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I just bought a new mattress on 3/7/2014. It felt great in the store but now that I have it my hips and neck hurt. Please can you tell me what kind of padding I could put on it that would provide more comfort for my hips? It is a Sealy Posturepedic Diamond Bar Plush.

I was just in another car accident 2/27/2014 that did more damage to my back which was already damaged. I also broke my left hip in 2005, and now I have arthritis in that hip as well as Fibromylgia, which due to pain all over makes it difficult to sleep.

Please can you suggest for me a solution as I can't afford to buy another mattress. My name is Angelena Floyd. Thank You.

asked Mar 09 '14
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Hello there,

Since you have only slept on your mattress a few nights, I would recommend allowing your body to get used to the new mattress before adding anything to it. At our company, we recommend testing the mattress consistently for a minimum of 2 weeks. If after this amount of time you are still having issues, then a mattress topper can be added. Latex would be an ideal solution as it conforms well to your body and is very durable. A high density foam topper will also work. It will be up to you whether you need a firm or soft topper.

I hope this helps. Good luck


answered Mar 10 '14
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Sounds like you are dealing with a couple of issues: As Nick said, you need to give it an adjustment period. I will tell you that it sounds like you are dealing with pressure from the coils. Coils are, in my opinion, one of the worst things you can sleep on, as they add pressure to your already aching joints. A 3lb memory foam topper will add softness you need. Don't go much more dense than that as it will likely be too dense and cause pressure. Get a non-toxic memory foam. We have access to Oeko Tex certified memory foam toppers.

And latex is rubber, rubber bounces energy, which means it will add pressure. I would counsel avoiding a latex topper, not the best solution for your situation.

answered Mar 10 '14
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Give it a little more time. If you don't sleep comfortably on your bed in a week or two, you could check with the store you bought from to see if they offer a 1x exchange. You could trade it for a softer mattress with thicker foam layers on it. The mattress you bought should be available in the pillow top comfort level as well.

The other route is to get a topper. I agree with Peter that a 2" latex topper would be ideal. 3" will be a lot softer and give up some of the support the mattress gives.

answered Mar 11 '14
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First, check with the retailer you purchased the mattress from. They may have a return, or exchange option for you. But remember, it does take 10 to 20 days to acclimate to a new mattress. There are, of course, pads you can put on top, but that may or may not solve your problem.

answered Mar 14 '14
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A latex topper is the answer. The question becomes: "which one?" With a damaged back, it's been my experience that 3" creates too great a depth of softness, which more times than not, aggravates a back problem. The 2" soft N-1 gets the best reviews. Another factor will be your size...height and weight. Thanks, Pete

answered Mar 10 '14
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I would buy a 3" 100% all natural latex topper N2 with a quilted organic cotton and wool casing. If you need more comfort then consider adding one of our organic fleeces from our company Mountain Air Organic Beds.

answered Mar 10 '14
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If there is a store nearby you should try one out. If there is not wool in it as a natural fire barrier, then it probably has chemical flame retardants in it. In my opinion N1 doesn't last, not enough density.

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