Orthopedic Mattress Review

People suffering from problems related to the back will find a practical solution in the use of orthopedic mattresses. Such mattresses provide the much-needed support to the spine and back of the occupier sleeping on them.

Use of certain category of mattresses can increase the chances of muscular discomfort, stiffness and aches. Sleeping on some ranges of mattresses can heighten the likelihood of muscular discomfort, aches and stiffness. The use of orthopedic mattresses helps retaining the correct body-posture during sleep. This goes to relieve unnecessary pressure points and tensions. Knowingly or unknowingly, many people get inconvenienced while asleep, mainly because of the mattress they use. Should you be one such person, it’s time to understand how an orthopedic mattress can help you and how to choose an appropriate one for your use.

One major reason for problems experienced in the back is the unduly prolonged use of the same mattress. You may buy a cheap mattress from a store near you, but it remains doubtful if it will at all provide the support needed while sleeping.

The design and composition of orthopedic mattresses varies a lot. Its construction may include coils and springs, or it may use memory foam or latex. You can also have an orthopedic mattress with a combination of materials. Apart from the variety of materials used and the sizes, orthopedic mattresses also have varying degrees of softness or firmness. It will not be a very wise decision to buy a mattress that you think would work for you without really understanding its material composition and the characteristics it derives as a result of the materials used.

Memory foam orthopedic mattress

The advantage of a memory foam is that it provides even support to your body. That reduces pressure on the pressure points, thus helping to support the natural double “S” shape of the spine. Another advantage is that it can adjust itself to body temperature, thereby helping you to sleep undisturbed.

Spring orthopedic mattress

At one time all the mattresses would necessarily use spring coil system. It was only later that other versions appeared in market. Memory foam is one of the later versions and certainly affected the popularity of spring mattresses. However, the design and manufacture of spring mattresses too has undergone quite a few changes and it continues to remain popular. They are available over wide range of designs and prices. Better-priced spring mattresses are known to provide orthopedic qualities.

Dunlop/Talalay latex foam orthopedic mattress

Natural rubber derived from the sap of rubber trees is processed to get special latex foam that has characteristics similar to memory foam. Though memory foam mattresses are available in a wider range, the trend is sure to change with time. Characteristically, latex offers a better bouncing feel than memory foam and you would do well to compare the two before buying one.

Some of the renowned brands like Sealy and Silentnight offer quality orthopedic mattresses. Particular feature of double tufted and double cushion top of Silentnight makes it very popular. Yet, these two are not the only brands to offer orthopedic mattresses. It will be worth exploring the Internet for other providers of impressive orthopedic mattresses. Spare some time and browse the net to select one that appeals most to your requirements.


Buying Mattresses And Useful Reader Comments

I recently posted a comment for all people who visit this blog to see, and I am doing the same thing again. Why? Because people need to hear things that they can relate to. And they need to hear details, opinions of other people that are based on facts.

This is how we got to our second comment related to several brands of mattresses. Our commenter didn't state his name, but declared himself as a Helper. And so, here is Helper's comment, I know you will find it useful:

"I am so glad I found this page of reviews since (No, I didn't wrote this, he REALLY said this :D ) I am in the market for a new mattress. I was going between a Simmons World Class (that's their second level out of 4) and a "Sleep To Live" that is supposedly by Kingsdown. I have to be honest, when I did some research on Kingsdown's actual website and on the separate Sleep To Live website I found absolutely NO EVIDENCE that these two companies are even related-which raised the first red flag. I also found it strange that the "Sleep To Live Machine" (as one commenting employee called it)doesn't show exactly where your pressure points and problem areas are as opposed to another local furniture store that displays exactly which areas need the most support.

All it seems to do is display your name with a pretty color code underneath the plenty of advertising on why you should drop a couple grand on their mattress. After reading the majority of disappointed reviews on here I am surprised a company would boast about customer satisfaction and 15-20 year non-prorated warranties and be less than accommodating to potential return customers. Bad economy to be providing lack-luster service. So after the reviews and reading the introduction to this page about the Simmons pocketed coil system being what is in the Kingsdown mattress, I think I'll go with the more reputable company and opt for the tried and tested Simmons mattress. It's half the price of the "Sleep To Live" product with a stronger gauge steel (the lower the number, the stronger the steel), the store I am buying from (NOT Sleepys) has a complete description of what's inside the mattress and best of all-FREE DELIVERY! Sleepys charges some kind of delivery charge, weather it is delivered to the store or to your home! I feel like I'm making the best decision for me and wish everyone luck with their search for the best mattress for them.

And a few tips for mattress consumers from one who sold them for over 20 years... First off, I would just like to remind people that a GOOD mattress should be able to support the body, regardless of weight. Some people are 200 lbs. and are not considered "obese" because their height or build is different than what is considered "perfect" or "ideal". I found it kind of insulting that comments were made on people's weight being the problem and not the manufacturer's fault. (And I'm only 109 lbs. so I'm speaking objectively and from educated experience on mattress structure.)

Secondly, there is no specific "head" or "foot" area to a mattress (in most cases) so if someone told you the mattress has been installed backwards or upside down they are just making it up. The only way that would be a problem is if it was literally placed face-down and the pillow top would obviously be missing, hopefully raising a red flag. Most mattresses are now "no-flip" which means that you must rotate the bed from head-to-foot and foot-to-head every so many weeks or months as directed. This also means you will get 1/2 the life you used to out of a bed now because it is cheaper for these companies to make them "no-flip".

And last, no furniture store will ever have the same named mattress as another because the mattress manufacturers change the name of each model for each different store. This is especially frustrating when looking for the best price so I suggest getting the specs (if available) to make the best educated decision with the best price. I hope this little bit of information helps somebody out there :)"

I believe this kind of information WILL help and I truly hope there will be many visitors reading this post/comment.

That would be all for today, ladies and gentleman, I'll see you soon.



Mattress Reviews, Consumer Ratings And Your Choices

There have been many comments on this blog and they became a great resource for anyone who is buying a new mattress. Here and there we have some very different points of view and opinions that really hit the target when it comes to mattress market. I decided to put one of these comments as a post now and it's from a salesperson that says it as it is.

Stan is not the only one that deserves the attention of this blog, there were others before. You can find their opinions in the comments, but from now on, I will post a comment that I find very helpful to all the visitors. Stan's comment is fantastic and offers a lot of help. It's not product specific, but it definitely helps you develop a way of thinking when shopping for a new bed and mattress.

Here we go:

"Thank you Cathy for this blog. Let me first point out that I am a mattress salesperon for the last 12 years. I noticed that someone said:

1) "Go buy a mattress from someone that is not on commission".

2) Others have suggested 'the commissioned salesperson is only here to sell you the mattress with the highest commission'.

Let me shed some light on those points.

First, the person that is on hourly rather than commission is usually available at Sears, Pennys, or Big Lots. Not bad places to shop, but they usually will lack the knowledge a commission salesperson usually has. Do you think the person who was selling Lawnmowers, or Baby Clothes before lunch has any knowledge of what the right mattress is for your back?

When you put someone on commission, they are usually going to get paid more. But, their employers are going to expect more, and rightfully so. My employer expects me to go on my days off to learn about mattresses and sleep so I may serve you better. If you miss those meetings, you'll be out of a job soon on matter how much you sell.

Second point I want to make is every mattress has about the same commission. Give of take a few dollars. We also aren't out to just sell you anything and everything with the highest price or commission. Now, here is why: Within the past several years, the industry has gone from letting anyone exchange a mattress they chose in the store for just a delivery charge, to charging a restocking fee of up to 30% (and that's if the company even allows exchanges). Now, if a customer exchanges the mattress here is what happens to the salesperson:

They have to repay the entire commission on the first purchase + half of their commission. They now do earn commission upon the new purchase, but we are basically being charged back more than the original commission to help pay for this used mattress. If a salesperson new they had a defective mattress being sold by one of the mattress companies, how many of them would he want to sell if he was being backcharged if the customer doesn't like it? None, and that's why we try so very hard to get it right the first time. And once we feel you have found the right mattress for you, we do try to earn your business.

I think in our society today, we find it acceptable for people to blame others for the decisions we have made. Fathers, mothers, sisters, brother, bosses, coworkers, salespeople, and cercumstances. I say that because some people in these blogs state things like "I was forced to do this or that, or buy this or that". My parents raised me to believe 'If I made a bad purchase, I was to use that as a learning experiance and not blame others'.

Final thoughts: I own a Miralux for 4 years and love it. I have bought my Neice, Sister, and my Mother a Miralux, and plenty of my coworkers have one, and they all love theirs. They stand behind their warranty, and are a good value. They make lemons like everyone else every once in a while, but perfection isn't possible in any industry.

Do your research, and pick the bed you like and not the one your friend or family member likes. Your body will take time to get used to it just like a new pair of shoes. Always give it at least a month to get used to it, and never buy a mattress with out at least a 45 day exchange policy.

Thank you again Cathy."

That's the whole post people. Now, if you want to purchase a mattress from Miralux, King Koil, Serta, Englander or any other company, bear this enlightening comment in mind.


Novaform Elite Memory Foam Mattress

Elite, from the manufacturers of Novaform mattresses is their most important and prestigious mattress. Elite has been designed to have the benefits of a memory foam mattress along with the feature of an adjustable firmness that is hard to come by in most of the mattresses. The latest technology incorporated in its manufacturing has resulted to the production of an exceptionally comfortable mattress that embraces your body rather than just offering a synthetic cushion. No wonder, for many of the users it is proving to be the secret of their good sleep at the end of a day’s hard work.

A Novaform Memory Foam mattress derives its specially treated sleeping surface because of the difference of density in its different layers. Its surface conforms to the contours of the sleeper while the especially designed outermost cover enables the heat to escape thus reducing the uncomfortable experience of sweating at night while one is asleep. A combination of the mattress with some of the other sleeping accessories by the same manufacturer, like a contouring memory foam pillow, ensures relaxation and good quality of sleep.

A section of users considers that it offers the best sleeping experience, be it isotonic or otherwise. They speak highly of the quality of sleep and certainly find its price comparable to some of the best brands. As may be expected, all views are not as positive as some of the users have hinted at a couple of limitations, but on the whole a majority considers these to be among the best mattresses available.

novaform mattress

Some of the consumers find complications with its assembly. Others report that the process of assembly is simple that doesn’t involve too many steps, but all the instructions should be followed to get the best results. Another often heard comment is that the mattress requires sometime for being conditioned, though the process may be hastened by walking back and forth on the mattress. This simple exercise activates the memory foam and leads to improved contouring during subsequent use.

A good night’s sleep is essentially needed for rejuvenating human body. Insufficient and improper sleep is the cause of quite a few complications with regards to normal healthy life. It may cause lack of concentration on the job and unnecessary irritation or disturbed state of mind. One of the important subjects of modern studies of health related issues is to explore the effects of poor sleep on body’s immune system.

All these observations go to demonstrate how important it to use a quality mattress of the kind of Novaform Elite for a good quality of sleep. More and more health concerns are being linked to poor sleeps habits, including such things as reduced job performance, alertness, and general mood. Studies are currently being done to determine whether the body's immune system may be affected by poor sleep as well, and all of these things combine to illustrate how important a quality mattress such as the Novaform Elite can be.

It will be difficult to find another mattress in the same price range that delivers all the comfort as by Novafoam Elite. Once you take care of its proper installation and give it time to get conditioned, it delivers everything to your expectations for many years to come and provides rejuvenation to your body thru a comfortable sleep. It may take you sometime to go thru the reviews and to understand the technique of making these mattresses but you will not regret having spent that time and enjoy the everlasting comfort of a good night’s sleep on Novafoam Elite.


Jamison Mattress Facts And A Bit More

Before I start with Jamison mattress review, I have to say something to you guys. This blog is growing to be a good source for all those people who are buying new mattresses and all others who want to see which brand to avoid and what kind of product could suit them. The number of comments on some posts really surprised me. It seems that there are many people interested on Miralux, Kingsdown and Englander mattresses because most comments are made on those posts. I suggest you read them and see what other people think, their experiences and even some great comments from people in the mattress industry.

If you, yes, you that are reading this right now, have ANY experiences or stories to tell about beds and mattresses, please make a comment on this blog. There are many people who made their decision based on other people experiences. You could be the one to help one, two or 10 people to make a good choice or avoid making the wrong one.

All right, lets start with today's mattress review - Jamison.

A good part of your life at home is spent on the bed wherein your body gets relaxed and prepares for the next working day. A bed is what a mattress makes it, right? And this is how a mattress becomes a crucial part of the bed and you should be concerned of its quality and the money you spend on buying one. Jamison mattresses are of very good quality and if you are considering buying one, here are a few things you should know about it.

Jamison has been I the business of making mattresses since 1883 and has earned the reputation of being a manufacturer of the finest mattresses. It has a retailers network of more than 400 dealers in the south east of the United States. They have long term contracts with hotels like the Intercontinental Hotels and Choice Hotels. They have offering mattresses to Marriot for the last forty years. Recently Marriot announced the launch of a totally redesigned bed and Jamison grabbed the contract, beating a number of competitors from around the world.

Apart from being a favorite of the hotels that consider Jamison to be the best, there are individuals too who consider it the best buy. There are many consumer mattress reviews to support the quality of these mattresses. The reasons for its quality being so good are not far to seek. As is always the case, the quality of a product is determined by the materials and the technology that goes into making it. Jamison uses the best available materials and employs innovative technology to produce a range of quality mattresses to suit the requirements of a wider section of society.

Innersprings form an important component of any mattress and have been used by most of the manufacturers since long. Jamison improved the design and manufactured coils made from tempered steel fine wire LFK open-ended double offset coil. A lot of engineering has gone into the making of Jamison Smart Coils, which are placed together in an alternating right-turn and left-turn construction. When pressure is exerted on bed these coils work in tandem, thereby reducing disturbance to the partner in bed. Their Jamison Balance, Equalizer, and Vita-Pedic mattresses use such coils in their construction.

Innersprings are connected together whereas pocket springs are individually housed in their independent fabric pockets. By doing so, you are making the springs to operate independent of each other. As a result, when one of the partners turns around in bed, the motion under his part of the bed is not transmitted to the other partner who continues to sleep undisturbed. Jamison has created a perfect symphony of the pocket coil system and the finest quality of fibers and cashmere to create one of the finest mattresses of the world. Crest Collection from Jamison has this top-end pocket spring mattress.

How Jamison continues to keep pace with the latest innovations in mattress design?

Over the last few years we have seen the advent of memory foam mattresses. These mattresses have proven to be of a great help to all those with chronic back ache problem. Some people feel fully recovered from this trouble and a lot many have reported improvements. A memory foam mattress is designed to respond to the weight and temperature of the occupier and adjusts itself to his or her contours. Visco-elastic foam eases pressure points and typically supports the spine to the relief of many users.

Not the one who would keep lagging behind, Jamison started producing its own edition of memory foam mattresses. As a matter of fact they manufacture three categories of the same, namely: Talalay latex, Visco memory foam and Omalon foam and all the three are used in their range of Jamison Resort Foam. Jamison maintains that you need not change sides of a latex mattress. The special Jamison Comfort Support System allows the buyer to choose the desired comfort level most suited to one’s needs. Nevertheless, it would be worthwhile to add here that latex isn’t as lasting as the visco-elastic material used in producing a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

A memory foam mattress is not a favorite of the many a consumer who miss the spring action and the accompanied softness of a traditional inner coil mattress. Unless you prefer a traditionally made mattress, Jamison mattresses could be the one for you; Jamison mattresses score high in many consumers' reviews.

The only limitation, if it may be so called, of a Jamison mattress is its price. These mattresses don’t come cheap. That keeps them away from the reach of many users. But, then which quality product ever comes cheap? It’s not for nothing that Jamison enjoys the reputation of a quality product that provides long life and desired level of comfort.

But, considering that you spend a good part of your time at home on a bed, it is a worthwhile investment to have a durable well crafted comfortable mattress to rejuvenate your body through a good night’s rest and thus prepare yourself for the coming day.

Stearns And Foster Mattress Review

Like any other manufacturer, Stearns and Foster also keep changing the names of its collection on a regular basis. It’s not the only manufacturer to do that. Many change the name of a specific product without changing its constituents. The idea here is to have an increased collection of names for specific stores. That adds to the confusion of the buyer who isn’t able to distinguish one from the other. Though both might have the same materials inside, the names are different. If you are doing a review of Stearns and Foster, it will be desirable to remain concentrated on the fundamentals of the mattress i.e. its constituents or what goes into making that and avoid getting distracted by fancy names given to collections on display.

A Stearns and Foster mattress is rated among the best in the market. But with more than a thousand mattresses available, it gets too much for an average buyer to make the right choice and buy a mattress that offers value for money. That’s why it is important to know what goes into the making of a good mattress.

A mattress set has four components. These are: a boxspring, and the mattress that consists of Mattress Style, Comfort layers and Core Support.

First of all we have the mattress style. Fabric is the first visible thing that covers it. It may be silk, polyester, cashmere and alpaca or another material. The cost of the mattress varies with the material used. You should rationalize your requirements and decide exactly what is best suited to your requirements and budget. Don’t get carried away by the talk of the salesman. You should know that polyester will last as long as any other expensive fabric.

The main factor that decides the style is what kind of comfort surface has been attached to it. Here there are five kinds of finishes: Tight Top, Pillow Top, Euro Pillow Top, Euro Top and Box Top. The Tight Top is just a plain bed mattress. A Pillow Top is an additional layer of comfort material that is attached and has gusseted corners. It gives the appearance of a flat large pillow having been placed on the top. A Euro Pillow Top comes with more comfortable materials. A Euro Top has the same amount of comfort material but is directly attached. It gives the looks of a thin mattress that has been kept on top of the bed mattress. And, The Box top is the same as the Euro Top but is provided with additional comfort materials.

All these kinds of tops are popular, but you need to consider two factors:

1) they add to the final cost and

2) It is certain that the top will be the first part to wear off of any mattress. As they are directly attached you won’t any choice but to replace the whole mattress.

The most economical way to have a prolonged life of the mattress is to have a Tight Top and buy an additional Top of the kind of the Tempurpedic mattress topper that has memory foam. You may be aware that a memory foam mattress has certain distinct constructional features that go to provide increased comfort and support to the body of the user.

And last but not the least is the Core Support arrangement that comprises of innerspring and other items. There is no doubt that S and F provides the best innersprings that have withstood the test of time.

Finally we come to the boxspring. S & F strongly recommends its customers to have a new boxspring with the mattress. It maintains that a boxspring provides additional support that prolongs the life of a mattress. But there are others who argue that when S&F claims to offer the best available mattress that is more than 12” thick and has excellent quality coil springs, it should certainly be capable of giving all the needed support.

Let’s face the facts. Any company would like to generate more revenue, and boxspring helps in that direction. If you are a devoted to the brand, go ahead. Else, keep in mind the savings you are making by avoiding it.

This preview of a Stearns and Foster mattress should prove to be helpful to all those with plans for buying this product. The products of this company are of excellent quality, but it is good to understand what one should look for while buying such a product and possibly save some money in the process and then decide how good your judgment was!

Colgate Classica Crib Mattress

Colgate Classica mattress is available in three different models to suite the requirements of your newborn and go on to cover its early childhood. Colgate realizes that the requirements and hence the design and materials of a bed would vary as the baby grows up. They are known for producing comfortable and healthy sleeping surfaces for infants and small children. The outer covering is moisture proof. Further, it is made from anti-microbial materials that prevent the accumulation of allergens. While the child sleeps comfortably, you too feel comfortable at the thought of having provided your child with an allergen-free bed. Just one look at the features of the Colgate Classica line will help you appreciate why it is amongst the most popular brands.

The Colgate Classica I is particularly built for infants and very small children. Its pad is comfortable and soothing, yet extra firm to ensure that your child doesn't sink too deep into it, which could pose a serious problem at times. The outer layer can be cleaned easily, but is made of durable anti-microbial materials to provide that extra-protection to your infant.

crib mattress

To cover the next phase of the growing child there is Colgate Classica II designed for toddlers. The padding has an improved version that allows it to conform better to the weight and sleep requirements of children who have outgrown babyhood, yet are not grown enough to give it up. Here again the materials used keep a check on the formation and accumulation of allergens and bacteria that may cause the child to fall ill.

And as your child grows further, the Colgate Classica III offers an exclusive facility that transforms it from crib to toddler bed, and on into a daybed. This three-in-one feature makes the Classica III all the more popular with parents who prefer to spend slightly more at the beginning than keep replacing the child's bed as it continues to grow. This very feature, which makes the initial cost of the crib mattress more, ultimately proves to be economical in the long run as it saves the buyer from recurring expense of buying different beds needed for a growing child.

Now that you are aware of Colgate Classica line, in all probability you would agree that the popularity of this company's products could be attributed to the built in quality and safety. Perhaps they are not the cheapest children's beds, but Colgate's popularity and high reviews go to indicate that it enjoys the trust of many parents. It has all the features of a good dependable product: Durable, comfortable, healthy, and easy to clean - that goes to make it a worthwhile investment.

I strongly suggest you compare this brand to the others. This is what I usually recommend, no matter how high the quality of a product is. This brand got some important awards for their results and are definitely at the top when it comes to baby and toddler beds. But still, many of us could use another type of product, especially if we already have some good information regarding to other brands. You can get a decent baby bed for half the price Colgate Classica has. But if you are unsure of what to get, this is your best bet. They do not go wrong and will satisfy your needs for sure.

A Preliminary DUXIANA Mattress Review


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Duxiana mattresses are considered to be the best in the world. This is the opinion of many people who tried them and from all others who have knowledge about the production process of these beds. Duxiana beds are focused on pure quality and they are nothing like you've ever seen before. If there is a chance for you to try out a DUX mattress, please do. You will be able to understand why the price of these beds is so high.

There are many different types and styled of these beds, and they are all hand made. The material used for each and every models is of high quality, put together by the experienced experts. These are the reasons DUX beds are so expensive and valuable. You won't find quality like this with Serta, Simmons or any other brand. Duxiana does not use memory foam or latex, all their beds are innerspring, but the knowledge and techniques used are priceless and hard to find. Comparing the brands I stated above with hand made beds is really not something that you can do accurately. The difference in quality is too high. A product made by Duxiana can last through several generations. This is something we can not say for Sealy, Spring Air or Tempur-Pedic. They also make good bedding, but these guys are simply above that. It's a piece of furniture that not everyone can make.

Because of the high quality, all the mattresses are very expensive. Some of them cost as the entire bedroom suite. This is something that astonishes most buyers and they are not even thinking about buying one of these for their home. They are not even interested in a great feature such as mattress pad replacement, which makes these DUX beds even more durable. Price is just too much of a problem for most people, and that is understandable. If you are looking for a cheap bed too, you should not even consider this brand.

All reviews will show you how much this brand is worth. I doubt you will find a harsh, negative bed review when you browse Google.

I want to recommend you one model, DUXMotion, since it is the best adjustable bed around. It has the best functionality, something you can find in the best hospitals only. Several types of this line are even more comfortable, depending on your taste for soft and firm surfaces. Some models have deeper springs, which comforms to the body and give a wonderful feeling.

I think there will be people who will see this and all other Duxiana mattress reviews as a one big hype. And that could be a chance, there were marketing schemes like this before. But once you do try the product that is being hyped about, you know the truth. And when you try one of these beds, you will see why does it cost several times more then the competition products. When you hear few stories from the users who own it for years, you will realize what's it all about. Duxiana is not a Mercedes in the bedding world. It is a shiniest Ferrari you have ever seen so far.

Since the prices of all beds are falling, you may want to consider buying them at this time. That is if you do not need a credit line to buy one. In case you want a Dux bed, you will have to wait for much better opportunity. These products cost a lot more now, since brands like Sealy and Serta reduced the prices for their quality models.


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