My name is Jay. I've had a new bed for 2 days now, and I've been experiencing hip pain when I wake up, that I never had before. My old mattress was 8 years old and was giving me lower back pain, but my hips were fine. Now the opposite is happening. (I don't know what my old mattress was because my mom bought it for me when I was a teenager, but I'm guessing it was firm) The new bed I purchased is the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Virtue Queen Comfort Top Luxury (Medium) Firm. It was very comfortable and I was even going to go with a soft bed (The Fortitude), but figured it would wear out and sag faster than the medium-firm. My lower back and shoulders feel great in this bed and has a lot of support, but sleeping on my sides really does a number on my hips and I noticed it the 1st night after 8 hours of sleep. I'm 6'0, 220 lbs. I'm a labourer and I work out a lot so I'm heavily muscled, and no I won't be losing weight, like most people tend to claim. I also have very big legs. I'm only mentioning this because I'm guessing the mass adds more weight to my hips when I'm on my side? I've read many other posts that suggest a firm bed with the 2'' talaylay latex. Should I get the talaylay soft, medium or firm, with the 2'' or 3''? As well as what mattress would you recommend, preferably from Simmons? Thanks for the help! Jay
It sounds like you have a mattress that is firm enough to hold a big man. All you need is the comfort it lacks...and the latex topper will do the trick for you. Go with the 2" soft Talalay latex topper and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes.