Fibro-Pedic is billed as "The first mattress created just for Fibromyalgia suffers." Dr. Rick Swartzburg, a chiropractor from California, designed this hybrid latex and memory foam mattress for his wife, who has fibromyalgia. According to the Doctor, the key to a mattress helping a fibromyalgia sufferer is finding a balance between being soft and being firm.
The comfort layers of the Fibro-Pedic are memory foam and latex. Memory foam is there for its conformity, and latex for its resiliency. And these rest on a base layer. Each of these layers is 3" thick. Together they combine the benefits of a memory foam mattress and a latex mattress.
The top layer is 4-lb. memory foam. This was selected because it is responsive even when it is cold. This means that a user with fibromyalgia does not begin her (or his) sleeping session on a hard surface. The foam used by Relief-Mart is ventilated to keep it cool, not overheat as the first memory foam did.
The second layer is Talalay latex. Processed in the United States, this latex foam is called "composite." This is another way of saying this is a blend of natural and synthetic latex. This adds durability to the benefits of natural latex. As it is being processed, it is configured into three zones with more support for the lower back.
The support core of the Fibro-Pedic is a base of highly resilient polyurethane foam. This prevents bottoming out (a nightmare for someone with fibromyalgia).
A specialty sleep (non-coil) mattress needs solid support. Foundations providing that support are platform beds, solid-top box bases (such as the wood foundation sold by Relief-Mart), and adjustable beds.
Another memory foam/latex hybrid mattress by Relief-Mart is the Soft-Pedic.
Sold by Relief-Mart via Selectabed, the Fibro-Pedic has a 120-day sleep trial period and a 30-year limited warranty.
Relief-Mart, Inc., 755 Lakefield Rd., Ste. H, Westlake Village, CA. 91361, (805) 379-4300, (800) 667-1969, http://www.reliefmart.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hybrid (memory foam and latex)
3 layers, 3 inches each - 4-lb memory foam, 3-zoned Talalay latex, HR PU base core
Provided by the support core
Stretch knit, cotton blend, velour
platform bed, solid base, or adjustable bed
3 zones in latex, stretchy breathable cover, balance of firmness and softness
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation