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Archive for the Pain Category

Sealy Posturepedic Posturetech Plus Signature Maymont Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop Mattress.

Sarah writes: Hi Pete,  I recently read your message to another person looking for the discontinued mattress that I loved: Sealy Posturepedic Posturetech Plus Signature Maymont Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop Mattress. I am 50, female. And heavy, over 230 lbs, with severe lower back and hip and neck […]

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Mattress shopping is difficult in rural western Kansas.

Sonny writes: Hi Pete,  I am mattress shopping in rural western Kansas, where choices are limited.  This is an amazingly difficult process.  I am 80 years old and have an arthritic shoulder.  Got any tips you can help me with? Thank you, Sonny Hi Sonny, The Wolf […]

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Well, Pete, you were right!

Tina writes: Well, Pete, you were right! I flipped my worn mattress, as you suggested. I found myself able to sleep in all manner of positions, instead of the primary one.  And while on my back (partial back and side), there was not a “snort” nor a […]

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Best Mattress for Fibromyalgia.

Jane writes: Hi Pete, I have fibromyalgia that is painful when I sleep. So, I need to find the best mattress for my condition. I’ve purchased several mattresses over the past year. All were good at first, but became painful within a couple of months.   After […]

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A mattress to relieve my back pain.

Jonathan writes: Hi Pete, I need a good quality, firm mattress to relieve my back pain. And, I’m on a budget. Am I asking for too much? I can’t seem to find a mattress that doesn’t make my back pain worse. Each of the mattresses I’ve purchased in […]

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A Mattress Topper for hip discomfort.

Art writes: Hi Pete It’s been a while since we conversed. A common story.  I replaced my Sealy with a Natura of Canada Greenspring Liberta Ultra Plush Mattress a few years ago. https://themattressexpert.com/liberty-ultra-plush/   My shoulder pain disappeared overnight. Now, I’m a little older experiencing a bit of hip […]

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I look forward to going to bed. Natura Greenspring Ultra Plush Mattress. No More Back Pain!

Janet writes: Hi Pete, A year ago, we followed your advice and purchased the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush Mattress. Prior to buying this mattress, we had been through 5 mattresses in as many years. Well, here it is, a year later and my husband and I […]

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We need a mattress for very heavy people that’s firm and comfortable. We are in pain.

Alyssa writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I are very heavy people. I’m 5’8″ and almost 300 lbs. Hubby is 6’2″ and 350 lbs. After reading your blog, I know that you know what a difficult time we’ve had finding a mattress that lasts. We need a […]

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What’s the very best mattress available?

Lou writes: Hi Pete, My wife has chosen the last two mattresses we’ve purchased.  Neither remained comfortable for very long. This time around, I’m making the choice. I don’t want to do this again for a very long time. So, my question is, “What’s the very best mattress […]

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A mattress solution that will relieve my back pain.

AJ writes: Hi Pete,  Please recommend a mattress solution that will relieve my back pain and doesn’t require flipping. I am 5’5 140 lbs.  Many thanks, AJ Hi AJ, The key to relieving chronic back pain is a mattress with individually pocketed coils that maintain the natural […]

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A mattress that doesn’t sleep hot.

Kelly writes: Hi Pete, I’m looking for a new queen mattress that doesn’t sleep hot.   My current one is a memory foam that is starting to sag after only 3 years. It was comfortable, but now I am starting to have back pain.    For a new […]

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A queen size mattress to be used only by my mom.

Mike writes: Hi Pete, I need a queen-size mattress to be used only by my mom. She’s a petite woman, a bit bony, and she suffers from disc related back pain. I’d like to get her something well-made and comfortable, that won’t break the bank. She likes […]

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I’m looking for a latex mattress topper.

Kathleen writes: Hi Pete, I’m looking for a latex mattress topper.  What is the difference between the Suite Sleep Pure Vita Talalay and Organic Dunlop Latex Mattress Toppers?  I’m looking for 3″ soft and would prefer one with no synthetics or fillers in it.  I’m 64″ and […]

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2004 Simmons Beautyrest Norcross Eurotop Plush Mattress.

Katie writes: Hi Pete, I made the mistake of getting rid of our 2004 Simmons Beautyrest Norcross Eurotop Plush Mattress. It held up for 20 years, but we wanted to upsize to a King. We bought a Naturepedic EOS Classic because they have a store in our […]

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I am ready to invest in a new base and mattress.

Lynn writes: Hello Pete, At this time, I am ready to invest in a new base and mattress.  This is more because I would like a bigger size bed and am considering a queen size.  Right now, I have a twin size and may have someone who could […]

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Back Pain, Fibromyalgia Pain, Headaches and Awful Smell with Memory Foam Mattress

Michael writes: Hi Pete, I have a bad back and my mom has had a fractured back.  We tried a memory foam mattress at the store and was told that it would help relieve our pain. it was soft and comfy, but once we bought it, my […]

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A Mattress for 3 herniateded discs in my lower back.

Kathy writes: Hi Pete, I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back. Every morning I wake in such pain and discomfort. Both my husband and I are a little on the heavy side – so we wanted to know what you recommend. We have been shopping […]

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Can I use my heated mattress pad with the mattress topper?

Condy writes: Hi Pete, Can I use my heated mattress pad with the mattress topper? Would it help relieve my sciatica nerve problem? Thanks, Cindy Hi Cindy, You can use a heated mattress pad with anything other than mattresses and toppers made with memory foam. Memory foam […]

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A New Mattress for a Big Man with Back and Hip Pain.

Jim writes: Hi Pete, I need a new king-size mattress.  I am a big man, 275 lbs., and have had several spinal fusions, and there’s a titanium rod in my back. I am a side sleeper with a pillow between my legs (helps my back and hip […]

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We are looking to buy a new mattress (our third one in only two years).

Joe writes: Hi Pete, We 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 is complaining of […]

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A Mattress for arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck, shoulder and back pain.

Linda writes: Hello Pete, I’m 5’4″ and weigh 150 lbs. I have pain issues that haven’t been diagnosed but I suspect arthritis and fibromyalgia. Neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, and lower back pain are my biggest issues. I’m a side sleeper but dream of sleeping on […]

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A soft mattress for a big man with back pain.

Joe writes: Hi Pete, I’m a big man…6’5″ and 350 lbs….and I have some back pain that I deal with. My fiancée is much smaller…5’7″ and about 135 lbs. She likes a soft mattress. The mattresses I’ve been buying haven’t held up well and I’d like some […]

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A mattress for a petite woman with disc related back pain.

Michael writes: Hi Pete, I need a queen-size mattress to be used by my wife only. She’s a petite woman but suffers from disc-related back pain. I’d like to get her something well-made, but was hoping not to break the bank. She likes it on the firmer […]

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How do I deal with this hump that runs up the middle of our king size mattress?

Marjorie writes: Hi Pete, How do I deal with this hump that runs up the middle of our king-size mattress? Several months ago, my husband and I decided to up-sized from a queen to a king. We’re getting a little older and thought the extra room that […]

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Got rid of our Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress because it was killing my back.

Phyllis writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I got rid of our Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress because it was killing my back.   We are in our fifties – and I have lower back / hip pain and arthritis. We are not large people.   I am about […]

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