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Brad123 wrote: Finding this all a little overwhelming!
So I've done a decent amount of research (thank you so much for this website and forum, seriously). Wife and I had considered a latex topper to improve firmness of our Queen until we move and buy a king. We've opted to scratch that idea and just get a new King mattress.
Of notes are below and I'm hoping for a bit more guidance/steering in the right direction, if at all possible? Suffering from a bit of information overload.
Me: 6'3, 176 pound male. Usual stomach sleeper, unfortunately.
Her: 5'10, 140 pound female. Side sleeper.
Symptoms of late:
Lower back pain (both)
Hot/sweaty sleep (me)
Restless/interrupted/poor sleep (both)
Firm(er) King mattress
Latex (based on what I've read, review/comments of posters)
100% organic (she is all-natural, organic for food, cleaning products, etc. and we would both like to avoid chemicals wherever possible)
Ideal budget would be less than $2,000 Canadian, but I'm not sure if that's remotely realistic
Showrooms in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada where we can test some out?
Are most of these beds comprised of multiple layers inside a cover? And is that normal?
Does the height matter? I notice the 7" mattresses seem geared to children on Dormio's site and are significantly cheaper than 10" (makes sense), but would it be bad for an adult?
Would appreciate any guidance at all. Seems like this will be a huge purchase and don't want to be stuck with something that doesn't work for us after shelling out so much money. I also know (based on experience) returning a mattress is effectively impossible.
Thanks so much,
Sorry you're dealing with a similar painful situation. We're trying to reframe (no pun intended) our views on the whole bed purchase process. We're going to visit the Dormio showroom tonight and may well end up shelling out a boatload of money and (potentially) delaying a vacation by a year or two as a result. She has fairly severe scoliosis and my back hasn't been "normal" since I started sleeping on her bed. If we spend $3,000 but sleep soundly, cooly, and pain-free for the next 10 years, seems like a bargain, really. If I were buying a new car, a new house, engagement ring, etc., I wouldn't I wouldn't be settling on something that's "meh", so I definitely shouldn't be doing that with something that has a direct impact on my health.
Good luck to you. Will let you know what we end up opting for.
Thanks for the post. Let us know how it turned out at Dormio, you do very nice job "framing" the importance of the mattress purchase, especially given the medical and pain issues you and your partner have. Thanks again.
I hope you're sleeping comfortably.
I am still looking for help regarding post #431 wrote on July 27. I would appreciate advice from someone knowledgable.
Best regards, - Bill
Hi appreciate your comment. Nice to have someone confirm my alignment seems OK, which is the way I feel it. Your suggestion that the comfort layer might be the cause of my issues sounds right, since the mattress is old and topped with some polyfoam (probably cheap) as far as I know, but I just can't "feel" any pressure relief issue in the old mattress, which affects my confidence in trying new ones. Kind of analysis paralysis right know...
..and I do need new socks
Sorry about your post just getting lost in the shuffle, summer stuff, etc. I will go back to your original post and move it to a new thread, any updates with your "analysis"?
Nothing new so far. Have you moved my question to a new topic already? Has it been answered?