I don't want to order a mattress and box spring only to have to pay a recall fee.
I cannot find any mention for an older Simmons Beautyrest Mattress, the Olson Way.
It is just over 10 years and it is not giving me the support I now need.
I loved the individual coils, etc.
Possibly, it is not just the bed as my body has not been nice to me over the last 6+ years.
I don't want memory foam. I don't know if I should get a plush or pillow top because
I have read that plush is not good for spinal alignment and that pillow top is bad for older people. Augh!
I am 88, and might be having to have a spinal fusion this fall.
I have spondylolisthesis (severe at L4/L5 and now slipping at L5/1 Doctor said at grade 2.
I will get an MRI and see a neurosurgeon next month. Last test was December of last year.
Also getting a DEXA scan as I have some osteoporosis and osteopenia; need to see what that shows.
Adding: I have painful hips; gluteal tendinopathy, both sides. Spurs in S/I joints and hips.
Also, peripheral neuropathy in both lower limbs and feet and just plain nasty feet with surgically inducted arthritis in toes.
Every facet in my spine is arthritic. I have cervical stenosis, healed compression fractures at T5 and 12.
I see recommendations from $700 to >$2000. My budget is closer to $1500.
I am temporarily sleeping on what my daughter had in her guest bedroom.
It is a Sealy Deveraux Plush Pillowtop.
It's not as bad as my old Beautyrest, but I still get up a couple of times due to pain.
I thought that would happen with all mattresses, but while in Ireland in May, I sleep all night a couple of times and one morning realized my hips weren't hurting. Their mattresses were all made in England.
Thank you, Maureen
Nothing Simmons, Sealy, or any of the name brands makes today, in the US, is made without memory foam.
What makes a Beautyrest so comfortable is the individually pocketed coils, which contour to the shape of the body and maintain the natural alignment of the spine.
Pillowtop mattress are not good because of how quickly they wear.
A mattress with good, firm support and a comfortable sleeping surface is the way to go.
There’s nothing wrong with a plush mattress, if it’s not too soft.
The mattress I’d recommend for you is:
The Wolf Brolynn Old Fashioned Two Sided Mattress in Plush.
This mattress has an individually pocketed coil unit and is upholstered with natural, plant based poly foam.
There is NO Memory Foam in this mattress.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
This mattress, also uses a double tempered pocketed coil unit with latex upholstery.
The coil count is higher and the latex is more resilient than the poly foam in the Wolf mattress.
This particular model is very firm...too firm to sleep on comfortably.
The latex topper will do two things...provide the surface comfort you and your wife need to sleep deeply, and prevent the mattress from wearing by absorbing much of your body weight.
Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
High quality, Pure Latex lasts for years.
So as the years go by, you should only need to replace the topper from time to time.
Since there is a substantial difference in weight between you and your wife, it will be imperative that you rotate your new mattress regularly to attain more even wear, which will extend the comfort life of the bed....once a month.
If the mattress is a king size, I suggest a quarter turn rotation.
Only a king is square enough to pull this off.
The quarter turn rotation will enhance the even wear of the mattress.
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I've come across your site many times and thought I'd reach out.
I am 42 and suffer from a sports hernia and hip joint issue.
Due to my injuries, I have a weakened core and suffer lower back painif my core is not supported properly.
I sleep on my side/tummy.
I cannot have a bed that allows my core to sink, and it can't be too hard that my hips feel pressure.
I am 35 lbs over weight, that seems to remain consistent no matter what I do!
I have been sleeping on an Endy mattress for 2.5 years and hate it.
I have more pain now than ever and I can hardly get out of the bed in the morning because of it.
I thought my injury was just getting worse until last week when I stayed at holiday inn express for 3 nights and quickly realized I had no pain in the morning. Since being back home, I can hardly walk.
Before Endy we had a Tempur-Pedic which also caused me crippling pain.
The hubby isn't a fan of the Endy, either.
He sleeps back/side and has had upper back and neck pain ever since we got this stupid bed.
Can you suggest a bed for us?
An individually pocketed coil unit is designed to maintain the natural alignment of the spine, which is the best you can do to relieve pain from disc related back problems.
The worst you can do is any mattress upholstered with memory foam.
Memory foam softens as it warms from your body heat, allowing you to sink, which throws off your spine's alignment. Any mattress upholstered with memory foam will make any back problems worse.
That hotel mattress used an individually pocketed coil and no memory foam.
We specialize in mattresses that have no memory foam in them.
You have a couple of options at different price points.
I'm recommending the Wolf Brolynn Old Fashioned Two Sided Mattress.
You’ll what that in the choice of “Plush” for the surface comfort you need.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
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