We are considering the Beautyrest Black Desiree in Luxury Firm. I notice you recommend this mattress with a latex topper.
The triple strand wire coils are stronger and better for heavier people.
However, I also read that the Simmons coils are not tempered steel and will not last as long as those with tempered steel, is this true?
I like the idea of individual pocketed coils for motion control. I am 5'4 120 lbs, pardner is 6'1 210 lbs.
He feels that our current, 11 yr old Stearns & Foster mattress sinks too much resulting in lower back pain.
Both sleep on sides and back. I've never used any topper but would consider one of your latex ones to add longevity to the mattress (and comfort if necessary).
Thanks for your help and informative blog.
It is true that Simmons does not temper their coils. The Simmons coils are made to be 9" tall and pre-compressed into a 7" pocket.
This pre-compression of the coil, also adds to its resiliency.
In many of the other brands of pocketed coil units, (Sealy, Serta and S&F), the coil and pockets are the same height.
Additionally, the pockets of the Simmons mattresses are heat sealed near the center of the pocket, so the coils really do move independently of one another.
The other brands seal them at the top and bottom. So, while they are individually pocketed, they do not move independently of one another.
That difference makes for less motion transfer in the Simmons than any other brand.
The padding on the Desiree luxury firm is the same as your S&F...poly and memory foam.
My wife and I had an older version in luxury firm with a latex topper. It felt great and at the end of the 4 years we tested it, was still in like new condition.
Our son and his wife have had it for a couple of years, now, and it is still in like new condition...and none of us are small people.
In short, at your sizes, you can't possibly go wrong with this sleep system.
Here are links to the Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree and to the EverEden Latex toppers...the 2" soft Talalay is what we used...and the one that gets all the rave reviews.
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