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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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Natura of Canada Greenspring to Replace a 16 Year Old Stearns and Foster Mattress.

Barry writes: Hi Pete, Thanks for all the helpful information over the years.  I have a 16 year old stearns & foster, that lost its mojo a few years ago, and needs to be replaced.  I am 6’5″, 250 pounds and my wife is 5’7″ 170 pounds. I’ve had […]

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High Quality, Long Lasting Mattress to Relieve the Pain from Scoliosis.

Olivia writes: Hello Pete, It’s 4 am and I can’t sleep due to, now regular, back pain due to “s” curve scoliosis.  I am 26 years old and feel like an old lady trying to get out of bed every morning.  The pain is real, I am doing […]

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Returning a Casper Mattress, Causing Back Pain.

Phil writes: Hi Pete, Recently, I got caught up in the hype and bought a Casper “mattress in a box” from QVC. It’s going back. I’m a middle aged man, a little on the heavy side, and with some minor back pain due to worn discs. The […]

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All I want is a mattress that will allow me to sleep without waking up with an aching back!

Debbie writes: Good Evening Peter,  The only way I know to start this is by saying, “All I want is a mattress that will allow me to sleep without waking up with an aching back!”.   I recently purchased a Therapedic mattress with individually pocketed coils and gel memory […]

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Does a Saatva or Avocado Mattress with a Latex Topper Makes Sense?

Dave writes: Hi Pete, I love your website!  I would be so grateful for a response to this email.   I’m a 5’6″, 160 pound male, age 55.   I sleep on my side, but wake up every night with lower back pain at L4/L5, ever since I […]

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Shoulder and Back Pain from a Nectar Memory Foam Mattress.

Anthony writes: Hey there! I just wanted to shoot you an email to ask for suggestions regarding a queen-size mattress. Unfortunately, I got pulled into the memory-foam “hype”. Since purchasing this Nectar mattress, this past January, I’ve not been pleased…to say the least.   After reading some of […]

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Softening a Too Firm Mattress with an EverEden Soft Talalay Latex Topper.

Hi Pete, My husband and I recently purchased a king sized Simmons Beautyrest Black mattress in luxury firm.  We’ve had it for three weeks now, trying to see if it will meet our needs. I’m beginning to develop lower back pains.  I’m 5’4″, 125 lbs and have never […]

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