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Best Mattress for my Arthritis in Canada.

Alice writes: Hi Peter; I live in Ontario Canada, near Niagra Falls. I am 61 years old with arthritis in all joints. I am 5’4″ and weigh close to 200 pounds. I am a side sleeper, sometimes on my back and yikes….on my stomach when I am […]

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Softening the Surface of a Simmons Beautyrest Black Giada Extra Firm Mattress with a Latex Topper.

Jan writes: Hi Pete,  Thanks for your great blog. I had been sleeping on a plush Sealy mattress, which had given me lower back pain. It seemed to not provide enough support. I just purchased a Simmons Beautyrest Black Giada Extra Firm mattress, (with a Macy’s credit I had). […]

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Adara Mattress for Arthritis, NO Memory Foam.

Jean writes: Hi Pete, I’m in the market for a new bed and stumbled across your site.  I am 58 and have arthritis in my lower back. I’m 5’4″, 135 lbs and physically active. I walk 5 miles a day, and sleep restlessly.  I added a memory foam […]

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A Latex Hygrid Mattress for Fibromyalgia, DDD, Osteoarthritis, Hip Back and Shoulder Pain.

Robin writes: Hi Pete, I have tried a number of different mattresses expensive firm-plush, and I still wake up in awful pain.   I’m at my wits’ end. I’m an Army veteran, and most of this pain is service-related. If I’m to avoid those darned painkillers, I need some […]

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RA and Lupus Needs an EverEden Soft Talalay Latex Mattress Topper.

Karen writes: Hello Peter, I have rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The RA gives me lots of hip and shoulder pain at night and the lupus is giving me neck pain.   I have a decent bed with a pillow top, but it is still too firm for my […]

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A Soft EverEden Pure All Natural Talalay Latex Mattress Topper to Relieve Hip Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Susan writes: Hello Peter, I have a sister who is waiting for a hip replacement and she also has rheumatoid arthritis.  She is in a lot of pain, so I was wondering if you could recommend a good mattress topper for her? Thank you, Susan Hi Susan, Sure […]

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A Simmons Beautyrest Mattress for Degenerative Discs and Reduced Motion Transfer.

Andi writes: Hi Pete, I have a lot of sleep issues and need help choosing the right mattress.  I’ve been an insomniac for more than 25 years. I am the lightest sleeper on the face of the Earth!  If my boyfriend slightly moves a foot, I wake […]

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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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A Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for DDD and Osteoarthritis.

Ann writes: Hi Pete, I am finding your website very helpful, as I shop for a new mattress.  I am a side/back sleeper, some degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis and I have had some lower back problems.  I was considering a latex mattress, (after reading your comments/recommendations), […]

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What Mattress for My Osteoarthritis?

Hi Pete, I have osteoarthritis in my lower back. I have pain just trying to get to sleep.  Some articles say get a firm mattress, others suggest a tempurpedic.  What do you suggest?  One salesman tried to sell us a “King Koil” mattress.  It seemed almost too […]

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A Mattress for a Side Sleeper with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Julie writes: Hello Pete,  I am in the market for a new mattress. I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and I am a side sleeper. My current mattress was about $1500 and it is only 5 years old.  It sags in the middle on both sides as I continually turn it (can’t […]

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A Mattress for a Plus Size Woman with RA on a Budget.

Valerie writes: Hi Pete,  I’m 51 years old plus size woman and I’ve suffered from RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) for over half of my life. I had a stroke, awhile back, and could no longer work.  I’m on a disability budget that makes life just bearable. I’m in need […]

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A Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for Large People with DDD, Scoliosis, Arthritis.

Debbie writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I have an OLD 1972 Sealy Posturpedic Extra Firm Imperial, queen size mattress and box spring set.  We are large people in our 60’s. He is 6′ 245 lbs, and I am 5’6″ and 285 lbs. He has had spinal fusion surgery in 1986; sleeps […]

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Pure Talalay Bliss Latex Mattress for Dermatomyositis.

Robert writes: Hi Pete, My wife has been diagnosed with Dermatomyositis with muscle involvement. She is in a lot of pain, sleeping is difficult.  We currently sleep on a Sealy pillow top that is 10 years old. I have been looking at Latex and memory foam mattresses because a friend of […]

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Looking for a Queen Mattress and Boxsprings for Arthritis.

Lori writes: Hi Pete,   I live in NC and wonder about buying a bed over the web without being able to “test” drive the bed.  I wonder about returns, too.   I suspect there is some information on your website, but wanted to start the process […]

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Mattress and Latex Topper Testimonial.

Megan writes: Hey Pete, I have been meaning to send you high praises and have finally found the time to do so. Your assistance in March, helping us identify the right mattress and talalay foam combination was so insightful and thorough. As I had explained to you, […]

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A Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper for Degenerative Disc and Arthritis.

Alexia writes: Hi Pete, Hope this finds you well. 🙂 Maybe you can help me. I’m 5’7. 100 lbs, hyper mobile, but also suffer with, degenerative discs C4,5,6,7; L4,5 bulging; arthritis in joints; sacroiliac joints dislocate frequently. I may possibly need neck surgery due to excess spinal fluid (not […]

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Wolf Latex Hybrid Adara. A Good Quality Budget Mattress for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

Joi writes: Hi Pete, You give advice on mattresses for fibromyalgia and arthritis.   I hear latex is best but nothing is really comfortable.  I got a 700$ dreamfoam memory foam mattress and the sides buckle to where one could literally slide off.  I am in midst of […]

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Returning a Dreamfoam Mattress to Amazon.

JC writes: Hi Pete, I have made no decision about a futon.  What I was asking you, Is there a futon mattress suitable for nightly use for fibro/arthritis sufferers? If so, which?  If not, what mattress would you recommend?  I bought one on amazon from a third party […]

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A Soft Ever Eden Talalay latex mattress topper added to a Tempurpedic for arthritis

Rudy writes: Hi Pete, I was looking at your web site and was wondering if you would recommend a latex topper to lay directly on top of a Tempurpedic  king size mattress? My wife and I both are having shoulder pains due to arthritis. Thanks, Rudy Hi […]

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Desperate Plus-size Couple in need of a mattress that will give us a great night sleep.

Tanya writes: Dear Mattress Expert, We have BIG problems: I’m 340 lbs and my husband is 320. He is a back and sidesleeper and I am a side and stomach sleeper. We toss and turn all night.  I have Rheumatoid arthritis and mild apnea, he is diabetic […]

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Best mattress for osteoarthritic knees.

Liz writes: Hi Pete, I have been plagued with severe osteoarthritis in my knees.   Recently diagnosed with pseudogout in my arthritic knees.  The pain is unbelievable. I need a new mattress and box springs. I am 60 years old and very small…only 5′ tall and weigh 100 lbs. Any […]

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A Wolf Latex/Hybrid Adara Mattress for my Mother with Parkinson’s and Arthritis.

Odete writes: Hello Peter,I need some expert guidance.  My mother suffers from Parkinson’s and on top of that has arthritis in her lower spine.  Both of which make it difficult for her to lay in bed for more than 2-3 hours and get out of bed when […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Recharge World Class Santorini Luxury Firm mattress for arthritic hip pain.

Patrick writes: Hi Pete  I am 5 ft 9 inches and weigh 145 lbs. My wife is 5 ft 5 inches and weighs 125 lbs. We are 80 years old and are in good health and very active. We play golf, exercise daily and travel.  My wife has an arthritic hip […]

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I have Degenerative Disc Disease and Arthritis. What mattress would be best for me, going to Canada?

Gail writes: Hi Pete, I have Degenerative disc disease as well as Arthritis some degenerative disc space, narrowing seen at C3/4C4/5C5/6C6/7three is a slight foraminal encroachment by osteophyte on left side at C5/6C6. Can you tell me what kind of mattress would be best for me I […]

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