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Hi, I would like to ask a question about back pain. We bought a bed last April that is supposed to be the best. However, since we bought this bed, I have had constant lower back pain every morning. From time to time, I take Tylenol or any pain killer but this is not a long term solution. Please give some good advice on buying a new bed of good quality. Vijay

asked Dec 26 '11
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Hi Vijay, Which model did you buy? Was it called "firm" or "plush"? Does it have a pillowtop?

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Your back pain could be the result of many things. One could be an incorrect comfort style. Perhaps it is too soft, or maybe too firm. Every person has a unique comfort level that conforms and supports their body correctly. Just because others label this mattress as being "the best" doesn't mean its ideal for you. Another could be a manufacturing defect. Even though the mattress is under a year old, the foam and/or coils could have failed. If there's any sagging or impression, check your warranty for a possible replacement. If you felt comfortable on the mattress in the showroom, you should never have to take Tylenol to ease back pain due to an uncomfortable bed.

answered Jan 02 '12
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As Nick N stated, it sounds like the bed is not giving you the proper support your body needs. I would try speaking to the retialer you purchased it from to see if they may be able to do an assesment of your bed at no charge. If there is a charge you can deal with Sealy directly at 1800 MY SEALY. Sealy is the manufacturer of Stearns & Foster. When you shop for your next mattress wear comfortable clothes and narrow your selection down so you can spend a good 15 minutes or more lying on the bed to see if you have any comfort issues before you purchase. Best of Luck!

answered Dec 27 '11
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Just remeember that the showroom mattrsss has been laid on many times beford you got there. It will be a bit softer. Also, it is important to check the mattress tag of the bed you like in the showroom. Get the model number of the bed you like. When your bed is delivered check the tag to make sure it is the same. I have seen many cases where a customer will pay for one bed and store accidetally deliveres the wrong bed. It is possible that you may not have the bed you paid for. Check your reciept and compare the model numbers.

answered Jan 15 '12
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If the mattress is worn down or has about 10-15 years on it, and you still want to hold on to it, it's best to flip the mattress over once every two weeks. Also, you might want to invest in extra padding like a mattress pad to slip under the cover. Make sure it's positioned properly so you're back's not resting partly on the pad and partly on the mattress itself. Plus, another trick that might prove useful is to sleep on your side and have a pillow tucked between your legs. This helps better align your spine, which in turn can take the stress off your back.

And if all else fails, you might just need to buy a new, firm mattress. Either way, I hope your back pain subsides soon.

answered Jan 19 '12
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I don't know why anyone would want to hold on to a mattress that you can't take apart and clean for 10 - 15 years? Did you know a mattress will weight twice as much in 10 years due to the dead skin cells, dust mites and bacteria? Yes, gross it is but it's reality. How does this happen you ask? We all sweat a pint of sweat each night and our skin cells fall off, (like in the bath tub or shower). Together, it get's in your mattress each night and breeds bacteria. This is why it can weigh twice as much in 10 years.

Plus, couple other things going on, the polyurethane foam and chemicals in your mattress breaks down and is released as dust so you are breathing that too! To make matters worse, the dust under you bread contains toxic chemicals from your mattress and you would probably be surprised at what is in your foundation. We have picked up foundations and mattresses from customers homes (expensive high end homes) that had rat droppings, silver fish and recluse spiders in them. We had spiders crawling up our employees arms and when we looked inside there were hundreds of spiders and eggs in the box spring. Springs in mattresses and foundations make perfect breeding grounds for all kinds of living organisms.

If you want a mattress that is completely hypoallergenic, anti microbial, anti bacterial, dust mite resistant without any pesticides sprayed on and repels bugs naturally then look at Savvy Rest organic mattresses it even has a zipper and custom layers. Say "No" to synthetics! It's just bad news.

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