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 Expensive Solution:
We carry an adjustable bed base that does everything any other bed base does...but also has a "Tilt Feature".
This bed base allows you to enjoy being able to sit-up in bed to read, watch tv, and/or play on a laptop.
The important difference is that it will tilt while flat...allowing you to sleep with proper spinal alignment AND breathe easier.
The mattress industry has changed, dramatically, since you bought that Sealy Posturepedic Citation Mattress.
(I remember that mattress. I've been in this business that long.)
We had been a Sealy/Stearns & Foster retail for many years.
Sealy and Stearns & Foster were purchased by Tempurpedic in 2013.
In fact, all of the name brands have been sold to investment groups. One, in particular, owns Simmons and Serta.
The quality of these name brand mattresses has been greatly reduced, over the last 15 years...and no longer to be trusted for quality.
So, let's go right to the best quality mattress I've found...the one my wife and I sleep on.
Providing excellent support, comfort and longevity...The Natura of Canada Greenspring line of mattresses.
Of the 4 models in this line, the Ultra Plush model is the most comfortable....the one we have and the one I'm recommending for you and your hip.
These have an individually pocketed coil unit, upholstered with Natural Talalay Latex.
The memory foam that causes all the name brand mattresses to fail quickly, does no exist in these mattress...nor in your old Sealy.
Here is a link to the Natura Greenspring line of mattress.
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.
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