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21 Nov 2018 13:03 #1581 by SleepyheadZzzz
I just discovered your website while reasearching mattresses. What a treasure trove of information! I am going to check out one of your trusted members tomorrow (Dormio) & hope I get the discount in addition to any Black Friday deals. Thank you!

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24 Nov 2018 00:18 #1582 by Phoenix
Hi SleepyheadZzzz

Welcome to our Mattress Forum ! :)

I am glad that you've "discovered" us and that you are making good use of the information here. (and the discounts) You are correct that Dormio will be stacking both discounts for TMU members. As you may already be aware, they are a member of this site which means that I think very highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency.

I hope you’ll find some time to let us know what “treasures” you found.

Phoenix

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24 Dec 2018 08:29 #1583 by dlbt
I am so glad that I found this site. As a senior who has special needs -- and limited funds -- I need information like TMU provides (and from sleep like the dead -- but TMU information is more extensive) to do research into how to best select a mattress to purchase (especially online). As I am about to make a purchase, I also really appreciate the business members associated here and the discounts offered; thanks!

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26 Dec 2018 16:21 #1584 by Phoenix
Hi dlbt.

Welcome to our Mattress Forum! :)

I am glad you have found us and that the information provided here is helpful to you in your research. It seems that you are quite close to making your purchase but if you are in need of any assistance feel free to reach out and I or any of the Expert members of the site will be happy to help.

Phoenix

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29 Dec 2018 20:17 - 29 Dec 2018 21:20 #1585 by teharder
I just wanted to say hello! I'm so thankful I've found your site. I found your site after having made a mattress purchase for a woefully under structured 12" Hybrid/Latex mattress. 8" of pocketed springs with 3" of latex above, then 1/2" of "Joma" wool under an "organic cotton" cover. The company puts themselves out as a premium seller of mattresses they manufacture of their own specifications. I requested Medium/Firm. Having sold mattresses 31 years ago I can tell you they're not made with the same quality as they used to. I felt like I was sleeping on a boxspring

We had to use it for 30 days before we could request a return. By the 31st morning I could barely walk for the first couple of hours of the day. I knew the first night it was too soft. But, we had already given away our 19 year old Sleep Number bed that leaked and never gave the support they promised. Having had 7 low back surgeries, 1 neck fusion and both shoulders totally reconstructed I needed a quality mattress.

But, then I found you and Sleep Like the Dead. That's where I was introduced to Foam Sweet Foam. I was sure of what I needed but they had this button labeled "Need help choosing layers" so I pressed that button. There I detailed my orthopedic disaster of a body and made a plea for help. Almost immediately I received an email from Heidi. She detailed a recommendation for me with such assuredness. But, not a hour later my phone rang...it was Heidi. She wanted to speak with me and make sure of her recommendations. Tremendous service.

Within 5 days I had a custom designed 16" mattress in my home. Actually 2, one for my wife and one for me. I wanted...needed the best. I received a lot more than that. Foam Sweet Foam...I highly recommend! It's been about 13 nights on our Foam Sweet Foam mattresses. The first few nights were really rough on both of our weary 61 year old bodies. I contacted Heidi, she instructed me to unzip the covers to release the surface tension until we began to break them in. By the 4th or 5th morning I was waking up with less pain than I had in 15 years. It's gotten better every night since!

I would not have found them without Sleep Like the Dead and Mattress Underground. So, thank you Phoenix!

(One last note, we're still trying to get our money back from _____beds. See, they no longer pick up that given mattress any longer (cost us $2,098, it wasn't even worth picking up...I guess that indicates their real cost). We had to donate the split king, take a photo of the new owners with the beds, email it to them and now we're waiting for our refund. Still, WE had to dispose of these worthless (to us) mattresses...so be careful out there).

Thank you,

Tom
Last edit: 29 Dec 2018 21:20 by teharder.

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31 Dec 2018 07:48 #1586 by Demill1866
Tom,
Quick question. I have similar back and neck issues. Just wondering what arrangement of layers you got. Also wanted to know about the cover. I've been told that the cotton and wool covers change the feel of the latex (i.e. they don't really stretch enough and aren't thin enough to get the full latex feel. You said you were told to keep yours unzipped for a little while. Did this work? What did you notice the difference being? And how long did they say it would take for the cover to feel better? Thanks.

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31 Dec 2018 15:08 - 31 Dec 2018 15:16 #1587 by teharder
I hope you're ready for this. For me the layer setup right now is;

Medium Talalay
Medium Dunlop
Firm Dunlop
XFirm Dunlop
XXFirm Dunlop.

My wife's is softer. We have adjustable frames. Does the cover change the feel of the latex? Of course. How much? You're probably right that it could be significant. Is that a problem for me/us? No.

It's stated as 1/2" thick, which seems a bit thick. The cover is super nice, soft and very pliable. I'm guessing the wool is measured prior to quilting it into the cover. I've slept on a soft latex topper under a mattress protector and a fitted sheet and it was more plush feeling. In fairness, I ordered a VERY firm mattress and it's just breaking in. Also, last night I removed the mattress protector and it immediately softened my mattress. The top of the mattress is becoming softer by the night and I love the solid support it provides.

I do think it's possible that I might want to try a softer top layer for the benefit of my shoulders. But, considering how it's breaking in, maybe not. They are doing quite well (surprisingly, much better) but they could use some more give. I think I may be purchasing a Jersey knit mattress protector in the next day or two. I need it as compliant as I can get it. I wish this wasn't necessary. I mean, who has liquids around their sleeping surface? I don't know, maybe a lot, but we sure don't!

Yes, unzipping it has worked beautifully. It softened immediately and continues to do so. But, I haven't zipped them up yet. I think the covers need some time to adequately stretch in order to comply more fully. They softened a lot just by unzipping them. I think anything quality built and built to last will require breaking in. In fact, the better built, the longer the break in. I don't know how long it will take. My reading here tells me it can take up to a month. Makes sense to me. Especially as I've configured my mattress.

Anyway, I hope I've provided enough to answer your questions. Any others, just ask.

Tom
Last edit: 31 Dec 2018 15:16 by teharder.

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21 Jan 2019 19:49 #1588 by mlwilliams88
So glad I found this website. There's so much information to take in, and a forum like this is extremely beneficial when mattress shopping. Looking forward to reading through some of the posts to get a better understanding on everything I need to know!

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23 Jan 2019 09:58 #1589 by Sensei
Hi mlwilliams88,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! , :).

We are glad you are here. Be sure to read the mattress shopping tutorial and if you have not read how to find your perfect mattress , try that also. Thanks again, don't get discouraged, its sometimes overwhelming!

Thanks,
Sensei

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11 Feb 2019 09:29 #1590 by jasminejav
Hi! Thank you for providing such an in-depth and thorough website. I am grateful that there are Trusted Members within Canada and I hope I am able to find my perfect mattress :)

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