Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
I hope you guys can help me with a bit of feedback (that is a bit more personal than stalking all product reviews on a website). Mr. B and I are in the market for a new mattress. I’ll be moving in with him and his mattress is really old and slopes in the middle where he sleeps by himself. So we need a new one!
I grew up sleeping on a feather mattresses, but have slept on spring mattresses at relatives houses before – if they don’t squeak they’re kinda good. The FI is excited about foam mattresses, but my one hotel experience has left me feeling neutral.
From your personal experience, which type would you recommend to us?
Post # 3
I don’t have much experience with different kinds of mattress. But I do know that we bought ours at Costco (if you have one near you) and we recommend it to everyone! They’re such a great price and its the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on. When we sleep somewhere else I’m just waiting to get back in my own bed. It has a 10 year warrenty so when the springs start to sag (ours is starting to) you get a brand new one! Yay!
Hope this helps a little. Its a pillow top with springs. (not mattress fluent, obviously!)
Post # 4
we have a generic Posturpedic, called a Bob-o-pedic from a local furniture store. It’s the best freaking thing ever! I sleep like I’m dead. It’s definitely more expensive than a typical spring mattress, but it has really improved my sleep. It took a little while to get used to, but now I LOVE it!
Post # 5
THE best beds I have ever slept in are Cocomat beds http://www.coco-mat.com/
We live in a fully furnished house and unfortunately we cannot get rid of the bed, otherwise some of our wedding money would go towards one of these mattresses. When we finally get our own house – or an empty house this will be our first purchase… in the meantime we’re just going to have the odd night in my boss’ hotel to get to sleep on them – sheer bliss!
Post # 6
We have a Sleep Number bed and adore it. We’d recommend if to everyone!
They have them in most Radisson’s if you want to try one.
Post # 7
I honestly think it just depends on the person. That being said, we have a memory foam mattress and I hate it. It’s too hard and too hot. When we move, we’ll be switching bedroom sets and have the guest room stuff. That has a pocket coil mattress that is much more comfortable. DH’s parents have a sleep number knock-off bed in their guest room and I hate that one too. It feels like a glorified air mattress. So, just go around and lay on some and see what works best for you.
Post # 8
Foam is the worst. It’s not supportive at all, you can feel exactly where the foam ends of its a mixed mattress, and the foam collapses over time.
Wrapped coils in the way to go.
Post # 9
I think real Tempurpedics are the BEST. We both prefer a firm mattress, and love Tempurpedic, but they are really expensive. H used to have a cheap knock off version, which was amazingly comfortable for about 2 years, then all of a sudden, started to totally suck. It sunk in the middle and we’d end up in a heap in the middle of the bed. So I don’t recommend cheap knock offs of that type (though maybe the Bob-o-pedic the previous poster mentioned is better– H got his ‘off the back of a truck’).
I think if you aren’t looking to spend a lot, mid priced coil mattresses are the safest best. That’s what we have for now, but when we get a bigger place for a king, we are going tempurpedic.
Post # 10
We have a Stearns and Foster. We like opposite firmness (I got the crazy firm and he got some pillow top) but we wanted a King so they ordered us two extra long twin mattresses and they fit in the King frame. I thought we would notice the gap where the mattresses meet but we actually don’t. Although he doesn’t like to come over to my side too often because he says he doesn’t like laying on cement lol.
Post # 11
I love my Serta Perfect Sleepers. Mine is a harder mattress, but still very soft and comfy!
I’ve never heard of a foam mattress and I thought a feather mattress was the mattress topper that went over a regular coil mattress.
Post # 12
I honestly think it is totally dependent on you. Go somewhere that carries a ton of different mattress of all types and spend some time laying on them. You and your FI will then be able to tell what YOU most like by comparing them side-by-side.
This is what we did an I honestly have no clue what kind of mattress we have (although I know it has a pillow top). But we both agreed we preferred it of all the ones we laid on.
Post # 13
@MapleMoose: We have a Stearns & Foster too (just one king though, not two twins…I like your creative solution though!) and we LOVE it.
I did a LOT of research before we bought our mattress and what I found (among many other things) is that the mattress industry is very tricky. The markups are abolutely massive and you should never pay more than 50% of the list price. If you’re looking for knowledgeable advice, I found this site to be very helpful: http://blog.pennlive.com/mattress/index.html
Post # 14
We bought a memory foam mattress last month and I love it. I’ve always tossed and turned and kept waking up during the night, but not anymore!
Post # 15
My DH and I just got our Simmons Beautyrest Black yesterday.. The ultra plush. It is a spring mattress with memory foam ontop.. AMAZING!!! I love it and totally worth the money.
Post # 16
I grew up on spring mattresses, but usually cheap or very old ones :S. They never bothered me. Last year I bought a foam matress from IKEA and love it! It wasn’t as plush as I would have liked, but for the price I paid it is a good matress. Also know when my FI and I stay at my parents, and I sleep on their very old spring mattresses I am slightly bothered by FI moving around in bed, but with the foam one I don’t feel it too much.