I am 53 years old and for years have slept on a 'too hard' mattress because this what my husband prefers...
Of the past year I have suffered with Sciatica.
I have gone to a physical therapist and take a weekly yoga class which has helped a lot.
I also work out and have recently trained to run a 5k outside which seems to have aggravated my sciatica again.
I was reading on your website that a 2" talalay latex mattress topper may help.
I've read all the reviews, but I'm unsure whether to purchase a soft or medium mattress topper.
I'm inclined to go with the medium 'to keep peace' so that both my husband and I will be happy.
We have a queen size bed and was also considering ordering a twin for 'just my side'.
I am 5'4" and weigh 155 lbs.
My husband is 5'6" and weighs approx 175
Can you also let me know the difference between the Latex toppers on your website and another one I found on line. There is a $100 difference. One thing I read about this one is that it is "hot" and do not want to purchase something this expensive and then have to return it because it makes you sweat.
Any thoughts comments suggestions are greatly appreciated !
The Talalay latex comes from Latex international, buying through us or someone else..
The difference is in the purity of the latex. Latex International produces "Natural", 70% Natural and 30% synthetic...and "All-Natural" which is just that....and more expensive to make.
We are coming up on the end of our Father's Day Sale, so all of the prices you see will end up being 10% less at check out.
The synthetic latex is a molecular clone of natural latex and is perfectly safe.
The ILD rating for Amazon's "Soft Latex" is higher than the soft latex we sell...using an ILD of 14-19.
Almost all of that customer feedback is about the 2" soft.
2" of soft latex is enough to provide the comfort you want, but not so much that it will negate the support of the underlying firm mattress.
You'll find the feel to be extraordinary, as it allows you to sink a little, but still holds you up.
A word, if I may, about your sciatica.
Sciatica starts in the small of your back. Your discs have worn there and the vertebra are pinching a nerve...the pain from which, shoots around the hip and down the leg.
The pounding that area is taking from running will do further damage.
I urge you to stop.
For a similar work-out without the damaging shock from your feet landing as you run, get yourself on an elliptical machine.
Ask your Chiropractor about this. If you don't have one, get one. A good Chiropractor works wonders.