I've been to a bed store and was looking at the Tempurpedic and the Simmons Beautyrest mattresses.
I liked the support feel and idea of foam and hope my aching hips and lower back and shoulders will benefit.
I am a side sleeper, but here's the thing, I suffer hot flashes and night sweats!
They suck, and I'm worried they would be BAD for foam!
I like the idea of no dust mites from foam. Are coils are a better idea for my body and heat regulation issues?
Also... my husband has allergies so 'no dust mites' would be good for him.
PLUS.. we have 3 dogs who all jump up and down off the bed daily and share sleeping with us.
My goal is to help my back, shoulder, hip pain and quit tossing and turning to get comfortable.
Enthusiastic for ideas about a latex topper. We are, both, average height and weight.
YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE!!! Thank you :-) Kathy
Well, we have a lot of details to straighten out.
At present, you are regurgitating the hype that you've heard....most of it is inaccurate.
Let's start with the dust mites. All foams, not just latex, provide a hostile environment for dust mites.
That is not to say that if you buy a foam mattress, of any kind, that you won't have dust mites.
Dust mites are everywhere and they will still collect on the surface of your mattress.
They feed off of dead skin cells and you shed lots of them every night.
For dust mites, your mattress is their dinner table....and nothing you buy is going to change that.
What will help:
1) change and launder your linens frequently....and
2) when you have your bed striped, vacuum the surface of the mattress.
Only these steps will minimize your dust mite population.
Using fear to sell products is nothing new. Beware of this tactic.
It's usually used to sell you something you don't need....and won't work....like a dust mite encasement cover.
There are 3 basic types of foams...Memory, Polyurethane and Latex.
Latex is the only one that is natural, made from the sap of the rubber tree.
It is, by far, the oldest...first developed in the 1880s and introduced for use as a mattress in the 1920s.
It is the best of all the foams and the most expensive to produce.
It out-performs everything else by a long shot. It is also, the coolest of all the foams.
Conversely, memory foam is the absolute worst upholstery material ever invented.
It sleeps hot and wears quickly....and off gasses the toxic chemicals from which memory foam is made.
Your problems are not insurmountable.
There is a solution for everything....which does not include the mattresses you've been looking at.
Just remember, memory foam is temperature sensitive and will add to your heat.
It absorbs your body heat and reflecting it back to you.
Latex and poly foams are not temperature sensitive and will not exacerbate your problem.
Here are two links. The first for the right mattress, which will provide the firm support your back requires.
The Wolf Brolynn Old Fashioned Two-Sided Mattress in Firm.
The second is for a Suite Sleep 2" Soft Organic Latex Foam Mattress Topper, which will turn that firm mattress into an extremely comfortable bed...and prolong the life of that/any mattress.
This sleep system provides excellent support, comfort and longevity...none, of which, you'll get with any mattress upholstered with memory foam.
There is no substitute for quality...and, as always, quality is your best value.