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Merry finds the best Latex Mattress to replace her 35-Year Old Latex Mattress!

 It is an actual story about finding my perfect latex mattress 40 years past, when I bought my first bed, and my hard hunt to discover a replacement.

While growing up, I used to babysit our neighbor's kids. When our neighbor discovered I had gotten engaged, she invited me to her house one day to imply I buy a latex mattress like hers. I wish I really could have a Aireloom mattress. I could recall the precise variety of years she had told me that she and her husband was using their mattress, but I do recall that because of her small demonstration, I was aware that I needed to buy a latex mattress even though I afterwards found that it would cost me about twice what the typical 'spring' mattresses were selling for at the time. I found the local furniture stores, but couldn't find this latex mattress everywhere. She recalled that when we'd proceeded south, my mom had bought much of her furniture from a sales rep at a big furniture store in a close by town. The sales said that even though the shop didn't carry this mattress, he could purchase it, and I requested him to purchase a sturdy latex mattress for me "Sight Unseen."

 This functioned nicely until the 34th year, when we began seeing little sagging and body indentations. We then thought to buy another latex mattress like it. Goldilocks searched online for the exact same latex mattress maker, but was disappointed to discover that they had shut their doors. A neighbor suggested that we see a little, local mattress manufacturing company in our region whose family was assembling mattresses for 3 generations. She had to make sure that the neighbor could supply the exact same latex as that of our first latex mattress. I told the owner the name of its own maker, and I recall him saying, "All latex is the same." The owner was incorrect! Having bought three mattresses within a 3-year span, I consider I am qualified to report: ALL latex really isn't the same!


We called the producer. It took a while to test it, but when he did see it, he stated that it did not look like it was sagging, however he did shove his hands down into the mattress in various places and he was surprised to find how deep his hands "sunk down" into the mattress... like there wasn't much support.

This second latex replacement mattress did nicely until we had had it nearly one year, and then once again we found sagging with negligible valleys where we lay. We made the trip one weekend just to discover the firm had cheapened the manner it was constructing its latex mattresses. After speaking to the shop owner, we came to know that the old manufacturing company had sold its business alongside its company name, as well as the brand new owners were sandwiching a thin part of latex between layers of polyurethane foam, and edging it using polyurethane foam round the outside edges. We subsequently found the mattress was finished on one-side just. I won't ever understand how these new attributes would help the consumer, but I can see the method by which the life of the so called 'latex' mattress is shortened, which certainly helps the mattress makers.

After returning home and looking on the web, we now understand what the huge mattress makers are doing. You'll find that most the big mattress makers that have been operating for generations have since resold their businesses. A lot of these brand new owners and share holders want to know more about producing substantial, instant returns on their investments. They've redesigned and promoted their mattresses to place huge gains in their own pockets, but the shortcuts they're using to improve their gains are reducing the useful life of their mattresses. If they all get together and decide to cut the life of their goods in half, we consumers are made to purchase their products MORE frequently and all of them gain even more. For example: One of their shortcuts and advertising strategies was made to sell you on the advantages of buying a "one sided" mattress, but in fact, the life of your mattress was cut in half and you'll have to purchase at least twice as many mattresses in your lifetime if you would like to sleep comfortably.