I’ve been delighted to read your website. Thank god you have that!
I’m very pleased to have read nearly everything there. Not that I can recall every nuance, mind you—hence my need to email.
If you have an 800 number telephone, I would like to chat with you to refine my gathering of info as I have some questions regarding your line.
I do need your advice as my domestic partner and I are over 65. I weigh 205, he weighs 155. He has GERD and asthma.
I have sleep apnea and intermittent pain in my hips. We both have hot flashes.
I expect as we age we will need all the help with sleeping we can get.
I know you have far more experience in what I should consider, since I’ve never been 66 before and this all so very new to me.
My doctor suggested I get a new firm mattress which makes sense since my Sealy Posturepedic Citation Cal-King is now 41 years old! and
It has a new swale on my side at the hip area, though I have been entirely happy with the innerspring system of this product … up until now.
I need to verify if I am choosing wisely within your product line.
Would I do better to consider a latex with inner springs? OR is an all-latex solution the wiser avenue?
I would dearly love an all latex product, if it is both firm and cool, as I am seeking the durability/longevity in a replacement.
Cost being a factor, I need to be sure, with the entire package, what costs (all inclusive) will be.
For instance, I would need the “white glove” feature since I am no longer strong nor supple enough to muscle this project into place or deal with disposal.
I am considering the re-use of my current box springs and metal frame since it represents a savings which also adjusts the height of the bed to allow me to use the space beneath for storage. Would that be compatible with the product?
I am examining your “Ever Eden” 8-inch mattress only using a 6” Dunlop layer with a 2” Talalay layer.
Do I also need an additional latex topper for that? Does this item have any extra ingredients which are not all-latex?
Will the edges likely break down over time?
FYI: I am comparing your product to a local store called European Sleepworks.
I am much obliged for your advice.
At first, I was a little puzzled by your question about me having an 800 phone number, considering that almost every phone plan, today, provides free long distance calling. Then, after reading your email to the end, and seeing that you have a 40+ year old Sealy Posturepedic mattress, I had to chuckle at the concept that your phone plan is also one from 40 years ago.
We gave up our 800 number, years ago. But, if you tell me when is a good time to talk, I'll call you.
An all latex mattress is a very iffy choice for people our age. (I'm 66, as well.)
At our age, there is usually some degree of disc wear in the spine, which requires the pushback support of an individually pocketed coil unit.
An all foam mattress, even latex which is the best of them, does not provide support that pushes back up against you....keeping those discs in place.
A reasonably firm innerspring mattress with a softer sleeping surface produces the best results for the support and comfort needed for good night's sleep.
We, my wife and I, have home tested many different types of mattresses, including all latex.
There were a couple of things we've tried, at home, that has worked well...including that which we have now.
But before we get into that, sleeping well will be made much better by addressing your issues of gerd, asthma and sleep apnea.
All of these conditions are made easier by sleeping on a tilt.
Most people will turn to an adjustable bed base to achieve this. However, tilting the top part of your body and having your body bent, causes back pain.
There are two ways to achieve the tilt you need...one solution is inexpensive, while the other is expensive.
The Inexpensive Solution:
Propping up the back legs of your bed frame achieves the tilt you need to breathe easier.
Many years ago, my dad built blocks for my mother's bed, who suffered with a hiatal hernia.
Today, you can simply go to Big Lots or Amazon and buy these:
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.
Everything we sell comes with free delivery and no sales tax.
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