My wife has a bulging disc and also suffers from Fibromyalgia. I've been reading your blog and am torn between getting one of your latex toppers for the pillowtop mattress we have, which has not held up well, or getting a new mattress with a latex topper. We are average size people in our 40s. Any help would be appreciated. Mike.
Your wife's problem has a duality to it...an interior spinal problem that requires better support and the exterior problem of fibromyalgia, which requires surface softness.
The mattress you have, being a pillowtop model, is lacking in both areas.
Frankly, you'd do better by starting with a new mattress...one that provides firmer support and a soft surface, using materials that hold up better over time than what you have.
Such a mattress does not have to cost a lot.
I would suggest the Villani model from Wolf...shown here:
Going the "topper" route, is more of a band aid solution. And, you need 2 toppers...one for support and one for comfort.
If going this direction, I suggest a 1.5" Dunlop used under a 1.5" soft Talalay.
We also carry a pillow that works extraordinarily well on severe neck problems.
It's made of finely chopped latex, which can be easily molded around your head and neck, much the way a down pillow does. But latex lasts for years, unlike a down pillow, which flattens out quickly.
The pillow is called Latex/Down and made by pure Bliss...shown here:
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