Mike Kenzie wrote:
supposedly coils (hybrid latex) add more cooling
Sleeping Organic recommends the 4-layer latex configuration for petite side-sleepers
Most all of these companies offer an "extra soft" mattress topper that can be added to the top of the mattress.
I’m a cool bed kinda person and I have had all sorts of mattresses over the years, including high end organic with coils, and I can’t notice any difference in them heat wise. I sweat just as bad on all of them. I was worried that a “all foam” bed would be warmer and it’s not.
The all foam mattress does much better on an adjustable base and I really like the adjustable bed even though I never read nor watch tv in bed. I just adjust for sleeping angle and can elevate the legs if I hurt/strain my back.
I’ve got the 3 layer mattress and it’s great for side sleepers. If I had to buy the bed all over again, I would still choose the 3 layer mattress.
The extra soft mattress toppers offered by all the other companies have the same softness rating as sleeping organic’s second softest foam. If sleeping organic gets their extra soft talalay option back, then it is the softest of all. (I did the shopping to get my wife a topper and I compared them all). She has been procrastinating getting the topper because they are not cheap and I suspect she is still trying to rationalize the expense (she is stubborn). I figured I would just buy it one of these days as a surprise (easier to ask forgiveness vs permission kinda thing).
A little background on how I got here... I got a sleep number bed way back when they first came out and I loved it until one of the air bladders blew a seam and it was going to take 6 to 8 weeks to get a replacement. That introduced me to a mattress with a zipper on the cover that allowed repair vs replace (even tho I didn’t opt to wait for that repair).
I then replaced it with a high end organic foam/coil mattress which didn’t have a zipper top and wore out fairly quick. The warranty process was so FUBAR’d that I didn’t bother with all the hoops and red tape and shipping to Canada at my expense. My next one was a different brand, high end organic that was nice. It didn’t have the zipper and my son had a few pee
accidents on it when he was little and that ended that bed as well as led
to the zipper top being a requirement.
That super soft foam isn’t as soft when you put it under a quilted cover (and also under an organic mattress protector), it’s still softer than the heavier foam under that same cover and protector, but it’s not like you are sleeping on a memory foam bed or anything. It still feels like a traditional mattress but a soft one without as much spring, just a little more cushy. My son (now 7) loves jumping on my bed and does it any time he gets the chance (foam is still springy, it’s just not “as” springy as a coil mattress, and the base has zero spring as it is an adjustable bed base and has to be rigid).
Bottom line is that now that I have a bed with a zipper cover, there is no component I can’t replace, including the cover. So in the future, I’m not going to be throwing down 2 to 8 grand on a total mattress replacement, I can get by with 2 to 6 hundred to replace a part of it (a single layer of foam or perhaps the cover).
My sleeping organic bed is not a single mattress, it’s 2 twin xl mattresses side by side
, (which makes it the same size as a king)... So I can use the twin xl fitted sheets if the separate adjustable bases are going to be independent. I can use a single king fitted sheet if I have the bases linked (1 remote controls both sides at the same time). Regardless, the top sheet and top bedding is always king sized. And yes, I was worried that the split mattresses was going to bother us, but it’s actually quite nice and has more pros than cons (including repair cost).