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- Lower backs hurt with new Sleep on Latex mattress
Lower backs hurt with new Sleep on Latex mattress
From reading the forums, it seems like a quality brand. I could still return it, but I'm wondering if I could correct the issue with one of their toppers. But I have no idea which topper to try. 1", 2", 3"? Firm, medium, soft? How would I figure this out?
Since Sleep on Latex only offers Dunlop latex, I think I'll shop around for a topper. Is it also worth considering memory foam? My understanding from reading the forums is that latex is generally more durable, and that it probably comes does to personal preference.
At your height & weight I don't think a super soft topper (14-16 ILD) would be a good choice because there's a chance that you bottom out on that topper and, again, sink down to the firm mattress that you're trying to move away from.
Latex Mattress Factory. wrote: Lower back pain is normally attributed to a mattress being too soft / not having enough primary support. Lower back pain is also sometimes attributed to a lack of secondary support, which describes the way a mattress fills in the gaps between your body and the mattress. For example, side sleepers normally benefit from secondary support when the top portion of the mattress fills in the gaps between the mattress and the area just under a person's ribs. If that section isn't held up by the mattress properly, your lower back muscles will strain through the night to help keep your spine straight, leading to lower back pain. Back sleepers normally benefit from secondary support when it fills in the gaps between the small of your back and the mattress. If you feel like this is the issue, then a 3” soft Talalay would be the best way to get the mattress dialed in. If you’re going to stick with Sleep On Latex for your topper, then you would have to get a 3” soft Dunlop topper, although Dunlop won’t provide as much secondary support as a Talalay topper since Talalay is much better at contouring to the curves of your body. If you add a 3” soft topper and your back pain gets worse, then it’s likely that the 6” core of medium Dunlop isn’t supportive enough.
Apologies for hijacking the thread, but I have a question based on what you said above. I am currently testing out a soft talalay topper (19 ild) and I'm feeling like I'm not getting secondary support because the latex is too soft. It certainly fills in the gaps when laying on my back and side, but I feel like it's just filling in the gaps with light fluff. That is, I don't feel like it's dense enough to provide any support. Do you think I would be better off with a higher ILD, or perhaps dunlop? I'm 6'1" and 160 lbs. Thanks!