The Liberta Firm Mattress delivers improved well being and scrumptious comfort with eco-friendly flair. A layer of NaturaWool™ maintains temperature control and gently buffers pressure points to diminish nighttime tossing and turning.
Also, that adjustable bed base isn't helpful for anything other sitting up to watch TV.
It has little to no therapeutic value. When sleeping, it needs to be flat, in order for her spine to maintain its proper alignment.
This will also relieve the pressure at her hip.
To relieve chronic neck pain, there is no better pillow than the Pure Bliss Latex/Down.
There's no down in it. It's 100% finely chopped latex.
It's the finely chopped latex that allows you to form the mattress around your head and neck anyway you want...which is what relieves the pain.
In this, it behaves like a down pillow...which why they call it Latex/Down.
Unlike a down pillow that flattens out within a week, latex lasts for years.
We're shopping for a new king mattress & adjustable base.
We're currently sleeping on an 18 yr old Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop that we've flipped too many times. We don't like a firm mattress.
Please let me know if you have any recommendations.
Thank you, Alexander
Hi Alexander, First off, you have to understand that everything has changed since the time when you bought that mattress. Then, quality was paramount among the name brands. You only needed to walk into a store, pick out the one you liked the best, and you were good to go for a very long time.
All that has changed. All of the name brands have been sold. Tempurpedic bought Sealy and Stearns & Foster. An investment group bought Simmons and Serta.
Back then, it was nearly impossible to buy a bad mattress. Now, it’s equally difficult to buy a good one. Memory foam is what has made that difference in quality. Despite advertising and sales pitches to the contrary, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented...specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Most memory foam is also a health hazard, off gassing the toxic chemicals from which it’s made. The memory foam Simmons uses is cured and does not off gas...which is why we still carry that line. The poor wearing and sleeping hot of the memory foam can be overcome by using a latex topper to insulate yourself from it.
In order to get you what you want and have it last long enough for you to get your money’s worth, the recommendation is for:
The Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove in Luxury Firm, and adding an EverEden Pure All Natural 2” Soft Talalay Latex Topper to it. Here are links to that mattress and to the latex toppers.
100% All-Natural Vytex Dunlop Latex Mattress Toppers. Ever-Eden’s Vytex Dunlop is, virtually, Allergen Free. And while the Vytex Dunlop comes in the same 2 choices of comfort levels, Dunlop is a more dense material and does not have as supple a feel as the Talalay Latex Toppers.
You’ll be looking at pricing for 2 Twin-XL mattresses and 2 Twin-XL toppers. The adjustable bed bases will cost $749 for each in Twin-XL.
Delivery for the mattresses and adjustable bed bases includes set-up and removal of the old mattress set. The latex toppers arrive via UPS. Delivery for everything is free and there’s no sales tax.
I stumbled onto your website and read so much information on the foam mattresses, I appreciate the information you shared.
I purchased a Nolah king size mattress, this past May, with a 120 day risk free trial.
Today was the 120th day and I just requested the return.
As much as I wanted to love the mattress and the adjustable base, I wake up in pain all over.
I recently went on vacation, and slept on a regular spring mattress, that I absolutely loved.
It was a Stearns and Foster Bruno Clair mattress. (my google search of this mattress is what led me to your blog and website).
I really wanted to buy this mattress, but found it was discontinued.
I would like to keep my adjustable base, but I don't want another memory foam bed, as it has no bounce and no push back.
I do have bursitis in my hip and shoulder that flares on occasion for sometimes months at a time.
I thought the Nolah would relieve the pressure points, and while it took the pressure off my hip, my back and even legs have never felt worse.
I never had a back or leg problem before.
So, I'm looking for recommendations. I'm 5'8, 175 lbs with some bursitis issues.
I loved that Bruno Clair but can't get it. Can you recommend a mattress that might be right for me?
Either a spring similar to Bruno Clair, where I assume I won't be able to use my adjustable base, or a mattress I can use with my adjustable base with.
One that has bounce and push back?
Thanks for your help!
When that Bruno Clair Stearns & Foster mattress was made, this was a legitimate industry.
Manufacturers competed with one another to make a better mattress.
Retailers competed with one another to bring those mattresses to you at a better price.
All of the name brands could be trusted to provide quality, with S&F among the best of them.
In fact, S&F had been considered "The Cadillac of the Industry" for many decades.
Those days are long gone....starting around the turn of the century.
Memory foam was introduced a couple years before. Name brand mattresses went from being two sided to one sided, a couple years after.
As the years went by, the name brands began adding memory foam to some of their mattresses.
Later, all of the name brands were sold to investors, who use memory foam to increase profit and recoup their investment.
As it became clear that there was lots of money to be made, in this industry, new brands sprang up...like your Nolah mattress.
Every one of them claimed a product that was the latest greatest thing...claiming "State of the Art" technology.
One line of BS after another produced interest from people, like you, who fell into all the hype.
(That was not a personal attack. You are but one of millions who have been taken in by all that hype.)
All of the name brands, once sold, became companies making products that need frequent replacing...thanks to all the memory foam.
Sealy/S&F was purchased by Tempurpedic in 2013. By January of 2014, S&F went from "The Best" to being nothing more than expensive junk.
As a Sealy/S&F retailer, I was greatly disappointed. We dropped both lines and went shopping at the trade shows for something better.
Good quality wasn't easy to find. You'd be amazed at all the new brands that popped up...all promoting memory foam.
We did find some that suited my desire for quality.
One, was The Wolf Company...which turned out to be the oldest mattress manufacturer in the country, that has been owned and operated by the same family...since 1873. They make a good quality mattress, but nothing like the quality of those old S&F mattress.
The best, we've encountered, is an old brand from Canada..."Natura".
My wife and I have been sleeping on a Natura of Canada Greenspring mattress for the last 3+ years.
We are heavier than you. My wife with a sensitive hip and me with lots of disc related back problems.
We sleep without pain, and this mattress is STILL in like new condition.
Their Ultra Plush model is what we have and what I am recommending for you.
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