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A Mattress to Relieve Back Surgery Pain for an Older Couple.

Susan writes: Hi Pete, I do not know what kind of mattress would b best for my husband and myself.  My husband is 76 years old, 5′ 6″, 190 lbs. and I am 62, 5′ 4″, 128 lbs.  My husband was active til he had back surgery five […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Mattress and Latex Topper for Herniated Disc.

Matthew writes: Hello Pete.   I am 6 foot tall and 185 pounds.   I have a herniated disc at L5 and degenerative effects in that area.   My wife and I purchased a Hello Pete.   I am 6 foot tall and 185 pounds.   I have a herniated disc at L5 and […]

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Memory Foam Mattress Has Lost Comfort and Support After 1 Year.

Jeanne writes: Hi Pete, I’m looking at mattress only at this time.   Just had lumbar spinal fusion and finding the mattresses I have are not comfortable. This memory foam mattress is less than a year old, and has lost the support my back needs.   I am a 57 female, 5’3″, 150 […]

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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 Platinum Luxury Plush Mattress, Hip and Neck Pain.

Latoya writes: Hi Peter,  My husband and I are looking for a new mattress but aren’t sure which mattress is right for us. We are both average sized and both are now experiencing back pain as well as hip and neck pain for myself from not sleeping […]

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Neck, Back, Hip and Shoulder Pain on our Serta Mattress with Memory Foam.

Brandy writes: Hi Pete, I have chronic neck pain and a bulging disc in my lower back.  I have a Serta innerspring mattress with a pillow top of memory foam.  The bed is less than 4 yrs old. I hate it. Have had problems with it from early on.  My […]

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Plush Pillowtop Simmons Beautyrest Mattress, sagging with a hump up the middle, low back pain.

Jack writes: Hi Pete, My wife and I are currently looking for a new mattress.  Our current mattress is a king size Simmons Beautyrest plush pillow top. It has sagged on both sides and now has a hump in the middle.  I am also experiencing lower back pain.  I weigh […]

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A Good Economy Mattress for a Slender Woman with Scoliosis Pain.

Rachel writes: Hi Pete, I’m so glad I found your website.  I’ve learned a lot just from reading your previous posts.   But, I’d also like some advice.  I’m 27, 5’6”, and 105 lbs.   I have scoliosis, causing lower back problems, and some upper.   I’ve had my current mattress […]

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A Tulah Firm Mattress and Latex Topper for a Big Man on a Budget.

Stella writes: Good Morning Pete, I appreciate so much your advise and expertise. The Simmons Beautyrest Black model you recommended is priced over my budget. Can you recommend another mattress in the price $1,000 to $1,300 that will be good for me? I omitted to tell you that my […]

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Sealy Posturepedic Mattress causing back pain.

Jamie writes: Hi Pete, I recently came across your blog on-line. What a life saver!  I am still a little confused so I am hoping you can help. We have a Sealy Posturepedic Cushion Firm mattress that we purchased about a year ago from a “big box” mattress […]

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Back Pain Caused by the Memory Foam in My Simmons Comforpedic Mattress.

Joe writes: Hello Pete, I bought a Simmons Comforpedic memory foam mattress, back in late 2011.   It was great for the first 3 years or so.  But then I started waking up with a sore back.  I am heavy – about 260 lbs. But in good health.  […]

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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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The right mattress for disc related back problems and pain relief.

John writes:  Hi Peter, You are 100% right about latex being the WRONG choice for disc related back problems. I purchased a cushion firm and it felt GREAT until a couple of weeks.  After four weeks I was on the floor because my back was killing me.  […]

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I think the Natura of Canada Greenspring plush eurotop mattress is amazing.

Josh writes: Hi Peter,  Thanks for keeping on top of this issue with my foundation.  My girlfriend will certainly be relieved at this news, and I will take this opportunity to see what this frame is like and consider all of your suggestions.  I appreciate that company’s honestly […]

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Stearns & Foster Estate Almandine Mattress is Too Firm.

Hi Pete, I purchased the Stearns & Foster Estate Almandine mattress a week ago.  I first experienced this bed at Ashley’s Furniture showroom 6 months ago, and I sought out the same bed a week ago.  I hate the bed. I was expecting the same experience when […]

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A pillowtop mattress for an antique bed.

Lori writes: Hi Pete. Great blog!  I’m proud to say that my dear husband and I have been sleeping on an  antique full-sized bed given to me by my great-grandparents.  The frame’s age is unknown. I’m not so proud to mention that we are also sleeping on possibly the original mattress set […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress at The Best Western Hotel.

Beth writes: Hello Peter, Back in August, I stayed at the Denton Inn (Best Western Inn) in Denton, MD for 5 nights.   I had the best, most comfortable 5 nights of sleep I’ve had in a long time.   Usually when I wake up in a hotel, I’m very […]

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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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Tuft & Needle memory foam mattress makes my back sore.

Michael writes: Hi Pete, We recently bought a Tuft & Needle memory foam mattress. My back is sore every morning.  But, I’ve had excellent hotel sleep with hospitality brands “inner spring” including Beautyrest Recharge St. Chapelle Plush and Sealy Venetian Plush.  The memory foam is too soft […]

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Sealy Posturepedic Pillowtop Latex Mattress?

Alex writes: TERRIFIC site, Pete, thank you!  I’m trying to find a compromise for me and my lovely lady. I have back issues and have had surgery.  Also tend to get sore shoulder on certain beds as I am a side sleeper.  My lady is coming from 18 […]

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Replacing a 15 year old Sealy Posturepedic Two-Sided Mattress.

Janet writes: Hi Pete, I just found your site and am so glad I did!  We need to replace our 15 year old Sealy Posturepedic plush queen mattress set but have no idea where to start. Can you help us?  We don’t want to spend a lot but […]

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A Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for a Large Man with Scoliosis.

Art writes: Hi Pete, I have just returned a latex mattress by king coil, with deep body impressions in the first 2 days…but not before it destroyed my back.  I have very bad Scoliosis, with an upper+lower curve. I am looking at Stearns & Foster latex mattress, I’m not […]

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Natura Greenspring Mattress Delivered to Canada.

PJ writes: Hi Pete, Thank you so much for helping us all with choosing the best mattress for our individual needs. The amount of time you spend answering our questions, and the advice you offer is very kind and very appreciated. My husband has bad lower back […]

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Latex or Feather Topper with a Hotel Mattress.

Jason writes: Hey Pete,  I have been reading through many of your posts and love the advice. My wife and I want a new King Size Mattress.  I am 5.10 155 pounds and usually sleep on my stomach or side. My wife is 5.4 125 pounds and […]

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A better mattress for bulging discs.

Lee writes: Hi Pete, I have a Natures Rest All Latex Mattress, that is about 4 years old. I have bulging discs in L4/L5 region and it is not comfortable sleeping on this mattress.  I have a Kingsdown Emerald Crown, which is  better but not good.  I  am 5’3″ and […]

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