Hi I am new, and going through mattress troubles. I have just realized that my bed is killing me when I sleep :( I just got a new mattress, which is the same as my old one. Its a "Simmons signature plush III", whatever that means :) Its a pillow top, but only on one side. Anyhow, I didn't buy this mattress nor do I own it or the one before and given where I live in the Caribbean there are no mattress stores about.
The issue is my lower back is killing me. I use to sleep on my side and still fall asleep that way, I think that is the way I want to sleep, but it becomes uncomfortable in my lower back and hip area, then I notice that I find myself sleeping on my stomach after I am asleep, with one leg or the other raised up real high to my side, like I have raised my knee....if that makes sense. I toss to and fro all night. I can't sleep on my back, for whatever the reasons, although I am going to try more.
I don't know if I need a firm bed or a soft. I am so confused now :) I figured firm since my other bed was so soft and hammacked that It was really hurting me. I read that you want a softer bed for side sleeping so your hips can sink in. I have never been shopping for a mattress, and have to wait till I fly back to the States before I can try some.
I did start thinking of a DIY on the non-pillow top side. I can probably get a lot of supplies via mail - if not too big/heavy. I can't cut the mattress since it is not mine, but I do think I could lay some foam/latex down and see where it leads me. My questions is what would you recommend I top with for how I sleep I want to make my experimentation as cheap as possible....I don't mind spending money, but not until I know its perfect.
Also what on earth are Hotel mattresses? What makes them different...anything?
Any help would be appreciated,
Don't know FBM personally.
Cutting latex is quite easy. Electric carving knife. I got one for $15 at Target or somewhere.
Haven't tried Talatech but I do like the Natural Talalay. Talatech on the bottom would be fine if money is an issue. Otherwise I'd stick with natural.
I don't use mattress covers. Don't know if it's important or not.
However, I am concerned about mould issues in the Bahamas. Rubber can sweat and if you do go with latex I think you will want to make sure you use a dehumidifier in the bedroom. But then most anything can mould if you're in a humid area by the ocean which I assume ALL of the Bahamas is. ;-D
I'm not saying don't use latex, just warning you about mould. I lived near the ocean in a tropical area for awhile and even the regular mattress got mouldy if you didn't air it out or put it in the sun on sunny days, etc. Lots of mould issues there.
I am not sure if the right kind of cover would help that situation or hurt it. Is Budgy around? He might be able to give an educated answer on that. Anyone?
I have a dehumidifier, and keep my humidity down low bc of allergies. So that will not be a problem, but thanks for the heads up.
What sort of feel difference is there from taletech to natural?
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