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Old 21st August 2017, 15:21   #391
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Apologies for lack of useful answers to your post <Blush>

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I am unable to decide whether to go for 5" or a 6" ?
Can you share which size do you use and what was the criteria for selection ?
My wife is taking afternoon nap: I crept in with the tape, and it appears to be five and a half inches! I don't think I applied any criteria, other than lying on one and saying, that's fine. As I was moving up from a concrete-like coir thing, and had previously been used to an expensive western multi-spring, I think I would have found anything softer but supportive to be "fine." Supportive? Your body should be supported all over by the mattress: you should not be able to get a hand under the small of your back, but nor should you be falling into a hole.
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Also if you can share prices/ discounts you got on MRP.
Regular MRP, as far as I know. Mattress 1 was a long time ago, and mattress 2 came with a post-flood-loyalty discount, but it was fairly nominal, as far as I can remember.
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I am in the market for buying a king size mattress. And i am simply amazed by the options available now. I would appreciate the following information i.e.
a) Broad criteria to select a mattress.
b) Suggestions within a budget of 30 to 50k.
The link http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifes...oose-from.html and http://www.zelect.in/mattress/mattresses-buying-guide did provide useful pointers.

My preferred configuration is
Mattress Type : Latex / Foam
Thickness : 6"
Size : 75 x 72

And Yes..We are somewhere in between a Young and a Old couple .

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Finally placed an order for Sunday Ortho 2G Mattress.
Couple of points w.r.t the buying experience i.e.
a) Experience center not present in Hyderabad.
b) Pickup of old mattresses only available in Bangalore for a charge of Rs 500.

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I am unable to decide whether to go for 5" or a 6" ?
Can you share which size do you use and what was the criteria for selection ?
Also if you can share prices/ discounts you got on MRP.
Thickness is a function of type of material and the density of material. A good 6 inch latex mattress might be more comfortable than a cheap 10 inch spring mattress.

Here's how I would approach this:

1. How to decide what should be the minimum thickness? Try the mattress when lying down (not when sitting) and toss and turn a little bit, the mattress should not compress completely that you start feeling the cot below. In general, anything that is less than 4 inches might be too low. I would say 6-8 inches is a pretty good range for most materials.

2. What should the maximum thickness be? The combined height of the cot and the mattress should +/- 4 inches as compared to the height of your knee. The logic is pretty simple - your bed should be easy for you to get on and get off. It shouldn't be too tall that you accidentally sprain your ankle when trying to land your feet on the floor in the nights and at the same time it should not be too low that you feel like you are doing "squats" when getting up. If your cot is 12-16 inches high, then a 6-8 inch mattress would be good enough.

Hope you find a great mattress. Do not compromise on your sleep. A good night's sleep will give you the confidence to conquer the world!
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Goes without saying, really, but hey ...

Of course, your mattress thickness should match the design features of your cot. No ugly gaps, and no excess.

Obvious, yes... but if I had a mattress for every time I've missed something obvious when making a purchase, I'd... have lots of mattresses.
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Needed to change the out of shape 8 year old foam bed.
Foam was not considered.
Latex sounded promising. But the thought of spending 8 hours every night on something made of rubber wasn't appealing, and not to mention the exorbitant rates for 'natural' latex.

Finally settled for a customised fine quality white cotton variant.
Pros - weather friendly, light on pocket, re-usable (white cotton can be refurbished unlike silk cotton which crumbles with age), super comfy.
Cons - need to be hawk eyed while making it to ensure it is to your requirements (spent a good couple of hours with the bed maker right from cotton selection/weighing right down to the final stitching measurements,etc), needs regular 'bed rotation' to ensure evenness and lost lasting comfort.

All in all, happy with the outcome, a small effort to stay closer to nature
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Finally settled for a customised fine quality white cotton variant.
Where in Bangalore did you get this done? I'm looking for cotton mattress, but had a very bad experience with the previous one I got made.
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The issue with the cotton mattresses (gaddi) I had was that it tends to sag with age. There is also the need to pull the cotton out, beat/ split it and refill the mattress every 2-3 years or so.There will be uneven surfaces formed, which cause back pain after prolonged use.

I went for a good quality proper Foam mattress. The comfort is better and hope it is longer lasting.

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Latex sounded promising. But the thought of spending 8 hours every night on something made of rubber wasn't appealing ...
Why? It is very comfortable and not at all sweaty. Branded latex mattresses in my mother country, eg Dunlopillow, are very expensive, even lakhs.
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...Your body should be supported all over by the mattress: you should not be able to get a hand under the small of your back, but nor should you be falling into a hole....
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For pure latex there are only two who get it right
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2. Springair (subsidiary of Springair US) based in Noida markets pure latex mattress under the name nature's rest. The latex block itself is imported from Latex international also of the US. This one is made using the modern Talalay process.

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I think that breathability is the key. I'm guessing that the area of mattress I'm lying on takes on the heat of my body, whatever the material. The huge difference is sweaty/non-sweaty.

Latex is non-sweaty. It breathes. It feels cool.
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Natural Latex is a far better proposition than man made foam, soft or otherwise.
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Latex has wonderful qualities: it is comfortable, breathable and feels cool. There is a world of difference between latex and any other foam I have ever sat or laid on. But "foam" covers many structures, and perhaps different plastics too. For instance, I've never slept on a Tempur mattress.

I've been sleeping on Latex for ten years and have no plans to change
Thanks to the above and many of the other posts praising latex mattress, I have finally picked up one. Thad's comments about the latex mattress being not sweaty and the fact that he is staying in Chennai and still saying that, carried a lot of weight. I still remember breaking into a sweat, the moment I stepped out of the shower on a summer day in Chennai.

Finally got home Spring Air's "Nature's Rest" 100% latex mattress (6" thick) custom made to 78.5" x 60.5" size. When I made the bed (yes, I built the bed myself ), I had made it to 79" x 61" size, leaving about an inch along the length and width more than the standard queen size. The store person said that 1" would be too much of a gap and therefore he increased the size of the mattress by 0.5" along the length and width. This turned out to be the perfect size. The mattress was made on 30-Sep-2017 at their Pune factory and delivered to me today.

I had considered a few other latex mattresses like Foams India, MM Foam, Sunday Mattress and a couple of other local latex mattresses. For a similar sized 6" mattress the pricing was similar among them except for Sunday Mattress which was considerably cheaper. Although, I am using a Foams India's latex pillow and I find it to be good, I was not very sure about how I would claim any kind of warranty (15 years by them) since they had no local presence at all in Pune. Sunday mattress had only fixed sizes and no customization was possible. So finally decided to go with Spring Air. They give 10 years of replacement warranty for the mattress (the deformation has to be at least 3 cm). They have several stores in Pune (and one of their factories is also located at Pune) and a good number of dealers and brand stores across India. They are the fourth largest mattress manufacturer in the USA (as per Wiki). I had a pleasant experience dealing with the mattress store in Aundh (opposite Croma), particularly with Rohit who manages the store. Let us see how the sleep experience actually goes. Initial impressions are good. I will update this thread with my experience after a month or so of using the mattress. By then I will also finish the headboard of the bed. I had suspended all my carpentry work because of the rains.
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Ha hah... You might still sweat here, especially on a summer night --- but it would not be made worse by a latex mattress. The opposite experience being synthetic foam, which would make it worse.

Hope you enjoy your new bed
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