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DIY mattress for side sleeper with neck problems 31 Jan 2019 14:34 #1

Hi,
I'm looking to buy a new mattress for a king bed. I tend to sleep on the side (maybe 70%), but sometimes also on stomach or back (15% each). 5'-7", 220 pounds :(
I currently have a IKEA Loenset slatted bed base. New bed. Before I had an IKEA "FIRM" Sultan Hogla.
I often have tension in my neck and from that headaches, especially if I sleep longer than 7 hours or so. Certainly need a new mattress ASAP.
Since I'm in Long Island, the choice is good suppliers locally is rather bad. So I figured I would go DIY, because then I would know what I get, can modify without throwing everything out, and save a couple of bucks too.

My current plan would be to go either with a pocket coil base, maybe the Bolsa. Then 3 inch of firm natural Dunlop and then 2 inch of medium Talalay. I guess soft isn't great for my weight.
Alternatively, I'm thinking about a Dunlop core with just a (3 inch?) medium talalay on top. But I think for "KING" it would be two pieces, right?

Does this make sense? Any recommendations?
Thank you!

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DIY mattress for side sleeper with neck problems 01 Feb 2019 12:55 #2

Thank you for your interest in our products. Either of your suggested builds will work. Based on your info I would choose the Medium dunlop with medium talalay on top of the coil instead of firm. I'm afraid that would be too firm for a side sleeper of your weight. If you went with all latex then choose the Medium dunlop core, since those run a little firm anyway, topped with the 3" Medium Talalay. I'll be out of town until Tuesday so if you respond back don't think I'm avoiding you because I will answer when I get back.

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DIY mattress for side sleeper with neck problems 05 Feb 2019 06:45 #3

Hi Ken,
Thank you, hope you had a good trip!

I'm a little bit surprised that you would recommend the medium. Isn't my BMI too high for that? Or is the dunlop medium medium-firm anyway?

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DIY mattress for side sleeper with neck problems 05 Feb 2019 09:33 #4

Not for a side sleeper and dunlop does run on the firm side.

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