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18 Feb 2014 14:08 #61 by needhelp
I am only asking the company/companies from which they source their latex why would it be confidential information? does not make any sense at all
how can you test when you only have 2 mattresses and just a few combinations to make a decision? laying in store and sleeping at home for some days may be entirely 2 different experiences.

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18 Feb 2014 14:26 - 18 Feb 2014 14:30 #62 by Phoenix
Hi needhelp,

I am only asking the company/companies from which they source their latex why would it be confidential information? does not make any sense at all


Because this is a very competitive industry and there are many cases where a manufacturer may not want to disclose their sources for competitive reasons. In most cases their sources would be meaningless for their customers anyway. While some manufacturers will provide the sources for their raw materials or components ... it's the type and blend of latex that is important to know ... not the manufacturer's sources.

how can you test when you only have 2 mattresses and just a few combinations to make a decision? laying in store and sleeping at home for some days may be entirely 2 different experiences.


This is all part of each person's personal value equation and your "in store" testing in combination with your ability to make changes after a purchase based on your sleeping experience are all parts of each person's personal value equation that may be more or less important to different people and are part of the reasons why different people buy from different businesses. There are some people who buy mattresses online that have never tested a mattress that is even similar to the one they purchase and are quite comfortable doing so.

Your experience on a mattress in the showroom can also be a good reference point for a mattress that would work well for you even if it isn't exactly the same (your testing and discussions with the manufacturer may indicate that you need a little more firmness in the support layers or a little more softness in the comfort layers for example in which case it would be easy to change the design you are testing in the direction that you believe would be better for you)

I would look for the retailers or manufacturers that offer what you are looking for and have the options that are important to you which may be very different from what is important for someone else. There is no right or wrong here ... only different choices and options that some people are more or less comfortable with than others.

Phoenix

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Last edit: 18 Feb 2014 14:30 by Phoenix.

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28 Feb 2014 09:55 #63 by DandS
Hi Phoenix-

It has been 3 months now that we have had our latex mattress from Mattress Factory, and it is amazing! I just wanted to update my original post and say that it was the best purchase ever! We got the 28/36/28 medium firmness mattress. My neck problems, and my husband's sciatic issues are so much better. We do not wake up sore or in pain. I am a side sleeper and really recommend the medium mattress. It is so incredibly comfortable and feels like nothing else. So I highly recommend Mattress Factory in Fort Worth. They make quality products (and I was told it is all-natural latex, not synthetic, not a blend) and they have fast turn around. Three days from purchase to delivery.

My other recommendation is My Organic Sleep website for latex pillows- we got the dual zone all-natural latex pillows with organic cotton cover. These are very comfortable and I credit them with relieving my constant neck pain. They do not sag or lose firmness like other pillows. They took about a week to get used to, and have a slight smell (which the mattress does not) but this smell dissipated after a week. The best pillow I have ever used. Oh, and very reasonable at $120 for two.

Thank you for your mattress forum and all the info on latex!

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28 Feb 2014 11:22 #64 by Phoenix
Hi DandS,

Thanks for the update ... and it's great to see you are doing so well with your mattress (and your pillow) :)

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02 Mar 2014 13:14 #65 by rjar
Hello all, just keeping everyone posted on what's been going on. I upgraded from the 24/28/24 combo from the mattress factory to the 28/36/28 combo and it's definitely better on my back than the previous bed. I paid another delivery fee and unfortunately I think it might be too firm now! I want to avoid having to return this bed entirely so I'm thinking of purchasing a mattress topper. I don't know what material I should go for and how thick. Do you have any suggestions to what I can do to get the perfect feel?

I'm so close to having the mattress just right....

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02 Mar 2014 14:32 - 02 Mar 2014 14:32 #66 by Phoenix
Hi rjar,

Thanks for the update and that's good news because it's certainly easier to fine tune a mattress that is a little too firm and needs some additional pressure relief with a topper than it is to change a mattress that is too soft which usually requires the removal and replacement of some of the foam layers or a replacement of the mattress itself.

Before you consider a topper I would make sure you have slept on your mattress for a while because of the adjustment and break in period that are part of any new mattress purchase and there are also other factors that can affect the feel and softness of your mattress (see post #2 here ).

If you do decide that a topper would be helpful then post #2 here and the posts it links to have some information and guidelines that use your assessment of your sleeping experience to help you make the best possible topper choice.

Phoenix

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10 Mar 2014 21:42 #67 by KayJazz
Hi Phoenix,

I'm hoping you may have a some more guidance for me. My first mattress from The Mattress Factory/TMF was a 36 (core & comfort) and that was a bit too firm as it was causing some lower lumbar pain. I switched to an all 28 ILD (core & comfort) and being a side sleeper wake each morning with hip pain on that side. I tried the quilted cotton topper purchased from TMF, however, that didn't help much. Thoughts as I really would like to stay w/a latex bed, however, I am not having the best of luck finding the perfect PPP.

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10 Mar 2014 22:31 #68 by Phoenix
Hi KayJazz,

There isn't really any way for me to know for certain outside of generic suggestions because I can't feel what you feel or see you on the mattress. In general your best course of action would be a more detailed conversation with a manufacturer that can cover much more ground than the more limited depth of information that is possible on a forum.

Having said that ... there are some general suggestions in post #2 here that talk about some of the more common "symptoms" on a mattress and some potential solutions.

The first step would be to decide whether your mattress is too soft or too firm in either the comfort or support layers and whether your hip pain is from pressure points or because your hips are sinking into the mattress too far and flexing the hip joint out of its neutral alignment.

If your comfort layers are too firm and causing pressure points then a topper or a thicker or softer comfort layer can be helpful.

If you are sinking down too far into the mattress and are having alignment issues but the pressure relief is good ... then a firmer support layer may be helpful.

Phoenix

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12 Mar 2014 20:29 #69 by KayJazz
Thanks again Phoenix.

Post # 2 was helpful. I feel the 28 core/comfort may be to soft where my hips are sinking too much and I no longer have a neutral body alignment. I'll need to work through my next steps.

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13 Mar 2014 00:13 - 13 Mar 2014 00:15 #70 by Phoenix
Hi KayJazz,

Post # 2 was helpful. I feel the 28 core/comfort may be to soft where my hips are sinking too much and I no longer have a neutral body alignment. I'll need to work through my next steps.


Based on your experience that makes sense to me. It's always a good idea to separate comfort/pressure relief and support/alignment as two separate functions so you can use your sleeping experience to try and identify the firmness of the support layers that you would likely do best with for support/alignment (probably firmer based on your symptoms) and the softness of the comfort layer that you would do best with for comfort/pressure relief (possibly the same?) as "separate but connected" issues so that you end up with the best possible "balance" between them.

I'm looking forward to hearing about what you decide to do and the outcome of your conversations with Peter.

Phoenix

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