James of New Bedford, writes:
We are in process of having our Tempurpedic Deluxe picked up for return. Although we were sleeping "deeply" for our 90 days, my wife's lower back is so painful that she is walking with a limp. Shoulder pain was the culprit prior to the Tempurpedic, which has resolved on the Tempurpedic. But this lower sacral, hip pain has developed while sleeping on the Tempurpedic. She was a side sleeper, but has forced herself to become a back sleeper. Previous to this mattress, we had a Natures Rest latex bed with pillow topper. This bed was about 3 y.o. and the pillow topper started to bunch and become uncomfortable causing severe shoulder pain which resulted in injections and the search for the new mattress. We are now out shopping again, hoping to a bit more informed with our research. We have tried and liked a S&F that is a step below their Silver Dream, this one is called the "Ellerslie House" and I think is made specifically for the furniture store that sells it. It is a coiled pillow top with some latex. Again, seems comfortable in the store and they offer a 30 day trial. This furniture store had the Silver Dream, but said they already had issues with the extra "padding" over the spring topper being an issue. The other one we tried was at Mattress Giant and was a Kingsdown Renaissance that had this same coiled topper over the innerspring mattress that S&F had. We then stopped into Sleepys, who had us try the computer selected Kingsdown mattress. Again, a very comfortable mattress, but the salesclerk wouldn't give me the specifics of this mattress other than it is innerspring with orthofoam encased. So the bells and whistles of the computer has me skeptical, especially after the Tempurpedic has not quite delivered the support it claims. Sleepys only had a few S&F that were mostly a foam pillow top which had me a bit gun shy. I guess my question is whether to continue to pursue my S&F quest? Kingsdown just doesn't seem to explain how their mattresses are put together the way S&F does. Do these newer coiled toppers offer the support for the lower back, but will release the pressure points in the shoulder for the side sleeper?
Hi James, The coil on coil S&F unit is an innovation. The Ellerslie House is a level 11, same as my Chateau Provence. It's an ultra plush boxtop and all that padding is reason for concern. That same construction starts at level 9. Being 2 levels lower, you'll still get the pressure relief from the top coil unit without having more padding than you need. There is a cushion firm and an ultra plush eurotop at level 9. I show the cushion firm on my floor, the Chateau Vitre. It'd be called Swansea Castle, where yo're shopping. The ultra plush is called the Sweetheart Abbey there, Marsaille Cathedral here. You save some money at level 9 and have it be a better bed too. Those will outperform anything else you've looking at.
You might also consider a Sealy SpringFree Fairway Dunes latex mattress. Nature's Rest insists on using latex in the quilted cover. The problem is, you can't quilt latex...it tears. that why yours bunched up. Sealy uses a high grade of poly foam in the quilt, eliminating that problem.
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