I really appreciated your response last month about problems we are having with mattresses buckling on a RIZE adjustable bed. It looks like the retailer won't take the base back but will refund the price of the mattress, if we want to purchase from another retailer. The mattress is a Serta Serene Sky Plush Tight Top.
I'm not sure if it's a great mattress to begin with.
Do you think the latex topper you sell make this more comfortable?
And does it bunch up when put on an adjustable bed?
I need to do what I can to make her more comfortable.
Thank you, Meredith
An adjustable bed may solve problems like, Gerd and Sleep Apnea, by raising the head of the bed, but create other problems.
The mattress buckles and bunches, and wears prematurely at the point where it bends.
More importantly, the spine’s natural alignment is lost.
The best way to get the lift you want without all of the problems that is created by it, is to leave the bed flat and tilt the entire unit, using bed risers…like the ones shown here:
You could try a latex topper on that Serta, but I’d recommend flipping the mattress over to the non-memory foam side before adding it. But I consider this approach to be "throwing good money after bad".
The Suite Sleep 2” or 3” Soft Organic Latex Topper is the best available.
We were discussing buying our third mattress in the last eleven months when I found your website.
I agree with what I've read on your website that mattresses today are junk and don't last.
I injured my back when I was younger and purchased my first new mattress.
It was a Simmons Beautyrest for my wife and I when we got married in 2004.
We loved that mattress. When it finally felt worn out, after 10 years, we purchased another one.
That one lasted only four years before we purchased a Serta, hoping for some longevity.
Then we had to replace it last Christmas with one that was, amazingly, worse.
The store we bought it from gave us a new one in February that I'm having a hard time with.
Out of desperation, we chose the memory foam option on this last one. What a mistake.
Thanks to you, I now know why.
So, what would you recommend for a 48 year old, 6' 6" tall, 290 lb. adult male and a 5' 5" 135 lb. 45 year old female to sleep comfortably like we did in 2004?
Thanks for the help, we really appreciate it!
Your email just arrived, so my apologies for the delay in answering.
What makes the Simmons Beautyrests such a comfortable mattress, is the individually pocketed coils.
What makes them such a bad mattress, today, is the memory foam upholstery.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring also uses an individually pocketed coil unit...with a higher coil count and stronger coils than those used in any Simmons Beautyrest. What's more, the upholstery is Natural Talalay latex.
These Greenspring mattresses contain NO Memory Foam.
My wife and I are large people, each over 200 lbs.
We have the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush, at home.
It is nearly 6 years old and it's still in like new condition.
You will enjoy this mattress as much and for as long as your old Simmons Beautyrest.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices for that mattress:
Over the last 4 years, I have gone through 5 mattresses.
I've tried Tempurpedic, Sleep Number, Serta i Comfort, Sealy Posturepedic and Simmons Beautyrest.
All have made my back pain worse, despite all the salesmen telling me that their mattress will help.
I'm a large man, 6' 3", 250 lbs, with herniated disc that cause me back pain.
You were recommended to me by a friend, who bought a mattress from you.
They tell me that you know your what you're talking about.
I trust him, so I'll trust you.
To complicate the issue, my wife is somewhat petite. She's 5' 7", weighing only 135 lbs.
She likes a softer feel, which has always been a problem for me.
Can you help me find something that will be good for both of us?
Thank your friend for me, for the referral.
I can, in fact, help you...as I have helped many like you with similar circumstances.
First, the problem you've had, is with mattresses upholstered with memory foam.
Despite all the hype to the contrary, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented.
Memory foam is a temperature sensitive material that softens as it warms from your body heat.
While comfortable, at first, it quickly loses its initial comfort and support, within months of purchase.
The key to a successful purchase, is avoiding any mattress made with memory foam.
The mattress I'm recommending for you, is the same mattress my wife and I sleep on, at home.
We are, both, over 200 lbs. I have Herniated discs, bulging discs, and DDD, (Degenerative Disc Disease).
Despite all that, I sleep and wake with zero back pain...pain I use to live with constantly.
This mattress uses a double tempered steel, individually pocketed coil unit, which maintains the natural alignment of your spine. This type of coil system is key to relieving your back pain.
The double tempered steel coils and latex upholstery combine to provide a mattress that does the job you want it to do, do it for a very long time, and be comfortable enough for the curves of the female body.
Our mattress is more than 5.5 years old, and still in like new condition.
That mattress is The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices:
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