I'm a big man, 6'0" 260 lbs., (all the extra weight is in gut). I have DDD & Shoulder pain when sleeping on my side.
The only mattress that I wake with ZERO pain is Marriott & Residence inn's hotel mattresses.
I am pretty sure it is their innerspring version but I am not sure. All I know is, they are very firm.
My wife is 5'9 160 lbs. (The extra weight is in her butt & thighs).
She is perfectly comfortable on all mattresses but slightly prefers softer ones but needs wedge pillow for acid reflux.
Because of her acid reflux I think that a adjustable would be nice but a solid firm for my back is more important.
I've purchased a number of mattresses and always try to save money, by buying a cheaper mattress.
Every time I am disappointed. Given the number of times a year that I stay at Marriott, I always kick myself for saving a couple dollars an not just getting what has always felt good.
Because of that I'm not sure why I am even considering anything else but for some reason here I am, looking for assistance from somewhere other than Marriott.
So what mattress do you suggest?
First, lets talk about an adjustable bed base.
These have very little therapeutic value. They are quite expensive and it's a lot to spend on something where all your wife needs is a slight elevation to the upper body...which is easily and cheaply had by using that foam wedge.
Also, you'll find that a mattress as firm as you need it to be, will not flex easily with the adjustable base.
The thing about today's mattresses, that wears so poorly, is the memory foam. That junk is used extensively for the sole purpose of deceiving the consumer.
Initially, memory foam can be quite comfortable. However, the comfort and support it provides is lost in very short order, forcing the consumer to buy again and again.
Even after losing its comfort and support, memory foam will return to its original shape when you get off of the mattress...or, close enough to it, so that you will not prevail in a warranty claim.
THIS, is the diabolical part of memory foam.
And, as if all that wasn't enough, it sleeps hot and is a health hazard...off gassing the toxic chemicals from which it's made. Chemicals like, Formaldehyde and Benzene...just to name 2 of the 61 chemicals used.
Avoiding memory foam will go a long way in having a much more successful purchase than what you've been used to.
That said, you came to the right place, as we specialize in high quality mattresses that have NO MEMORY FOAM in them.
An all latex mattress is, and for the last 100 years, has been the best you can buy...but, they are expensive.
I would have you consider using a latex topper to soften the surface of a firm mattress....giving you the support you need and the comfort your wife wants.
2" of soft Talalay latex will take some of the pressure off of your shoulder, without sacrificing the firm support of the mattress.
Here is a link to a page that showcases two-side mattresses that you can flip...like in the old days. They are all good choices for you, with a variety of price points.
Also, I am including a link to our latex toppers. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
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