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01 Jul 2019 11:44 - 01 Jul 2019 11:45 #1 by minah
Are there any memory foam mattresses that meet the 4 PCF memory foam density and 1.8 PCF memory foam density for below $900?

It seems it's really difficult to find in 2019.

I have reached out to many companies on the list and the only ones that still seem to meet the requirements are Zotto and Silk & Snow. I am interested in Zotto but it is at the max end of my budget and apparently tends to sleep softer. I am hoping for a firmer memory foam.

I was really hopeful on Performasleep but even they have bumped down to 3 PCF memory foam in the 2nd layer. Same with Novosbed that no longer offers their 5 PCF memory foam.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? Why are mattresses moving towards a lower density and hiding their specs?
Last edit: 01 Jul 2019 11:45 by minah.

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06 Jul 2019 12:53 #2 by Sensei
Hi minah,

Welcome to the Mattress Underground Forum :).

I am sorry you are having difficulty finding the right combination of 1.8lb and 4.0lb memory foam. I assume you are looking for a queen size mattress? These companies are moving to lower density products mainly for cost reasons, they hope to de-spec the mattress and still keep it at a similar price, they also want to not communicate these changes as they know consumers will call them on it in forums like these.

A $900 queen with very good durability is actually a difficult product to find, as normal poly foam costs have risen in the past 3-4 years.

Here is a thread with information about Zotto Sleep . I also think you should look at our trusted members as they have more transparency with these companies.

I know that that Ghostbed , as you can see on the Ghostbed TMU page has 2.0lb foam for the base and they use 4lb memory foam as a comfort layer in two of their three mattresses.

Thank you and let us know if you have more questions.

Sensei

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11 Jul 2019 21:33 #3 by minah
Hi Sensei! Yes, sorry I forgot to mention it's a Queen size.

Thank you for helping me out. It's a shame that prices have risen and transparency has gone down the drain.

I was very interested in Ghostbed, but I ended up not liking how bouncy latex feels when I tried a few latex beds (which I saw Ghostbed seemed to have a more bouncier feel due to the top latex layer).

I actually prefer a slightly firmer memory foam but Zotto reviews said it was more on the medium side and got softer with use, so I didn't end up getting it despite it having the best value.

I ended up going with Muse mattress because I was tired of emailing companies for their specifications and Muse was transparent on their website about the materials. They also had a firm option which seemed to have the most durable densities.

I hope it works out well! I'll update if it doesn't so other people are aware.

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