I need a new mattress… Coil or memory foam?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used to sell mattresses at one point in my career. My best advice for people when mattress shopping is to take your time. Get on the bed and lay there for more than a minute in the sleep position you normally sleep in. So many people get on the mattress lay on their back, cross their ankles, and fold their hands on their tummy. NO ONE SLEEPS LIKE THAT! However, having a mattress sales person standing over you, can make you uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to ask them to walk away while you try different one’s.  Plush beds tend to sleep the most comfortable for the majority of people. The toppers is really preference and can vary based on body type. That you need to figure out on your own.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Get a real tempurpedic. We upgraded when we got married. Worth it every night. We wake up refreshed–I sleep in less when I don’t need to, I actually feel rested.

 

(But I CAN sleep in on Saturday when I want to!)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mwitter80: has great advice. I went and checked out different places before I bought mine for my apartment. Also, negotiate if you can! I got $$ knocked off my total because I was a student, and then I made them a deal that I’d buy one of their fancy $60 pillows if they gave me one for free. Best wheeling and dealing ever, ’cause I love those shnazzy pillows, and I’d save the $60 off my mattress price, anyway. I also got them to add a 90 day ‘test it out’ deal, and if it turned out to not be my comfort level, I could return it.

Mine’s a coil, but only because I like a pretty firm bed, and I bought it from a mattress factory where you can watch them make it and they’ll adjust it/make it to your specifications. I hadn’t looked into memory foam, though, so I’m not much help on comparing the two.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@indibee: Negotiating is always a good idea with any type of furniture. Have you ever noticed that all mattresses are always on “BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR 50% OFF SALE!!! That’s a joke. Everyone always has them for 50% off so if it’s not at that price negotiate until it is. Free pillows and sheets can always be tossed in at most places. Make sure the sales person talks to their manager. Remember they make commission and the more they take off the less they make so they may be hesitant.

So since you’re in MA I will tell you that the Bob’s Memory Foam is made in the same factory as the tempurpedic. Memory Foam = Tempurpedic (this type of foam is called Visco) So save yourself the money. (Lots of his furniture is made in the higher end factories even though I hate that guy’s voice) Memory Foam is not for everyone. I wasn’t gong to give my opinion but since ellabe did I think it’s important to share a different experience. I personally loathe it. I am larger chested and since you sink based on wieght and heat I actually sink at an angle and it makes my breasts fall towards my neck and makes me feel like I’m choking. Memory foam also does not breathe so it can also make people feel hot. That was the biggest reason for returns. Latex foam (what high end pillow are made out of) is what I prefer. I prefer it to be on top of a coil mattress.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We just got a new Sealy.  It has coils, then memory foam and then some other type of foam on top.  We really like it so far.  It’s firm but squishy soft too.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I love our new mattress but we shopped around at like 10 different stores. The prices were all so different! I don’t like memory foam at all, it just feels weird to me. We bought ours at a local place for a decent price. We were going to get one from Jordans furniture, but their delivery schedule was funky. Cardis was the most expensive place we looked.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We got the Serta 8″ Memory Foam mattress on Overstock.com along with a platform bed frame, and I couldn’t be happier – sleep like a baby now, so comfy and $629 delivered with the frame!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mwitter80:Interesting, I’m also bigger chested, and I love the tempurpedic. We also have a nice sealy coil mattress and I like the foam one better.

 

It really means you need to try out the bed! Find some hotels that have the kind of mattress you want. Cheaper than paying the delivery fee back–even if you got a $$back guarantee. 😀

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My 10″ thick memory foam mattress is one of the best things I have ever bought. Best mattress everrrrrr. So hard to get out of it every morning 😡

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I like memory foam than coil

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Tennessee

Ours is a polyfoam (Tuft and Needle). It’s all foam, but it’s got more bounce than a regular memory foam so I feel like it’s a good mix between foam and coil. And it’s hard to beat the price ($600 for our queen). The sealy euro top that I had bought for nearly $800 had a major indentation within a year (which naturally their warranty wouldn’t even touch). And I weigh less than 120#. That was not a hard working mattress, and it still crapped out on me. Pretty disappointed there. 

Love our T&N though!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

pinkshoes:  So… since this was bumped, what’d you end up going and how’s it holding up 5 years later? haha

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