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Help Selecting a Simmons Beautyrest Mattress.

E.J. Writes:

Hello Peter,
I am in the market for a new mattress and kinda want to kill myself. I thought I was informed and narrowing down my choices and then I found this site which is very informative. 

I am hoping someone may be able to help me. We (my wife and I) bought a nature’s sleep memory foam mattress (queen) two years ago to replace a Bob’s discount coil two-sided mattress (don’t believe they have anything like that anymore) which I loved but it was about 15 years old and warping so it had to go. 

We got the Nature’s sleep online and saw it had good reviews and got it for a good price which is obviously not enough research. 

The mattress felt good initially and still does when I go to sleep on it but I wake up with lower back pain every day. 

The pain used to go away after a few minutes so I ignored it. Then it kept getting worse and it sometimes is hanging around all day. 

Now that I look back, I’m pretty sure it started sometime after I got this mattress. I saw how evil memory foam is on your site and it makes sense. I am not sure if it is all the mattress’ fault but can’t help but think it has something to do with it. I am 40, fairly small, and in relatively good shape. My wife’s back is fine. It is a firm foam mattress and for a while we had a soft topper on top of it which I took off and my back felt fine for a few months then started hurting daily again. We have rotated it but it has been a few weeks and I haven’t noticed any difference.
I have been to a few stores here in CT and tested out a million mattresses. They all feel great for a few minutes and I found one store that does offer a 120 day guarantee which you can exchange a mattress for no charge or delivery fee. 

You can just pick another one and they’ll switch it for you or give you your money back. Of course 120 days isn’t the same as a few years, but most stores have an exchange charge and/or a delivery fee. 

One mattress they suggested is a Simmons BeautyRest Recharge Levanna (probably some other name in every other store) Luxury Firm. I also liked a similar model in another store.

It’s $899 with box spring and free delivery and setup. 

I am not 100% certain if this one was a pillow top, but now I’m kind of hoping it is not. Of course it does have some kind of foam on top of the innerspring. They also have a mattress available that the owner of the store helped create (the nettelton) which contains latex (not sure how much) and was extremely comfortable in store (they all are) and felt very supportive as well.  

I can’t really find reviews on it since it is a small chain only in CT. This one is a $1300 set (queen).
Now I’m wondering if I should just buy an old-fashioned two-sided coil mattress and put a latex topper on top. 

They are much harder to find. Most stores seem to have maybe two models hidden somewhere like an old CRT Television. 

This particular store did have a couple of gold bond mattresses which were also founded in CT. They did admit that they are still good mattresses but I should have more support for what I need, blah blah. 

I would like to be able to test my mattress before I buy it (even though that may make little difference). 

Any suggestions on what I should do, where I should go, or what I should buy? Is it completely pointless to put a latex topper on my memory foam mattress?
I apologize for the length of email but I am trying to educate myself as much as possible before I purchase.
Thank you,

Hi E.J.,

You have a number of options open to you, that will correct your problem.

The least expensive option, and one that has worked well for many over the years, is to add a layer of Ever-Eden soft Talalay latex to the underside of your mattress.

That is to say, the top of your mattress, once you flip it over.

Memory foam mattresses have a couple/few inches of memory foam atop a HD Poly foam core. That firmer core is better support for your spine than the memory foam.

In fact, you can flip that mattress today and awake tomorrow without all that back pain. It won’t be terribly comfortable, which is where the soft layer of latex comes in, which is extremely comfortable.

None of the manufacturers participate in comfort exchanges. When you deal with a retailer who offers one, you need to understand that whatever he takes back cannot go back to the factory for credit.

So, the common practice is to re-bag them and sell them to the next person who wants that model mattress. This means that you could easily end up with something that someone else had returned.

Doesn’t sound so good anymore…does it?

Those $899 Beautyrests are Classic models…the low end of the Beautyrest line. It is what we recommend for children and guest rooms.

The appropriate Beautyrest for average weight adults, is the World Class models. We recommend the starting model in the World Class line, in luxury firm and adding a 2″ soft Talalay latex topper to go with it.

That model on our site is the Santorini.

A Beautyrest without a latex topper will need replacing in a couple/few years. That same mattress with a latex topper will last for approx. 10 years….the latex being an important part of the sleep system.

The link you provided doesn’t work, so there’s no way to know how much latex it has or where it is in the mattress. Unless the latex is right at the top, it won’t help much.

Either way, this will solve your problem.

Here are the links to that mattress and to the latex toppers. Delivery is free and there’s no sales tax.


Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Santorini Mattress

Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Santorini








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