Latex versus coil and latex

Hi. We’ve decided to get rid of our 12 year old Tempurpedic mattress (have always hated them as they are too hard and hot and seem to make my back pain even worse). We have two twin xtra long mechanical beds that we want to keep and after doing much research I thought pure latex would be the best. I liked the Green Sleep Hevea Vincence in Dunlop firm, medium, soft with an extra soft topper - I seem to need a soft top to have proper alignment (my husband and I are tall and thin). Next I tried out beds at Coco Mat that had coco matting, seaweed etc. but they were absurdly expensive. I went to Scott Jordan (we’re in New York city) and found, to my surprise, that I actually preferred a coil mattress (Berkeley Ergonomics). The one they recommended and I liked was a single coil -Oslo- with a soft latex layer and an additional 2" Talalay topper. When I spoke to someone at the Mattress and Sleep Company they suggested the three coil model - Sonata - and said I wouldn’t need the topper for it and then the two layers wouldn’t shift as the bed moved. Meanwhile they said they couldn’t sell me Berkeley mattresses since there is a dealer in NY. Back at Scott Jordan they told me the single coil is the only one that would work on a mechanical bed so I’m now waiting to call Berkeley directly to see what they think. I’m confused about what I should do, also the coil one has a 10 year warranty while the pure latex has 20 years. I’m not sure what the significance of that is.
Any advice would be appreciated (a little knowledge is a dangerous thing).

From what I’ve been advised by my local mattress manufacturer is that a coil bed’s lifespan is shorter on an adjustable bed, if you’re changing its position. I would ask the manufacturer if that’s the case with either their single or triple coil mattresses.

Aside from the adjustable foundation question, this post is one to read. Now, I personally feel that coil spring mattresses tend to sag too soon for my liking whereas latex should be be more resilient longer. At least that has been my experience with coils and thus my recent foray into all latex. And, perhaps most importantly for me, the configurability of a latex mattress with zippered cover opens a lot of possibilities in terms of rearranging layers, swapping layers, and even periodically flipping layers (certainly Talalay can be flipped). So even if 2-3 years from now I feel a bit of a sag, I could for example, just replace one layer and get back to a firmer feel.

Just thought I would add my two cents :slight_smile:

Regarding the life span of coil mattresses on adjustable bases; Having inspected all types of mattress on both flat beds and adjustable beds over the years I would personally argue that the life span of any mattress on an adjustable base is roughly HALF of what it would last on a flat foundation. This is true of all latex and memory foam mattresses as well. This is especially true if the mattress is kept on an incline for sleeping it puts a lot of stress right on the middle of the mattress and flipping and rotating the mattress does very little to improve the life such as it does on a flat foundation. A mass produced coil mattress does not last a long time more so because the quality of the foams used is fairly low grade polyurethane foam, the coils themselves will generally last as long as anything you can put in a mattress if not comfortably longer.

We have personally tested the Sonata (triple coil) Berkeley mattress on adjustable bases and it honestly bends better than a Tempur-Pedic does; there is no reason to say that it simply wouldn’t work. However I do agree that a thinner mattress assuming it is adequately comfortable; ultimately will work better on an adjustable base. In this case if the single coil model is not adequately comfortable without a topper than I think I would still consider the Sonata as the layers will not shift as much being that it is all inside one cover.

The beautiful thing about doing something like either the Vicence from Green Sleep or the Berkeley mattresses is that the top layers of the mattress (which will break down the quickest) can be replaced for a fraction of the cost of buying a whole new bed; we find this can add a lot to the long term value equation.

Hi fulen,

All of the Berkeley Ergonomics mattresses would certainly be flexible enough to use on an adjustable bed but there are 5 separate layers and components (besides the cover) in the 3 coil system and the information you are getting from Scott Jordan is probably based on the higher possibility that multiple layers that include microcoils would have a greater chance of interfering with each other and shifting inside the cover than a mattress that has fewer layers and components. BE’s “standard” suggestion for their customers that have an adjustable bed would either be their all latex mattress or their mattress with the bi-level coil and latex comfort layer although the others would “probably” be fine as well. If a topper shifts with the movement of the adjustable bed over time it would be much easier to put it back into alignment than opening up the mattress and realigning any individual layers that have shifted although IMO don’t think it would be a significant issue with any of their mattresses.

I would also keep in mind that each of the Berkeley Ergonomics mattresses will have a different “feel” and there is also a lot to be said for choosing a mattress that your actual testing and experience indicates is a good “match” for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences).

All the BE mattresses (including their all latex mattress) have a 10 year non pro rated warranty but either way the length of a warranty has very little to do with the durability or useful life of a mattress anyway because a warranty only covers manufacturing defects in a mattress (which tend to show up early in the life of a mattress) and not the gradual loss of comfort and support which is the main reason that people will need to replace a mattress (see post #174 here). I certainly wouldn’t use the length of a warranty as a meaningful way to compare mattresses.

This would be true to different degrees for any mattress because the constant bending and the shifting of greater body weight to the center of the mattress when you raise the head of the bed will cause greater wear on the mattress with an adjustable bed than on a non adjustable support system. With a good quality pocket coil or foam mattress this wouldn’t be as big an issue as it would for a mattress that uses lower quality materials and the benefits of having an adjustable bed would be enough to offset the decreased durability for many people but I would agree with Daniel that an adjustable bed would reduce the useful life of any mattress to some degree (depending on the quality and durability of the materials).

The use of an adjustable bed would be an even bigger durability issue with other types of innersprings which use coils that are connected with helicals and need to be specially made with either a hinged border rod or no border rod at all to be suitable for use on an adjustable bed.

In addition to the post that LJGMDAD linked post #13 here also has more about the differences between an innerspring support core vs a latex support core. I would treat this as a preference choice rather than a “better/worse” choice and if both mattresses use good quality and durable materials and don’t have any weak links in their design (which would certainly be the case with any of the BE mattresses) I would base your decision on which one is the better “match” for you in terms of PPP. Some people will tend to prefer one type of mattress while others will tend to prefer the other but both of them can make great choices.

The relationship between innersprings and mattresses sagging or other durability issues is more correlational than causal. A mattress will tend to soften and break down from the top down and since so many of the innerspring mattresses sold in the mainstream industry are made by major manufacturers that all tend to use lower quality and less durable materials in their comfort layers … innerspring mattresses have developed a reputation for being less durable and when in fact it’s the softening and breakdown of the comfort layers on top of the innersprings that are by far the biggest cause of the sagging issues that have become so common in the industry and not the innerspring itself. A well constructed innerspring mattress that uses high quality and durable materials in the comfort layers won’t have the same sagging issues that you tend to see in so many of the mainstream innerspring mattresses although marketing “against” innerspring mattresses has led many consumers to believe the “story” that “innersprings are bad” that would apply more to mattresses that use lower quality and less durable comfort layers than to the actual innersprings that are used in a mattress. As Daniel also mentioned the innersprings in a mattress willl often outlast the comfort layers on top of them.

One of the benefits of the BE mattresses is that they are also component mattresses with zip covers where individual layers and components can be replaced or exchanged for firmer or softer versions as well.


Wow, thank you all so much for all of the great information! I think I’ll go back to Scott Jordan and try out all of the BE beds. I never tried their latex ones, only the Green Sleep at another place and the Savvy Rest which I didn’t like as much. I also didn’t try any but the single coil so I’ll start over and try out everything. We only raise the base for reading and TV watching, but sleep with the beds flat.

Went back to Scott Jordan and ended up getting the BE Oslo with a 2" latex topper. (Aaron was very helpful). Whew!
Thanks to all for your help.

Hi Fulen,

You’re very welcome … and congratulations on your new mattress :slight_smile:

I’m looking forward to any comments and feedback you have the chance to share when you receive it and have had the chance to sleep on it for a bit.


Wish there was a Like Button. This is my thoughts exactly.

Thought I would post this reply I got from Andrea at BE about their mattresses for adjustable bases:

We recommend any of our single coil mattresses or the all-latex model for adjustable beds.
Some of our dealers do sell the multi-coil models on adjustables but we always want to make our consumers aware that since the coils in the different layers all have different diameters, the coil units bend in slightly different places and this might cause a little friction between the layers if the beds are regularly adjusted to their max. level. We’ve actually never had a warranty issue because of that but like to be extra cautious.
The interactive model is the one we sell most on adjustables with and without topper pads and they perform really well.
The mattress should work for you in terms of alignment and support without a topper pad but depending on your pressure point sensitivity and personal preference, the topper pad might make the difference between you liking and loving your bed.

Hi fulen,

Thanks for sharing their reply … I appreciate it :).

Their email is very similar to what they told me when I asked them which was along the lines that all of their mattresses would probably be fine but they tend to take a more cautious approach in their recommendations.


How do you like the mattress? Did you get the European slats?

Have been sleeping on my new mattress for a while and am very happy with it; it moves perfectly with the adjustable base. It seems not as soft as in the store but apparently it will soften up over time. I was hoping my back pain would improve with the new mattress but unfortunately that’s not the case.

Hi fulen,

Thanks for sharing your feedback … I appreciate it.

A mattress can take a few weeks to break in and it can also take a few weeks for your body to adjust to the feel of a new sleeping surface that is different from what you are used to but this will generally happen over the course of the first 30 - 90 days or so (usually closer to 30) and then it will “stabilize” (see post #3 here).

There is more detailed information about the most common symptoms that people may experience when they sleep on a mattress and the most likely (although not the only) reasons for them in post #2 here.

There is also more about primary or “deep” support and secondary or “surface” support and their relationship to firmness and pressure relief and the “roles” of different layers in a mattress in post #2 here and in post #4 here that may also be helpful in clarifying the difference between “support” and “pressure relief” and “feel”.

These posts are the “tools” that can help with the analysis, detective work, or trial and error that may be necessary to help you learn your body’s language and “translate” what your body is trying to tell you so you can make the types of changes or additions to your mattress that have the best chance of reducing or eliminating any “symptoms” you are experiencing.

The most common cause of lower back pain is comfort layers that are too thick/soft or a support core that is too soft but If you are past the break in period and are experiencing lower back pain then the first thing I would suggest is a call to Scott Jordan so they can give you some suggestions based on their experience with the Oslo and other customers that may be helpful.


Hi Phoenix, thanks for all your help. I bought the Oslo because it seemed to give good support as well as providing a soft enough surface. My lower back pain is worse in the morning when I get up, though I’m now able to sleep on my side as opposed to always on my stomach (I’m trying to wean myself away from that as it’s harder on my back). The sales person at Scott Jordan said my alignment looked good on the mattress . The topper is only 1" of latex and 1" of wool so it doesn’t seem as if that would be too soft. I’m wondering if I should try removing the topper to see how that feels.

Hi fulen,

The topper is only part of your total sleeping system and there are also some softer comfort layers in your mattress as well so how your body responds to and interacts with your sleeping system “as a whole” in all your sleeping positions over the course of the night is always more important than any single layer or component.

For example the amount of time you spend sleeping on your stomach over the course of the night can make a difference and your body may be fine with shorter periods of time on your stomach but it may produce lower back symptoms if you sleep on your stomach over longer periods of time. The topper would probably be fine for your side sleeping but may be adding too much softness for your stomach sleeping so it could be relative to how much time you spend in each position. While it’s not really possible to predict which type of changes will be the most helpful … I would certainly talk to Scott Jordan about your symptoms and it would also be worthwhile trying your mattress without the topper just to see how your body responds and how your sleeping experience changes.

If you spend time on your stomach then of course it would be important to make sure that your adjustable bed is flat under the mattress. It may also be worth trying a thin pillow under your pelvis/lower abdomen which can help keep stomach sleepers in better alignment. A body pillow can also help combination side/stomach sleepers because it can help with alignment and provide some of the “comfort” and familiarity of having something against your stomach when you are sleeping on your side which many stomach sleepers miss so you may be able to sleep on your side for longer periods of time.


Thanks for your suggestions, I’ll look into everything.

I’m bumping an old topic here, because the main basis for the post is somewhat along the lines of what I’ve got on my mind right now. I think either latex over pocket coil or all latex is the route I want to go. But there’s a rather significant issue in that I’m not sure either option is something I could possibly try before I buy, as I live in the east central part of Saskatchewan and am basically surrounded by nothing more than run of the mill retail mattress offerings.

To give some background and relevant details:
-I’m primarily a stomach sleeper. I can sleep on my back if I make the switch in the middle of the night, but try as I might I just cannot fall asleep on my back.
-I’m male, 33 years old, 5’7" and am typically around 190 pounds, which puts my BMI at 30. Broad shoulders, deep chest, thick legs. Kind of like a miniature middle line backer, lol.
-I work rotating shift work with a 5/5/4 schedule in a safety sensitive environment. 12 hour days, 2 hours of drive time. I usually target about 6.5-7 hours sleep on work nights, 8-10 on days off. I also need in the area of 12 hours of good sleep when I switch from day shift to night shift.
-I struggled with lower back pain the majority of my life, I think primarily due to mattresses that did not suit me. I had no issues sleeping on a medium mattress, but anything beyond about 5 hours of sleep I would start having lower back trouble. Trying to get 12 hours of sleep on my shift change day was impossible, I had to choose between back pain or extra sleep.
-I like a mattress to have a soft feel, but also have enough support so my hips don’t sink in (which is what seems to cause my back issues). Current mattress is a Stearns & Foster Chatham Island that I bought in 2014, sitting atop a bentwood slat platform bed. I can’t find any particular build info on it as it was a Sears exclusive model. I know it’s a firm pocket coil tight top. Initially I found it just a tad stiff and added one of the Novaform mattress toppers from Costco. It’s been the best sleep I’ve ever had on my own mattress, and back pain has been very minimal the last 4 years. However, this spring I started noticing some back pain starting to set in. I tried sleeping with the topper removed, and that did the trick.
-Prior to my current mattress I tried a Novosbed Sonata. Supposed to be a medium firm, but to me it felt like a rock. My back was fine, but I had trouble falling asleep, found it a bit on the warm side, and it was extremely hard on my shoulders. It was returned within their 120 day period.
-Prior to that I was on a medium Simmon’s Beautyrest Classic. Ok for about a year, but pounded out really quick. I gave up on it after 2 years.
-I feel it is worthy of mention that in my previous line of work I once spent 3 months staying at a Pomeroy Inn and Suites. That 3 months was by far the best I’ve ever slept in my life. They list their mattress as being Hypnos Opulence. Pomeroy sells the mattresses, and had logistics not been a huge issue I would have bought that one.

So now I’ve arrived at a situation where I’m mattress shopping again. I just finished renovating my house and finally have a bedroom that can accommodate a king size mattress (current mattress is a queen). I had full intentions of just sticking with my current mattress until it wears out in order to get the full life out of it. I should have seen the writing on the wall when I took the mattress topper off 6 months ago…that time is coming sooner rather than later. It has started to become gradually more evident to me that the mattress is starting to sag a bit and I don’t imagine I’ll get more than another 6 months out of it before my back starts suffering, so I’m starting to do my research now.

The simple solution would have just been to go buy another Stearns & Foster of similar build, but I really, really don’t want to go mattress shopping again 4 years from now. It would be wonderful to spend a bit more money and end up with a mattress that will last me 10 years or more, if anything just to avoid the agony and frustration that is mattress shopping. Obviously my searching has led me here, and from the research I’ve done it seems latex is the answer if longevity is the question. My gut tells me that if I’ve been happy with firm pocket coil beds then I should go with a firm pocket coil/latex bed. But naturally I have to wonder if I’d like an all latex mattress. And that’s where this becomes an issue, near as I can tell the run of the mill brands that retailers around here stock don’t seem to carry all latex mattresses, unless I’m overlooking something with all the fancy names these companies give their layers of materials? Is there anything at all that the feel of an all latex mattress would compare to? Or am I going to have to drive 4+ hours to find a retailer that would have latex in order to test it out?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Hi ls3gmc

Welcome to our Mattress Forum! :slight_smile:

Congratulations for finishing the house renovation project … nice to be able to change to a king and get some extra room to increase your mattress “real estate”.

You are on the right track with selecting beds with good quality and durable componentry as major brands such as Sealy/Stearns & Foster, Simmons, and Serta tend to use lower quality and less durable materials in their mattresses than most of their smaller competitors that will tend to soften or break down prematurely relative to the price you pay which is why I generally suggest avoiding all of them completely (along with the major retailers that focus on them as well) regardless of how they may feel in a showroom along with any mattress where you aren’t able to find out the type and quality/durability of the materials inside it (see the guidelines here. along with post #3 here. and post #12 here. and post #404 here.).

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 (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped for).

I always tend to trust my gut feeling in cases like this but just to rule things out … some theory at a distance might help at least to know what to focus on in terms of characteristics and differences between the two to see if it worth taking a trip to test-try one … but generally speaking, unless there is something that completely disqualifies this mattress type… you are correct that personal experience is the best way to assess if you like how it feels for you. whille both innerspring and a firmer latex core are great as a support layer each has very “different” characteristics and the most important differences are the ones you can feel and that you personally prefer. Both can be softer or firmer depending design … a pocket coil could be firmer than a latex core or the other way around they could also be zoned or not … all depending on the specifics of the components you are comparing. There is more about this in post #10 here and more detailed information about innersprings vs latex support cores in post #2 here and more about the different types and blends of latex in this article and in post #6 here or post #28 here. (At a quick glance I wasn’t able to find something that you could in your general area.)

After youve had a chance to go through the readings mentioned above you may wish to approach the 3 TMU expert members based in Canada and see if they can help you think through and determine the likelihood that you might like all-latex beds better.

Dormio Expert website here
Memory Foam Comfort Expert website here
The Mattress & Sleep Company Expert website here and here

TMASC also carries both innerspring and all-latex and can help with comparisons based on customer feedback All three experts mentioned above carry all-latex beds and ship throughout Canada and I think highly of in terms of transparency, knowledge, and are extremely skilled in helping customers find the right product and match.


Hi Phoenix,

I hope I can submit my message here, regarding layering and components for alignment.
I have been researching mattresses and components on this site for quite some time and am SO grateful for all the helpful information! Reading the guides and forum posts has been very helpful in understanding component and such but I have had quite a difficult time finding a mattress that works for me and out of desperation, I wanted to post and ask for any recommendations given my situation.

I am 5’6", 125#, side and back sleeper. My shoulders are narrower than my hips, but I’m a pretty normal build. I have never been a fussy sleeper. I’m not a person who has trouble sleeping on guest beds, hotel beds, etc. I spend a lot of time at a meditation center and when there I sleep on 4 inches of nondescript polyfoam on top of a wood base with no issue. However, buying a mattress has been rough.

I had a 30 something year old S brand hand me down spring mattress which years ago I had put a 3 inch memory foam topper on (nothing high quality though it was pretty dense, I definitely sank into it) and was fine. But ultimately the dip in the middle and material breakdown got to me and I was having a lot of back and neck pain. After reading the guides on the MU, I realize I was likely out of alignment, sinking too much in that bed for years hence long-standing neck pain. But at any rate, I found myself bed shopping.

The first mattress I tried was a memory foam comfort layer over-top a polyfoam core. I hasn’t discovered MU then and did not know to ask about the layer construction, ILDs, etc. so I don’t know much about the components other than it was plant based foam with a wool cover from a local store that specializes in organic/natural/latex. I thought this would be a good choice because I had been sleeping on memory foam for years and like the feel of an all foam bed. After a few painful nights (the top layer caused pressure points even though it was a “plush”), I did finally sink into it and must have gotten good alignment because I woke with no neck or back pain for the first time in years. But it was an absolute oven. I woke all night in a sweat. I did not have the problem on my old foam topper (but maybe that was because it was over springs and not foam?).

I wasn’t sure what to do next in terms of heat and was afraid to try memory foam again, but after reading on the forum and articles, I decided latex on top of springs couldn’t be a bad choice. I had been sleeping on a spring mattress my whole life and I thought latex would work for me (I sleep on a latex pillow so I had some sense of feel) and would be temperature neutral. I ordered the ultimate hybrid from Arizona Mattress. Ken was amazing, the products were super high quality, and I felt like there was no way that would be a bad bet. But I wasn’t even able to sleep on it two weeks because the back pain was tremendous. While the plush latex was a great comfort layer for me, I couldn’t sink into the support coils enough and I was sort of jackknifed in the middle. I really did try, but the pain was too bad to persist past a couple of weeks. I’m not sure if that was because the coil system in that mattress is zoned and I’m on the smaller side? But I wasn’t able to keep that bed.

After that, I really wasn’t sure what to do so I wound up ordering a Nolah mattress. I had narrowed that down from some online companies and needed an easy return policy. I was uncertain at that point how both memory foam and spring hybrids would be for me. Based on previous forum posts here, there were no weak links for a person in my BMI and it was advertised as best for side sleepers and temperature neutral. I have been sleeping on it about 3 months now.

Here are the specs:
The Nolah is comprised of:
2" 2.75 lb polyfoam (12 ILD)
1" 4 lb Avena polyfoam (20 ILD)
7" 1.8 lb polyfoam support core (32 ILD)

The feel of the mattress is great - I have no pressure point pain with the soft top layer. But I’ve had back and neck pain since I got it. It has gotten better as the mattress has broken in, but after sleeping on it about 45 days, I started waking up with dull pain on my hips and shoulders (or they were numb) along with the low back pain and neck pain I had since the beginning. It feels like I might be just going through the super soft top layer and then not having enough “give” against the support core? Because I wake up feeling like I’ve slept on too firm a bed. I don’t think I get proper alignment with this mattress, based on the pain and shifting position in the night. I have low back pain when I lie on my back too, but I can’t figure out if it’s because I’m not sinking in enough. The company sent me a topper made from the top layer foam (12 ILD) but it was honestly horrible as a stand alone (hot, not the right size for the mattress, moved around) and didn’t solve the pain problem, though I should have tried it longer.

My return/refund period is over in 30 days and I am trying to figure out what to do. There are things I like about the Nolah: it is temperature neutral, there was no smell to deal with, it is only 10" high (I’d prefer a lower mattress), and the top layer gives me great pressure point relief. I could make do with it and it’s the best fit for me of the mattresses I have tried (not too hot and not too much pain to be able to deal with it). But I’m hesitant to keep it given I really don’t think I have correct alignment with it. I also don’t have a lot of means (by budget is ~800.00), this was a big purchase for me, and I don’t want to spend so much on something that should last quite a while if it’s not the right thing.

My question is about what to try next. I have looked at many other bed in a box all foam beds, but generally the constructions all seem similar - 6 or 7 inches of med firm poly core and 2-3 inches of some type of proprietary foam comfort layer. Many of the companies won’t tell me the specs of the foam, so I can’t even compare to what I’m sleeping on now. I had considered the Brooklyn Bedding Signature hybrid but I’m not sure if I’d do okay with springs again and if I need a soft or a medium top layer - sinking in too far was causing me pain on my original old bed. Many of the full-latex super customizable options are way above my budget. I’m worried that if I return this bed and start over with a new bed in the box brand, I’ll be in the same position. Part of me feels like I am perhaps just sensitive and there’s no perfect mattress for me.

I am unsure if my issue is one of needing more of a comfort layer (so that I can sink in more)? Or if I need a different kind of support component to get good alignment? I ordered a 2 inch Dunlop plush latex topper from Sleep on Latex (ILD 20). It definitely gives the bed a softer feel, but I can’t tell if it’s helping the alignment issue. Can I expect a topper to help with an alignment problem? Or if I am out of alignment on this bed, does that mean I just need a different kind of support layer? I actually don’t need the bed to feel softer and think the additional latex may be overkill—the soft top layer of the Nolah is a good fit for me—but I thought perhaps the topper would be a good solution if I need more cushion in order to sink in more and have better alignment?

I’ve only been sleeping with the topper a couple nights. If I do keep it, is there any downside to solving the problem that way? Will placing a firmer layer on top of the super soft Nolah layer cause the mattress to be less durable? Or will it wear through the top Nolah layer in a few months and I’ll once again be up against the too firm poly foam core?

Given my past difficulties with the zoned spring support and memory foam heat, do you have any recommendations for a mattress (or types of components) to try next if it would be best to return the Nolah? I genuinely have no preference in feel between all foam and spring. I like the cushion/comfort of memory foam, but don’t want to be totally burrito’d in my mattress. I’m sensitive to heat at this point in my life and I think I’m moderately sensitive to pressure point. I can only spend about 800 dollars.

I’m at a loss. I’ve so appreciated the information here about how to evaluate components, but given how fussy I’ve been trying mattresses (which I did not anticipate!) I would love any opinions or help about what to do.

Thank you so much for your time and help!