Nest Bedding is a member here and that they have showroom in my area. So I went there this morning, and after much conversation with their staff regarding my issues with my previous mattresses, and being able to try all their mattresses, I went with the Hybrid Latex (pocket coils, latex on top) over the Q3 full latex. ( Knowing that in 90 days I can turn the Hybrid in for the Q3 if I need to.) Something I didn't expect ended up really appealing to me, the zippered cover which means I can change out the latex, if it should ever need to be. Staff advises that the coils have almost never failed, and have a 20 year warranty, but the latex has needed replacing from time to time. I am very interested in how the quilted wool layer will effect my chronic hot sleep issues, which wake me up every couple of hours.
While I went for the latex pillows, I am still researching the mattress protector/cover they offer, as I am not convinced that something waterproof can also be breathable, as sleeping hot is huge issue for me. Likewise the Tencel sheets. I will have time to research waiting 3 weeks for the mattress.
Something you might like to know, while your site says there is a 5% discount at The Nest Bedding, the staff advises that it is only offered on the Alexander mattress. Fortunately, I had viewed a Youtube video by Sleepopolis and remembered they offered a discount. So from mentioning them I received $100 off, which pays for another pillow.
One other thing, I mention to you as I would hope you would have some influence, or know who to make suggestions to...why don't manufacturers put handles on all 4 sides of mattress. Those of us seniors who live alone must struggle, on our own, to rotate the mattress, or enlist a passing neighbor to help. (I am in a condo, it's not too hard to trick someone in the hallway to stopping in for a cookie, and oh by the way...could you help me turn my mattress.)
I will post my results after my mattress arrives in hopes that it may benefit others with their search for the perfect night's sleep. Thanks again, Phoenix.

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13 Aug 2017 09:57 - 13 Aug 2017 09:58 #2 by Phoenix

Hi organizer,

Thank you for this amazing site, and the amount of time you must spend working on it.


You’re welcome, and welcome back!

The Nest Bedding is a member here and that they have showroom in my area. So I went there this morning, and after much conversation with their staff regarding my issues with my previous mattresses, and being able to try all their mattresses, I went with the Hybrid Latex (pocket coils, latex on top) over the Q3 full latex. ( Knowing that in 90 days I can turn the Hybrid in for the Q3 if I need to.) Something I didn't expect ended up really appealing to me, the zippered cover which means I can change out the latex, if it should ever need to be.


Congratulations on your new mattress purchase! :cheer: I thinks the last time you left off you were sleeping on your iComfort mattress upside down with a 1” latex topper on that. I’m hoping this works out better for you. And many people do enjoy the ability to customize the upper layers of these component-style mattresses.

Staff advises that the coils have almost never failed, and have a 20 year warranty, but the latex has needed replacing from time to time.


Generally speaking, the spring unit is not the “weak link” within a mattress, but in this case the latex being used in the upper comfort layers is quite durable, so you shouldn’t have to be replacing layers very frequently.

I am very interested in how the quilted wool layer will effect my chronic hot sleep issues, which wake me up every couple of hours. I am still researching the mattress protector/cover they offer, as I am not convinced that something waterproof can also be breathable, as sleeping hot is huge issue for me. Likewise the Tencel sheets. I will have time to research waiting 3 weeks for the mattress.


Regarding temperature issues, you may wish to refer back to post #2 here in your previous thread from 2015, as I offered up some good information and links in that reply that you may find helpful again in your search, and also some comments regarding wool.

Mattress protectors using polyurethane films are breathable (unlike vinyl), but they certainly are not as breathable as a thin mattress pad that doesn’t use such a film. There’s a bit more information about mattress protectors in post #89 here , and in this post here . There’s also some information about sheets in post #7 here .

Something you might like to know, while your site says there is a 5% discount at The Nest Bedding, the staff advises that it is only offered on the Alexander mattress


I’ll check into this for you, and thank you for bringing this to my attention. This has not been the case in the past.

One other thing, I mention to you as I would hope you would have some influence, or know who to make suggestions to...why don't manufacturers put handles on all 4 sides of mattress.


I appreciate your opinion of my influence within the industry B) , but I’m afraid I don’t have much say in whether or not manufacturers place handles on their mattresses. When the new flame retardant guidelines came into effect in 2007, along with the industry changing over to one-sided mattresses, handles were for the large part eliminated. You are seeing handles making a “comeback” on many models (there have been handles and methods of joining them to the mattress to meet FR guidelines for years), but just as before they are to be used only for repositioning and not carrying a mattress. And there are some mattress designs, such as component-style mattresses, where due to the nature of the construction of the mattress where a handle doesn’t make sense as there is too much “give” in the border panel as it is loose fitting by necessity (having the ability to change layers). Additionally, handles do add an extra cost to the mattress, so the combination of all of these things add into a manufacturer’s decision of the inclusion (or not) of handles in their design.

Phoenix


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14 Aug 2017 11:16 - 14 Aug 2017 11:18 #3 by Phoenix

Hi organizer,

Something you might like to know, while your site says there is a 5% discount at The Nest Bedding, the staff advises that it is only offered on the Alexander mattress.


I contacted Joe Alexander, the owner of Nest Bedding, and he stated that you were unfortunately given the incorrect advice from his staff. I know that you were able to still receive another discount, but I apologize for that staff person's lack of knowledge about The Mattress Underground discount. While I know it's not the consumer's responsibility to inform salespeople of a company's policies, Joe stated that any store worker may contact him directly if they are confused about such discounts.

Thank you once again for bringing this to my (and Joe's) attention.

Phoenix


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14 Aug 2017 21:05 #4 by organizer

Thanks for the info...you are two mattresses behind, as I did not post any follow-ups to my IComfort debacle. My next two mattresses were Dunlop/Sherwood's (a Harbor that shortly got switched to an Ambience), which I kept for two years. Last week I decided I could stand it no more and this has lead to the Nest Latex Hybrid. As I said, I have high hopes that I've now got it right.

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15 Aug 2017 11:10 #5 by Phoenix

Hi organizer,

you are two mattresses behind, as I did not post any follow-ups to my IComfort debacle. My next two mattresses were Dunlop/Sherwood's (a Harbor that shortly got switched to an Ambience), which I kept for two years


Ahh, so I'm out of the loop, I see! :huh:

Last week I decided I could stand it no more and this has lead to the Nest Latex Hybrid. As I said, I have high hopes that I've now got it right.


I'm hoping as well.

Phoenix


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08 Sep 2017 09:20 #6 by organizer

Update on The Nest Hybrid Latex: 2 weeks in and so far, I am very happy. I got the medium firm, which turns out to be firmer than I had expected, so I added back my 1" of Talalay topper and have been sleeping well. It is definitely cooler than any of the other mattresses (foams and combinations of foams) I have had. The addition of the latex pillows was also a good choice. Because they are zippered, I could remove handfuls of the latex until I got the pillows the way I wanted them. Additionally, I have added silk pillow covers and a tencel/cottom blend sheet set. Very happy with all purchases. What has made this all possible is the recent significant drop in prices of the latex products.

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08 Sep 2017 14:39 #7 by Phoenix

Hi organizer,

Update on The Nest Hybrid Latex: 2 weeks in and so far, I am very happy. I got the medium firm, which turns out to be firmer than I had expected, so I added back my 1" of Talalay topper and have been sleeping well. It is definitely cooler than any of the other mattresses (foams and combinations of foams) I have had. The addition of the latex pillows was also a good choice. Because they are zippered, I could remove handfuls of the latex until I got the pillows the way I wanted them. Additionally, I have added silk pillow covers and a tencel/cottom blend sheet set. Very happy with all purchases.


Thanks for taking the time to provide an initial update. I’m glad that you are sleeping well so far on your new Nest latex mattress. I hope you’ll be able to provide future updates after you’ve slept upon your new mattress for a while longer.

What has made this all possible is the recent significant drop in prices of the latex products.


I'm just curious - are you referencing recent promotions from Nest Bedding? Latex itself went through a price increase this spring from the component suppliers.

Phoenix


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09 Sep 2017 06:18 #8 by organizer

When I initially priced latex mattresses approx 5 yrs ago, what was available, in the bay area, ran in the 4+K range, especially when they used the wool component as a price justifier. Both the latex hybrid and the 100% latex, through The Nest, are priced very close to each other. My full size hybrid was 1.5K. (As I already own a good quality foundation, that did not need to be part of this purchase.)

My recollection is that 5 yrs ago a 100% latex mattress was not the norm, and considered a luxury item. Foam was being pushed as the cheaper alternative with supposedly the same benefits as latex. I am assuming that part of the difference now, in not having to shop at a traditional mattress store, and the lower overhead of mattresses that are able to be flattened and rolled into a box and shipped directly to consumer, as opposed to being shipped and handled as a full mattress, and delivered by the mattress company, all play some roll in price difference.

The only "promotion" I was aware of, was the mentioning of certain mattress review sites, which generated a $100 discount (paid for one latex pillow). If they were running any other promotions, they were not posted or discussed by the store staff, even when I specifically asked.

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09 Sep 2017 10:39 #9 by Phoenix

Hi organizer,

Thanks for the clarification on your comments. I see by your reference that you’re going back a few years on your time frame. You are correct that the proliferation of online marketing and shipping methods for mattresses have brought about a wider range of items to the attention of the public. Even though latex has been around for decades, the greater online availability is allowing consumers the ability to find similar products from other areas of the country at different price ranges (often lower), even though the raw material cost of latex has risen over the past five years.

I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question!

Phoenix


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