My wife and I are just into our 40’s, neither are overweight and both in general good health.
I’m 6’0, 185 lbs and have degenerative disc disease and see a chiropractor regularly to keep things in line.
We purchased a traditional mattress set from Croyden Matress Factory in Pa, about 6 years ago. It’s a fairly firm, single sided mattress, no pillow top or anything like that. It never felt as comfortable to us at home as it did in the store. We tried a memory foam topper to help, but that was removed and put in the basement closet within a few days.
I have a 1.5” thick wool topper on their now and that has helped control body temperature at night ( I suffer horribly from night sweats, always did…even as a kid) and it has even helped overall comfort.
However, we’re needing more. Short of attempting to buy another mattress and worried that we’ll make the same mistake again, we’re interested in trying a latex topper.
We both wake up in the morning, not feeling rested, and normally in some sort of pain, neck, hips shoulders, knees…you name it. I try to sleep on my back as much as possible because I know that that is best for my back, but I do find myself attempting to sleep on my side until my shoulder pain wakes me up.
My wife and I agree that the current mattress is just too hard. I just don’t know if I should go with a 2” or 3” topper, and also soft or medium?
Since the wool topper helps a little, it makes sense to go with the 2" Soft. If it isn't quite enough, add the wool topper back for that little extra.
The 2" soft does the job for most. The 3" might make it too soft, which wouldn't help your DDD.
Here is a link to the toppers. They can be ordered on line.