We have been through a few, after having our old one for more than 15 years.
We have recently tried a Sealy Posturepedic, because that's what our old one was.
After that, a Serta and then a Simmons Beautyrest.
They all became uncomfortable within months after they were delivered.
I don't understand. What happened?
Please help me find a good quality mattress that will last, like our old one did.
We want a firm mattress with some softness at the top.
I think we want to stay away from pillowtops.
The mattress industry has changed from one of quality to one of profit.
Today, you are very likely to buy a mattress that is designed to need replacing in only a couple/few years.
It's the memory foam that facilitates this.
The diabolical part of memory foam, is that it returns to it's original shape when you get out of bed...so that you will not prevail in a warranty claim...rendering the warranties, worthless.
The key is having a mattress with quality components.
The mattress I told you about uses a pre-compressed individually pocketed coil system.
These coils provide contouring support, which maintains the natural alignment of your spine.
The pre-compressed coils provide push back against your spine, which is ideal for disc related back problems.
These Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses have the highest coil count.
The coils are made of double tempered steel.
The upholstery is natural Talalay Latex...latex being the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
There are 5 models in the line. Because of the quality and resiliency of the materials used, none of these mattresses are as soft as they sound.
You had asked for a firm mattress that wasn't too hard...a little cushioning.
For that, it would be the Ultra Plush model.
After speaking with your wife, I got the feeling that she would like more softness, without sacrificing the firm support you need.
Since women are curvier, it's at the hip where their sore spot is...especially if they sleep on their sides.
The most popular and the most comfortable, is the Plush EuroTop model, at the top of the page.
A Eurotop is not the same as a Pillowtop.
It will give her the comfort she wants, the firmness you need, and will remain like new for many years...providing the value for your dollar that just is no longer available from any of the name brands.
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