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13 May 2019 11:38 - 13 May 2019 13:34 #401 by clairechristian47
Hi Sensei,

I ended up purchasing the Gratitude. I liked the idea of the more natural outer materials of the Dahlia, but this time I was feeling a pressure point through the hip so eliminated that. I didn't feel a huge difference between the Silver Lake and the Gratitude, but my friend (and the store manager) said my spinal alignment was slightly better on the Gratitude, so I went with that. I eliminated the Harmony right off the bat as I decided you were right - why bury the best material. Especially after reading so much on this site about the positive aspects of latex!

I really felt a lot more confident having some expert input in the back of my mind, so thanks again to you and everyone on this site who takes the time to help strangers on the internet with their mattress purchases.

To others reading this thread - I can strongly recommend the Urban Mattress store to everyone in the DC, MD, and VA area. They are not very pushy (and know about this site!) and are knowledgeable. I never felt pressured to hurry up and make a decision even after going in there multiple times and testing mattresses out for long periods of time. Also, they are right across the street from a Savvy Rest store - I didn't like their mattresses myself but they might work for others of course.

Last edit: 13 May 2019 13:34 by clairechristian47. Reason: Said Saatva store but meant Savvy Rest

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13 May 2019 16:56 #402 by Sensei
Hey clairechirstina,

Very nice! Thank you for those nice comments about TMU. It really is a unique process, and getting some real info can be so helpful at retail. I a not surprised Urban Mattress knew about TMU, they are the type of retailer that can appreciate TMU consumers. I like the Gratitude model a lot, really nice quilt layers, and the talalay's really a high-quality mattress.

I am glad we could be helpful, and at least just give support with what you had learned, and what the retailers was saying. Glad to hear.


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17 Jun 2019 19:10 #403 by Glasswelder
Hello, my partner has scoliosis. Is there a mattress type that is best for that?



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18 Jun 2019 16:34 #404 by Phoenix
Hi Glasswelder,

Welcome to the mattress forum :).

I am sorry to hear your partner has scoliosis. We have had people write about this in the past. A forum search on scoliosis (you can just click the link) will bring up all the forum posts and topics that mention it (along with any linked posts that mention scoliosis in the title) but I would always keep in mind that there is no such thing as a mattress that is "best for scoliosis" or any other health or medical condition ... there is only a mattress that is "best for YOU" or your partner, in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP(Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences). Each person is unique and a mattress that is perfect for one person with scoliosis may be completely unsuitable for someone else with scoliosis to sleep on if they have a different body type, sleeping style, sensitivities, preferences, or differences in the severity of their scoliosis.

The steps involved in finding the best mattress for anyone with any specific health or medical condition would be the same as my reply in post #2 here and are also the same steps as choosing a mattress for someone that has no health or medical conditions because the two main functions of any mattress that would apply to anyone are to keep your spine and joints in neutral alignment (whatever that may be for you or your partner) and to provide good pressure relief in all your sleeping positions.

You can also research Trusted Members and talk to them about what they recommend, at least you will get professional service and knowledgable staff that wants to help.

Good luck to you and your partner.

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