Post # 1
Fiance and I dropped about $2,000 on a new mattress set ONE YEAR ago. We splurged for the Spring Air Four Seasons mattress. We didn’t do research and have found that our wonderful comfortable mattress now sags in the middle (we literally roll into each other), Spring Air has gone completely out of business, and JC Penny where we bought it has a 7 day return policy.
Needless to say, we are not happily going to invest in a new mattress set. We want something that will last us at least 5-7 years, that will not sag, and preferably that doesn’t move when the other person does.
This time, I have done my research and found that the memory foam and latex mattresses seem the way to go.
Is the Tempurpedic mattresses worth it? Are there other brands that are just as good but cheaper?
I would appreciate any first hand experience with them.
Post # 3
Our good friends love theirs – and had we not also jsut bought a new bed two years ago, I would be saving my pennies now! We got lucky and our bed is still real comfy! Disclaimer? I don’t actually own one and haven’t slept on one, either. I did however lay on one for almost 10 minutes last weekend at a furniture store and it was HEAVEN.
Also, the one we test drove in store was this one – the TEMPUR-Cloud:
Post # 4
My husband and I bought the “Cloud” Tempurpedic mattress set about a month and a half ago. (It was a wedding present to ourselves.) WE LOVE IT!!! We both sleep really well, but the down side is that I never want to get out of bed in the morning. They have a 20 year warranty (as long as you keep the tags on it), and there is a 90 day “test” period. If you don’t like it, return it no questions asked and you don’t owe them anything. It took me a couple nights to get use to, but my husband didn’t have any problems adjusting. If you have the $$$ buy a Tempurpedic, it’s the best money we’ve ever spent.
Post # 5
We bought a king sized Natura natural latex mattress (+ boxspring) for $3000 CAD last year. It is totally wonderful. It feels like memory foam but it’s actually memoryless, which supposedly means it will last even longer (they claim 20+ years) and won’t sag because, well, it’s memoryless. It pops back to its original form again and again. It’s really comfy and when my boyfriend moves I don’t feel it at ALL. Just typing about it makes me want to go take a nap in it. 😛
Plus it’s made from natural materials and is better for your health, and the environment, than your typical petrochemical based mattresses. I highly recommend it!
Post # 6
My parents just got a “sleep number” bed… they RAVE about it! They are so thrilled! My dad can’t wait for his visits home from London to sleep in it, and get’s better sleep in it with his horrible back conditions than any bed he’s ever tried. My parents also can sleep in the same bed for the first time since I was about 5…. lol.
They’re so thrilled with it, they want to get us a king for a wedding present…
They’ve only had it less than a year though so I can’t attest to their durability…
Post # 7
I had a sleep number bed, king size. It was great for the first year or so. BUT after about three or four years, the foam which separates the two sides (your air side, his air side) sags and you roll into the middle. They don’t sell replacement guides, or it could be an easy fix I suppose. But I was upset that it cost so much and didn’t last very long.
Post # 8
@ Mrs. Louboutin: I have the Four Seasons mattress that you have and I LOVE IT. OMG. I’ve had it for about 3 years and it doesn’t sag in the middle at all? Is it possible yours just has a defect? I’m not sure if it would make a difference or not in trying to return or replace it but I’ve had a wonderful experience with my mattress. It’s incredible.
That said, my parents have a Tempur Pedic and it makes me hot! I’m a very hot-natured person and the fact that the mattress hugs your body always makes me hot– I feel like I’m sinking into quicksand, hahaha.
Post # 9
@texaslawgirl: I was JUST going to get back on her and ask about that! I have heard that Tempurpedic mattresses (and the like) “sleep hot” due to the fact that there is nowhere for the heat to go. (As opposed to a box spring mattress that has lots of air flow and breathing room inside the mattress.)
I’ve also heard that the mattress is firmer when it’s cold and softer when it’s warm. Does anyone know if that is true?
Post # 10
My parents have a tempurpedic. Sometimes I take naps on it b/c it is so comfortable (shh, don’t tell them, hehe).
@MightySapphire: I’ve heard that too, and I have noticed that it does get squishier when your body warms it up.
Post # 11
I have the Ultimate by Dormia. I have had it for about 2 years now. I LOVE IT! It has a 20 year warranty. If it sags by even 1/4 inch they replace it. Woot Woot! It is made from Visco Elastic Memory Foam and Eco-Friendly 100% Dunlop Latex. It helps regulate your temp. my hubby gets so freaking hot, that regular tempur pedics make him too hot. It is also hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and naturally dust mite, mold and mildew resistant. Now that I finished hocking the product. We got ours and it was the best bed decision we ever made. Look around, and read a bunch of reviews and find out what is best for yall!
Post # 12
@TexasLawGirl – Which Four Seasons mattress? We have the Ultra Plush (whatever is the most plush version), which I think is part of the problem.
It’s strange because neither of us even weigh that much. From the research I have been doing, the real plush mattresses are the ones that seem to have a penchant to sag in the middle, but we have only have it I year. I’m 120-125 lbs depending on the day and my Fiance is around 180.
Here are the some of the reviews I read after I started waking up in awful back pain (when I could sleep that is):
Spring Air has since gone out of business and while there is a new company, I have not received any response back to try and get this either replaced/ fixed or something.
The “sleeping hot” worries me. We live in So Cal, so even in the winter, it never gets that cold and in our condo, we actually always keep the A/C on. Even in the winter. We both get hot at night. Also, I have read that if you don’t weigh at least 140 lbs, the memory foam doesn’t really work. I haven’t tested it out in a store yet, so I have no idea if this is even accurate.
Post # 13
We actually bought a memory foam mattress from overstock.com for an awesome price and I can’t even begin to explain how much I love it. We have had it for two years now and it is exactly the same as when we bought it. Now whenever we go home to visit our parents we wake up with sore backs because we are so spoiled with our memory foam lol. I decided for our guest bedroom I’m going to buy a memory foam mattress topper because every time anyone came to visit at our apartment they would fight over who had dibs on the bed. I look forward to moving into the new house with a guest bedroom and not having to sleep on the couch just because we have guests over lol 🙂
Post # 14
I dont know which Mattress I have exactly because I bought it over a year ago but it is a King Size Sealy Posturpedic .. and it has a memory foam pillow topper that is about 6 inches thick but still has the spring mattress uneath it for better support. The mattress itself is super super thick & weighs a ton…. my mattress is probably 18-20 inches thick you also dont ever Flip this one you just rotate it around like clockwise. I want to say I paid around $1,800 on sale for it at Grand Home Furnishing (dunno if you have those) My Mattress is in perfect shape… I do reccomend getting low profile box springs if you are on the shorter side though because The mattress itself is pretty thick.
I love it…It is soft and smushy but still gives a firm support. My Fiance when I first moved in didnt like it…. he had a really old crappy worn out spring mattress & he complained that my mattress didnt give enough. I personally felt like I was sleeping on a trampoline when i slept with him in his bed. I felt every move he made.
Post # 15
Thanks for the advice ladies!
The Four Seasons Mattress we have is one sided, meaning it can’t be flipped over. Last night, we did turn it so that the indendations where our weight was was moved from the head of the bed to the foot of the bed. We are hoping to get another 6 months or so out of it this way.
After this, I think we are going to invest in a Temperpedic type mattress.
@bloodgo – what is the mattress that you bought from overstock?
Post # 16
We got a Sleep to Live bed- best investment ever!! It’s like a glorified Sleep Number bed but you and the hubby lay down on this test mattress and then they pick what color you are based on your preferences and how you sleep and then they custom make your bed so if you like a pillow top but your hubby likes a firm bed they can make it half and half!! I know they sell them at Sleeps and ours like was $2200
My husband and I were both green so we have a pillow top mattress but my sister was orange which is plush top and her husband was blue which is firm so half their mattress is firm and other half is plush top it’s crazy and the mesh it together perfectly in the middle and it doesn’t sag at all.
Here is the link: