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fuzzy : 5/19/2019 2:21 pm
Moving and looking for a new bed. Can I get some opinions on mattress types/brands you have tried and used including some pros/cons?. What do you like/ not like? The choices seem limitless but getting an easy comparison is cloaked in haze. Therefore I'm hoping some of you guys can add your educated experiences and opinions.

The collectively wisdom of BBI helped me decide an a cable/internet supplier, now I ask for your help with mattresses.

Thanks in advance.
Loom And Leaf  
Gmanfandan : 5/19/2019 3:01 pm : link
By Saatva - I have back and neck issues including sciatica which flairs up on about every mattress (hotels) but this one.
We were due for a new one....  
Ryan : 5/19/2019 3:40 pm : link
...and my wife - on impulse of course - ordered a tulo with an adjustable base. It's absolutely horrible. They say it's supposed to break in and get more and more comfortable/conforming over 30-60 days but it really hasn't so we're returning it (comes with a 120 day trial period but you have to keep it for at least 30). So we're on the hunt again as well.

I have degenerative disk disease and after 2 nights had to go sleep in the guest room where our old mattress was moved to.
I gather foam is the way to go  
BillT : 5/19/2019 3:48 pm : link
At least thatís what Iíve heard.
RE: I gather foam is the way to go  
Jim in Fairfax : 5/19/2019 4:04 pm : link
In comment 14448917 BillT said:
At least thatís what Iíve heard.

I wouldnít say that at all. Theyíre great for some people, others despise them.
Macyís near you?  
RAIN : 5/19/2019 4:11 pm : link
I did this, replaced an old temperpedic, recently and visited a lot of places.
Macyís has every permutation and price point you could ask for. They haul your old bed away and recycle it, and their warranty is bomb proof.

If you canít try them in person... I suggest you figure out if your side sleeper, how much you weigh, and how long you want it... then make your best guess.

I went with the hybrid foam on top of wrapped coils. Iím happy. Hope this helps. Lots of options out there, but itís largelt a personal preference. If your over 230lb .. Iíd go hybrid or coils. Foam beds will indent for the large person.
Stearns and Foster  
gtt350 : 5/19/2019 4:14 pm : link
RE: I gather foam is the way to go  
fivehead : 5/19/2019 4:21 pm : link
In comment 14448917 BillT said:
At least thatís what Iíve heard.

We had a thick memory foam mattress topper. It was okay to sleep on, but it drained my power for other activities. I couldn't get a solid base to work my magic.
Tuft and Needles  
jjgmrg901 : 5/19/2019 4:55 pm : link
We purchased a split king from them two years ago and really like it. I like firmer and my wife prefers softer. This mattress provides both with the support we need. I have a bad hip which I could not lie on with our old mattress but this one is soft yet firm enough that I can lie on that side and actually fall asleep.
One negative if your getting a split king is that you need to push them together before you get into bed. Not a big deal but it can be a little aggravating.
I have a Leesa  
JerseyCityJoe : 5/19/2019 5:02 pm : link
Best bed I ever had and the least expensive. Thats a hard combo to top.
Giantfootball025 : 5/19/2019 5:06 pm : link
Loved it so much replaced all my mattress with one. You have to like the feel of a foam mattress though.
Stay away from Sleep Number.  
Red Dog : 5/19/2019 5:30 pm : link
We have one but are looking to replace it very soon. It's expensive garbage. It didn't help my arthritic back much if at all, the controls crapped out pretty quickly, and the mattress didn't last worth a damn. Definitely avoid them.

I really miss my waterbed but can't get a decent water mattress around here any longer.
I have a  
phil in arizona : 5/19/2019 6:09 pm : link
Stearns and Foster and I sleep like a king.

I would check out tuft and needle just to see what they have going on. Iíd also check out any mattress liquidators before going to a regular mattress or furniture store. I got a $2000 mattress for like $600. One of the best purchases Iíve ever made.
Innerspring Guy Here  
Percy : 5/19/2019 6:10 pm : link
After a very long search, trying one other that was cheaper and sending it back, and more, my answer is Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate. Bought two Kings for different homes. Service is great,too.

Formerly slept on a Kluft at four or five times the cost (both a king for me and a queen for my daughter, neither of which lasted as long as they promised), but they weren't worth it.
give66 : 5/19/2019 6:32 pm : link
has good deals on mattresses
Iím a fan of all-latex mattresses  
Bill L : 5/19/2019 8:40 pm : link
You can work out the right softness and they last longer than memory foam. Reputed tombe cooler but mine sleeps a little hot. You can get relatively cheap from Arizona Premium Mattress. (Delivered). Talk to the owner Ken and he can get you the right mattress to fit your needs.
Tuft and needle  
RAIN : 5/19/2019 9:03 pm : link
Is soft. Wasnít impressed. Stearns and Foster is really good. Itís the Caddy. I got an Aierloom... very happy with it.
RE: Iím a fan of all-latex mattresses  
MOOPS : 5/19/2019 9:22 pm : link
In comment 14449166 Bill L said:
You can work out the right softness and they last longer than memory foam. Reputed tombe cooler but mine sleeps a little hot. You can get relatively cheap from Arizona Premium Mattress. (Delivered). Talk to the owner Ken and he can get you the right mattress to fit your needs.

We got ours there last month (thanks to BBI recommendations). Got rid of an aging Tempurpedic. So far seems to be a far better matress.
Jim in Fairfax : 5/19/2019 11:09 pm : link
When we bought a couple of years ago, I found it very helpful to educate myself on Mattress construction. The major makers - Sealy, Tempurpedic, Simmons, etc are not very forthcoming on exactly what youíre getting in that big rectangle. Sure, they say itís got memory foam or latex or itís got pocketted coils. But little beyond that. What density are the foams? Is it one layer or multiple, and how thick is each, and what density is each? If itís an innerspring what guage wire is used? What is the comfort layer made of? Etc, etc. Without this information and knowing what it means, youíre really just rolling the dice when it comes to how durable and comfortable the mattress will be over time.

The site I found most useful in educating myself was The Mattress Underground. They go into the gritty details on mattresses. Might be more than some want to digest, but I found it very helpful. They also have great forums with helpful people.

Regardless of how much education you do, the most important thing is where to buy a mattress. At all costs avoid the big chains like Mattress Firm. Theyíre the worst kind of used car salemen - donít know squat and just try to sell you makes them the most $$$. The best choice IMO is an independent outfit that sells their own mattresses. A good one will be very transparent about construction and low pressure on sales. You will pay more, but youíll get a quality mattress that will last.

If thatís not in the cards, you can also find advice on other avenues.

The Mattress Underground - ( New Window )
I bought  
afann : 5/20/2019 6:38 am : link
A sterns and foster and got a firm mattress. Iím not a big guy i weigh 170lbs. I had to return because the mattress started to get an indent. We replaced for free and then the same thing happened. Sometimes it felt like i was sleeping on a slant. I canít believe it happened twice. Anyone have that happen?
WideRight : 5/20/2019 8:02 am : link
Unbeleivably awesome

And it just comes in the mail. Watch it unfold in front of your eyes.
Just got a Casper 2 weeks ago  
mgreenie03 : 5/20/2019 8:22 am : link
I got the hybrid mattress and I love it. I had been on a coil mattress that was about 10-12yrs old. I was waking up sore most days. Since I have been on the Casper, I wake up feeling great with no soreness.
I got a Casper about 3 years ago  
hocuspocus : 5/20/2019 8:37 am : link
I have chronic back issues and was in terrible pain from our old mattress. I could barely get out of bed and was always in pain first thing in the morning. Since getting the Casper mattress I no longer have those issues when getting up in the morning.
I also second using Mattress Underground  
hocuspocus : 5/20/2019 8:39 am : link
I used it when shopping for our mattress. Lots of good info there.
Tuft and Needle  
Matt M. : 5/20/2019 8:39 am : link
In our home, we have a Tuft and Needle, Serta, and Tempurpedic. In my opinion, my son's Tuft is the most comfortable.

We hate our Tempurpedic, by the way.
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/20/2019 9:26 am : link
I used that Mattress Underground site a couple of years ago to get feedback on what we had narrowed our choices down and it steered us perfectly.

We wanted a memory foam mattress and it tells you what to expect from each brand on outgassing and other possible issues.
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