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Archive for May 2014

Sealy Posturepedic Cloveridge mattress.

Bob writes: I have opportunity to buy a Sealy Posturepedic Cloveridge queen mattress set. What rating do you give it? I have used Posturepedic for over 30 yrs. Thanks,  Bob Hi Bob, The Cloveridge is an older model. I'm guessing that you are either buying it used or from a […]

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Caring for a new mattress, Natura Latex.

Peter;  We just purchased a Natura latex mattress from you, and love it. Does this mattress need to be rotated or flipped? Sleeping well in Toronto   Hi SWIT,  There's nothing like an all latex mattress…and I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying yours.   The […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Ansleigh w/ a Latex Topper.

Judy writes: I am very happy to have found your website before I spent $2500 on a bed that may not last or be appropriate. I've been to 3 different stores looking at mattresses. Two of the three stores took me to the most expensive mattresses. Both […]

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S&F Ocean View Latex Mattress, Body Impressions.

Janice writes: Hi Peter–am loving your blog.  Do you think a S&F Ocean View Villa  Ultra Plush latex mattress will have minimal sagging?  I know body  impressions are normal these days, and more so with ultra plush, but you  seemed to indicate this wasn't a problem with […]

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Cervical fusion & herniated discs. One king mattress or two twins?

Jill writes: I have had a cervical fusion and have several more herniated disks. Our mattress has lasted a good 8 years but I can't sleep on it anymore. My husband outweighs me by 50 pounds, I'm small and petite. I was thinking that it would be […]

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Sealy Posturpedic mattress has strong chemical odor.

We recently bought a Sealy Posturpedic Queen mattress set. It has an odor. A strong chemical odor. Is this normal? How long will it take for this to dissipate if this is normal? Can we do something to speed the dissipation process? Thanks for your help. Charles   Hi Charles, Every once […]

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Simmons plush pillow-top mattress sags.

Saul Writes: In January I purchased a Simmons plush pillow-top mattress, which has never been comfortable. It sags, slopes at the sides and has body impressions. Can you recommend a plush mattress that will keep its shape??  I don't want one that's too firm. Thanks, Saul   […]

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Loft Mattress for our Teenage Daughter.

Lauren writes: Hi,  I am looking for a full-size mattress for a teenager's loft bed. We would like something that will support our daughter (about 100 pounds) and be comfortable for her, but is also not too thick or heavy. Twelve inches is the maximum for thickness, […]

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Simmons ComforPedic Loft Mattress, Morning Back Pain.

Frank writes: We purchased the Simmons  ComforPedic Loft Air Cool Brilliant Dreams LX P  queen Mattress and box spring at a considerable cost two years ago.  The mattress was fine for the first year and a half.  It now has body impressions on each side of the […]

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High Quality Sealy Posturepedic Mattress.

Karen writes: Hi Peter. I'm looking for a high quality, firm queen-sized mattress. I like the Sealy Posturpedics. Thanks for your help. Karen   Hi Karen, I guessing the you mean, "Like the Sealy Posturepedics used to be". There are a couple of "used to be's" to […]

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A mattress comparable to my 20 year old Sealy Posturepedic.

Ken writes: I have slept on a king size Sealy Posturepedic "Classic 200" firm mattress for over 20 years. It has served me very well. Do you know what the eqivalent Sealy (or other manufacturer) model(s) would be today if I replaced it with a queen size […]

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High Quality Mattress you can flip. Therapedic Cameo Plush Two-sided

Frank writes: Hi Pete, I wrote you yesterday about my Spring Air mattress. Thank you for your quick and thorough response. You advised me to register a complaint with my retailer. Unfortunately, my mattress does have a perspiration stain from me sleeping on it without any covers. […]

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Spring Air Mattress gone bad. Back, Shoulder & Hip Pain.

Frank Writes: I recently found your site, and am very appreciative of the advice you  give concerning mattress selection.  I recently purchased a Spring Air  mattress, less than 18 months ago. About a month and a half ago, I heard  a couple of the springs inside "pop", […]

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Prior Customer looking for a mattress for our daughter.

Heather writes:   Hi Peter, I must give the biggest shout out to you and your company. I've  e-mailed you several times some years ago, and you always replied  with excellent information. We ended up purchasing a bed from you and it  was one of the best […]

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A Latex Topper to Relieve Shoulder Pain.

Lou writes:   I sleep on my sides… I'm awakened within three hours by my shoulder pain that's against the mattress, they're sore. Is it the mattress, or my shoulders? When I get up in the morning after fifteen minutes it's fine. Six foot 200Lbs. I have […]

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Two sided Flippable Mattress, comfortable and long lasting.

Jonathan writes: I presently have a Sealy (can't find the model) king that has softened  up to the point that I wake up feeling like I've been in a brawl.  Now  looking at S&F products, and wanting one that will offer some plushness  with long-lasting support.  Have […]

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Exchanging a Serta icomfort mattress.

  Anna writes: I’ve been reading your website and am impressed with your answers to people. We bought a Serta Icomfort Prodigy memory foam mattress from a local store about 45 days ago. We have not slept at all. We had a firm tempurpedic in the past […]

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A pillowtop mattress for an antique bed.

Lori writes: Great blog!  I'm proud to say that my dear husband and I have been sleeping on an      antique full-sized bed given to me by my great-grandparents.  The frame's  age is unknown.  I'm not so proud to mention that we are also sleeping on […]

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Making a too firm mattress comfortable with a Latex Topper.

I need mattress help quick. I bought a queen Serta perfect sleeper plush firm and it feels like I am sleeping on the ground it is so hard. I can't return it . So today I am looking for a soft mattress. I found a sears-o-pedic queen with over […]

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Natura…100% Safe, Chemical Free Mattress without fire retardant‏.

William writes: I was thinking of buying a new mattress for our new queen size platform frame, so no box spring. But now I have 2 concerns: 1. Flame retardant and other chemical exposure, especially since they all now meets the fire retardant requirements. and 2. I don't want the […]

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Simmons Beautyrest World Class Plush vs. S&F Latex mattress.

Les writes:    I am trying to decide between a Simmons World-class Plush mattress and a S&F latex mattress, which I am told now has a new type of latex that is "more breathable" and not as hot.  Not feeling "movement" from my partner on the mattress […]

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What Mattress for My Osteoarthritis?

I have osteoarthritis in my lower back. I have pain just trying to get to sleep. Some articles say get a firm mattress, others suggest a tempurpedic. What do you suggest? One salesman tried to sell us a "King Coil" mattress. It seemed almost too soft and […]

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A firm Serta mattress with a soft latex topper.

Geoffrey writes: Hello Mr. Cancelli!  Thanks so very much for your expert advice. I purchased a Serta Perfect Sleeper plush pillowtop mattress in April of last year and now have a 2 inch plus hole (body impression?) in the bed. They are going to replace it (not […]

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S&F Pillowtop mattress is sagging.

Melinda writes:  Hello Peter, I wish I had found you before we purchased our mattress, we are on the 2nd replacement and I had written to you but here is the dilemma. We bought a king S&F lux plush pillow top the first time from a large chain […]

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A Mattress for a herniated disc.

Leesa writes:  I have lower back pain that stems from a herniated disc, and I sleep on my back (occasionally on my side). What type of mattress construction would you recommend (Simmons individually pocketed coils, or Sealy’s Posturepedic interlocked Innerspring)? Leesa   Hi Leesa, The choice of […]

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