I have a bad back and my mom has had a fractured back. We tried a memory foam mattress at the store and was told that it would help relieve our pain.
it was soft and comfy, but once we bought it, my mom's back wasn't being helped, and neither was mine.
I have headaches and the smell is awful. The bed, which they claim it is plush and soft, feels like a ton of bricks.
Is buying a memory foam really the answer to a fractured back for my mom? And what about for myself too? I seem to have worse headaches and backaches than before.
My shoulder hurts and sides too, from this bed. Everyone told me it was good. I heard it from the TV, and the sales people at the store.
It was hurting before too but hasn't gone away like the sales person said. What mattress is good for what I have and what my mom has?
What mattress is really the answer for a fractured back and a bad back. And for someone who has allergies and headaches is this the answer?
My mom's age is 82, she is 5'5", not sure about her weight but she is anemic and fragile. Besides a fractured back, she also suffers with fybromyalgia, and osteoporosis.
She sleeps on her back with a pillow under her legs. Although I also see her sleep on the left side.
I am 54, 5' 9", 158 lbs. I, too, sleep on my back and both sides. I have back and upper shoulder pain, along with aches in my sides. I have osteomalacia which is soft bone.
Thank you, Michael
Memory foam is, in fact, thee worst choice you could have made.
There's an old saying, "Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes the truth".
It's a saying I disagree with, in part, as a lie never becomes the truth...just perceived as such.
All that advertising and sales pitches are just that...a string of lies that has been told over and over for the last 20 years.
Memory foam is thee absolute worst upholstery material ever invented for use in a mattress.
It's specific purpose is to sell more mattresses, more frequently to the same people...all for the sake of profit.
The lies told about how good memory foam is, is so forceful, that many people will make the mistake you made...over and over again...never thinking that the memory foam is the problem.
After all, the advertising and sales pitches promote that junk as though it were the best thing since sliced bread.
Add to all that poor quality and performance, the off gassing of the toxic chemicals from which it's made, (the source of your headaches), and you add insult to injury.
Get rid of them...right away...before they causes more damage to you and your mom....more damage than you already now.
Memory foam is the industry's cash cow and they are milking it for all it's worth...at the expense of the health and well being of the consumer.
It's no less than a criminal matter, that needs government intervention.
You have to understand what your body needs...firm contouring support that maintains your spine's natural alignment, and a comfortable sleeping surface.
The firm support is for your spine. The softer surface is for your pressure points and muscles.
It makes fiscal sense to use the best materials available to do that job.
Mattresses made with poor quality materials, like memory foam, will begin to fail quickly, and are a poor choice for people like you and your mom.
People with your problems are much more sensitive to the changes today's mattresses easily go through...those upholstered with memory foam.
It becomes imperative that you make no substitute for quality, which changes very little over the years....and that you do not subject yourselves to toxicity of memory foam.
Instead, opt for more natural materials, like natural latex, which has no chemicals to off-gas.
Given your mom's age and frailty, we carry a mattress that I know she will love...made of pocketed coils and upholstered with all natural latex.
Given your size, you could, just as easily, go with one of these same mattresses.
The mattress is a latex hybrid. The Adrian and Adara models, on this next link:
If you look at the specifications for both mattresses, they appear to be the same. In fact, those two mattresses are identical, except for one thing.
The Adara model is made of ALL Natural Materials...and well worth the small difference in price.
My granddaughter has the Adara model. The last time we visited, I took a nap on it...very comfy....and good support.
If you were interested in a more substantially made mattress for yourself, consider the Natura of Canada Greenspring.
My wife and I are large people and have one at home. It is extremely well made and should last you, at your size, the rest of your life.
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