My husband and I are currently looking to purchase a new mattress. We just rid
ourselves of a TempurPedic Rhapsody which after only having a few years
had broken in and was no longer supportive.
My husband is 5'11", 290 lbs, has disc pain, and he carries his weight around
his stomach. I'm 5'6", 225 lbs, and find myself sensitive to mattresses in the
hip area (certain mattresses seem to push against my hip, making the side
not against the bed feel some pain).
Based on what we've been reading on your site, it sounds as though a firm
mattress with a latex topper is a good option. We've tried out the Simmons
Beautyrest Black in Extra Firm (the Rita version at Macy's) and felt like it might
be a good option, but we also a few months ago had tried a latex foam and at
least at that point had felt like it was a possible choice. My main concern with
the foam though is having come from memory foam I don't know what kind of
durability it has and whether it will do the same as the TempurPedic - breakdown
and no longer be supportive.
I understand that mattresses aren't really made to last long, but we've been
through probably 3 beds in the past 5 years and I'd like to try and get more life
out of whatever we buy this go round.
Any tips, suggestions, or advice you can provide is greatly appreciated. I've
already gotten a ton of information from your site, including information on latex
foam that was an incredible help. Since we aren't made of money, budget is
somewhat of a concern, especially with what I've seen for latex, but at the same
time I'm willing to spend more if it means I don't have to go mattress shopping
again anytime soon.
Thanks so much! Courtney
An all latex mattress is, generally, the absolute best mattress available. "Generally", being the operative word here. There have been instances where is was a wrong choice. The circumstances surrounding those instances were similar to yours...a large man with disc problems. Since the odds are against you for all latex, the track you're on is best.
The Simmons Beautyrest Black series uses the strongest coils on today's market...for commercially made mattresses. Only our two side Medi-Coil is stronger.
Back to the Black Rita, which is our Abriana.
Add to that, a 2" layer of soft latex and you'll have comfort that lasts, as well as good firm support.
The latex topper provides the extraordinary comfort that you can only get from latex.
As an added bonus, the high resiliency of latex absorbs much of your body weight. Subsequently, the mattress doesn't have to work so hard. This entire sleep system will last much longer than what you've been used to.