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Best hybrid latex? 16 Nov 2020 10:47 #1

I purchased a full latex mattress as first to replace my aging Beautyrest after suffering with a lot of back and joint pain. The latex mattress did provide a lot of relief for my back pain but ultimately I didn't find the bed to be very comfortable and didn't enjoy sleeping in it. I also didn't like how much the latex dips when you are sitting on or moving around. I'm thinking of trying a latex hybrid in hopes it will provide me with the comfort/support I'm used to with a coil mattress but the pain relief I got with the latex.

The Awara looks like the best bang for the buck, but have read many mixed reviews about it. I've also looked at the Idle, EcoSleep, EcoCloud, Bloom, and Luma. The options are overwhelming but based on specs and price alone the Luma seems like the next best option. I haven't read any bad reviews about it, but I also can't find many reviews about it at all, there are none on YouTube, while there are a ton on every other mattress. EcoCloud is the best price and also offers 4" of latex, but only 6" coils.

Does anyone have a Luma or EcoCloud Latex Hybrid that can share their experience? Or does anyone have any recommendations for the best latex hybrid?

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Best hybrid latex? 16 Nov 2020 13:44 #2

Hi. I'm new to the forum. But, in reading your message, I had questions others will probably ask. For instance, the mattress you have, what are the ILD's or densities of the foam and inches of that bed. If I were you, I'd look into finding out what is in your bed that can be salvageable and use whatever you can to build a new one. You can get a formed cover to put new latex or whatever works for you from your other one. The Covers at mattresses.net are the same price for various heights. They sell pocket coils-2 types. I'd see if if any of the latex from your bed can be layered on top of a new coil adding perhaps another layer to help your back. Back pain from too hard of a mattress may be remedied with a soft natural talalay. If your back pain is from nerves pinching or disc problems, then you'd have to get more expert advise on that. I'm just someone who has been trying to figure out my own diy situation. I'm going to buy the coil and one latex layer to start with and add as I go. Hope this helps. Oh, people are also going to ask not only the type of back pain, they will ask lower, upper, joint pain or nerve/disc, your weight and height, and sleeping preference-soft or firm. Blessings

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Best hybrid latex? 16 Nov 2020 15:17 #3

I already returned the Latex mattress and am back to my old one. I don't want to salvage it, as it is 8 years old, and I don't want to build my own since all of these seem to offer what I'm looking for, it's just a matter of figuring out which will work best. I have lower back and hip pain. It is worst when I wake up, I feel this may be because of the sag on my existing mattress and the plush top, but it did improve with the full latex mattress so I want to go back to a latex but try a hybrid this time. I'm 6-3, 210lbs.

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Best hybrid latex? 18 Nov 2020 08:55 #4

Hey elektrobank,

Welcome to the Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for your question.

I purchased a full latex mattress as first to replace my aging Beautyrest after suffering with a lot of back and joint pain. The latex mattress did provide a lot of relief for my back pain but ultimately I didn't find the bed to be very comfortable and didn't enjoy sleeping in it.

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I already returned the Latex mattress and am back to my old one. I don't want to salvage it, as it is 8 years old, and I don't want to build my own since all of these seem to offer what I'm looking for, it's just a matter of figuring out which will work best. I have lower back and hip pain. It is worst when I wake up, I feel this may be because of the sag on my existing mattress and the plush top, but it did improve with the full latex mattress so I want to go back to a latex but try a hybrid this time. I'm 6-3, 210lbs.


I've taken a bit of liberty with your post and included your update to reflect the returned status of your new full latex mattress before commenting and hope this won't cause confusion for others following your research, elektrobank. Good to hear that the latex mattress provided relief for your back pain, but it is disappointing that the mattress couldn't serve your overall preferences. Can you offer some details about the latex mattress in terms of its construction of what type latex/ what firmness and which brand/ model full latex mattress you had? Also, what type foundation did you use?

I also didn't like how much the latex dips when you are sitting on or moving around. I'm thinking of trying a latex hybrid in hopes it will provide me with the comfort/support I'm used to with a coil mattress but the pain relief I got with the latex.


A latex hybrid could be a better choice for you in terms of your preferences, it sounds as though you miss the edge support "feel" that the more traditional Beautyrest innerspring had. Indeed, latex is highly regarded for both its superior pressure relieving qualities as well for its high durability properties . With its pocket coil support core and latex comfort/transition layers, a latex hybrid mattress offers most of the benefits and durability of sleeping on latex with the more familiar feel of an innerspring mattress.

The Awara looks like the best bang for the buck, but have read many mixed reviews about it. I've also looked at the Idle, EcoSleep, EcoCloud, Bloom, and Luma.


What size mattress are you considering and what is your budget? It would be helpful to have more details regarding the construction of your previous latex mattress before offering further comments on these brands.

The options are overwhelming but based on specs and price alone the Luma seems like the next best option. I haven't read any bad reviews about it, but I also can't find many reviews about it at all, there are none on YouTube, while there are a ton on every other mattress.


Thanks for considering Luma Sleep , one of the TMU Expert Trusted Members . While the name is a younger brand, the owners have many years of mattress manufacturing experience, expertise in product design, (especially in the latex category), as well as a deep understanding of consumer preferences in product construction. You can ask questions regarding their products at Luma Sleep's "Ask an Expert" forum . BTW, here is a YouTube featuring a product cutaway .

EcoCloud is the best price and also offers 4" of latex, but only 6" coils.


From Winkbed's site, the EcoCloud features a 4" zoned Talalay comfort layer over a 5-zoned pocket coil support layer and is available in one firmness: medium. The use of a 6" support coil vs an 8" coil is a product design consideration in terms of resulting comfort/ support of each materials' interaction with the other and not necessarily a durability concern.

For TMU consumers' experiences with any of these mattresses, you may consider a site search using the mattress name of interest in quotes, there is plenty of chatter about all of these brands that you may find useful ;) . Looking forward to your reply, electrobank.

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Best hybrid latex? 18 Nov 2020 17:45 #5

I had a SleepEZ with a medium top layer and firm base layer on a slat foundation. I've tried out a few hybrids in person and they seemed to be the feel I want. I'm looking for a king size under $2k. I'd like one with a long trial period. Even though I know if I'd like it in the first 30 days, I have read stories about people who liked their mattress at first then in close to a year it started to become uncomfortable to them.
With so many options I'm having trouble deciding which to go with. Awara seems to be the best price for the specs, but I've read mixed things about the mattress and company, not sure what is true? Idle looks like a good option too and is flippable. EcoSleep has zones, and Luma has the option to get zones, which may be important to me, but both have 100 day trial, vs a year or more with the others.
Thanks

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Best hybrid latex? 22 Nov 2020 14:02 #6

Hey elektrobank,

Thanks for your reply.

I had a SleepEZ with a medium top layer and firm base layer on a slat foundation. I've tried out a few hybrids in person and they seemed to be the feel I want. I'm looking for a king size under $2k. I'd like one with a long trial period. Even though I know if I'd like it in the first 30 days, I have read stories about people who liked their mattress at first then in close to a year it started to become uncomfortable to them.


Yes, having a longer sleep trial period is invaluable when anticipating the possibility of a future comfort exchange or perhaps a return. A 100 night sleep trial has become industry standard for mattresses, with varying timelines for other component exchanges/ returns. Even more beneficial, however, is finding a manufacturer who you could work directly with in terms of evaluating what mattress components have worked for you previously, which ones haven't and how your personal preferences would be best served with whatever new materials/ construction you are considering, thereby hopefully avoiding a future return in the process. You may find Phoenix's article "Finding a Great Mattress Outlet" helpful for constructing a meaningful dialog when contacting manufacturers with questions.

With so many options I'm having trouble deciding which to go with. Awara seems to be the best price for the specs, but I've read mixed things about the mattress and company, not sure what is true? Idle looks like a good option too and is flippable. EcoSleep has zones, and Luma has the option to get zones, which may be important to me, but both have 100 day trial, vs a year or more with the others.


You are doing a good job with your research thus far, elektrobank. Agreed, while the ability to return a mattress or exchange components within a reasonable time is important, the goal here is to determine what materials/ layering arrangements and components will provide the most comfortable sleep for you. You have made a good start by identifying a hybrid option as your preferred choice and you have narrowed candidates down to four possibilities. If you have specific questions for these manufacturers, contact each one with those questions, review all of the "fine print" exchange/ return policies and go from there. Try not to place too heavy a value on product review sites but give more emphasis to how your personal experience was. And please, share your research with other consumer subscribers by keeping us updated when you can… ;) .

Thanks,
Sensei
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