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Thread: Let's talk mattresses

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    Hubby and I were thinking of getting a tempur-pedic mattress when we get back to the States. So, I would love to hear from all who have this kind of mattress or maybe know someone who has one. What are the pros and cons? My main concern is how fast does it break down and loses the firmness.
    Or, if you have a different mattress and absolutely love it, tell me about it.
    Any input is greatly appreciated. :-D

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    We don't have one we have a pillowtop. When we bought our mattresses we checked out those tempurpedic and I didnt like it at all. To me it was very uncomfortable and not as soft as a regular mattress and it had a smell that just typing this brings back the smell memories. But that is only me. Others may love them. When do you get back to the states?

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    We still have at least 19 months to go here in Japan. So, plenty of time to do some research to find the perfect mattress.

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    I want the cloud that splits to raise and lower fell in love with it my back loved it!

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    I have a memory foam mattress pad (3 inch) on top of a firm foam slab that I bought from Penneys. Best mattress I've ever had. I gave up on the expensive mattresses. We've had this set up 10 years and counting. Will not give it up.:)

    Edit: I have arthritis and have no problems with stiffness in the morning. Similar to the Tempurpedic mattress as the memory foam is the basically the same stuff.

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    We've had our Tempurpedic for over 7 years and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I was pregnant when we got it and had terribly stiff joints and lots of pain in my hips when I slept. My first night on our Tempurpedic, I woke up pain-free in the morning and was ready to star in a t.v. commercial to sell these mattresses. We'll never buy a spring mattress again.

    It did smell a bit when it was first here but we had it on our floor for a couple of weeks to "air out". We expedited this process by walking on it whenever we passed through the room (no shoes of course).

    One of the best things about it is the way it absorbs motion. I'm a VERY light sleeper and since having our Tempurpedic, I no longer wake up every time DH rolls over during the night. It's so great. I'd highly recommend it.

    When mattress shopping, we also looked at the Sleep Number bed. We didn't like that we could feel the frame going down the center of the bed. But my biggest problem was that I liked the mattress soft to lay on, but then it was too soft to sit on. I would have had to increase the firmness of the mattress to sit on the edge of the bed just to put on my socks. Kind of crazy and too much hassle.

    The Tempurpedic felt very firm to me when we tried it at the store, but we had a 3-month money back guarantee so we bought it. I'm so glad we did!

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    I tried a tempurpedic pillow (much cheaper investment tahn a tempurpedic mattress) and wound up returning it. It was like sleeping with a rock under my head. Now I have a pillowtop on a firm mattress. LOVE it. My husband hates it, but likes sleeping with me. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    I tried a tempurpedic pillow (much cheaper investment tahn a tempurpedic mattress) and wound up returning it. It was like sleeping with a rock under my head. Now I have a pillowtop on a firm mattress. LOVE it. My husband hates it, but likes sleeping with me. :)
    Get a Sleep Number...you can each set your side to what you want. Now we both sleep good! :thumbup:

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    We have a temperpedic the really firm one. I have to because of joint and back issues. It is overly firm I think unless you need that. Also we have a split set and I am not keen on the cold air comming up through the center crack. If I had to do it again I might go for the one size one instead of the two pieces. I do like being able to set the frame so my legs can be up etc. In the winter the matress if cold and in the summer it si sweaty. Kind of a problem with foam matteresses. Overal it has been good because of my joint issues.

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    I have a pillow top and I hate it now because you cannot flip your mattress the way you're supposed too; meaning it's already caved in on one side.
    Never again will I buy a pillow top, and it's only (2) years old.

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    My brother and SIL have had a king size TemperPedic for about 5yrs and they love it. My SIL has a bad back and she says its the first mattress she could really sleep on.
    I have a 4inch memory foam on top of my firm mattress and what a difference it makes! The smell only lasted a couple nights if I remember correctly. I kept spraying it with Fabreeze.

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    I've had a waterbed for the last 30 years and I dread the day I can't get in and out of it anymore lol. And I love the full motion, cause when I turn my hubby turns with me and when he turns I turn with him, so we end up snuggling all night

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushdoggie
    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    I tried a tempurpedic pillow (much cheaper investment tahn a tempurpedic mattress) and wound up returning it. It was like sleeping with a rock under my head. Now I have a pillowtop on a firm mattress. LOVE it. My husband hates it, but likes sleeping with me. :)
    Get a Sleep Number...you can each set your side to what you want. Now we both sleep good! :thumbup:
    Sleep Number here, too. My hubby wiggles a LOT, now I never notice and we both like different firmness. I have a memory foam pillow, paid clos to $100 for it and HATE it. Feels soft when you first lay down, but once it "matches" your head it does feel like a rock.

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    I have sleep number and love it. Never tried tempur pedic. My cousin has both she uses tempur pedic and her gd has sleep number. She says gd is always climbing in her bed! I like I can change how hard or soft I want it. I have a bad back, fibromyagia and sleep well. I used to have an aired and loved it but baffles kept popping!
    Good luck! Let us know what u buy!!

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    I went to a mattress store and bought the high end trump mattress, and another for my bunnie who has speical needs, i said i only have so much money to spend yada yahda yahda and by the time i walked out i spent 2200. for both sets.a king set and twin for the hospital bed no one else was in the store that day, i got discounts for this discounts for that and a phone call the the owner of the store.

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    I have a very old conventional mattress with egg-crate foam on top. I sleep fine but can not lie on my back for more than about 10 seconds, have to be on my side.
    To tell you how old this mattress is, I got the foam to cover up the metal buttons that are on the top of the mattress.

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    My daughter has a memory foam mattress and loves it. I tried it and hated it (arthritic back, hips and knees). It fitted itself round me, and then felt hard. When I wanted to turn over, I had to sort of climb out of the hole that had formed round me, wait for that hole to come back up and the new hole to fit round my new position.

    I ended up buying a 5in deep feather bed topper that sits on my pocket sprung mattress. Absolute bliss. It's warm in winter, and cool in summer (don't ask me how). It's always soft and supporting, cradles my old bones and feels as if it's cuddling me.

    It gets shaken up and turned every time my sheets are changed, and in between I sometimes give it a little shake from the sides. I love it to bits.

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    Find a hotel that has them and sleep there for a night. I always thought a sleep number bed would be great, but my husband and I both hated it after sleeping on one at a hotel one night. Its a big investment!

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    Memory foam here...love it

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    I got rid of my memory foam after a few months, It was HOT. I felt like a was sleeping on a griddle. That foam really holds the body heat. I was at a time in my life where more heat was the last thing I needed.

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    We have the sleep number, we each have the mattress at our own hardness. It was great when I was injured and wanted a soft cushy place and now I have it set to a higher number. We have had it for 7 or 8 years now and its' like brand new

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    I have a Select Comfort which is great if you and your husband desire different degrees of firmness or softness. Our biggest complaint about it is we tend to cuddle and hold each other so we end up in the middle of the bed between the 2 air chambers. You don't actually fall in, because their is a seperate matress before you get to the air chamber part, but it cuts down on your comfort level.

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    I have a memory foam overlay that I bought 1/2 price at kohls. When my bull dog was young he peed on it so I threw it out . After two days without it I was buying another one I love the overlay/topper . When I can afford a new mattress I hope to be able to get one of these. I also use a memoryfoam curved pillow,I have neck problems/bad disc etc,iyt has made a world of diffrence.

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    We put a 3 inch memory foam pad on our mattress. I love it. I never noticed an odor. I don't like the memory foam pillows at all..but the memory foam 2 in 1 pillow is great. It is foam on one side and fiber on the other. It doesn't mash up. Kohls have sales on their toppers and pillows about once a month.

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    I have a memory foam and like it I can't sleep on a mattress with springs I feel them all night

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