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Building new DIY mattress - How does this setup look? 01 Jun 2021 14:39 #1

Hi everyone,

5'10" 200lbs male - Looking for ultra plush / body contouring. I want it to be a like a marshmallow. I do not toss and turn at night, I want to sleep in the bed, not on it. Currently using an old mattress with a 4" memory foam topper, it's probably less than 2lbs density - The cheapo blue swirl Amazon stuff.

After returning a Purple 3 I just couldn't find a bed I liked in the store other than Tempurpedic but none were ultra contouring.

2" 2.5LB Gel Topper (I want ultra plush/contouring) 2.5-LB. GEL SWIRL MEMORY FOAM TOPPER
2" 4lb Gel Memory Foam Topper: 4LB Topper
2 1/2" HD36-HQ 2.8lb Egg Crate topper: HD36-HQ Eggcrate Topper
6" HD36-HQ 2.8lb Foam base: HD36-HQ Foam
Bottom

No cover as of yet, I have a very stretchy sheet that I was hoping would be good enough. However I'd probably go with something like this: Topper Cover

I am noticing that there are many retailers of various foams and there are many options to choose from. Am I making a quality choice here? Please let me know any suggestions.

PS. I do not care for hybrid beds, and am concerned that latex may make the bed too bouncy.

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Last edit: by KiryuKun0.

Building new DIY mattress - How does this setup look? 05 Jun 2021 10:32 #2

Hey KiryuKun0,

Welcome to The Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for your question

5'10" 200lbs male - Looking for ultra plush / body contouring. I want it to be a like a marshmallow. I do not toss and turn at night, I want to sleep in the bed, not on it. Currently using an old mattress with a 4" memory foam topper, it's probably less than 2lbs density - The cheapo blue swirl Amazon stuff.


Congrats on your new mattress shopping adventure:) ! You are off to a good start as it seems your preference is for memory foam . It definitely checks off the boxes of body contouring, motion isolation, and of "sleeping in" the bed feel. Good job on detailing your personal preferences !

After returning a Purple 3 I just couldn't find a bed I liked in the store other than Tempurpedic but none were ultra contouring.


Good work on making store visits and testing mattresses :) . Sorry to learn that your Purple 3 didn't work out for you, KiryuKun0, nor the Termpurpedic. There are plenty of models out there that could be a better fit, so keep a running list of which tested ones do work and those that do not to help you continue to narrow down choices.

2" 2.5LB Gel Topper (I want ultra plush/contouring) 2.5-LB. GEL SWIRL MEMORY FOAM TOPPER
2" 4lb Gel Memory Foam Topper: 4LB Topper
2 1/2" HD36-HQ 2.8lb Egg Crate topper: HD36-HQ Eggcrate Topper
6" HD36-HQ 2.8lb Foam base: HD36-HQ Foam
Bottom

No cover as of yet, I have a very stretchy sheet that I was hoping would be good enough. However I'd probably go with something like this: Topper Cover


What is your preferred sleeping position(s)? In addition to BMI/ body profile type, sleep position(s) plays an important role in determining which materials and constructions are better suited for optimal comfort and support in a mattress. For example, if you are primarily a side sleeper, a 3" top layer may be more suitable for achieving the "marshmallow"/ body contouring feel you prefer. A topper encasement is needed to keep the layers from shifting, and your choice from trusted member SleepOnLatex is an excellent one.

I am noticing that there are many retailers of various foams and there are many options to choose from. Am I making a quality choice here? Please let me know any suggestions.


There are many foam mattresses in a wide variety of combinations available on the market. You may consider one of our fine trusted members for a consultation and possible purchase. These TMU manufacturers/ retailers specialize in memory foam/ foam mattresses and would be happy to help with your questions:


PS. I do not care for hybrid beds, and am concerned that latex may make the bed too bouncy.


Indeed; some do find that the combination of latex and pocket coils to be a little "livelier" than they prefer, especially if as in your case, they enjoy "sleeping in" the mattress and motion isolation. Do you have any updates on your mattress testing?

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Sensei
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