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Back Pain… an Adjustable Bed Base is not the answer.

Marisa writes: My husband has chronic back pain that has kept him sleeping in a recliner for the past 4 years. We finally bought an adjustable bed but we share the adjustment.  I have to sleep how he sleeps. I loved my flat bed, and never had a back problem. Since we […]

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New mattress or latex topper?‏

Kim writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I are trying to decide if we need to buy a new mattress. Both of us wake up with our backs hurting daily and I have definite sciatic issues. I’ve read a lot today about your other responses and learned […]

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Back Pain, Simmons Beautyrest Black Edenton.

Sylvia writes: Hi Pete, My husband and I recently purchased a king sized Beautyrest Black Edenton luxury firm. We’ve had it for three weeks now trying to see if it will meet our needs and I’m beginning to develop lower back pains. I’m 5’4″, 125 lbs and […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress and Latex Topper for Low Back Pain,

Jackie writes: Hi – I am searching for new mattress – Can you please tell me what the difference is between the Simmons Beautyrest World Class Teagan luxury firm mattress and the Simmons Beautyrest World Class Santorini Luxury Firm mattress, that you have on your website? Are these […]

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Scoliosis, Back Pain, Sealy Mattress with deep body impressions.

Hi, I’m 47 with Scoliosis and I have gone through two mattresses getting deep body impressions in them and when I go to lay on it I fall into a valley. This makes my back pain much worse , I’m 5’6 and 152 lbs.  The mattress is a Sealy, […]

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Sealy Posturepedic Sedgebrooke cushion firm mattress is too firm

Jordan writes: Outlook.com – mattressblog@hotmail.com Hi Pete,  I recently came across your website unfortunately after already purchasing a mattress from a retail store. After laying on several, my girlfriend and I ended up going with a Sealy Posturepedic Sedgebrooke cushion firm which has a comfort rating of […]

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Sealy Whistlewood Plush Euro Posturepedic SpringFree Latex Mattress.

Rick and Michelle write: Dear Sir, We purchased our mattress set April 2008, we have noticed indentations where we sleep ( however not 1 ½ “ per the warranty) – and aches & pains in the morning.  We loved the set up until the past several years […]

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A new mattress or a latex topper for the old one?

Dan writes: Dear Pete, We’ve never met, but after reading a number of posts I feel like you have already taught me a great deal about mattresses. Thank you! I was hoping you could answer a few questions below. I am a mid-twenties male, 6’3”, and around […]

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First time mattress purchase? Wolf Adrian for quality & value.

Omar writes: Hi Pete, I was going to ask you this on your website since you have so many other questions posted, but I saw no place for comments. I am purchasing a mattress for the first time, I’ve always slept on mattresses which were hand me […]

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Back pain & sleeping hot on memory foam. Wolf Adrian mattress.

Ellen writes: Hi, I am experiencing back pain and night sweats from the memory foam mattress I bought. I sink in too far and the mattress has a bad odor that they told me would go away, but hasn’t. It seemed comfortable, at first, but now I […]

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Back Pain, Serta icomfort mattress is lacking support.

Greg writes: Hi Pete, I’ve had bad back pain for many years. I’ve had off and on sciatica possibly due to a recent discovery that I have a spondylothesis – or maybe due to lumbar disk degeneration that has been known for a long time. Due to […]

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Shopping for a new mattress with NO MEMORY FOAM. Wolf Brand w/ Latex.

Shari writes: Hi Peter, We are shopping for a new mattress with NO MEMORY FOAM. I am 5’5” and weigh about 110 pounds and George is about 5’10” and weights about 200 pounds.  George does have back pain often, especially in his lower back.  He also gets […]

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Back & Hip Pain. Which Latex Mattress Topper in Canada?

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

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2″ latex mattress topper on a luxury firm Simmons Beautyrest.

Cliff writes: Greetings, About 2 months ago we purchased a Beautyrest Recharge 800 Luxury Firm Mattress in Oregon. While I like the firm support I have to agree with my wife it is too hard at least on top. Was about to exchange it for an 850 […]

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Stearns and Foster Grenoble and a 3.5 inch latex mattress topper.

Frank writes: Good afternoon Sir, In 2008, based upon recommendations from your website (which is excellent), I purchased the Stearns and Foster Grenoble and a 3.5 inch latex mattress topper. My wife is approx 160 lbs and likes an ultra soft mattress. I am 6 foot 6 […]

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Struggled to find a Comfortable Mattress.

Dennis writes: My wife and I have struggled with trying to find a comfortable mattress for the past several years.  She is 67 and I am 70, both in relatively good health and average weight.  In Dec ’06, we purchased a Simmons Beautyrest Exceptionale, model Expressions Super […]

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Neck & Back Pain from sleeping on a memory foam mattress.

Jessica writes: Hi Pete, I really like your mattress blog and have been reading it to see what I can learn about my daughter. She is 16 and has pain in the bottom of her neck, and top of her back. The pain, we have been told, […]

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Need a new mattress for 500 lb guy.

Guy writes: Hello, I need a new mattress. I weigh 500 lbs. I have a 9 year old Stearns & Foster one sided mattress now. I cannot sleep on it for more than 4 or 5 hours at a time. I wake up every day with back […]

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Back & Hip Pain, a Firm Simmons Beautyrest Mattress & a 2″ Soft Latex Topper.

Hi Pete, I stumbled upon this blog and thought that I should see if I could get any recommendations. It has always been hard for me to find a mattress and have a comfortable night sleep. I’m only 24 and I have spina bifida with my lower vertebrae […]

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Scoliosis, Bulging Discs, Back Pain from a Memory Foam Mattress….Simmons Beautyrest & Latex Topper.

Meg writes: Hello Pete, I am trying figure out a mattress that best fits me need. I currently have a memory Foam (gel) mattress and I am having a lot of with back pain sleeping on it.    I  have major lower back issues, including lumber Scoliosis and L4 and […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Hotel Mattress in Plush.

Constance writes: Hi Pete! It is so nice to talk to an expert! My husband and I recently slept on a queen sized mattress at a Main Stay Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN that was labeled “Beauty Rest Mattress, by Simmons Hospitality, Choice Hotels II, “plush.” It […]

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Herniated Disc, Back, Neck & Hip Pain from our Tempurpedic Mattress.

Sheila writes: I need help buying a mattress. I am 55 years old (female). I am 5′ 9″ tall and weight 175. I have a herniated disc and pain in my lower back (L4-5) It is an old injury but acts up sometimes. I have stiffness when […]

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Simmons Beautyrest Mattress & Latex Topper.

Meg Writes: Went mattress shopping today & enjoyed the feel of the Sealy Destiny Optimum mattress. However, after reading your advice, I’ve decided to avoid memory foam. I’m 5’10’ and weigh 125-165 lbs (that would be pregnancies). I really like firm mattresses, tight, no coosh. I got burned […]

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Shoulder Pain & Numbness on a Serta iComfort Mattress. Advice?‏

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

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Simmons Beautyrest Annapolis Place with a Latex Mattress Topper.

Kim writes: Hi Pete, We are in the market for a new mattress and for several reasons, are leaning towards a Simmons. I have wanted a Heavenly Mattress for some time, but having read your blog and developed severe lower back pain (bulging disc?)  have now changed my mind. The local […]

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