We really need your help. We bought a Dana Shores model 950452-350 made by National Bedding Co. queen size mattress about a year ago.
We have it on a platform bed (no box springs).
My wife has had fibromyalgia for about 10 years, pretty much her whole body hurts in bed and she really struggles to get sleep.
She weighs 118 lbs. I do wake up sore and stiff, but I do get sleep. I weigh 270 lbs. We really need to get the bed to a point my wife can get some sleep.
I think I will be able to adjust to what ever helps her out.
Do we need to change to a system with box springs? This would mean getting a new bed frame as it would be too high to get in bed if we added box springs to what we currently have. Please help me out here as I really want to help my wife get some rest. Thank you in advance, Kent
Your platform bed is fine. Changing to boxsprings will not help the surface comfort of the mattress.
Adding a soft Latex topper will do a fine job of softening the surface, without sacrificing the underlying firm support, which someone your size must have.
The good news is, you have the support you need. More good news is that you don't need a new mattress.
Soft Talalay Latex is the best you can do for your wife. Most other products flatten out quickly, while the latex will remain like new for many years.
Only petite people, like your wife, benefit from the 3". My concern is that it will be too great a depth of softness for you.
If your wife's fibro isn't terribly severe, go with the 2", as it will be comfortable for her and not too soft for you.
Here is the link to the toppers...the Soft Talalay in either 2" or 3".
We have a platform bed, for which we purchased the Sealy PP Concierge Club cushion firm mattress in 2010.
Only a few years in it became uncomfortable, and now after only 5 years the mattress has deep sags...despite the fact that we are fit and slight people.
I'm in the 125 pound range. I wake up with a bad back every morning now.
I want to believe that I can find a mattress solution from you that is affordable and will not break down after only a few years.
I did like very much the experience I had in purchasing from you in the past. What firm mattress would you suggest?
Are there any lower priced 2-sided firm mattresses that are worth buying, if paired with a latex topper? Thanks, Joanne
Hi Joanne, And therein lies the problem. After mattresses went one sided, their usable life expectancy was cut in half. 5 years is about all most people can reasonably expect from a name brand, one sided mattress today...less than that for many. The latex topper is a real buy...more than paying for itself by extending the comfort life of any mattress you use under it...not to mention the long lasting surface comfort it provides. I do carry a line of two-sided mattresses that are reasonably priced, using a very strong coil unit and upholstered with good quality poly foam...and containing no memory foam. Use a 2" latex topper with any of these Wolf mattresses, and you'll have a much longer lasting product than you do now. Wolf is a very old family owned mattress manufacturer in the Midwest, (Established in 1873 and owned by the same family all this time). The mattresses ship via FedEx, which goes a long way to keeping the cost down. Here are links to those Wolf Mattresses, and to the latex topper.
We’ve decided to buy a new mattress with frame and latex foam topper. Can you give us a price quote or should we just call? We’ve decided to follow your recommendation for Simmons Ava with topper and the underbed storage frame (King). Macys is having their Labor Day sale and they have the Simmons Edenton, that I think is the same as the Ava. They quoted us $2,037 for Edenton Luxury Firm mattress only delivered.
Can you tell me what the price would be from your store with the mattress, topper and frame delivered? I should add that we live on Bainbridge Island, a ferry ride from Seattle, so not sure if that is a delivery issue. The bedroom is up a narrow staircase and we would definitely need it delivered up to our bedroom as we could not physically handle it.
Please let me know. I appreciate your help.
A queen Ava luxury firm, Mattress Only, is $1844.
White Glove delivery is free...to the bedroom, set-up, and old mattress removed.
Also, there's no sales tax.
The latex topper...2" Soft Talalay, which is what we recommend with that mattress...is $349.99 and arrives UPS.
I am wrangling with Mattress considerations. We are trying to work with our 1980s Danish rosewood platform bed, which has a very tight box, 6” deep that holds the mattress. This makes it very difficult to make the bed, and also allows no room for the mattress to “give” when you lie on it. To raise it I put a 4" foam mattress underneath. The mattress is more comfortable and the bed is easier to make. I am thinking of buying a talalay foam topper as my sister loves the one she bought from you, but the headboard is not very high, (at present only 3 inches about the 18’ deep assembly and if I added the topper the whole assembly is at risk of obscuring the headboard. I can exchange my mattress for one without a pillow top. I can still do that with my warranty.
The mattress I have is a Sealy Optimum Posturpedic Luxuria, (memory foam) measuring 14” deep.
I am not unhappy with the mattress now but my sister has recently bought a talalay topper from you and loves it. I am considering returning the Pillowtop Sealy to the same model without the pillow top (11” high)
Do you think the mattress switch to one without a pillow top, and an added talalay topper would be more comfortable? How much would a Queen talalay topper cost?
Two inches of soft Talalay Latex is infinitely more comfortable than the poly and/or memory foams used in the pillowtop.
We always recommend not buying a pillowtop, because they lose their shape quickly.
The latex will remain like new for many years.
We use the same topper at home, which is 6 years old and still like new...with each of us in the 220 lb. range.
Hey Pete! I've been in contact with you before about a mattress and I'm back again unfortunately. My fiance and I bought the Serta IComfort Genius 2 years ago.
It is still comfortable in spots, but it sags really badly in the areas we sleep in, which is causing back problems again. We had a custom, platform storage bed build to hold the mattress. This frame doesn't move at all and is very sturdy! My fiance weighs 300lbs and I weigh around 165lbs.
He has a herniated disc in his lower back and I have minor scoliosis in my middle back. He is mostly a side sleeper, sometimes on back and stomach and I am a side sleeper predominately. I am finished with memory foam because of the sagging feature and the heat problems. My fiance is a very hot sleeper!
We have considered doing two twins side by side. We've tried an interlocked coil bed and the motion transfer was horrible; every time my fiance would roll over I would go flying. So given all this information, what mattress would you recommend that is strong enough to hold the weight, will reduce motion transfer, and won't get body impressions? I'm ready to buy my last mattress, at least for the next 10 years. Thank you for your time, again!
I don't know where you got the idea that any of today's name brand mattresses will last you 10 years.
You won't get that from any of them at average body weight, let alone being used by a 300 pounder.
The interlocked coils are stronger and we have one that will last a long time under more extreme body weight.
The strongest of the individually pocketed coil units, is the Simmons Beautyrest Black Alexia.
This will prevent motion transfer and roll together.
In order to get the most from it, add a 2" latex topper. Latex is the most resilient upholstery material available...as well as being extremely comfortable.
These products will give you the best performance and be the best in reducing body impressions.
Here are the links to each item. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
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