Post # 1
we are in the market for a king size bed. Darling Husband is very tall (6’3) and thin and we have two cats and we need our room. We probably want a california king. But, I have no idea what brand or type of bed we want/should get. So, naturally I have come to the bee for your advice/experiences! 😀
So, what do you recommend?!
Post # 4
I don’t have one, but I really want a tempurpedic!
Post # 5
Oh my gosh, I love our tempurpedic. Although some words of warning.
-They are SUPER heavy, so if you move a lot, they are a pain in the butt to move.
-My husband is always hot when he sleeps and the bed traps heat, so in the summer, he’s really not happy unless there is air conditioning.
-In the winter, they get really stiff if the air temperature is cold and take a bit to warm up.
-They are pretty pricey, but now you can get basically the same thing, just generic.
Now the good stuff! 🙂
-I have never, ever woken up sore from sleeping.
-I wake up every morning in a good mood unless I had a nightmare.
-They have a great warranty if they start to sag.
So yeah, I wouldn’t trade it for anything, and you can get ones with a gel layer or better ventilation to keep the temp down, and if you heat your house more than we do you don’t have to worry about the stiffness….But you might want to hire movers!
Post # 6
Darling Husband and I have a Cal. King Tempurpedic and LOVE it! I used to wake up with pain in my joints (hips and ankles), but not anymore! I sleep like an angel and so does DH! Yes, they are pricey, but the warranty is 20 years!! How many beds last that long? The only drawbacks that we’ve found would be the weight of the bed and the fact that you sink in when “doing the deed”! lol
Post # 7
We have a king sized memory foam mattress (5 inches memory foam on top of the base foam. We didn’t get a Tempurpedic – we went with a cheaper model that had hundreds of reviews on Amazon. We had it for 4 years before we sold it to move cross country (we’ve been traveling around the world the last 8 months). We plan on getting the same mattress when we settle down next month!
Also, just FYI, a California King is narrower than a standard king, and just a little bit longer. At 6’3″, he isn’t tall enough to need the extra length (i’m 6’1″ and so is my husband – we have inches to spare on a standard king). It’s a lot easier to find bedding for a standard king, as well!
Post # 8
@crayfish: can you please share the brand you purchased? thanks for the info about the california king vs king!
@fvsoccer: thanks so much for the info! very helpful
Post # 9
I really like the The Stearns and Foster Private Vineyard Villa Firm Latex mattress. I just went with Darling Husband and laid on a bunch of mattresses- we liked this better than the memory foam. I like mattresses a little bit firm.
Post # 10
We actually had the 10 inch, my mistake!If you compare the reviews to Temurpedic, they are bang on. All memory foam mattresses sleep slightly warmer, feel “firmer” at first, etc. Now that i’ve slept on one, it’s actually so good that it’s hard to sleep on innersprung mattresses!!
Post # 11
@crayfish: thanks so much for sharing!
Post # 13
we have a similar bed to crayfish – we got ours at BJs this past July.
I want to say it’s that one – but I honestly don’t remember the brand. Lol. We paid a little less than $400, though, because it was on sale.
Darling Husband loves it, but I still prefer a pillow-top.
Post # 14
@sorrycharlie: thanks for sharing.
I think Darling Husband and I just need to go to a store and lay on some beds LOL
Keep them suggestions coming ladies!
Post # 15
I second the Stearns and Foster recommendation. We’ve had ours for about a year and a half now (king size) and every night we get into it and remark that it’s the best mattress ever.
Be very careful with mattress shopping and never pay more than 50%-60% of list price as the mark-ups are absolutely INSANE and a lot of the sales pitches are sketchy at best. I did a LOT of research online before buying our mattress and made sure to go into stores armed with a lot of information so as not to be swayed by any high-pressure sales techniques (which we encountered quite a bit).
Post # 16
thanks ladies! we MIGHT go shopping today but it might be another few weeks. Busy weekend