I think I may need to replace my Stearns & Foster Adele Ultra Firm Mattress, but it has been discontinued.
I also see that Stearns & Foster now has memory foam in all their mattress, which I don't like.
Can you recommend a mattress model and brand that is currently made that is closest to Stearns and Foster Adele Ultra Firm Mattress?
Best regards, Robert
We had been a Sealy/S&F retailer for many years.
When Tempurpedic bought them, and loaded all those mattresses with memory foam, we stopped selling them and went shopping at the industry trade shows for high quality alternatives.
Your Adele has no memory foam in it, which is why it lasted so long.
Memory foam is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing. It sleeps hot, worsens any back pain you may have, and off gasses the toxic chemicals from which it’s made….pretty nasty stuff.
The line of mattresses that we found to replace S&F, is the Natura of Canada Greenspring….extremely high quality and containing no memory foam.
I need a new mattress, but am not able to afford a good one.
When did mattresses get so expensive?
I read reviews online and they aren't good, many of them.
Can you recommend a good quality mattress that doesn't cost a lot of money?
It all started about 20 years ago, when Tempur-Pedic came into existence.
The spent a ton of money in advertising, and continue to do so. It's the consumer, who ends up paying for it.
Later, all of the once trusted name brands were purchased by other companies.
Tempur-Pedic bought Sealy and Stearns & Foster. An investment group bought Simmons and Serta.
Those name brands sold for a huge amount of money. The money spent to buy them needed to be recouped.
Again, it's the consumer who ended up footing the bill.
The reviews are so bad, due to the memory foam all of these brands are using.
They promote that junk as if it were the best thing since sliced bread.
But memory foam is purposefully designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
All that is part of the corporate greed that has gripped this industry.
However, the news isn't all bad.
There are lots of small mattress manufacturers across the country that don't spend a ton of money in advertising and offer mattresses with no memory foam in them.
One, in particular, is The Wolf Corporation....one that we carry and promote for their quality and value.
Wolf is the oldest mattress manufacturer in the country that has been continually owned and operated by the same family. The Wolf family established their mattress manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana...in 1873.
From them, we have an old-fashioned two-sided mattress, upholstered in natural plant-based poly foam.
There is no memory foam in these mattresses, and no VOC off gassing, which is common with memory foam.
Here is a link to that mattress...available in a choice of comfort.
I happened upon your web site researching non-toxic and/or organic mattresses (GOTS, GOLS, OEKO-TEX.
Our current mattress is 21 years old Stearns and Foster, so we need something very soon.
Did some shopping yesterday and was tempted by a $2800 medium Stearns & Foster as well as a medium $2200 Tempur-Pedic.
The salesman said they do not outgas any toxics, but I'm not sure I can trust that.
Buying the "right" mattress is definitely more difficult than buying a new car, especially if you're trying to avoid toxic materials and also get the right price, support, comfort, durability, warranty, etc.
It is a very daunting challenge with a dizzying number of brands and "models" to choose from!
I'm also trying to avoid buying without first seeing the mattress and lying on it.
Any guidance could be very helpful.
21 years ago, it was nearly impossible to buy a bad mattress.
Today, it's equally impossible to buy a good one.
Most stores are a sea of mattresses upholstered with toxic memory foam.
Memory foam consists of 61 different chemicals, some of which are highly toxic.
That includes Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster and Tempurpedic.
All of the name brands have been sold to investors who are using memory foam.
Sleep Number and many off brands use memory foam, as well.
That salesman lied to you.
Best advice? Avoid any mattress upholstered with memory foam.
That will narrow your choices, considerably.
Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase its longevity.
We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
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