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Choosing Mattress Thickness

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16 Jul 2019 18:21 #1 by cocagle
Hi all,

Tons of great info on this forum, however I havent been able to find much information on mattress thickness options. Me and my wife are considering purchasing a SleepEZ mattress soon and were wondering what the differences were between the 9, 10, and 13" thicknesses. I would expect that thicker generally equals a longer life, or perhaps more support for heavier people. Me and my wife are both fairly slim (160 and 120 lbs) and side/back sleepers, so we didnt want to spend extra on unnecessary layers if the benefits werent noticeable.

Any information is appreciated,

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17 Jul 2019 17:29 #2 by Sleep EZ
Hello and thank you for the inquiry! We have the 7" for customers that prefer a firm mattress, we have the 13" for customers that weigh over 320 pounds or want a thicker mattress. As such, our 9" and 10" mattresses are our most popular. The 9" is a bit more supportive & a bit firmer while the 10" is just as supportive but offers a bit more contour and pressure relief for your hips and shoulders than the 9". As side and back sleepers, you would likely do better on the 10” so that you get all the contour and pressure relief you need. The 13” would be more money than you need to spend unless you just want a taller mattress or want more layers in case you need to rearrange / re-configure the mattress.

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11 Aug 2019 08:53 #3 by jenninsb
I am new to TMU. I have a couple of questions. My hubby and I are looking to buy a natural or organic latex mattress and an split CA King or King adjustable bed.

Me: 53 years old, 5'5", 140 lbs, back & side sleeper
Him: 50 years old, 5'8" 175 lbs, stomach and side sleeper
Both of us are evenly proportioned or possibly narrower in the hips.

We will purchase an adjustable frame and I want to know which organic latex or natural latex mattress we should buy for both our bodies and adjustable frame? 10"? 13" or ??? And what configuration you recommend for each half of the split bed?

Also, for the adjustable bed can you recommend a very reliable brand/model to go with the recommended mattress which includes: a zero gravity button, wall-hugger, lumbar support that is ergonomically correct (bends at the proper place and has a good warranty. I sometimes need to incline my knee (it swells up). I like to watch tv in bed. The tv is wall mounted high on the wall. Is the pillow tilt a must? I would like good quality components and read that a German Motor is the best. Any suggestions on brands?

jenninsb

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12 Aug 2019 17:54 #4 by Sleep EZ
Hello and thanks for the inquiry! We have the 7" for customers that prefer a firm mattress, we have the 13" for customers that weigh over 350 pounds or want a thicker mattress. As such, our 9" and 10" mattresses are our most popular. The 9" is a bit more supportive & a bit firmer while the 10" offers a bit more contour and pressure relief for your hips and shoulders than the 9". I’d definitely recommend the 10” mattress, the 13” would be more money than you need to spend and the 13” mattress doesn’t contour to the bends in the adjustable base as well as the 10” mattress does.

I’d be happy to make a recommendation for the firmness of each layer, I just have a couple of questions: do either of you have anything like fibromyalgia, shingles, chronic hip pain, chronic shoulder pain, or anything where you're especially sensitive to pressure? Does your husband normally start out on his stomach or does he start out on his side?

Regarding adjustable bases, I would recommend either the Reverie 9T or the Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite. Both bases have lumbar support, but the 9T does not have pillow tilt. I’ve never found the pillow tilt to be all that useful, but it’s really a matter of preference. If the wall-hugging feature is the most important feature to you, then please note that Leggett & Platt’s bases have a slightly better wall-hugging feature.

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12 Aug 2019 19:26 #5 by jenninsb
Thanks for replying. That sounds great! 10" it is!!

For me I have had 3 back surgeries, 1 shoulder surgery and 3 knee surgeries. So I am more sensitive but don't like sinking into the old Tempurpedic we currently have. I also don't like the heat and it takes a long time for the place I was lying to cool off and come back to flat.

My husband starts off on his back because we watch TV in bed. But once the TV is turned off, he rolls to his stomach, however, since the bed is too soft, his back gets sore so he rolls to his sides. He sometimes has shoulder or hip pain but I wouldn't say that they are problem areas. Usually too much Volleyball!

Do you sell the Leggett & Platt Elite? If so maybe you can give me a quote for the two split CA king mattresses & two Split CA King adjustable beds with layering per suggestion?

jenninsb

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13 Aug 2019 17:00 #6 by Sleep EZ
Based on the information you've provided, I would absolutely recommend soft Talalay over medium Dunlop over firm Dunlop for both sides of the mattress. The soft Talalay layer will ensure you get all the contour and pressure relief needed to avoid hip pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain from pressure point issues. The medium and firm Dunlop layers will ensure that you get all the support needed to main proper spinal alignment and avoid back pain. Please keep in mind that our initial recommendations have a 90% success rate, so there's a 90% chance that the above recommendation works perfectly for the two of you. Even though both sides are the same, I would still recommend splitting all of the layers, and that's for several reasons. If all of your layers are split, you will always be able to adjust your side without affecting your partner's side and vice versa, and you'll have that option for the entire 20 year lifespan of the mattress. Additionally, the mattress will be easier to assemble, easier to move if needed, easier to do any layers exchanges if needed, and easier to return if needed. There really are no downsides to having all split layers.

We no longer have Leggett & Platt or Reverie bases on our website, but we can special-order one for you. I'd be happy to quote you a price over the phone, would you mind calling our office at 480-966-9282 when you get a chance? I'll be in the office for another hour today, otherwise feel free to call any other day at your convenience.

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