Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Organic Latex Mattress has arrived!
Apr 19, 2010 9:43 PM
Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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Hello Everyone!

First off, thank you to all of you for making this entire bed-shopping experience soooo much easier. I have camped here for several days, pouring over past posts - quite illuminating! I had started out leaning towards Tempur-pedic, then Comfortaire, but thanks largely to this forum (and a boatload of researching) I went with latex. If it matters to anyone, the deciding factors where outgassing, longevity/durability, dust mite allergies and heat while sleeping. Learning about fire-retardant chemicals knocked the convention S-brand products, memory foam and air beds out of the running.

Today I ordered the Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Latex Mattress from SleepEZ, the 100% Natural Talalay model.  My side is M/F/XF, hubby's is S/M/F (he's tall and thin, I'm tall and not-so-thin, sigh...)  My experience so far has been just as exemplary as what I've read here - Shawn at SleepEZ is a dream to work with.  The bed has already shipped and will arrive on Thursday... and I am not ready!  I still need to get a new bed frame, our old cheap metal one is shot.  EDITED: We're bought this one, since we put all the $$$ into the mattress, and paired it with this base - tons of storage this way. We like a tall bed, since we are tall people, and this should work well for us. This puts the top of the mattress at just about 36" high, which we really like.

Thank you for everything! yes

Robin

Edited the hideously long title a bit, and again since it has arrived. wink

This message was modified Apr 23, 2010 by Wineaux
Re: Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Organic Latex Mattress has arrived!
Reply #5 Apr 23, 2010 12:49 PM
Joined: Apr 19, 2010
Points: 16
I got 8 hours of sleep, without waking, for the first time in who-knows-how-long!  AND, I didn't wake up all congested from my dust/dust mite allergy, wow!

However, the bed isn't a miracle worker - I had back pain (lower back) when I went to bed and still do this morning.  I twonked my back setting up the bed, so the mattress isn't to blame. It's going to take a couple visits to my Chiro to straighten this issue out, I think.  Also, the new latex pillows (super price!) will take some adjusting to as well - quite different from our old Memory Foam pillows. From reading on here I know better than to start swapping layers around based upon one night - how long should we give it before we try mixing things up (assuming we find we need to, that is)?

Robin

Re: Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Organic Latex Mattress has arrived!
Reply #6 Apr 23, 2010 1:15 PM
Joined: Mar 11, 2010
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Robin, what is the loft like on the pillows? I checked out the pillows at JCPenney, but the were too "fat." I prefer a flatter pillow when I'm sleeping on my stomach. Someone on Amazon also posted about the smell being strong...did you notice anything like that?
Re: Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Organic Latex Mattress has arrived!
Reply #7 Apr 23, 2010 1:26 PM
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I would give it a minimum of a week before you try changing anything around.  Give your body time to heal from whatever was going on before.  The mattress isn't a miracle worker.
Re: Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Organic Latex Mattress has arrived!
Reply #8 Apr 23, 2010 2:31 PM
Joined: Apr 19, 2010
Points: 16
A week or so before switching layers certainly seems reasonable - thanks!

About the pillows - if I bury my nose in them and sniff they smell like the 100% natural Talalay in my new mattress (of course I smelled it, lol!) I just measured and they are 6.5" thick/high in the center - Queen size and Firm, not Plush. They gave well under my head, rather than jacking it up at an unnatural angle, but I felt supported. I am a side/back sleeper, which is what these Firm pillows are for - the Plush are supposedly for stomach/back sleepers.

Robin

This message was modified Apr 23, 2010 by Wineaux
Re: Select Sleep Queen 10,000 Organic Latex Mattress has arrived!
Reply #9 Apr 23, 2010 4:53 PM
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Good luck with your new mattress! Keep us posted on how you like it over time.

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