I’ve been readiing a lot of information on this site for the last few weeks and am sure happy I found this before making the purchase of our new mattress! Thank you Phoenix for all your great work.
We have a 13-15 year-old Simmons double-sided Wool Connaisseur pillowtop. It was great for a long time, but for close to a year I’ve been having back and hip issues, which I can’t seem to shake off despite a targeted exercise program and regular visits to various health practicioners. I am now convinced that our mattress, which is showing its age, is to blame.
I had initially decided to buy a tempurpedic, thinking it was the best option given all the sales marketing surrounding it. I have since concluded that a 100% latex mattress is the way to go, definitely. We live in the province of Quebec and tried a Greensleep mattress at a local shop, but these are way too expensive in our opinion (about $4000 Cdn for a King, give or take). So I have now decided to buy online from SleepEZ, given all the great reviews on this site, and I will have it delivered at the Vermont ski chalet we will be staying at for 1 week in early March - thereby saving shipping and other costs.
Now for my question: I’m still debating whether to buy the 10000 or 13000, in either case the bottom layers Dunlop and the top layer 100% natural Talalay. I realize that the feel will be a bit different, as Greensleep is all Dunlop, but I think I’ll enjoy the softer, springier feel of the top Talalay. I like the options for configuration available with the 130000, but obviously I won’t be exchanging any layers from Canada, so I have to get it right from the start. I’m hoping Shawn will help with this. In another post, you mentioned that a mattress over 12" is only truly required with someone in the far 200 lbs or 300 lbs weight range. What would you suggest for us?
I’m 48, 5’3,155 lbs, curvy, mainly side sleeper and occasionally on my back, with back issues.
My husband is 46, 6’3, 220 lbs., back and side sleeper, no specific health concerns.
I like a soft, pillowy, sinking feeling - as pressure point relief is a top priority. My husband is much the same, but with a slight preference for something a tad firmer.
I would appreciate any advice, comments, insight you may have to assist in our decision-making.