We had a Simmons World Class Beautyrest Mattress and was told they are not made anymore.
We were so pleased with that Beautyrest, we went out and bought a Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Mattress.
But, it's nowhere near the mattress Simmons called the World Class Pillow Top .
We see where you advise people who need a new mattress.
What do you recommend for us to buy?
Company name and model of mattress, Please sir.
Thanks, Tommy & Julia
Hi Tommy & Julia,
Besides this question, you posed another on Facebook.
The Facebook question, about a chemical free mattress, has been answered.
The response to this question conflicts with the Facebook question.
Simmons uses memory foam, which is toxic.
When Simmons originally went to using memory foam, several years ago, the memory foam was being cured, so there was no off gassing of the toxic chemicals used to make it.
More recently, there have been a lot of complaints about it.
If I were to answer this question without having seen the Facebook question, I would recommend buying a Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Series mattress in a Medium Firm and adding a soft all natural latex topper to replicate the feel of a pillowtop....(The World Class name has changed to Platinum).
This sleep system combination is the best way to get the longevity of your original Beautyrest, which had no memory.
Memory foam, besides being toxic, is short lived.
An all natural latex topper prevents the premature wear of the memory foam, but won’t save you from the toxic chemical off gassing produced by the memory foam.
The thing that makes a Beautyrest mattress so comfortable is the individually pocketed coils, which contour to the shape of the body and maintain the natural alignment of the spine.
The mattress in the Facebook post also uses that same coil system.
So, if you’re going with the chemical free mattress in the Facebook post, you’ll want the ultra plush model.
My wife likes a soft mattress..."cloud-like" is the kind of feel she wants.
There's no problem finding mattresses that suit her.
The problem is that they cause me back pain and I find myself buying a new one very couple of years.
Mattresses are just too expensive to keep doing this.
I need a mattress that will hold a large man, relieve my back pain, last a decent amount of time, and make my wife happy. This "Happy wife, Happy Life" thing only goes so far. I'm not happy when my back hurts so much.
Please, recommend something that will make both of us happy.
What you want and need is easy to achieve, if you know what to buy.
This doesn't happen at most stores...or with any mattress alone.
Both of your needs and desires requires a two-part sleep system.
I have a similar situation at home, although, a bit different.
My wife has a sensitive hip that causes her pain, which requires a soft surface feel.
I have a very bad back. And we are, both, large people.
Your solution is the same as ours.
What we sleep on, at home, will work for you as well.
First, you need a mattress that is strong and durable enough to hold a large person, long term.
This mattress uses and individually pocketed coil system, designed to contour to the shape of the body and maintain the natural alignment of the spine. It's proper spinal alignment that will relieve your back pain.
Here is a link to that mattress...Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
I’m a 68 year old woman 5'4" 138 lbs., who has low back and shoulder pain.
Recently, it seems my should pain is worse while I try to sleep.
I looked at consumer reports but I still do not know what kind of bed would be best:
Soft, medium or firm: Foam: Innerspring: Hybrid???
I cannot remember when I bought my last mattress.
It was a queen size Sealy Posturepedic, but gave it to my daughter recently.
I do have a husband who flips and flops so much and pulls the covers.
We are now in two twin beds, which is better, except the beds are not good quality.
(They had been only used for occasional guests- didn’t want them to stay to long 😁)
We do want to stay close so that is another piece to this puzzle.
Can you please help me? I’d be forever grateful.
An old Sealy Posturepedic used an interlocking coil system.
This would have made your husband’s moving easy to feel.
Motion transfers through both, the mattress and box spring.
A king size has two box springs, so movement doesn’t transfer from one to the other.
A king size takes up no more space in the bedroom than your two twins.
Being a much larger mattress, it’s more difficult to feel him move...as motion has to travel further.
Change the coil system from an interlocking coil to an individually pocketed coil unit, and motion from one is rarely felt by the other.
Since you bought that Sealy mattress, much has changed in the mattress industry...and not for the better.
Sealy was sold to Tempurpedic.
All of the name brands that you could once trust for quality, have been sold to investors, who are now focused on profits and not quality.
The item that has caused this dramatic reduction in quality, is memory foam.
Memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented.
It’s a temperature sensitive material that softens as it warms from your body heat.
It’s not very resilient to start, and loses the little resiliency it has rather quickly.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing....and not under the terms of the warranty.
Consumer Reports is not simulating body heat when testing mattresses.
Subsequently, their conclusions are all wrong.
While memory foam is the worst upholstery material, latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years...most resilient, producing the longest lasting surface comfort.
(Even so, not all latex is the same. Chinese made latex has fillers added. This cheapens the quality and durability of the latex, which reflects in the price.)
Your physical ailments are both, interior and exterior.
You can’t buy one mattress that addresses both problems for any length of time.
So, your solution lies in two parts...the mattress for spinal support and a soft topper to address your exterior issues.
I, too, have both...back problems and a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder.
So, I’m recommending for you, the same sleep system my wife and I sleep on at home.
Both products are extremely high quality.
The mattress uses an individually pocketed coil system.
Not only does that allow you and your husband to sleep on the same mattress, that type of coil unit contours to the shape of the body, maintaining the natural alignment of the spine, which relieves chronic back pain.
That mattress is the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush model.
I have an old, two-sided Sealy Posturepedic mattress that needs to be replaced.
What is the exact equivalent replacement of that mattress, made today?
Also, I'm looking for a platform bed, maybe with drawers for storage.
Do you carry those?
Sealy went from making 2 sided mattresses to one sided mattresses in 2003.
In 2013, Tempurpedic bought Sealy.
There is nothing made by Sealy, today, that is even remotely close to what you have.
We had been a Sealy/S&F retailer for many years.
When Tempurpedic Bought those companies, they loaded everything with their memory foam.
We stopped selling both brands at that time.
What had been quality products are now nothing more than expensive junk.
All thanks to the memory foam, which is the worst upholstery material ever invented.
The good news! You can stop wasting your time looking for something that doesn't exist.
Thank you for that. I don't like wasting my time.
Is there anything made, today, that is reasonably close?
I really liked this mattress.
Thanks again, Adam
Here is a link to an Old-Fashioned Two-Sided Mattress with strong, individually pocketed coils to insure proper spinal alignment, and using the same type of upholstery material that is in your current Sealy mattress. (NO Memory Foam).
As a 40-year chiropractor and connoisseur of good sleep practices, I have SO enjoyed and agreed with your writings on your website!
I am shopping for 2 mattresses.
The first is for my futon bed frame in Honolulu.
The 8” cotton/wool Cannon Sleep Products futon mattress is still in very good condition after 15 years.
I topped it with a Woolrest wool fleece which I bought in New Zealand 35 years ago.
So, I know that good quality lasts.
In the last year it has begun to feel too hard.
I am sore all over in the morning. (I am 73 and still active with house repair, yard work, and water sports, primarily kayaking). A recent fall coupled with overwork in building a shed has both low back and bilateral shoulder capsules in constant pain - it wakes me several times per night and often a hand is numb.
What do you recommend ?
I have a nice cherry queen size slatted futon frame, which I want to continue using.
The second one is for a vacation cottage on an island in Puget Sound.
There I have a wood slat base futon frame, also queen, with a too-soft mattress.
I will replace it when I return there in May.
I sleep in an attic space which is accessed through a 56” x 32” hatch via ship’s ladder.
With these limitations, I cannot get a standard queen mattress into the space.
How about a Wolf Corp mattress in their shipping box?
What are the dimensions of the queen shipping box?
Which of their hybrid mattresses on your website would you recommend for me?
I am 6’, 180 lbs.
The Wolf mattress sounds ideal for your situation.
The box is small enough to get through your hatchway.
The Pocketed Coil/Latex Hybrid Adara model strikes me as the best choice for you.
It’s plush, but not too so...more like what you’ve been used to, but more comfortable.
The pocketed coils are double tempered for durability.
The independent movement of the coils contour to the shape of the body, maintaining the natural alignment of the spine, which will relieve back pain.
The Uno Smart adjustable base created by Magniflex is a product of German engineering that has been designed to provide our customers with the highest level of well-being with several benefits to ensure satisfied customers.
UPS shipping is free and there's no sales tax.
Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase its longevity.
We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
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