Thanks for helping with my registration problem!
So you already know I’ve been sampling this website for a while, and now I have a real, and describable issue.
I had an ancient mattress topped with a 3” memory foam topper that was great for a decade but definitely dead. After reading here and anywhere else I could find, I bought the Original Mattress Factory’s 9” latex mattress. I have both back and hip issues, and knew the 11” would be great for the hip but might kill the back. Well, it turned out the 9” also killed the back. I couldn’t walk the first week, but I was patient. It got a lot better, but, finally, after I had had the mattress a month, I decided my body couldn’t take any more.
I have a Pratt and Leggett adjustable base, which I absolutely love, and at OMF that limited me to just two more mattresses, not counting the two latex. I was afraid of the memory foam, lest my back also sink too far into it as it had the latex. The memory foam passed the one-hour test on the floor, but so had the 9” latex, so I didn’t trust it. I decided to buy the Orthopedic innerspring, then top it with a latex or foam topper. This is essentially the setup I had been very happy with for years.
I know I should have logged in here at the beginning of the process, but it seemed like I was being diligent. My Orthopedic arrives Thursday. I won’t order a topper till I’m okay with that. But, assuming that’s okay, I need to choose a topper. I am 5’2” and weigh 103 lbs. I have a bad back (some disc damage in the lumbar region), but a brilliant PT and daily exercises have kept me in good shape for the last three years – till I met that latex mattress. I fall asleep on my back but I think I must switch quickly and pretty permanently to my side. My hips have started to send out red flags that they’re going to need serious attention one of these days.
Based on what I’ve read here, I assume I should start with a 2” topper, not only because of my size but also because I don’t want the spinal alignment distorted. I’m somewhat limited by my requirement for a full XL topper; they’re definitely not standard. (A number of places will custom make a full XL for you, but you can’t return it.)
The Full XL requirement limits me in latex toppers to absolutecomfortonsale’s Tally-O (24 ILD), which is $570. That wouldn’t keep me from eating, but wow!
In foam, I have seen two that meet criteria of being made in the US and listed on your list of preferred providers. First is selectfoam’s 5.34 lb. gel infused (13-14 ILD) at $269.
Next are two options at myluxurymattress.com. The 4 lb 12 ILD, which they call medium soft, is $170. The 5 lb. 15 ILD which they call medium firm, is $215.
All of these are for 2” toppers. All have comfort warranties, so if I found I really needed a 3” I could trade up. It doesn’t help that the ILDs on the memory foam and the latex aren’t comparable.
I never had a “sleeps hot” issue with my old memory comfort topper but it was ancient and who knows what it was. So I don’t know if I need the gel infused, but I’m certainly impressed by everything I read about selectfoam on your site. The advantage of myluxurymattress is certainly cost, plus perhaps things I don’t know about. But I would discard cost. In reality, I can afford any of these that represents the right product, including the latex, shocked though I may be by the price tag.
I’d be grateful for any thoughts you have on the topper issue – including all the issues I’ve missed or distorted!