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Help with decision on Latex mattress 18 Oct 2019 15:48 #1

I have been shopping for a mattress for a short while now and found this site that has been hugely helpful. As part of that I found out more about Latex, which led me to try out a mattress with a latex comfort layer, and i found it quite comfortable. It is from a local company Link to mattress(link) > I am still considering that bed, but am looking at a DIY from Arizona Premium Mattress as well. I had a few questions I needed help with in order to better make my decision.
For a bit of background on myself:
I am 6'2", and currently around 270 lbs (working on getting down closer to my usual 220-240, which would still be on the "heavier scale for mattresses). I am a combo sleeper, though lately I have had to at least start out on my stomach in order to get comfortable, as on my back i feel my lower back start to ache and i get a "restless legs" type sensation. I am sleeping on a cheap innerspring mattress that is about 5 years old now, and that may be playing a part in some of that. I also am waking up with lower back pain on occasion. I sleep pretty hot, even more so considering I will likely have a 5 yr old and 3 yr old crashing my bed on occasion, who burrow in to me and radiate heat.

So I think first question is, how much better is Latex as a base/support core than Memory Foam, considering my weight?
As far as what I am looking at for a mattress, I am thinking 6" Dunlop Core (firm), a 3 inch Talalay layer (28 ILD, but maybe 32?), another 2 inch layer of Talalay (#28/28 ILD here as well?) and then the mattress cover. I was debating also adding for the top a HyPURgel Memory foam layer (24 ILD), but I suppose that could be overkill. Do the ILDs listed make sense considering my weight? Also what would the best cover be for both comfort level and heat, the wool or cotton?
I previously has a Simmons Comforpedic Memory foam mattress and it was OK to sleep on (not great) but definitely hot,and after a few years it was not as comfortable. I want something that will last more than 5 years (and be comfortable).
Would I be better off just buying one of the "pre-assembled" mattresses and then adding toppers as needed? I do know I want something 11+ inches in height.
I like something more on the medium side of medium firm, as well.

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Help with decision on Latex mattress 21 Oct 2019 07:07 #2

I am pretty sure I want to go with the DIY Latex from Arizona Premium Mattress mentioned above, but now I am debating whether I should changing things up and keep the 3" layer as medium, but make the 2" top later soft. The Bowles mentioned it was a 2 inch "soft" layer on top, and it was quite comfortable when I lay on it. Given my weight, am I better served by going with "firm"/32 ILD for the 3" middle layer, and then medium/28 ILD for the 2 inch topper? Keep both medium? Medium and then soft?
What about going Firm for the middle 3", then medium for the 2" layer, and then maybe throwing another 2" layer in that is soft?

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Help with decision on Latex mattress 21 Oct 2019 11:17 #3

Thank you for your interest in our products. I think the Firm DIY dunlop core, then 3" #32 and 2" #28 would be the place to start. You can always add a soft topper over the mattress later if needed. Just know that the soft toppers will not hold up for more than 4-5 years with your current weight but that's OK if it gives you the comfort you are looking for. The mattress config will however last you for many years to come. This way it's easy to just change out the extra topper as needed.

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