Shoulder pain with my pocket sprung memory foam mattress. We have varying body weights, can you help ?

Marcus Quandt asked 7th November 2018

I am suffering from shoulder pain from I think is an unsuitable mattress which is a Myers king size pocket sprung memory foam which I think is medium firm. We have had it for about 3 years now and I am finding it too uncomfortable for my left shoulder as I sleep on my left side. I am 17st 4 and my wife is about 13stone.
Please advise

1 answer

Lee Lelant Staff answered 4 months ago

Hi Marcus, 
 
Thanks for your question. 
 
It does very much seem like your current mattress is completely wrong for you if it’s causing those pains. 
 
At your body weights we would match you with a Medium and Firm split tension to get the correct level of support each;
 

BodyweightSpring tension
Upto 8 Stone / 50kgSoft
8-16 Stone / 50-101kgMedium
16 Stone / 101kg UpwardsFirm

 
Side sleepers in general should be avoiding anything too firm in the top layers as this will definitely cause those pains. We would need to know your wifes sleeping habits in order to definitively recommend a product. 
 
With that in mind have a look at our Artisan Naturals or Artisan Luxury
 
The Naturals is a good true medium in it’s upholstery providing a slight sink but not too much. The Luxury is the softest mattress that we retail giving that luxurious sink into the top layers. If your wife is a front sleeper we wouldn’t recommend the Luxury as too much sink can cause an unnatural arch in your back. 
 

 
I hope this helps but if you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact our office on 0161 437 4419.
 
Kind Regards, Lee.