Thank you for your blog. I happened upon it last night and did a lot of reading.
Thanks to the information you have shared, I now know what went wrong.
I'm a young fellow, reasonably fit and without any physical damage to address.
Like so many, I fell for all the sales hype about memory foam mattresses, and bought into it.
As you have noted, it felt great to try at the store.
It provided me with a great night's sleep for the first couple of months.
It lasted just long enough to get me past the 60 day trial period. Now, I'm stuck.
Just as you have said, I sink too far into it. My back hurts and my arms and legs are going numb.
I had dismissed the headaches, not realizing that the memory foam off gassing was causing them.
So, what I want is an all foam mattress that feels great for many years.
I've looked at the all latex mattresses that you often recommend, but they are too expensive for me.
I've considered flipping this mattress and adding a latex topper, another of your recommendations, but just want to get rid of this chemical laden memory foam mattress altogether.
I need your help.
What mattress can you recommend to me that gives me what I want, has NO Memory Foam in it, and at a price I can afford.
Latex does everything that memory foam is advertised to do, without any of the negative side effects and providing a great night's sleep for many years....not just months.
Your memory foam mattress isn't made of all memory foam.
Depending on the model, it's a couple/few inches of memory foam atop several inches of high density polyurethane foam...which is why flipping it and adding a latex topper works so well.
But, as you have said, the chemical off gassing will still be there.
Best solution is a mattress made the same way as your mattress is, but with latex on top instead of memory foam.
The Natura of Canada Latex/Poly Foam Hybrid Mattresses will give you what you want, and at the right price.
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