I’ve been flailing at getting my bed right. I’m guessing I don’t have actual comfort layers and thus I’m struggling?
Foundation: Latex Mattress Factory Natural Wood Mattress Foundation twin XL’s as king. 5.5" height
Base: 3" Sleep On Latex firm dunlop king
Base above it: 6" Foam By Mail HD36-HQ king
3" FoamSource talalay firm king
3" FoamSource talalay medium two twin XLs
Coop Mattress topper
No mattress bag/cover/protector. Just the fitted sheet on top of the Coop. We do like the height of the mattress overall and if possible would like to keep the height.
Have but aren’t currently using:
Foam by Mail LUX-HQ Foam king. Accidental purchase. Meant to get the HD 36
Arizona Mattress King Bamboo - Wool zippered cover. We feel the zippered top is too firm and we have no ‘feel’ of the latex. Excellent mattress bag though.
ViscoSoft 3" select high density mattress topper
We’ve acquired these pieces one at a time thinking each time we’ve added something we were going to find the ‘it’ finish piece. We haven’t.
Each day we wake up in pain. With the 6" FbM piece on the bottom on top of the foundation then the Dunlop, we both wake up with shoulder pain. So since the ILD of the SoL firm is more than the FbM 6" base, we put the SOL on the bottom then the FBM on top of it then the other layers. So basically a 9" base.
Now we have no more shoulder pain but we both have some mid back pain.
We also have eliminated using the Arizona bag as the cover makes the bed so firm we lose any sense of the latex. In addition, we also don’t care for the feel of memory foam. My wife had one of the first Tempurs and hated the sink in/heave yourself up to roll over so she’s 100% against memory foam. I also tried a
But I’m guessing that the problem I have is we don’t have any actual comfort layers. It’s all base and support?
The best bed we ever owned was a Denver Mattress Doctor’s Choice Elite Firm that fell apart after 18 months. I’m guessing because of the super cheap poly foam layers on top of the springs.
Stretch Knit Ticking featuring ICE Technology
1" Super Soft Antimicrobial Foam
0.5" High Density Quilt Foam
Natural Rayon Fire Barrier
1" HyperGel® High Airflow 3lb. Visco Foam Topper
1" High Density 2.2lb Firm Foam Topper
Coil Density: 816 Individually Wrapped Queen Coil Density
Targeted Lumbar Support
3" High Density Base Foam
We REALLY liked this feel (the quilted top of the mattress specifically) until it of course collapsed with use and we didn’t achieve 2" of collapse so no warranty replacement.
Thus, my descent into DIYing hoping to get it just right and get some life out of it instead of spending $1500 every few years or $5000 on a matress that might last.
So where should I turn now? More latex toppers but softer ones? I’ve seen posts of maybe a 2" talalay 24 ILD and then a 1" 19 ILD but I can’t find anyone who sells a 1" talalay? Would they go inside the bag I’m not using? Spring base instead of the 6" FbM? Sleep Like a Bear cover?
We’re not super crazy about the Coop mattress topper as it flattens easily and doesn’t really provide the cush we’re seeking. It’s not much different than a down topper. Happy to stop using it for something more that we’re seeking.
I’m getting discouraged because I can’t achieve the feel I’m seeking but I’m gun shy on buying even more non-returnable pieces trying to get this right.