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5 Tips on Choosing the Best Mattress for Maximum Comfort

Most of us know we’re supposed to get an average of eight hours of sleep per night. If we’re dealing with a chronic illness, we may even require more sleep to feel functional and rested the next morning.

When we sleep, our body has a chance to repair itself, creating muscle tissue and releasing important hormones.

But whether you describe your pain as stabbing, jabbing, aching, throbbing, burning, or something else entirely, sometimes it seems impossible to find a comfortable sleeping position.

Tossing and turning each night instead of getting restorative sleep can leave you uncomfortable, wide-eyed, frustrated — and in even more pain the next day.

Ultimately, a vicious cycle is born — a lack of sleep increases chronic pain and chronic pain reduces your ability to obtain necessary sleep. Some doctors even think that fibromyalgia might be linked to sleep disorders.

In chronic illness communities, we categorize the chronic pain–poor sleep pattern as “painsomnia,” or the inability to get quality sleep due to the presence of pain. But there are some things those with chronic pain can do to break the cycle of uncomfortable, sleepless nights.

A mattress can make or break a good night’s sleep. Start by focusing on buying the right one for you and your body with this advice.


1 Don’t assume a firm mattress is better

Many chronic pain sufferers have repeatedly been told they need to sleep on a hard mattress to reduce pain. Although there isn’t a large body of research on the subject of chronic pain and mattresses, one study indicated that a hard mattress may not always be the best choice when trying to improve your sleep quality and decrease pain.

During the study, more than 300 people with low back pain slept on mattresses that were categorized as either “medium-firm” or “firm.” Following the completion of the 90-day study, participants who had slept on medium-firm mattresses reported less pain while lying in bed and during waking hours than those who had slept on the firm mattresses.

Even though you might have been told to sleep on a firm or hard mattress, this may not be the best choice for all people with chronic pain. The firmness you choose is ultimately based on your preference, but you can also use your typical sleep position as a guide.

Tips on Choosing the Right Firmness by Sleep Style
  • Side sleepers — A softer mattress or topper often works well. This puts less pressure on your one shoulder, arm, and hip.
  • Stomach sleepers — Medium or firm works well, so your hips and pelvis don’t sink below your shoulders, which can strain your spine.
  • Back sleepers — Any firmness works since your weight is distributed over a larger surface area.
  • Weight — Generally, the higher your weight, the firmer you want your mattress to be.
  • Preference — Ultimately, choosing firmness comes down to what feels best for your body.

2 Use a cheap method to test out a firmer mattress before buying

In reality, a firm mattress might be more comfortable for some people, while a medium-firm mattress is better suited for others. What works for you may be different than what works for someone else with chronic pain. But there are a few things to keep in mind.

Generally, a mattress that promotes the proper alignment of your spine and joints while you sleep is preferable to one that allows your spine to sag or your joints to rotate and twist.

If you wake up with elevated pain levels, that’s an indicator your mattress may be the culprit, and your spine could be lacking some much-needed support as you snooze.

If you’re uncertain as to whether or not you could benefit from a firmer mattress, an article from Harvard Medical School offers two pieces of advice:

  1. Place a piece of plywood under your bed to minimize the movement you’ll encounter from the springs of your current mattress.
  2. Try sleeping with your mattress on the floor.

Both of these options will allow you to see the affects a firmer mattress may have on your body before you invest the money.


3 Simply rotating your mattress could alleviate pain

You’ve probably heard you need to rotate or flip your mattress from time to time. But how often should you be doing it?

Well, that depends on the mattress and how long you’ve had it.

There are no set guidelines as to how often you should change the position of your mattress. Mattress companies may have specific recommendations ranging from flipping or rotating it every three months to once a year.

If your mattress has a pillow top, you probably can’t flip it over at all, but you may want to consider rotating it so that it wears evenly over time.

In the end, the best way to determine whether it’s time to reposition your mattress is to check:

  • how you feel while you’re sleeping on it
  • how much pain you’re in when you wake up
  • if it’s beginning to sag

If you notice an increase in any of these factors, it may be time to move your mattress around.

Before investing in a new mattress, try rotating or flipping your current mattress. To test out how a firmer mattress may feel before purchasing one, you can put your mattress on the floor for a night or put a piece of plywood under the mattress while it’s in the bed frame.


4 Consider a nontoxic mattress

Studies have shown that some people with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, experience flares when they’re exposed to household chemicals. Mattresses can give off a strong chemical odor and may contain several toxic ingredients including:

  • plastics, foam, and synthetic latex, which are usually made with potentially harmful petroleum-based chemicals
  • flame-retardant chemicals

Since those materials may exacerbate pain, many people with chronic illnesses prefer to sleep on a nontoxic mattress.

When looking for a nontoxic mattress, you’ll notice most of them are made of materials such as natural latex, organic cotton, and organic bamboo. That said, not all mattresses claiming to be organic are made equal.

Mattress companies often boast several certifications. This makes it difficult to know which brand to buy. According to Consumer Reports, the two certifications with the most stringent qualifications are the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and, for mattresses that contain latex, the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).

Another certification that Consumer Reports says is good is the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This label doesn’t guarantee the mattress’s materials are organic, but it does set limits on the amount of harmful chemicals and volatile organic compounds that can be present in the final product.

Look for one of these certifications:
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100

Also, buy from a transparent brand that lists all of the materials contained in the mattress.


5 Look for a mattress with a money-back guarantee

New mattresses can be pricey. Plus, there’s no assurance that the one you pick will ease your chronic pain or be the right firmness for you. While you may be able to try it out in the store for a few minutes, how do you know if the decision you’re making will work for you in the long run?

When you decide to buy a new mattress, look for a company that offers a money-back guarantee. That way, you can test drive your bed for 30 days or more, knowing that you can return the mattress if you’re not satisfied. But be sure to read the fine print — the money-back guarantee may only apply to certain mattress brands in the store.

Unsure of where to begin your search for the right mattress?

As you start exploring your options, pay attention to how you feel after you’ve slept on a bed other than your own, such as at a hotel or at someone’s home. If your pain improves, jot down the name of the mattress company, and, if possible, the model.

That’ll help you pinpoint the kind of mattress you need to get a good night’s rest and hopefully lower your pain.

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    Thanks

  • Kathryn Mejia
    Posted at 22:06h, 21 July

    Just in the knick of time.

  • Kyle Rees
    Posted at 22:05h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Joseph Yannetti
    Posted at 21:57h, 21 July

    Great Information!
    Thank you:)

  • Rosa
    Posted at 21:52h, 21 July

    Thanks

    • Geraldine G McGrady
      Posted at 22:11h, 21 July

      Great read….

    • Anita Staley
      Posted at 22:47h, 21 July

      Good information

  • Shira Jean Mixer
    Posted at 21:42h, 21 July

    Thank you we just got a sleep number bed and we love it

    • jigi primero
      Posted at 23:16h, 21 July

      Thanks

  • Caroline O’Connor
    Posted at 21:41h, 21 July

    Thanks. Good info.

  • Natascha Paaloalo
    Posted at 21:40h, 21 July

    Thank you for the info, very helpful for my next purchase.

  • wykesha carroll
    Posted at 21:36h, 21 July

    great

  • Kathryn O'Har
    Posted at 21:33h, 21 July

    Thank you.

  • Angela franklin
    Posted at 21:31h, 21 July

    Thanks

    • Janet Brown
      Posted at 21:43h, 21 July

      Good read

  • Bunny Steelman
    Posted at 21:31h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Donna Steelman
    Posted at 21:30h, 21 July

    I love my Select Comfort Mattress. It allows me to adjust on a day to day bases as needed.

    • John pickett
      Posted at 22:01h, 21 July

      Great

  • Stephanie Arnett
    Posted at 21:28h, 21 July

    Thank you! Good information

    • Eric Wiesel
      Posted at 01:35h, 22 July

      Good advice!

  • Jessi Kipfer
    Posted at 21:26h, 21 July

    Do we have to comment?

  • Sherri Daily
    Posted at 21:22h, 21 July

    Good info.

    • LESLIE JONES
      Posted at 21:27h, 21 July

      Thank you

      • Nelly Mena
        Posted at 21:54h, 21 July

        Thanks… you..

    • Michael Durst
      Posted at 22:02h, 21 July

      Thanks

  • Celeste wilson
    Posted at 21:22h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Alvin shaul
    Posted at 21:21h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Lisa Ball
    Posted at 21:17h, 21 July

    Good info.

  • Laurie Christensen
    Posted at 21:13h, 21 July

    Getting the right mattress can be a challenge.

    Good read!

  • A brooks
    Posted at 21:13h, 21 July

    Good information

  • Sandra Geaslen
    Posted at 21:09h, 21 July

    Good information

    • Rachelle Jackson
      Posted at 22:07h, 21 July

      Thanks for the info of knowing that a firm mattress will help sleep and have better rest

  • Cody Causey
    Posted at 21:07h, 21 July

    Good info

    • Aptil M Benes
      Posted at 21:21h, 21 July

      I really need a new mattress

  • Julie Moore
    Posted at 21:06h, 21 July

    Thx

  • Edward Herwig
    Posted at 21:02h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Lauri Cuozzo
    Posted at 21:00h, 21 July

    Very informative! Thank you.

  • Debbie
    Posted at 20:58h, 21 July

    Interesting.

  • Thomas Blanton
    Posted at 20:56h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Nina Graham
    Posted at 20:54h, 21 July

    Thank you!

    • Michael Durst
      Posted at 22:02h, 21 July

      Thanks

      • Maranda L Rusk
        Posted at 14:14h, 22 July

        Thanks

  • Greg Goodman
    Posted at 20:53h, 21 July

    Very informative

  • Greg Goodman
    Posted at 20:53h, 21 July

    Good stuff

  • Karen Shepherd
    Posted at 20:52h, 21 July

    Wow. Excellent

  • glenn cornish
    Posted at 20:51h, 21 July

    thanks

  • Jason Zoellner
    Posted at 20:51h, 21 July

    K

  • Taylor Dierberger
    Posted at 20:50h, 21 July

    Thanks

    • Michael J Bunton
      Posted at 20:54h, 21 July

      Thanks

      • Vincent Duncan
        Posted at 21:12h, 21 July

        Thanks that was good information.now i know what to look for when buying a mattress.

  • Michael C Hatmaker
    Posted at 20:44h, 21 July

    Thank you!

  • Shirley Bowman
    Posted at 20:43h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • julie medlin
    Posted at 20:41h, 21 July

    thank you

    • Hope Wittenbrink
      Posted at 21:18h, 21 July

      Thank you

    • David A Jones
      Posted at 21:36h, 24 July

      ZZZZZZZZZZ … sweet dreams everyone.

  • Sabrina Toth
    Posted at 20:41h, 21 July

    Thank you!!

    • Jennifer G Chavarria
      Posted at 05:42h, 22 July

      Great read .. I need a new one

  • Darlene Sistrunk
    Posted at 20:40h, 21 July

    Can it help me stop snoring? Seriously, great article.

  • Brian Gibbs
    Posted at 20:40h, 21 July

    Don’t sleep well no matter what kind of mattress.

  • Darlene Sistrunk
    Posted at 20:40h, 21 July

    Can it help me stop snoring? Seriously, great article.

  • Michael Hobbs
    Posted at 20:37h, 21 July

    sleep number is the way to go!

  • Robin Moran
    Posted at 20:36h, 21 July

    Thank you 🙂

    • Sarah Turner
      Posted at 20:39h, 21 July

      Thank you great info

  • Ann-Marie Oorlog
    Posted at 20:36h, 21 July

    Thanks

    • Franshesca Arauz
      Posted at 21:53h, 21 July

      Good tips

      • Angela Ellis
        Posted at 17:51h, 23 July

        Good information since I’m in the process of buying new mattress

  • Antwan Shirley
    Posted at 20:34h, 21 July

    Thank you

  • Michael Brandon Cox
    Posted at 20:34h, 21 July

    Hmmm I might have to try some of this.

  • Timo Masalin
    Posted at 20:34h, 21 July

    OK

  • Sarah T
    Posted at 20:32h, 21 July

    good info

    • Melissa D
      Posted at 01:36h, 22 July

      Good info, tnx

  • Felecia Busby
    Posted at 20:27h, 21 July

    Much needed information.
    Thanks

  • John O'Brien
    Posted at 20:27h, 21 July

    Good info. Buying a new mattress soon.

  • Mark Tillman
    Posted at 20:27h, 21 July

    Thanks!

  • Lisa Caraballo
    Posted at 20:24h, 21 July

    Great ideas

  • Angela Oathout
    Posted at 20:21h, 21 July

    Thanks for the information

  • Scott Duck
    Posted at 20:21h, 21 July

    Thank you

    • Alvaro vasquez
      Posted at 20:22h, 21 July

      Good

      • Alvaro vasquez
        Posted at 20:22h, 21 July

        Good

  • Thomas Gavin
    Posted at 20:20h, 21 July

    Good info , thanks !

  • Olga Riney
    Posted at 20:20h, 21 July

    Thank you!

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 20:20h, 21 July

    Great article

  • Rodney haekins
    Posted at 20:19h, 21 July

    Good to know

  • CHRISTINE M
    Posted at 20:18h, 21 July

    VERY INFORMATIVE

    • Michael Jones
      Posted at 02:26h, 24 July

      Thank you.

  • Laura wilson
    Posted at 20:18h, 21 July

    Thank you

    • Rodilla Bienias
      Posted at 00:28h, 22 July

      Thank You

      • Amy Swank
        Posted at 11:43h, 23 July

        Thanks

  • Laurie L Solem
    Posted at 20:18h, 21 July

    Good information. Thank you!!

    • LAURA TITCH
      Posted at 20:42h, 21 July

      Thank you for the great info

  • Ftran
    Posted at 20:18h, 21 July

    A topper it is. Thanks for the info.

    • david gallegos
      Posted at 20:24h, 21 July

      This was good

  • Ray Jeffry Watson
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 July

    Thank You

  • Penelope Ann Murphy
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Nachelle Burris
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 July

    Great Read

  • Yolanda Conner
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Barbara Davenport
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 July

    Thank you for the info .

  • Andrew Harpster
    Posted at 20:16h, 21 July

    Great idea to rotate the mattress!

  • Edward Reiman
    Posted at 20:14h, 21 July

    Thanks!

  • Vicki Rogan
    Posted at 20:14h, 21 July

    Good info. Thank you

  • Athena Holt
    Posted at 20:13h, 21 July

    Thank you.

  • Ericka Occeas
    Posted at 20:13h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Duane Tarrillion
    Posted at 20:13h, 21 July

    Thank you

  • Miranda Messmer
    Posted at 20:12h, 21 July

    Good to know

  • Donnie Thomas
    Posted at 20:11h, 21 July

    Thank you

  • Edward Coan
    Posted at 20:11h, 21 July

    I have experienced the failed firm mattress to ease my aching back, until giving a soft quality mattress a try. No more firm for me, thanks.

  • Michael Knaby
    Posted at 20:09h, 21 July

    Thank you !

  • Jason Hennessey
    Posted at 20:08h, 21 July

    Reinforced our purchase

    • roger moore
      Posted at 22:40h, 21 July

      thanks for info

  • Mary Jeanne Ampil Alcid
    Posted at 20:08h, 21 July

    Thank you helpful tips

    • Jonathan
      Posted at 20:44h, 21 July

      Thanks for the info.

    • Alfonso Andrade
      Posted at 22:40h, 21 July

      Thank ya!

  • Sarah Cooper
    Posted at 20:08h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • N Celeste May
    Posted at 20:07h, 21 July

    Great information

  • Mario Martinez
    Posted at 20:07h, 21 July

    sleep like a babe.

    • Terrance McGee
      Posted at 20:22h, 21 July

      Thank you

      • Yvonne Lees
        Posted at 20:56h, 21 July

        Sleep by number is great.

  • Sherri Stoltzfus
    Posted at 20:06h, 21 July

    Thank you

  • Ashley Barlow
    Posted at 20:05h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Jamela Yancey
    Posted at 20:03h, 21 July

    Thank you. Good info

  • Patrick Adams
    Posted at 20:03h, 21 July

    Good stuff

  • Debbie Duvall
    Posted at 20:03h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Pamela M Briles
    Posted at 20:03h, 21 July

    Toxic mattress. Had no idea!

    • Gustavo Garcia
      Posted at 20:23h, 21 July

      Great article

  • Kate U
    Posted at 20:02h, 21 July

    We just night a mattress three weeks ago. This would have been helpful

  • HEATHER THOMPSON
    Posted at 20:01h, 21 July

    Cool

  • Steve Pelton
    Posted at 20:00h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Jessica Fitzhugh
    Posted at 20:00h, 21 July

    I did not consider some of those ideas. Good read!

    • Jennifer kokta
      Posted at 02:51h, 24 July

      Good article

  • Yvette Hargett
    Posted at 20:00h, 21 July

    Good information!

  • Kelly Jean Lindberg
    Posted at 19:59h, 21 July

    great ideas

  • Dena
    Posted at 19:59h, 21 July

    Thanx

  • Elaine Hughes
    Posted at 19:59h, 21 July

    Thank you

  • Rodney Johnson
    Posted at 19:56h, 21 July

    Thanks for sharing

  • Emily R Espinoza
    Posted at 19:56h, 21 July

    Good read

    • Joanna Budzik
      Posted at 19:59h, 21 July

      Thank you.

  • Crystle J Hodge
    Posted at 19:55h, 21 July

    Good article, ty

    • Elaine Hughes
      Posted at 20:01h, 21 July

      Thank you

    • Tracy Robin
      Posted at 20:22h, 21 July

      Thanks

  • Shari Jarrett
    Posted at 19:55h, 21 July

    Great info

  • Michael Kaplan
    Posted at 19:54h, 21 July

    Interesting

  • Sherrianne Thomas
    Posted at 19:53h, 21 July

    Thanks!

  • Junior Calloo
    Posted at 19:53h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Matt
    Posted at 19:53h, 21 July

    Thanks a bunchwjo csres

    • STANLEY M DEWBERRY
      Posted at 20:04h, 21 July

      Good read. Good ideas. Thanks

  • Justin Part
    Posted at 19:52h, 21 July

    thanks

  • Matt
    Posted at 19:52h, 21 July

    Thanks a bunch

  • Julie M SALLMAN
    Posted at 19:52h, 21 July

    Interesting

  • Brian Bailey
    Posted at 19:52h, 21 July

    Good tips. I can’t sleep on a dim mattress it makes everything hurt. My big thing right now is trying to change from being a stomaxj sleeper to being. A side sleeper, although I can’t sleep on my right side (due to arthritis in my hip). I generally do flip my mattress every 6 months. I do have a question. How often should one get a new mattress.

  • Katie Estrada
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Nick Szynkowski
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    thanks

  • Tasharra Adams
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Thank you! I will sleep sooo much better now

    • Maryann flores
      Posted at 19:53h, 21 July

      good information

  • Evelyn Pelczynski
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Good tips. Bout time I got a new mattress.

  • Tasharra Adams
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Thank you! Great read

  • Cynthia Greaf
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Good Info

  • Thomas Lindsay
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Great article

  • Tasharra Adams
    Posted at 19:51h, 21 July

    Thank you!

  • Shaun Arbaugh
    Posted at 19:50h, 21 July

    And I just recently purchased. Wish I had read this information before my purchase

  • Tameika Gadio
    Posted at 19:49h, 21 July

    Great insight

  • Charity wimberly
    Posted at 19:48h, 21 July

    Thanks for the tips

  • Jonathan Upholz
    Posted at 19:48h, 21 July

    Love my foam mattress as a slide sleeper , definitely relieved shoulder pain over time

    • patti long
      Posted at 21:17h, 27 July

      Article came at opportune time as recently considering purchasing new mattress

  • Brian Fiala
    Posted at 19:48h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Christina Woodfork
    Posted at 19:48h, 21 July

    Oh wow… I need to pass this along to my mom..

  • Candace
    Posted at 19:48h, 21 July

    I need a new mattress!!!

  • Latasha Williams
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    N/a

  • Joanne Strauss
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Helpful tips to have. A mattess is an investment so picking the best one for you is important.

  • Ty
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Great info

  • RobCalloway
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Informative

  • Rodger Groves
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Interesting…

    • Annie Christal
      Posted at 14:29h, 22 July

      Thank you

  • Regina Wilhelm
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Love my mattress

  • Cyndi Varacalle
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Thank you!

  • Charles Hight
    Posted at 19:47h, 21 July

    Thank you

  • DEBBY HAMILTON
    Posted at 19:46h, 21 July

    Good to know , I have to get new mattress every two to three years , maybe we are buying the wrong one.

  • Iris Carroll
    Posted at 19:46h, 21 July

    Interesting! Thanks

  • Priscilla Mills
    Posted at 19:46h, 21 July

    Now I know how to shop for a mattress. THanks for the information.

  • Lisa Heffley
    Posted at 19:46h, 21 July

    Thank you for the info! Helpful.

    • Cynthia Alexander
      Posted at 19:50h, 21 July

      Comfort

  • Susan Kay Olander
    Posted at 19:45h, 21 July

    Excellent !

  • Katherine
    Posted at 19:45h, 21 July

    Good article

    • Chad Clinton
      Posted at 19:53h, 21 July

      Good read

  • Kelly Pitts
    Posted at 19:45h, 21 July

    Doesn’t matter what type of mattress you buy – if you have back and hip pain – it will still make you hurt. I have had several different type of mattresses and I still feel the same.

    • Charles Hight
      Posted at 19:52h, 21 July

      I have exactly what you are describing and have had surgery. I use a very good mattress paired with an articulating base, which allows mine to move the head or the foot of the bed up and down or both for the zero gravity position. It helped me tremendously. Worth a try for you maybe.
      Charles Hight

  • Joel Rutter
    Posted at 19:45h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Steven C Moncelle
    Posted at 19:45h, 21 July

    good read

  • Steven Jackson
    Posted at 19:44h, 21 July

    thanks

  • Jimmy Thompson
    Posted at 19:44h, 21 July

    OK

  • Margaret Bowman
    Posted at 19:43h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Anthony J Ingria
    Posted at 19:43h, 21 July

    I’m in the market for a new mattress right now. Great tips at the perfect time.

  • mary aurelio
    Posted at 19:43h, 21 July

    Thank you . Article was helpful

  • Kerven Moon
    Posted at 19:43h, 21 July

    Just purchased a mattress, so the timing of this is perfect!

  • Donna Kimura
    Posted at 19:42h, 21 July

    Need brw mattress for my ongoing back pain

    • ELBERT MYLES
      Posted at 19:44h, 21 July

      Thanks for the tips it make things much more easier
      God bless

  • Susanne Dean
    Posted at 19:42h, 21 July

    Just about time to replace our mattress so these are great tips!!!

  • Elizabeth O.
    Posted at 19:41h, 21 July

    I honestly need a new one. Thanks for sharing

  • Ricky Sutton
    Posted at 19:41h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Mario hacbang
    Posted at 19:41h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Tiffany Johnson
    Posted at 19:40h, 21 July

    Ok

  • Pranav
    Posted at 19:40h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Jaime Garcia
    Posted at 19:40h, 21 July

    This is great info

  • Laurie Cardiel
    Posted at 19:40h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Sheree Roby
    Posted at 19:39h, 21 July

    I just bought me a new mattress from Amazon I wish I would knew…

  • Bradford Meredith
    Posted at 19:39h, 21 July

    thanks

  • Jonathan Soria
    Posted at 19:39h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • J MIller
    Posted at 19:39h, 21 July

    Interesting article.

  • ROBERT P
    Posted at 19:39h, 21 July

    Thanks for the read

  • Anneli Villarin
    Posted at 19:38h, 21 July

    Thank you!

  • Sergio Martinez
    Posted at 19:38h, 21 July
  • Juan Lopez
    Posted at 19:37h, 21 July

    Thanks for the information

  • David Beavers
    Posted at 19:37h, 21 July

    Good, Thanks,

    • Nestor
      Posted at 19:41h, 21 July

      Good info

    • Mark Palacios
      Posted at 06:36h, 22 July

      Okay

  • Julie stange
    Posted at 19:37h, 21 July

    we are actually looking at mattresses thanks!

  • yelena upart
    Posted at 19:37h, 21 July

    great

  • Jamie Taggart
    Posted at 19:37h, 21 July

    I need a new mattress. Thanks

  • Donna taliaferro
    Posted at 19:35h, 21 July

    Thanks

  • Lacey Ammons
    Posted at 19:34h, 21 July

    thanks

    • Celeste wilson
      Posted at 19:43h, 21 July

      Thanks

  • Michael Richards
    Posted at 19:33h, 21 July

    Wish I’d seen this before buying my mattress…

  • Jennette Kashner
    Posted at 18:10h, 21 July

    Thank you for this information It explains some things I’ve been feeling.