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.
Keeping your mattress clean and dry will increase its longevity.
We recommend our Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector.
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.
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We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.
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