My wife and I bought a super comfortable Simmons BeautyRest World Class mattress with the pillow top.
That was about 16 years ago. It's now time to replace it. The pillow top has sagged in the last 6-7 years.
We both are side sleepers but she will occasionally lie on her back.
We are not impressed by the memory foam mattresses.
We are considering one of the Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses.
We are both 6’ tall. I weigh about 250 lbs., and she is about 165 lbs.
What is your recommendation and pricing for the appropriate king size mattress?
I have very good low profile boxes and would hate to replace them.
Thank you, Paul
If those box springs are, also, 16 years old, you’ll risk much to save little.
The price of the set isn’t much more than the price of the mattress alone.
Any mattress you put on those old box springs, will have its warranty immediately voided. And, the mattress will conform to the weak spots in the box springs.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses use the same type of coil system, as is in your Beautyrest. The coil count is a little higher, but the coils are much stronger, made of double tempered steel.
Simmons does not temper the steel they use...never have.
What’s more, the Natural Talalay Latex is more resilient than the poly foam used in your mattress...which may have a little latex in it....depending on the model.
That information can be found on the white ‘law’ label at the head of your mattress.
And so, all of the Greenspring mattresses are firmer than they sound.
The Ultra Plush model is the most comfortable of the 4...and it’s the one we sleep on at home.
We are, each, over 200 lbs and our mattress remains in like new condition, despite being almost 6 years old.
It’s a very high quality mattress.
Here is a link to that line of mattresses. Scroll down to find the Ultra Plush.
I don't know if you are still offering advice on mattresses.
If so, we had been extremely happy with our Simmons Beautyrest Marquis, that's about 8 years old.
Over the last two years the plush topper gave way and had been causing extreme hip pain and back pain.
I am a larger side sleeper -- 6'1" 235.
Looking to replace this mattress we relied heavily on the latest Consumer Reports mattress review.
At first, we ordered the #2 mattress, Sleep On Latex Firm.
After sleeping on it, I felt like I had been hit by a bus.
I was actually considering going to the emergency room. I felt that bad.
My back hurt all the way around to my chest, shoulders, and neck....possible symptoms of a heart attack.
I decided to call Sleep On Latex instead and they offered to sell a 2" soft topper, that helped a little.
I still had hip and back pain upon waking. We ended up returning the firm but kept the topper.
Next, I decided to try the #1 rated mattress by Consumer Reports, Avocado Green Hybrid.
Their lead-time was stated to be eight weeks, so we slept (well) on the Simmons Beautyrest Marquis with the 2" soft topper while we waited.
Upon arrival we tried the Avocado Green without the topper.
Rather than having much hip pain I developed a pain right in the middle of my lumbar.
My wife, 5'4" 125, hated the mattress.
The next night we tried it with the topper without much better results, so we resorted back to the Simmons Beautyrest Marquis with the 2" soft topper.
Next, we went back to Sleep On Latex, but medium this time.
The boxes weighed 25 pounds less so we definitely received a less dense mattress.
First without the topper, then with. We're still not satisfied, or at least, I'm not.
Sorry for the long story but I wanted to make sure you knew some of the background.
I do miss when a person could go and try a mattress several times in the store, before buying.
Now they come in a box and you're stuck if you don't like them.
Avocado Green refuses to take it back until after 30 days or more of trying.
We already "returned" one to Sleep on Latex, so I feel bad doing it again.
I sure do miss the first eight years of the Simmons Beautyrest Marquis.
Any ideas for an appropriate replacement?
The Avocado mattress isn’t made to hold up under a large man.
The coils are too weak, made of very thin gauge steel.
Avocado advertises a 1 year trial.
They won’t take them back, to their credit.
They say if you donate it, they’ll get refund your money.
Sleep on Latex uses junk latex made in China, where they mix it with clay.
It’s promoted as all natural, since clay is a natural material.
Even if you were to buy a high quality latex mattress, any all foam mattress does not provide the pushback support needed to properly support most backs.
Consumer Reports is clueless, when it comes to mattresses.
In fact, they published an issue, some years ago, where they said that the mattress industry was far too complicated for them to understand, so the offered no recommendations. They must have caught some flack for that bit of honesty.
Six months later, they published an issue with recommendations after interviewing 100 people in Denver. Their recommendations were horrible.
Since then, they haven’t improved very much...still not comprehending the complexities of the mattress industry.
Before buying anything, flip your mattress over and add your topper.
These one sided mattress are much firmer on the underside.
It may be all you need to do.
If you decide that a new mattress is necessary, then I recommend the mattress my wife and I sleep on at home. We are, each, over 200 lbs. and I have a myriad of back problems.
Despite all that, I sleep and wake without back pain on a mattress that is more than 5.5 years old and still in like new condition.
The coil count is higher than most. The coils are heavy and strong.
The upholstery is natural Talalay Latex (not made in China).
That mattress is the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
I have been looking for a mattress for few months!
It is so hard for most of us trying to do research and our everyday chores. I would greatly appreciate it!
I have been reading your site today and just noticed you mentioned Natura of Canada Greenspring.
I noticed plush, firm & ultra plush. I believe, you said you have that one at your home?
However, you may suggest something totally different and may not.
I am a petite female, 5ft and 108 lbs.
The mattress is just for me, I have pinched nerve in my neck, scoliosis & bad osteoarthritis.
I do not even need to discuss memory foam.
Other than a mattress, I don’t know if I need a foundation?
I have a box spring now for another brand mattress which I don’t know if it can even be used, probably not.
I have a very good expensive head board, very nice size piece of furniture for the foot board, & the wood furniture is also on the sides, with 3 slats(one at head, middle,& foot) also with one leg in the middle that touches the floor.
All of this makes up my total bed frame. Is it possible that a foundation would fit within this structure?
If not, what would work? My suite is only a few years old.
I am in pain every day and night. Also, much older now, thus, I am past wanting to order.
Good Morning Mrs. Stephens,
Your bed does require a foundation for the mattress.
The box spring you have is likely to be in good enough condition to reuse.
Based on your physical size, it isn’t likely to have worn.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses are the best we carry.
But, they are more mattress than someone your size needs.
The Wolf Hybrid Tulah Plush Eurotop Mattress is what I would recommend.
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We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
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