My wife and I dropped by Green Living today (as listed in your Dallas/Ft. Worth local retailers thread) to try out the Savvy Rest three-layer latex mattresses as well as Sleep Experts for their full line of memory foam (everything from Tempurpedic to their house brand). We’re coming from a 6-year old $800 innerspring mattress from Sears that seems to be getting worse and worse. So, we’ve had enough and looking for a replacement. She got a Tempurpedic memory foam pillow and likes it, so suggested we look at memory foam beds. I liked the idea of memory foam but also intrigued about the positive things I read about latex. We both agreed that we liked the latex over the memory foam.
We tried three different configurations of the Savvy Rest, but didn’t walk away with a definite feeling of which combo we liked best. We’re both about 30, no back or injury issues and 75% side/25% back sleepers. I’m 165lbs, 5’9”, average frame. She is 120lbs, 5’4”, average frame and normal hips.
Here is what we tried and how we thought and felt (order is top/middle/bottom)
Soft Dunlop/Med Dunlop/Firm Dunlop
Felt comfy, but a hair on the firm side. We quickly disregarded it when we got on option #2.
Soft Talalay/Med Dunlop/Firm Dunlop
Got some good ooo’s and ahhh’s comparing how much softer the Talalay felt. We both immediately said we really liked how soft it felt; however, after a few minutes we both got a similar sensation that our hips were sinking in a little too far.
Soft Dunlop/Soft Dunlop/Firm Dunlop – She liked this one the best. I thought it was the softest but also knew it was a bad idea having the comfort layer too thick. I was nice and didn’t say anything at the time.
Now that we’re home to digest some of it, we definitely know #3 would be a bad move. I really liked the idea of having Talalay on top (based solely on the general consensus that it’s “better” for various reasons) but I can’t help shake the idea our hips may have been sinking in too far and being sore when we wake up in the morning. All of this actually leads me to believe the first option may have come the closest to a good fit for us as we really had no big complaints but didn’t fall in love with it. We both understand our perceptions are likely going to be out of whack after coming off of an inexpensive and worn out innerspring.
Of course, budget is of concern and I’d like to keep it under $1200-1500. I’m most interested in going a DIY route and purchasing the individual layers from sleepez, matteresses 24/7 or another retailer with a membership to this site.
My biggest questions are: Would there be a benefit to going with a 4-layer design? I can’t help but wonder how an all Talalay med/med/firm/xfirm would feel?? Or maybe an all Talalay med/firm/xfirm and add a 1-2” 19 IDL layer if it’s just not soft enough up top. And/or doing some fine tuning with various covers and pads, although they aren’t cheap so I’d hate to buy a stretch cover only to find I need to buy a $300 wool cover to make a small adjustment, or even the additional cost of a new cover to allow use of an additional 1-2" layer. Uuuugh, so many options and not sure what the next step to take is.