I’ve been reading your blog and wish it existed when we purchased our Tempurpedic king about 8 years ago. We live in Florida and the heat build-up from the memory foam gets to be miserable at this time of year. In hindsight after reading your articles, we may have been better off with a latex mattress. My question is, would it make any sense to use a latex topper on top of our Tempurpedic? My guess is that this isn’t advisable as the two seem almost opposite in how they support the body, but I don’t relish the idea of ditching the Tempurpedic for which we spent so much money. I am 5’7”, 175 pounds, sleep mostly on stomach, and often feel stiff/achy for a while in the morning.
If you recommend against this and we consider buying a latex mattress, where should we try them out to assess various models/firmness? We live in Jacksonville Florida and there’s no Macy’s here. L Chains have popped up all over the place. An independent place nearby carries the Sealy Embody Meditation
Thanks for your advice, Jim
I'm sure it's quite painful, the idea of walking away from an expensive purchase that goes bad. It happens to all of us, I think, at one point in our lives. For some, it's more repetitive, believe it or not.
If you've been reading my blog, you may have surmised that it's the memory foam causing your morning pain sessions.
The latex topper will insulate you from the memory foam, but not change the wear patterns that have developed in it.
If going with the topper, first flip your mattress over and use the firmer poly foam as your base support.
The Embody will be the same as this...a layer of latex atop a block of poly foam. So, there's no point in buying new, if this is what you'll end up with.
Happened to pass through Jacksonville, earlier this year. We go off the highway and had a look around. For the most part, it's a real nice place.
Here's a link to the topper. 2" of soft Talalay latex on the underside of your mattress and you'll be good to go for quite a while.