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Avocado Green vs Sleep on Latex - Pure Green Mattress 29 Mar 2018 10:21 #1

I need some help deciding between 2 mattresses , the Avocado Green and the Sleep on Latex medium.
First some info about us. I am a 5'0'', 115 lb stomach sleeper and my husband is 6'3'', 230 lb side sleeper and occasional back sleeper.
We were almost sure that we want the SOL, when the consumer reports published their reviews and now I am conflicted. My husband doesn't like being warm at night and SOL tends to run warm from what CR said. Also is not as good as the Avocado Green for large side sleepers but is better at stabilization and is cheaper (we want a king, and if we choose the pillow top for Avocado Green that makes it about $800 more expensive than SOL) . And there is no data for either of them for stomach sleepers.

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Avocado Green vs Sleep on Latex - Pure Green Mattress 30 Mar 2018 20:16 #2

Hi marioana.

Welcome to our Mattress Forum! :)

I need some help deciding between 2 mattresses, the Avocado Green and the Sleep on Latex medium.


Even though the final decision is not always easy to make the good news is that you are looking at two mattresses with no lower quality materials or “weak links” in their design and usually if there are no clear winners between them it is usually a good indicator that you’ve done some very good research. Both your finalists have a 100-night sleep trial with free shipping and returns so you have options if something is not to your liking.

The Avocado Green Mattress uses 100% NR Dunlop Latex and a 3 zone pocketed innerspring and has been mentioned a few times previously here on the forum. Sleep on Latex is one of the Trusted Members of this site and you can also search our forum and read the many posts and comments about them.

First some info about us. I am a 5'0'', 115 lb stomach sleeper and my husband is 6'3'', 230 lb side sleeper and occasional back sleeper.


For your stomach sleeping position, you may wish to review the guidelines in this Sleep Positions Article [url] so that you avoid hyperextension in a swayback position that can cause back issues. Both the AG and the 9” Pure Green mattress medium version could be a good fit for your husband as he is a combo sleeper (spending time primarily on his side and occasionally his back) but because you are a prone sleeper you would need a surface that is firmer and less forgiving. As you noticed, the only possible “customization” for AG, would be adding the softer pillow top but with adding it you may lose the support that you need to keep your spine in proper alignment, on top of adding $500 to the cost. Because Pure Green is a component style system you have many options to get the right softness/firmness for your needs. Additionally with PG, if any fine-tuning is necessary you can also add a topper 1” to 3” depending on your need and preferences and for a better price point.
In terms of specs this is what you are looking at for each of the mattresses you are considering:

AG standard 11’ mattress uses:
2” of 75 kg/m3 / 20-25 ILD, medium Dunlop comfort layer
1” of 85 kg/m3 / 26-31, medium-firm Dunlop (under the innerspring unit).
8” 3 zone Leggett & Platt Quantum Edge Combi-Zone pocketed innerspring unit.
Ag pillow-top 13” version adds 2” of 65kg/m3 / 14-19 ILD, soft Dunlop latex.

Sleep on Latex’s 9” Pure Green mattress medium version uses
2" 20 ILD (of 4 lb/ft3) Dunlop top comfort layer
6" 30 ILD (of 4.9 lb/ft3) Dunlop support layer
And the 9” PG Firm Version
2" 30 ILD Dunlop top comfort layer
6" 44 ILD Dunlop support layer

My husband doesn't like being warm at night and SOL tends to run warm from what CR said. Also is not as good as the Avocado Green for large side sleepers but is better at stabilization and is cheaper (we want a king, and if we choose the pillow top for Avocado Green that makes it about $800 more expensive than SOL)


In very general terms ... the layers and components of a sleeping system that are closer to your skin will have a bigger effect on airflow and temperature regulation than layers and components that are further away from your skin and softer mattresses will tend to be more "insulating" and for some people can sleep warmer than firmer mattresses and how they compare would also depend slightly on the order of the layers and components

Both mattresses you are considering have wool in their covers and wool has excellent characteristics in being temperature neutral. PG has 1” of quilted wool in their cover and AG has a very thin layer of wool (something like 2 oz per square foot.) in their cover so you would feel more the temperature effects of the layer underneath. Wool has a structure that has a more porous inner core which can absorb large amounts of moisture without the moisture coming into contact with the skin. This moisture which is held inside the wool fiber itself can then evaporate in a more gradual process which helps to regulate temperature much better. Breathability (airflow) creates a drier microclimate and encourages evaporation as long as the material isn't saturated with moisture against the skin. Wool can be both insulating by trapping air and warming and allow evaporation which is the reason it does such a great job of regulating temperature in both directions. It can also hold moisture in the inner core before the moisture comes into contact with the body while other fibers become soaked right through the fiber.

Both mattresses you are considering have Latex as the uppermost layer (closest to your skin) Latex, in general, is also the most breathable and "temperature neutral" of all the different types of foam materials but the firmness of a mattress and how much you sink into it can also affect sleeping temperature as well. (Firmer this will prevent you from sinking in retaining as much heat.)

The pocket coil core is a little further away, but it is one of the most breathable types of cores.... followed by latex, but it would be unlikely that most people would have any temperature regulation issues on either of the mattresses you are considering.

Generally speaking the more airflow there is around the body ... the better the temperature regulation of the upper layers of the mattress (including your sheets and bedding).

I look forward to hearing about your eventual decision.

Phoenix
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Avocado Green vs Sleep on Latex - Pure Green Mattress 03 Apr 2018 20:29 #3

I will give my two cents, as I recently ordered a Sleep On Latex mattress online and have slept on it for about a week now.
The mattress I got is the 9-inch twin bed size, medium firmness. For some years, I had been sleeping on a cotton futon mat that was very firm. I was hesitent to buy anything but a firm mattress to replace it. However, the customer service representative at Sleep on Latex gave me the definite impression that most people who are not stomach sleepers would prefer the medium firmess mattress. I sometimes sleep on my back, sometimes on my side, so I decided to take the rep's suggestion. As you probably know, the Sleep on Latex 9-inch mattress has a 6-inch Dunlop latex support core layer topped by a softer 2-inch Dunlop latex comfort layer. According to the Sleep on Latex representative, the medium mattress measures a density of 80 overall, while the firm measures 91.25.
The mattress arrived at my home just two or three days after I ordered it. I appreciated not having to do any assembly or building of the mattress layers whatsoever. All I had to do was cut the plastic wrapping, and the mattress sprang into place. The first impression when I lay on the mattress was that it was softer than what I was used to; maybe I should have bought the firm one. But after the first night of sleep, and even more so now after a few more nights on it, I am sure the medium was the right choice. The mattress feels neutral, neither distinctly soft and cushy, nor distinctly solid or hard. It is just there. It is comfortable, and it conforms to, and supports, my back very well. What I have noticed is that I am sleeping through the night more on my back, and less on my side, than I used to on the futon. I am not waking up as much during the night. A hot-sleeping mattress, whenever I encounter one on my travels, bothers me. Fortunately, the Sleep On Latex mattress is not one of those. It also does not feel particularly cool. Again, the word I would use is neutral.
To sum up in a sentence, I am very happy with the mattress I got. I realize that you are choosing a mattress for two sleepers who sleep differently. That's a bigger challenge than I faced, so best of luck to you.

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Avocado Green vs Sleep on Latex - Pure Green Mattress 04 Apr 2018 20:54 #4

Hi sleeper007,

Thanks for the great feedback and for taking the time to share your experiences with Sleep On Latex, and your new mattress.

Most of all ... congratulations on your new mattress :)

You certainly made a good quality/value choice from one of the manufacturing Trusted Members of this site and like all the members here I think very highly of and consider them to be among the "best of the best" in the industry.

I'm looking forward to your feedback when you've had the chance to sleep on it for a while longer

Phoenix
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