Wanted your recommendation for a mattress and latex topper.
I weight 230, the wife is 120. Both of us sleep side and stomach sleepers.
I have back issues. My wife has hip issues.
We do seem to like the Westin Heavenly bed when we stay there, but see that they have little longevity.
What makes the Heavenly Bed so comfortable is the individually pocketed coils, which contour to the shape of the body, maintaining the natural alignment of the spine. The steel from which the coils are made is not tempered, so they don’t hold up very well. The upholstery materials aren’t that great, either...in terms of longevity.
My recommendation is for the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
The coils system is the same as in the Heavenly Bed...with a higher coil count and double tempered steel. The upholstery is natural Talalay Latex, which is far superior to the upholstery materials used in the Heavenly Bed.
I’m hoping you can offer me a mattress recommendation.
My husband is 6’4” 220# and sleeps 50% on his back and 50% on his side.
He has back problems and prefers a firmer mattress as a result.
I am 5’2” 135#, a side sleeper, and have trouble with pain in shoulders and hips, so I need a soft surface.
We prefer a Cal King size.
Can you tell me if the mattress recommendation includes a box spring?
Can I use my old ones with a new mattress?
Thank you for your time,
I, too, am over 200 lbs. with a very bad back.
What he requires is a mattress that provides firm support, which does not mean that the surface must be firm as well. A comfortable sleeping surface relieves pressure at the hip and shoulder without sacrificing the underlying firm support.
I’m recommending the same mattress my wife and I sleep on at home.
She, too, is over 200 lbs.
And despite our weights, our mattress remains in like new condition after more than 5 years of use.
I sleep and wake without back pain, thanks to the firm individually pocketed coil system that maintains the natural alignment of the spine.
The upholstery material is latex, which is comfortable without allowing you to sink.
Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
There is no memory foam in this mattress, which is the worst upholstery material ever invented and most commonly used in today’s mattresses.
It isn’t recommended to use old foundations, as doing so immediately voids the warranty of the new mattress.
As you’ll see by the price difference, you’ll risk much to save little...the definition of penny wise and dollar foolish.
I recommend the 5” foundation for your ease of getting in and out of bed.
Here is a link to that mattress...the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
My wife and I were discussing buying our third mattress in the last eleven months when I found your website.
I agree with what I've read on your website that mattresses today are junk and don't last.
I injured my back when I was younger and purchased my first new mattress.
It was a Simmons Beautyrest for my wife and I when we got married in 2004.
We loved that mattress. When it finally felt worn out, after 10 years, we purchased another one.
That one lasted only four years before we purchased a Serta, hoping for some longevity.
Then we had to replace it last Christmas with one that was, amazingly, worse.
The store we bought it from gave us a new one in February that I'm having a hard time with.
Out of desperation, we chose the memory foam option on this last one. What a mistake.
Thanks to you, I now know why.
Anyway, I travel extensively for work and spend at least three weeks a month in hotels.
I just got home from a trip that involved a stay at a Holiday Inn Express.
I was able to sleep pain free all week but upon my return home, I began to hurt in my back and shoulder area again.
That's when my wife suggested we buy whatever the HIE uses and while doing a search to figure that out, I found you.
So, what would you recommend for a 48 year old, 6' 6" tall, 290 lb. adult male and a 5' 5" 135 lb. 45 year old female to sleep comfortably like we did in 2004?
Thanks for the help, we really appreciate it!
Your email just arrives, so my apologies for the delay in answering.
The thing about the Simmons Beautyrests that make it such a comfortable mattress, is the individually pocketed coils.
The thing that makes them such a bad mattress, today, is the memory foam upholstery which is not used in hotel models.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring also uses an individually pocketed coil unit...with a higher coil count and stronger coils than those used in any Simmons Beautyrest. What's more, the upholstery is Natural Talalay latex.
These Greenspring mattresses contain NO Memory Foam.
My wife and I are large people, each over 200 lbs.
We have the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush, at home.
It is nearly 5 years old and it's still in like new condition.
You will enjoy this mattress as much and for as long as your old Simmons Beautyrest.
An adjustable bed base is great for hanging out in your bedroom.
But, it has little to no therapeutic value.
You must sleep flat to maintain your spine’s natural alignment, which is what will relieve back pain due to damaged discs.
A mattress using an individually pocketed coil unit will contour to the shape of the body and maintain that spinal alignment.
The other part of the mattress is the upholstery material.
The best has always been latex.
Next best is polyurethane foam, which was the primary upholstery material from the early 1970s, until a short while ago, when memory foam took the top spot.
Memory foam has proven to be the worst upholstery ever invented, over it’s 20 year history. Memory is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material that softens as it warms from your body heat. You sink in a little, at first, then deeper and deeper as the memory foam loses the little resiliency it had....until finally, you sink through it.
It doesn’t take long for that to happen, and far less time than that for your spine to become misaligned and your back pain returns with a vengeance for having subjected it to such a poor quality product.
Memory foam absorbs your body heat and then reflex it back to you, causing the mattress to sleep hot.
Not only is memory foam a lousy product, it’s also a health hazard.
Memory foam off gasses the toxic chemicals, from which it’s made.
This toxic off gassing attacks your respiratory system.
Headache is the most common side effect.
I’ve heard from some who’s negative reactions were much worse.
The diabolical thing about memory foam is, when you get out of bed, the memory foam returns to it’s original shape.
The result is that you are highly unlikely to prevail in a warranty claim.
The mattress must have a sustained body impression of 1.5” or more, before the mattress will be exchanged. THAT rarely happens.
Before you buy a mattress, check to see if it is upholstered with memory foam.
If it has memory foam in it, don’t buy it.
You’ll only waste your money and your back won’t get what it needs.
All of the name brands have been sold to investors who are using memory foam in every mattress they make.
They are banking on the reputation of those name...names that had made high quality mattresses for decades. Those names now mean nothing.
Today, it’s all about profit and not at all about quality.
We specialize in avoiding mattresses made with memory foam.
We carry an old fashioned two sided flippable mattress that’s upholstered with plant based polyurethane foam...not chemical based poly foam.
The individually pocketed coils are made of tempered steel, for durability.
At your size, it’s all the mattress you need, so don’t let the low price throw you.
However, if you are, or are planning to share the mattress with a larger, heavier person, my recommendation would change.
Home → Our Brands → Old Fashioned Quality Two Sided, Flippable Mattresses . Wolf Company (Made in the USA) From The Wolf Company we have to offer Old Fashioned Quality Two-Sided, Flippable Mattresses…at a reasonable price. There is No Memory Foam in any of these models.
I can help you with any follow up questions.
We recommend using an organic cotton waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
The Natura GreenSpring series combines the natural elements commonly found in Natura, such as wool and latex, but it has a specially designed pocketed coil system to provide your body with extra support.
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