Hi all, first I want to thank Phoenix and the other contributors for creating such a great resource! My wife and I saw the many positive things written about DreamFoam’s Ultimate Dreams Eurotop mattress, and we took the plunge back in December. However, after more than a month of sleeping on the mattress, we’re not quite happy with the comfort just yet, and would like some help dialing in the last little bit.
Okay, some background: I’m 5’11" and 165 lbs, and primarily and back and side sleeper. My wife is 5’4" and 125 lbs, and primarily a side sleeper, though she’s pregnant right now, so add some weight to account for that. We both really liked the feel of latex, but couldn’t afford an all-latex mattress, which is how we settled on the Eurotop. Our preference was for something on the softer side, but with enough support that I could sleep on my back if desired. Chuck was helpful and responsive during our order process, and we chose a “Level 7” latex layer, which is 24 ILD.
As I mentioned in the title, we’ve both decided that the mattress is still too firm. We have a few options:
- Exchange our 24 ILD “level 7” layer for a 19 ILD “level 8” layer
- Add a soft 2" or 3" latex topper. Maybe 14 or 19 ILD?
- Exchange our level 7 layer for a firmer layer (maybe level 6?) and THEN add a soft 2" or 3" latex topper
I’ve got concerns with each option. For option #1, I’m worried that at 19 ILD we’ll compress the latex too much and “feel” the polyfoam underneath. Chuck didn’t seem to think this would be a problem, but I’d like to get some other opinions. With option #2, my concern is that the combination of a soft topper and the 3", 24 ILD layer in the mattress would not give enough support. I wonder if a 2" topper would help to mitigate this somewhat, but I don’t really know. Finally, with option #3, it’s the most expensive and has the most variables, so it may take some costly trial-and-error.
If we decide to go down the topper route, I’d like to buy from a place that allows exchanges so that we can dial in our comfort. We’re located in Fort Collins, Colorado, so if there are toppers that we can try locally, that would be a plus. Here are the parameters we’re looking for:
- - Talalay latex (doesn’t matter if it’s natural or a blend)
- - 2" or 3" thickness
- - Retailer should allow exchanges (a fee is okay, as long as it’s not outrageous)
- - At least a 19 ILD option, and perhaps 14 ILD?
- - We’d add an inexpensive cover to the topper if we bought just bare latex.
The final piece of data are two mattresses that we tried and liked during our shopping experience. The first was a Bella Sera Nove 3 mattress in Soft/Medium/Firm, and then second was a Denver Mattress iChoice HeveaPur. We loved the Bella Sera, but it was far outside of our price range, and the iChoice was also great, though if memory serves, the topper was a tad too soft/thick (maybe a 2" 14 ILD would have done the trick?).
Sorry for the barrage of data, but I wanted to be thorough. We really appreciate everyone’s help and experience as we dial in our sleeping system. Thank you!