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I cant seem to find the right mattress...Mattress Matching help! 11 Nov 2018 15:46 #1

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I'm new and live in California. I weigh about 170 (ugh) and my husband about 160. He can sleep on just about anything. I however, cannot. It’s been almost a year, and I’ve gone through five different mattresses and my back STILL hurts. Each mattress just made it hurt in a different place. I went to a chiropractor and he didn’t seem to think anything was wrong with my back...and when I sleep in hotel mattresses it’s usually fine.

So far:

Tuft and Needle: waaaaay too hard. Killed upper back
Helix: same
1st Saatva: too soft, killed lower back
2nd Saatva, medium-firm: killed middle back
3rd Saatva, firm: not killing middle back as much but very very stiff, not waking up feeling good and a topper (real expensive T&N one, last resort) hasn’t helped.

BUT I tried my kids' cheapo IKEA spring mattress last night and my back did fine with it! So much motion transfer, though. Why does my back love cheapo mattresses with tons of motion transfer and hate all the expensive ones I've tried? What does that mean? Any thoughts?

I'm not entirely keen on getting an IKEA mattress (even though that's what my back seems to like) because I know they don't last...I don't know what to do now. But I can't keep waking up like this, I just want this hell to stop :(

Edit: Just remembered IKEA doesn't even carry CA King sizes so that's out. Arrrggghh

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Last edit: by scarlettfeverr. Reason: Update, thanks for moving to right section

I cant seem to find the right mattress...Mattress Matching help! 12 Nov 2018 17:02 #2

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Have you tried an all latex mattress? If you live in SoCal you can go to Flexus Comfort and try them at their show room in Covina. My wife and I both find latex to alleviate the pains that we were feeling before the switch.

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I cant seem to find the right mattress...Mattress Matching help! 15 Nov 2018 11:18 #3

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Hi scarlettfeverr,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum!

I’m sorry to hear you’ve been experiencing back pain from the mattresses you’ve tried. In your pursuit of purchasing a new mattress, I would advise you to start by reading the Mattress Undergrounds Mattress Shop Tutorial here as your first step in making a successful purchase.

I would recommend to examine the quality of the materials that are in the mattress you are sleeping on as a means of comparison. Just because a mattress is more expensive than another, does not automatically mean it will be more comfortable for you. The good news – you’ve experienced what you do not like, so that should help eliminate some of the many options out there, and you have this great forum to assist you in your next purchase! I would recommend to find out the information listed here so you can compare the quality of the materials and components to the durability guidelines here to make sure there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress that would be a cause for concern.

Our company specializes in latex mattresses, and what I think may be an attractive aspect to you, is that you are able to adjust your level of firmness after purchase. When you receive your mattress, you have options to rearrange your layers or swap for a new layer if necessary. This gives you the ability to change the feel of your mattress without spending more money to make it just right or to have to purchase a whole new mattress altogether. This may be something for you to consider.

Hopefully that helps as a good starting point for you! Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!

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