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06 Jul 2019 08:34 #1 by Sohio
We slept on a Costco purchased one sided mattress/box spring for 15 years. By the time we moved and threw away the set, the box spring had metal ripping through the bottom and the mattress looked like the waves of the sea. We are now in temporary housing before closing on a new house and are currently on a Queen sleep number bed. There is too much motion when either of us gets up or rolls over and it bothers the other person. We need a bed/mattress for the new house (in two weeks) because we have no bed...not even an old one. We have moved from Chicago to the Cincinnati/Dayton area.

We are middle aged. My husband is 5’10, about 190lb, sleeps on his side mostly but sometimes stomach. He has neck and back issues from his years over a computer. I am obese at 360lbs, 5’8” and now sleep on my back but was a side sleeper before health problems. I have sleep apnea, arthritis in my neck, back, and knees, with nerve impingement in these areas as well as elbows and wrists.

When we went shopping, we liked Temperpedic more than Beautyrest. We both like firmer (not super firm)beds but my husband likes his softer than I do. We don’t like being ‘swallowed’ by our beds.

We want to get a split king adjustable base and two xl twin mattresses. We don’t need or want a lot of bells and whistles like massage or under lights, but we need bases and motors that have large weight capacities.

We have no experience with anything other than traditional beds and have no idea where to shop for mattresses to use on an adjustable base.

Are there any experts to help us in our area? Are there other group members (non-professionals, but have become educated through experience with this group) that live in our area that could help steer us toward reputable & knowledgeable dealers/manufacturers?

Is it a bad idea to order a mattress online? It seems so, but many of the latex (seems preferred on this and other sites) are far away.
I’m afraid I need my ‘hand held’ as I venture into the scary world of mattresses.

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06 Jul 2019 08:58 #2 by Richmond Bedding
Sohio,

You may want to post these questions in the general forum.

This is the Richmond Bedding forum. We're adjustable bed experts and will certainly be happy to help you with those questions, but you'll get a lot more help with mattresses from other members if you ask in one of the main forums.

Tim Hiles ~ Richmond Bedding
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