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Hip & Sciatica Pain. Simmons Annapolis Place in Firm & Soft Latex Mattress Topper.

Bruce writes:

My wife has M/S and sciatica and we are on our 4th bed shopping experience. She gets neck and back pains. she is a side sleeper. 

We have tried sleep number, tempurpedic, and a bamboo memory foam. We are looking at a sealy memory gel bed. 
Would you recommend this. We have an adjustable bed and the salesman told my wife to try to sleep in the zero gravity position at night. 
Last night didn't work out well.
I weigh 215 and 6 foot in height she is 5 feet 7 and has a titanium rod rod in her hip after she broke her hip. any suggestions?
Bruce

Hi Bruce,
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material. As it warms from your body's heat, it sinks. Usually, the underlying foam that supports it is stiff and hard.
Besides fighting that rod in her hip, it throws off the alignment of her spine, which isn't helping her sciatica any.
Memory foam is the absolute worst material ever invented for use in or as a mattress. Even your air mattress had that inside.
Have you noticed how hard it's sold...advertised...pushed by salespeople? You must have thought they had your best interest at heart. Why else would you continue to buy a product that doesn't work?!...and still considering buying it again. The answer to that is simple. You believed what you saw and heard and didn't know any better. After all, a mattress is a blind item. 
All of that is about to change.
 
You and your wife, your neighbor and his wife, the butcher around the corner and the secretary at your office, all have one thing in common....the human body.
Everyone's body is the same and a little different. Fitting all the small differences is the challenge. However, the same rules apply to some degree. What every body needs is firm support and sleeping surface that allows for a greater depth of sleep.
I believe that all those memory foam sales people have promised that to you...and you can see how well that has worked for you.
The purpose of memory foam is to make the sale. It's comfortable enough, initially...but not worth a damn before too long.
 
So, getting what you need isn't difficult. There are tons of mattresses that will provide you firm support and a comfortable sleeping surface. What you have difficulty finding, is a mattress that will stay that way a respectable period of time. 
In all facets of life, it is unreasonable to expect a different result from repeating the same behavior. If you like the way things are going, keep doing what you're doing. If not, you have to make a change.
In this case, the change is from memory foam to latex. Latex is natural rubber and has been the best material available for use in or as a mattress for the past 95 years. This isn't just an opinion. It's a proven, undisputed fact. 
 
Your skeletal system needs firm support to maintain its alignment  When you have back problems, you are more sensitive to the changes a mattress goes through as it wears. For you, a person without back problems, you are not affected by those changes. For your wife, the smallest changes can result in that nerve in her lower back being pinch by the vertebrae...sending that pain across her hip and down her leg. (Sciatica)
 
When the padding on top of the mattress sinks in, as your memory foam does, her hip hits the hard foam under it and the result is the pain from her hip problem.
There aren't a lot of choices for you on the showroom floor, when you're looking for this "right" mattress. The great majority of them won't do the job.
An individually pocketed coil unit provides contouring support...support designed to maintain the natural alignment of your spine. Your first purchase is a firm type of this kind of mattress. Your second purchase is a layer of soft latex. The latex will cushion the hip without sinking through. It will absorb much of your body weight, which will add extra years of life to the mattress...slowing its degree of wear. Latex is extremely resilient and very long lasting, besides being extraordinarily comfortable. The flexibility it provides will support your wife's rod without fighting it.
 
The starting model in the Simmons Beautyrest World Class line, the Annapolis Place in Luxury Firm is the mattress to get. A 2" soft latex topper is all the extra cushioning you'll need.
Here are links to those products.  Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Also, That adjustable bed base isn't helpful for anything but sitting up to watch TV. When sleeping, it needs to be flat.
 
 
 
 

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Sciatica, Which Latex Foam Mattress Topper for a Firm Beautyrest.

Margaret writes:

What is the best latex topper--which firmness--for sciatica? I have a Simmons Beautyrest firm mattress which is way too firm for comfort. I want a topper to soften up the bed for my pressure points but still provide the necessary firmness to keep my spine aligned. I tried a memory foam topper on this same Simmons mattress and it sank in and was awful. Which latex foam mattress topper do you recommend? Firm or medium and talalay or Dunlop?
Thanks, Margaret


Hi Margaret,
The choice that does the optimum job pressure point relief and comfort, for most people...(average or above average in weight), is the 2" soft Talalay.
If you are very heavy or very light in weight, then the recommendation will change to accommodate that.
Here is the link. You can order on-line. UPS delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
 
 
 
Thanks for your response.
I wanted to add that I am an overweight female--about 5 foot, 7 inches and 180 lbs.  
With my sciatica, I really want to avoid a sinking feeling in the topper.  Are you saying that the soft or even medium topper provides the support (and spring back) needed to keep one's spine aligned?  
If I were to get the more supportive Dunlop topper (to place on the firm Simmons Beautyrest) would you recommend a medium 2 inch to accomplish my needs (spinal support but pressure point comfort)?  Maybe 3 inches is better?
Thanks, Margaret
 
 
Hi Margaret,
You don't need added support. Your mattress is providing that.
You need comfort.
It's seems to be natural for people to assume that if x amount of something is good, then more is bound to be better.
This is not true. The 3" tends to create a greater depth of softness, which seems to work only for those who are exerting less pressure, like a petite female in the 5" 100 range.
For everyone else, the heavier parts of your body sink too far, which throws off the natural alignment of your spine...defeating your attempts at relieving your sciatica.
Latex is nothing like memory foam. You don't sink through it, just into it a little....contouring to you and maintaining your proper alignment.
You are suspended by it. A zero-gravity feel is the best description.
My wife and I are each in the 220 some pound range. The 2" soft is what we use. Almost all of the feedback you'll read on the link I sent you is about the 2" soft talalay.
 
http://themattressexpert.com/talalay-dunlop-latextoppers/
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All Natural, Organic, Latex Mattress Toppers and Pillows.

Largo writes:

Hi,
About six years ago, we purchased a "custom" one-sided pillowtop mattress with foundation, made locally by a company recommended by a chiropractor.  It was okay for awhile.  However, in the last two years, after staying in various hotels, I realized that we sleep much better at the hotels than at home.  After getting the names of several hotel mattresses, I have been doing a lot of research on the internet.  I came across your site and was intrigued by what I read. 

My husband and I both weigh between 150-160 lbs, and are both side/stomach sleepers. I have spinal stenosis in the neck area (fourth/fifth vertebrae), and sciatica of the right hip and have had physical therapy in the past year for both. I have home exercise plans that give some relief. However, every morning I wake up stiff and sore and have difficulty moving for the first twenty minutes or so that I am out of bed.  And I've lost count of how many pillows I've bought, hoping that would help with my neck pain.

Our mattress seems to still be in good shape (no sagging, lumps, etc), just not the right firmness/support. So before buying a new mattress, we have flipped our mattress to the "firm" side (pillowtop side down).  After sleeping on it for a night, it is definitely too firm!!  We would like to try a latex topper,  but I'm not sure which one we should buy.  I am reluctant to buy from the internet, sight unseen, but am also reluctant to shop locally in various mattress stores. In the past, that has not been a productive experience.  Would you have advice/suggestions for us?
 
Thank you.
Largo
 
 
Hi Largo,
The topper to use is the 2" soft Talalay model, shown here:
 
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The long lasting comfort it provides is extraordinary and what we use at home. It is also the source of almost all of the feedback you can read on that page.
 
We also carry a pillow that has been a Godsend for my severe neck pain. It's the "Latex/Down" pillow shown on this page:
 
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sciatica, good firm supportive two-sided mattress with a comfortable sleeping surface.

Hi! My husband and I are shopping for a new King size bed. I am 5'6 and 180. He is 5'11 and 170. The mattress we currently have sinks down in the middle so we frequently roll towards one another while we are sleeping. He has sciatica on his right side and also middle back and neck pain. I have lower back pain and on occasion have severe pain in my upper back between my shoulder blades after getting out of bed in the a.m. He prefers a firm mattress, and I prefer a slightly soft one. What type of mattress would help with our pain?

 

Hi,

I have a two-sided mattress that is both, firm and comfortable.
My daughter has had this mattress for 5 years and it's still in like-new condition, despite the fact that she weighs almost as much as the two of you together.
It's made by Therapedic and the model name is Cameo Plush...shown here:
 
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Therapedic Keepsake Cameo Plush


As "plush" beds go, it isn't all that plush, but the feel will nicely fit the description you gave.
It offers good firm support and the top is comfortable enough to relieve pressure points and relax muscles....and, it holds up a good long time.
The price you see, via the above link, is complete. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
 
 

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Mattress for: Scoliosis, Sciatica, Hip & Back Pain, DDD.

Barbara writes:

Hi Pete - 

I definitely need a new mattress but have been hesitant to take the plunge. Currently sleeping on old King Coil mattress with a memory foam topper which is now sinking in badly and I wake up even more stiff than usual.
I do have scoliosis, mild DDD but suffer from chronic left sided hip pain, sciatica and mid back pain. Physical therapy helps but never long term. I am a back sleeper and had looked at the Sealy Optimum line in a store...felt it was comfortable, but have read your blog regarding the negatives of memory foam for bad backs and am now even more concerned about what is best for me. I tried a few "firm" mattresses and they felt like a board.
Maybe I am just used to the cushiony feel, but am I doing more damage to my back?
I am 5 feet and under 100 lbs and feel "everything." Open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your advice. Barbara

 

Hi Barbara,
First off, the memory foam topper is worthless. Even at your size, you sink through it, as if it wasn't even there.
Before recommending a mattress, I'd like to determine if you, in fact, really need one.
Tell me about your King Koil. Without the topper, what kind of shape is that mattress in?

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Pete,
The mattress is REALLY old - I've had it 15 years and (embarrassed to say) it was a "hand me down" from a friend. It is not in good shape, so I really do need one.
FYI, My Dad (who is a senior, recently purchased a Sealy Posturepedic and while he is OK with it, I did try it out and find it hard and already sinking in the middle after only 8 months. Quality is poor. So I would prefer to try something else. Is the Simmons Beautyrest a possibility perhaps? My budget is not sky high, but I am willing to spend now to get some relief long term.
I know you have recommended some of their beds. Thanks again for your help,
Barbara

Ok Barbara,
Just wanted to make sure that a latex topper wouldn't do the trick for you.
Yes. The quality of the Posturepedics has waned, especially since they changed their line in June of 2011. We haven't recommended them since they changed, and stop carrying them completely since they were purchased by Tempurpedic last year. 
No need to spend anymore than for the starting models in the Simmons line, given your size.
The Flatbrook model in the luxury firm is one of the best buys on the market and one we often recommend. If getting a topper for it, go with latex foam. It's very comfortable and extremely long lasting...nothing like memory foam. The mattress and latex foam topper, together, will cost less than you expect.

For the latex topper, the 2" Soft Talalay Latex model is the most popular and works extremely well.
Here are links to both. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.

http://themattressexpert.com/mattress-brands/simmons/beautyrest-recharge-classic/

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http://themattressexpert.com/talalay-dunlop-latextoppers/
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Two-Sided Mattress and Latex Foam Topper.

June writes:

My boyfriend is 6 feet tall and weighs between 270-280 lbs.  I am 5' 2" at 150. I like a soft mattress that is still supportive and he likes a supportive mattress that is somewhere between soft to medium firmness.  I don't have any consistent back or neck issues, but depending on how  I sleep, what I do at the gym or at work I will have neck pain, back pain, or sciatica pain.  Not every day pain but can become an issue if I tweak something.  He has a physical job and will develop aches and pain depending upon what his job has him doing.  He also had shoulder surgery years ago for a football injury during college that occasionally bothers him also.  Not sure if this information helps, but figured I would try to be specific.  I have been leaning myself towards a latex mattress as I feel it wraps around all my curves and appears to be supportive.  I am a bit interested in your two sided mattresses.  They appear to be good quality and their concept seems to make sense, but I  am unsure.   Thanks. June
 
Hi June,
When shopping for a mattress in earnest, it's important to know what is inside and what it means.
At 270-280, you'll go through mattresses once a year, if all you're concerning yourself with, is the appearance of quality. A mattress is a blind item and it's that shroud that allows the industry to turn the average consumer into a regular customer.
If you're experiencing sciatica, you already have discs in your lower back that have worn...the vertebrae pinching a nerve in that part of your back is what's causing the sciatica.
This makes you more sensitive to changes in the mattress as it wears. 
There are plenty of mattresses that have the appearance of quality when new.
Again, if that's your only criteria for making a purchase, you'll find yourself with a back pain that will worsen quickly. Worsen it will, but it would be best not to rush the process.
Perhaps it's best for you and your boyfriend to shop specifications and learn more about what you think you're buying, before you buy it.
Our two-sided models are extremely well made and change very little as the years go buy. They were made to last, even under a large man, like your boyfriend.
Here is a link to them. Consider adding a 2" soft Talalay latex foam mattress topper for surface comfort that is equally as resilient. Together, you will have everything your body requires...firm support and a comfortable sleeping surface for a good night's sleep...night after night and year after year.
 
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Neck pain is best addressed with a pillow. Here, again, the best of them are latex...like the ones shown here:
Latexdown
 
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Hip, Back & Neck Pain, Sciatica. Two-Sided Cameo Firm Mattress & Latex Foam Topper

Masi writes,

Hello Peter,

My husband's  medical condition is complicated: disc problems in his back, also a neck pain that has to be fixed by an operation. He also has pain in his hip and legs with no special diagnosis by the doctors. About me, I have sciatic pain and also lumbar lordosis posture which I prefer a firm bed to sleep on.
we both would like a firm mattress. The mattress I recently bought was supposed to be a firm one, but it is not. So we are returning it.
My husband is 150 LB. with 5.5' height, and my weight is 160 with 5' height.
Peter, in our situation I don't really care about the cost. We are not rich, but really need a good sleep to charge us for a daily activity. 
Please let me know the right mattress for my husband and I.
Thanks a lot,
Masi
 
Hi Masi,
There are a couple of things that you need to understand.
"I don't really care about the cost", you said.
An expensive mattress will not give you what you need. The expensive models are made to have a luxurious feel...making them easier to sell. However, a too well padded mattress isn't good for anyone in terms of support....and least of all, people with conditions like yours.
 
Every body requires some degree of firm support. For disc problems, it needs to have a stiffer feel than for those with a healthy back.
More importantly, it has to remain firm over many years. Many of today's mattresses are made to wear quickly and be replaced frequently. This is not acceptable for someone with a sensitive back. So, we need to start you off with a very firm mattress that will remain that way over a good long time.
Our best for that is a two-sided mattress that we have available. It's an old fashioned style, flippable mattress that will remain firm for you, well beyond the 10 year warranty that comes with it. And while it is of very high quality, it isn't terribly expensive.
Here is a link to that mattress, where you can see a photo, specifications and prices in the various sizes.
Therapedic Keepsake Cameo Firm-themattressexpert.com
Therapedic Keepsake Cameo Firm
 
There is more. This mattress provides the needed support. It does not provide much in the way of surface comfort.
I recommend adding to that, a 2" layer of all-natural Talalay Latex foam.
This product is the highest quality upholstery material available and will retain its comfort without losing its shape over many years.
My wife and I use this same mattress topper at home. We are much heavier than the two of you. Our topper is in like new condition, both in look and feel. It is 5 years old.
The latex topper will relieve your pressure points and relax your muscles, which will give you a much more comfortable sleeping surface. And, it sleeps cool.
You will not sink through it. It holds you up. A "Zero Gravity" feel is the best way to describe it. 
Keep in mind that it is only 2" thick. It will not negate the firm support you get from the mattress.
Together, you have everything your body needs...firm support for the inside of your body and a comfortable sleeping surface for the outside of your body.
Here are links to that...an overview, customer feedback...which is quite impressive, and to that specific item.
 
 
 
Talalay-latex-topper-themattressexpert
Latex Mattress Topper
 
Lastly, there is a pillow that I have recently begun to recommend for people with neck pain.
I was given this pillow at the last furniture market I attended, this past January. I have arthritis in my neck, which has caused me a lot of continual, chronic pain.
Since using this pillow, I experience most days with no pain. The pain I do get is occasional and much less in degree than before.
The pillow is made of finely chopped latex. It's very similar to having a feather pillow, but it doesn't break down and flatten out the way feather pillows do.
The finely chopped latex can be manipulated...molded to fit you just the way you want. It allows you to properly align your head and neck with your spine as you sleep.
This alignment is the key to reducing inflammation, which reduces the pain. It certainly won't fix what's wrong, but it will reduce his pain.
Here is the link to that mattress.
http://www.themattressexpert.com/XcartStore/product.php?productid=17873&cat=313&page=1
Latexdown pillow
Natural Talalay LatexDown Pillows



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A 2" Talalay Latex Mattress Topper, Soft or Medium?

Karen writes:
 
Hi -
I am 53 years old and for years have slept on a 'too hard' mattress because this what my husband prefers...
Of the past year I have suffered with Sciatica.
I have gone to a physical therapist and take a weekly yoga class which has helped a lot.
I also work out and have recently trained to run a 5k outside which seems to have aggravated my sciatica again.
I was reading on your website that a 2" talalay latex mattress topper may help.
I've read all the reviews, but I'm unsure whether to purchase a soft or medium mattress topper.
I'm inclined to go with the medium 'to keep peace' so that both my husband and I will be happy.
We have a queen size bed and was also considering ordering a twin for 'just my side'.
I am 5'4" and weigh 155 lbs.
My husband is 5'6" and weighs approx 175
Can you also let me know the difference between the Latex toppers on your website and another one I found on line.   There is a $100 difference.   One thing I read about this one is that it is "hot" and do not want to purchase something this expensive and then have to return it because it makes you sweat.
Any thoughts comments suggestions are greatly appreciated !
Kind regards,
Karen


Hi Karen,

The Talalay latex comes from Latex international, buying through us or someone else..
The difference is in the purity of the latex. Latex International produces "Natural", 70% Natural and 30% synthetic...and "All-Natural" which is just that....and more expensive to make.
We are coming up on the end of our Father's Day Sale, so all of the prices you see will end up being 10% less at check out.
The synthetic latex is a molecular clone of natural latex and is perfectly safe.
The ILD rating for Amazon's "Soft Latex" is higher than the soft latex we sell...using an ILD of 14-19.
Almost all of that customer feedback is about the 2" soft. 
2" of soft latex is enough to provide the comfort you want, but not so much that it will negate the support of the underlying firm mattress.
You'll find the feel to be extraordinary, as it allows you to sink a little, but still holds you up.
 
Talalay-latex-topper-themattressexpert
 
A word, if I may, about your sciatica.
Sciatica starts in the small of your back. Your discs have worn there and the vertebra are pinching a nerve...the pain from which, shoots around the hip and down the leg.
The pounding that area is taking from running will do further damage.
I urge you to stop.
For a similar work-out without the damaging shock from your feet landing as you run, get yourself on an elliptical machine.  
Ask your Chiropractor about this. If you don't have one, get one. A good Chiropractor works wonders.



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A Mattress to hold a plus size woman

Michelle writes:

Here is my scenario:

I am 5'9", approximately 350lbs, almost 30 years old and really starting to feel the weight effect my body (sore knees, back, etc). I am a stomach sleeper most of the time, and occasionally on my sides. While losing weight is becoming a priority for me, my current bed has gone kaput. 
It is a seven year old, queen, Vera Wang latex mattress. I paid $1000 for it from HOME furniture. It is completely slumped in the center and is causing my sciatica to flare up in pain. 
I am looking for recommendations on the best bed for someone my size. I prefer a softer mattress. I have done some research and have heard good and bad about memory foam. I hear good things about latex but, with my current bed lasting just 7 years, I'm a bit skeptical. Or is 7 years a good average? I really didn't like that I could not flip the bed.
I hear that for someone of my size I should look for a mattress that is 12+ inches deep. 
I was also hoping you could comment on box springs as I think that is a large reason my current bed has gone kaput. The Vera Wang box spring was two XL Twin box springs put together. They were kept on a metal frame and after about 4 years and then one box spring was broke and slumped. 
The bed was then placed atop a California king memory foam "box spring" and it was great. This was only how the bed was for 1 year. 
Fast forward to 2 years of the bed being atop a used box spring. A month ago, when the bed started to bother my back, I inspected the box spring and the center support beam was completely slumped, matching with the center slump in the bed. My father inspected my actual bed frame, which has already been modified with increased slats & support beams to accommodate my weight, and believes the bed all together needs to be replaced. He doesn't believe replacing the box spring would fix the problem. After sleeping for 2 weeks with the mattress directly on the floor, I have to agree. 
Anyways!
What bed do you recommend for me and are there specific recommendations for beds that have foam "box springs" (I'm not sure what to call these as I don't want one with springs in it). I am looking to spend around $1000 but understand that you spend 1/3rd of your life in your bed and I am open to more expensive beds if necessary. 
Thank you so much for your time!
Michelle

 
Hi Michelle,
7 years from a Vera Wang at your size is pretty good. Those mattresses weren't all latex and didn't hold up all that well under average body weight.
Had it been all latex, it would have lasted longer. However, even when buying a latex mattress, a person of your size should be looking at a Dunlop Latex core with a Talalay Latex top, which provides more substantial support, as well as a comfortable sleeping surface.
Memory foam is the worst material ever invented for use in or as a mattress. Consisting of 61 chemicals, some of which are toxic, memory foam will collapse under you in a matter of months.
For the softness you seek...softness that will hold up well, use a layer of soft latex.
At your size, your options for getting a mattress that will be worth what you pay for it are extremely limited.
Here are some links to the best choice I have to offer you, in both innerspring and latex.
 
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 Medi-Coil Permatuft Plush with Latex
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Mattress for Sciatic pain, Simmons Beautyrest

Rachel writes:

Hi Pete,

I came across your website and really enjoyed the honest advice given. I am in the market for a mattress to help with my low back pain. I was going to a chiropractor for the pain, but even that hasn’t help much anymore.

I primarily have it on my left side, and very low in my back. I have been told it’s my sciatic nerve. Coupled with this, I have scoliosis which has plagued me a lot of my life.

Currently I am pregnant, and before I got pregnant I was worried the back pain would be too much to bear. In turn, seems the ligaments have stretched and I am still in pain, but much less than I thought it would be.

I have a desk job, so I know sitting all day makes my problem 100 time worse. I try to do stretches and walk as much as I can to loosen up that area, but nothing is a permanent fix.

So I know I need to replace my bed. I am a side sleeper who rolls to my back in the middle of sleep. It’s when I am on my back that causes me so much discomfort.

I need to some help in finding the right firmness level, even for the times when I roll to back at night. If the bed is too hard, my back hurts and too soft  I sink in the middle and my back has no support.

I am 33, approx. 170 (before pregnancy), and 5’6 

Any advice and suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thank you

Rachel

 

Hi Rachel,

A bit more expensive to do it that way, but prudent, given your situation. If your husband is taller, you'll need Twin XL. Two twin XL sets are the same size as a king. Twins are 5" shorter.

 

Sciatica is the vertebrae pinching a nerve in the small of your back. That area is the nerve center for the entire lower half of your body. That pinched nerve send pain shooting from there, around the hip and down the leg.

This happens when the discs that normally keep the vertebrae separate, wear thin...or wear away, all together.

The key to alleviating this, is to maintain the natural alignment of the vertebra.

When the mattress is too firm or too soft, they become misaligned....and the nerves pinch.

 

Having a good sleeping surface...one that will support you properly, and be comfortable enough to sleep deeply and without pain, is what you're looking for. 

And THAT, is easier said than done.

 

Mattresses, like the human body, has a certain duality to it. For the mattress, it's the support part and the comfort part.

For the human body, it's skeletal support and exterior comfort.

In both cases they combine to provide a good night's sleep.

One without the other ends up being a waste of money and physically painful experience.

 

The thing that most people do not understand is that today's mattresses are made disposable.

And while all of this is damned inconvenient for most people, it's down right disastrous for someone with all the physical issues you have.

 

There is no one mattress that will do the job you need it to do. 

The key to any product lasting is the quality that goes into it. 

The highest quality product in the mattress industry, is latex. The other foams used, poly and memory foams, are short lived. Latex is the most resilient, and has been the best since the 1920s.

Latex is what you'll turn to for the surface comfort part of your sleep system.

 

The support part of your sleep system is what you'll turn to, to support your spine. It must be reasonably firm and it must provide a good degree of "push back" to keep your spine properly supported.

Air, water, and memory foam mattresses provide ZERO push back.

An innerspring mattress is what's called for here. And while there are different types of innersprings, with some doing a better job for certain physical conditions than others, what's best for you is the individually pocketed coils of the Simmons Beautyrest.

This time, however, you'll be buying a firm model, not plush. Remember that this will be the support part of the equation. You'll add 2" of soft Talalay latex to the mattress for a sleep system that will give you everything your body needs.

The contouring support of a firm Beautyrest will maintain the natural alignment of your spine, which will minimize or even totally eliminate your sciatica.

The soft latex topper will relieve your pressure points in any sleeping position and relax your muscles, for a deep, restoreative night's sleep.

 

Given your size, I'm suggesting the starting model in the Simmons Beautyrest World Class Series...the Annapolis Place in firm.

 

Here are links to that mattress and to the latex toppers. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.

You can order on line or by phone.

 

http://themattressexpert.com/mattress-brands/simmons/beautyrest-recharge-world-class/

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http://themattressexpert.com/latex-toppers/

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Thanks, Pete

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