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Back Pain Solution for an Old Sealy Reflexion Ultra Plush Latex Mattress.

Hi Pete, We have an 12 year old Cal King Sealy Reflexion ultra plush latex mattress that is 85% Latex.  It is a one sided mattress. It began sagging a couple of years ago and is now hard to get in and out, and is giving me […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress to Relieve Back Pain from Degenerative Disc Disease.

Glenn writes: Hi Pete, I have recently been suffering with back pain, and have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease.  I have been advised to buy a new mattress. I’m 5’10 and a little over 200 pounds. Can you to advise me as to which brand is […]

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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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Stearns and Foster, Serta iSeries or Simmons Beautyrest Black Mattress?

Michelle writes: Hi Pete,  We are getting rid of a Sleep Number Bed. It wore poorly and caused, my husband and I,  a great deal of back pain. We are searching for a new mattress.  We went to a local store and tried out the Stearns and […]

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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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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper for an Older Woman with Hip and Back Pain.

Olivia writes: Hello Pete,  What mattress would you recommend for older woman, who is about 200 lbs. I’m a side sleeper (wide hips) and needs support and comfort?  Mattresses seem to be either too soft or too firm (so far), causing muscle spasms in the hips and […]

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Adding a Latex Topper to an Older Mattress.

Carol writes: Hi Pete, Is it possible to put the latex foam mattress topper on my existing, older bed? It has some indentations in it.Thanks, Carol Hi Carol, You can add a latex topper to any mattress. What it will do, is make the surface of the mattress […]

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A Soft Latex Topper for Relief of Hip Pain.

Renee writes: Dear Pete,We have a latex mattress that is medium on top and firm on the bottom.I am pregnant and now far enough along that I have to sleep exclusivelyon my side. I’ve been waking up in the night with hip pain, so we areconsidering ordering one of […]

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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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Shifman Extra Firm Mattress and a Soft Latex Topper.

Hi Pete,I need a very supportive mattress for my scoliosis and also have si joint difficulties and an old disc problem.The Shifman, that you mentioned was usually overpriced, is on sale for half price. Would an extra firm Shifman be a good choice with adding a soft latex topper?Thanks so much […]

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Back and Neck Pain from a Sagging from Plush Pillowtop W Hotel Mattress.

Stacy writes: Hi Pete,  I found your site after researching mattresses and am hoping you can help us make a good decision. We have had a plush W Hotel mattress with pillowtop that is sagging significantly after only a few years. I’ve also developed neck pains and hadn’t put […]

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Mattress Advice for a Big Man and a Small Woman with Acid Reflux and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hi Pete, I need mattress advice. We are in our mid 50s. I’m a large man, about 250 lbs., and my wife is small, about half that. I work from home on the computer. We are considering latex mattresses on adjustable bed bases. My wife has acid […]

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Replacing a Chatham and Wells Pillowtop mattress.

Theresa writes: Hi Pete, I have a top of the line Chatham and Wells king size pillowtop mattress that I bought in 2008. It has served me well, but I am waking up with back pain daily now. I am fearful and have put off replacing it b/c I […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and Soft Talalay Latex Topper to Relieve Shoulder Pain.

Hi Pete, Please provide your recommendation for a mattress set and latex topper for a 49 year old male, 5’6” 150 lbs.   The primary issue I have is bad shoulder pain which keep me awake at night.  I found your sight very informative and appreciate the service […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for large people with Disc Back Pain.

Hi Pete, I discovered your website while doing a search for the best mattress for my situation. I’m a large man, 6 ft, weigh 270 lbs, I have bulging discs and sleep on my side. I wake up with intensely severe back pain.  My wife is 5’4 […]

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Sleep Number Bed Makes My Back Pain Worse. Which Mattress?

Hi Pete, I am an old broken bodybuilder (47, 5’8”, 215lbs) with spondylolisthesis (bad low back).   Because of my back pain, I have been forced to become a side sleeper, which seems to now be the cause of chronic shoulder pain.   I have been sleeping on a […]

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A Mattress that will hold up under a very heavy couple.

Hi Pete,I’ve been reading your blog with great interest and I believe I’ve found the solution to our problem. My wife and I are large, very heavy people. I’m 6’4″ and 400 pounds. My wife is 5’10” and about 300, although, she won’t say exactly. A couple […]

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Shoulder Pain and Numbness on a Serta iComfort Mattress.

Hi Pete, I purchased a Serta iComfort mattress 2 years ago. I wake up often throughout the night with pain and numbness in my arms and shoulders.  I have had 2 back surgeries. This mattress gives my back the support it needs with very little back pain […]

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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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Talalay Latex Topper to Relieve Shoulder Pain from a Too Firm Mattress.

Randy writes: Hi Pete, The mattress I have is too firm and causing pressure point pain at my shoulders. I’m looking to purchase one of your Talalay latex mattress toppers, and was wondering what would be the best for me? I’m about 275 lbs, side sleeper. Thanks, Randy […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Luxury Firm Mattress and EverEden 2″ Soft Talalay Latex Topper, Hip Pain.

Marlene writes: Hi Peter, I’ve bought my last two mattresses from you, both very firm S&F tight-tops.   I read with dismay on your website that S&F is no longer a recommended brand.   The last one I had was an S&F Holly Court, and it was […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove or the Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Mattress?

Gary writes: Hi Pete, So glad I stumbled upon your blog and site. For our situation, would you recommend the Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove or the Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree mattress?  I’m 6 feet 190 lbs, my lovely bride weighs substantially less. 😎  I’m sold on your recommendation for […]

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Replacing a 30 Year Old Mattress Causing Back Pain.

Tina writes: Hi Pete, I cannot afford a really, really expensive bed, but I do need one that will be good for my back pain. I have chronic lower back pain, am sleeping on 30-year-old mattress.   Recently, I put some comforters and down sleeping bag on top—-temporarily. I also […]

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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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Back Pain on a Tempurpedic Mattress from Ashley Furniture.

Tara writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I desperately need some help in regards to choosing a new mattress.  When we got married, 3 years ago, we slept on a cheap $300 dollar spring mattress with no problems other than me sinking towards my husband.  I never […]

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