My husband and I got rid of our Serta Perfect Sleeper, a few months ago, because it was killing my back.
We are in our fifties - and I have lower back / hip pain and arthritis. We are not large people.
I am about 125 lbs. and my husband is about 175 lbs.
I am a side sleeper (with a pillow between my knees) and my husband is a back sleeper.
I zeroed in on memory foam mattresses because I heard they were better for backs, and lasted longer.
As I've seen you write, they do talk about it like it was the best thing since sliced bread.
We are on our third foam mattress - and it has got to go back to the store.
The first - a Serta iComfort Insight was way too hard - it made my shoulders hurt.
Second, we tried the Serta iComfort Savant and my husband hated it - it was too soft.
We are now sleeping on a Tempurpedic….and I hate it. It is too soft…and I get really overheated.
I feel like I am sleeping on a giant hot marshmallow.
The store keeps exchanging our mattresses but I am starting to feel like an idiot.
The foam beds feel different in the store than they do when they have been in your home for a month.
The mattress store thinks we should be the Beautyrest Black Series.
Couple of questions - Why are there so many negative reviews about them online?
Will it cave in after a year or two?
Will the foam top on the Black series make me hot?
Should I just get a high quality coil mattress (I actually sleep well in nice hotel beds)?
What bed to you recommend?
Thanks so much, Phyllis
You heard what they wanted you to hear.
When selling memory foam, it's important to eliminate the negatives from the sales pitches.
And the negatives far outweigh the positives.
What few positives there are, are short lived...making memory foam a complete waste of your money.
Latex is the only thing in the mattress industry that is truly "the best thing since sliced bread" having been available for far longer than sliced bread...a well proven track record.
"Comfort exchanges" arrived on the heels of the introduction of memory foam...a necessary ploy when selling pure unadulterated junk in lieu of the quality that had come before.
Everyone seems to have come to rely upon the comfort exchange.
Where would any of you be without it, having purchased what you did?....that which was SOLD to you.
At no time during this process, does anyone connected with your sale know what they're doing.
And having the comfort exchange hasn't helped you at all.
It would have been far better to have gotten your mattress selection right the first time from someone who knows what's what.
Now, you're stuck on a mattress merry-go-round with little chance of making the right choice without guidance from someone who cares that you make the right choice.
The store you bought from, has on their website, "100% Happy or your money back".
After so many dogs sold to you, that would be the way to go.
For more than 6 years, my wife and I slept on a Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush Mattress.
We use a 3" soft latex topper with it, to further cushion my wife's sensitive hip.
It is one of the most comfortable and supportive sleep systems we have ever tried.
It's still in like new condition. This is the mattress I recommend for you.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
Every mattress will take a body impression, eventually.
The removable latex topper greatly delays that for most people.
It's the only thing in this industry that retains its shape and initial comfort over many years.
The Pure Bliss Natural Talalay Latex Topper...2' or 3" in Plush:
The mattress comes with white glove delivery.
The latex topper arrives via UPS.
Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.