Hi Pete, What are your thoughts about the Simmons Black Alexia? Is it a high quality mattress? Someone told me to avoid the "S" brands, is this true? Another higher end mattress I was looking at is Naturepedic EOS. Are you familiar with it? My wife and I are of average height & weight. I like to sleep on my stomach. I live in CA. Thanks, Danny
The appeal of the Alexia is in the triple strand wire coil, which is more than you and your wife need.
The extra firm feel, which is good for a stomach sleeper, can be had with the extra firm World Class Santorini, and at a much lower price.
But, you have to be careful. Most females don't handle an extra firm mattress very well, as it tends to make their hips sore.
All of the "S" brands use memory foam, which is the reason to avoid them.
The individually pocketed coils of the Beautyrest is an important feature, and the memory foam they use is more resilient and less temperature sensitive...which is why we are still carrying Simmons. We used to carry Sealy & S&F, as well. But after they were bought by Tempurpedic, we stopped carrying those lines.
I do have an alternative for you. Natura makes a line called Greenspring, which uses a pocketed coil unit that is made the same as the Simmons, has more coil, and the steel is double tempered. What's more, the upholstery is latex, which is far superior to the other types of foams.
Here is a link to them. A firm model is available and it's very well made.
An excellent alternative to buying a plush Beautyrest, is the Natura Greenspring Liberty Plush.
The Natura Greenspring models use the same coil system as the Simmons Beautyrest. They have more coils than the Simmons World Class. The coils are double tempered for extra strength...and, they are upholstered with all natural latex, instead of the memory foam used in the Beautyrest.
Here is the link to the Natura Greenspring Series.
The Forever Foundations would incur taxes, tariffs and entry fees to cross the Canadian border. For items, like this, we recommend that you pick up the merchandise at a UPS store...at the closest US border town.
Hi Pete, The Ever-Eden Latex mattress came yesterday...last night was the first comfortable, pain free night we've had since our 2011 stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii. Zero gravity is definitely the best way to describe the latex mattress. Thanks for all your help.
Additionally, I've been telling my younger brother about my mattress research, as he's in the market for a new mattress, too. He and his wife are in their early/mid 30's and are plus sized (brother is 260lbs+ and his wife is probably 160lbs+). Neither have significant back ailments but go through mattresses like they are a pair of shoes. Would the EverEden 9" mattress be a good choice for them? Or would the 8" be okay? Or should they stick with the Beautyrest with a latex Topper? What would you recommend for them? I'm not sure if they are back, side or stomach sleepers but could find out if that really matters.
Thanks again Pete, BJ
Another satisfied customer
That's the kind of news I like to hear. I'm happy for you. Life is better when you sleep well.
Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
A Beautyrest, even with a latex topper, won't hold your brother for very long.
An all latex mattress will do the best job of providing long lasting support and comfort.
If they are side sleepers, the 9" will be more comfortable. If they are back or stomach sleepers, the 8" will be a better choice.
Here is the link to the Ever-Eden all latex mattresses, that you can pass along to your brother.
Hello, I am a previous customer of yours that wanted some help selecting a full size and twin size mattress for my two kids. From what I've read on your website, I'm leaning towards a Simmons innerspring with maybe a latex topper, but was hoping if you can give me a recommendation or two for each of the mattresses. Full Size: this mattress is for my 5 year old daughter, who ways 50 lbs. We'd like this to be her everyday mattress for several years. Twin Size: this mattress is for my 3 year old son, who ways about 35 lbs. This will eventually be his everyday mattress, but sometimes he sleeps with us and at some point down the line, I think we would get him a full size. So the budget on this one is slightly less as we don't plan to use it as long. Can you please give me your recommended configuration for mattress and/or topper for each? Mattress brand and model, firmness recommendation, etc. I would really appreciate it, and would love to place the order this weekend.
I'm so pleased that you've returned.
Much has changed over time and we are constantly on the look out for products that are superior to what we've offered in the past.
Over the years, we frequently recommended a Simmons Beautyrest. Early on, there were models in the Simmons line that had no memory foam.
Now, there are no Simmons models that are memory foam free. Memory foam is a chemical product that off gasses the toxic chemicals fro which it's made.
And while I have not experienced the odor in a Simmons, as you would with most mattresses, it is no longer my first choice for children.
This Simmons coil system is good and it comes with white glove delivery.
If going with a Simmons, we recommend the Broadway model in luxury firm. The latex topper would be a 2" soft Talalay.
What we have to offer, which is an exceptional value for children, are two mattresses made by Wolf...a very old mid-western manufacturer that has been owned by the same family since they started in 1873. The Adrian model uses a stronger coil unit, which I like better for boys...because they tend to grow bigger and rougher than girls. For your daughter, the Adara model, which also uses a pocketed coil unit, which will contour to her body...which becomes more important when gets older and begins to develop...specifically, giving better at the hip.
Both mattresses are already upholstered with all natural latex....no need for a topper at this point. Only when the kids have grown and if they express a desire for a softer sleeping surface, would you consider a latex topper..
Here is a link to those mattresses...and a link to the video showing the delivery and set-up process.
In all cases, delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
I bought a Sealy Newport Beach Reflexion king size mattress almost 10 years ago. The mattress is sagging a bit on my side of the bed and my wife’s side of the bed.
We find the middle is very comfortable, but the sides are not. We spin it every 6 months or so but that only makes a difference for the first night or so.
I measured to see if the sag was 1.5” inches, but it is not. Are we at the end of life on this mattress? Would it help to put some plywood over the box spring to firm it up? I saw one of your blog posts where you told someone to flip it upside down to help give it new life, will that work with this mattress?
One of the reasons we bought this mattress was because of the longer life I thought latex would give us. Anything we can do to help extend it would be great.
It's the poly foam on top of the latex that is sagging, not the latex under it.
You can absolutely salvage several more years out of what you have.
Flip it over to the firm latex side and add a 2" soft Talalay latex mattress topper. It'll feel the way the Newport felt when new, without having to worry about the poly foam compressing.
This works like a charm and you've just saved yourself a ton of money on a new mattress.
Here's the link to the toppers. UPS delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Hi Pete, The Ever-Eden Latex mattress came yesterday...last night was the first comfortable, pain free night we've had since our 2011 stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii. Zero gravity is definitely the best way to describe the...
Hello, I am a previous customer of yours that wanted some help selecting a full size and twin size mattress for my two kids. From what I've read on your website, I'm leaning towards a Simmons innerspring with maybe a...
Brian writes: Hello, I bought a Sealy Newport Beach Reflexion king size mattress almost 10 years ago. The mattress is sagging a bit on my side of the bed and my wife’s side of the bed. We find the middle...