I need a new mattress, but am not able to afford a good one.
When did mattresses get so expensive?
I read reviews online and they aren't good, many of them.
Can you recommend a good quality mattress that doesn't cost a lot of money?
It all started about 20 years ago, when Tempur-Pedic came into existence.
The spent a ton of money in advertising, and continue to do so. It's the consumer, who ends up paying for it.
Later, all of the once trusted name brands were purchased by other companies.
Tempur-Pedic bought Sealy and Stearns & Foster. An investment group bought Simmons and Serta.
Those name brands sold for a huge amount of money. The money spent to buy them needed to be recouped.
Again, it's the consumer who ended up footing the bill.
The reviews are so bad, due to the memory foam all of these brands are using.
They promote that junk as if it were the best thing since sliced bread.
But memory foam is purposefully designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
All that is part of the corporate greed that has gripped this industry.
However, the news isn't all bad.
There are lots of small mattress manufacturers across the country that don't spend a ton of money in advertising and offer mattresses with no memory foam in them.
One, in particular, is The Wolf Corporation....one that we carry and promote for their quality and value.
Wolf is the oldest mattress manufacturer in the country that has been continually owned and operated by the same family. The Wolf family established their mattress manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana...in 1873.
From them, we have an old-fashioned two-sided mattress, upholstered in natural plant-based poly foam.
There is no memory foam in these mattresses, and no VOC off gassing, which is common with memory foam.
Here is a link to that mattress...available in a choice of comfort.
I am looking for a Sealy Signature Maymont mattress, but I can’t seem to locate it.
Was it discontinued? If so, is there an equivalent?
That mattress is nearly 20 years old.
Since then, Sealy was purchased by Tempurpedic.
There is absolutely nothing on the market that even comes close to the specifications of that mattress.
‘Discontinued’ is an understatement.
At the time you bought your Sealy Maymont, almost no mattresses were upholstered with memory foam.
At that time, it was difficult to buy a bad mattress.
Today, quite the opposite is true.
The key to avoiding buying a bad mattress, is to be sure that it has no memory foam in it.
All of the once trusted name brands have been sold.
All are now upholstered with memory foam.
Despite all the hype and advertising stating the opposite, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented. Its sole purpose is to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Today, it’s all about profit and not at all about quality.
It’s not only a very poor-quality product, it’s also a health hazard, off gassing the toxic chemicals from which it’s made. The fumes attack your respiratory system.
Sleeping hot is one of the more minor negative side effects.
Memory foam is the only upholstery material that is temperature sensitive.
As it warms from your body heat, it softens allowing the heavier parts of your body to sink too far, which throws off the natural alignment of the spine.
If you have back problems, memory foam will make them worse.
If you don’t have back problems, memory foam will cause them to develop.
We specialize in high quality mattresses that have no memory foam in them.
High quality does not necessarily translate into expensive.
And as you shop, you’ll find that expensive does not necessarily translate into quality.
My recommendations are based on your specific needs.
If you would like a recommendation, I need some personal information.
Ages, heights and weights of the people using the mattress.
Any and all physical ailments you might have.
I went to through this extensive explanation because it was obvious to me that you are completely unaware of the current situation.
Buying a memory foam upholstered mattress, is a mistake that is more than just a waste of money.
Thank you, Pete. We’re looking for a king or California king.
I’m 5’7 180 and 31. I have lumbar issues (I have herniated discs and pinched nerves).
The same for my husband who is 5’8", 270-280 lbs. and 42.
Your husband’s size requires our strongest mattress.
The best type of coil system for back pain relief from herniated discs, is an individually pocketed coil.
Each coil is pre-compressed into a pocket.
Each coil moves independently from one another.
Being pre-compressed, each coil pushes up against you.
This type of coil system maintains the natural alignment of the spine, which is the key to relieving pain caused by that sort of back issue.
The mattress I’m recommending is the same as the one we sleep on at home.
I have a variety of discs related back problems...herniated, bulging and degenerative disc disease.
I’ve had these problems for 19+ years. Yet, I sleep and wake with no back pain.
My wife and I are, each, over 200 lbs.
Our mattress is almost 6 years old and, still, in like new condition.
Your Sealy mattress is upholstered with petrochemical based polyurethane foam...the standard from the late 60s/early 70s, until memory foam started taking over about 10 years ago.
The absolute best upholstery material has always been natural latex foam rubber...and has been for the last 100 years. Latex is more comfortable and more durable than any other type of upholstery material.
The mattress I’m recommending uses a pocketed coil, with a very high coil count and made of double tempered steel...for added durability.
The upholstery material is Natural Talalay Latex.
That mattress is The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
The ultra plush model is the most comfortable of their 4 models and is, in no way, too soft.
Latex provides a unique feel...cushy, but resilient.
It holds you up, rather than allowing you to sink.
The best way to describe the feel, is that you are floating.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices:
These Wolf Mattresses provide excellent support and comfort, with the Tulah being a bit more comfortable at the surface than the Adara. With the curves of a female to consider, I recommend the Tulah over the Adara.
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Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase its longevity.
We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
Hi Pete, I bought a Saatva luxury firm mattress and it is way too firm. I have arthritis in my hip and need support and am a side sleeper. Which mattress topper should I use to soften it?? Thanks, Cynthia...
Nancy writes: Hi Pete, I'm interested in finding a good wool mattress topper. Do you carry anything like that? Thanks, Nancy Hi Nancy, We carry 2 wool mattress toppers. This one from Suite Sleep. https://themattressexpert.com/xcart5/suite-comfort-wool-toppers.html And this one from Sleep...
Cathy writes: Hi, Pete, We purchased the Talalay medium soft latex topper, just over a year ago. I am a long time customer from when we lived in Delaware and you were in NJ. We now live in Lancaster, PA...