How to avoid hip surgery
Last year about 350,000 people had hip surgery in the U.S.A. It is my opinion that some of these could have been avoided simply by those people sleeping on a more supportive mattress.
Recently I was on vacation for a week. During that time I slept on a traditional design mattress made by one of the seven “S” brand names. As soon I laid on the mattress I knew I would have trouble. It was simply not supporting my body properly. All my weight seemed to go straight to my hip. (Forget even thinking about laying on my back as that would have completely ruined my vacation with my back going out). While on my side my upper body weight went down to my hip and the weight below my hip traveled up to the hip. The first night I tried putting a pillow under my hip but that was futile. I was miserable the whole week and my hip was starting to hurt during the daytime, which it never does otherwise. It was during that week that I really felt sorry for all the people who purchased this particular type of mattress. They would have spend over $1500 for this king size set. Therefore they would naturally think that it is not the mattress but their own aging or whatever.
When you lay on a mattress you want and need support. It does not have to feel like the floor but it does need to support your weight evenly. You should be able to lay on your back or side and feel your weight being evenly distributed. On your side you should feel your body weight along the side of your body and not just your hip. Then just choose the one that feels best. (Durability is important at this point and should be considered. It is at this point that you need to understand the construction of the mattress with regard to the type of foam, density of the foam, type of spring system and gauge of the steel). Otherwise you could purchase a mattress that initially feels supportive but due to low quality material quickly loses it’s integrity. This will usually be due to thin gauge steel coils or poor quality polyurethane foam.
How do you know that you are getting good construction and quality material? You will have to do some homework and comparison shopping. (If the salesperson does not know the construction of the their mattresses then you should keep moving).
I do not believe in non-supportive mattresses. Therefore I do not display or offer them. Everything here is supportive. Come try them out before you buy.