Hi Pete, I've been reading about the two sided Therapedic, Cameo. Both my husband (6'1" ,250lbs) and I (5'5", 150lbs) have back problems.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sleeping but because of my herniated and bulging discs and degenerative disc disease I wake up feeling SO much pain!!!
I love sleeping on my side and sometimes on my stomach but bc our bed is too soft sleeping in my stomach is out of the question!
When I sleep on my side I feel like my spine is doing a letter U! I can get comfortable on my back but that makes me snore-loudly!! I wake my husband AND myself! I need my restful sleep back!!! Now that you know my issues will you please answer these questions? -Is the Cameo the right bed for our body types?
-Is the Cameo the right bed for our back and neck health issues? -I see the Cameo comes in Plush. What is the difference and which would be better for us? -Since our bed is not that old can I use our box springs? -What is the price for this mattress in a king size? -Is there financing available or payment plans? -Might there be a chance that my health insurance would pay or help pay for this bed? I have great health insurance.... -What is this latex thing I keep seeing on your website? We live in South Florida, it gets very hot down here. -Lastly, do you have a store or a showroom or a way to see and feel the mattress? My husband is very stubborn when it comes to things like this. Any and all help and information will be extremely appreciated! Thanks, Susan
Hi Peter, Between the Simmons Black and the Therapedic Medi-Coil two sided mattresses, is one built in such a manner as to hold up longer before breaking down, given that my husband and I are very heavy?
We each weigh in excess of 300 lbs. We would be using a latex topper for comfort on either mattress.
I understand from your previous response, that will help to extend the life of the mattress. Amy
Hi Amy, Yes. The latex topper will extend the life of any mattress you use under it.. It also provides long lasting comfort...comfort that is also extraordinary, compared to other types of foam. Our double sided Therapedic Medi-Coil mattresses were specifically made to last much longer, under heavy body weight, than any of the one sided models.
Even though the Simmons Black is the best of those, I don't recommend them for anyone over 250 lbs.
Here are links to the two-sided Medi-Coil models, and to the latex toppers. I suggest going with the 3" Soft Vytex Dunlop Latex Topper.
I have had scoliosis since I was 14. I have an S curve and recently discovered that I will have to have spinal fusion surgery. What mattress would you recommend that will help me both to sleep prior and after the surgery?
People I've know and customers I've had with scoliosis, seem to feel better on a firm...stiff, mattress.
Lying on their backs with a pillow under the knees.
The surface of this type of mattress can be softened with a latex topper...to varying degrees of softness and thickness, without sacrificing the underlying firm support.
My suggestion would be to start with the mattress and see how much cushioning you need before buying a topper for it.
The mattress that does the best job of being what you need and staying that way over many years, is the two-sided Therapedic Keepsake Cameo Firm.
Here is a link to that mattress and a link to the latex toppers.
My husband and I are plush size people, with me at around 300 pounds and my husband closer to 400 pounds.
We are sick and tired of buying mattresses. We go through them so quickly, it's getting to be ridiculous.
I've been reading your blog and the information I found there tells me that you have a mattress that will hold our weight and last for more than just a year.
Your blog takes me to the 2 sided Therapedic Medi-Coil Ultimate Permatuft. But, there are two of them...firm and plush.
If I go with the plush, will we still need a latex topper to soften it?
The short answer is, maybe...maybe not.
It would depend on your idea of comfort.
The plush is not all that plush...certainly not as plush as most mattresses that carry that designation.
It takes the edge off of the firm model, which is downright hard.
You have to understand that these mattresses were designed and engineered by me to support extraordinary body weight in a world where no other mattress will do that job for any length of time...as you have discovered.
We've had these mattresses on the market for the last 5 years, with our heaviest customers exceeding 500 lbs....and, with zero complaints.
They are built to last under extreme conditions....more for support than comfort.
Whenever there is a couple involved, we recommend going with the plush. It may be enough cushioning for you.
If not, adding a latex topper is the best way to achieve long lasting comfort.
In the past, we had been recommending using 2 toppers...both 1.5"...one soft Talalay under one Dunlop.
Recently, the Dunlop has become available in a softer version, so one 3" soft Dunlop will be all you'll need for surface comfort that you will enjoy for many years.
Here are links to both products. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
I received my two-sided Therpedic Medi-Coil mattress on September 15th, so I'm about a month in sleeping on it. The first problem I had was the overall height of the bed (32 inches).
That was easily solved by taking off the legs of the foundation which dropped 10 inches. That made it much easier to get in and out.
The mattress is very well made. I've never encountered a mattress as heavy, solid, and well built as this one. That includes the hundreds I moved as a younger man while working in the moving business. The Forever Foundation is very well engineered and built, as well.
I am, however, still experiencing back pain when I wake up in the mornings. The first night on the new bed I woke several times in pain and did not sleep very well. This was disappointing because the bed is the most comfortable bed I've slept on. I finally had to remove one of the latex toppers to reduce the cushion and revert back to sleeping with a pillow under my hips. I've not tried removing pad all together and just sleeping on mattress alone. I guess because of my size the pillow under my hips is something I'll have to live with.
Despite all, I'm still very happy with my purchases. If you have any suggestions I welcome them.
The mattress and foundation are made for durability.
There are a number of things you can try with the latex toppers to maximize your comfort.
Attaining an individual's comfort level is not an exact science...as we are all a bit different in one way or another....so, don't be afraid to experiment.
Trying them together...one on top of the other...and then reversing them.
Using only one on top...one then the other.
Using one between the mattress and foundation....which causes the mattress to give a little more.
You have all the components you need to sleep well for many years.
Keep in mind, that it often takes a body some time to adjust to being in its proper alignment....and it can be a little painful until it does.
But, in the long run, it's well worth the initial discomfort.
I'm glad you like the bed. It's the best made, that I have ever seen.
I was wondering if you could lend us your expert advice???
My husband and I have gone through 4 mattresses in the last ten years (Serta Latex Euro Top - Vera Wang collection, two Tempur-pedic mattress styles - Contour Select was one of them, and now we are on a Stearns & Fosters Heidi - tight top firm with a 3 inch topper). We are so very tired of mattress shopping every couple of years and would really like a mattress to last at least 5 years.
My husband is a big guy at 6'4" around 345 pounds and I am around 5'8" and 250 pounds. He is a side and stomach sleeper for the most part with 3 herniated discs in his lower back. I am a side and back sleeper with neck issues and a "healed" herniated disc in my lower back. We prefer california kings and have a sturdy platform bed. We realize due to our size that mattresses will not hold up as well.
At this time my husband is reluctantly sleeping in the guest room on an ancient (2o years old or so) Beautyrest mattress on a platform bed. The mattress is firm but forgiving.
We recently went bed shopping AGAIN. After a couple of hours of trying beds out at two different stores we decided we really like the Beautyrest Black "Hope" model. We spent at least 30 minutes laying on the sample bed and compared mattresses throughout but kept going back to this model. What is your view on the Hope model?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
I don't think you understand that a mattress is a pressure sensitive item. That is to say, the more pressure you place upon it, the sooner it will lose its shape and wear out.
I say this, because you continually make the same mistake.
Fact is, there isn't a commercially made mattress on the market that will hold a man his size for any real length of time.
If going with a Black model, go with the strongest, the Alexia, and a latex topper to it. If the topper you have is made of latex, use that.
If it's a memory foam topper, it's worthless.
If you would like an alternative to what you've been buying, we have a mattress that was designed and engineered to accommodate extraordinary body weight.
The mattress is the Two-Sided Therapedic Medi-Coil Ultimate Permatuft. We've had this mattress on the market for 5 years. My customers, who buy this, range in weight between 350 and 500+ lbs.
And, with zero complaints.
It uses the heaviest coil unit available, the highest density upholstery materials, and the mattress is fully tufted for maximum stability.
I suggest using a 3" Soft Dunlop Latex Topper to go with it for the surface comfort you'll need to sleep deeply.
I am looking for a 2 sided mattress that does not have memory foam in it. What do you have to offer? Also, does the Beautyrest Black have memory foam in it and are they only 1 sided? I need a bed that doesn't allow a lighter person to roll toward a heavier person because they are making a bigger dent in the bed.
We carry a number of 2 sided mattresses. None, of which, have any memory foam in them.
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