I stumbled across your web site while researching mattress toppers. I am a 5’7″, 135 pound, 62 year old female, currently sleeping on a 2 year old Kingsdown “Enchantment” Eurotop mattress set.
The mattress is composed of 84% urethane foam and 16% polyester fiber batting on a spring set.
I have severe back problems. Back in 2009, I had a 9 level spine fusion surgery with instrumentation (two rods, two cages and 34 screws) for the conditions listed below:
1. Idiopathic scoliosis (44 degree curve in lower spine)
2. Lumbar foraminal stenosis
4. Lumbar facet syndrome
5. Lumbar radiculitis
6. Lumbar spondylosis
7. Cervical spondylosis
9. Pelvic obliqquity
10. Leg length discrepancy
Fast forward to 2017. It’s been a long journey to try to get back to a somewhat pain free life, but unfortunately the surgery didn’t alleviate the pain associated with the above conditions.
In addition to feeling miserable most of the time, I’ve noticed within the past few months, that my shoulders and hips have begun to ache during the night.
I am unclear as to whether these new problems are from the residual 15% curvature of the spine that the surgeon could not eliminate, old age and the degenerative diseases which accompany it, or my mattress.
Might you be able to recommend something for me to sleep on that would provide a good, comfortable, restful sleep?
I would have no problems in discarding what I am now sleeping on, if it something new would provide a restful sleep.
With the new complaints, I thrash around in the bed, tossing and turning from one side to the other.
Any suggestions you could provide to assist in a better night’s sleep would be most gratefully appreciated.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you concerning my somewhat unique situation.
Best regards, Bev
In looking up your mattress, online, it says that the coil system is individually pocketed coils.
For most people, this is good choice.
Then again, most people haven’t had spinal fusions and rods inserted in their backs.
While the contouring support does a great job of maintaining the spine’s natural alignment, your spine no longer has its natural shape.
The contouring support of an individually pocketed coil unit is fighting what your back is now.
Kingsdown makes a couple of different foundations. One uses an old fashioned coil, which has plenty of give. The other is very rigid, and has no flex.
I want you to slip your hand between the mattress and it’s foundation…and push down.
If it’s the one with no flex, then you can continue to use it.
If it is the softer boxspring, then that will need to be replaced, as well.
From what I read, that mattress came with the stiffer foundation, but you need to physically check that to be sure.
The mattress needs to be stiffer, with a coil system that does not contour.
You will also need a latex topper to go with it, to provide surface comfort that will help relieve pressure points.
The mattress I’m recommending is delivered via FedEx.
It needs to be brought in, unpacked and put on your foundation.
And, your old mattress needs to be removed.
This will require someone other than yourself to get that done.
The mattress is made by a very old family owned and operated Midwest manufacturer.
The same family has been operating this facility since 1873.
The name of the brand is Wolf. It’s their two sided flippable models.
There are 3 from which to choose, but I suggest one of the 2 firmer models, which will give nice even support to your back.
Add to that, the EverEden all natural 2″ soft latex topper...either Dunlop or Talalay.
However, given your situation, I’m leaning to the Dunlop as the better choice.
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