What do you like in bed?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: How do you sleep? Do you wake up feeling rested?
    Back : (30 votes)
    9 %
    Side : (123 votes)
    37 %
    Stomach : (69 votes)
    21 %
    Other (sitting, hanging upside down, how else do people sleep?) : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Yes : (74 votes)
    22 %
    No : (34 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We have a cloud tempurpedic and we are incredibly happy with it. It took about three weeks to get used to it but now I don’t think I could sleep on anything else. I never have back pain and I always used to wake up in pain. My husband is the same. It supports you so there are no pressure points. 

    Post # 4
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We have a Corsicana Mattress, we got it at wholesale and discounted I believe (a friend of ours sells them) but they usually sell them for like $600+tax for a Queen set.  I like it, though our bed gets a lot of sleep action… DH and I have opposite schedules so we really only share the bed for 3-4 hours a night, which means we both tend to sleep in the middle when we can and since it is slept in from 10pm-1-2pm (because of our staggered schedule) most days it gets almost double the normal use… So it does sag a little in the middle already (it’s about 2 years old), but it is pretty comfortable still.

    I would LOVE to have one of those tempur pedic mattresses, but the only one we could both agree on (I need a little firmer mattress, DH likes it as soft as possible) is of course the top of the line one and like $6k for a king… And well, that’s a little out of our price range.  Since ours is in well within our preferred price range I would recommend it to a friend, but I don’t think it is the type of mattress that will last for 8-10 years, at least for us and how we use it (it does get almost twice the regular use in one spot).  Unless we get a king size bed, I see us replacing this mattress in another two years.

    As for how I sleep, I’m all over the map, mostly side and back, but I sleep on my belly too… DH is also all over the map, but mostly side sleeper. And we both sprawl out when we can.

    Post # 6
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @rcac1208:  We initally purchased the standard tempurpedic and we weren’t happy with it. It had a 60 day free trade-in so we switched to the cloud and we were WAY happier with it. We’ve had it now for about 2.5 years and it is exactly the way it was when we bought it, no sagging or soft spots.

    Post # 7
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m too lazy to go look at what kind of mattress we have, but I think it was around the $500-$600 price range for a queen-sized mattress and box spring set from Homemaker’s/Nebraska Furniture Mart. It’s a firm mattress, because soft was too cushy and the extra firm was too stiff. It works just nicely for us.

    We have a foam memory pad that is put under the sheets, as well as this mattress pad cover thing that my mom insists helps. We also flip and rotate the mattress every couple of months so that one spot doesn’t wear out faster than another.

    I generally get drowsy on my back and switch to my side. My husband flops around so much in his sleep, but is generally on his back when I wake up.

    Post # 8
    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @rcac1208:  We have some pillowtop that my husband already had. It’s very soft and he loves it. I hate it. I prefer a firmer mattress, mainly partially because a softer one seems to dip in more under him which makes me uncomfortable. My old mattress (guest bed now) is a memory foam, which I love! It is soft and firm at the same time. I am a side and stomach sleeper (mainly stomach, no pillow). He is a back and side sleeper. As far as how rested I wake up, that varies!

    Post # 9
    3677 posts
    Sugar bee

    We prefer firm, springy mattresses without pillowtops or foam. I get very warm when I sleep, and those hold too much body heat, it ends up being really unpleasant for both of us.

    Post # 10
    5987 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @rcac1208:  we have an organic version of the tempurpedic, a essenthia mattress. its the best mattress i have ever slept on….ever…….by far. its amazing

    i sleep on my stomach/side, DH sleeps on his back. i feel rested most mornings. 100% better from with previous mattresses. also dont forget how important pillows are!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 11
    3268 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We have a natural rubber latex foam mattress. Super expensive thing (I think he said it was $1200 or so?) that my SO got when he moved into the house he built, before I came along. Apparently at first it was amazing and it made his back feel great and it wasn’t supposed to sag– in fact it has a guarantee on it that if it sags more than a certain amount, the company will replace it– but it sags now. A few years of him sleeping alone in the middle of it made it have a dip, which has been moderated by a few years now of us sleeping in it together. But sometimes it’s annoying and I have a bunch of layers of things under the center of the mattress to lessen the sag.

    Anyway, most of the time it’s really comfortable, but if your back is already out of whack, it’s a toss-up whether it will make you wake up better or worse. I think we could get it replaced through the sag guarantee, but that’s one of those things we never get around to doing.

    Post # 12
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    We have a Simmons Beautyrest, and it was $1250 for a king. We really like it.

    Post # 13
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we have a memory foam mattress. we got it when there was a groupon deal for them. i don’t remember the brand or how much we paid for it, so i guess i’m not much help here 🙁 i can tell you it’s really comfortable tho!


    Post # 14
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a queen sized, no idea what brand and DH is sleeping atm, I bought in (erm 1997 or 1998).  It was ~$200 on sale including box spring at Montgomery Wards, and advertised by a giant cut out of Vanna White (I almost didn’t buy it lol).  It was literally the cheapest thing I could find.

    But it rocks.  It’s midway between firm and soft.  I’ve flip/rotated it almost as often I as I should have and it’s like new, no saggy spots and the majority of the time I had it I slept in the middle.

    The box spring blew out the wooden frame with in the first year but it was under warranty and some guy came out and fixed it and it’s been fine ever since.

    Sometimes there’s no telling what will last.  I bought an expensive tall all wood dresser at the same time and it’s had issues since three or four years of having it.  It should have been the thing to last forever!

    Post # 15
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i have a queen size stearns and foster pillowtop mattress at home (i have a horrible dorm mattress in my apartment- joys of student housing). i’ve had it for probably 8 years now. it’s amazing. i paid $500, because it was a floor model (it’d only been on the floor for two days before it was sold to me), but i think when i bought it, the retail price was $1200 for the mattress, not the mattress & boxspring.

    Post # 16
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Aww, love this thread, I have had 3 back surgeries so I know about beds. We just bought a Sealy Temperpedic with individually wrapped titanium coils from Slumberland. We bought it just after the real Black Friday sales (Dec. 2012) was delivered Jan 11, 2013. About 2 weeks after Black Friday – Slumberland put out and ad deal for this bed, so we went in a hurry to get it. The original cost for the King size $1,800. Our price with delivery included *no extra insurances but we did buy the mattress protector* $1,250 (with taxes). Love our new bed. Just hope it holds up for a few years, to me after 6 years it’s time for a new bed, because of my back. It is so sensitive. I WOULD LOVE one of the King beds that are at: DoubleTree Hilton hotels – they have the dream beds, so whenever we need a hotel I am in search of a DoubleTree by Hilton. They are the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, they are from Australia (I think) – and are close to the $5K mark.

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