We bought a memory foam mattress after the salesperson told us this was best for his condition.
At first, it seemed to help a bit. We were hopeful that his back would continue to improve with time.
The best result was at the beginning. But now, his back pain is worse than before.
Unfortunately for us, "Now", is after the comfort exchange period has ended.
I can't return it and I can't exchange it. He's back to sleeping in his recliner.
We need a mattress that will relieve his back pain for more than a couple of months.
Neither of us are heavy. What would you recommend we buy now?
I sleep on my side. He sleeps on his back. We need a queen size mattress.
Today's salespeople are trained on how to close a sale...and that's is the extent of their training.
In the old days, we learned about the components of a mattress...how each of them worked and the benefit they provided. But then again, that was at a time when the factories compete with each other to make a quality mattress.
Since then, all of the name brands have been sold to investors.
All of the name brands and many of the off brands use memory foam, which is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing. Memory foam is, in fact, the worst upholstery material ever invented.
No only is it a lousy product, in terms of quality, it also off gasses the toxic chemicals form which it's made.
So, the key to a successful mattress purchase is to avoid any mattress made with memory foam.
Also, any all foam mattress is the wrong choice to support herniated discs.
Even an all latex mattress, which is the best of the foams, won't do the job.
His spine requires the push back support of an innerspring mattress.
The best of those is an individually pocketed coil, which maintains the natural alignment of the spine.
It's THIS that will relieve his back pain.
Add latex upholstery to that, and you have a mattress that provides the proper support for herniated discs that will do so for many years to come. Latex upholstery is very comfortable and extremely long lasting.
Here is a link to two mattress. Both will do the job. The Tulah is the more comfortable at the surface.
Since there is a female who will sleep on this mattress, I recommend to the Tulah model to relieve hip pain, which is common with female side sleepers.
The Uno Smart adjustable base created by Magniflex is a product of German engineering that has been designed to provide our customers with the highest level of well-being with several benefits to ensure satisfied customers.
Shipping 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 will try and be brief Macy's has said our Simmons Beautyrest Vanderbuilt Arbor Terrace firm pillowtop mattress is defective.
I am very well informed on the mattress industry.
But like everyone else the more I read the more confusing i get.
Even knowledgeable sales people who have been selling for years are not sure what is inside a mattress!
Back to the Arbor Terrace, I am due a no out of pocket cost replacement, according to Beautyrest.
Macy's says there is no equal, I asked Beautyrest unofficially they said the level 2 or Macy's Waterscape is the closest.
I conveyed this back to Macy's it has been thrown back from customer care to their replacement dept.
When we made the purchase it was a very good price, We Like the mattress comfort, and just want the most similar to it.
The service tech has us for spring failure, depression of 2.5 1nd 2 inches.
The main problem is the mattress prices have gone up box spring prices down since our purchases.
So if we stay with beautyrest we only get 900 back and have to pay the difference of about 400 for a silver line pillow top.
We have had Serta's they failed faster. We tried a Sealy I was good with it my wife liked the Waterscape better.
Main goal is no out of pocket expense.
Read the warranty. You can find it on line if you no longer has the warranty card that came with your mattress.
Defective mattresses are replaced with one of equal or higher value...at No Charge.
The only thing you need to pay, is a delivery charge.
Stores have gotten into the habit of turning an exchange into a new sale.
Since most folks don’t bother to read the warranty, they go along with the scam.
Several years ago, Consumer Reports stated that the mattress industry was far too complex for them to understand...and made no recommendations.
Six months later, after having received some flack for that bit of honesty, they interviewed 100 people in Denver and based their recommendations on those interviews.
Since then, they obtained the machines that the R&D divisions of the manufacturers used to use to test mattresses for durability...simulating 15 years of use.
Today, the intricacies of the mattress industry continue to elude CR.
Those old machines tested only the pressure sensitivity of mattresses.
Most of today’s mattresses are both pressure and temperature sensitive...thanks to the abundant use of memory foam.
Older mattresses contained no memory foam.
Memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented...specifically designed to cause mattresses to need frequent replacing.
Normally, memory foam returns to its original shape when you get out of bed...or close enough to it, that it won’t measure the 1.5” sustained impression needed to prevail in a warranty claim.
Memory foam softens as it warms from your body heat.
It isn’t very resilient to begin with, so it doesn’t take long...a matter of months...before you start to become uncomfortable.
THIS is what Consumer Reports still doesn’t understand.
They aren’t aware of the temperature sensitivity of the mattresses they test.
Therefore, their conclusions are all wrong.
Serta, for instance, rates high with them. You already know better from experience.
And, just to add insult to injury, memory foam is made of 61 different chemicals...some, of which, are toxic...like formaldehyde and benzene...just to name a couple of the more dangerous ones. Off gassing these toxic chemicals, memory foam is a health hazard to every living being in your home. It attacks your respiratory system.
The memory foam Simmons uses does not off gas. It still doesn’t hold up worth a damn, but at least, it won’t make you sick.
There is only one long term solution, which requires insulating yourself from the memory foam in the mattress...so that it doesn’t react to your body heat.
Have Macy’s send you a Luxury Firm Beautyrest, without a pillowtop.
In lieu of the pillowtop, add an EverEden all natural 2” Soft Talalay Latex Topper.
Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
It will absorb your body weight, insulate you from the memory foam...sleep cool and cause the mattress to last far longer than the manufacturer intended.
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