Post # 1
DH and I bought a new bedroom set to go with our new bedroom (which will *hopefully* be done before or just after the new year), and now we need a mattress. Neither of us have actually bought a new mattress before so we are completely lost.
I’ve done some research, we tried out a couple beds, and we’re quite positive we’re not fans of “firm” mattresses. Pocket-coils with foam sounds the best, but we’re not sure what brand to go with.
With that said, anyone that’s bought a mattress recently and has had time to sleep on it for a while, what would YOU recommend??
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Uggggh, mattress shopping is the worst! We ended up with a Simmons Beautyrest with a foam pillowtop. We’ve had it for about 4 months now and no complaints!
Post # 5
iComfort all the way. It’s like Temperpedic, but it has a cooling gel that doesn’t over heat you like a lot of temperpedic matresses do. Plus it is less money :).
Post # 6
We have a Sleep Number bed (aka Select Comfort) and absolutely adore it. He can set his side to be a little softer like he likes it, and I can set my side to be a little firmer, and we both sleep great. Their website will give you the whole pitch on why the air chamber mattress is better for your back and joints than a spring/coil mattress. All I can say is, I’ll never buy another brand again.
I got started on the Sleep Number bed back in college when my sister had a job in the Sleep Number store in the mall; I mocked her for selling what I thought was a total scam, but one afternoon I took a nap in her Sleep Number bed and when I woke up, I felt better than I had in weeks. I’m definitely a convert.
They are pricier than many mattresses but considering I got ~12 years life from my last one and am on year 6 or so on this one, I think they’re well worth the price. Plus they don’t get the “dents” that you get in a coil mattress over time, no flipping or rearranging needed. My last spring mattress had a me-shaped dent on one side and a dog-shaped dent at the bottom corner when I retired it!
Post # 7
FWIW if you are considering a tempurpedic, sleep number, or other non-spring/non-coil mattress, many hotels have them. It’s just a matter of figuring out which chain. Sleep Number beds are in many Radisson properties. It’s absolutely worth spending a night in a hotel to see how you like those bed types, because a mattress is a really big and important purchase.
Post # 8
I recently bought a Serta iSense. It’s a coil/foam hybrid. And its available with/wothout a pillowtop. We both absolutely love it.
Post # 9
I did a very extensive post on this topic for another Bee on this topic awhile back… check it out here = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/tell-me-about-your-mattress
Hope this helps,
PS – Personally… I am a Simmons Beautyrest fan (Serta is also good, and similar). As I said in the linked post, it is more about “what kind” of mattress / bed you are a fan of than a brand name (Pillowtop / No-Flip – Inner Spring – Pocket Coil – Foam – Sleep Number – Adjustable Bed – Water Bed etc)
Post # 10
We have an iComfort and we just LOVE it!
Post # 11
@This Time Round: Hey, that was my post 🙂 Your advice was very helpful!
@CherryWaves: As I mentioned in that post, we bought a Sealy posturepedic. We’ve had it for several months now and have no complaints! Hopefully the pillow top holds up.
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! Been helpful!
Post # 13
Memory foam is my very favorite. We bought an off brand off amazon almost 5 years ago and it has held up like it’s brand new! We recently upgraded to a king size, we love it so much. I think we paid like $450? Every bit as awesome as tempurpedic (same density/grade foam, etc) for like 1/4 the cost. No need to pay for branding/marketing….there were so many amazing reviews that we felt confident ordering, and i’m really glad we took the risk!