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Build It Yourself Mattresses

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

There are many reasons to try building your own mattress. You might be looking to save some money, you may feel that many of the big mattress companies are cutting corners and you simply want to ensure that your mattress is made of only the best materials on earth, or you might simply want to attempt to build a mattress that has a unique feel custom-suited for yourself! Whatever the reason, it’s important that you get the right materials and comfort preference, and there is a lot of overwhelming information out there.

Rocky Mountain Mattress, features a line of mattresses with a zippered CoolMax cover, and several layers of individual pieces of foam. We can even custom size the cover and cut the foam layers to any size or shape if you are putting the mattress on a boat or RV. This method allows you to select the layers of foam you are interested in and then to arrange the layers for the firmness-preference you desire.

If you do decide to go with a foam mattress you will want to consider the type of foam to use, like latex or memory foam. You can find many threads on the subject right here at the site.

You also want to know what kind of foam density you are looking for. Foam density is measured by its weight in pounds per cubic foot. The higher the weight, the higher the density. Of course, you also need to look at the various IFD (internal force deflection) options to determine firmness. While you decide on firmness you should remember that there are major pressure points along your body, as well as your spine, that need to be supported for adequate rest at night. Mattresses which feature both a supportive base structure and a pressure-reducing specialty sleep top, memory foams for example, are excellent at supporting the spine while evenly reducing pressure on sensitive areas like shoulders and hips.

After considering density, firmness, durability and size, it ultimately comes down to what your preferences are in comfort. This is not only determined by what you want, but also by the positions you sleep in. For example, if you sleep primarily on your side, your will want a bed with more pressure reduction capabilities (i.e. a thicker specialty sleep top). Check out our do-it-yourself mattress line here

Rocky Mountain component mattresses are not laminated together like a traditional mattress but held together by friction and the zippered cover. This allows more flexiblity, in changing the feel of the bed by changing the order and densities of foam layers.

To receive additional information on custom mattresses please complete our custom mattress form or email us at or call 1-866-733-3132.

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