Comfort ConsultationsLet us help you choose your perfect sleep combo
We disagree. 15 minutes isn't nearly enough time. This is why we have the Comfort Consultation, where you get one-on-one help, and can take all the time you need.
You're an individual with unique comfort needs and concerns, which is why we offer--by appointment--one on one consultations that allow you to get the personal attention you require.
There is no charge, simply fill out the form on the right, and tell us in the message what interests you, a little about yourself, and some times that work for you. We'll get back to you with an appointment that fits your needs.
Assessing Your Comfort Needs
Anyone who is 5' 11" or taller should probably get a queen size mattress or larger. Full and twin size mattresses are 75" long, a mere four inches longer than a 5' 11" individual. Those four inches may seem sufficient, but most people don't sleep with their heads directly at the edge of the bed. Pillows take up space and if your bed frame has a foot board, you may find yourself wishing for the leg room.
Average-weight customers have a lot of options. All of our mattress offerings will be supportive, keeping your body in correct alignment, but the range of soft to firm is pretty varied. Use the following sections--body shape, sleep position, etc., to better pinpoint your comfort need. Heavier customers need a mattress that both contours and provides a lot of support. Futons and shikibutons are often times too solid and don't have enough give, which can cause hip and shoulder pain. Zoned organic latex mattresses, such as the Madrona or Sitka, are supple, forming to geography of the body and are especially supportive, keeping the body lifted and the spine aligned. The extra-firm versions of the Linden and Rowan organic latex mattresses are also a good option due to the combination of dense latex and fluffy top layers. However, extra-firm latex is very firm and is best-suited to individuals who really need the extra density. (Note - I am curvy and I LOVE our shikis and futons... just say'n) Lighter individuals often need a mattress that is quite soft. Our firmer mattresses can be too dense to properly form to a light customer's body. The Madrona and standard firm Linden are great options because they pair supple latex with a thick layer of cloud-soft Pacific Northwest organic wool. The soft wool will hug the body, filling in the gaps and holding you in the proper position for a restorative sleep.
How curvy you are has a big impact on what kind of mattress will best suit your needs.
The more pronounced the curvature of your body, the more dramatic the contouring ability of your mattress needs to be. Very curvy individuals, especially in the hip and shoulder areas, will want a mattress that is soft with plenty of fluffy materials to fill in the spaces and form around the body. Mattress height is also important--there needs to be enough depth for the mattress to form to the body. Options include mattresses featuring the Deluxe Organic Wool Topper, such as the Linden and Madrona organic latex mattresses, have a thick layer of soft wool and an even more substantial layer of supportive latex beneath. People who fall in the middle need a mattress that has good support, plus a nice, comfortable mattress topper. Any of our standard firmand zoned-latex mattresses will provide both, as will our organic innerspring mattresses, although they are a bit firmer. Your biggest choice is whether you want the plush wool top or the soft latex. Customers who only have minimal difference between their hips, shoulders, and waist don't need a mattress with a lot of fluff and may, in fact, prefer a firmer mattress. Organic futons and organic shikibutons are great options, as are the Laurel zoned organic latex mattress and the Tamarack organic latex mattress. The Tamarack has a mattress topper, but it's slimmer and doesn't have as much cushioning as some of the other options.
Knowing the position you most prefer to sleep in is your best tool for finding the perfect mattress. Different positions require different responses from your mattress in order to make you comfortable. If you don't know what position you like to sleep in most, try paying extra attention tonight as you go to sleep. Where's your "go to" pose?
Side sleepers need a mattress that is supportive, but soft enough to form around the curvature of the hips and the shoulders, allowing them to sink down deep and relax. A soft yet resilient comfort layer in conjunction with a pliable support layer is necessary so the mattress can shape itself to the hills and valleys of the body. Side sleeping is the most common sleep position.
Back sleepers don't require as much cushioning as side sleepers do, since the body's profile has less dramatic contours. However; the small of the back still needs support as well as the hips. Mattresses don't need to shape as much for the back sleeper.
Stomach sleepers need a very flat, firm mattress. If you sleep on your stomach, you do not want to be sinking too far into the mattress as that will bend your back, putting undue strain on the spine. Minimal fluff is best.