So, I’ve been looking for a new Queen mattress for ~3.5 weeks now and am at my wit’s end on what to pick. I need to just commit to something already and was hoping that you could help me select something. So, a little bit about me. Male. 6’1", 175 pounds. Almost exclusively a side sleeper but occasionally a front-side sleeper as well. I never sleep on my back. Have owned mostly innercoil mattresses prior to this and have been generally happy with them. To be honest, never paid too much attention to my sleep. Have never had aches or pain after a night of sleep though. Tend to like soft to medium beds though I think medium-soft is really my sweet spot.
Have been seriously considering a mattress with some degree of latex for my next mattress. I like that they’re a bit springier than memory foam and can be a bit cooler (summers get 100+ °F here for 2 months straight). I’ve never liked the sinking in feeling and immobility that memory foam provides. I feel like a turtle stuck on its back.
I’ve tried a number of different mattresses and have been leaning towards the hybrids. Have visited a bunch of different places and it’s just hard to find latex ones to try. I tried two latex hybrids – one was a bit firm for my liking but the other felt nice. Both places unfortunately had very little information on them (didn’t know how thick the topper was, what the ILD was or even what the firmness range was) so I’m taking those with a grain of salt. I was able to try a medium Beautyrest Black Hybrid (Clermont HYB and Alcove HYB) and did like those quite a bit although I realize those are memory foam hybrids.
With all that said, the ones that I’m seriously considering currently are:
• Flexus Quadra-flex
The Flexus Quadra-flex has been my top pick for a bit. A bit hesitant since there’s a $99 return fee and a $60 shipping fee if I end up wanting to change only the topper. The Eco-terra is promising but am wondering if the latex topper might be too firm for my liking. I’ve heard good things about mattresses.net’s hybrid but I have no desire to wait 3 weeks for my mattress. I realize that the KISS and the OSO are not hybrids but I’ve been seriously considering them as well for 2 reasons: (1) they both have free returns and (2) I like the ability to swap between a firm or a soft setting easily (compared to other options).
With all that said…would you have any advice? I’m tempted to go with the KISS or the OSO simply because they have free returns but not sure if I’d be more happy with a hybrid since that’s typically what I’ve liked in stores more. Although I was able to try one full latex mattress and liked that one quite a bit. Really bummed that I’m not able to try any of the mattresses I’m specifically interested in in a showroom or store; I do realize that’d be the best way to determine what’s best for me.
What do you recommend? Really would like to pull the trigger on a mattress in the next few days. If you’d recommend something else for me I’m totally open to other options as well. Budget is $1000 and would prefer free shipping and returns although it’s not mandatory.
Thanks for all of your help, I really appreciate it.