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I have been sleeping in a recliner for about five years now, due to medical problems (chronic pain, asthma, gerd). I would very much like to sleep in a bed next to my husband again. We want to purchase an adjustable bed, but have not had much luck with finding anyone who know what kind of mattress will work with an adjustable bed frame. I would like an innerspring mattress that does not have any latex in it... I am allergic to latex - it causes asthma, swollen lips and tongue.

Can you please help us?

I do not like memory foam either, as I am extremely sensitive to odors, and every memory foam mattress I have found has an odor that causes me breathing problems.

I am feeling hopeless as no one seems to be able to help us... Everyone is anxious to sell us the adjustable bed frame, but no one can help us find the kind of mattress we require.

is it possible to find an innerspring mattress, w/o latex that will work on an adjustable bed frame?

if so, please give us as much information on the mattress as possible so that we can locate it for purchase.

for instance, i have had a sales person tell me simmons...simmons what...that was not very helpful to us, no model number or name...this has been a long standing problem....i am getting weary, and beginning to think i am destined to sleep in my recliner forever.

I thank you for any assistance you are able to offer us.


asked Jul 16 '12
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Diana W from Orland Park, IL
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In the hopes of providing Diana with as much help as possible, according to her profile, she is located in Orland Park, IL (in the Chicago metro area).

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Hi Diana,

We are located in Orland Park IL and offer a large selection of innerspring mattresses that function well with adjustable bed bases.

Specifically, our Beautyrest Classic Warwick Cushion Firm is a nice mattress starting at $599 for the mattress.

Our area manager, Tommy, manages the Orland Park IL location and can assist you. (708) 403-2999. Back To Bed Orland Park Store Page

answered Jul 16 '12
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Diana, Yes, Sealy has several beds that have hinged innersprings that make them usable on adjustable beds. Let me know where you are located and I can recommend a place for you to try them.. Pat

answered Jul 16 '12
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Oh Wow. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. What you're asking is a simple question. Sorry I'm not near you to help. Try this. Call a few mattress stores and tell them you want an adjustable bed with an innerspring mattress with no latex or memory foam. Just ask if they have them. If they say yes go to that store ASAP and ask for the person you spoke with. If they try to sell you anything else leave. Just a side note: most Simmons mattresses work on adjustable (motion) bases. That's why no one is mentioning any specific models. Also if you want just your side to move (not your husbands) that can be done in a king easily and a queen but with not as many choices. Just for the information end you may want to check out some websites ( - bases and mattresses , - Adjustable bases only )

answered Jul 16 '12
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When you say you are allergic to latex. There are several kinds of latex, there is synthetic latex, blended and 100% all natural latex. Synthetic & blended latex is toxic to the lungs, liver and brain this is what the big "S" brands carry. It is called Styrene Butadine Rubber. You can read more about Styrene in Wikipedia.

There is also a protein latex that some people are allergic to that must be washed out and it is washed out in our rubber. You can email me your mailing address and I will be happy to send you a sample of our latex to see if being 100% all natural with the protein washed out would make any difference. I think it will. You can even tape it to your wrist and sleep under your pillow case to make sure you aren't allergic to it. I have had many people who thought all latex was the same and therefore they would be allergic to all latex to find out our's is different and they are not allergic to it. But to be sure you should get a sample and test it yourself.

My phone number is (479) 966-4350 if you would like a free sample or if I can be of further service.

answered Jul 16 '12
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Diana, what you are looking for can be built no problem. My suggestion would be to find a local factory (normally there are a few in most larger cities) that sale direct to the public, explain it just as you already have and they can help no problem. What you need is an innerspring border capped, insulator's, and whatever amount of comfort cushion you feel good with, a soy based foam should work just fine if you get it dense enough 1.8- 2.3 would build you a great mattress. Not sure if you have a Verlo store close if you do they could handle this no problem

answered Jul 16 '12
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If you have chemical sensitivities, do you really want a mattress made from polyurethane foam? That is what memory foam and soy foam is also made from only they add more chemicals to it.

PU (poly-urethane) is made from petroleum oil, chemical flame retardants, formaldehyde and hundreds of other chemicals many which are known to cause cancer including Toulene 2, 4-diisocyanates.

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Diana, you can try Sealy Posturepedic, I am told certain models will work on adjustable models.

answered Jul 16 '12
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Diana, I'm sorry to hear you are having difficulty finding a right mattress for you to meet your need. We carry Diamonds and OMI brands in our store and almost all (but 1 ) mattresses we sell can be used on adjustable frames. It seems that you have some allergy problems that we recommend looking into "organic" mattresses. OMI mattresses we carry are 100% organic (organic cotton, organic wool, and organic laytex made from rubber tree sap, not synthetic). We have many customers come with similar allergy problems and they are very happy to find OMI mattresses. Their manufacturing facility is also certified "organic" so you can rest assure that they are 100% organic. check out it seems that there are few stores located in Chicago area that may carry OMI you can go take a look. Other alternative would be Diamonds Ethos Organic mattress. We have this paticular mattress on our adjustable bed frame displayed at our store. I hope this will help you to find the right mattress for you. Good Luck!

answered Jul 16 '12
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Hello Diana, Rick Carter posted a perfect response and I agree with him 100%. Find a local factory near you and buy there. You'll pay a factory direct price and in most cases recieve a high quality product. As far as latex goes, try and get Talalay Latex. it's 100% natural and does not contain any proteins that might cause you an issue. We sell a couple models that have a few inches of talalay and customers love them. If you want to stay away from latex, go with a "pocketed coil" innerspring. These tend to be much more flexible and work better with adjustable bases. As Rick Carter said, definitely look for a mattress with high density foam. Shoot for 1.8 density or higher. Be critical when shopping and don't let the salesman talk you into anything you don't feel 100% confident in.

Good luck!

Nick N.

answered Jul 16 '12
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Hi Dianna: ElectroPedic makes an excellent and reasonablly priced adjustable bed frame with an innerspring mattress. You can call them direct (they are in California) and they can let you know if there is someone in your area who carries their line. Their number is 818 365 6616 and they are very helpful. Let them know The Sleep Store (Lillian) sent you.

If you are not sleeping on an organic bed now, you don't 'have' to go organic as this can be a bit pricy. I would also look at the 'eco' memory foam by Anatomic Global. Yes, they are not organic, however it doen't have that 'new car smell' as they outgas it at the factory. It has a bit of the natural foam, but it is 80% petro based. I am pretty sure the recliner you are sleeping on now is not organic.

Also, the latex in mattresses is washed to remove as much protein as possible and if you are allergic it is better to go with the synthetic as they have much less protein than the 100% natural. Everything in life is a trade-off and getting a good nights rest is very important to your health so get the best mattress you can afford and the one that feels the best for your body. Inner-spring mattresses create more pressure points, so the manufacturers have to put some type of cushioning on top - usually some type of foam (latex, memory or poy).

Good luck in your search and if we can help please give us a call at 425-454-8727.

Lillian Fisher The Sleep Store 210 105th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004

answered Jul 16 '12
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Latex or not, you'll have to be sure the innerspring mattress you buy does not have border wire or it won't adjust correctly. The border wire will cause the mattress to become mis-shapen after use in extreme adjusted positions. You can find a lot of pocketed coil beds which are foam encased and work just fine on adjustable foundations. There is a wide variety of coil mattresses that will work and they will have memory foam, latex, or none of the above. You really have a large pool to select from. If you like, tell us a few details about how you sleep like: do you sleep on your side, back, or stomach? what about your current mattress do you like/dislike, and do you experience any discomfort on your current mattress?

Kind regards,

Andrew Schlesser

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