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What can you tell me about your personal mattress experience?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (23098points) October 9th, 2012

My husband and I need a new mattress. We recently received a barely used mattress from a friend, but it’s too soft for my hubby.

Apparently, we need something that offers medium-firm support, but also nice and comfy.

Do you have experience with mattress hunting, and have any advice on which brands are better quality, longer-lasting, less expensive, etc…?

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Coloma's avatar

I have a memory foam mattress with a 20 yr. warranty that I have had for 6 years now. No sagging, no wear, as firm as the day I brought it home!
Bliss out to the 10th power!
It is the most amazingly comfy bed I have ever owned and I just crawled out of it about an hour ago.

gailcalled's avatar

Have you considered getting a bed board (¼” ply) for your husband’s side of the bed? How big is the mattress? Queen or king-sized?

For my king-sized bed, I have two old-fashioned box springs, two separate bed boards, and two super-firm foam mattressess. I use one pad and king-sized sheets and blankets. Should I ever have someone else sleeping on the other side, I can remove the board.

Coloma's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Wickline of California. They are a very old California mattress co. that got their start in the hotel industry. They are known for their high quality products.

ucme's avatar

So long as it’s “hump friendly” I don’t really mind.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Coloma I don’t think I want to pay that type of shipping fee, LOL.

Sunny2's avatar

Shucks. I thought this was going to be an NSFW question. It is in Social.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Mattresses fall under what I call “The Goldilocks Syndrome”. For some, a particular mattress is too hard, for some it is too soft, and for others it is just right. There is no correct choice of mattress, except by the person sleeping on it.

My only recommendations are to purchase one from a company that offers a return guarantee and to buy one with a warranty. It also is helpful to go to a store with a mattress showroom. That way, the two of you can try out models to see what might work.

Judi's avatar

We hated the sleep number. Thank goodness we tried it in hotel first.
We love our Tempurpedic. Soft where you need it and firm where you need it.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate, please, see my detailed answer to this question. I worked my way through graduate school selling mattresses. Though my information may be dated, it’s helpful.

rojo's avatar

Oh, this wasn’t what I thought it would be about. Ah well.

We still opt for a waterbed although we have gone from a KingSize Soft Sided Full Motion to a Queen Size Soft Sided Lo motion tube model. The individual tubes let us increase/decrease the firmness to our personal preferences. Also between the tubes and the Lo motion my wife gets to stay in the bed now when I come bouncing in later that night.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Judi Why did you hate the Sleep Number bed? I’m being nosy.

Thanks, @Hawaii_Jake!

Judi's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate; my husband kept rolling off his firmer side into me and he threw his back out trying to stay on the high side in his sleep.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Judi Oohhh, I can see where that would be a problem. :D

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