I'm very interested in your Greenspring Liberta Luxury mattress but a little concerned because I’m not able to try the mattress. First of all, I noticed that the mattress contains wool.
I have a problem with wool clothing in that it makes me itch and I’ll end up getting red from it.
Will this be a problem with the mattress. Also not sure if I need Firm or Plush.
Secondly I have broken my back 5 Times and have a lot of problems sleeping at night.
I bought a Tempurpedic mattress which I exchanged for a softer one because I was unable to sleep comfortably at night. The comfort level did not improve with the new one and I have put up with it now for five years.
I tried several mattresses today including the Simmons Beautyrest Black, Serra and Stearns and Foster.
I found that the plush models were often too soft and didn’t provide enough support.
I would like a mattress that is supportive but comfortable and doesn’t wake me up at night with sore hips and shoulders when I try sleeping on my side. Maybe I am asking for too much from a mattress.
Buying a mattresses that comes rolled up in a box makes me a bit apprehensive.
I like the idea of a person having to install it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
73 years old and haven’t had a good night’s sleep in over 15 years.
Thanks so much, Diana
Good Morning Diana,
All of those mattresses that you tried and didn’t work for you have one thing in common that made it impossible for you to get comfortable.
They are all upholstered with memory foam.
Despite all the hype to the contrary, memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented.
It’s a temperature sensitive material that softens as it warms from your body heat.
You then sink into it…further and further as the weeks and months go by.
You’ve lost the alignment of your spine and you’re hitting the firmer materials that support it. Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing…and not under the terms of the warranty.
Memory foam has many negative side effects and is simply a poor quality product.
And as if all that weren’t bad enough, memory foam off gasses the toxic chemicals from which it’s made.
Trying before you buy was the way to go about all this back in the day before memory foam came to dominate the industry.
Now, it’s nothing more than a bad habit, since memory foam is so highly deceptive.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush Mattress is what my wife and I sleep on at home.
Our mattress is still in like new condition after more than 6 years, with each of us weighing more than 200 lbs.
And even though I have several disc related back problems, I sleep and wake without back pain.
The Ultra Plush model is the most comfortable of their 4 models, without being too soft by anyone’s standards.
That is the mattress I recommend for you.
Click on this link to view specifications and prices.
My boyfriend slept on a Stearns and Foster Edgefield mattress while on vacation.
He said that he had the best night's sleep he’s had in a very long time.
I understand they don’t make this mattress anymore.
Can you recommend an equivalent mattress made today?
Is there a place where he can try the recommended mattress before committing to buy it?
Thank you, Deb
The Edgefield was made when S&F was “The Cadillac of the Industry”.
They had been considered that for many decades.
They became nothing more than expensive junk as of January 2014, after Tempurpedic bought them the previous year.
Not only is the Edgefield a discontinued model, the entire industry went bad.
All of the name brands have been sold and all are using memory foam upholstery.
It’s the memory foam that has caused a marked reduction in overall quality.
Most stores have gone along with all of this.
Most stores are a sea of mattresses upholstered with memory foam, because that’s where the profits are. Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing…and not under the terms of the warranty. They go bad quickly and you are stuck rebuying.
Most people don’t know that memory foam is the problem, since the industry and sales people to a great job of promoting it…making it sound like the best thing since sliced bread. The result is constantly repeating the mistake.
So, to answer your question, it is highly unlikely that you will find this mattress I’ll be recommending in any store near you to try. A google search is the best way to know for sure.
We had been a Sealy/S&F dealer for many years prior to Tempurpedic buying them in 2013. It was at that time we had to go shopping at the industry trade shows to find high quality alternatives that have NO Memory Foam in them.
The Natura of Canada Greenspring line of mattresses is what we found to replace S&F. In fact, the specifications of these mattresses exceed those of the old S&F.
There are 4 models in the Natura of Canada Greenspring line.
The Ultra Plush model is the most comfortable…without being too soft.
Because the components of these mattresses are of such high quality, they all feel firmer than their comfort designations makes them sound.
The S&F Edgefield was one of their firmer models.
A suitable replacement that will produce a similar surface feel is their Plush model.
Click on this link to view the Natura of Canada Greenspring line of mattresses.
Click on each model to view specifications and prices.
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.
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