I stumbled onto your website and read so much information on the foam mattresses, I appreciate the information you shared.
I purchased a Nolah king size mattress, this past May, with a 120 day risk free trial.
Today was the 120th day and I just requested the return.
As much as I wanted to love the mattress and the adjustable base, I wake up in pain all over.
I recently went on vacation, and slept on a regular spring mattress, that I absolutely loved.
It was a Stearns and Foster Bruno Clair mattress. (my google search of this mattress is what led me to your blog and website).
I really wanted to buy this mattress, but found it was discontinued.
I would like to keep my adjustable base, but I don't want another memory foam bed, as it has no bounce and no push back.
I do have bursitis in my hip and shoulder that flares on occasion for sometimes months at a time.
I thought the Nolah would relieve the pressure points, and while it took the pressure off my hip, my back and even legs have never felt worse.
I never had a back or leg problem before.
So, I'm looking for recommendations. I'm 5'8, 175 lbs with some bursitis issues.
I loved that Bruno Clair but can't get it. Can you recommend a mattress that might be right for me?
Either a spring similar to Bruno Clair, where I assume I won't be able to use my adjustable base, or a mattress I can use with my adjustable base with.
One that has bounce and push back?
Thanks for your help!
When that Bruno Clair Stearns & Foster mattress was made, this was a legitimate industry.
Manufacturers competed with one another to make a better mattress.
Retailers competed with one another to bring those mattresses to you at a better price.
All of the name brands could be trusted to provide quality, with S&F among the best of them.
In fact, S&F had been considered "The Cadillac of the Industry" for many decades.
Those days are long gone....starting around the turn of the century.
Memory foam was introduced a couple years before. Name brand mattresses went from being two sided to one sided, a couple years after.
As the years went by, the name brands began adding memory foam to some of their mattresses.
Later, all of the name brands were sold to investors, who use memory foam to increase profit and recoup their investment.
As it became clear that there was lots of money to be made, in this industry, new brands sprang up...like your Nolah mattress.
Every one of them claimed a product that was the latest greatest thing...claiming "State of the Art" technology.
One line of BS after another produced interest from people, like you, who fell into all the hype.
(That was not a personal attack. You are but one of millions who have been taken in by all that hype.)
All of the name brands, once sold, became companies making products that need frequent replacing...thanks to all the memory foam.
Sealy/S&F was purchased by Tempurpedic in 2013. By January of 2014, S&F went from "The Best" to being nothing more than expensive junk.
As a Sealy/S&F retailer, I was greatly disappointed. We dropped both lines and went shopping at the trade shows for something better.
Good quality wasn't easy to find. You'd be amazed at all the new brands that popped up...all promoting memory foam.
We did find some that suited my desire for quality.
One, was The Wolf Company...which turned out to be the oldest mattress manufacturer in the country, that has been owned and operated by the same family...since 1873. They make a good quality mattress, but nothing like the quality of those old S&F mattress.
The best, we've encountered, is an old brand from Canada..."Natura".
My wife and I have been sleeping on a Natura of Canada Greenspring mattress for the last 3+ years.
We are heavier than you. My wife with a sensitive hip and me with lots of disc related back problems.
We sleep without pain, and this mattress is STILL in like new condition.
Their Ultra Plush model is what we have and what I am recommending for you.
The absolute worst material for a bad back and the pain associated with it, is Memory Foam.. Memory foam is a highly deceptive product…felling one way on the showroom floor and feeling quite a bit differently at home.
The individually pocketed coils contour to the shape of the body and maintain the natural alignment of the spine...the key to relief of back pain.
Having those same problems, The Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattresses are the best we’ve home tested...and the one we’re sticking with.
The most comfortable of the 5 models is The Plush EuroTop.
Greenspring Liberty Plush Euro Top. Experience deeper, more restorative sleep with the Liberty Plush Euro Mattress. Lush helpings of natural ingredients come together with a foam encased coil unit to gratify your hunger for luxury, affordability and eco-integrity.
As far as his snoring is concerned, there are two solutions.
The first is earplugs for you. The round opaque ones they sell at CVS work great.
All you’ll hear is the sound of your own breathing.
The second is an adjustable bed base...which s far more expensive.
Not just any adjustable bed base will do.
Most only bend, which throws off the spine’s alignment.
The average adjustable bed base is good for little more than sitting up.
We carry one, from Glideaway, that also includes a Tilt feature.
Besides doing everything that any other base does, this one will remain flat and tilt.
This is perfect for both, breathing and maintaining spinal alignment.
Warranty Sleep Enhancement Technology™ The benefits of the Sleep Enhancement technology are numerous. The pulsation of a single vibe motor placed in the mid-back area provides an even, Total Body Vibration.
For reliving chronic neck pain, nothing else has shown to work as well as a pillow filled with finely chopped latex.
This allows you to manipulate the material to mold around your head and neck any way you want...like you would a down pillow. Unlike a down pillow, the latex lasts for years.
Here is a link to our pillows page.
That type of pillow is available from Pure Talalay Bliss and from Natura,
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