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slow responses latex and conformability 16 Jul 2018 15:18 #1

Hello!
I have been sleeping on a memory foam mattress for many years, but have developed GERD which has required sleeping on my left side with the head of the bed up on blocks for the last 8 years or so. Now I have developed rotator cuff issues with my left shoulder. So, I'm looking at an adjustable bed, which will hopefully allow me to spend part of the night on my back. And I'm looking for a mattress that will optimize pressure point relief. I don't mind the feel of the memory foam, but my current mattress is not working for my pressure points. I'm wondering if the slow response latex has any advantage over regular latex in terms of conformability and pressure point relief. I'm female, so hips and shoulders are issues. I'm 5' 4" tall and weigh 113 lb, and I'm in my late 60's, so kind of bony and getting looser in my joints apparently, although I do exercise and I'm active. I'm considering a zoned latex mattress, and wondering if including some slow response latex would be a good idea. What do you think?

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slow responses latex and conformability 16 Jul 2018 17:35 #2

Thank you for the questions. Honestly I would stick with Talalay latex since it will be able to mold to your body curves better than any other type. I would choose a Medium base core and a 3" Plush top over that to eliminate the pressure point issues you are having. The problem with memory foam and slow recovery latex is there is no push back (support). This is also the best possible formula for use on an adjustable base as well for your size and weight. Zoned latex is going to be Dunlop and I don't see any benefit for you over the softness of Talalay.

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