Hello, I hope this is the correct place to post this to talk with someone from Parklane Mattress.
A little background. I have been struggling with finding a mattress that is the right fit for me. I am on my second mattress in the last few months, which is currently memory foam. It is made up of a 3", 4 lb gel memory foam over a 2", 5 lb memory foam layer, on top of a 1.8 lb polyfoam base. Unfortunately, I think this one may be going back too.
When I first started sleeping on it I felt a lot of aches and pains and had very restless sleep. I would awake with lower back pain several times a night. In the morning I felt foggy in the head with muscle fatigue and weakness in my arms and hands. I saw a doctor who said I may be chemically sensitive to memory foam. She recommended that I cover it with a natural fiber to see if it would help. I put a cotton mattress pad over a mattress protector to make a barrier between myself and the foam. It seems to be helping, as I have been getting deeper sleep and feeling a little better physically in the morning. This makes me think I am sensitive to the mattress, and I don’t really want to continue sleeping on it long term as a health precaution. Putting these layers over the bed has also created a different feel to the mattress. It seemed to not allow me to sink in as far, which I like (I hate that stuck in the mud feel). As a side sleeper though, I do feel like I need my shoulders to sink in a bit more. In this mattress journey, I have learned that I need a mattress to keep my spine aligned, but need enough pressure relief for my wide shoulders and hips. There seems to be a fine line between to much of a comfort layer, and not enough.
I have a friend who has one of your mattresses and spoke very highly of their experience with your company. I have looked at your website and think that the Pettygrove may be a good fit. It sounds like I would get the soft cushioning I would need for my pressure points, but have deeper support for proper alignment from the independent coils. It is also in my price range, since I don’t want to spend over $1000.
Here are my questions:
Do you feel that the Pettygrove would be soft enough for a lightweight side sleeper of about 125 lbs, to allow for good pressure point relief?
What are the thickness of the layers in this mattress (perhaps I missed this on the website)?
Is the latex in this mattress natural? Are there any toxic materials used in the manufacturing, like glues, etc.?
Does this mattress sleep temperature neutral?
Lastly, I noticed you sell a wool topper. I have been thinking about this option since I tend to sleep warm and would like to keep a natural layer between the mattress and myself. Would putting this over the Pettygrove make it feel softer or firmer? Does it offer pressure relief, or does it mostly help with temperature regulation since it is thinner (I am not really familiar with the feel of a wool topper)?
Sorry for the long post! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. And if you feel that you may have other mattresses that might work for me as well, and are in my price range, please let me know. Thanks!