I am trying to help my parents (who are elderly) buy a mattress.
My mother has fibromyalgia so she has a lot of body pain and my father is unsteady so when he gets out of bed he disturbs her with the movement thru the mattress.
Both of them are on the small side.
I was thinking a pocketed coil would probably be best.
As they are seniors money is tight so they need the best value.
I thought that we could save money by only purchasing the mattress as the boxspring the have is only 4 years or so old.
But, my father is convinced that a boxspring has to be the one “specially designed” for that mattress. is this true?
Thanks for your time.
An individually pocketed coil mattress is best for reducing motion transfer. Simmons does that better than others.
Their pockets are attached to one another at the center, allowing for true independent movement of the coils...which also allows for better contouring, reliving more of the pressure points for your mom.
For the past several years almost all boxsprings have changed to the more rigid "limited deflection" type, (steel vertical struts with a grid across the top that hold it all together.
It's a cheap boxspring, but strong. Chances are, you don't need a new one.
What you will need, is a 2" layer of soft Talalay latex for your moms fibromyalgia.
You'll need a reasonably firm mattress for your dad to steady himself. Softening the surface with latex won't negate that firm support, but will add the comfort your mom needs.
What you save on the boxspring, you can spend on the latex topper.
Here are links to the Simmons Beautyrest Classic Broadway, luxury firm mattress and topper...2" of soft Talalay latex.
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