i almost ordered the wool topper you recommended: Standard ECO-Pure Wool Mattress Topper | Made in USA Wool Mattress Topper | Shop Natural Underquilts | Twin, Double, Queen, King Mattress Pad | 100% Organic Cotton Bedding | the Wool Bed Company™ Surround Ewe™ Sleep Systems
( i have even talked to the woman there on the phone )
but i decided to think about it, so i put my 2 pound, 2 square foot polyester pillow underneath my body to see how i will like sleeping on so much fiber - and it turned out that the pillow made it WORSE than my stiff bed. because the batting in the pillow was UNEVEN while the bed was flat.
when i put my head on the pillow it’s not enough weight to compress the batting so unevenness doesn’t matter because the forces are redistributed through springiness. but when i put my bodyweight on the pillow it is crushed and the unevenness in the batting feels like you’re laying on rocks.
now a queen size bed is 33 square feet, and my pillow has 1 pound per square foot fill, so it corresponds to a 33 pound fiber topper. the topper i was going to order is 20 pounds so it is not far off - AND MY FEAR IS THAT IT WILL ALSO FEEL LIKE SLEEPING ON ROCKS because it may be uneven, or it may BECOME uneven, and ruin my mattress creation !
the snugfleece that i already ordered i am not worried about - any unevenness it may develop will be like small ripples, not larger waves - so i can always put some pad over it to even it out. but this 20 pound topper i am afraid if it gets uneven i will simply have to throw it out - and at $500 i am not prepared for this !
there is no feedback for this product, no way to tell how it will perform in the long run, 30 day return window - and no reason to think the batting will stay evenly distributed at all !
maybe i am better off with multiple thin wool toppers which keep the wool more tightly in place due to tighter surface stitching pattern like this:
psychologically what made me feel uneasy about the purchase is how pushy the woman was when i mentioned snugfleece she started talking it down when it is the highest rated wool pad on all Amazon and her product doesn’t have a single review. at this point i just felt like i am about to fall into a trap.
what do you say ?