This website is wonderful! Thank you very much.
I am considering, after much reading across the web (and darn near everything on here, I think), buying the Organic Latex Mattress 10000 Eastern King from Sleep EZ. I think that their split mattress is the best for me as my husband is 6’2" and 245 pounds, not fat at all, just massive and densely muscled, whereas I am 5’4" and 125 pounds, with some pronounced curves. Of course, I am asking you for advice, in this case as to layers.
I sleep on my stomach usually, as I used to sleep on my sides, but over the last years, bursitis in my hips makes that hurt too much now. I like to feel cushioned (I have a lot of old surgical scars that make very tender spots) but I also have some bad lumbar discs so my doctor urges some significant firmness also. My husband is a side and back sleeper, although sometime stomach also - it really varies for him. He likes a mattress to feel very firm.
As I can’t find anywhere local where I can try anything of this sort - I live in State College, PA 16801 - what is you recommendation for the layers for us? (as well as the Dunlop vs. Talalay in the different layers).
Thank you very much for any and all advice, and for running this site!
Some of the better options or possibilities I’m aware of in the State College area are in post #2 here.
There is a great deal of generic information about layering and design in the “Putting the layers together” and in the “Sleeping style, preferences, and statistics” sections of the site along with the tips and trick page here. Beyond these though … there are far too many variables to use basic statistics and turn them into a mattress design for a particular person … especially when I don’t sell any mattresses to choose from and narrow down the possibilities from thousands to two or three. I also wouldn’t have the time to have the much longer and more detailed conversations it would take to even begin to make specific suggestions. In other words … my role is to help you with how to choose and who to connect with … not what to choose and I leave all the specific suggestions and choices to more detailed conversations between you and each manufacturer who are much more familiar with their own designs than I am and whose suggestions (along with your own personal testing when possible) would be much more meaningful than any “theory at a distance” I could offer.
Thanks for pointing me back to those pages. We sure do miss Lemoyne Sleeper!