We purchased the Simmons ComforPedic Loft Air Cool Brilliant Dreams LX P queen Mattress and box spring at a considerable cost, a few years ago.
The mattress was fine for the first year and a half. It began developing body impressions on each side of the middle.
The middle, the edges, the top and the bottom are higher than the body impressions slightly more than ½ inches.
Simmons has denied our warranty claim on the grounds that this is not a defect.
The mattress is conforming to our body and that since it is less than ¾ of inch compression, we are not eligible for a replacement.
My wife and I cannot sleep on this mattress any longer. The foam does not spring back like it did when new. The morning back pain is terrible.
Any thoughts or ideas?
You're in luck. There is a no to low cost solution to your problem.
The memory foam that causes the problem you're having, is only on the top.
Flip the mattress over and you will have a firmer feel from the high density poly foam that supports the memory foam.
Once flipped, should you find it too firm at the surface for comfort, then add a 2" layer of soft latex.
All Natural Latex is far more resilient than the chemical laden memory foam...and, it"s a permanent solution to your problem.
Flip the mattress today. Sleep on it that way tonight. You'll get relief from your morning back pain.
To soften the surface, follow this link:
We did as you suggested and flipped the mattress.
And, as you predicted, our morning back pain dissipated.
However, we did experience pressure point pain at the hip and shoulder.
Will the latex topper, you suggested, take care of that?
Do we choose 2" or 3"? Which is better?
Indeed it will. The latex topper will relieve all of pain at your pressure points, and relax your muscles for a great night's sleep.
The 2" Soft Talalay is the one that gets all the rave reviews.
The 3" creates a greater depth of softness, which we recommend to people who are smaller...who don't exert a lot of pressure on the mattress.
If you are average to above average in size, stick with the 2"
Your advice has been good, so far. So, we'll go with the EverEden 2" Soft Talalay Latex Topper...as per your recommendation.
I've just placed the order from the link you sent me. My wife is happy about her back not hurting, and is looking forward to the extra comfort.
Why did Simmons refuse our warranty claim? Even though it only showed less than 3/4" impression, it sunk much further when we were in the mattress.
How long will it take for the latex topper to arrive?
Thanks again, Frank
Thank you, Frank.
I'll get that ordered right away, for you.
Living on the East Coast, as you do, you're so close to the factory that you can expect your topper to arrive in about a week.
I will pass along, to you, the UPS tracking and delivery information when it ships.
For people living across country, it usually takes a full 2 weeks to arrive, due to the additional travel time.
Memory foam is used by all the major brands. It's specific purpose is to sell more mattresses, more frequently, to the same people.
It is NOT a quality product.
The diabolical thing about memory foam, is that it all but eliminates the need for the manufacturers to make costly exchanges.
Memory foam quickly loses support and comfort, allowing you to sink in too far...which causes back pain.
It returns to it's original shape when you get off of the mattress...or close enough to it, that you are highly unlikely to prevail in a warranty claim.
Memory foam has created a boon for the mattress industry, and a nightmare for the consumer.
It is THEE thing to avoid when buying a mattress...despite salespeople talking about that junk as though it were the best thing since sliced bread.
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