I have a few questions.
1 Is tempurpedic more supportive and relieves pressure more then any latex whether dunlop or talalay?
2 Which tempurpedic would be suitable for me.
My body statistics are:
A. I sleep on my side, I weigh 205 pounds, I have an injured disk on my low back. I am also about 6 feet 2 inches tall.
3. Do they make soft dunlop latex. How soft would it go? From where can I get a very soft top layer, dunlop latex mattress?
4. Currently I have a spring air mattress that is acting weird. I mean it felt different in the store and it feels now that the latex is bumping against my body. I mean like latex pushing against my body and it does not feel good.
The seller said there is an BREAK IN PERIOD WITH THE LATEX MATTRESS. Does a latex mattress has a BREAK IN TIME?
Actually it is 6 inches of latex on 8 inches of SOY FOAM. I don't even know what soyfoam is honestly. The salesman said it is made from soy. I kind of have a feeling that salesman was lying.
Many questions but hopefully some kind helpful soul will answer me.
1. No, perhaps relieving pressure is one thing that Tempur 'can' excel in, although so do lower ILD latex foams. Latex foam is far more elastic than Tempur-Material, and therefore more supportive. Note, that more support is not always the correct or appropriate solution.
2. I would avoid the really low density Tempur Beds (cloud line up) with a body weight over 200lbs, the higher density foams in the other beds will be more supportive and likely hold up much better in the long run.
3. Dunlop latex can be made pretty soft, one example would be SleepTek's private label 10" thick, Cleanbedroom has a version of it, on their website, Oyasumi dream.
4. Latex foams are not supposed to have a dramatic break in period, Tempur-Pedic beds do however.
Soy foam is regular polyurethane foam with some soy based plant alcohol used in the mixture. 2/3 of the weight of polyfoam is either TDI or MDI, the other remaining 1/3 is almost completely polyol (complicated form of alcohol), this polyol can be partially or all replaced by plant based alcohols derived from Soy, Castor, Canola, etc. The overall % of natural content could be as little as 5% or perhaps as much as 30%, if this is not disclosed it is in all likely on the lower side of things. There is not a whole lot of soy content in 'soy foam' in most cases.
I've heard that latex is MORE supportive than memory foam so it may actually give a little push back for support than memory foam. Of course, that could mean that you have less support with memory foam, theoretically, potentially causing spinal misalignment and consequently, possibly back pain. This could happen from too soft or firm latex too. The trick is have the right amount for the right body parts. This is especially tricky if you sleep on your side in my opinion. If you don't, you could also have pressure points that will bother you, just like with memory foam, springs, or poly foam.
I've never heard of or had a break in period on latex. I'm working my way toward all talay latex, and just about there. Others are just as firm believers in the other forms of bedding. I've been through most of them already.
I think they are actually STALLING, and don't want it back.....another surprise.
I have a Tempurpedic Cloud (regular) going on 6 weeks old tomorrow. I'm 6'2" and 190 lbs. with a tender right shoulder due to injury years ago and arthro surgery on it, twice. I can pull off laying on right shoulder a fair amount on Cloud bed. Standard innersprings feel MUCH worse to lay on. Best mattress and foundation I've ever had. The only downside is there is a slight odor that lasts for weeks. Only noticeable sometimes when first entering room. After that, don't notice it.
Only time will tell how the Cloud's ES foam at top holds up. It seems to have stabilized early on and the feel is consistent. Tempurpedic quality seems quite high and I've seen that in a 4 year old Symphony pillow I used for ... 4 years.
It is the best blend of support and comfort / pressure relief of any mattress I've slept on. It's on a TP fixed foundation which is super solid and heavy duty.
When new, the foam feels a little firmer, but it softens up in a couple days. Every type of foam I've tried breaks in and softens up early on, then stabilizes.
I had a 3 layer latex bed from out of state. It didn't work for me. It was ok on a box spring, but really got bad on the matching pine slat foundation, at least for my shoulders and hips. I returned it.
It might try latex another day when I feel like experimenting, but honestly, latex is an afterthought in most major stores everywhere here - Sleep Train, Mancinis, etc .... they all only have one line of latex beds like Vera Wang or Englander. There are far more Tempurpedics in major stores and of course innersprings are still most common.
Spring Air ?
First of all, Spring Air is a half dead company, at least around here. You will not find one singular Spring Air mattress in either Sleep Train or Mancinis. I have not seen them at Sears, Penneys or Macys. In other words, they are on the outs and most likely for good reason.
I know the former owner of Spring Air mattress. He owns a small mattress mfr. about 2 miles from our house and I shopped there. He sells low cost mattresses where you buy the core and velcro on the 'comfort layer'. Nice man, older guy, we have two of his innerspirng with medium poly foams on top. I can't sleep on them. Yuck.
Not saying no one likes their Spring Airs, but sleeplikethedead showed something like 40% satisfaction rating for them. I wouldn't seek one out.
I think I read on another post that you are on a tempurpedic now, is that right? Well, here are some other facts to include throughout this post:
You and your back are the best determiners of what is supportive, pressure relieving and comfortable and most of us can tell you why you react the way you do... once you tell us your reactions. We can even tell you what things to avoid based on experience. I do think that those of us who retail mattresses for several years have more stories and experiences when responding so that the responses are not so emotional to a question but experiential.
If yu have not found your favorite bed yet, Happy Hunting! If you have... Congratulations! Sleep Well Joed!
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