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21 May 2020 13:35 #1 by Seneca55
Hello,

My wife and I had been on a 24 year old plush Serta Perfect Sleeper (flippable, inner spring, polyfoam). Can't believe it lasted so long. For some reason it worked for us (my theory below) but we are having trouble finding a replacement. We don't like memory foam and tried a hybrid with a supposed "innerspring feel" (Brooklyn Signature) that is being donated for refund after full trial. Too soft for my wife and difficult to reposition. Too firm for me causing hip pain. We don't want any memory foam in any component.

Here is what we are realizing we like:
want to be "on" not "in" mattress
want good responsiveness and ability to reposition easily
want good edge support
want to sleep cool (most of the year is hot and humid in eastern NC)
want good bounce
want good motion isolation (know this is less likely with innerspring but want to minimize)

Here is our info:
I am 6' around 180lbs; wife is 5'4" and around 180-190lbs.
My wife is a stomach sleeper (she doesn't mind soft as long as she doesn't have to lift up to reposition).
I am a side sleeper (need pressure relief for hips and shoulders).

Thank God I found this site. After doing the tutorials and my own research/mattress trials, I am narrowing on two types: 1) a flippable polyfoam innerspring like we had, or 2) a 100% natural latex without fillers or GOLS in either three layers of all foam (preferably a customizable do it yourself with zipper cover) or a flippable with latex over an innerspring (Idle has one like this) but no polyfoam at all to get full benefit of longer latex durability.

Given our normal sleeping positions we are at opposite needs so I am looking into split options on the latex foam layer customizables as well. My theory as to why the old mattress worked is because it was only about 11" thick so it likely didn't have too much padding for my wife's hips to sink too far. Also, since it wasn't pocket coils (I would guess a Bonnell system) perhaps that too supported my wifes hips. For me, I think the 2" or so of polyfoam probably drew pressure relief from the coils which I suspect were softer on initial compression then firmer on deeper compression.

Anyway, I am working through the TMU manufacturer and retail lists to find some options. I am also looking into local and regional manufacturers near the eastern NC region (found lot of old posts in the forum and posted a message for an updated list).

So what are suggestions on what might work best for my wife and I as an odd couple? Am I on the right track? I am planning on doing the 5 step process afresh at stores in Raleigh (OMF, Sleep Essential, Organic Bedroom) where we can find the options we are considering.

Also, any updated thoughts on the following companies: Idle Sleep, Sleepworthy/Therapedic, Sleep Essential, Original Mattress Factory, Southern Mattress? I know manufacturers can change so I don't want to rely only on posts from several years ago.

Thanks.

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22 May 2020 13:20 #2 by Sensei
Hey Seneca55,

Thanks for the question and for yesterday's post #2 local/regional manufacturers near Greenville, NC (27858) , hope you found the linked articles useful :) .

My wife and I had been on a 24 year old plush Serta Perfect Sleeper (flippable, inner spring, polyfoam)
Here is what we are realizing we like:
want to be "on" not "in" mattress
want good responsiveness and ability to reposition easily
want good edge support
want to sleep cool (most of the year is hot and humid in eastern NC)
want good bounce
want good motion isolation (know this is less likely with innerspring but want to minimize)

Here is our info:
I am 6' around 180lbs; wife is 5'4" and around 180-190lbs.
My wife is a stomach sleeper (she doesn't mind soft as long as she doesn't have to lift up to reposition).
I am a side sleeper (need pressure relief for hips and shoulders).

Thank God I found this site. After doing the tutorials and my own research/mattress trials, I am narrowing on two types: 1) a flippable polyfoam innerspring like we had, or 2) a 100% natural latex without fillers or GOLS in either three layers of all foam (preferably a customizable do it yourself with zipper cover) or a flippable with latex over an innerspring (Idle has one like this) but no polyfoam at all to get full benefit of longer latex durability.


Congrats on your new mattress shopping journey! You have done an excellent, thorough job of defining both of your preferences and narrowing focus of choices; good work, Seneca55. Having several options defined clearly will provide manufacturers greater insights for component recommendations.

So what are suggestions on what might work best for my wife and I as an odd couple? Am I on the right track? I am planning on doing the 5 step process afresh at stores in Raleigh (OMF, Sleep Essential, Organic Bedroom) where we can find the options we are considering.


For store visits/ product testing, you may want to start with Original Mattress Factory; they are innerspring specialists and that seems to be your number one comfort preference. Also in yesterday's post was our listing of trusted member manufacturer/ retailers ; they are available to answer questions you may have as well as recommend mattresses that may be suitable as well. Let us know how things go and good luck :) .

Thanks,
Sensei

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