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.
I'm hoping you can help us- I bought the American Sleep Organic Mattress from Sams Club- have had it since the summer- we hate it.
My back hurts, my shoulders are numb my hips ache and I toss and turn all night- my husband hates it as well.
He is 6\' 5\" and about 275 and I am 5\' 5\" and about 200.
We like the bed to feel cushy and soft but don\'t want our backs to sag and hurt.
My husband makes a huge divot.
Please let me know which bed of yours that you recommend.
I think, based upon my research, that we need a talalay latex top layer.
Thank you, Lauren
Hi Lauren, I went to the Sam's Club website to have a look at your mattress. The wool & cotton on top is probably what you don't like about it...as each of those things compress easily. Otherwise, it sounds pretty good. So, before buying anything, let do an experiment with what you have.
Before going to be tonight, flip your mattress over, and dress it as you normally would. This will expose the latex to the surface. And while it is unlikely to be all that comfortable, it should provide better support...and your back should stop hurting. If this works out as I suspect, then all you would need is a soft talalay latex topper to soften the surface to your liking. Given your sizes, the Ever-Eden 2" soft Talalay Latex topper should be all you'll need...shown here: https://themattressexpert.com/mattress-toppers-latex-more/
I need to go mattress shopping tomorrow, ugh!!! I am 68 yr old female. With osteoarthritis. In my hips, lower back and neck. I weigh 155 pounds😭😂😂 I'm mostly a side sleeper but w/ pain can and will move to my back. I sleep alone. HELP. CAN U ADVISE BEST TYPE OF MATTRESS FOR ME😀😀 Thank you in advance, Linda
Hi Linda, Things have changed dramatically over the past 10 years...and not for the better. Shopping at stores has become a waste of time. It used to be, that you'd go to a store, pick out a mattress, and that mattress would remain comfortable for the next 10 years or so. Not any more. Today's stores are pushing memory foam, which happens to be a horribly deceptive material. It's initial comfort, (the thing you will base you decision on), is lost within months of it being delivered. When shopping at stores, almost all mattresses have memory foam...the very thing you need to avoid. Memory foam, within one or two years, needs to be replaced...and will cause all of your physical issues to worsen. My recommendation for you is the Simmons Beautyrest World Class Santorini in luxury firm. This will contour to the shape of your body and provide firm support that will maintain the natural alignment of your spine. Add to that, an Ever-Eden all natural 2" soft Talalay Latex topper. This will provide surface comfort that lasts for many years...and, will extend the life of the mattress. Together, your body will have everything it needs to be properly supported, with all pressure points relieved, with all muscles relaxed...for an excellent night's sleep that will continue to do that job for many years. It's what works, and you can't buy it in most stores. Here are links to both products for you to review. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Helen writes: Hi Pete, 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...
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...
Jim & Eva writes: 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...