I have a one year old Serta Icomfort Insight Everfeel mattress that is not great on my back but definitely too hard on my side, causing hip pain and numbness in my hand.
I'm not sure if it's because my room temperature tends to be cooler since I sleep in a walkout basement. I have chronic pain from fibromyalgia and neck issues from multiple fractures.
I'm a side sleeper. I'm 5'7", 230 pounds, hourglass with slightly larger hips. I also have an electric adjustable base. Previously I had a latex bed that was also too firm (perhaps a too firm Dunlop version?)
I tried different toppers with no relief. So with memory foam not working, I'm about to buy again.
In the showroom, I like the initial feel of the Serta icomfort observer so I think the combination of pocketed springs and talalay/wool will work for me.
I want the best setup for pain relief but with sensitivities/allergies, I need a more natural sleep surface.
So I think a greenspring will work. For the best support with softest feel, would I get the Liberty euro top ultra plush?
Would I still need the 2" talalay topper? Will it work on my adjustable base?
I actually read on one blog where they recommended this combination but also suggested a feather or fiber bed on the very top.
Is that necessary to give me the comfort I need? There's even a new hybrid/latex combo mattress by Leggett and Platt (see last pic.)
I'm retired now and can't afford to choose wrong! I know you can't give medical advice but please help if you can.
Thanks in advance. Sharon
Fibro tends to be progressive...worsening over time.
Frankly, being a large woman does its part to aggravate the situation.
A low carb diet is the fastest way to lose the weight, if you have doing so in mind. Of course, you'll want to check with your doctor before starting a diet like that.
Assuming that this is your size and you're sticking with it, then the Natura Greenspring is a good choice for supporting your size.
Because the components of the Natura Geenspring mattresses are of higher quality, they are also firmer than they sound.
The coils are double tempered and the latex upholstery is far more resilient than in over brands.
And while this is your best choice for support, it leave you to deal with your fibro.
I have long-term and significant struggles with mattresses and toppers. My symptoms increase each year and my interventions last a shorter period of time each year. I have Fibromyalgia and will be evaluated for Ankylosing Spondulitis next week. In addition I have a sleep disorder. Ten years ago I slept on a good mattress and a 3.5 inch layer of egg crate foam. Eventually I had to add a feather bed.
The foam eventually had to be replaced every 5 months and I bought a new pillowtop mattress every 18 months.
Then, I could no longer find the foam in the stores, I would be directed to the pillowtop mattresses for comfort, but which I believe were firm underneath. I purchased a shredded foam topper from Cuddle Ewe, which was less than appropriate for me, but could be slept on for 6 months only. I had done a good deal of research. After more research, I bought a Pure Latex Bliss topper. This was mediocre, but could be slept on for 6 months (plush model). I ordered another plush Pure Bliss Topper, which lasted only 2 nights.
The toppers, purchased 6 months apart, came from 2 different Pure Bliss factories had 2 different covers and two different sets of manufacturing numbers.
I called the store that sold me the toppers. They were very sympathetic and promised to talk to the sales rep. It's been almost a month and I've had no response. Have you had any recent problems with Pure Latex Bliss toppers? The new one did have a "P" on the tag, which could have meant Plush, but the topper felt like Firm.
I've wondered if they put a Plush tag on a Firm topper.
My current mattress is almost 2 years old and, according to my past, could be replaced. I need a good topper also, with an ILD from 15 to 19. I am 200 pounds and stand 5'9.5". I used to be 6'0". I am now 71 years old.
I have a lower spine congenital defect. Nothing, except bad car seats, used to bother my back.
Now, generally, if my body feels comfortable while sleeping, my back is ok. When everything is really bad , my whole back can hurt, but more often it's just my lower back.
Currently hurting are: lower back, face, shoulders, hips/bursa, neck, a very slowly healing sprained ankle. I can sleep on my left side only, due to an old injury.
I have never sought a doctor's help for my back condition.
Any suggestions which you might have would be very welcome. I need to move onto my next interventions as soon as feasibly possible. Thank you!
An individually pocketed coil system is what's called for here...providing contouring support that helps relieve pressure points and maintains the spine's natural alignment.
I have a couple of brands that make this, but give all the circumstances, the Simmons Beautyrest will do the job more gently.
The mattress is the Simmons Beautyrest World Class Santorini in Luxury Firm...shown here:
I'm 5'4" and weigh 150 lbs. I have pain issues that haven't been diagnosed but suspect arthiritis and maybe even fibromalagia.
Neck pain (which only a down pillow, which needs replacing, has been the only pillow that really works best for keeping my neck pain free), shoulder pain, elbow pain, lower back pain are my biggest issues.
I'm a side sleeper but dream of sleeping on my tummy and back more. Need to purchase a new bed.
Been using a full size "Slumberon Maxima plush comfort for the last seven eight years and was given to us. It actually has been a very comfortable bed till I started have arthiritis setting in.
I'm so excited to have found your site. Was about to purchase a Sealy luxury firm or pillow top from Sams club but hesitated which one would be better for my issues. That hesitation led me to you.
A firm bed can cause my lower back to hurt. My guest room mattress is a Oracle innerspring mattress with insulation cushioning foam.
It feels like a firm and Its in great shape and thinking of putting a latex topper on that to start to see what that would do as a test for me.
But, will have to leave it for my guests so I need a mattress and topper recommendation from you.
My husband weighs guessing 200-225 and can sleep on anything so he says so my comfort is his top priority.
We are looking for a queen size, but I dream of a king to spread out. Anyway, to put it short, with my height, weight, and pain issues, which mattress do you recommend and topper?
I am telling all my family about your site and story!
Thank you so very much for helping many!
I checked out your mattress and it seems like a very simple design.
From your question, I'm gathering that the mattress is still in decent shape, but your increased sensitivity due to arthritis/fibro, has made the surface of the mattress uncomfortable for you.
If this is the case, logic dictates that we explore your options...other than automatically jumping to a new mattress.
And feeding into all of this, quite nicely, is that you have a spare room bed that will benefit from a latex topper.
So, my suggestion is to start with the latex topper...and Ever-Eden 2" Soft Talalay, shown here:
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