We are interested in purchasing a new king mattress. Out current mattress is a Tempurpedic 100% memory foam (extra firm) that we purchased new from Tempurpedic in 2012.
The mattress is comfortable and we sleep through the night, however when we wake in the morning, our lower back (lumbar) is very sore & tight and remains that way throughout the entire day.
It is getting progressively worse, I can no longer sleep in the bed.
I am 44 years old, 6'0", 195 pounds (fairly fit, exercise often), my wife is 5'8", approx. 150 pounds. What type of mattress would you recommend for us?
My brother has a standard inner spring (firm) mattress with a separate 2-3 inch foam or latex mattress topper.
Shall we go with a firm inner spring mattress with an additional topper, if so, what mattress & topper would you recommend.
Thank you, Rob
As much as I enjoy selling mattresses, I don't enjoy selling them to people unless there is a need.
It's quite likely that you are in a position of not actually needing one.
Memory foam is your problem. It doesn't support well.
Of all the upholstery materials, it's the only one that is temperature sensitive.
As it warms from the body heat you emit, it softens and you sink into it, throwing off the alignment of your spine, causing back pain.
However, your mattress is not likely to be 100% memory foam.
The underside of your mattress is likely to be made of high density poly foam, which is not temperature sensitive and far more resilient than the memory foam it supports.
If you simply flip your mattress over, that should be all you need do.
If you find that side to be too firm, then it's easy to adjust the surface feel with an Ever-Eden 2" soft Talalay latex topper.
Latex Mattress Topper
But, first things first. Flip the mattress, dress it, and let me know how you're feeling tomorrow.
Check the law label at the head of the mattress. It will tell you the percentages of the materials used to make it. You should find a higher percentage of poly foam than memory foam...aka visco.
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