I have an old Sealy Posturepedic queen size mattress, model Mira Loma II.
It has a Cotton Damask Cover, 782 High Profile Tempered Steel Coils, Heavy Duty Border Rod Edge Guard and Torsion Bar Boxspring.
It came with a 10/10 year warranty, and Yes, I still have the paperwork.
I bought it in 2002….I rotate and flip it regularly. It is, STILL, in good condition but could be a bit more comfortable.
What would you recommend?
You bought the last great mattress that Sealy made.
You'd be appalled to learn that there isn't a Sealy mattress, today, that's worth buying.
In 2003, just a year after you bought your two sided Sealy Posturepedic, they became one sided.
10 years later, Sealy was sold to Tempurpedic.
Every Sealy mattress made, today, is upholstered with memory foam...the worst upholstery material ever invented. There is no memory foam in the mattress you have, which is why it lasted for such a long time.
My only suggestion is to add a latex topper to your mattress.
Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years...most comfortable and longest lasting.
A latex topper will absorb your body weight and greatly retard any further wear of your mattress.
You'll want to hang on to that mattress for as long as you can.
You don't want to buy a new mattress, if you can avoid it.
All of the name brands have been sold and all are now upholstered with memory foam.
None of them are of the quality they had once been.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Here is a link to the Pure Bliss Natural Talalay Latex Toppers:
An adjustable bed base is a good thing to have if you spend time in bed reading, watching TV, or working/playing on a lap top.
For sleeping, it has little to no therapeutic value.
Sleeping flat, which maintains the natural alignment of the spine, is what best relieves back pain.
What’s more, an adjustable bed will cause whatever mattress you chose to go with it to wear quickly. When the head is raised, your body weight shifts from being evenly distributed to a central point just under your butt.
It’s at this point in the mattress that will wear more quickly than it normally would.
You have to understand what you’re up against when shopping at most of today’s mattress stores, which is a sea of mattresses upholstered with memory foam.
Salespeople are poorly trained when it comes to knowing their products.
They are no longer made to understand the components of their mattresses or how they work.
They are, now, no better equipped to advise anyone as to what they need than the man in the moon.
Today’s mattress sales training is focused on how to maximize the dollars of the sale, and how to close the sale.
The mattress industry, on a whole, has gone bad.
Millions of dollars are spent to advertise poor quality products, which you pay dearly for to cover the expense of that advertising.
I wish you luck with all of this.
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