I am a long time lurker but first time poster. I will try and make it quick and easy. I used to love softer beds when I was younger but need a firmer mattress now that I am in my 30’s. I have had lower back surgery, i just tore my rotator cuff and was in an accident recently that has caused upper back pain.
Wife and I both have junk in trunk, I am 5’ 11" and 200lbs. I am in pretty good shape, I used to run a lot, play hockey, football etc so my hamstrings are huge along with my butt for a guy. If I wore spandex you would think I was a chick from behind. I have been told by many specialists that I suffer from extreme interior pelvic tilt. When I wake up my hamstrings are always sore/cramped along with my lower back and between my shoulder blades. The wife is 5 months pregnant and she can sleep much better than myself. I used to run 5 miles a day and I am down to maybe 1 or 2 because I just dont feel like I have the energy anymore. Always tired/sore and feel un-rested. We both are mainly back sleepers but sometimes lay on our stomach/side. I go to bed on my back and usually wake up on my back. Wife usually wakes up on her back.
Mattresses in house currently.
Queen - Sealy PosturePedic Soft - Worthless for myself or wife, basically new but just too soft. (Guest Bedroom)
Queen- Comfort Rest Lady American Interlude - (Master Bedroom)
Futon - http://www.treeformsfurniture.com/futons.html (Living Room)
The Futon is the only thing that I can sleep on.
I am not opposed to spending upwards of $5000 to get a good nights rest. I have tried to test a few mattresses and have found my body likes the Temperpedic Contour Supreme. We are tempted to buy the adjustable frame and two twin XL mattresses. The chemical process to make the foam makes the wife un-easy and this is around $6800, a little above our price point. I was thinking the adjustable frame would help my hamstring issue by raising the foot portion.
The other mattress we both liked by testing was the Beautyrest Recharge Cypress Firm.
The wife wants natural Latex as she doesn’t want chemical made beds. We both like firmer based mattresses as we both find our butt portion sinking in.
I am located in Chugiak Alaska and I am willing to go to Anchorage, or Wasilla Alaska to find a bed. We will be driving out to Wasilla today to try and test some other beds as I cant take another sleepless night…