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Archive for July 2014

Back Surgery, Firm Beautyrest w/ Latex Foam Topper, Two-sided Cameo Plush.

 Susie writes: I do not know what kind of mattress would be best for my husband and myself.  My husband is 76 years old, 5' 6", 190 lbs. and I am 62, 5' 4", 128 lbs.  My husband was super active til he had back surgery five years ago where […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Legend Mattress.

Barbara writes: Hi Pete, Just bought a Tempurpedic mattress based on a friend’s glowing recommendation.   It was delivered on Wednesday and (Monday) I am going back to the store to return it.   The return policy they gave me for Tempurpedic is a refund after 90 days but […]

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Scoliosis & Bulging disc. A Firm Latex Foam Mattress.

Pete writes: Help! We purchased a Simmons Latex Natural Care Plush mattress a few years ago and my back is killing me.  I recently had an MRI to find out what the problem is and I have mild disc bulging and I have had mild scoliosis since I […]

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Sleep cool and undisturbed in a Latex Foam Mattress.

Jan writes: Dear Expert, The memory foam boasts good motion control but it retains heat. Is there a mattress that has good motion control but doesn't retain heat? Thank you, Jan  Hi Jan, Certainly. Latex foam does all the things memory foam says it will do, do them […]

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5 things to consider when sleeping outdoors.

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SLEEPING OUTDOORS A Contribution by James Menta    So, you're outdoorsy. I get that. We are like-minded on that one. You like the fresh feeling of chilled air in your lungs and the increased chances of being eaten by a bear. Or […]

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Stearns & Foster Italian Garden Plush Latex Foam Mattress.

John writes: Hoping you can help with this question. We have a stearns and foster oasis saybrook point latex mattress and looking to replace it with the stearns and foster Italian garden plush latex.  Are they comparable?  Should I use a 2" talalay topper on the new […]

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Two-Sided Therapedic Medi-Coil Mattress.

Teresa writes: Can you tell me the mattress that compares to the Therapedic Medi-Coil posture control 3000.  Stayed at a bed and breakfast and fell in love with the mattress. Thanks, Teresa     Hi Teresa, The mattress you're asking about is 15 years old, based on a […]

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Shoulder Pain, All-Natural Talalay Latex Foam Mattress topper.

Dustin writes: Hello Peter, Thank you for all of your insight and instruction. I am writing on be-half of a close friend. She has been in some car accidents and experiences shoulder pain when she sleeps. She is a side sleeper and has tried both a pillow-top […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Classic Flatbrook luxury firm mattress.

Joe writes; Hi, I have been reading some of your advice and you sound like you know a lot about mattresses. We have a small chalet in northern Michigan that we use about 8- 12 times a year. the mattress we have there is not good. Recently we […]

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DDD & herniated discs, Firm mattress & soft latex foam topper.

Sue writes: Hi, I've been reading about latex foam toppers on your site, and I have some questions. I have severe ddd which causes low back pain and hip pain (herniated discs at L4-L5 and L5-S1 with some nerve impingement). I currently have a very firm (relatively […]

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Mattress Warranty with an Old Boxspring.

Steve writes: If I've already got a high-quality box (albeit 10 years old), why buy anything but a replacement mattress?  What is the lifespan for a decent box?  Does it affect the warranty of the new mattress?  Thanks, Steve     Hi Steve, While not as noticeable as a […]

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Sciatica, All-Natural Dunlop & Talalay Latex Foam Mattress.

Cheryl writes: My husband and I have a five-year-old king a Serta Perfect Sleeper Super Pillowtop mattress with a memory foam topper which has compressed so that it has two "troughes" and a hill in the middle.  My husband has sporadic back issues and the bed is so uncomfortable for […]

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ddd, lupus, fibromyalgia, hip & shoulder pain. Latex Foam Mattress & Topper.

Cindy writes: Hi Peter.  I've gone through too much pain in recent years from lupus / fibro / degenerative disc disease and now am waking with hip and occasional shoulder pain. I have a very firm 2 sided sealy excellent condition mattress with a 3 inch Talalay mattress […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Legend Plush Mattress.

Neville writes: Hello- I came across your site while looking for reviews on a mattress I am about to buy, the Simmons Beautyrest Legend Plush in a California King size, and noticed that a couple of years ago, you said you sell a comparable product at a […]

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Which Talalay latex foam topper for an old mattress?

Lydia writes: I currently have a 20+ year old very firm Beautyrest mattress (bought directly from the plant as a previous employee) that is in good shape.  However, I am now in my late 50’s many pounds overweight with old back issues, and I have recently been […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Ava Luxury Firm mattress

Hi Peter, Do you know where i can actually see the Simmons Beautyrest Black Ava Luxury Firm mattress, in NY or NJ areas? or, is there some way you can describe to me if there is any plush feeling on this luxury firm model AVA, any softness […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Hotel Mattress.

Margie writes: Hi Pete, Do you carry Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, like the ones they use in hotels? We just got back from an early vacation and never slept better in my life. For the first time in years, we slept soundly and woke with none of our […]

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Upper Back & Hip Pain on a Sealy Pillowtop Mattress.

Sarah writes: Hi Pete,  I recently purchased a queen size sealy posturepedic plush euro pillowtop mattress and have been sleeping on for a month. I've been having some upper back and hip pain after sleeping on it. I'm wondering if it is just an adjustment period or […]

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A mattress like my old two-sided Sealy Posturepedic.

Karen writes: Hi Pete, I have been sleeping in my granddaughter's bed, it is a two-sided and flippable Sealy Posturepedic Voyages Plush mattress that is about 15 yrs. old. I LOVE this bed.   It is far better than my own one sided Sealy, which is only […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Recharge, A good quality, reasonably priced mattress.

Kathy writes: Hi Pete, I ordered a couple of sets of S&F Heidi from you last year and have loved sleeping on them. Thanks. I appreciated your advice then, so here's another "which would you buy?". Our daughter is moving to Charlotte NC for the next 18 […]

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Sealy Posturepedic vs. Simmons Beautyrest Mattress.

Keith writes: Hi Pete.  Well I'm thinking about the Sealy posturpedic line that I saw at a local store.  The one with the higher coil count etc.  They were pretty comfortable compared to similar beds and had a better price.  It was earlier this year so I […]

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Herniated discs in back & neck, Broad shoulders…Mattress and latex foam topper.

Pete writes: Hi Pete, I've got a set (6) of mildly herniated disks in my mid back as well as a more seriously herniated one in my neck (4 / 5 I think – the typical one that most people have trouble with). I also have broad […]

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Well Made, Reasonably Prices Mattress for Our Teen Daughter.

Brenda writes:   We're looking for a full-size mattress for my 15-year old daughter (mattress only). We got a quote for the Sealy Posturpedic Gel Series mattress for $840. Is that a decent price? What is your thought on this mattress? She is a side-sleeper and likes relatively firm […]

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The hump up the middle of a king size mattress.

Susan writes: Hi Pete, A few years ago, we decided to upgrade from the queen mattress we had been sleeping on, to a king. We had recently been on vacation and slept on a king size mattress at the hotel. The extra space in the mattress was […]

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