We purchased a S&F firm pillowtop about 6 months ago. We paid over $1500 for the set a local store. I am so dissatisfied. I wake up in pain every morning and my sleep is so uncomfortable unless I sleep in it alone but even then it's pretty bad. I have a herniated L5 S1 that I was diagnosed with 4 years ago. We are still paying off this mattress and probably will be for the next couple years but I can't go on sleeping like this. I am ready to give it to my daughter and am now willing to finance something else. I feel like I need something a little softer. My other daughter has a twin mattress by Serta, it\'s the perfect sleeper Northstar pillow top and I get the best sleep in it but I cannot find it anywhere. We bought it about 4-5 years ago at Sams Club. I think if I could find that one then I would by it but what do you suggest? Thanks-Kristen
Prolonged sleeping on a soft mattress will aggravate your herniated disc problem.
The pillowtop was supposed to provide comfort to a mattress that was firm enough to support your back. The pillowtop has lost its comfort because of the cheap foams used inside. Now, the mattress is just too firm to sleep comfortably.
Your back is still getting the support it needs. All you need now is to soften the surface of the mattress.
Unlike the foams used in pillowtops, latex foam is all natural foam rubber...extremely comfortable and equally as resilient.
Add a 2" soft Talalay Latex Mattress Topper to what you have and you will be sleeping comfortably for many years to come.
Here is the link to the latex toppers. You can order on-line. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.