Individual firmness options are a must for quality sleep...
Take a look around at all the different body shapes and sizes that you see everyday, and you'll quickly realize that a mattress that would be comfortable and supportive for one person might be a horrible mismatch for another. For couples, quite often the comparison is very simple, it's not unusual to have major differences in size and personal preferences for firmness, which complicate the choice for a comfortable mattress.
Many of us can spend quite a bit of time shopping for our clothing to get that perfect fit and style that fits our size, weight and personal style. It goes without saying that you will spend considerably more time on your mattress than wearing almost any item of clothing you've ever purchased, and the comfort of that mattress is crucial to providing you with a great night's sleep.
If you're in the habit of treating your mattress as a short term, disposable purchase, that you discard when you can't stand it anymore, then you will certainly be sacrificing your comfort and sleep. However, if you are looking for a perfect fit and a sensible mattress purchase that will last for years, you'll find only one realistic solution for perfect comfort.
Layering options create the perfect individual firmness...
Latex mattresses have individual firmness options that range from very soft to very firm, and many points in between, because they are built using layers that can be easily adjusted based on size, sleeping position and personal preferences. Latex mattresses are also a great solution for couples, as each side of the mattress can be designed with a different level of firmness.
Most of us are side sleepers, and the ideal firmness is very easy to determine. Our spine should be aligned as in the photo, and there should be no pressure points at our shoulders and hips. When you feel pressure points that typically means that your shoulders or hips are being forced up, which often creates lower back pain. The reverse is also true, when support at the hips is insufficient, and your hips sag, lower back pain can also result.
When it comes to comfort of your mattress, and the quality sleep that accompanies that comfort, there is simply no need to compromise when purchasing a new mattress from a retailer or online, despite all the advertising hype encouraging you to believe that a one firmness mattress can be comfortable regardless of individual needs.
A closer look at our most popular natural latex mattress...
Our most popular natural latex mattress is the 10" Nu-Lex, which uses 3 layers of 100% natural Talalay latex. This mattress is a perfect example of a layering design that assures a wide variety of firmness choices.
Let's take a closer look at the design, beginning with the support layer, or core, of the mattress, which is a solid 6" layer of Talalay latex. It is this layer that gives the mattress it's supportive feel, medium for a softer, or more plush feel, and firm for heavier individuals, or those that prefer a firmer feel in their mattress.
The fine tuning of the comfort and firmness variations rely much more on the top two comfort layers available in this mattress, both of which are 2" layers of the same 100% natural Talalay latex used throughout the entire mattress, which are designed to work in perfect harmony with the mattress core.
As an example, a very soft mattress for a smaller side sleeper can be created by using two 2" layers of soft latex with a medium core. The other extreme, best for a heavier individual who is a back sleeper, would be a choice of either two 2" firm layers, or one 2" firm layer and a 2" medium layer, with a firm core as the support layer.
At FoamSource, the best news is that we have decades of experience, in our retail location in Boulder, CO, fitting our clients to the perfect mattress firmness. This same expertise is applied to online customers, as you will be contacting the same experts in our retail store, no online order takers here at FoamSource. Oh, and you will receive your mattress in a box, however, it will be the perfect mattress for your size, sleeping position and firmness preferences!
As an additional step in assuring you the perfect firmness, we also offer a 60 day comfort exchange, which allows you to swap a layer if a firmness adjustment is necessary, by simply exchanging the original layer for another layer that is either firmer or softer.