Over the last 4 years, I have gone through 5 mattresses.
I've tried Tempurpedic, Sleep Number, Serta i Comfort, Sealy Posturepedic and Simmons Beautyrest.
All have made my back pain worse, despite all the salesmen telling me that their mattress will help.
I'm a large man, 6' 3", 250 lbs, with herniated disc that cause me back pain.
You were recommended to me by a friend, who bought a mattress from you.
They tell me that you know your what you're talking about.
I trust him, so I'll trust you.
To complicate the issue, my wife is somewhat petite. She's 5' 7", weighing only 135 lbs.
She likes a softer feel, which has always been a problem for me.
Can you help me find something that will be good for both of us?
Thank your friend for me, for the referral.
I can, in fact, help you...as I have helped many like you with similar circumstances.
First, the problem you've had, is with mattresses upholstered with memory foam.
Despite all the hype to the contrary, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented.
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material that softens as it warms from your body heat.
While comfortable, at first, it quickly loses its initial comfort and support, within months of purchase.
The key to a successful purchase, is avoiding any mattress made with memory foam.
The mattress I'm recommending for you, is the same mattress my wife and I sleep on, at home.
We are, both, over 200 lbs. I have Herniated discs, bulging discs, and DDD, (Degenerative Disc Disease).
Despite all that, I sleep and wake with zero back pain...pain I use to live with constantly.
This mattress uses a double tempered steel, individually pocketed coil unit, which maintains the natural alignment of your spine. This type of coil system is key to relieving your back pain.
The double tempered steel coils and latex upholstery combine to provide a mattress that does the job you want it to do, do it for a very long time, and be comfortable enough for the curves of the female body.
Our mattress is more than 5.5 years old, and still in like new condition.
That mattress is The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices:
We bought a memory foam mattress after the salesperson told us this was best for his condition.
At first, it seemed to help a bit. We were hopeful that his back would continue to improve with time.
The best result was at the beginning. But now, his back pain is worse than before.
Unfortunately for us, "Now", is after the comfort exchange period has ended.
I can't return it and I can't exchange it. He's back to sleeping in his recliner.
We need a mattress that will relieve his back pain for more than a couple of months.
Neither of us are heavy. What would you recommend we buy now?
I sleep on my side. He sleeps on his back. We need a queen size mattress.
Today's salespeople are trained on how to close a sale...and that's is the extent of their training.
In the old days, we learned about the components of a mattress...how each of them worked and the benefit they provided. But then again, that was at a time when the factories compete with each other to make a quality mattress.
Since then, all of the name brands have been sold to investors.
All of the name brands and many of the off brands use memory foam, which is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing. Memory foam is, in fact, the worst upholstery material ever invented.
No only is it a lousy product, in terms of quality, it also off gasses the toxic chemicals form which it's made.
So, the key to a successful mattress purchase is to avoid any mattress made with memory foam.
Also, any all foam mattress is the wrong choice to support herniated discs.
Even an all latex mattress, which is the best of the foams, won't do the job.
His spine requires the push back support of an innerspring mattress.
The best of those is an individually pocketed coil, which maintains the natural alignment of the spine.
It's THIS that will relieve his back pain.
Add latex upholstery to that, and you have a mattress that provides the proper support for herniated discs that will do so for many years to come. Latex upholstery is very comfortable and extremely long lasting.
Here is a link to two mattress. Both will do the job. The Tulah is the more comfortable at the surface.
Since there is a female who will sleep on this mattress, I recommend to the Tulah model to relieve hip pain, which is common with female side sleepers.
The Uno Smart adjustable base created by Magniflex is a product of German engineering that has been designed to provide our customers with the highest level of well-being with several benefits to ensure satisfied customers.
Shipping is free and there's no sales tax.
We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
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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