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smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 11:55 AM

LOOKING AT BUYING A NEW MATTRESS....NEED HELP

Okay guys, we are looking to buy a new mattress set and of course wading through all the stuff on the web and feeling the mattresses in the store and such just offer a small amount of feedback. Now my questions to you all......what kind of mattress do you have.....how long have you had it.....any complaints about it....any praise for it. The one we have now is HORRID....I can't sleep on it without my hips and back killing me when I wake up and it's getting just as bad for Rob. We could very easily go buy a mattress and 3 months down the road find that is has crappy construction and is sagging like crazy. However we are hoping to avoid that by asking you guys first. We are looking at going from a Queen sized bed to forcing a King sized bed into the room....which will take come creative furniture rearranging on my part but I think we can make it fit. Because seriously we are both large people and the extra 16 inches in width on a King will come in sooooo very handy, especially when it means the possibility of me not getting elbowed in the head anymore if we have more room to spread out. LOL So I am calling on all your experience and wisdom.......impart your knowledge....teach me.....

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3779)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 12:01 PM

Try the sleep number beds. My friend, who has had a couple major back surgeries and has a couple metal rods along with fused vertebrae, swears by his. He says it is the first mattress he has ever had that is "really" comfortable and supportive.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 12:03 PM

I have a king-size, fibre-filled waterbed that is nothing short of heaven for my back. Can't sleep on anything else nearly as well.

I bought my kids a king-size sleep number select comfort for their wedding present. That was in 2001. They still comment on how awesome it is.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 12:17 PM

Sounds like you need a Firm, an Extra Firm or even an Extra Extra Firm.

http://www.simmons.com/betterSleepBasics/mattressBuyingGuide.cfm

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 12:45 PM

I have a sleep number bed. I think it is fabulous. Each of you can set your side on how firm or soft you want it to be. Oh, and my cats all love it also.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 12:52 PM

Friend of mine has a Tempur-Pedic and thinks it is great. She raved about it so much that I almost got one but the $$$ scared me off. I wanted to try hers out but she said no.





jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 1:13 PM

Never buy the temper pedic till you try it first. I tried one out once and if you have any claustrophobia, it will freak you out. It felt to me like being buried alive or being in a straightjacket.

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 1:19 PM

The cost of the Sleep Number beds makes me shy away from them plus the fact that they are essentially air mattresses with some coverings on them. That also makes me stop because of the dog and cat....afraid a claw will get through the padding and puncture something. The Sleep number ones have been lurking around in the back of my mind for a while now and I just can't force myself to cough up that much money for a bed.

The Tempur Pedic ones I am afraid of the whole "foam" bed issue because Rob is hot natured and putting some egg crate foam on the current bed to try and help just made it a miserable experience for him because he was roasting all night long.

Both of us are side sleepers, Both of us are heavy....the mattress we have now is a plain old straight up Extra Extra Firm mattress that we got from Sam's Club pretty cheap and we've had it for 8 years and it's just about had it. The mattress has worked fine for Rob all these years...well aside from the last year or so however for me....I hated it within a few months because I prefer more cushioning. So I am looking at Plush top/Pillow top type ones with a Firm Mattress itself. But I have never had a mattress that you couldn't flip....the whole no flip/no rotate thing makes me wonder....how long until you get a body indention going on in the mattress.

So hence the reason I am here looking for feedback. I have been reading about mattress types/construction and all that stuff for the last 3 months trying to weed out everything. I guess I just hit an "Oh my god if I look at one more stinking review or buyers guide I am going to scream" point. LOL

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 1:37 PM

Sleep number beds are guaranteed for 20 years. And there's enough padding that claw damage is not an issue.

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 1:59 PM

As usual, Tuzilla is RIGHT ON! My brother has two homes and hates spending money but backaches made him buy first one and it is so good he bought another for his second home. This was 3 or 4 years ago. He's still VERY satisfied.

Good luck

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sun, 15th Feb '09 4:11 PM

Two of my sons have sleep number beds and think they are the greatest. Do they come with a 30-day free trial? That might help you make up your mind.

redwingchick
Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Mon, 16th Feb '09 12:03 AM

We got a Restonic. They are every bit as good as Sealy and Serta but a couple hundred bucks cheaper because they don't advertise. We have had it about 6 months and we love it. Very comfy and we sleep great on it.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Mon, 16th Feb '09 1:29 PM

I think I heard somewhere that a third of your life is spent in bed. And yes, the sleep # bed does come with a guarantee. You have 30 days to decide if you like it or not. Go to the store.......let them show you how it works.......lay on it........try it....... you will NOT regret it.

sherilynn1962
Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Mon, 16th Feb '09 3:33 PM

Tempur Pedic is the way to go.

I think you can try them for 90 days.


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