My husband and I bought a Stearns & Foster latex mattress in December 2011. By
February 2013 he had a 1.75" inch impression on his side of the bed and I had a
1.5" impression on mine. He is 5'11", weighs 270 and I am 5'4" and weigh 130.
We exchanged it for a Stearns & Foster Heidi in Luxury Firm and put a 2" Talahay
latex topper on it. He had already developed an impression by July of this year so
we rotated it and now he has an impression on that side. My side is fine. We are
considering the Reverie system but would like to know how resistant it is to body
impressions. Also, do you know anything about the intelliBED mattress. Their warranty
states you only need a .75" impression for replacement instead of 1.5". I will greatly
appreciation any information you can share with me.
Body impressions have always been an issue...even back when mattresses were two
sided and padded with horse hair and cotton, before foams were used. Poly foam
doesn't keep it's shape as well as cotton. Now, the body impression issue is worse than
ever...with the prolific use of memory foam on one sided mattresses.
Using a firm mattress with a latex topper is the best way around it. I have a friend
your husband's size. I fixed him up with a firmer mattress than the Heidi and a firmer,
Dunlop latex topper. He and his wife have had that bed for 5 years and it looks, feels
and sleeps like new.
When you carry excessive body weight, you have to take it into consideration.
Quite often, large people insist on focusing on comfort, choosing to ignore that which,
time after time, comes back to haunt them. You simply cannot continually ignore the
laws of physics.
The Heidi luxury firm with a 2" soft Talalay latex topper has worked well over the past
several years for average to above average weight people. When dealing with larger
people, you'll have to give up the notion of a luxury feel for the sake of durability.
The .75" body impression threshold is one of the latest addition to an over loaded BS
The mediocre Sealy Posturepedic has a .75" warranty criteria, also. Wait until you try
and get a warranty claim past the warranty nazis who deny authorization for whatever
reason they can find.
The Reverie comes with a lifetime warranty and will replace any of the latex cylinders
as is necessary. However, their mattress cannot be purchased without one of their
adjustable bed bases. If you're in the market for an adjustable bed, that's great. Both
pieces, together, add up to a price point that most people can't afford.
Opt for the 2" Dunlop latex topper.
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