I am looking for a Sealy Signature Maymont mattress, but I can’t seem to locate it.
Was it discontinued? If so, is there an equivalent?
That mattress is nearly 20 years old.
Since then, Sealy was purchased by Tempurpedic.
There is absolutely nothing on the market that even comes close to the specifications of that mattress.
‘Discontinued’ is an understatement.
At the time you bought your Sealy Maymont, almost no mattresses were upholstered with memory foam.
At that time, it was difficult to buy a bad mattress.
Today, quite the opposite is true.
The key to avoiding buying a bad mattress, is to be sure that it has no memory foam in it.
All of the once trusted name brands have been sold.
All are now upholstered with memory foam.
Despite all the hype and advertising stating the opposite, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented. Its sole purpose is to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Today, it’s all about profit and not at all about quality.
It’s not only a very poor-quality product, it’s also a health hazard, off gassing the toxic chemicals from which it’s made. The fumes attack your respiratory system.
Sleeping hot is one of the more minor negative side effects.
Memory foam is the only upholstery material that is temperature sensitive.
As it warms from your body heat, it softens allowing the heavier parts of your body to sink too far, which throws off the natural alignment of the spine.
If you have back problems, memory foam will make them worse.
If you don’t have back problems, memory foam will cause them to develop.
We specialize in high quality mattresses that have no memory foam in them.
High quality does not necessarily translate into expensive.
And as you shop, you’ll find that expensive does not necessarily translate into quality.
My recommendations are based on your specific needs.
If you would like a recommendation, I need some personal information.
Ages, heights and weights of the people using the mattress.
Any and all physical ailments you might have.
I went to through this extensive explanation because it was obvious to me that you are completely unaware of the current situation.
Buying a memory foam upholstered mattress, is a mistake that is more than just a waste of money.
Thank you, Pete. We’re looking for a king or California king.
I’m 5’7 180 and 31. I have lumbar issues (I have herniated discs and pinched nerves).
The same for my husband who is 5’8", 270-280 lbs. and 42.
Your husband’s size requires our strongest mattress.
The best type of coil system for back pain relief from herniated discs, is an individually pocketed coil.
Each coil is pre-compressed into a pocket.
Each coil moves independently from one another.
Being pre-compressed, each coil pushes up against you.
This type of coil system maintains the natural alignment of the spine, which is the key to relieving pain caused by that sort of back issue.
The mattress I’m recommending is the same as the one we sleep on at home.
I have a variety of discs related back problems...herniated, bulging and degenerative disc disease.
I’ve had these problems for 19+ years. Yet, I sleep and wake with no back pain.
My wife and I are, each, over 200 lbs.
Our mattress is almost 6 years old and, still, in like new condition.
Your Sealy mattress is upholstered with petrochemical based polyurethane foam...the standard from the late 60s/early 70s, until memory foam started taking over about 10 years ago.
The absolute best upholstery material has always been natural latex foam rubber...and has been for the last 100 years. Latex is more comfortable and more durable than any other type of upholstery material.
The mattress I’m recommending uses a pocketed coil, with a very high coil count and made of double tempered steel...for added durability.
The upholstery material is Natural Talalay Latex.
That mattress is The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
The ultra plush model is the most comfortable of their 4 models and is, in no way, too soft.
Latex provides a unique feel...cushy, but resilient.
It holds you up, rather than allowing you to sink.
The best way to describe the feel, is that you are floating.
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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.
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There’s no point in discussing a mattress at this time.
Things change regularly in this industry.
The topper should be all you need for, maybe, years.
You might try the topper on both sides of your mattress and use it on whichever side produces the better result.
You’ll, likely, to be able to use that same topper on whatever mattress comes next.
We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
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.
At this moment, I am in the middle of a 100-night trial on a Sleep Number bed!
To me, it feels like I am "just dealing with it for a night or two camping" but that feeling may be because of my body.
First of all, I'm a very large woman, weighing close to 450 pounds.
I have a frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and severe osteoarthritis.
I sleep alone but I also have positional vertigo, so I sleep catty-corner so I never feel like I am falling.
I just got rid of a Cal King to get the Queen size sleep number bed.
I am happy with either size although the Queen feels too small for sleeping catty-corner.
Last October I stayed at a Worldmark by Wyndham resort for a week.
They had a Simmons Cape Breton Pillow top and I thought I was in seventh heaven.
I slept so well but I would love your input to find a bed that works for me.
This sleep number bed is certainly not working!
I would love to hear from you.
I guess you’ve figured out, by now, that a Sleep Number is the wrong mattress for you. Quite frankly, it’s the wrong mattress for most people. An air mattress is like a waterbed, relying on displacement rather than providing real support. The Simmons Beautyrest mattresses use a pre-compressed, individually pocketed coil unit, which provides upward and contouring support, which maintains the natural alignment of your spine. It’s this, that makes those hotel Beautyrest mattresses so comfortable. Unfortunately, their coils are made of raw steel, not tempered steel. Under your weight, they won’t hold up well nor last very long. I have a mattress that is made with the same kind of coil system as the Simmons Beautyrest, having a higher coil count, and those coils made of double tempered steel. Also, the upholstery is Natural Talalay Latex, which is far more resilient than the polyurethane foam used in a hotel grade Beautyrest...which is more resilient than the memory foam used in retail grade Beautyrests. The Natura of Canada Greenspring is the mattress I’m recommending. I have had a number of customers sporting your same weight, and this is what works, world well, and lasts a long time. Specially, it’s their Firm model and a Pure Bliss 3” Plush Natural Talalay Latex Topper to go on it.
The Firm mattress is for durability and the Plush Latex Topper is for surface comfort. The topper will need replacing every few to several years, but not the mattress. The only downside to this, is the wait time. The factory is currently closed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are scheduled to reopen on May 4th. It’ll take 3-4 weeks after that to receive the mattress.
Natura Greenspring™ mattresses feature a 5 zone pocketed coil system for targeted support. Alternating layers of plant based CertiPUR® foam with All-Natural Talalay Latex, topped with NaturaWool™ and Tencel blend stretch-knit fabric, deliver the latest in sleep technology.
To protect your mattress from dust mites and dampness, use a "Gotcha Covered" Organic Waterproof Mattress Protector. It does a fantastic job, sleeps cool, and doesn't shrink.
Which is a better type of mattress--all latex or innerspring w/ latex?
If only it were that simple!
There are so many good and bad choices on either side of that isle...almost like standing at the podium looking out over the entire congressional body...only with more good choices than you have there.
An all latex mattress is more expensive than an innerspring...even one that is upholstered with latex.
An all latex mattress has always been considered the best you can buy, due to the longevity of latex and the longevity of the comfort that latex provides.
Name brand innerspring mattress don't use latex to upholster their mattresses.
They use memory foam, which has proven itself to be the worst material ever invented for use in a mattress.
You'll find that last statement to be in stark contrast to what you'll hear from salespeople at most stores.
An All Latex mattress will work just fine for many people.
For those with disc related back problems, that may or may not be the case....depending on your weight.
Generally, a disc issue, such as Herniated Discs, DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease), and bulging discs....even some scoliosis patients, will require the upward support of an innerspring mattress.
The severity of the problem in conjunction with body weight are the factors to consider when making that decision.
For instance, if the problem is mild and the person with it is reasonably light in weight, then an all latex mattress could be just fine.
The greater the severity and the heavier the person is, it's more likely that they will require an innerspring.
But even then, you'll want that innerspring to be upholstered with latex.
Latex is thee best upholstery material on the planet...and has been so for the last 100 years.
The best we carry...the best I could find when shopping at the trade shows, is Natura of Canada.
Their Greenspring line uses a precompressed, individually pocketed coil system.
The coils are made of double tempered steel and the upholstery is Natural Talalay Latex.
We sleep on the Ultra Plush model, at home...still like new after more than 4.5 years, with each of us over 200 lbs.
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