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Zoning questions for uncommon body types 16 Jul 2018 07:04 #1

I'm interested in a couple latex brands (Zenhaven, Flobeds) that offer zoned comfort layers. In theory, it sounds good to offer more support where it's needed most. However, I would think this is hard to get right in practice. I'm about 5'11, slightly overweight (195 lbs), with a fairly long torso and relatively short legs. How do I know my body parts will line up appropriately over each zone?

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Zoning questions for uncommon body types 17 Jul 2018 13:21 #2

Good Afternoon Cloud999,

With our vZone latex mattress you can choose a variety of different firmness setups that can be adjusted as much as you need in the first 100 nights at no charge. The zones can not only be adjusted in density, but you can also shift zones up toward the head of the bed by 2.5" if necessary. (Based on your height, i would think our standard setup would fit just fine) As we tend to go above and beyond with the service of our product, if you got our mattress, and decided you needed your zones to align differently we would accommodate at no additional cost whatsoever! Here is a link to our product details on the vZone Latex Mattress For years we did fixed zones, every now and again it was just right for a customer. What we learned was simple, everyone is built differently, there mattress should be as well. Please let me know if you have any further questions on this product. Im here for you!
FloBeds Sleep Shop
The First Personally Crafted Latex Mattress
234 E. Redwood Ave.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
www.flobeds.com/
dewey@flobeds.com

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Zoning questions for uncommon body types 19 Jul 2018 04:38 #3

I'm in the trial period with a Zenhaven mattress, and am coming to the conclusion that "zoning" is mostly marketing hype (for this one brand, at least). I cannot tell a clear difference in firmness, from zone to zone, either by pressing with my hands or by moving boxes of kitty litter around and observing the deflections. Maybe there are subtle differences that do matter over the course of a night. However, on the flippable Zenhaven, the comfort layers are only 1.5" thick. I think my hips and shoulders are sinking right through that, so it's the un-zoned support layers that contribute most to the mattress feel. I believe the Flobeds comfort layer(s) are thicker, which might be better for me. The difficulty is that when I'm on my stomach, having a thin comfort layer (over a firmer support layer) is quite comfortable. Then when I roll to my side, I feel pressure on my hips/shoulders ... and a mere 1.5" inches doesn't seem to be enough. I doubt that zoned v. unzoned is making much difference there.

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Zoning questions for uncommon body types 19 Jul 2018 09:15 #4

Good Morning Cloud999,
Zoning in mattresses is a wonderful concept for sleepers who struggle to find both the proper support for their spine, and pressure point relief in the shoulders and hips. Side sleepers have the hardest time achieving this. We believe all sleepers are built differently, their mattress should be too. We have been polishing our approach for around 15 years, and it's come a long way! From a 2" fixed zone layer in 2002, to the adjustable 3" vZone we are producing since 2009. For us the journey came from working with our customers getting each and every sleepers side of a bed "just right". We have learned that the degree of softness in the shoulder and hips, and support in the lumbar region vary quite a bit, and a fixed zone system will just not work for everyone. With so many variables in finding this perfect balance of support and pressure point relief, it can often be trial and error. Sleeping positions, height, weight, proportion, injuries, personal preferences, curvature of the spine; these are all variables that play a part in what will work for one sleeper and not another. For yourself, (5'11, 195 lbs), with a fairly long torso and relatively short legs, sleeping on both stomach and side, my recommendation would be specific to the sleeper you are:

Your 3" base layer "X-Firm" is a 36ild, the 3" Firm on top is a 32ild. Next would be your vZone layer, our idea with the first two layers, is to make sure we get enough support at the base, because as long as its firm enough down there, we are certain we can micro tune comfort, and target further support with the 3" vZone layer.

Your vZone would start with Soft at the shoulder, firm in the lumbar, and medium at the hip. One of the most common adjustments for a side/stomach sleeper is firming up both the lumbar and hip, this can be done by switching the lumbar with the knee, and the hip with the foot. It sounds like this is the adjustment your needing in your current mattress. Some folks have even floated the vZone layer down one level for a more subtle zoning experience. A mattress that you can adjust and fit to your body type, and personal preferences is necessary for many sleepers to achieve the optimal nights sleep. We work with you, and offer a firmness guarantee unlike anything in the industry. With the vZone layer, in the first 100 nights we will send you any firmness zone section you'd like, at no charge, you return nothing. Our guarantee goes on for 20 years, and allows your mattress to change, as your needs and body changes.
I think the overall firmness of the mattress your currently sleeping on is very close to the firmness I'm recommending at the base, however the 3" vZone layer and 2" convoluted latex top layer will change the feel dramatically.
FloBeds Sleep Shop
The First Personally Crafted Latex Mattress
234 E. Redwood Ave.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
www.flobeds.com/
dewey@flobeds.com
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