This may be a long post but if anyone can help me I would so appreciate it! I just want to cry right now…when you haven’t slept well in months… it happen. :lol:
I recently “upgraded” my old mattress. It was over 10 years old. I have always noticed I sleep a bit warm, but I didn’t realize how warm until I got rid of my old mattress. The problem is, all new mattresses I can seem to find at conventional stores, have a foam layer of padding at the top. This makes me a furnace and I toss and turn and wake up constantly during the night. I have always had sleep issues, but they’ve definitely gotten worse with the new mattress. My old mattress was more old school in construction and I seriously am regretting getting rid of it (ok so to be fair, my back pain is gone, but I’d take that over restless sleeping sadly).
Before totally pulling the plug and returning my current mattress, I am going to try getting a 100% cotton/cotton fill comforter and see if it makes a difference. I also ordered 100% cotton sheets and bamboo sheets (supposedly even better than cotton for temperature regulations? That’s what the description says so we’ll see.) Although I already have sheets that are supposed to be special temp regulating ones (Celiant), but who knows. Maybe the cotton or bamboo will be better. I even ordered the Bed Jet system to try, but idk. I’m skeptical. I would so much rather just have a mattress I can sleep on without needing all these modifications. The mattress company (Saatva) is great and has given me another month of trial with their mattress to see if I can fix the heat problem even though they already extended it once.
So I’m contemplating going with an all natural or organic mattress company that offers an option of either coils for cushioning or wool/cotton for cushioning. One I’ve seen recommended is My Green Mattress Pure Echo or Pure Echo Luxe, however I have a few concerns.
I’m concerned that their mattress may be a little too firm. My current mattress is supportive, but still has plenty of cushioning as I’m a side sleeper, and I like that about it. I’ve slept on my mom’s 50 (yes 50) year old mattress in their guest bedroom to escape the heat of my current mattress and I sleep through the night but it’s like sleeping on the floor. That’s definitely too firm for longterm use. I wake up with pain in my hips. I know you can add a topper, but I’m worried that even a latex topper would make me heat up too much. Does anyone have any experience with any wool toppers to add some cushion? Or cotton filled toppers (do they even make those?)?
And I’m also concerned about a smell some people have commented on. I live in CO and currently with the unpredictable weather airing it out in the sun for two days is not realistic. Does anyone have any experience with this company that they can share?
Another one that looks very promising is the EOS from Naturepedic, made without latex, but holy smokes is it expensive! I did not intend to spend that much on a mattress, then again, by the time I buy all this special bedding and equipment it’s probably going to be about the same price. :lol: I am also wondering if the microcoils being wrapped in polyester would somehow still cause me to get overheated as it’s not a fabric that breathes? Does anyone who has more mattress knowledge think this could be a real concern? It’s probably just me being paranoid, as I doubt seriously that my old mattress used only cotton breathable fabric materials in it’s construction, yet I didn’t have all these temperature issues with it.
So it may be the most economical choice would be to go with the My Green Mattress (and hopefully it doesn’t smell) and then top it with a wool topper if I need more cushioning.
I’ve seen links to other mattresses with similar construction to what I’m looking for, but a lot of them didn’t seem to have much of a return policy and that’s not something I really want to risk financially.
Thanks for reading and taking the time to reply.