My husband has a really hard mattress. I am finding that, after a few months, my hips are killing me. I tried a mattress topper on my side of the bed, but after a month of it, I am still in pain. The topper is comfortable but it is 3-inch memory foam and I think the problem is that it compresses too much. Here is is.
So I checked Consumer Reports and there are a couple of reviews, but basically nobody could agree on what they liked. I Googled around and found all sorts of claims for everything, some of it extremely expensive.
So rather than totally give up, I though I’d ask you all if you’ve had the same problem and been able to solve it with a mattress topper, and if so, what kind? If we get a softer mattress, then he will be the one in pain. So we need a solution that will fit us both on the same bed. By the way, I’m afraid that wool might make me sneeze, if that’s what you used.
The first one that I tried was to help with a mattress that was too old and way to cheap, not necessarily too hard. It worked so well that I bought others later, including one for our new King in the master bedroom - even though the new bed is (now) quite a good one.
I’ve had numerous guests stay, and they always comment on how comfy the beds are. YMMV of course.
My fiance and I are working through this same issue now–we’re getting a king-size bedframe and putting two twin-XL mattresses in it so that he can have the hard, unadorned mattress that makes his back feel good and I can have a squishy pillowtop. Although, as we start to look at things more, I’m thinking I might prefer a regular mattress with one of these on top. Or a featherbed. Or maybe switch things seasonally. I dunno.
One thing we agree on is that we despise memory foam. Neither of us can sleep on it.
Well, I love the 3-inch memory foam, so YMMV. But I also use a body pillow to take pressure off my hips, keeping it either between or under my knees. That seems to be more of a factor for me than the hardness of the mattress.