First, many thanks for sharing your advice and vast expertise here—it’s a rare and much appreciated service.
I’m a 60 y/o female, 5’8”, 130 lbs, looking for something for a twin platform.
I’m replacing a 5 y/o Sealy Posturepedic in Plush that is now causing some mild lower back & neck pain.
Reading through your Q&A’s, I’ve narrowed down to either: 1) Simmons Beautyrest World Class in Luxury Firm + a 2” soft Talalay topper (read that this line helps w/spine alignment and I also like the low heights) or
2) One of your latex models, also nice low heights on these but have heard they’re quite heavy. Would someone my size have trouble managing?
About the Pure LatexBLISS (Pamper, Nature, Nutrition): Is it a natural substance and does it affect wear-ability of the layers?
The EverEden: 6” w/2” glued or unglued topper.
I expect that leaving the topper unglued would make sense since it could easily be replaced if/when needed. b
But, would this make a difference as to how this combo feels and would it slide around/make the bed look messy?
I’m a side sleeper and have usually done well with medium feel mattresses but have read that as we age we might need something a bit softer.
A softer top is to address pressure points that need more comfortable support.
Seems that any of the above would provide this but would appreciate your advice as to what you think might do the best job given my circumstances. Thanks very much, Andrea
As of this month, the World Class Series Beautyrests have been discontinued.
They have been replaced with their Platinum Series, which are upholstered with more memory foam.
Between the added memory foam and the non-tempered steel coils...even with a latex topper, I'm no longer recommending that mattress.
We carry a line of pocketed coil mattresses, Natura Greenspring, which use a double tempered steel coil and are upholstered with natural Talalay Latex.
These are far superior in quality to the Simmons Beautyrest...and what we sleep on at home.
There are 5 choices of comfort in the line, and here is the link to those:
I'm 5'4" and weigh 150 lbs. I have pain issues that haven't been diagnosed but suspect arthiritis and maybe even fibromalagia.
Neck pain (which only a down pillow, which needs replacing, has been the only pillow that really works best for keeping my neck pain free), shoulder pain, elbow pain, lower back pain are my biggest issues.
I'm a side sleeper but dream of sleeping on my tummy and back more. Need to purchase a new bed.
Been using a full size "Slumberon Maxima plush comfort for the last seven eight years and was given to us. It actually has been a very comfortable bed till I started have arthiritis setting in.
I'm so excited to have found your site. Was about to purchase a Sealy luxury firm or pillow top from Sams club but hesitated which one would be better for my issues. That hesitation led me to you.
A firm bed can cause my lower back to hurt. My guest room mattress is a Oracle innerspring mattress with insulation cushioning foam.
It feels like a firm and Its in great shape and thinking of putting a latex topper on that to start to see what that would do as a test for me.
But, will have to leave it for my guests so I need a mattress and topper recommendation from you.
My husband weighs guessing 200-225 and can sleep on anything so he says so my comfort is his top priority.
We are looking for a queen size, but I dream of a king to spread out. Anyway, to put it short, with my height, weight, and pain issues, which mattress do you recommend and topper?
I am telling all my family about your site and story!
Thank you so very much for helping many!
I checked out your mattress and it seems like a very simple design.
From your question, I'm gathering that the mattress is still in decent shape, but your increased sensitivity due to arthritis/fibro, has made the surface of the mattress uncomfortable for you.
If this is the case, logic dictates that we explore your options...other than automatically jumping to a new mattress.
And feeding into all of this, quite nicely, is that you have a spare room bed that will benefit from a latex topper.
So, my suggestion is to start with the latex topper...and Ever-Eden 2" Soft Talalay, shown here:
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