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05 Nov 2019 17:19 #1 by lesley_hilton
Dear Latex Mattress Factory,

I'm so glad to have found this site. I'm hoping a DIY latex mattress will work for me. A little about me, female, 40+, no back pain or health issues at all, BMI 25, side and stomach sleeper. Every night I fall asleep on my side and wake up on my stomach.

I invested in a BeautyRest mattress that felt wonderfully firm on the showroom floor. But then I guess it had a memory foam layer? Because it slept so hot I ended up throwing it in the garbage where it belongs.

In search of something that sleeps cool, I've slept on wool rugs, carpet remnants, the wooden floor, air mattresses, bags of buckwheat hulls, you name it. When I sleep on something hard though, I notice I have upper arm pain because I drive my arm into the surface when I sleep on my side.

I have been reading about your latex layers. I'm really hoping they breathe and won't overheat me. As a typical stomach sleeper, I love a firm feel and ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT TO SINK INTO, OR BE "HUGGED" BY MY MATTRESS ABSOLUTELY NOT, PLEASE NO.

But as you know it needs a *little* give, so I don't drive my upper arm into the thing and cut off my circulation.

So I need a Twin XL, I guess three layers of latex, for the DIY style? I'm just not sure whether to get dunlop or talalay because I read dunlop is firmer but talalay breathes better? Maybe I'm not understanding that correctly. Please advise.

Thanks in advance,
Lesley

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06 Nov 2019 14:39 #2 by Sensei
Replied by Sensei on topic Hoping Latex Will Sleep Cool
Hey lesley_hilton,

Welcome to our Mattress Forum :) ! Thanks for your kind words about the site. I see you've reached out to TMU trusted member Latex Mattress Factory regarding a DIY latex mattress.

I have been reading about your latex layers. I'm really hoping they breathe and won't overheat me. As a typical stomach sleeper, I love a firm feel and ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT TO SINK INTO, OR BE "HUGGED" BY MY MATTRESS ABSOLUTELY NOT, PLEASE NO.


Thanks too for your question to them, LMF is very responsive with our consumer members, someone will check in with you shortly. Keep us posted on your mattress shopping journey…

Thanks,
Sensei

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07 Nov 2019 13:46 #3 by Latex Mattress Factory.
Hello lesley_hilton and thanks for your interest in LMF! Being a side and stomach sleeper can be a difficult combination for sure! As a side sleeper you need contour and cushion for your shoulders and hips and as a stomach sleeper you need a firmer sleeping surface. With our DIY mattresses you can customize each layer to create any feel you prefer. It sounds as though you like a firmer mattress so our recommendation would probably be a bit firmer than your BMI would suggest. Also keep in mind that if you do prefer that firmer feel and just want slight cushion you could also get a 2” comfort layer instead of a 3”. For instance, you could start with a firm support base using two 3” layers of Firm and then a 2” layer of medium on top. But, most importantly, if you try that set up and find that it's too firm or too soft, you can unzip the cover and rearrange the layers or request a layer exchange to adjust accordingly and get the mattress fine-tuned for your specific preferences & needs. Latex is an open-celled product that is naturally breathable and sleeps cool. Talalay does have more air forced into it whereas Dunlop has more rubber forced into it so if I had to choose, I would say Talalay is a bit cooler than Dunlop. Talalay is bouncier and springier and is generally better at contour and pressure relief on your hips and shoulders. Dunlop is denser and firmer and is generally better at support and maintaining proper spinal alignment, so our most common configuration is Talalay for the top layer and Dunlop for the bottom 2 layers, but you can use more layers of Talalay if you’d like. I hope this helps, but please feel free to call us with any questions or help with building your mattress!

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09 Nov 2019 06:27 #4 by lesley_hilton
Thank you LMF for your reply!
Sounds good.
Lesley

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