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Help! 24 Nov 2021 12:02 #1

Hi everyone,

I’ve been reading this forum for guidance as we’ve been looking for a new mattress for about 4 months. Things aren’t going so great and we are in so much pain.

Our goal is to find a king size mattress that sleeps cool and has minimal motion transfer. I’m a petite 5’1 110 lb stomach and side sleeper and my husband is a 5’10 140 lb combo/restless sleeper. I sleep super hot and he doesn’t stop moving. Proving very difficult to accommodate all of these factors.

We’ve tried the Sealy Silver Chill which was good for motion isolation and sleeping cool but caused so much shoulder/lower back pain. Finally started to break in around day 90 but then our trial was up. Right now, we have the Scott Living Reading Plus. Can’t say anything positive about it. Stitching is coming out in the cover, it sleeps hot, and I feel every move my husband makes.

We’ve been dealing with Jordan’s furniture and they want us to keep the Scott Living for two more weeks and then they will give us store credit or an even exchange. Really don’t want to deal with them anymore. We already paid $100 to switch out the first mattress and some of the sales associates have been really upsetting . We are considering trying a mattress that will allow for a longer sleep trial and money back.

Looking for any suggestions on what might sleep cool, limit motion transfer, and be good for our body/sleeping types. Considering the Avocado mattress, Purple Hybrid, Parachute bed, Sleepez, or Sleep on Latex. We’re open to a split king if that would help, too.

We’re so overwhelmed, exhausted, and in pain. Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you!

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Help! 25 Nov 2021 18:26 #2

Hi Stephil3.

Welcome to our Mattress Forum. :)

I am very sorry to hear of the pain you're experiencing on your mattress. I agree that a split king is likely going to be a great option for you. This will reduce almost all of the motion transfer since you'll have a literal split in the comfort (and potentially the support) layer.

For sleeping cool, our recommendation is generally latex. This is the coolest of all the foams as it does not "collapse" under your body heat like a memory or polyfoam (which causes that over-heating, stuck in the sand feeling).

I would not recommend the Purple Hybrid as there have been quite a number of complaints here in the forum about the Purple causing shoulder pain, and while basing ones purchase on another person's review is something we generally recommend against, the buckling column gel that is used in the Purple mattress is really only for people with extreme support needs. While I cannot speak for certain, I would wager that this mattress could be problematic.

What I love about Sleep EZ is that you can actually plug your sleeping statistics right into their handy tool by clicking "build your mattress now!" on the mattress page and it will give you a suggested build for your height, weight and sleeping position (and yes, "toss and turner" is even an option). They allow for splits beginning at queen sized.

I'm not familiar with Parachute Bed! Avocado has some really wonderful options, as well, but I think they won't split anything that isn't a Cal King.

Also (and you'll see me say this to just about everyone) it is important to have a detailed conversation with whomever you choose to purchase from and provide them with your stats, body type, sleeping styles, general preferences and history, some general information about your current mattress, or what you have tested, and any other specific information or circumstances that could affect your choice of a mattress so they can help you choose which may be your best fit from their inventory.

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