My wife is 65, 2 hip replacements, fibromyalgia and all the pain that goes with it. What is the absolute best mattress in the world for us?
Ours is a story you've heard many times so I'll make it brief. We have tried everything, including tempurpedic, and nothing works. We just got rid of another nightmare memory foam topper. I am 70, in reasonably good shape, 6'2" and 210 pounds. I'm fed up with too firm or too soft mattresses and combinations that are causing pain and sleep loss.
Ya know, Dave.
In many ways, a mattress is only a mattress...an upholstered product you lie down on to go to sleep. It isn't the be all to end all. It isn't a lifetime purchase. It won't fix any of your problems.
It's just a place to rest.
You haven't tried everything. You've tried everything that someone tried to sell you...promising you the moon in the process.
One of the major problems in this industry is in the over-selling of continually worsening quality.
When you no longer have anything decent to offer, you have to make what you do have sound better than it is. It's totally gotten out of hand...and the buying public are making things worse by trying to buy "the best mattress in the world", or "the mattress of my dreams", or "wanting to sleep on a cloud", or, generally, just thinking of a mattress as if it were meant to be a luxury item.
What you need isn't anything different than the next guy...firm support with a surface that is comfortable enough to allow you to sleep deeply...a restful, recuperative night's sleep.
The major problem today is, that finding a mattress like that is easy....while finding one that will do that for more than a year or two, (and in many cases, only a few months), is nearly impossible.
Latex is playing an ever increasingly important role in getting around the "disposable mattress" syndrome of today's mattress market. Latex has been the best material available since the 1920s. Latex is extremely high quality and it's expensive to make.
It isn't so widely used because it is expensive.
You may wonder about that, considering how expensive mattresses are these days. The prices you're being charged are not because the mattresses are expensively made. They cost what they do because everybody is making a killing.
Did you happen to notice how many mattress stores there are. And, no matter where you live, you're being bombarded by mass media mattress marketing...TV, Radio, Newspaper...all very expensive. I'll give you just one guess as to who ultimately pays for them.
Ok, enough of this tirade. But, a lot of people will read this...many making the same mistakes you've made...making them over and over again...when all it takes to avoid getting snookered is a common sense perspective.
Anyway, all you need is a decent quality, basic mattress of reasonable firmness and a soft latex topper to go with it. The latex topper will absorb much of your body weight, enhancing the longevity of the mattress, as well as providing long lasting comfort.
You might consider that which my wife and I sleep on....and let me tell you, it's very nice...nicer than anything I've found at any hotel. And, it does a great job of comforting my wife's hip pain.
The mattress is the Simmons Beautyrest Black Ava in luxury firm...and a 2" soft Talalay Latex topper.
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