My Mom needs to replace her bed of 30+ years! We are looking at your two-sided mattresses. I do not want her to have any problems, so we will likely hold onto her old mattress during the break-in period. Any thoughts as to how long we should hold onto her old mattress before she can be confident that the new one will work well for her? Thanks! Virginia P.S. Your discussions on TypePad are extremely informative and do a lot to gain the confidence of wary and jaded consumers such as we are. Fantastic Job!
Thank you Virginia,
You face, what is sure to be, an unexpected problem concerning the thickness of the mattress and the over-all height of the bed. 30 years ago, most mattresses were 8" thick, or so.
Mattresses today, are much thicker...even the one sided models. She will need a lo-profile boxspring.
Also, a 30 year old mattress has lost some of its shape and support. Having slept on this same mattress for 30 years, she's gotten used to it...her body used to being mis-aligned.
You don't mention mom's age. If she is elderly, her body isn't as pliable as it once had been. The shock of being re-aligned could be too much for her.
This is one of the dangers you face when you let this go for so long.
Before proceeding, I'd like to hear about mom....age and size and how she feels in the bed she has...and how she feels when she awakes from sleeping in it. What is her over-all physical condition.
30 years ago, mattress were made extraordinarily well. Nothing like what you'll buy today. What is her complaint, if any?
There may be less intrusive ways to address her issues, if she has any.
Replacing the mattress simply because it's 30 years old, as well intentioned as that may be, may not be the best thing for her...depending on mom's age and physical condition. All she may need is 2" of latex foam to soften the surface of what she has. Test her mattress yourself to determine of this might not be the case.
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