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08 Aug 2019 12:33 #1 by jh101992
Hi There,

I am 5'10 170 lbs mainly stomach but also side sleeper. I have had the same spring mattress for a number of years that is beginning to sag and have been using this site to look at my options. I am from Canada and looking for more of a budget mattress. After contact Douglas mattresses, they recommended since I am a stomach sleeper and most likely used to a firmer mattress, that the Brunswick mattress would most likely be a better fit as it is a combo spring/foam mattress and the douglas mattress would be too soft.

Here is the link: www.brunswickbed.ca/shop/brunswick-spring-mattress/

they look to be affiliated with Novosbed as well which I know used to be a trusted member here. The density specs on this bed are as follows:

The first layer of foam is 3/4" of a cooling gel foam that has a density of 1.8 lbs. Followed by a 1" layer of cooling gel foam with a density of 2.5". Then by a Memory foam that is 1.5lbs.

I was just wondering if you might be able to provide some thoughts on this mattress as well as any other budget mattresses that could be good to look into.

I have also been looking at the MFC HD and HR foam mattresses as well.

Thanks

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08 Aug 2019 13:14 - 08 Aug 2019 13:52 #2 by MFC
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Hi jh101992,

The first layer of foam is 3/4" of a cooling gel foam that has a density of 1.8 lbs. Followed by a 1" layer of cooling gel foam with a density of 2.5". Then by a Memory foam that is 1.5lbs.


You may want to read this first (if you haven't already). TMU recommends that the memory foam layers be at least 4 to 5lb density for increased durability. Here are more guidelines for purchasing memory foam in post #10 here

I have also been looking at the MFC HD and HR foam mattresses as well.

A 6" HD or HR mattresses in firm is suited for stomach or back sleepers.
If you occasionally sleep on your side then a 2" topper (memory foam, latex or HR foam) will help reduce pressure points on hips and shoulders. Both the 2 lb HD and 2.75 HR will provide exceptional support it's important to note that the HD will be a little stiffer, and the HR a little more resilient.

Did I answer all your question?
Please let me know if you need any further information.

All the Best!
Mario
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08 Aug 2019 13:31 #3 by jh101992
Thanks for the quick reply. I am curious, is the topper definitely recommended? I spend majority of my time on stomach but occasional side sleeper. Curious if it will drastically change the feel of the entire mattress if I do not have one for this mattress. Thanks.

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08 Aug 2019 13:50 #4 by MFC
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Hi jh101992,

is the topper definitely recommended?


I suggest you try the HD or HR mattress as is, and if you find you need one in the future, then you can pick one up then,

All the best
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