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Natura Greenspring Firm Mattress and Latex Topper on an Amish Bed.

Katrina writes: Hi Pete, Our new bed will soon arrive, so now we are looking for a mattress. The bed is a solid wood bed (Amish) and the box spring will sit approx 9 1/2 inches off the floor. I am 5’8″ so I am a bit […]

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A Mattress Recommendation for My 300 Lb. Father-in-Law.

Robert and Sue write: Hello Pete,  We purchased a mattress from you about 4 years ago and have been sleeping comfortably ever since!  We have, finally, convinced my father-in-law to give you a try. He is about 6′ tall, approximately 300 Lbs., with a bad back. Please […]

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A Pure Bliss 2″ Plush Latex Topper on a Luxury Firm Simmons Beautyrest Mattress.

Cliff writes: Hi Pete, About 2 months ago we purchased a Simmons Beautyrest Silver Luxury Firm Mattress, here in Oregon.  While I like the firm support I have to agree with my wife it is too hard, at least on top.  I was about to exchange it […]

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Extra Firm Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper to Relieve Pain from a Severely Damaged Back.

Steve Writes: Hi Pete, I have a severely damaged back, which causes me much pain. I’ve been reading your blog posts. and have determined that I need the following products: 1) The Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove Extra Firm mattress. 2) The Pure Bliss 2″ Plush Natural […]

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Stearns and Foster Mattress Has Body Impressions and Causing Back Pain.

Frank writes: Good Afternoon Sir, In 2012, based upon recommendations from your website, (which was excellent), we purchased a Stearns and Foster mattress and 2″ latex topper.  My wife is approx 160 lbs and likes an ultra soft mattress. I am 6 foot 6 and 255 lbs […]

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A Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress and Latex Topper for a 300 lb Man with a Bad Back.

Randy writes: Hi Pete, I need a mattress that will hold up a 300 lb. man with a bad back and be comfortable for a 180 lb. woman  We want that in Queen size. I kinda like what I have read about the Natura of Canada Greenspring mattress. […]

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Replacing a Serta Pillowtop with a Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper.

Andy writes: Hi Pete, I have been researching our options for purchasing a new mattress and came across your excellent and informative website.   Our current mattress is a Serta Pillowtop that is no longer acceptable for us.   My wife has been complaining of back problems […]

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Replacing a Simmons Beautyrest World Class Rembrandt Mattress.

Ellen writes: Hi Pete,  I am wanting to replace our Simmons Beautyrest World Class Rembrandt mattress with another Simmons product.  I have read a lot of reviews and spoke with Simmons. I am not only confused, but disappointed, if I may be honest. I have back issues […]

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A Mattress to Address Post Back Surgery Support.

June writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I have been sleeping on a water bed for the past 30 plus years.  It is a high quality waveless waterbed, and we just love it.  My husband had some back surgery and the doctor told us we need to […]

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A Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for Very Heavy People.

Lou writes: Hi Pete, I’ve seen some of your blog posts about mattresses for people who carry a lot of weight. My wife and I are such people, with me weighing more than 500 pounds and my wife being a shapely 350.. We have purchased a couple […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress, like at La Quinta Hotels.

Joan writes: Hi Pete, I found your site while I was looking for the mattresses used at La Quinta Hotels.  I have read and read the questions and your comments esp. on back pain.  We are looking for a new mattress. My husband and I sleep on a […]

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Hip and Sciatica Pain on a Simmons Comforpedic Memory Foam Mattress.

Chet writes: Hi Pete, My wife and I bought a Simmons Comforpedic Blue Sky Firm memory foam mattress, several years ago.  The mattress was too firm for us, so we exchanged it within 30 days for a Blue Sky Plush.  This product has not been very kind […]

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Back Pain, A Latex Mattress for an Adjustable Bed.

Sharon writes: Hi Pete, My husband had esophageal surgery and needs to sleep elevated.    Recently my very generous brother surprised us with a adjustable bed.   The only problem is that he did not ask what we preferred in firmness.   Later he commented as to […]

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Severe Lower Back Pain on a Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe Memory Foam Mattress.

Loretta writes: Hello Pete, I just found you and hope you can help me.   I purchased Tempurpedic Cloud Luxe mattress, their softest, and have had severe lower back pain ever since.  I did not suspect the mattress, at first, as I had been told by the salesman […]

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Relieve Back and Sciatica Pain. Simmons Beautyrest Mattress with a Latex Topper.

Diana writes: Hi Pete, We have a short lived Simmons Beautyrest which has sagged, considerably, after four years.   It is a plush pillow top. After reading some of your blog posts, I see that was a mistake.   I am 5’5” and 115 pounds. My husband […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and EverEden Latex Topper.

Hi Pete, We went mattress shopping today and enjoyed the feel of the Sealy Gel Memory Foam mattress.  However, after reading your advice, just now, we’ve decided to avoid memory foam altogether. Thanks for the heads-up.  I’m 5’10’ and weigh 125-165 lbs (that would be pregnancies). My husband is […]

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I Have Herniated Discs and my Memory Foam Mattress Provides No Back Support.

Hi Pete, I’m 6ft, 210 lbs. My girlfriend is 5.6 125 lbs. I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back, pending surgery. I had purchased a queen memory foam mattress, a couple months ago, and was told it had medium density and would help my back? It is […]

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Tempurpedic Mattress Causing Morning Back Pain.

Hi Pete, My husband and I bought a California King Tempurpedic mattress 14 months ago.   It was comfortable at first, but recently, it seems to be making my hip and back pain (primarily from lumbar scoliosis) worse.   I think the mattress has softened due to body heat, causing my hips to sink further into it than the rest of my body. My spine is bending and causing considerable […]

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Replacement Mattress Needed for a College Student with Back Pain.

Alan writes: HI Pete, We are in need of a replacement mattress for our son, who is a college student at USC. The mattress he has, is worn and causing him back pain. He’s only going to use it for a few years, so I don’t want to […]

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A New Mattress Like Our Bassett Carrington Chase Ultra Plush Latex Mattress.

Joe writes: Hi Pete, We have a Bassett Carrington Chase Ultra Plush latex mattress, that we bought about 15 years ago.  We now need a queen size for another bedroom, which I will be using on a regular basis. Over-all, we’ve been happy with our mattress, but […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress to Relieve Chronic Back Pain. Pure Bliss Latex/Down Pillow to Relieve Chronic Neck Pain.

Wilma writes: Hi Pete, Who knew that choosing a mattress could be such a dizzying experience?  My husband is 6’2 and weighs approx. 185 lbs. I’m 5’0” and weigh 100 lbs.  My husband has suffered decades of chronic pain in his lower back/hip and through his neck.  The pain, […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for Large People with Herniated Discs and Fibromyalgia.

Hello Pete, My husband and I currently live in Germany but just bought a house in Maryland.   We are currently sleeping on an Ikea Sultan Atloy mattress and we know that we do NOT want this in our new house. We are large people. I am 5’8″ and […]

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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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Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Mattress and Latex Topper for a Large Man.

Alex writes: Hi Pete, I’ve always thought that I needed a firm, very firm mattress, as I’ve had lower back issues since high school. (when I was much lighter. However, I recently had to use an air mattress with a frame for an extended period of time.  The mattress […]

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Frustrated and Confused as to What Mattress to Buy.

Ari writes: Hi Pete, I am completely frustrated and confused by the mattress industry and have no idea what to buy. We slept for more than 15 years on a firm Sealy Posturepedic mattress that my in-laws bought us for a wedding present. We loved it!  The only […]

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