Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mattress update, over a year later

I originally planned on updating you a week and even a month later.  But a year later I think speaks volumes.  You may remember this post from last February.   We did something VERY daring (probably stupid) and ordered a mattress online without ever touching or laying in it.  But to be honest with you, we were desperate and I'm not even exaggerating at ALL.   We had several horrible mattress sets that had cost much more than what this was going to cost.   I had pretty much read up on latex mattresses until my eyes were sore. 

 Two things kept standing out to me when I read about them, actually three.   They are made of natural materials (some more natural than others), NO springs (to break or bend) and they seem to last and have been around for a VERY long time.  Longer than our normal 3-5 year life span that our others had lasted.

I had read about "layering" for awhile.  Which is where you buy a firmer mattress than you are usually used to, but then use latex toppers (not memory foam).  I could not decide between the firm and medium, that was the hardest part. While I LOVE the feel of a soft mattress (for usually the first 5 mins)  I knew the lack of support was making my body (and hubby's) sore.  It was basically agony for active people who are just 40 yrs old!    But I was also afraid that the stiffness from a firm mattress wouldn't be much better.   So I read some more...... lol!   And from what I understood the latex mattress tend to be much "firmer" than regular mattresses anyway.  So I thought the firm would be like sleeping on a cement slab!

We finally decided on a "medium" Nuform mattress from  They are not as thick as conventional mattresses either.  So we bought this 3 inch latex topper and then also this 2 inch latex topper.  And use this mattress pad, I read even THAT makes a difference, LOL!   I  have been PAIN free for a year.  And no, I am not being paid by Overstock!

this is what it feels like!
courtesy of Google images

Do I feel like the princess and the pea? YES!  But, FINALLY we found something that works!   I am so happy we bought this combination.  I sometimes wonder if I should have gone for the firm (for longevity) but this seems to be perfect for now, with no sagging or wearing (yet!).   We turn it (not flip) every couple of months for maintenance.   But we are HAPPY with it!  YAY!   So if you ever wondered about Latex mattresses, we love ours! Go for it!!



Stacey said...

This is good to know. Seems like everyone I know, including us, talks about how crummy their expensive mattress is. It's really great to hear of something that's working. I would imagine you could replace the pads if needed?

Jaybird said...

Ahhh thank you so much for the report!!!
We bought a mattress and springs about two years ago....bah-humbug!!! Our next purchase will be like yours.
I appreciate you!!

Susan Payton said...

Just blogging around and found your blog. So glad to see you here blogging. So many deserted blogs these days. Thanks for letting me visit.

Michele Smith said...

I must have been under a rock because i have never heard of that type of mattress lol we bought our mattress 6 years ago, kingsdown double pillowtop or something like that lol....i loooove it and is so comfy, no complaints. However my husband is buying a bed (he actually already ordered it)while in england which will replace our bed whenever he comes back from overseas. Unless i don't love it hahaha
ahhh you have no idea how happy I am to see your posts :)

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Unknown said...

Protect your bedding with a mattress pad and sleep tight. A mattress cover or mattress topper lets you rest easy.

john said...
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Unknown said...

Which is where you buy a firmer mattress than you are usually used to, but then use latex toppers (not memory foam). I could not decide ...

Dante Storey said...

Boy, the trouble you have had with mattresses! You sure haven't had very much luck. And, being so young, you shouldn't have to suffer like that(no one should). That's great you finally found the right combination to help you sleep without any pain at all. Bedtime should be a relaxing time, not one where you hope you don't hurt.

Dylan Lovell said...

I have never heard of latex mattresses until now. I always used foam toppers, even memory foam but still find them uncomfortable. In my experience memory foam and regular foam seem to wear down incredibly fast and one side always gives in before the other. I can't wait to research and test a latex topper!


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