Hi. I have been reading through this forum, in search of a new mattress, and think it is a wonderful resource. I wish that similar resources were available with regard to other products, like various electronics, where misinformation is rife and big retailers/manufacturers benefit from spreading such misinformation.
On the site’s advice, I went to a local mattress store today to try out mattresses. I have been sleeping on latex pillows from infancy and thought I would prefer a latex mattress. I am in my early thirties, 5’7", 165lbs., and have no known orthopedic problems. I am single and plan to buy a queen mattress for my own use. I have had longstanding problems with overheating when I sleep, on pillowtop mattresses and, to a lesser degree, on a down sofa. These overheating problems do not appear on some hotel mattresses, an air mattress with a down topper, or on friends’ non-pillowtop innerspring mattresses.
When visiting the retailer, I found, to my surprise, that I preferred a mattress that combined latex on top with a layer of gel foam below, over a pure latex mattress. The former offered better support and cradled my body while also providing the benefits of the latex. The mattress I tried and liked was the Corsicana Sensations, which can be obtained locally by me, with box spring, for ~$900. Here is info on the Corsicana Sensations: http://goodmorningsleep.com/?portfolio-item=corsicana-sensation
I am concerned, however, that this might not be a very good mattress, mainly because the latex and gel foam layers seem rather thin. Do you have any information on the Corsicana brand, and the quality of foam they use? Unfortunately, they do not seem to make a higher end model with thicker gel or latex foam. Are there any comparable mattresses that utilize a greater quantity or quality of gel and latex foam? I noticed that NexGel makes a gel/foam hybrid mattress, but the ones that are significantly thicker than the Corsicana tend toward $3000, which is out of my price range. Might I, perhaps, consider buying a good quality gel mattress, like the Ultimate Dreams one on Amazon, and then adding a 2" or 3" high-quality latex topper?