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Archive for March 2018

Mattresses at Discount and Clearance Centers.

Brenda writes: Hi Pete, I took my father mattress shopping to replace his sagging 5 year old Simmons mattress.   We went to a mattress discounter that had a Sealy Hidden Brook mattress for 299.00.   Dad liked the bed but we just weren’t sure….   We were told it wouldn’t have […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Silver Series Mattress.

Hi Pete, I’ve been looking over your Web offerings.  I know that ‘Tempurpedic’ is a brand name and their foam is known as ‘memory foam’. Under your Simmons Beautyrest Silver Series line, the materials show as Air Cool and Air Foam.  Is it correct to assume this material has the same basic properties as memory […]

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Best Mattress for Fibromyalgia, Tendinitis, Arthritis and DDD.

Hi Pete, I thought I would confirm with you which mattress I should purchase considering my circumstances.  I am 97-100 lbs. I have severe shoulder blade pain and am a side sleeper.  The mattress I have now is about 10 years old; with a pillow-top; not a name brand.  I […]

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Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain from a Tempurpedic Memory Foam Mattress.

Hi Pete, We have a Tempurpedic mattress, which has not been very pleasant to sleep on.   After several months of discomfort, we purchased a three inch memory foam topper, with memory foam pillows, thinking that was our problem.   This situation has worsened and the bed is sleeping […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattresses are High Quality to Relieve Sciatica Pain.

Neal writes: Hi Pete, I’ve been doing a lot of research, and now going through paralysis by analysis.  Looking for King bed for me (210 lbs) and wife (130 lbs).  Our current bed has a pillowtop and was good for the first year, but now has growing valleys. Ever since they’ve developed, it […]

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3 Section Latex mattress, Which side is up?

Hi Mattress Expert, Our daughter is moving and gave us her 1 1/2 year old latex mattress.  It has three sections inside a zippered cotton cover. The sections are 6″,  3″  and 1″.   The bottom 6″ piece has arrow labels around the sides pointing up.  However, the […]

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Wolf Adrian vs. Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattresses.

Jim writes: Hi Pete, I was just reading some of the info on your blog and website.  You often recommend a Wolf Adrian mattress, and also, the Natura of Canada Greenspring. I was ready to pull trigger on a latex mattress that I found online, then found your site. Any brief thoughts you can share? Appreciated, Jim […]

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Back Pain with an Old Sealy Latex King Mattress on an adjustable bed.

Jim writes: Greetings Pete Here we are again, shopping for a mattress. We just bought a split king adjustable s-cape base so my wife can elevate her head. But it is hard on my back!  Currently we have a king one piece Sealy SpringFree Latex Gardenvine mattress that […]

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A Mattress for Fibromyalgia that Doesn’t Sink In.

Kimberly writes: HI Pete, My husband and I are looking into getting a new mattress. But, I need help trying to find a good one for us.   I have fibromyalgia with neck & hip problems.    Our mattress now we have a hard time getting out of […]

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EverEden Soft Talalay Latex Topper on a Too Firm Stearns and Foster Mattress.

Glenn writes: Hi Peter, I purchased a Stearns and Foster Firm King size mattress, around 8 months ago.  Almost immediately my hips started to hurt in the morning and shortly after, my back as well. Due to this fact, I’ve been relegated to the guest room bed for the last […]

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Good Quality, Reasonably Priced, All Latex Mattress.

Steven writes: Hi Pete, I have been shopping for mattresses for years.  I am at the point where I am desperate for sleep.  I am 47, 160 and a side sleeper when not on my back.  I currently have a traditional mattress.  I’ve decided that I want […]

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A Latex Topper on the Flip Side of our Simmons Beautyrest Plush Pillowtop Mattress?

Craig writes: Hi Peter, We have a six year old Simmons Beautyrest queen-size plush pillowtop mattress. It hasn’t met our expectations.  We weren’t sure we wanted a pillowtop Mattress. But, we listened to the salesman’s advice. We’ve tried to rotate it once or twice a year even though it can’t […]

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Mattress for Herniated discs in back and neck, with broad shoulders.

Luke writes: Hi Pete, I’ve got 6 of mildly herniated discs in my back and a more seriously herniated one in my neck. I also have broad shoulders and weight about 190 lbs. 5’10”.  I’ve been told I should sleep on my side – which is fine.  But, I find that my shoulders […]

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Previous Customer Going from a Queen to a King Size Mattress.

Laura writes: Hello Pete, Five years ago, I found your website and took your advice.  At the time, your advice was to get a firm or extra firm mattress and add the latex topper.  We bought a Beautyrest Recharge firm queen mattress and ordered the latex 2-inch […]

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Tempurpedic Mattress is Going Back. Which Simmons Beautyrest Black and Latex Topper?

Barbara writes: Hi Pete, We 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 […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattress Causing Herniated Disc Pain.

Philip writes: Hello, Peter.  Your blog has given me more information than any other source!  Thank you so much, you are a life saver.  I suffer from a herniated L5 and my husband purchased a very expensive bed.  It is about 6 months old and it’s now […]

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Sciatica and Back Pain from a Too Soft Stearns and Foster Mattress.

Kathy writes: Hi Pete, I just purchased Stearns and Foster mattress that’s way too soft. I have a one time exchange with the store and am stymied, confused and uncertain. You consistently recommend Luxury Firm mattress with 2” Talalay latex topper. One of this stores S&F models is a […]

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3″ Vytex Dunlop Latex Topper for a Comfortaire Mattress.

Kathleen writes: Hello Peter, I read through your blog and I am confused about which latex topper will help me… …or if I need a new mattress too. I have a Geovista air bed from Comfortaire, bought in 2003.  This used to be very comfortable, but now I wake up […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Luxury Firm Mattress and Talalay Latex Topper.

Ester writes: Hi Peter, Do you know where I can actually see the Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree 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…any softness on […]

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What Mattress is “The Cadillac of the Industry”, if not Stearns and Foster.

Glenn writes: Hello Pete, I was reading a response of yours to a customer query in which you referred to  Stearns and Foster as once having been “The Cadillac of the industry”.   I realize that they no longer hold that distinction. I am curious to discover who, in your […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring to Replace a 10 Year Old Stearns and Foster Mattress.

Glenn writes: Hi Pete, Thanks so much for the prompt response.   I realize “the good ol’ days” really were the good ol’ days, and not just some metaphorical pining for a nostalgic yesteryear.   “They don’t make’em like they used to” has finally graduated to hyperbole!   We’re on a […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Luxury Firm Mattress and Latex topper.

Harry writes: Hi Pete, My wife and I are in our 50’s and are both side, front, and back sleepers.  Our old Beautyrest is 20 years old and time to replace!  We are looking at the Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree luxury firm and the Black Mariela luxury firm models.  Which one […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Plush EuroTop Mattress to Relieve Hip Pain.

Robin writes: Hi Pete, I am a 44 year old female. I sleep on my side with some minor hip pain.  Can you recommend an individually pocketed coil mattress with the natural latex built in? Or, do I have to buy the latex topper separately? Thank you, Robin  Hi Robin, The […]

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Platform Bed for a Wolf Adara Mattress.

Allie writes: Hi Pete, A few months ago, we bought one of your Adara mattresses for our daughter. She loves it and we’re thankful to you for recommending it.  It’s very comfortable, and sleeps soundly. Now, we want to get a platform bed for her, something cute. The […]

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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 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 luxurious. And so, when we got […]

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