Six months of trying to get the Talalay customizable mattress to work for me and I’m pretty miserable. I just returned from a week vacation and slept in the most comfortable hotel bed, firm and comfortable, and felt amazing, slept great. Came home and have been miserable ever since with body aches and less quality sleep.
I bought the mattress directly from the manufacturer (in canada) with various layers, purchased an extra 19 ILD as a topper, that didn’t work. Bought a convoluted Talalay latex topper (2"), that doesn’t help. And a Ghost bed gel foam topper that is too thick (3") and causes too much sinkage. None are returnable.
I don’t want the latex. I don’t like the way it feels at all. It’s too bouncy, not enough give, too hard and too soft with toppers. So please no advice on how to fix this issue by trying additional latex layers or zoning. I’m going to try and sell it possibly, depending on what I try next.
I’m just not sure what to try next. I’m 5’2", 125 lbs, side sleeper. Female. Most weight is in hip area. Old upper back injury, right shoulder pains (although thats’ improving with physio). I generally prefer a firm mattress with a plush pillowtop.
EDITED to Add:
I would be willing to try a Hybrid pocketed/zoned coil with a Latex layer. And then possibly a pillow top? I don’t want the top layer to be latex. And i wonder if I can use any of the components I have already.
**A few additional points:
-I’m single, and have been sleeping on a Queen.
-I like to sleep close to the edge - so edge support is ideal, but not a deal breaker.
-I prefer motion isolation.
-BREATHABILITY - that is a deal breaker. I’ve tried various foam toppers and already sleep hot, and they were unbearable for my peri-menopausal years.
-Ideally a good return policy, at least 100 nights.
-Ability to open the cover to change layers.
-I’m ok if I have to replace a top layer every few years as long as the rest remains supportive.
-I’m in Canada so don’t want to deal with shipping/returns to U.S. (I’m not willing to deal with cross border shopping either.)
I’m looking at GHOSTBED. Flex or Matrix.
Ghost Ice cover
.5 Cooling Fiber
.5 gel foam
1" bounce layer
Coils (3" I think, it doesn’t state but given it’s 13", I’m assuming)
7" High Density foam support layer (I don’t know what kind of foam is used here)
Ghost Ice cooling cover
3D Matrix Polymer gel foam (no mention of thickness)
2" Gel memory foam
Ghost Bounce Layer (thickness ?)
3D Matrix Sof foam transition layer (thickness ?)
Coils (Doesn’t say how high, bed is 12" total)
1" High Density Foam (not sure what type of foam this is)
I don’t think I can change the layers on these. I’m also concerned about sagginess with so much foam layering. There is 7" high density foam in the Flex but only 1" in the Matrix. Maybe the Flex would last longer?
Organic cotton cover
1.8 oz Wool layer
1" Dunlop base
The Natural has a top Talalay layer which I don’t want. I don’t think but not sure if it would have the bounce feel I don’t like with Talalay.