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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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A Mattress for many serious ailments.

Hi Peter, I am a shocking sleeper. I am now severely ill with a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. I have the following conditions: fibromyalgia primary sjogrens syndrome muscle wasting artritis dystonia ataxia parkinsonism spinal probs with nerve impingement towards top. had falls causing complete tears at shoulders restless legs […]

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A Soft Talalay Latex Topper for a Simmons Beautrest Teagan luxury firm mattress & Arthritis.

Joan writes: Hi Peter,  I am interested in the Talalay latex topper. We recently purchased a Simmons Beautrest Teagan luxury firm mattress. I opted for that model even though I liked another  mattress that was softer.  I have never had a soft mattress. However, at my age (56), I […]

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Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Very Big Man, Mattress Recommendation?

Pam writes: Hi Pete, Based on some of the other messages I’ve seen on your site, can you recommend a mattress for the following: Husband is a big man – 6’1″ 280 – 290; just a big person – hands, head etc.,he’s just a very big man. Me – […]

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Best Mattress Topper for (RA) Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Susan writes: Hello, 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, There’s […]

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Rhuematoid Arthritis, Plus Size People, Mattress suggestion and questions.

John writes: Hi Pete, My wife and I need lots of support. I’m at 360 lbs. plus and she, too, is heavy and has Rhuematoid Arthritis and has had multiple joints replaced. I am a toss and turner, maybe because of the mattresses we’ve had, but have […]

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Herniated Discs, Large Person, Wolf Adrian coil/latex hybrid mattress.

Jennifer writes: Hello! I was reading a post that someone sent to you about their back and what you recommended.  I have 2 herniated discs in my lower back (can’t remember the part , its where you’re back curves in. I believe that may be the cervical […]

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Mattress Advice. Osteoarthritis. Simmons Beautyrest Black Ava & Latex Topper.

Joann writes: Hi Pete Would love to have your advice on a new mattress. I have osteoarthritis in back and neck…Husband is 5 ft. 8 and 195 lbs. I am 5 ft. 5 and 240 lbs….both of us sleep on side and back. Please help. Thank you, Joann   […]

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L3 & 4 Disc issues, over-weight, Osteoarthritis. Therapedic Cameo Plush, Best Value Mattress.

Donna writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I are in our late 60s. I have osteoarthritis in my knee and I am over weight. My husband has L3 and 4 disc issues and is over weight. We have a problem with getting hot at night. We need […]

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Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, hip & shoulder pain. Simmons Beautyrest & Latex mattress topper.

Cheri writes: Hi Pete, I am 5’6″, 61, 110lbs, boney,  with fibromyalgia, ddd and arthritis. I can’t stand the sleep number bed, tempurpedic.  I wake up with hip pain. I sleep only on my back due to hip and shoulder pain. My partner could sleep on a […]

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Stearns & Foster luxury plush mattress alternatives.

Danielle writes: Hello! Yesterday, my husband and I were shopping for mattresses. I am 5’9″ and 170 lbs, and my husband is 6′ and 150. We prefer a plush mattress as opposed to a firmer one. I have Rheumatiod Arthritis – so I do have joint pain. […]

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Latex Foam Mattress Toppers and Pillows for neck pain.

Aaron writes: Hello, My son has a Simmons tru energy Brielle plush firm.  Do you recommend a latex foam topper as well or should the plush firm be good but still have the support? He is 6 and weighs approximately 58 lbs. Also, my parents are 69 […]

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Fibromyalgia, DDD, Osteoarthritis, Hip Back & Shoulder Pain. Which Mattress?‏

Robin writes: I have tried an expensive firm-plush, a less expensive medium plush, and a standard firm, with eggshell toppers (since I can’t afford the high-dollar latex foam models like Talalay or even those at half their price, really), and I still wake up in awful pain.  […]

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