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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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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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Which is a Better Mattress, Latex or Innerspring?

Sheri writes: Hi Pete, Which is a better mattress–latex or innerspring? Thanks, Sheri Hi Sheri, If only it were that simple! There are so many good and bad choices on either side of that isle. It’s kinda like standing at the podium, in The Hall of Congress, looking out […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Plush Eurotop Mattress to Relieve Back Pain.

Jessica writes: Hi Pete, I have an 8 yr old Sheraton sweet sleeper mattress and I wake up every morning with back, neck and shoulder pain!  I can’t take another night of it! So, I’ve been up nights reading and found your blog. It looks like you highly […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress to Relieve DDD Back Pain.

John writes: Hi Peter,  I am 37, 6’1″, 190 lbs and have lower back DDD. currently sleeping on a 7 year old pillowtop mattress.  I wake up with back pain and morning stiffness, which has been increasing and wonder if i need a new mattress.  What would the […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Mattress with Latex Topper.

Chris writes: Hi Peter, I would appreciate some guidance on a new mattress for my wife and I.  I am a 57 years old, 5’9″ 185 lbs, and a side/back sleeper. My wife is 5’7″, 165 lbs, and is also a side/back sleeper.  Our current mattress is […]

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Tempurpedic Rhapsody Memory Foam Mattress Has Made My Bad Back Worse.

Kelly writes: Hi Pete, I am now looking to purchase mattress #3 within 6 years.   The first mattress was a cal king Simmons Beautyrest Black in early 2009, whichever one was “the dream bed”. My husband wanted this after sleeping on it in a hotel.  The bed […]

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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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