We have a Sleep Number Mattress with their standard foundation and metal frame.
My husband has a lot of back pain. He had surgery in 2016 at L4/5.
He thinks the bed is causing his pain and I don’t doubt it.
I have some hip and shoulder pain, and periodic arm numbness but I generally can sleep on anything.
I am 5’2” and weigh 160 and he is 6’ tall and weighs about 250.
We really don’t know where to start with getting an expensive mattress that we won’t be replacing in 2-3 years, but I’ve read your website and I’m convinced that we need something innerspring with a latex topper if that would seem to fit our profile. It would be nice if it was able to be flipped, and it would also be nice if we could just keep the base system and frame that we have for our sleep number bed.
Thanks for your advice!
Kathy & Dan
Hi Kathy and Dan,
The foundation and frame that you have, has no give.
So, it shouldn’t need to be replaced.
Just check it to make sure that it’s still nice and solid.
Our two sided mattresses will work for Kathy, but not recommended for someone Dan’s size.
Let me recommend to you the mattress that my wife and I have.
We are, each, over 200 lbs., and our mattress is now 9 years old and still in excellent condition. I have had a very bad back for 20 years.
Yet, I sleep and wake without back pain, since having this mattress.
Here is a link to the Natura of Canada Greenspring Ultra Plush Mattress.
It has pocketed coil support and 3” of Talalay Latex upholstery.
Due to the high quality and resiliency of the components, it’s not as soft as it sounds.
In fact, about 10% of the people who have purchased this mattress have gone on to add a soft mattress topper. It is not too soft, by anyone’s standards.
We added a soft topper to ours to further cushion my wife’s sensitive hip.
I don’t recommend getting a topper right away.
I suggest waiting until you’ve had this mattress for a week before deciding if further softening of the sleep surface is even necessary.
It takes about a week for two things to happen…for a new mattress to loosen up, as a new mattress is a little stiff in the beginning…and for your bodies to get used to their new home. The second part of that can even be a little painful for the first couple of nights…as your bodies are forced back into their proper alignment.
White Glove delivery is free.
Delivery includes setup in your bedroom and removal of all packaging materials.
Your mattress will be freshly made to fill your order and can take a few weeks, or so, to arrive.
A waterproof mattress protector will extend the life of any mattress, keeping it clean and dry.
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