A Latex foam mattress topper for my new and old bed.
Hello, I hope someone is still minding this email as I am in need of some help. We have just purchased a new mattress and are trying to decide if it is the one for us before our trial time is up. In 2002 we bought a Stearns & Foster Chesterbury and we have loved it. But recently I have been having a lot of pain in my hip & leg while sleeping. I am a side sleeper and so is my husband. I have gained some weight and I now weigh about 200lbs, and my husband weighs about 180 and he also is a side sleeper & he snores! Anyway, the person at the mattress store that we purchase our mattress said we needed a firmer mattress, he had a computer type thing that we answered questions and we laid on the bed and it popped out a print out and told us what bed we needed. He showed us several which was supposed to be in our comfort level and we finally decided on one. We got the Simmons beauty rest Black “Evie”. It is call a luxury firm. It has a pillow top and is a tall mattress. Anyway, it felt good at store, soft, but not as good as some of the plush beds I tried, which the sales person said was not for me if I was having problems and I needed the extra support because of our weight. But after getting it home, I think it feels soft when I first lay down, but then it gets hard. And I still have the pain in my hip and leg and I am tossing and turning all night, and wake up sore. They say I need to give it 30 days and it will soften, but I’m not sure. Plus I have been reading the bad reviews on Simmons mattress and the poor customer service, and everyone is having problems with the beds sagging after just a few months, I don’t want to go through this, I just want a good mattress that doesn’t cause me pain while I sleep. I feel I need a softer mattress. I want a bed that when I come home and lay in it I love it, and that’s the the way it was with my old S&F Chesterbury. And it still feels that way when I lay on it, but during the night and in the morning I wake up sore, just think it’s too old. Can you tell me if there is a S&F comparable to that one?
Thanks for your help. Sorry this is so long.
The time to research is before you buy.
A pillowtop model is a poor choice for heavy people. The foams in the pillowtop will compress quickly, losing much of its initial comfort within months.
The Ava would have been a better choice...adding to it a 2" layer of soft Talalay latex foam for surface comfort that lasts for years.
In fact, that latex mattress topper is likely to have been all you needed, added to your Chesterbury.
The quality of your old mattress was very high. The padding may have compressed, but the coil unit is still providing adequate support. All it needed was the latex topper to restore the surface comfort.
Simmons' poor reviews stem from all the "plush" Beautyrests that are sold. The plush models are so consistently a problem, we don't even list them on our website.
You bought a firm. Except for the usual problems with pillowtops, your firm Beautyrest will hold up well.
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