LATEX FOAM COULD BE SOLD AT HOME DEPOT OR WALMART. EITHER OR BOTH VOLUME
CORPORATIONS SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE HOW IMPORTANT MATTRESSES ARE TO THE INDUSTRIOUS
WORKERS OF OUR AMERICA, AND LOOK INTO STOCKING COMMODITY BULK LATEX FOAM FOR
SO THIS MESSAGE IS FOR HOME DEPOT AND WALMART, AS WELL AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALSO.
The following is not an advertisement, and I do not have any association with the
below quoted example websites. I post this message because the commercial
mattress industry is inadequate, and mattresses should be a commodity, and are one
of the most important material possessions everyone needs:
A bed is a consumer's most important material possession, and a bed is like shoes.
We wear a bed for 8 hours every night, 1/3 of our lives, and good sleep is
imperative to America. After much research, I have determined that Latex Foam
without springs is the best answer. Latex Foam is farmed in Sri Lanka and
apparently cheaply shipped to the U.S.A. where it is manufactured into foam beds.
Currently a Latex Foam bed, of 9"-15" inches in height, of the right firmness will
give an individual a good night's sleep.
A Latex Mattress is also portable, as a 3" thick slab of a Queen Size Bed of
60"x80" weighs approximately only 37lbs (3"x60"x80" = 14400, 14400/1728
[12"x12"x12"] = 8.33 cubic feet, x 4.5lb*/cubic feet [Latex Foam Density] =
37.5lbs per 3" thick slab of a Queen Size Bed). These 3" slabs are to be stacked
on top of one another 9"-15" high, and that is nearly all one needs for the most
comfortable mattress, money can buy. Currently the going rate for this foam is
about $100 per inch of 60"x80", so a 9 inch bed would cost currently about $900,
and a 12 inch bed about $1,200, and a 15 inch bed costs $1,500. Latex foam also
lasts a very long time 10-40 years. The key to a good bed is the right firmness
for the individual, and the softer foam is to be stacked on top of the firmer
foam, so the foam varies by ILD (Initial Load Deflection) Soft 10-20, Medium
20-30, Firm 30-40, (depending on the retailer). There are two types of Latex
Foam, "Dunlop," and "Talalay." Dunlop is cheaper, as Talalay requires an extra
step which makes all the air bubbles the same size. So Dunlop is more like pound
cake, and Talalay is more like angel food cake. However Dunlop has a higher
"Support Factor," which means softer yet more supportive than Talalay, while
Talalay is more appropriate for the higher layers of the bed, even maybe only as a
topper. Support factor means how many lbs to depress foam 65% over how many lbs
to depress foam 25%. Dunlop Latex is 4, while Talalay Latex is 3. So with
Talalay you "bottom out" easier, but feels softer.
*Density varies in foams such as memory foams, and may be 3-6 lbs per cubic foot.
Higher usually means, also firmer foam, as measured by ILD - Initial Load Deflection.
So three parameters when buying foam (latex or any type):
1. ILD (@25%) - (Such as Soft 10-20, Medium 20-30, Firm 30-40) (while this is
supposed to be in lbs, this currently does not seem consistent across retailers).
2. Support Factor (lbs to depress 65% / lbs to depress 25% - so if 25% ILD is
30lbs, and 65% ILD is 120lbs, then support factor = 120/30 = 4. So while two
different foams, for instance Talalay and Dunlop, may have equal 25% ILDs, they
may have different 65% ILDs, giving them a different support factor)
3.*Density (Weight = lbs/cubic feet)
Finally a non-toxic fireproof case is frequently used to house the three to five,
3" slabs of Latex Foam. These are frequently made out of double knit cotton, or
wool, and may cost another $100-$300, or more. Latex foam is extremely flammable.
Some memory foams are fire treated, some are not. You can tear off a 1" piece
and see if it goes up in flames, on the concrete away from buildings, or in the sink.
You can see an example of latex foam at the following website. There is no
difference between a single 3" topper, or several 3" slabs stacked on top of one
another to form an entire mattress; the 3" topper, is the slab of foam, except
that, for the bottom layers, one would use a a firmer slab:
Another example of this type of mattress: https://spindlemattress.com/
A further thought is a 1"-3" Memory Foam Topper on top of the Latex Foam, may
complete the comfort of a bed to make it sufficiently plush. Alternatively, soft
Talalay may be preferred. Alternatively, a consumer may prefer a cheaper or
firmer bed without such a plush topper.
Before trying sleeping pills, try a new mattress! Sleeping pills do not make you
sleep, they at best, may make you sleep better (they are also dangerously
addictive, - see benzodiazapine addiction - thus don't take too many ). *LOVE* is
otherwise the only silver bullet to sleep.
*Talk* yourself to sleep. Say "you are getting very sleepy now," "you are getting
very relaxed now," "you are going to have very beautiful dreams, and remember all
your dreams now." Tell everyone you like, "I love you _name_, and everybody loves
you." Tell yourself "I love you, and everybody loves you. "Set the right course
IF LATEX FOAM WAS AVAILABLE IN HOME DEPOT OR WALMART TO SAMPLE, CONSUMERS WOULD BE
ABLE TO TEST OUT VARIOUS FIRMNESSES, AND STACKINGS OF FIRMNESSES, TO CREATE THE
BEDS MOST COMFORTABLE FOR THEM! AND MAYBE WITH VOLUME THESE STORES COULD ALSO
MAKE THE PRICES CHEAPER THAN THEY ARE ELSEWHERE.
If you're poor, the following $58 Queen Intex Durabeam Dream Lux Air Mattress from
Walmart is also portable and will last for about 100 nights - they warranty it for
90, so it will last just past the warranty, you could buy a 2 year purchase
protection plan for $5, which will work the first time, require you to send back
the mattress the 2nd time, and be told they only warranty the pump the third time,
so you could use a another email address if you want to scam a few times - or just
pay every three months (Don't buy the all blue ones, Intex non-durabeams, they
barely last 30 days.)