I have to be honest. I found your website because a friend of mine recently purchased
a Tempurpedic, and has been raving about it to me. She has had back issues for quite
some time, and said the Tempurpedic has made a huge difference for her. Since my
husband has been experiencing a great deal of discomfort due to arthritis in his hip and
back, I began wondering if that would be the mattress for us as well... then I read
everything you wrote about what they are made of, and, suffice it to say, I am no longer
interested in that brand.
Currently, my husband and I sleep on a Simmons Beauty Rest Treasured Enchantment
Pillow-top Firm, which we have owned for approximately six years.
My husband sleeps on his back or side, and as I said, he has developed arthritis in
one hip and in the small of his back. He is 5'7" and 160 lbs.
I usually sleep on my side or stomach, and also have back issues, although not to the
extent that my husband does. I am 5'6" and 125 pounds. We prefer a firm mattress.
I have been reading the different articles on your website, and am thinking that
purchasing a latex topper probably makes the most sense at this point. From what
I've read, I am also thinking that the 2" Talalay will be best suited for us.
Can you please confirm? Also, can you please let me know whether you would
recommend replacing our mattress for any reason and, if so, what you would
recommend replacing it with? He has been in a great deal of pain (more with his hip
than his back), so I would like to do whatever we can to alleviate as much of it as we
are able to.
The arthritis and hip pain requires a softer surface feel. I imagine that your pillowtop wascomfortable for you in the early years.
The poly foam in the pillowtop has compressed and now is too firm.
The two inch soft Talalay latex topper is the first thing to get. It may be all you need at this point. It will certainly make you more and your husband more comfortable.
At your weights, you have put little stress on the coil system, so that is likely to still be
I would stick with a Beautyrest if you need a new mattress...one without a pillowtop.
I suggest you wait until you've added the latex topper before determining that it's
necessary. You may be good to go with just the latex topper for several more years.
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