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.
Magniflex Adjustable Bed Base. The Uno Smart adjustable base created by Magniflex is a product of German engineering that has been designed to provide our customers with the highest level of well-being with several benefits to ensure satisfied customers.
Shipping is free and there’s no sales tax.
We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
Which is a better type of mattress--all latex or innerspring w/ latex?
If only it were that simple!
There are so many good and bad choices on either side of that isle...almost like standing at the podium looking out over the entire congressional body...only with more good choices than you have there.
An all latex mattress is more expensive than an innerspring...even one that is upholstered with latex.
An all latex mattress has always been considered the best you can buy, due to the longevity of latex and the longevity of the comfort that latex provides.
Name brand innerspring mattress don't use latex to upholster their mattresses.
They use memory foam, which has proven itself to be the worst material ever invented for use in a mattress.
You'll find that last statement to be in stark contrast to what you'll hear from salespeople at most stores.
An All Latex mattress will work just fine for many people.
For those with disc related back problems, that may or may not be the case....depending on your weight.
Generally, a disc issue, such as Herniated Discs, DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease), and bulging discs....even some scoliosis patients, will require the upward support of an innerspring mattress.
The severity of the problem in conjunction with body weight are the factors to consider when making that decision.
For instance, if the problem is mild and the person with it is reasonably light in weight, then an all latex mattress could be just fine.
The greater the severity and the heavier the person is, it's more likely that they will require an innerspring.
But even then, you'll want that innerspring to be upholstered with latex.
Latex is thee best upholstery material on the planet...and has been so for the last 100 years.
The best we carry...the best I could find when shopping at the trade shows, is Natura of Canada.
Their Greenspring line uses a precompressed, individually pocketed coil system.
The coils are made of double tempered steel and the upholstery is Natural Talalay Latex.
We sleep on the Ultra Plush model, at home...still like new after more than 4.5 years, with each of us over 200 lbs.
Pricing at A Glance . All Mattresses are Freshly Made to Fill Your Order. Approx. Delivery Wait Time: 3 Weeks. White Glove Delivery Includes: Set-Up in your Bedroom, Removal of the Old Mattress, All Packing Materials Removed. Delivery is Free and There’s NO Sales Tax.
My husband and I are looking to replace a (just) 4-year-old queen Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress.
We're VERY disappointed in it's fast depressions and sagging, and we both suffer misery nightly.
It gives me pressure point, hips and shoulder pain and numbness in my arm.
My husband is suffering with general, overall soreness.
We've always had Cushion Firm mattresses. But, the last two we've had, have failed very quickly.
What you say, about the decline of quality in these mattresses, is very true.
We're now better educated, thanks to you, and are so nonplussed about the idea of buying another typical innerspring mattress, and setting ourselves up for more early planned obsolescence.
I'm 55 years, 5'4" and about 140 pounds, and have had severe scoliosis since my teenage years.
I need the fusion surgery but have no plans to get it, ever. I'm a side and stomach sleeper.
My husband is 53 years, 5'9" and about 170 pounds. Side and back sleeper. No health problems. Snores! :)
I don't know that we can afford an all-latex mattress...or if that would be the best thing for my scoliosis.
After reading your site and blog, I'm wondering if the Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove Luxury Firm with a Pure Bliss Plush latex topper would be ideal...or if the Extra Firm would be better...or what?
I just keep thinking about my pressure points, which make my legs ache for hours after I get up.
And for the topper, would 2" or 3" inches be better?
Oh the choices. My head spins. I'd be so grateful for your help!
Many thanks, Lisa
That you've been reading is extremely helpful to both of us.
In doing so, you now have a handle on what it is you should have and why.
The Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove is an ideal choice.
The individually pocketed coils provide firm support that maintains the natural alignment of your spine.
The extra firm model, for a side sleeping female, will apply too much pressure on your hip.
However, the extra firm will be better for your severe scoliosis.
Using a Pure Bliss 3" Plush Natural Talalay Latex Topper will offset the pressure at the hip.
I am interested in purchasing a new mattress at the end of this month. Is the number toll free for US residents?
I am just starting my research … I have degenerating discs, arthritis and scoliosis.
It sounds horrible but I am working with posture related exercises.
My PT says that as I transform my posture, my mattress won't matter so much.
I sort of disagree with that. My Simmons Beautyrest Shakespeare luxury plush mattress only lasted about five years.
I now wake up in pain. It is not yet 7 years old. Yes, I have been suffering with this mattress for two years, saving up for a new one.
What are your suggestions?
My phone is not toll free, as most people have unlimited calling phone plans. But, I can call you when the time comes.
While holding yourself with proper posture will certainly help, you have irreparable back damage.
The right mattress will provide you proper support and comfort.
This will allow you to sleep and wake with minimal to no pain...depending on the severity of your back damage.
Before making a recommendation, I need to know your height and weight...and that of whomever may be sharing the bed with you.
I am just under 5' 7" and weigh 155. My husband is just under 6 feet and about 170
I am 59. He is 63, with constant hip pain due to a rod he had inserted due hip fracture from a skiing accident.
The mattress we have doesn’t bother him at all!
I have mild sleep apnea and use a machine, primarily to avoid him from poking me and waking me up.
I start out on my back, but eventually end up on my side.
After my initial deep sleep cycle, back pain has been waking me up.
I then move to the guest room where the mattress is newer.
I work at home but have learned not to sit all day. I have exercises from egoscue to improve aligning the spine
My scoliosis is labeled functional, vs. congenital. It is improving at the top and is less rotating in the low Back .
I have a few low back bulging discs but they don’t hurt any longer.
I no longer need medication but do take supplements and over the counter pain meds.
I will most definitely be purchasing a mattress and topper the end of this month.
Our limitations are that we cannot set it up so I cannot do door delivery only.
I just noticed you are in the US, so calling you is not a problem. For some reason I thought you were in Canada. I have every intention of buying from you but I would like to be able to research what you suggest.
Can I buy just the mattress and use my current boxspring?
Do I need a new mattress protector? I already have one.
My last mattress set was a Beautyrest Recharge Shakespeare LXP.
The set was $999 less the $400 credit for returning a five year old rhapsody that didn’t work
I can’t imagine there would be much on the warranty now since it is 6 1/2 years old.
Plus, they add all kinds of fees which wash out the credit so I do want to cut the cord with that store.
I do not know if my mattress is “firm” or not.
It is a pillow top which I can see was not a good choice.
I have always heard firm was best but I’ve always been afraid of a too firm mattress not being comfortable.
A word about my spine.
It may be irreversible but I feel better than I did five years ago and I’m five years older.
I just bought a Herman Miller chair, which helps. Thanks, Allison
A new mattress on an old boxspring will automatically void the mattress’ warranty.
So yes, a new boxspring is needed. And as you can see, it isn’t much more in price.
Also, when you buy the set, I’ll include a new frame, which the delivery guys will assemble for you.
It’s stains that will, also, void the mattress’ warranty.
Those you can get, simply from perspiration.
A mattress protector is a good idea.
If yours is made by Protect-a-Bed and has a terry cloth top, those tend to sleep hot.
The one we carry is made of organic cotton and does not sleep hot.
But if you’re happy with the one you have, that’s fine. * Your Beautyrest is Plush, not Firm. The support is inadequate for someone with disc damage.
Let me simplify this for you. There are, essentially, two parts to your body...the inside and the outside. The same is, basically, true of a mattress. The inside of the mattress needs to be firm to support the inside of your body, the spine. The outside of the mattress needs to be plush to cushion and comfort the outside of your body. This combination is what every body needs to sleep well.
Your mattress is too soft on the inside.
What I recommend for you is similarly made to the Simmons Beautyrest. Both use a pre-compressed individually pocketed coil unit. This is ideal for maintaining the spine’s natural alignment...which key to relieving chronic back pain. The Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses use the same coil system. But, the coils are much stronger and there are more of them. What’s more, the upholstery material is far superior...remaining like new for many years. The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush is what we sleep on at home. We, my wife and I, are both heavier than the two of you. I have many back problems...herniated, bulging and degenerative discs. I sleep and wake without pain. Our mattress is now 4 years old and still in like new condition. This is the mattress I recommend for you. Shown here: https://themattressexpert.com/liberty-ultra-plush/
This mattress comes with white glove delivery, which includes set up and removal of your old mattress. Delivery is free and there’s no sales tax.
I also suggest you get, what is called, bed risers. They are available on line, but less expensive at Big Lots. Placed under the back legs of your bed frame, it provides a tilt that will make breathing easier. Once in place, you should be able to sleep without a cpap machine...and without getting poked. They are usually sold in sets of four, for only a few dollars. * As far as the mattress is concerned, you could go with a Simmons Beautyrest/Latex Topper combination. That would be the Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove Luxury Firm Mattress Shown here: https://themattressexpert.com/our-brands/simmons/beautyrest-recharge-world-class/
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