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firmness cushion firm 12 May 2021 15:30 #1

At 5'11 230 Lbs. I have a disk-sciatica issue in my low back. This feels best with a solid firm mattress and Latex feels best. In addition I have a 5" metal plate holding my neck together and Kevlar in my shoulder thus as a side sleeper (and back) I prefer some softness for this/ medium Talalay feels great. Shopping seems to frustrate sales people as I have not found a bed to combo the two. I find it a bit funny that a salesperson expects a purchase after 45 minutes despite a willingness to spend $3K dollars or more!

Anyway I have liked a Tempur-Pedic and Dunlop/Talalay mattresses in both all foam or a hybrid. High end cushion firms/traditional beds feel good to me too. I have not slept on a good bed in years for the long term and am anxious to get going! I plan on an adjustable base (one that will also lower the legs/chair like). I want a queen size.

My partner is 5'5 and 120 Lbs. and she likes a softer top and medium cushion/support. I do not like a seem in between us either. So I know there is no perfect yet what could get me close?

Thanks for any detailed help and suggestion. I also am wondering why there are very few hybrid beds with more than 2-4" of latex/foam on them. In theory I like the thought of 3" Dunlop (40 ILD) with 2" of Talalay (24-28 ILD?) on top of a very good coil system. It would be great to have a 3" layer of the Dunlop/Talalay on the other side of the bed too so it can be flipped. Just my theory.

Thanks again. KM

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firmness cushion firm 12 May 2021 17:01 #2

We have a whole DIY section on our website where you can pickout coils, latex layers in both Talalay and dunlop and covers up to 15". The thing is if her side of the bed is a different firmness than yours then there is no way not to have a seam in the middle. We use zippered covers which are single sided so if you want to flip anything it would have to be done internally. This is a huge part of our business because like you said, it's hard to find hybrids that are pre-made that have everything you are looking for.

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