I am new to the community and really appreciate all the resources here. That said I am still having some trouble working out how firm a topper I should get for the DIY rebuild I am considering so would appreciate feedback from the community.
Several years ago we purchased a bed-in-a-box mattress from Zinus. Fortunately, it wasn’t too expensive but we also got what we paid for… It was ok at first even though we didn’t love it but has since gotten worse and my wife especially has been having trouble sleeping and experiencing lower back pain. Just wanting a good night’s sleep we had started looking at a Sleep Number because we didn’t know what sort of bed would be best for us with our different sleeping styles, so the adjustability is appealing. I am willing to bite the bullet on something more expensive if that is what it takes but would also like an option that doesn’t see our current mattress end up in landfill.
After reading about DIY mattress builds here my potential plan is now to take all low-quality topper material out of my existing mattress and reuse the coils plus a new topper to try and get a comfortable solution.
Me: 5’8", 190lbs, 90% back / 10% stomach
Her: 5’4, 125lbs, 100% side
Possible plan pending feedback:
My main questions are as follows:
- Does anyone know if the coils from my Zinus mattress are any good and worth saving?
- Based on the information I shared is a medium topper correct? Would it be worth considering two separate toppers to better meet the different needs? I am not sure how to work out what our ideal ILD would be so if there is a rough formula to use I would appreciate it.