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Latex topper should have fixed my problem - it didn't. What next?

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10 Dec 2019 08:51 #1 by bmackay
I'm running out of options here.

I have hip/deep muscle pain in my glutes around my hip. I try to sleep on my back but I always end up on that side and wake up in pain. I've tried pillow top pads, which are too flat, and memory foam, which didn't offer enough support. After asking here, I tried a 3-inch soft talalay latex topper that was meant for side sleepers with hip pain and pressure point problems.

But I've had zero relief from it. If anything, it feels oddly firm in that area and is making it feel numb. I feel like I've run out of options of ways to find relief from my too firm latex mattress. Any ideas? For reference, I'm 140 pounds.

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10 Dec 2019 12:10 #2 by Sensei
Hey bmackay,

Welcome to the the TMU Forum :).

I see that you have several posts regarding your Kiss mattress and support issues, and that you had some feedback from Latex Mattress Factory offering suggestions. To quote a bit from your original post, Topper for old Kiss mattress? , post #1,

I've had the older Kiss mattress for three to four years. I'm in need of a topper to make it softer and discovered Kiss has a new mattress now and no longer offers the optional topper.

I'm a side sleeper and have been finding the Kiss mattress too firm and I wake up a lot with sore hips. I've since tried two different-sized cotton pillow top pads (2 and 4 inches), but they didn't do a thing and flattened quickly (for reference, I'm a lighter person). I then tried a 3-inch memory foam topper, but it actually triggered old injuries while annoying my current ones - my guess is it was too thick or not the right thing to go with the Kiss mattress.

Do you have any recommendations?


I'm sure that @SleepEZ would like a chance to respond to your questions as well, I would also like to move your current post to the General Forum space for other consumers' point of view, if that is good with you…

Cheers,

Sensei

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10 Dec 2019 12:11 #3 by bmackay
Moving this to the General Forum would be great. Thank you!

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10 Dec 2019 13:12 #4 by Sensei
Done :) !
Thanks
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10 Dec 2019 14:10 #5 by Sleep EZ
Hi bmackay, how long have you tried the new topper? We normally recommend trying any new setup for at least 30 days before coming to any conclusions or making any changes, because there really is a chance that your body needs that time to adjust. I can't think of any reason why the topper may feel firm in that specific area unless you are particular wide at the hips and it's causing you to bottom out and your hips actually reach down to the firmer mattress that you're trying to move away from. Do you think that could be the case? Also, do you feel like things have gotten better or worse since adding the topper, or has there not been a noticeable difference?

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10 Dec 2019 14:15 #6 by bmackay
I actually do have wide hips!

The topper is certainly better with my back and it's better on my hips than just the mattress itself...it's still just too much uncomfortable pressure. But if it's my wide hips...anything I can do about that?

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10 Dec 2019 14:48 #7 by Sleep EZ
Well exchanging the 3" soft for a 3" medium would likely keep you from bottoming out, but at your weight it's likely that 3" of medium won't be ideal for pressure relief, even if it is keeping you from sinking down to the firm mattress. There would also be a chance that the medium firmness pushes your hips up a bit, disrupting the added spinal alignment you've achieved with the 3" soft topper. As such, I think adding a 1" or 2" soft Talalay layer to the topper you have now would be the best choice. Just a quick note, we don't sell 1" layers, and I wouldn't be able to say in advance which would be the better choice for you. Adding 2" of soft latex will leave you on 5" of soft Talalay and my inclination is that that would be too much. Before we go too far into extra layers though, how long ago did you purchase the KISS mattress? Do you have the model that allows you to flip the top layer of the mattress over to adjust the comfort / firmness level?

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14 Dec 2019 21:10 #8 by bmackay
The Kiss mattress is 3-4 years old. It’s not three flippable kind.

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