Nancy of Lakewood, writes:
Hi Pete, I have written to you before but didn't get a response. Actually, I'm glad that you didn't because I've learned a little more since my last question and I'm hoping that this question will get me closer to purchasing a bed that will be comfortable for me. This will be my 3rd mattress purchase in the last 3 years. I am experiencing extreme lower back pain after sleeping on my last two mattress. I never had lower back pain before. Actually it's all over, I wake up very, very sore. It's hard for me to stand straight upon getting out of the bed. It can bother me throughout the day. Currently I have a Kingsdown mattress that I absolutely hate. I can't remember the model but it's the firmest mattress they sell (it's a plush/firm). At first I thought that it was too soft and not firm enough. But another sales guy that I spoke to said that it's probably the opposite, it's probably TOO firm for my frame. And after reading your site and other information, he might be right. I'm 5'5 - 135 pounds and I sleep on my stomach - most of the night- and sometimes on my side. After first reading your sight I thought that the Sealy SpringFree Beachside mattress would suite my needs. But then I just read your comment to Dave (numerous beds in the last 15yrs) and because he's a stomach sleeper you suggested that he try the Stearns and Foster Caravelle mattress. Based on my needs, do you have an opinion on which I should purchase. I plan on buying the mattress from your store since I live in New Jersey. I've been telling everyone about your site and store. I'm so thankful to have finally found someone who actually knows what they are talking about and doesn't only see me as a $ sign. I have another question, do you allow 'comfort' exchanges?
Hi Nancy. Lower back pain for a stomach sleeper usually comes from a mattress that gives to easily. Your mattress has individually pockerted coils, which allows the center third of you to sink. As a stomach sleeper, your hip and waist aren't being held up well, this puts a strain on the muscle group in the small of your back. It less about firm or not firm a nd more about the wrong type of support. The Stearns & Foster Caravelle would be the first one to try. The more rigid base support will hold you straighter and the arch in the small of your back will keep it's natural curve. We do offer a one time comfort exchnage for our local customers.
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