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Simmons Beautyrest Classic Riversong Plush Mattress.

Zach writes:

Hi There,
My wife and I are in need of a new mattress.  We currently have a Simmons Beautyrest Classic Riversong Plush, King size.  We bought it about eight years ago and I suppose it has been pretty good, though I am starting to wonder if we could do better.  It is completely indented now and it is hurting my back so bad that I have to sleep on the sofa for the support I need.  It’s that bad. I don’t know that I can say we got a bad deal or anything.  For the $900 we spent I suppose eight years is pretty good.  On top of that, it certainly was the most comfortable mattress that either of us ever really owned so…
Anyway, my wife really liked that one and thinks we should just get another.  I’m not so sure.  We are both in our mid thirties and in good shape, but I’m considerably heavier than her, 230 lbs. to 130 lbs.  Clearly, my side of the bead is going to wear out faster.  With all the new tech out there, I just have to wonder if we can’t get a better mattress.  Again, I do have to say that mattress was very comfortable.  The biggest complaint would be motion transfer I suppose.  We could say it didn’t last up to its warranty probably, but I don’t know what good it would do.  It’s not like they can bring the thing back to life.  I would be more willing to invest in a quality mattress than she probably will be.  She is also less likely to invest more because she figures that mattress was already really good so why spend more when she already likes it.  When we bought it we paid about $900, but I’m sure they have gone up.  I would be willing to spend more, but I may need some help selling it to her.  She’s pregnant so if that helps at all…do you have any suggestions?
Best Regards, Zach

Hi Zach,

The Classics were low end Beautyrests. The reason why you got so many years out of it, is because your mattress has no memory foam. Simmons has been sold to an investment group that also bought Serta. Today, all Beautyrest mattresses are upholstered with memory foam. It’s specific purpose is to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.The goal is profit. “Quality” is no longer a word that you can associate with any of the name brands. Sealy and S&F were purchased by Tempurpedic. If you were to do as your wife suggests, you won’t get a year out of it….at average weight…less under a 230 lb man.
Memory foam is advertised as if it were the best thing since sliced bread. Memory foam is, in fact, the worst upholstery material ever invented.Not only is it a lousy product, in terms of performance, it all creates a health hazard….made of 61 different chemicals, some of which are toxic. Formaldehyde and benzene are only two of the several toxic chemicals. It off gasses those toxic chemicals.

The exceptions are: Plant based memory foam, and the memory foam Simmons uses. Simmons cures it before using it. Regardless of if the memory foam is toxic or not, it’s a poor quality product. Memory foam is the only upholstery material that is temperature sensitive….absorbing your body heat and reflecting it back to you. It sleeps hot. They’ve added gel to the memory foam to mitigate the heat. And that only works for a few hours.
You have to make your wife understand the the mattress industry has changed…and not for the better. Leave this up to her way of thinking, you’ll be throwing your money away…money you can’t afford to waste with a baby on the way.
When things in this industry went south, we were a Sealy/S&F retailer. We dropped both line and went shopping at the trade shows for higher quality alternatives. We found a line of mattresses, made in Canada…Natura of Canada Greenspring.These mattresses use the same coil system as is in the Simmons Beautyrest…pre-compressed individually pocketed coils.The coil count is higher, the coils are stronger and the upholstery is natural Talalay Latex. Latex is and has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years. If you’re looking to invest in quality that will provide excellent support, comfort and longevity, this would be it. Not to mention keeping you wife and child safe from the harmful VOCs from most of today’s name brands. My wife and I have the Ultra Plush model…the most comfortable in the line. My wife and I are large people, about 225 lbs. each. After 3 1/2 years, it’s still in like new condition…no body impressions. 

Here is the link to the line and a link to the Ultra Plush model.


Natura of Canada Greenspring Pocketed Coil and Latex Mattresses | The Mattress ExpertThe Liberta Firm Mattress delivers improved well being and scrumptious comfort with eco-friendly flair. A layer of NaturaWool™ maintains temperature control and gently buffers pressure points to diminish nighttime tossing and turning.themattressexpert.com
Liberty Ultra Plush | The Mattress ExpertYou’ll delight in the comfort of natural wool, latex and plant-based foam while you enjoy the support of our 5-zoned coil unit.themattressexpert.com

White Glove Delivery is free and there’s no sales tax.Delivery includes removal of your old set.

Thanks, Pete

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