The specs for the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Santorini Luxury Firm are not as detailed as they are for the Black Alexia Extra Firm. There is no "construction" segment. Can you give more detail regarding the coil count (Cal King specifically) and coil gauge for the Santorini? My husband and I are very different body types. He is about 6', 240, and I am about 5', 130. We are both side sleepers. We are not interested in all bells and whistles, just a mattress that will hold up for several years to come. We already have a topper. C.L.
The World Class models are inappropriate for the weight of your husband. For longevity, triple strand coils of the Alexia is what you'll need to support a man that size. Even so, you will need to use a latex topper with it. Is the topper, you have, made of latex? Latex is the only material that works long term and is all natural...no chemicals.
To answer your question, the coil density of the World Class is 1000 in queen. The actual coil count is 900 in queen. When shopping, you'll find it easier to compare this way. The coil counts are proportionately higher in the king size. There is only a few coils difference between a standard king and a Cal. king. The gauge of wire is 13.75
Hi, I am a side sleeper with a bulging disc at waistband level bulging on the right side I think. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me. I read on your site that a more firm mattress seems to be best for a bulging disc person but since I sleep on my side, my shoulder and sometimes my hip hurts when I have had a firmer bed in the past. My current bed (a Serta perfect sleeper super pillowtop grandis) has started to sag and I'm now waking up with LOTS of back aching from kidneys to mid back on either side of the spine 90% of the time (maybe 100%) I sleep on my right side, rarely on my back and never on my stomach. My current bed has been fantastic for the hip and shoulder aches but I'm most worried about comments I read on your site saying that if I have too soft of a bed I could get a Herniated disc from bulging So I'm looking for the best mattress for that situation. Side sleeper with bulging disc. I'm 5'9" & 222 lbs.
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I have been looking for a new mattress and have tried out many. A friend recommended the Sealy Posturepedic. They purchased one that was the Slumbercrest 4000, Cushion Firm. I went looking some more and tried two of them. The first one was too firm, I thought. My question is, where does the Grey Lynn fit in the categories of the Posturepedic? It is so confusing as the one site where you can compare mattresses, looks as if the Classic series Cushion Firm or Plush is the better one. Where does Grey Lynn come in compared to the Classic Series? I want to make sure I am getting the reinforced center area with their exclusive Core Support Center. I have had two spinal fusions and I need something that is not going to sag like our old one did within a short period of time. Thanks for any info you can give me. Nancy
Given your back problems, you are better off with a Classic Posturepedic in a cushion firm.
Add to that, a 2" soft all natural Talalay Latex mattress topper. The latex topper is what will provide long lasting surface comfort and eliminate the sagging problem.
Latex has been the highest quality upholstery material for the past 100 years.
The latex topper is the key to long term satisfying experience.
Here is the link to our latex toppers. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Mattress shopping seems to be the most difficult and confusing thing. And the word "foam" is thrown out so much which made me even more confused.
Can you give me a recommendation? Here are my details:
I weigh 170 lbs
I switch between fetal position and back throughout the night
I have lower back pains
I tend to like medium firmness
At Macy's I tested the Beautyrest Recharge Plus Luxury Firm which seems to be very similar to the Recharge World Class Beautyrest Teagan Luxury Firm. Both of these seemed fine to me. I also tested the Beautyrest Black Edenton Luxury Firm which seemed to be a bit more comfortable than the previous two, but is it enough to warrant the price increase (especially if you plan to add a latex topper)?
Also, what opinion do you have on Kingsdown mattresses?
Kingsdown has one of the worst reputations in the business. Besides making a lousy product, you'll pay a premium price for it.
They specialize in limited distribution, which means there will be very few places you can go to find them in each marketplace.
This allows the retailer to mark up the prices without worry that a local competitor will have it for less.
My wife and I have a Black model...an older version of the Edenton....Ava on our website. We also have a latex topper with it.
Both, the latex topper, (now 6 years old), and the mattress, (now 4 years old), are in like new condition.
That mattress has worn so well because there has been a latex topper on it from the start.
The poly and memory foams in the mattress, do not wear well on their own. The latex topper absorbs most of our body weights, which is why it's doing so well.
As I pointed out in the previous email, the triple strand wire of the Black models is an important feature for people who are heavy.
My wife and I are in the 220-230 lb. range, each.
For you, there is no need to go to that expense. For your weight, the World Class in luxury firm, with a 2" soft Talalay Latex topper is all you need...producing contouring firm support for your spine, while the latex topper relieves your pressure points and relaxes your muscles...everything your body needs to get a great night's sleep that will last for many years.
Macy's Teagan luxury firm is the same as our Santorini luxury firm, shown here:
Hi, My husband and I purchased a new king size firm mattress 3 months ago. He likes a really firm mattress for back issues, which we both have. I am filled with arthritis and am in pain on this bed, so thinking of adding a latex topper. The mattress store is trying to sell us a prana lotus 5.1 foam mattress. Lots more money. So wondering about your soft Talalay latex toppers. Can you offer any advise? My husband 210, 5'10" and I am 130 5,1". Can you also give me prices for king toppers? Thanks, Mary
Hi Mary, Our 2" soft all natural talalay latex topper is what we recommend...enough to soften the surface to relieve your pain, without being too soft. King size runs $449.99 with free UPS delivery and no sales tax. Here is the link, where you can order online.
In 2007, we purchased the Sealy Springfree River Crest mattress from you in a king size. We have loved this mattress and we were wondering if you could recommend a mattress in the pure Latex Bliss line that is comparable? Thanks, Holly
Hi Holly, The pure LatexBLISS "Beautiful" model will produce a luxurious feel, most like the Sealy Springfree River Crest did.
However, the pure Bliss Beautiful model has no poly foam, which the River Crest had on top. Being all latex, the Beautiful will last a lot longer than the Sealy SpringFree River Crest did. Here is a link to that mattress.
My wife has a bulging disc and also suffers from Fibromyalgia. I've been reading your blog and am torn between getting one of your latex toppers for the pillowtop mattress we have, which has not held up well, or getting a new mattress with a latex topper. We are average size people in our 40s. Any help would be appreciated. Mike.
Hi Mike Your wife's problem has a duality to it...an interior spinal problem that requires better support and the exterior problem of fibromyalgia, which requires surface softness. The mattress you have, being a pillowtop model, is lacking in both areas. Frankly, you'd do better by starting with a new mattress...one that provides firmer support and a soft surface, using materials that hold up better over time than what you have. Such a mattress does not have to cost a lot. I would suggest the Villani model from Wolf...shown here:
Going the "topper" route, is more of a band aid solution. And, you need 2 toppers...one for support and one for comfort. If going this direction, I suggest a 1.5" Dunlop used under a 1.5" soft Talalay. Shown here:
We also carry a pillow that works extraordinarily well on severe neck problems. It's made of finely chopped latex, which can be easily molded around your head and neck, much the way a down pillow does. But latex lasts for years, unlike a down pillow, which flattens out quickly. The pillow is called Latex/Down and made by pure Bliss...shown here:
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