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Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by aj76er » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:58 pm

I'm in the market for a good, quality memory foam mattress. I've decided that I don't sleep well on latex (even the softest ILD's are too firm for me), so I'd like a more traditional memory foam feel to hep alleviate pressure points. I am pretty lightweight at 140lbs with broad shoulders, which is where I need most of my pressure relief. Based on online research, I'm considering:

1. Loom & Leaf (Luxury firm)
2. Novosbed (Medium)

I've tried out Tempurpedic in stores, and generally like it, but don't want to pay >$2500 for a bed. So, I'm looking for a better value.

I know it's a highly subjective choice, but just wondering what folks have to say about the choices listed above. Also, I would be interested to learn of any other recommended brands.

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Post by daveydoo » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:51 pm

Be careful with memory foam, imo. If you're young, please disregard the following.

Mattress "technology" seems increasingly designed to promote a blissful, uninterrupted night's sleep with a minimum of tossing and turning. Sink into a depression made by your own body weight and awaken in that same position many hours later. Hypothesis: I think that we're not designed to sleep that way and I think it can contribute to back pain. The most comfortable night's sleep may not be the most healthful way to sleep, in terms of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Even in a dog bed, your dog is probably in a different position every time you walk by. I think there is a correlation -- to some extent -- between sleep comfort and back pain (not that sleeping on a tile floor is the answer, either).

We have some anecdotal data to support this. Spouse was having some trouble sleeping so we jettisoned our rock-hard futon and got a fancy and expensive memory-foam-topped firm mattress. It was "comfortable" but I disliked sleeping on it -- hot and I had trouble turning over in it (!). I made peace with it over the (many) months. Spouse developed more and more back pain. In desperation, we switched to our old-fashioned extra-firm guest mattress that's seen little use over the past decade or two. No memory foam, no nothin' -- just a regular ol' reversible extra-firm mattress with the diamond quilting (the kind you can't even find anymore). Spouse loves it and has much less back pain; she says it's amazing. She probably doesn't sleep as "well" -- wakes up more often in the middle of the night -- but would not trade that for the back pain.
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Post by Peter Foley » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:51 pm

My understanding is that your preferred/common sleep position is a critical factor in terms of a mattress. Those who primarily sleep on their backs need one kind of support, those who sleep on their sides and stomach need a different kind of support.

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Post by OSUmountaineer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:54 pm

We purchased a King mattress from Tuft and Needle approximately 2 months ago. It is by far the best night's sleep I have ever had, and the price points is more competitive than anything else I've seen on the market.

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Post by Icecakes » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:15 pm

When our spring mattress started dipping after ten years I looked and looked and decided on a firm Brooklyn bedding foam mattress. Wife was very skeptical but now insists she loves the bed. They are a bit warmer than regular mattresses but I love it. Great night sleep.

I heard Costco version bed is good as well as Casper and tuft and needle.

Personally, I think spring coil mattresses will be a thing of the past in 10 years.

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Post by schachtw » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:23 pm

Check out winkbeds (winkbeds.com). It's a hybrid foam and spring mattress.

Purchased it last spring, very happy with it.

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Post by BanquetBeer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:24 pm

Costco sleep science king cost us $500 on sale. Been happy for years.

https://m.costco.com/Sleep-Science-10%2 ... 72925.html

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Post by JeepDaze » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:24 pm

aj76er wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:58 pm
I'm in the market for a good, quality memory foam mattress. I've decided that I don't sleep well on latex (even the softest ILD's are too firm for me), so I'd like a more traditional memory foam feel to hep alleviate pressure points. I am pretty lightweight at 140lbs with broad shoulders, which is where I need most of my pressure relief. Based on online research, I'm considering:

1. Loom & Leaf (Luxury firm)
2. Novosbed (Medium)

I've tried out Tempurpedic in stores, and generally like it, but don't want to pay >$2500 for a bed. So, I'm looking for a better value.

I know it's a highly subjective choice, but just wondering what folks have to say about the choices listed above. Also, I would be interested to learn of any other recommended brands.

Thank you!
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Post by Crimsontide » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:28 pm

Icecakes wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:15 pm
When our spring mattress started dipping after ten years I looked and looked and decided on a firm Brooklyn bedding foam mattress. Wife was very skeptical but now insists she loves the bed. They are a bit warmer than regular mattresses but I love it. Great night sleep.

I heard Costco version bed is good as well as Casper and tuft and needle.

Personally, I think spring coil mattresses will be a thing of the past in 10 years.
Brooklyn Bedding fan here as well. I have a king sized in medium firmness, love it.

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Post by dia » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:47 pm

Serta iComfort. I've never slept better and it's not warm like the Tempurpedics tend to be. At least 2 friends have bought iComfort mattresses based on my experience and both very very happy with their purchases. Best of luck to you--finding the right mattress is critical.
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Post by Gadget » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:13 pm

dia wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Serta iComfort. I've never slept better and it's not warm like the Tempurpedics tend to be. At least 2 friends have bought iComfort mattresses based on my experience and both very very happy with their purchases. Best of luck to you--finding the right mattress is critical.
We use a serta iComfort and love it.

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Post by avalpert » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:14 pm

We have the Nest Love mattress (now the Love & Sleep mattress) and it is great for us - when I researched it for our desired attributes it offered the best value. But I think any of those mid-tier mailorder mattresses (Brookly Bedding, Casper, Nest etc.) would be good as long as you can match your desired firmness with their offerings.

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Post by Angelus359 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:28 pm

I have a leesa queen. Got 75$ off from a referral link on a review website

After I got it, I stopped hurting when I wake up in morning, though I don't feel better just laying down. It's more firm than my last spring bed
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Post by jabberwockOG » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:10 pm

We bought Leesa King size mattress about 2 years ago. Most comfortable mattress I have ever owned, and huge (and rare for us) added benefit is that my wife also loves it. Super comfortable and shows zero signs of wear or sagging after 24 months.

The only downside is that almost every time we travel neither one of us sleeps well becuse we miss the comfort of the Leesa and can't wait to get back to it for a good night's rest. Highly recommended.

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Post by jthokie4 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 pm

Walmart has great foam mattresses for real cheap. We bought 2, and love them.

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Post by unclescrooge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:36 am

daveydoo wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Be careful with memory foam, imo. If you're young, please disregard the following.

Mattress "technology" seems increasingly designed to promote a blissful, uninterrupted night's sleep with a minimum of tossing and turning. Sink into a depression made by your own body weight and awaken in that same position many hours later. Hypothesis: I think that we're not designed to sleep that way and I think it can contribute to back pain. The most comfortable night's sleep may not be the most healthful way to sleep, in terms of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Even in a dog bed, your dog is probably in a different position every time you walk by. I think there is a correlation -- to some extent -- between sleep comfort and back pain (not that sleeping on a tile floor is the answer, either).

We have some anecdotal data to support this. Spouse was having some trouble sleeping so we jettisoned our rock-hard futon and got a fancy and expensive memory-foam-topped firm mattress. It was "comfortable" but I disliked sleeping on it -- hot and I had trouble turning over in it (!). I made peace with it over the (many) months. Spouse developed more and more back pain. In desperation, we switched to our old-fashioned extra-firm guest mattress that's seen little use over the past decade or two. No memory foam, no nothin' -- just a regular ol' reversible extra-firm mattress with the diamond quilting (the kind you can't even find anymore). Spouse loves it and has much less back pain; she says it's amazing. She probably doesn't sleep as "well" -- wakes up more often in the middle of the night -- but would not trade that for the back pain.
Isn't that an argument against all technological advances?

I have the exact opposite anecdotal evidence. My mother prefers to sleep on mattresses that are like plywood in terms of hardwood. Whenever I visit, I develop back pain, that subsidies once I sleep on my beloved Costco memory foam mattress.

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Post by gasdoc » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:42 am

Per Consumer Reports:

Highest rated mattress under $1000 from a store: Denver Mattress, Doctor's Choice mattress, $500

Highest rated mattress under $1000 from online source: Casper, The Casper mattress, $950

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Post by goflyers13 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 am

Until my wife and I moved in together, I had never slept on anything but a traditional spring mattress. I always slept very well on spring mattresses, almost always sleeping straight through the night. My wife's memory foam mattress (for which she had paid more than a pretty penny) was a scourge upon my sleep. The memory foam wasn't quite as firm as I'd like, but that wasn't a deal breaker. The real problem: heat retention. With spring mattresses, you sleep on a thin layer of insulating foam, but the volume containing the springs is mostly air. All that empty space basically acts as a passive ventilation system. Memory foam mattresses, on the other hand, are essentially a foot-thick block of insulating foam. They absorb your body heat, and there's nowhere for it to go. When sleeping on the memory foam mattress, I routinely woke up in a sweat. I couldn't sleep well unless the room was cooled to about 62-63 degrees, and the mattress still felt too warm.

The moral of the story: consider the heat retention of a mattress before you buy it. I don't mean to dissuade you from buying a memory foam mattress, but the heat was a real problem for me. Fortunately, some memory foam mattresses have a special top layer that disperses heat to keep you cooler, and you can buy mattress toppers that do the same. If I were you, I'd lay on a memory foam mattress for at least 45 minutes or an hour before buying it. It takes a while for the heat to build up in the mattress, so you might not notice any issues if you don't lay on it for an extended period. Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference. What I find too hot might be perfectly acceptable to you. My wife and I ditched the memory foam, and I'm back to sleeping like a baby on our spring mattress.

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Post by daveydoo » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:08 am

unclescrooge wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:36 am

Isn't that an argument against all technological advances?
No.

We're probably not designed to sit in a chair for 12 hours straight, either. Doesn't matter if you're weaving baskets, writing sonnets by candlelight, or playing World of Warcraft. There are any number of similar arguments that can be made from an evolutionary perspective. It has nothing to do with technology, per se.
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Post by fiberguyr1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

Bought this over a year ago. I won't go back to another mattress type. https://onpurple.com/mattress

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Post by TrendyTightwad » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 am

jthokie4 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Walmart has great foam mattresses for real cheap. We bought 2, and love them.
I have one now from Walmart and can second this. Previously, I had a Sleep Innovations mattress from Amazon, and that was also glorious. Both were <$400, and had I not moved across the country, I would have kept the first one I had.

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Post by bloom2708 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:58 am

https://sleepopolis.com/mattress-reviews/

Start here and you can read/see reviews of most of the mattress options out there.

There are some very highly rated mattresses under $1,000. You do not need to spend a bunch to get a good mattress.

We took a flyer and got a highly rated mattress on Amazon for under $200. After 9 months it is going well. I'm not sure if it will last 10 years, but at the price point, it was worth taking a chance.
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Post by informal guide » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Here is a current review site that I like - -we're also considering a foam mattress:

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-fo ... uy-online/

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Post by new2bogle » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:15 pm

We recently bought a full size bed from Brooklyn Mattress in a medium firmness for my son. He loves it, been about 2 months.

I slept on it and while comfortable, it wasn't firm enough for me. They do carry a firm model, which I will try for myself, probably next year.

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Post by mcraepat9 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:45 pm

I have owned a Loom & Leaf luxury firm king sized mattress for about a year and love it.

Had I not gotten a L&L, my second choice would have been a Leesa (probably better value, particularly for a king). In the end I decided L&L fit better for me and I felt OK to splurge a few extra bucks for a mattress given the vast amounts of time I will be spending on it.

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Post by celia » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:03 pm

OP, Since you've asked about memory foam mattresses in particular, I will share that we've had one for about 10 years and that is at least 10 inches deep. I don't recall the brand but ordered it on eBay and picked it up locally. It was tightly wound up like a paper towel roll and it had to "relax" for a day or two after opening it.

When it was new, you could see a handprint left in the foam for a few seconds after you lifted your hand. That disappeared after a year. I had back problems for a year or so and complained how we needed to get rid of it since my back hurt. But when my back got better, we forgot about it. (My back also hurt when I slept at relatives or hotels.) I have complained about the "valley" down the middle of the mattress from one of us always sleeping in the middle of the bed. But I don't notice it now. I think the mattress has become "firmer" (more solid) over time as it loses some of its "airiness".

I am aware it should be replaced because of its age. But, it is possible, that if the mattress has "problems", I don't notice them since I am one of those people who can be sound-a-sleep a minute after I get in bed. But I don't give credit to the mattress for that, since I can easily fall asleep on a plane or anywhere else that others can't.

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Post by Angelus359 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:24 am

I stopped waking up in pain after getting my leesa hybrid foam mattress

It also has an air channel under the first layer of foam
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Post by ajr22 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:34 am

Icecakes wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:15 pm
When our spring mattress started dipping after ten years I looked and looked and decided on a firm Brooklyn bedding foam mattress. Wife was very skeptical but now insists she loves the bed. They are a bit warmer than regular mattresses but I love it. Great night sleep.

I heard Costco version bed is good as well as Casper and tuft and needle.

Personally, I think spring coil mattresses will be a thing of the past in 10 years.
I've bought two of the Costco memory foam mattresses over the past 5 years. Get them when they are on sale for $100 off and you are literally getting the best deal in the country. They are just as good if not better than a mid-line Tempurpedic and much less than any online competitor. Easy to bring home in the box as well and easy to set up. Extremely comfortable. The only thing is, which might be true for all foams, is that it seems to be softer in the summer and firmer in the winter as the temperature changes.

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Post by BTDT » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:59 am

Went from a Sealy-Posture Pedic to Memory foam. I found the memory foam too 'warm'. Replaced with natural latex, three years ago.

Dr says I'm sleeping too much (10pm to 7am) but that's OK with me. DW and I both love the mattress and absolutely no noticeable change in mattress since delivered.
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Post by takeshi » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:26 am

daveydoo wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Hypothesis: I think that we're not designed to sleep that way and I think it can contribute to back pain.
I think each needs to find what works best for the individual. There are many who sleep on memory foam without pain or discomfort. We had a 12" Anatomic Global memory foam mattress and it was a good mattress, just not for us. We've been much happier with a VI-Spring.
Icecakes wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:15 pm
Personally, I think spring coil mattresses will be a thing of the past in 10 years.
I doubt that. This isn't a one-size-fits-all matter. Memory foam isn't the best solution for everyone. All spring coils are not the same.
goflyers13 wrote:
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The moral of the story: consider the heat retention of a mattress before you buy it.
Also consider any activities that may take place in your bed aside from sleeping. :mrgreen:

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Post by Radjob4me » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:13 am

goflyers13 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 am
Also consider any activities that may take place in your bed aside from sleeping. :mrgreen:
This is something to consider for the amorous types. We have had both spring and foam mattresses (no hybrid yet). The foam ones can really be, well, not as much fun. I mean we aren't crazy, and both within a reasonable weight range, but even just the amount a couple sinks together into the foam can be a hindrance as you get stuck and can't roll or move well... Worth thinking about.

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Post by mclovin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:53 am

I had a Casper and returned it. I did not find it offered enough support.

I switched to a Saatva, which is the parent company behind leaf and loom. My Saatva is SUPER comfortable.

I had a good experience with both companies. Casper made the return very easy, and did not complain when our return was delayed due to Hurricane Harvey affecting the Salvation Army pickup.

I would go for a mattress that lets you try it out for a few months.

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Post by Mike83 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:48 pm

I always used trad mattress and always saw them develop valleys (regardless of price) after a year. Was scared away by "hot" foam, but finally got a tempurpedic foam from costco for master bedroom. They have them on offer perhaps once a year for $800 less than mattress stores. Very happy after 2 years, no sag and not hot.

Got Casper-type mail order mattresses for all guest rooms and will never go back to trad.

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Post by Angelus359 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:26 am

In regards to not sleep related bed activities, I can state that my leesa's hybrid foam does not have the issues traditionally known with pure memory foam beds, as the upper layer of foam has more resistance.

For example, I can roll around, get out of bed easily, or any other activity that requires bed impact resistance, while traditional memory foam beds struggle with that
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Post by rkuklinski » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:33 am

goflyers13 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 am
The moral of the story: consider the heat retention of a mattress before you buy it. I don't mean to dissuade you from buying a memory foam mattress, but the heat was a real problem for me. Fortunately, some memory foam mattresses have a special top layer that disperses heat to keep you cooler, and you can buy mattress toppers that do the same. If I were you, I'd lay on a memory foam mattress for at least 45 minutes or an hour before buying it. It takes a while for the heat to build up in the mattress, so you might not notice any issues if you don't lay on it for an extended period. Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference. What I find too hot might be perfectly acceptable to you. My wife and I ditched the memory foam, and I'm back to sleeping like a baby on our spring mattress.
I will echo the comments above. I recently switched from a spring mattress to a Tuft & Needle foam mattress. I sleep on my back and have found heat retention to be an issue for me as well. I researched mattresses on the website sleep like the dead and found the heat retention worse than what is stated on their reviews. If I had the choice I would switch back to a spring mattress.

I like the convenience of ordering online and having the foam mattress delivered but not the experience of actually sleeping on it. If anyone has found a method to mitigate the heat retention in foam mattresses I'd be interested in knowing their solution.
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Post by harrington » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:31 pm

mclovin wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:53 am
I had a Casper and returned it. I did not find it offered enough support.

I switched to a Saatva, which is the parent company behind leaf and loom. My Saatva is SUPER comfortable.

I had a good experience with both companies. Casper made the return very easy, and did not complain when our return was delayed due to Hurricane Harvey affecting the Salvation Army pickup.

I would go for a mattress that lets you try it out for a few months.
We love our Saatva mattress as well......

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Post by sixtyforty » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:59 am

We went from a Tempurpedic to a Loom & Leaf (luxury) and are quite pleased. The cooling gel technology in the mattress really does work. The organic cotton and pillow top are also nice features.
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Post by SurferLife » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:14 am

I bought a new $600 queen memory foam mattress off of Ebay 15 years ago, and it has been a great mattress. Last year we upgraded to a king memory foam and "got a deal" and paid $1000 for a $2000 mattress from a company called Mattress Firm. It's a terrible mattress. After only a year of use, I've dented it. I wish I could remember the brand. All this to say, that you don't always get what you pay for.

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Post by hoops777 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:36 pm

We have had the basic tempurpedic for 15 years and it is still great.
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Post by jasonrecite25 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:48 pm

We have used traditional mattresses, then have gone through a Tempurpedic, Leesa, and Zinus. HIGHLY recommend the 12inch Zinus mattress. Unbeatable for the price. Was more comfortable than the Tempurpedic or the Leesa and was 1/3 the price of the Leesa. Watch the prices on Amazon as I once saw the 12inch King Zinus for $240 (normally $350 I think).

The Zinus is good for back and side sleeping. I'm not a stomach sleeper. Its a tad softer than the Leesa, which I like.

Don't read too much into "oh, this one sleeps hotter than that one, and this one has cooling technology, or I'll buy a cooling mattress cover, etc." -- 90% of that is marketing garbage. ALL memory foam sleeps hot. It is just the way it is. Learn to sleep with far less covers, sometimes only a sheet. Learn to sleep with limited clothes and even uncover you feet. Little strategies like this help, just a change in mindset from the last 100 years of mattress temperatures. If coil spring mattresses were trending, everyone would complain they sleep too cold!

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by stoptothink » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:54 pm

I may actually prefer sleeping on the ground, and actually did not own a bed at all for most of my adult life (until I was married), but the wife just replaced our mattress with this https://www.nectarsleep.com/mattress. She did a ton of research and actually found friends who had most of the popular brands to lay on, the nectar seemed to be her favorite above all (and on the cheaper side, and the trial and warranty are almost unbeatable). A bed is a bed to me, but she really likes it.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by rocket354 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:59 pm

jasonrecite25 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:48 pm
Don't read too much into "oh, this one sleeps hotter than that one, and this one has cooling technology, or I'll buy a cooling mattress cover, etc." -- 90% of that is marketing garbage. ALL memory foam sleeps hot. It is just the way it is. Learn to sleep with far less covers, sometimes only a sheet. Learn to sleep with limited clothes and even uncover you feet. Little strategies like this help, just a change in mindset from the last 100 years of mattress temperatures. If coil spring mattresses were trending, everyone would complain they sleep too cold!
While I do agree that most memory foam type mattresses claim they sleep cooler than everyone else, I can say there is most definitely a difference in how some of the mattresses feel, temperature wise. I slept on a Tempurpedic for 12 years, and then recently tried Tuft&Needle, Ghostbed, and Casper for somewhat extended stretches (week+ at least on each).

Tempurpedic was by far the hottest, but I just did fewer covers and got used to periodic repositioning. Casper was next; it got warm, but just going with lighter covers did the trick. Then Ghostbed, it was pretty neutral overall. The "coldest" sleeping mattress was Tuft&Needle which actually seemed to retain less heat than a traditional spring mattress. I needed to start using more covers.

I can't say how Tempurpedic's technology has advanced since I bought mine in 2005, but sleeping on the others I now see that, despite how insanely comfortable it was, having to regularly reposition myself during the night was disrupting the overall quality of my sleep. Nothing is worse than waking up sweaty in your own little form-fitting impression of over-bearing heat.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by bloom2708 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:03 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:54 pm
I may actually prefer sleeping on the ground, and actually did not own a bed at all for most of my adult life (until I was married), but the wife just replaced our mattress with this https://www.nectarsleep.com/mattress. She did a ton of research and actually found friends who had most of the popular brands to lay on, the nectar seemed to be her favorite above all (and on the cheaper side, and the trial and warranty are almost unbeatable). A bed is a bed to me, but she really likes it.
I wonder if all these mattress websites aren't a single company. Look the Casper and Nectar websites. Brooklyn Bedding. They all look like they use the same/similar web design and sales pitch.

We are on a pay less than $500 and use it for 5 years cycle. Attempts to find a 10 or 15 year mattress and spending $2,000 don't work out. We nursed our Tempurpedic along a year too long.

The theme is, there are many good options for virtually any price point. We have an under $200 mattress from Amazon. I'm not sure it will hold up, but at that price, it doesn't really have to.
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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by Nowizard » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:23 pm

I suspect many have never, or seldom, heard of any other than Tempurpedic. Consumer Reports had an article within the last year rating memory foam mattresses and Tempurpedic was way down the list in evaluation and way up the list on price. You might want to check the rankings.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by hoops777 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:52 pm

Nowizard wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:23 pm
I suspect many have never, or seldom, heard of any other than Tempurpedic. Consumer Reports had an article within the last year rating memory foam mattresses and Tempurpedic was way down the list in evaluation and way up the list on price. You might want to check the rankings.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by randomguy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:24 pm

bloom2708 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:03 pm

I wonder if all these mattress websites aren't a single company. Look the Casper and Nectar websites. Brooklyn Bedding. They all look like they use the same/similar web design and sales pitch.

We are on a pay less than $500 and use it for 5 years cycle. Attempts to find a 10 or 15 year mattress and spending $2,000 don't work out. We nursed our Tempurpedic along a year too long.

The theme is, there are many good options for virtually any price point. We have an under $200 mattress from Amazon. I'm not sure it will hold up, but at that price, it doesn't really have to.

I am betting it is more that they are found the same OEM's to crank out matresses for them an a bunch of copycat firms entering the low barrier to entry market. And when they talk to their designer they say I want I site like X.:)

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by randomguy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 pm

daveydoo wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:08 am
unclescrooge wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:36 am

Isn't that an argument against all technological advances?
No.

We're probably not designed to sit in a chair for 12 hours straight, either. Doesn't matter if you're weaving baskets, writing sonnets by candlelight, or playing World of Warcraft. There are any number of similar arguments that can be made from an evolutionary perspective. It has nothing to do with technology, per se.
The problem is taking the next step. People come up with theories and try to justify them with a story with zero evidence. For example why sleep on innerspring mattress since we didn't evolve to sleep on them? Why not through some blankets on the floor and go to sleep. There is also the issue that we are not people from 5k years ago. We don't have the same diet, exercise regimnes, health, and sleep patterns. What was optimal for them might not be remotely what you need.

If you read mattress reviews, you will find big divergences of opinions where one group loves something and the other hates it. Seems likely that individual variances mean that ones side doesn't fit all. There have been some studies and in general memory foam does well. Most of them are questionaire based (things like less stifness, more energy) and you can't really do blind studies (you know your on memory foam

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by beetroot » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:55 pm

I spent a good deal of time mattress shopping this summer. I decided against a memory foam mattress and purchased a hybrid mattress made by Restonic in Buffalo, NY sold at a local furniture store near me. It was just a tad above the price range of the popular memory foam mattresses. I wanted something firm that also provided relief on pressure points. The mattress is firm, sleeps cool and I'm very happy with it. Good luck!

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress Recomendations

Post by daveydoo » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:06 pm

randomguy wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 pm
daveydoo wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:08 am
unclescrooge wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:36 am

Isn't that an argument against all technological advances?
No.

We're probably not designed to sit in a chair for 12 hours straight, either. Doesn't matter if you're weaving baskets, writing sonnets by candlelight, or playing World of Warcraft. There are any number of similar arguments that can be made from an evolutionary perspective. It has nothing to do with technology, per se.
The problem is taking the next step...
My original point, which is buried up above somewhere, was that chasing ultimate comfort -- such that one need not move at all during the night -- may not be the most health-promoting strategy. There are many instances of industries pursuing the wrong surrogate endpoint. Or having the customer-preference tail wag the product-performance dog. They're not in the sleep business; they're in the mattress-selling business. They couldn't care less about quality of sleep or about daytime aches and pains as long as they sell mattresses. If they can do that with five minutes of in-store instant comfort, they'll run with that.
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