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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The Wild Wild West
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Sky high prices, google to see if there is a local mattress manufacturer in your area where you can buy directly.. We found one and went there and they made a 2 sided coiled one for us for $450.00 and that was 8 years ago. Many mfg will deal directly where you can save and get the quality you want. I'm not talking about a 'factory direct retail' store but the mfg plant itself.
Mattresses are a super a high mark up commodity and the sales people get big % commisions at these retail stores.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I have a 20 yr high quality Serta queen coil mattress that is starting to get saggy in certain spots.

I have done the obvious turning 180 degrees, flipping, etc.

It's still quite serviceable but know that something will have to be done within the next year or two.

Question is what can I do?

Would getting a thick mattress topper (seen the ones @ Costco 3" - 4" Novaform) extend the life and comfort of the mattress?

Then I did a quick look online concerning mattresses... and it's so confusing.

I love the feel of my coil mattress, but it seems like there is a plethora of foam ones?

Some ppl love the foam ones, some hate them... saying they are hot or they eventually becomes divots where you lay down, etc.

And the prices are ridiculous.... $2,000 - $3,000 for a mattress?

What are your experiences with the new mattresses... and what do you like?
If the mattress is still usable, you can try to place sag support:

https://www.amazon.com/HOMBYS-Densit...p_s_a_1_6_sspa

Buy bunkie board. I placed such under my brand new mattress as a preventive measures, but any sturdy board would work, even old door. Just whap it in a blanket to prevent mattress damage.
I got mine from a mattress store.

https://www.amazon.com/Proposed-Valu...ref=mp_s_a_1_4

Place firmer latex or gel infused foam mattress topper.

https://www.amazon.com/100-Natural-L...ref=mp_s_a_1_8

BTW:
100% natural latex mattresses (Dunlop) don't start to sag for a very long time, if ever. That's what I sleep on all my life.

https://www.plushbeds.com/blogs/gree...mattresses-sag

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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM
 
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If the mattress is still usable, you can try to place sag support:

https://www.amazon.com/HOMBYS-Densit...p_s_a_1_6_sspa

Buy bunkie board. I placed such under my brand new mattress as a preventive measures, but any sturdy board would work, even old door. Just whap it in a blanket to prevent mattress damage.
I got mine from a mattress store.

https://www.amazon.com/Proposed-Valu...ref=mp_s_a_1_4

Place firmer latex or gel infused foam mattress topper.

https://www.amazon.com/100-Natural-L...ref=mp_s_a_1_8

BTW:
100% natural latex mattresses (Dunlop) don't start to sag for a very long time, if ever. That's what I sleep on all my life.

https://www.plushbeds.com/blogs/gree...mattresses-sag
Now THAT is a constructive and helpful reply!

All super interesting points for me to investigate and all new to me.

The 1st option looks the most frugal and may work if I don't find any suitable and reasonable mattress to purchase.

The last point about dunlop latex mattresses is super interesting and I've never heard of that, must do a deeper dive.

Thanks for the gristle for me to chew on!
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Old Today, 04:13 AM
 
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I heard that they are making mattresses one sided... wow, what a stupid greedy thing.

About 10 yrs ago, I was with a friend shopping for mattresses and the salesperson mentioned that because manufacturers are making the fancy smancy thick toppers that they no longer make it flippable.

I thought he was bs'ing and paid no attention to it.

When I go shopping I hope they still make a flippable mattress. In fact I will favour the manufacturer that still does it.

I hate greedy marketing nonsense.

Original Mattress Factory might be the only ones who still make a traditional flippable mattress that are for sale to the general public. I've read that hotels might still be able to get name brand flippable mattresses from Sealy and/or other manufacturers, but if you're just trying to buy from a general mattress store you might be out of luck.
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Old Today, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Shopping for mattress online is a bit risky. Once you get it out of package, unfolded and rested - it's impossible to get it wrapped for a return. Make sure to have email communication about ways of return. Some places will pickup unfolded, direct from your home. Some impose return fees.

I would recommend to shop at your local mattress stores. Go, take a good look AND feel, select products you like, make note of the brand and producer THEN do your research online. Read reviews (the bad) and check on price. You can negotiate the price at every mattress store.

https://www.mattressnerd.com/mattress-negotiation/

Look for CertiPUR-US certified foams.
See if you can find a store that sells Sleep EZ Roma mattresses. They have good reputation and are made in the US (Chicago).
Remember that you need several weeks to break a mattress... Most mattress stores let you try it at home even for 60-90 days. You can't really "feel" it in a shorter time.

I prefer firm mattress. While they feel hard, you will wake up rested and without pain compared to soft mattress. There is always an option to soften it a bit with a mattress topper if you absolutely can't stand it.

I wrote many posts about shopping for and selecting mattress on this forum. Did extensive research on that subject when I was shopping for mattress for my self.

Here are some good threads: (Harry Chickpea writes great posts)

https://www.city-data.com/forum/shop...never-sag.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/shop...ress-isnt.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/shop...attresses.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/shop...attresses.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/shop...ex-one-do.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/shop...y-choices.html

(and many more)

This is humorous, but so true! Very informative.
https://slate.com/human-interest/200...attresses.html

Few recent reviews online
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/r...for-back-pain/

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Old Today, 11:15 AM
 
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@bfrabel - thanks for the heads up... yeah I haven't gone out into the wilds yet to actually look at my choices. But I imagine you are right and it will be almost impossible to get the old flippable mattresses. To me that is a pure marketing move - to limit the ability to double the lifespan of your mattress. Greedy.

@elnina - wow, you definitely deep dive when you are serious about your purchase. I will definitely take a look at those posts. I can't rep you enough, thanks!
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