I just purchases a S&F firm queen size mattress, which I'm happy with but when sleeping on my side the pressure points on my shoulder causes pain. It's been advised I need a latex 2" topper. But which firmest, soft or medium should I buy? Appreciate your advice...Karen
Hi Karen, Without a doubt, the soft Talalay latex is what will provide the most pressure point relief and the greatest degree of comfort...without being too soft and without sacrificing the underlying firm support.
Latex is like nothing else. Even soft latex is resilient enough to hold you up and won't allow you to sink through it, the way other foams do. We carry only the best latex...100% all natural, pure botanical latex made in the US. No chemicals, no synthetics, 100% safe. Here's the link to what you need...the Ever-Eden 2" Soft Talalay Latex Mattress Topper.
Deliver is free and there's no sales tax. You can order on line.
My husband and I currently sleep on a sleep number bed. However I have fibromyalia and wake up with pressure point pain in my whole back.
My husband feels that the sleep number bed sinks in the middle and gets low back pain unless he puts a pillow under his low back.
I am thinking of getting a latex mattress topper, but unsure if I should get a talalay or dunlop. I think the talalay would be better for my fibromyalgia, but would it bottom out for my husband and cause low back pain?
How long do the talalay toppers last compared to the dunlop?
Do you think a topper would work on our sleep number bed?
Thanks so much, Helen
Hi Helen, You will not bottom out on a Talalay Latex topper. It is very resilient. My wife and I have had ours for several years, and it's still in like new condition. You can order that on line. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax. The Ever-Eden 2" soft TalalayLatex Topper is the one to get....shown here: https://themattressexpert.com/mattress-toppers-latex-more/
Our mattress now said it is made by Sealy... It has latex foam 29%, spring unit, polyurethane foam 37%, polyester fiber 21%. It is a posterpedic and is awful. When we bought it they said there was only a small amount of memory foam at coils.. it has never slept good. It sinks in and does not support you.. and causes your hands to go numb.. and hips to hurt.. we always sleep good in Hamptons or Hilton Inns. I am wanting a new mattress, we have moved so much this mattress really needs to retire. We have had it 4 year so the box spring is still good. We live in Mississippi so would need it shipped. I don't think a a latex topper would work... this is my second mattress to purchase in 6 years that is awful.
What do you suggest that does not sag with weight and will be comfortable?.. both husband and I are average size.. he weighs 203... can't tell u my weight lol
The latex topper is what keeps a mattress from losing its shape. The poly and memory foams perform rather poorly. But, if you don't want a mattress & a latex topper, how about a mattress that is already upholstered with all natural latex...and no poly or memory foam. The Wolf Adrian mattress uses a very strong coil unit...much stronger than what Sealy uses...and, it's upholstered with high quality latex, which is also comfy. Here is a link to that mattress. FedEx delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Hello Pete, I am considering purchasing a latex mattress topper for my 10 year old son's bed.
He sleeps on a flippable coil mattress I purchased about 8 years ago and it was decent, but definitely one of the last flippable mattresses available at that time. Since I don't have any sample of material to try or go on, I will let you know what I'm looking for in words. I would like for it to be supportive and not "marshmallow-y" if you can imagine what I mean. I am trying to decide between a 2 or 3 inch thick size. I'm concerned that standard twin sheets may not be deep enough if I have a 3" topper. I'm guessing I'd want a medium firmness Talalay. I'd like for the topper to be more resistant to wear and breaking down and I read that Talalay may be better, even though it is bouncier. Interestingly, I came across your website a few days ago and I wished I would have seen it before we purchased a Temperpedic for my husband to sleep on in December.
We had to "break it in" by walking on it several times but despite that, the room smelled like latex paint for the first month. The smell doesn't seem to bother him but I can still faintly smell it.
We bought it because it was comfortable for him and we were told it will last longer than the coil mattresses sold today. He seems to like it so we shall see how long it lasts. Back to the latex topper...let's work on getting my son a topper. Once it arrives and we can test to see how it feels on the bed I may be looking for a topper for my queen bed.
I am sleeping on a dual sided Sealy Posturpedic Crown Jewel "Dual Support" Glidden from circa 2002/2003. It's good but it does have minor impressions from 12 years of sleeping on it. Please advise regarding the twin topper...2 or 3"? Talalay vs Dunlop. Thanks, Olga
Talalay is softer, more supple than Dunlop.
Dunlop is more dense.
For surface comfort, we recommend the Ever-Eden Talalay...usually 2".
For support, we turn to Dunlop. The Ever-Eden Vytex Dunlop Topper in soft will get you what you asked for....comfort with greater support. Again, 2" is all you'll need.
Vytex Dunlop is, virtually, allergen free. It comes finished in an organic cotton cover.
Here is the link where you can view that. UPS Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Your blog has been very informative. My husband is about 325 lbs., and I am about 165 lbs.
I have some lower back arthritis and sciatic pain, and my husband, other than the weight, sometimes has lower back issues.
We are looking for a flippable well-constructed mattress that is reasonably priced. We are looking at your Wolfe models and we have some questions.
We are sleeping on a king sized bed now with a 3" foam topper, but our problem is that the mattress is not flippable, and we have a "mountain in the middle".
We think it is because of the box spring, which is two twin-size box springs in metal frames connected together.
Is it the mattress that is the problem? Or do we need a new foundation (box spring)? Do you recommend a certain type?
Regarding mattresses, would you recommend the Wolf Tulah Plush, and is it flippable?
Also, what is the difference between the Wolf Tulah Plush, Wolf Tulah firm and the Wolf Tulah luxury firm?
Are those models flippable?
And which one of these would you recommend for us?
Or would you recommend another brand or type of flippable mattress, given our situation.
We know that you recommend a 2" latex topper. Would you recommend the 2" or the 3" Dunlop topper and why?
Thanks for your time and insights on mattresses and we would appreciate any suggestions you can provide.
Jim and Eva
Hi Jim & Eva,
All of our two-sided Wolf mattresses use the heaviest coil unit in the industry.
The upholstery is HD poly foam. There is no memory foam in those mattresses.
Given Jim's size, it would be prudent to get the firmest of them...the Wolf Tulah firm. This will provide firm support that will hold up well.
For comfort, go with the Ever-Eden 3" Soft Vytex Dunlop. My wife and I, (each about 225 lbs.), have been testing this topper for the last few months. It's very comfy and has more body than the more supple Talalay latex.
The Easy Fit Foundation, once assembled, is one piece in king. That will eliminate the problem caused by two half boxsprings. It is very strong.
Here are links to everything you'll need, for you to review. You can order on line. FedEx Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
I was hoping I could get some advice....My husband and I are both in our early 50's, both suffer from back pain (him, ruptured disc; me arthritis). We are both around 200 pounds. We purchased the top of the line Simmons Beauty Rest with a memory foam pillow top (couldn't resist, now we realize it was a mistake) about 5 years ago. We added a gel mattress topper, which seemed to help for about a month...We have read a ton of advice from the blog, but remain a bit confused. Do we purchase a mattress designed for weight (since combined we are close to 400 pounds) or are we okay to purchase a more traditional latex mattress/topper?Thank Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide!! Your blog and website are great!!
Your weights are not extraordinary. You will need a strong, durable mattress...but there are plenty of traditional mattresses that will work for you in combination with a latex topper....the latex being the key component for both, comfort and longevity.
Here are links to our most popular sleep system..a best buy. The Simmons Beautyrest World Class Santorini Mattress in Luxury Firm & an Ever-Eden 2" Soft Talalay Latex topper.
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