We are looking for a new mattress. We hate mattress shopping and hate mattress stores, but mostly, we hate mattress salespeople.
They will say anything to make the sale...the truth be damned.
My husband is 6'2" and 220 lbs, I am 5'2" and 120 lbs. In the past we had a Chattam and Wells, for 10 years.
We loved it until it started to sag a bit and we decided to replace it. We replaced in in 2011 with a "Simmons Beautyrest LeBlanc Pl Firm".
It's been 3.5 years and there are significant divots on either side of the bed and a lump in the middle.
My husband sleeps on his back and side and I sleep on my stomach and side.
We both think we prefer firm mattresses, but were disappointing in 2011 to find that not many manufacturers still make a firm mattress.
We went to try out a few mattresses today and laid on three different Klufts and a few different Tempurpedics.
I am curious what you suggest.
Many thanks, Amy
The quality of mattresses has dropped dramatically, over the last 15 years.
Tempurpedic gets great reviews from new buyers, but those tunes change before a year or two has passed.
The memory foam in your mattress is the problem. You'll be experiencing the same disappointment with any mattress upholstered with memory foam.
Memory foam consists of 61 different chemicals and off gasses the fumes from the toxic and carcinogenic chemicals in that foam.
To add insult to injury, you'll spend a lot of money for something that won't last very long.
The warranty is worthless because the memory foam will return when you get off of it...leaving a body impression that is not deep enough to prevail in a warranty claim.
If you're looking for good, old-fashioned quality, we have a line of mattresses, Natura of Canada Greenspring, that you will like and still like many years from now. It what we sleep on at home...with each of us the same weight as your husband.
The coils provide excellent firm support, made of double tempered steel. The upholstery is natural Talalay Latex...far better than memory foam.
The most comfortable of them is the Plush EuroTop. It's comfy, but not too soft.
I've been reading through your blogs and information on your site - many thanks for providing this to the public and your customers.
I'd like to request your help on how we can best improve our sleep, comfort, and resolve our mattress problems and mornings waking with pain. Approx. 1.5 years ago we purchased a Tempurpedic mattress. (I can't recall the exact model, but believe it's one of the "plush" versions).
Yes, it felt great in the showroom and we fell for the misinformation of all the "technology and memory foam" BS.
It did feel good for maybe the first 6 months, after which the memory foam lost it's density and loft to where we started sinking deep into it.
The nights became tossing & turning to get comfortable, and waking with upper and middle back pain, and lower back and shoulder pain.
We are both back / side sleepers.
I, later, purchased a 2" memory foam topper from Serta that was supposed to be high quality and would last better than most.
However, it proved to be the same story - helpful at first, but within 6 months, we're back with the restless nights and painful mornings.
We're now looking to replace the memory foam topper with a latex one.
What we're unsure of is which size (2" or 3") and firmness (soft, medium, firm) would be best for us and our situation.
I initially thought of going for a 3" firm, but after reading some of your information it sounds as that may be overcompensation.
Note that we feel our mattress is significantly too soft and non-supportive. I am also not sure if this Tempurpedic can be flipped.
Hoping you can advise on the best solution to our problem so we can finally have the sleep we want and need!
Looking forward to your insight.
Memory foam is terrible when it comes to longevity, quickly losing what little comfort it has.
Adding a latex topper will not compensate for the lack of support offered by your mattress.
Latex is nothing like memory foam. It isn't temperature sensitive and doesn't allow you to sink.
Despite what it says, flip the mattress over and add an EverEden Pure, All Natural, 2" of Soft Talalay Latex Topper.
A topper, you buy for surface comfort. The mattress is supposed to provide the support.
Once you flip the mattress and add the latex topper, you'll have both...support and comfort...everything your body needs for a good night's sleep.
What's more, this high quality latex remains like new for many years, sleeps cool, and greatly extends the life of your mattress.
I'm looking for a continuous coil mattress, not independent coils....and no memory foam.
We slept fine on our old Stearns & Foster.
We replaced that old S&F with a Simmons Beautyrest plush pillowtop.
It felt great in the store and the salesman said it would hold up well. It hasn't.
There are deep impressions on each side and we are no overweight people.
I wake up with back pain every morning.
I've been to your website and have seen the two-sided models that you have mentioned in some of your answers.
Would that be what I'm looking for? What about the new S&F mattresses?
The only mattresses that are sporting a continuous wire coil unit, is the Serta Perfect Sleeper.
The best place to buy one of those, is Big Lots.
However, you can forget about avoiding memory foam.
The problem with the choice you made, is the Plush Pillowtop.
It's a pity that you didn't do your homework before buying that mattress.
You're first mistake was in believing what the salesman told you.
Stearns & Foster is now owned buy Tempurpedic, with everything they make loaded with memory foam....nothing like your old S&F mattress.
I don't know what makes you think the continuous wire coil system is any good.
It never was.
The best type of coil unit is the individually pocketed coil...just not in a plush Beautyrest.
That Beautyrest mattress, you bought, uses a very thin gauge wire. the steel from which those coils are made, is raw steel...not tempered steel. And, the memory foam and pillowtop are a disastrous choice if you have any hope of longevity beyond one year.
You've been lead down the garden path, and appear to be continuing down that road.
It's time for you to stop.
Here's a link to the Natura of Canada Greenspring line of mattresses.
It's what we sleep on, at home.
The quality if far better than the mattress you have...every bit as good as your old S&F.
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