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Old 10-04-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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Do these things really live up to all the hype."?
We are looking to get a new firm mattress and dont know if this can cut the mustard. How do they compare on price against high end firm mattress?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I love mine! I never price-checked anything else. Most stores will let you return it in a month if you don't like it. Some people find it uncomfortable at first but after about a week, come to love it. It was love at first lie-down for me.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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But are they firm enough?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: In a house
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They're not firm, or unfirm. They conform to the contours of your body, and form a "mold" of your body beneath you that you fit in perfectly, and continue to fit in perfectly even if you move, because it re-shapes itself with every movement. It's kind of like a waveless semi-firm waterbed mattress that reshapes in slow motion. The downsides to it: some people notice a smell that they don't like coming from the foam. Others don't notice it. Some people find it gets too warm in the summer; it works partly on body heat so if you're a natural furnace (like my husband) it could be uncomfortable.

What you might try is a thermopedic countour pillow to start with. They're under $100 and you can even get them for around $20 at Ikea. If you find this comfortable, and helpful to your sleep, and feel it really does a great job supporting your neck without making it feel stiff in the morning, you might benefit from a thermo-top mattress.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I got my first one b/c I got a flexible bed, which is the best thing my back ever laid on. After 10yrs or so, the mechanism broke and I got a new mattress while I was at it. I would call it firm but not hard.
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