Nancy of Colorado, writes:
Hi, it is time for my husband and I to get a new king mattress. I am 5'2", 110 lbs and have polymyalgia (similar to fibromyalgia) which esp. hits big joints (hips, shoulders). Hubby is 5'8", 190 lbs and has some lower back issues but nothing major. We liked our (now very old) S&F Correct Comfort Regency pillow top.
I was shopping and was surprised to like a Sleeptronic Majestic Eurobox pillowtop. It is an innerspring mattress and the top is a layer of memory foam covered by ...soft stuff. But I don't know about this brand. Is there something similar in a "name" brand? Does this type sound like a good choice? Thanks!
What you find so appealing, is the soft surface. And given your condition, it makes sense.
However, pillowtops and memory foam make up the bulk of the continual stream of complaints. Once the padding compresses, as it is sure to do, it will lose the feel you liked about it. Also, a bed that soft is likely to be too soft for your husband.
You can find name brands with that look and level of softness, but you'll be sorry you bought it. Stay with a basic mattress....something firm enough for your husband's back, then add a soft topper for you. Unlike a soft mattress, the soft topper retains the firm underlying support. It softens only the surface. At your size, you only need the surface to be soft. I would suggest a Sealy Posturepedic Reserve in either a cushion firm or a plush (no pillowtop), then add a soft 2" or 3" latex topper.
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