We need a mattress that's firm and comfortable that won't sag under very heavy people.
I'm 5'8" and almost 300 lbs. Hubby is 6'2" and 350 lbs. We are in pain.
After reading your blog, I know that you know what a difficult time we've had finding a mattress that lasts.
Any single mattress that's comfortable will not hold up well over the years under those weights.
My recommendation comes in two parts.
I good, strong, firm mattress for support and durability is where to start.
Add to that, a softer latex topper for surface comfort that wears well.
As the years go by, you'll eventually need to replace the topper.
But, because the latex topper will do a great job of absorbing your body weights, the mattress will last longer than it would normally, which will save you from having to replace the mattress for quite a long time.
The items I'm recommending will allow you to sleep without pain.
The mattress is the Natura of Canada Greenspring in Firm.
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Please help me decide between an innerspring with latex vs. an all latex mattress.
How do I know which is best for me?
Pure, All-Natural, Hypoallergenic Latex Foam is and has been the best upholstery material available for the past 100 years. All latex mattresses tend to be the longest lasting of any type of mattress.
An innerspring mattress provides pushback support against your spine, which no all foam mattress can do.
As we age, the discs between the vertebrae in our spines wear.
It's at this point that the support from an innerspring mattress becomes important.
Having a desk job, where you spend a lot of time sitting can make that age younger.
Also, damage to the back due to accidents and/or physically demanding sports can make this type of mattress necessary. That said, after the age of 50, it's a good bet that this type of mattress is necessary.
The best of these mattresses is the Natura of Canada Greenspring, with the Ultra Plush model being the most comfortable...that line of mattresses, shown here.
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