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Back Pain on a new Stearns and Foster Mattress.

Hi Pete, My husband and I have recently replaced our 15 year old Stearns and Foster mattress with a new one. We fully expected the new one to serve us as well as the old one. Well, It didn’t.  We’re disappointed in the quality of this mattress […]

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What’s the best mattress?

Chuck writes: Hi Pete, After 5 mattresses in as many years, I finally went on line to find out why. That’s when I found your informative blogs about mattresses. Now, I know why. It’s the memory foam in each of the mattresses I bought. What’s the best […]

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Replacing a Stearns and Foster Terrace Room Rest Mattress.

Linda writes: Hi Pete, I stumbled upon your website while trying to research the mattress I am replacing.   The Stearns and Foster Plaza Terrace Room Rest Mattress suited both mine and my husband’s needs.   (I’m mainly a side sleeper and tends to spend more time […]

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Two Sided, Sealy Posturepedic Sleep Soundly Plush Mattress.

Corey writes: Hello Peter, My wife and I slept at a Holiday Inn.  The mattress was two sided, called Sealy Posturepedic Sleep Soundly Plush.  It was the best sleep the 2 of us has ever had.  We currently have a 1 year old Puffy Lux that we […]

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Holiday Inn Express Sealy Mattress

Elizabeth writes: Hi Pete, I’m sure you’re busy with the new year festivities but I have to ask your opinion. We stayed at a holiday inn express in Florence, SC and the king size bed in the executive suite was superb!   I’m not certain what brand/model […]

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Sealy Posturepedic Branford mattress equivalent?

Lisa writes: Hi Pete, My sister bought a Sealy Posturepedic Branford mattress, years ago. It is a very comfortable mattress.   Do they still make this mattress or is there an equivalent to it? Thanks, Lisa Hi Lisa, Your sister’s mattress has the date of manufacture on the […]

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I want to replace a Tempur-Pedic mattress, which I hate.

Juli writes: Hi Pete, I have been a long time customer of Stearns & Foster mattresses in SF.   I love their soft version from 10-20 years ago. But my new husband likes firmer mattresses, so we got something in between and had to add a featherbed […]

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Serta Perfect Sleeper Hampton Equivalent Mattress.

Derek writes: Hi Pete, I came across your website while searching for information about an older mattress I’m trying to replace.  It’s a Serta Perfect Sleeper Hampton Mattress, purchased in 2004.  We loved the mattress and would love to find an equivalent replacement.  It was extremely comfortable […]

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Simmons Beautyrest mattress in the Sheraton resorts hotel.

Lisa writes: Hi Pete, I really like the Simmons Beautyrest mattress in the Sheraton resorts hotel. Any idea, specifically, what we can buy that’s equal or better to the hotel grade please?Thanks, Lisa Good Morning Lisa, A Beautyrest mattress is famous for the support and comfort it […]

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I need a new mattress sooner than later.

Abigail writes: Hello Peter, In searching for a new mattress, I came across your informative blog. Before I get to my requirements, I must compliment you on a couple of points. I couldn’t help but notice your willingness to be helpful, providing advice that sometimes does not […]

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A memory foam-dominant Serta hybrid mattress. No good..

Tim writes: Hi Pete, I’ve read through your site and since some responses seem dated, I’ll ask via email now.   Us: side sleepers, 155 and 125 lbs. Prefer firmer supportive beds, hate the feeling of sag, and have had mediums with a softer pillow-top. They’ve always […]

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Does the Plush Wolf Brolynn mattress need a latex topper?

Hilda writes: Hi Pete, Does a person need a latex topper with the Plush Wolf Brolynn mattress for best results?  It is for 65 year old, female, about 130 or more lbs, side and back sleeper. Are there any other less expensive choices that are innerspring and […]

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A good quality queen size mattress, cheap, with NO Memory Foam!

Jill writes: Hi Pete, I need a good quality mattress that cheap, with NO Memory Foam in it. I’m having a very hard time finding a mattress with no memory foam. I simply can’t tolerate the toxic chemical off gassing. Unfortunately, I can’t afford to spend much […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Classic Hotel Mattress.

Sydney writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I had the best night sleep we’ve had in years while staying at a hotel.  The tags on the mattress indicated that it is a Simmons Beautyrest Classic. We want to purchase a mattress as close to this as possible. […]

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All Latex Mattress in sections causing Back Pain.

Crystal writes: Hi Pete, We have an all latex mattress, and I wake up with my back in pain. All the research I did, told me that an all latex mattress was the best you could buy.  So, why does my back hurt. We bought the mattress […]

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Stearns and Foster luxury plush pillow top mattress smells awful.

Lisa writes: Hi Pete, I have read your blog and really appreciated the recommendations you have given on it.   I hope you can help us.  My husband and I are lacking in the sleep dept.   A little background:  I am 5’5″ 120 and mostly a […]

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A cheap Sealy mattress and an organic latex topper.

Jon writes: Hi Pete, I want to just get a cheap Sealy mattress and put an organic latex topper on it.  I’m male, 40, 175 pounds, 5’10, strictly a side sleeper.   I’d prefer to buy the Sealy at Costco or Macy’s.   Any recommendations? Thank you […]

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Trying to find a mattress that doesn’t hurt my back.

Michelle writes: Hello Pete, I am so discouraged, at this point, trying to find a mattress that doesn’t hurt my back. I have tried memory foam which ended up being too hard.  I have tried a hybrid with a soft pillow top and coil bed and now […]

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Looking to buy our 3rd mattress in only 2 years.

Joe writes: Hi Pete, My girlfriend and I are looking to buy a new mattress (our third one in only two years). I am 5’3″ 200+ lbs., and she is 6’1″ 180lbs.  We have a platform bed with a firm mattress from Ikea, bought in May. She […]

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Popping Coils in a Spring Air Mattress.

Frank writes: Hi Pete, I recently found your site, and am very appreciative of the advice you give concerning mattress selection. I recently purchased a Spring Air mattress, less than 18 months ago. About a month and a half ago, I heard a couple of the coils […]

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I want a high quality two sided flippable innerspring mattress.

Bette writes: Dear Pete, I’m in the market for a new mattress.  I want a high quality two sided flippable innerspring mattress, 14” thick, Medium to Plush. I used to have a flippable mattress and LOVED it. It was so durable, with no sagging. It lasted 20 […]

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A Mattress for Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Scoliosis.

Betty writes: Hi Pete, I am 76 yrs. old and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis.  I also have severe scoliosis. Due to several episodes of blood clots, I have been on permanent Coumadin for 24 years and also have a blood filter […]

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Sealy Posturepedic Reserve Windy Gap Ultra Plush Pillow top Mattress.

Suzette writes: Hello Pete, I am in search of a Sealy Posturepedic Reserve Windy Gap Ultra Plush Pillow top Mattress.  Would you happen to have this available (king sized).  If not, can you recommend a similar mattress ? Thank you, Suzette Hi Suzette, That mattress is long gone. […]

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Bought 3 sets of mattresses in the last 10 years.

Gwen writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I need your advice.  We are moving from a queen size bed to a King. This bed is shrinking like our clothes. It seems like even when we are in hotels we sleep better in the larger beds. My husband […]

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A Latex Topper for a Firm Sealy Posturepedic Mattress.

Frank writes: Hi Pete, About a year ago, I replaced my plush mattress with a firm Sealy Posturepedic mattress. The old mattress never gave me any problems but shortly after getting the new one I started experiencing shoulder, upper back, and neck pain. I generally sleep on […]

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