I bought the Sealy Sealy Optimum mattress line from Sleep County Canada in November 2012; it was before I found this site, it was a mistake, and I deeply regret my decision
WARNING: Do not buy a mattress from SLEEP COUNTRY CANADA. Bad products, poor service, misleading claims, poor replacement policy, and they will not refund money. Better yet; don’t go there. Ever. Spread the world; you can find better mattresses elsewhere.
I originally bought the Queen Sealy Optimum Cava, and loved it for a week; after 2 weeks, it became much too soft:
(This bed gave me really bad lower back pain)
I failed to swap it for a $149 twin and walk away with a loss. So I reluctantly swapped it for the Queen Sealy Optimim Aster, which is firmer. Figured it would soften up, and it didn’t. So It’s way too firm:
(This bed has good support, and thus no back pain. Shoulders and arms go numb. Toss and turn most of the night(
You have commented on the optimum line in other threads; The Opti Core Plus foundation is 2.2lb foam at 32 ILD. The top layer memory foam was 3.8lb at 24 ILD. The Aster is 13", so that’s at least 4" of low end but firm filler foam.
I have tried puting an Ikea comforter and a (borrowed) 3" gusseted Feather Bed on top. The comforter does nothing, and the Feather Bed makes the Aster feel like the Cava; no more shoulder pain, but the lower back pain is back. I’m back where I started :);)!
I’m 6", about 150 pounds, and primarily a side sleeper. I sometimes flop onto to my stomach when I can’t get comfortable on my side. Deadly on the Cava, not so much on the Aster. My girlfriend and I get really hot when she sleeps over. She also finds it too firm, and liked the feel of the Cava,
I’ve been looking at latex and wool toppers; latex for providing a softer support layer, and wool for moisture whicking and softness. Arizona Premium, Sleep like a Bear, Amazon. The Latex international Rejuvenite Fast and slow GLI 3" toppers, as well as 2" blended and natural talalay toppers. I’ve looked at SnugFleece, Snug Soft, Natura, Soma, other Wool products. I’ve tried 2" 17 ILD natural latex at Ideal Mattress Ltd in Mississauga; but it’s raw and without a cover. I’ve tried the Ikea Sultan Torod Synthetic dunlop topper, and it was OK, but a little firm. The best I’ve tried is the Natura, but it’s pricy and little info:
($500 for a queen)
The best of the best appears to be a latex/wool combo, but it gets pricy:
($700 for a queen)
or wool on a basic 2" latex layer:
You have written a tom of replies on toppers, and it’s a subjective thing.
Toppers or not returnable; except from Sleep Like a Bear, and they are pricey.
What do you recommend Phonix?
Much Appreciated :cheer: