(Closed) Memory foam/gel/tempur pedic Mattresses

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Post # 17
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

This might be Too Much Information but I never liked the memory foam mattresses. They’re fine for sleeping but they don’t have the “bounce-back” that regular mattresses do. It makes sex less… bouncy…. or something. There’s less give and wiggle, like you’re not moving as much. I don’t know if that makes any sense but I swear it makes sex weird and less good. Also I find them hot–the foam sort of cradles you so it’s like extra insulation. Anyway, I would go with a regular mattress and maybe a tempurpedic or similar topper if you really like them. We have a Sealy middle of the line that is nice and firm and super comfy. I do swear by my contued memory foam pillow though. It’s just the motion of the ocean that gets this boat rollin’. Wink

Post # 18
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have a memory foam mattress and will never sleep on a regular mattress again. We both have back problems though.  A night on a regular mattress sends both of us to the chiro and/or urgent care because of back spasms. The memory foam ones are worth the splurge, especially if you know going in that they’re more expensive. I’m not sure if getting the TempurPedic brand is worth it anymore as there seem to be some really good quality other brands out now. 


Post # 19
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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@soontobeMrsBoo  Ha! someone asked me (a close friend) if the memory foam mattess was bad for sex… my answer was NO. can’t complain about that. and I agree on the pillow! I am due for a new one, but I am feeling too cheap to shell out another $100. they are SO worth it though. 

Post # 20
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a Sealy pillow-top mattress and LOVE it. Fiance has a Tempurepedic and it’s ok (he loves it) I guess I’m not crazy about the firmness, but I can deal if we have regular squishy pillows. I actually travel a LOT (80% of the time) and decided on my matress based on the hotel beds I liked the best (I actually walked in to store and said – do you have “X” hotel bed?- they did). 

One day I’ll splurge on a $20,000 Hastens bed 


Post # 21
203 posts
Helper bee

I have a tempurpedic and love it! I wouldn’t call it firm though…

Post # 22
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@waitingforthering2  we have a tempurpedic cloud mattress and its amazing. I had pain in my hip and back because I’m a side sleeper with a large waist-hip difference, so I need a mattress that is soft so my hip can sink in. My Fiance has back pain and needs a firm mattress. The cloud was  perfect, it was firm enough in the way he needed to keep his back in alignment, yet soft in a different way to let my hip sink in – just perfectly supportive.  We bought it with the leftover money when I was able to get our moving bill reduced by half. It was worth every penny. But now that my body is used to it, I definitely feel when I’m not on it.

Post # 23
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We were between a serta pillow top or memory foam when we bought our bed.  In the end we went with the pillowtop, we love it.  We complain when travelling and have to sleep on other beds.

Post # 24
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@waitingforthering2  do you prefer a firm mattress as well or do you prefer something softer? I ask because Sleep Number beds allow for both partners to be comfortable since you can customize the firmness on each side. They aren’t super expensive either.

Otherwise, if y’all both like a firm mattress, I would look into Simmons Beautyrest. Best mattress I’ve ever had!

Post # 25
2597 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@waitingforthering2  Ugh. Mattress shopping. We bought a new one that ended up being awful and within a few months had a trough in the middle. Of corse they wiggled out of honoring the warranty. Stay away from Mattress Warehouse. 

Be aware that Memory Foam mattresses get hard when it gets cold! I don’t care for them because you can’t really move around and they’re hard to get out of. 

Sorry, don’t have any good recommendations – just watch out for the sleezy Sellers. 

Post # 27
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We started out with an Ikea memory foam mattress and that was a not so great purchase, I think they have better options now (even only 4 years later) but it was good until it started to sag.

We have a tempurpedic now and I while I like it, I wished that we had purchased a slightly softer model.  We bought the base model which is the firmest because I thought that the next one up so too soft.  Most nights I’m fine but the firmness actually works against me sometimes.  I sink into the mattress just enough that I actually cannot toss and turn (which is normally a good thing) but sometimes I wake feeling very stiff, like I’ve been a one position for too long.   DH loves it though!

Post # 28
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@waitingforthering2  We have a serta gold pillowtop with an added tempurpedic topper and a 3″ down mattress topper. In other words it is like sinking into heaven.


Post # 29
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I have a pillowtop mattress and I love it.

Post # 30
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We have a waterbed! Get one! 😀 seriously we don’t know anyone who has ever gone back from one and theyre superb for bad backs.


theyre like a memory foam upgrade 🙂

Post # 31
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Bob-o-pedic Gel…..we absolutly love it!  We used to be peopel that alwasy got up one two or even sometimes 3 times a night but no more! ….downside…FH sleeps so deeply now every night that he snores!!!

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