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:
I was so happy to come across your website while searching for information.
I used to have an amazing mattress. It was the Simmons Beautyrest Anniversary pillowtop model from 2011.
I had it for 10 years and thought it might be time to replace it this summer.
I had worked for the 4 Seasons Hotel in 2015 and slept in employee housing and liked their mattress and ordered one but it wasn't amazing support (only decent) and it heated up like crazy (memory foam).
(It was made by Simmons, but I think it has changed since I used to work there)
I tried the Stearns and Foster (Estate, medium firmness, I think) and I absolutely loved the feel of the support underneath but also was way too hot at night (memory foam) and would sink down and I would have to move to a new area every few hours to be cool and comfortable again.
The way you described the memory foam heating up and also cradling your body (in non-supportive ways) due to it reacting and holding the body heat, was right on.
I super wish Stearns and Foster made the supportive coils with a different top section (not memory foam) I contacted a stearns and foster rep and they said all their beds have memory foam.
Next, I tried all natural talalay latex from the Oregon Mattress Company and at least it sleeps cooler but not super cool and the pillow top model I got is soft... and nice.. but just not quite right. I feel achy and too warm.
I realize this is getting ridiculous and I wish it weren't so difficult to find a comfortable bed for me.
I finally am sleeping on "Purple" their original with a polyester filled topper (because Purple is pretty firm but sleeps cooler).
I sleep ok right now (decent support, decent temperature: not waking up achy and not waking up too hot) but I dream about the bed I used to have that I LOVED sleeping in and would wake up feeling so refreshed.
I don't look forward to sleeping or going to bed anymore. I just do because I need to.
Are you at all familiar with what the Simmons Beautyrest Anniversary model had in it and could you recommend something similar?
If not, could you recommend something for my situation? I tend to prefer coils instead of all foam.
I did really like the supportive feeling underneath my Simmons Beautyrest.
Thank you for your time and advice. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
All of our innerspring mattresses are similarly made to the old Simmons Beautyrest.
The specifications exceed those of their old Anniversary Beautyrest.
Most like that mattress is the Wolf Tulah Plush Eurotop Mattress.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
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.
Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase its longevity.
We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
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