My wife and I bought a super comfortable Simmons BeautyRest World Class mattress with the pillow top.
That was about 16 years ago. It's now time to replace it. The pillow top has sagged in the last 6-7 years.
We both are side sleepers but she will occasionally lie on her back.
We are not impressed by the memory foam mattresses.
We are considering one of the Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses.
We are both 6’ tall. I weigh about 250 lbs., and she is about 165 lbs.
What is your recommendation and pricing for the appropriate king size mattress.
I have very good low profile boxes and would hate to replace them.
Thank you, Paul
If those box springs are, also, 16 years old, you’ll risk much to save little.
The price of the set isn’t much more than the price of the mattress alone.
Any mattress you put on those old box springs, will have its warranty immediately voided. And, the mattress will conform to the weak spots in the box springs.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring mattresses use the same type of coil system, as is in your Beautyrest. The coil count is a little higher, but the coils are much stronger, made of double tempered steel.
Simmons does not tempered the steel they use...never have.
What’s more, the Natural Talalay Latex is more resilient than the poly foam used in your mattress...which may have a little latex in it....depending on the model.
That information can be found on the white ‘law’ label at the head of your mattress.
And so, all of the Greenspring mattresses are firmer than they sound.
The Ultra Plush model is the most comfortable of the 4...and it’s the one we sleep on at home.
We are, each, over 200 lbs and our mattress remains in like new condition, despite being almost 5 years old.
It’s a very high quality mattress.
Here is a link to that line of mattresses. Scroll down to find the Ultra Plush.
The Natura GreenSpring series combines the natural elements commonly found in Natura, such as wool and latex, but it has a specially designed pocketed coil system to provide your body with extra support.
These mattresses come with white glove delivery.
Delivery includes set up in your bedroom and removal of your old mattress.
Delivery 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.
I ran across your blog and read some of the articles. A few things i really had not thought about.
> 1. Buying a mattress used in a hotel chain.
Specifically, that the mattress was designed for part time use and not daily use.
> 2. Body perspiration decreases life of mattress
> 3. Materials used.
With that said, we bought a Westin Heavenly bed some years ago after staying in a Westin Hotel.
We still love the mattress but it is now past its time and has indentations in it (an has for years).
In the last year, or so, we loved the bedding at the Even and Holiday Inn Hotels as well as the Kimpton’s all IHG hotels. When I asked hotel staff at the Even about the mattress, I was told the Simmons Beautyrest Pillow Top.
Since I was not given the exact details and I know their mattresses are custom made for them, which one?
Now the Kimpton does sell their mattresses on line to consumers.
We loved the comfort and cool feel of both Even and Kimpton mattresses.
But from reading your articles we are hesitate to purchase, fearing we will regret it in a short time.
And that we will be buying another mattress in short order.
Based on the information provided, what would you recommend.
Not sure if this helps, but my wife and I both sleep on our sides.
There's a couple of way to go about this.
Simmons Beautyrests, made for hotels, have no memory foam in them.
Simmons Beautyrests made for retail, are almost all memory foam.
To buy just a mattress, you're better off getting it from a hotel.
However, buying from a hotel gets you a low end, Silver Series Beautyrest, for which you will pay a premium price.
My suggestion is to get a Platinum Series Beautyrest in Luxury Firm and adding a 2" or 3" Plush Latex Topper to it.
The Platinum Series has a lot more coils and you can overcome the negative effects of the memory foam with the latex topper.
The latex topper will provide an extraordinarily comfortable sleeping surface and prevent the premature wear of the mattress, caused by the memory foam. In short, it will last a whole lot longer than the manufacturer intended.
Here are links to the Simmons Beautyrest Platinum mattresses and Pure Bliss Latex Toppers.
I’ve gotten to try mattresses in a fair number of hotels courtesy of both working at a conference hotel (and thereby getting a discount in the chain for personal travel) and my former boyfriend worked for a company based in our city but lived in Chicago so they put him up in hotels each week. Most times I would stay with him while he was here. If he had dinner meetings, I’d spend the evening lounging on the bed, enjoying the hotel cable (living out of town in a rural farming community, I personally do not have cable myself).
But I digress, the point is I got to try a bunch of mattresses and when there was a particularly comfortable one I would check the label for brand and make note of it.
What would be a current comparable 2020 retail model to a Simmons Beautyrest Exceptionale? That was the model I narrowed down from my list of “great sleeps” since I like the pocketed coil design. Is it possible to get the “hotel grade” Simmons mattresses? A local retailer claimed that all their mattresses are hotel grade but I am not entirely sure I believe them.
What firmness do hotels usually opt for? That’s the part I always get hung up at trying to figure out what to get. It’s difficult to describe these “great sleep” mattresses. They seem really firm when you sit on the edge but they were soft comfortable and soft to sleep on that I am not sure on the firmness. Especially when taking into account possible wear on the mattress having ‘broken it in” and “softened it up”.
I’m a bit on the heavier side these days - the wrong side of 200# and start the night as a side sleeper. Some nights I stay on the side while other nights I wake up stomach sleeping. I don’t usually back sleep unless I totally doze off while sitting upright watching a movie. Technically I guess that doesn’t really count as “back sleeping”.
Additional information for a recommendation, I have a full size bed and have a beautiful steel platform foundation/frame.
Does your company do financing?
Are you still operating during this Covid-19 stuff?
What adjustments have you made to the services you provide (I assume in home setup has been put on hold)?
Thank you for your time!
I'm happy to meet a person with enough sense to not believe what a retail salesperson tells her.
Both, Simmons and Sealy, make mattresses for hotels differently from those they make for retail stores.
You cannot buy any of their hotel mattresses at retail stores...and visa-versa.
The difference is the upholstery.
Retail mattresses are upholstered with memory foam, which is the lowest quality upholstery material ever invented.
The sole purpose of memory foam is to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Hotels, having sooo many mattresses, wouldn't sit still for this nonsense.
So, the Simmons and Sealy mattresses, made for hotels, don't have memory foam in them.
The only place to buy a hotel grade mattress, is through a hotel.
I suggest making your purchase that way.
Name brand mattresses, sold at retail stores, are not worth buying.
I've read a ton of your suggestions & it really seems you take the time to think about what would work for each consumer instead of just offering 1 blanket bed...imagine, honesty from a mattress salesman...amazing!
So, thanks in advance.
My question is twofold.
My husband & I are in the market for a new mattress after a Simmons mattress stopped supporting us properly.
My husband is 6'4" 230 lbs & a side-sleeper. I am 5'7", 123 lbs & sleep on my back or stomach.
So, needless to say, we span both the weight spectrum & the sleep position spectrum.
From what I've read, it seems we both need a highly-supportive/firm mattress with a more plush top.
I've seen your suggestions for a firm mattress for support with a latex topper for comfort, for longevity.
Is this what you suggest for us?
If so, what firm mattress do you suggest for us being that my husband is larger than the average adult?
Also, do topper brands differ & if so what should I look out for/purchase?
If you have a different suggestion than the topper/mattress combo please let me know.
Secondly, I haven't seen you suggest air mattresses at all.
About a year ago, we stayed at a resort and really enjoyed a select number bed while we were there.
We have considered buying one of those until I found your blog.
I wondered what your thoughts were about those mattresses.
If they are adjustable shouldn't they provide significant longevity? If not, why not?
Maybe I'm missing a key problem such as mold or lack of air-tight integrity?
Thanks so much, Britney
Thank you for your kind words.
With air mattresses, like anything else, it feels good when it's new.
With so many complaints about the memory foam padding flattening, valves and bags leaking, it just seems like too much money for an air mattress with so many problems.
Also, displacement is NOT proper support for your spine.
The firmer mattress and latex combination works incredibly well, for the purpose of buying a bed that feels good later in years, as it did when it was new. Latex is extremely resilient, as well as comfortable.
The only latex to avoid is that which is coming from China.
It's the only latex that I've heard complaints about...not surprising, given their lack of quality control on just about everything they export.
The Simmons Beautyrest Black L-Class in Medium Firm is one I recommend for a large person and a great choice when adding a Pure Bliss 2" or 3" Plush Natural Talalay Latex Topper.
Your husband is a big man, but not overweight for his height.
It's a funny thing...I'll hear more from women, at half the husband's weight, complain about body impressions.
The flair of a woman's hip is point on the mattress that will show wear first, and a point in the body that gets sore.
Simmons Beautyrest Black 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.
We have a Simmons Beautyrest TruEnergy Bryanna Plush Eurotop mattress manufactured 10/19/12.
I am 5’7” and 135 pounds. My husband is 5’10” and 210 pounds. We are both predominantly side sleepers.
I now wake up sore through my shoulders, upper, and lower back and am always tired.
My husband wakes up muscle sore, more so in the lower back.
If he’s out of town, I wake up less painful because I don’t spend all night rolling towards him as the mattress is indented by his weight.
What would you recommend?
Could we flip this mattress and use the latex topper and be okay?
Should we get a whole new mattress? If so, what would you recommend?
Our previous mattress had inner coil and a pillow top (but before the foam stuff came out).
It was a great mattress that lasted like 15 years.
I have been so disappointed in this new mattress, because it wasn’t cheap and hasn’t lasted well at all.
I’ve been painful and tired for at least a year.
I also have sleep apnea (mild) during REM sleep.
The doctor recommended putting a foam wedge between the mattress and the box springs to help, which we did. This mattress was uncomfortable even before that. Now we just slide down the bed all night, too.
We appreciate your help and expertise.
Your current mattress is upholstered with memory foam, which is the source of all your problems.
Your previous mattress had no memory foam, which is why it lasted so long.
Flipping your mattress and adding a latex topper is, certainly, an option.
I suggest the Pure Bliss 3" Plush Natural Talalay Latex Topper...shown here:
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