>

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
The first place to start your research is the Mattress Shopping Tutorial
Select the Search Forum tab below to gain access to answers to many mattress related questions.
Select the Ask An Expert tab below to reach out to any of our Expert Members for guidance and advice.

Welcome to The Mattress Underground FORUM! :cheer:
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC:

Pre-purchase Sanity Check 02 Aug 2021 11:16 #1

Hey all,

New member. Just spent the past few days consuming all your info before registering.

I live in Toronto. This will be my first time purchasing a "proper" mattress, and I'm a Buy It For Life type of person, so I'm committing to a nice Dunlop latex.

I'm a bit of a mover with a tendency towards side sleeping. Been living on my firm Ikea mattress the past couple years and my body is a collection of churning stones now, particularly in neck and back.

I'm 6 foot, male, and average around 200lbs (+/- 20lbs). Wide shoulders, fairly wide hips and big old ass.

From my readings, I'm pretty sure I just need the MFC Presto , no?

Firm support with a customisable gradient. I think the 10" would suit me better than the 8". I could reasonably go for the 10" Unison, but I think the price difference is negligible for the lack of customisation and better pillows :-)

What I should have done on my current mattress is pop on a 3" latex/wool cover, I think. I haven't tested such a thing, but my gut is telling me I want a soft top the sink into but a fairly firm middle to stop my spine from collapsing or my shoulders/pelvis from sinking down too deep.

What rookie mistake have I made in this? What haven't I considered?

Edit; oh, I also tend to sleep with a 20lb weighted blanket over a light goose down duvet, so my actually bed-weight may vary by an additional 20lbs!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Quin.

Pre-purchase Sanity Check 07 Aug 2021 14:15 #2

Hey Quin,

Welcome to TMU's forum :) ! Thanks for your question, and my apologies for the delayed response.

I live in Toronto. This will be my first time purchasing a "proper" mattress, and I'm a Buy It For Life type of person, so I'm committing to a nice Dunlop latex.


Congrats on your new mattress shopping adventure :) ! As you say that this will be your "first proper mattress" purchase, what size are you planning to buy and what is your budget?

I'm a bit of a mover with a tendency towards side sleeping. Been living on my firm Ikea mattress the past couple years and my body is a collection of churning stones now, particularly in neck and back.

I'm 6 foot, male, and average around 200lbs (+/- 20lbs). Wide shoulders, fairly wide hips and big old ass.


Thanks for including your sleep history and personal stats, Quin. With your somewhat higher BMI and active sleep style, it could be that your firm Ikea mattress has seen better days at this point, especially if your body is developing pressure point pain on the mattress. You are right; it is time to move on, so to speak, to better sleep ;) .

From my readings, I'm pretty sure I just need the MFC Presto , no?

Firm support with a customisable gradient. I think the 10" would suit me better than the 8". I could reasonably go for the 10" Unison, but I think the price difference is negligible for the lack of customisation and better pillows


Thanks for considering a possible purchase from expert trusted member MFC :) ! The Presto Customizable Organic Latex Mattress does seem a good fit for your needs, and the rearrangeable/ replaceable layers would help you not only adjust comfort, but also come closer to a "Buy it for Life" mattress. As far as the choice between 8" and 10" thickness, that is more of a personal preference. A 10" mattress would provide a bit more comfort material and perhaps a little longer use, given your somewhat higher BMI.

What I should have done on my current mattress is pop on a 3" latex/wool cover, I think. I haven't tested such a thing, but my gut is telling me I want a soft top the sink into but a fairly firm middle to stop my spine from collapsing or my shoulders/pelvis from sinking down too deep.


Are you referring to a 3" latex/ wool topper? If your current Ikea mattress is having support issues, adding a topper would not improve the mattress's support, but rather add more comfort to the feel of the mattress.

What rookie mistake have I made in this? What haven't I considered?


So far, you seem to be doing a good job with your due diligence and initial research, Quin. If you haven't done so already, consider a review of Phoenix's "The Basic Functions of a Mattress" and "Mattress Specifications You Need to Know" , both articles will provide basic background to help with mattress manufacturer conversations.

Edit; oh, I also tend to sleep with a 20lb weighted blanket over a light goose down duvet, so my actually bed-weight may vary by an additional 20lbs!


Good to know! Do you find that the combination of a weighted blanket and light goose down duvet adds any heat to your mattress setup? Have you made any store visits and tried any mattresses? Let us know your decision and good luck shopping!

Sensei
Sensei(@ TMU Team)
Researching for a mattress?... Be sure to read The Mattress Shopping Tutorial.
Click here for TMU Discount Codes if purchasing from Our Trusted Members.
For any mattress questions Ask An Expert on our forum

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: NikkiTMU
The Mattress UndergroundCopyright © 2021 The Mattress Underground.
TheMattressUndergounf
TMU
TheMattressUndergounf