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Old 01-24-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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Hi,
I need to buy a new mattress and bed. However, I haven't bought a new mattress and bed in a very long time. My question is, what is considered to be just a normal, regular or standard mattress type? I looked on the MattressFirm website and they have many different mattress types. The types they have are as follows:
-innerspring
-memory foam
-gel memory foam
-hybrid
-pocketed coil
-pillow top
-euro top

To make things more complicated, they also have categories of comfort as follows:
-extra firm
-firm
-medium
-plush
-ultra plush

If I wanted to go into a physical store and select one more by what "feels the best to me", what characteristics or metrics should I look for?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I personally love my Tempurpedic and think it and the pillow are the most comfortable I have ever had! However, some people think they feel too hot. I prefer a firmish mattress, which is what it is. I think you need to go lie down on some in the store to see what you prefer.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I absolutely love my Sleep Number double bed. I have it now over 7 yrs I think and bought the no bells and whistles to keep price down, have my own toppers to soften the top and it's the closest thing in my mind to sleeping on water. I've had waterbeds years ago and best sleep and less back pain than ever. With advanced aging arthritis is advancing so it all goes together. But I sleep so good on my bed. I sleep very alone and double is more space than I need but did not want twin size for sure. Sleeping on hard firm mattress does not work for my body.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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I own a spring mattress with a gel pillow top. Beauty rest recharge in a firm. Great bed and investment!

Find you preffered size and firmness, then think about your budget, dont fall for the latest fad.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Everyone is different. There are several sites that seek to educate buyers on mattresses and give good insight on a mattress that would be best for them.

Try to find a seller who allows a return or exchange.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:50 PM
 
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You have to be careful with mattress review sites because a lot of them are paid commissions on the referral of sales. I think these days most people are going with memory foam mattresses because the price point has gotten much more reasonable compared to the days when you could only get a tempurpedic. I have been doing my own research lately and am narrowing my search. Right now I am leaning towards a online mattress brand called Silk + Snow (www.silkandsnow.com). The silver infused cover sounds pretty cool and I like that the cover is easy to zip off for washing. Has anyone bought one and can share their experiences?
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: USA, love-it or leave-it Baby!!!!
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Check for bedbugs, yes, even on new mattresses!
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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Most people will have a different opinion on what to look for in a good mattress. Some like memory foam, but others will say those are too hot, or not firm enough. Personally I love a good memory foam, or a cozy pillow top, but it's not firm enough for my husband. He bought us a Purple mattress which he absolutely loves, while for me it isn't as cozy and soft as I'd like. It's hard to know what would be a perfect mattress for you. The best advice is to go to a bed store and lay on mattresses and find which one feels the best for you.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Most mattresses within a "brand" all have the same "firmness"...it's just that some have more padding on the top. "Plush" or "pillow top" are the same underneath the padding.....it's just that the top of the mattress has more "fluff" on top of it. It's all about what feels good to you.

You need to lie on the mattresses you're thinking about trying....roll around. Lie on your sides, back, tummy...however you sleep! Spend some time on it! Don't just lie on your back, if that's not how you sleep! Move around on it!
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Originally Posted by cb at sea View Post
Most mattresses within a "brand" all have the same "firmness"...it's just that some have more padding on the top. "Plush" or "pillow top" are the same underneath the padding.....it's just that the top of the mattress has more "fluff" on top of it. It's all about what feels good to you.

You need to lie on the mattresses you're thinking about trying....roll around. Lie on your sides, back, tummy...however you sleep! Spend some time on it! Don't just lie on your back, if that's not how you sleep! Move around on it!
One can't tell too much by lying in the bed in the store, the test is at home and going for a night's sleep.

Some of my BEST painless night's sleep for my back were on waterbeds back in the 70-80"s and the sleep number is the closest "air".
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