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29 Jun 2020 13:40 #1 by Jacksonhp9
Side Sleeper was created by Jacksonhp9
Hello- I have been searching for a new mattress for quite awhile. I’ve tried latex- not really a fan. I am 170 pounds, 6 foot 1, with wide shoulders and narrow hips. Because of my wide shoulders I believe a zoned mattress would be most beneficial. I’ve ordered an Alexander Signature Hybrid (which doesn’t have zones, but I’m hoping will work) but would like to have a backup. Any recommendations?

Right now I’m sleeping on a DIY latex mattress and really do not like it- my shoulders get all out of wack. Any recommendations on how to sell the pieces of that as well would be helpful.

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29 Jun 2020 21:25 #2 by mdgail1
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Have you read this document. It should give you a bit more help in finding the right mattress for you.

www.themattressunderground.com/mattresse...erfect-mattress.html

Oh, and I have to ask. Have you considered a cotton mattress. Joybed makes one, or two in different comfort options. Or maybe an old time, wool mattress may be right up your alley? It really comes down to what is going to work for you.

joybeds.com for a cotton mattress

holylamborganics.com for a wool mattress. Although, you have many options if you want a wool mattress.

surroundewe.com also has a nice, organic, wool mattress if this is your choice.

and earthsake.com makes a hemp/wool mattress with boxsprings, or even a hemp vegan mattress.

Read the documents, check out the websites, and call around because this is a mattress you're going to be living with for the next ten to fifteen years.

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30 Jun 2020 13:34 #3 by April
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Take a look at the V-Zone from FloBeds. I'm thinking you might like a softer section so your shoulders can sink in, and this might work.
www.flobeds.com/

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03 Jul 2020 21:25 #4 by Phoenix
Replied by Phoenix on topic Side Sleeper
Hello Jacksonhp9!

Welcome to our Mattress Forum :)

Hello- I have been searching for a new mattress for quite awhile. I’ve tried latex- not really a fan. I am 170 pounds, 6 foot 1, with wide shoulders and narrow hips. Because of my wide shoulders I believe a zoned mattress would be most beneficial. I’ve ordered an Alexander Signature Hybrid (which doesn’t have zones, but I’m hoping will work) but would like to have a backup. Any recommendations?


Congratulations on purchasing the Alexander Signature Hybrid! :cheer:
I understand your concerns, most people with your body type have difficulties finding the right fit so I hope the Alexander works just fine for you and that you would not need to look into mattress zoning options.

Zoning systems of various types can sometimes be useful and worth considering for people that have more difficulty finding a mattress with the right "balance" between comfort/pressure relief (under the shoulders especially) and support/alignment (under the hips/pelvis especially) or who have more challenging circumstances or sensitivities, body types that are more difficult to "match" to a mattress, more complex medical issues, or who have a history of having more difficulty in finding a mattress that works well for them. You may want to first read this article about mattress zoning and in post #11 here and the additional posts it links to but once again the only way to know whether any specific mattress (zoned or otherwise) will be a good "match" for you in terms of PPP will be based on your own careful testing and/or your own personal experience.

With zoning, you’d need to take into account how your weight is distributed, the distance between the hip and shoulders and where within the mattress you need to position yourself to get the desired alignment and comfort.

I am sure you came across this article already but it is worth reading about innersprings and their differences here it in the context of zoning. Good suggestion from April to look at FloBes options and advice. They are also TMU expert on mattress zoning issues.

Right now I’m sleeping on a DIY latex mattress and really do not like it- my shoulders get all out of wack. Any recommendations on how to sell the pieces of that as well would be helpful.


I would hold off for a while with selling your DIY components until you determine that your new mattress is a fit just in case things do not turn as well as you hoped for with Alexander Hybrid and you would need to camp on for a little longer on your DIY. Selling a mattress or components on the forum normally requires prior permission (see the forum rules here ) but since you meet all the other criteria I've decided to allow it "after the fact" in this case. Usually, interested subscribers would see your post and send you a PM, so you may want to watch your inbox as PM's do not send notifications.

It may also be worth listing it on Craigslist as well since there are many people that look for used mattresses/components as well

Phoenix

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