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What is the best latex mattress for me? Dilworth or Sleeping Organic?

23 Mar 2019 05:57 #11 by johnep
My new Arizona Premium latex mattress arrived piecemeal over several days last week. I purchased DIY 3 3” layers, all natural: soft Talalay, medium Talalay and firm Dunlop with a zippered cover. When the mattress cover arrived, I put the layers in the mattress and it was a very tight fit. The mattress was much firmer than I expected as I had tested similar configurations in local stores. After sleeping on it for a couple of nights, I raised my concern to Ken at AZP. He said that was normal and that I should give it a couple of weeks for the cover to stretch and the latex to soften. That has been happening and a week later it seems more comfortable although I would like it to soften more. I would judge my sleeping as normal, no better but no worse than before. I do have some mild lower back pain but I have had that for many years, so I do not believe the new mattress is a factor in that. However, I do believe this is a good product and I am glad that I chose a latex mattress, especially a 3 layer one where I can switch layers if necessary. The DIY approach saves some money and gave me the flexibility to choose what layers I wanted. The only caveat is there is a no return policy for DIY, but that was not a major concern because I was pretty confident this would work.

Thanks for your help and advice in researching and buying the mattress. TMU is a great website for mattresses. You simplify the credible and objective information needed to buy mattresses whereas most mattress websites are nothing more than shills for mattress companies.

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24 Mar 2019 10:09 - 24 Mar 2019 10:34 #12 by Phoenix
Hi johnep,

It is so nice to read your update on your well-researched DIY and the decisions you made. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation about TMU and for our work. It is truly a two-way road and even though we are striving to "simplify the credible and objective information needed to buy mattresses"(I like this :) ) this serves only as a launch pad because ultimately it is the consumer who needs to take responsibility and integrate any information or knowledge we pass on to apply it to their own need, preferences, and circumstances.

I am glad that you adjusted to your new mattress and the mattress to you and that you are getting a good night sleep. As you are well aware, Arizona Premium is a Trusted member of this site which means that I think very highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service they offer to consumers, knowledge, and transparency. Thank you for choosing from our trusted members.

I look forward to any updates you might have once you have the chance to sleep on it for a while longer.


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27 May 2019 18:24 #13 by Mikep
Hi Johnep!
Thanks for posting about your decision(s) regarding your bed.
How was your experience with Rest Right Mattress (delivery, setup, timing, condition of the bedframe, etc)?
How has the Odessa model been?
We're seriously considering both the Odessa and the great prices on RRM, so were hoping for a first hand perspective.

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28 May 2019 03:56 #14 by johnep
We have been very pleased with the Odessa model. It is very well constructed, looks good and is very smooth in operation. The only glitch was one of the headboard brackets was bent. I called Glideaway and sent pictures. The sent a replacement part promptly. I did call their support center once and they were very helpful. It was obvious they knew their product.

RRM is a good company. Jesse knows his product and was very responsive to questions. I had low expectations for the white glove service we paid for but the guys who set it up were excellent. I had the instructions from online (plus with the shipment) but they hardly needed them. The elevation kit does complicate the setup slightly but they did not have any problems with it and it works great. They had it fully operational in less than an hour.

RRM saved me $700+ over the best price in NC or other online retailers. I highly recommend RRM and the Odessa. The price was great and they were very responsive to me whenever I needed his assistance.

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29 May 2019 16:13 #15 by Phoenix
Hi Mikep,

Thanks for the post. And @johnep, thank you for responding with your experience. I am glad your Odessa Glideaway adjustable (incline) version is still working out, I had a good feeling it would because of your solid research on the latex mattress and the Odessa adjustable from RRM. It's always tremendously helpful for all TMU consumers, to have hear first-hand experiences from other members.

Good luck Mikep, and please let us know what you decide and if you have any other questions.


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