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A Mattress for Heavy People, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Joint Replacements.

John writes: Hi Pete, My wife and I need lots of support.  I’m at 360 lbs. plus and she, too, is heavy and has Rheumatoid Arthritis having had multiple joints replaced.  I am a toss and turner, maybe because of the mattresses we’ve had.  I have a bad shoulder […]

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A Mattress for a Big Man with Herniated Disc Back Pain.

Steve writes: Hi Pete,  I thought I had things figured out when I came across your site in a search for reviews.  I must have read over 100 posts with some similar to mine.  And while I think I have an idea what you would recommend I’m still […]

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The Difference Between a Nap and a Night’s Sleep.

Judith writes: Dear Pete, When I lay in bed to sleep at night I have no problems with my current mattress/boxspring combo.   However, anytime I try to nap during the day, I quickly experience a weird tingling and numbness and mild pain in my lower back […]

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Arthritis. A Latex Topper to Soften a Too Firm Mattress.

Mary writes: Hi Pete,  My husband and I purchased a new king size, firm mattress, 3 months ago.  He likes a really firm mattress for back issues, which we both have.  I also have arthritis and am in pain on this mattress. It’s just too firm. So, […]

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Hip and Back Pain on a Sleep Number Mattress.

Gina writes: Hi Pete, I am a side sleeper and my husband is a side, back and stomach sleeper.  We have a Sleep Number mattress.  I’m getting hip pain, and my husband is getting back pain from this mattress.  What would you recommend?  Thanks, Gina Hi Gina, […]

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3 Yr Old Sleep Number Bed Causing Back Pain.

Sally writes: Hi Pete, We have a 3 yr old Sleep Number bed .. the real deal with Leggett/Platt adjustable bases…2 twin long to make a king size.  We are both too heavy .. me 200, hubby 250. We both have back pain and arthritis. He prefers […]

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Back and Pressure Point Pain on an Ikea Latex Mattress.

Joseph writes: Hi Pete, I am male, 5’ 7” and 200 pounds. I bought an Ikea medium firm all natural latex mattress.  By the second week my back started hurting and there were pressure points.  My wife has a 2 inch latex topper from you so I […]

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What Mattress Does The Expert Sleep On?

Susanne writes: Hi Pete, I haven’t made good choices, buying mattresses, and my husband is furious at all the money we’ve wasted. Up till now, I’ve relied on the salespeople and Consumer Reports for guidance…all with disastrous results. This has driven me to do my own research, […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black K Series Mattress Dilemma.

June writes: Hello Pete, I came across your website trying to research a possible solution to our new mattress dilemma.   In April we got a new “plush” mattress, made locally, no memory foam. The store demo was comfortable. What we got delivered was like a concrete […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Pacific Series Mattress to Relieve Back Pain.

David writes: Hi Pete, I slept on a mattress at a friend’s house in Lake Tahoe  It was the first time in months that I didn’t have back pain.   The label on the bed was Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Pacific Series.   That is the only information […]

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Natura Greenspring Firm Mattress and Latex Topper on an Amish Bed.

Katrina writes: Hi Pete, Our new bed will soon arrive, so now we are looking for a mattress. The bed is a solid wood bed (Amish) and the box spring will sit approx 9 1/2 inches off the floor. I am 5’8″ so I am a bit […]

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A Mattress Recommendation for My 300 Lb. Father-in-Law.

Robert and Sue write: Hello Pete,  We purchased a mattress from you about 4 years ago and have been sleeping comfortably ever since!  We have, finally, convinced my father-in-law to give you a try. He is about 6′ tall, approximately 300 Lbs., with a bad back. Please […]

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A Pure Bliss 2″ Plush Latex Topper on a Luxury Firm Simmons Beautyrest Mattress.

Cliff writes: Hi Pete, About 2 months ago we purchased a Simmons Beautyrest Silver Luxury Firm Mattress, here in Oregon.  While I like the firm support I have to agree with my wife it is too hard, at least on top.  I was about to exchange it […]

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A Latex Mattress Topper for a 300 lb. Man that will Relieve My Hip and Shoulder Pain.

Julie writes: Hi Pete, We need a king mattress to accommodate a 300 lb man a 160 lb woman. We are, both, side sleepers.  He likes a firm mattress.   The S&F mattress we bought, years ago, is too firm for me. It hurts my hips.  We added […]

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A Latex Topper on a Stearns and Foster Mattress Causing Hip and Back Pain.

Linda writes: Hi Pete, Which topper would be best for helping with my back and hip pain?   I have had a herniated disc in my lower back, which developed a few years back.   Lately, the pain in my lower back and hips are extremely bad. […]

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Extra Firm Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper to Relieve Pain from a Severely Damaged Back.

Steve Writes: Hi Pete, I have a severely damaged back, which causes me much pain. I’ve been reading your blog posts. and have determined that I need the following products: 1) The Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Gibson Grove Extra Firm mattress. 2) The Pure Bliss 2″ Plush Natural […]

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Sciatica Pain on a 3 Year Old Stearns and Foster Mattress.

John writes: Hi Pete, I hope you can recommend a great supportive mattress for my back.  I have Sciatica and I can no longer sleep on my 3 year old mattress because it has  become too soft for my back problems.  I am 5’10 and weigh 185, […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper to Relieve Lower Back Pain.

Pat writes: Hi Pete, I was referred to you by a good friend of mine, Kirk.   He said he had purchased numerous Simmons Beautyrest mattresses from you, for both, his primary home and Jersey shore home.   My wife and I are interested in purchasing a new mattress.   […]

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Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress for a Big Man with Sciatica Pain.

Kevin writes: Hello Pete, I am looking for a mattress, and have noted what you’ve had to say about the Natura of Canada Greenspring. I’m a big man, weighing 290 lbs at 5 feet 11 inches in height.  I have sciatica pain from my lower back going […]

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Osteoarthritis. Simmons Beautyrest Black Desiree Luxury Firm Mattress and Plush Latex Topper.

Joanne writes: Hi Pete, I would love to have your advice on a new mattress.  I have osteoarthritis in back and neck. My husband is 5 ft. 8 and 195 lbs. I am 5 ft. 5 and 240 lbs….both of us sleep on side and back. Please […]

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Stearns and Foster Mattress Has Body Impressions and Causing Back Pain.

Frank writes: Good Afternoon Sir, In 2012, based upon recommendations from your website, (which was excellent), we purchased a Stearns and Foster mattress and 2″ latex topper.  My wife is approx 160 lbs and likes an ultra soft mattress. I am 6 foot 6 and 255 lbs […]

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I’ve Been Through 3 Name Brand Mattresses in the Past 18 Months.

Jen writes: Hi Pete, Thank you for reading my inquiry.  I’m a petite side sleeper who has been through 3 name brand mattresses in the past 18 Months.  I have purchased push models from Sealy Posturpedic, Simmons Beautyrest, and now I have a Serta i Series. All have […]

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A Natura of Canada Greenspring Mattress and Latex Topper for a 300 lb Man with a Bad Back.

Randy writes: Hi Pete, I need a mattress that will hold up a 300 lb. man with a bad back and be comfortable for a 180 lb. woman  We want that in Queen size. I kinda like what I have read about the Natura of Canada Greenspring mattress. […]

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Talalay Latex/Down Pillow to Relieve Chronic Neck Pain.

Harriet writes: Hi Pete,  I just received your plush Talalay latex mattress topper. It’s wonderful! It has relieved my shoulder pain, from my mattress being too firm. Maybe the latex pillows, too, since I have a little neck pain. Is there one you would recommend, specifically for […]

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Sleeping Hot? Our Two Sided Mattresses Have NO MEMORY FOAM.

Donna writes: Hi Pete, I sent you a message about a mattress for disc and severe knee pain and you recommended the two sided mattress.  I forgot to tell you that we are both stomach sleepers and regularly have problems with sleeping hot.  Does the recommendation stay […]

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