Hästens Owners: How happy are you with the firmness choosen for your bed?

Hi granite8,

I switched your post to a new topic of its own because it wasn’t related to the topic you originally posted in which was asking about an ultra premium Hastens mattress that is a very different mattress (and in a much higher budget range) than the one you purchased.

I’m sorry to hear that the mattress and firmness level you chose didn’t work out as well as you hoped for and it certainly sounds like your mattress is too firm.

This may be true for some people and not for others. Each person is unique, The only way to know whether any mattress is a suitable choice for you will be based on your own careful testing or your own personal experience and I would always make sure that you do some careful testing on any mattress you are considering (hopefully using the testing guidelines in the tutorial) to make sure that it’s a suitable choice for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) before making any purchase.

I would keep in mind that Shifman and most manufacturers make a wide range of mattresses with different firmness levels and that the issues you are experiencing have less to do with the name of the manufacturer on the label than with the firmness level you chose. The same thing would likely have happened with a mattress made by another manufacturer that was the same firmness level.

[quote] I am researching a Latex now.
Does anyone know of a Hotel that has these Mattresses?
Cleveland Ohio[/quote]

I’m not sure what you’ve read since you found the site but just in case you haven’t read it yet … the first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice … and perhaps more importantly know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you’ve read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best “match” for you in terms of “comfort”, firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the “value” of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

I don’t know of any hotels that carry any latex mattresses but the better options or possibilities I’m aware of in and around the Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH areas (subject to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets your criteria and the quality/value guidelines I linked in the previous paragraph) are listed in post #2 here.

It may also be worth considering a topper.

If the only issue with a mattress is that it is too firm and there are no soft spots or sagging in the mattress then a good quality topper can certainly be an effective way to add some additional softness, “comfort” and pressure relief to your sleeping system but the only way to know for certain whether a specific mattress/topper combination is a good “match” for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP is based on your own careful testing or personal experience on the combination. If you can’t test the combination in person then there will always be always some risk and uncertainty involved in adding a topper because the specifics of the mattress itself along with your own body type, sleeping position, and preferences can affect which specific topper would be a suitable choice on any specific mattress.

There is more information about choosing a topper and a link to the better online sources I’m aware of in post #2 here and the topper guidelines it links to which along with a conversation with a reliable and knowledgeable supplier (that can provide you with good information about how their toppers compare to each other or to other toppers they are familiar with that are available on the market) can help you use your sleeping experience as a reference point and guideline to help you choose the type, thickness, and firmness for a topper that has the least possible risk and the best chance for success. A good exchange/return policy can also reduce the risk of an online topper purchase so I would make sure you are comfortable with the options you have available after a purchase just in case the topper you choose doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped for.

If a mattress/topper combination turns out to be a good “match” for you in terms of “comfort”, firmness, and PPP then having a separate topper also has the advantage of being able to replace just the topper without replacing the entire mattress if it softens or breaks down before the upper foam layers in the mattress (which is very likely because the upper layers of a sleeping system tend to soften or break down before the deeper layers) or if your needs or preferences change over time. A suitable topper can also help extend the useful life of the mattress underneath it because it will absorb much of the compression forces that can soften or break down the top layers of the mattress underneath it over time.