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It's about that time of the decade where I get a new mattress. Could use some suggestions. I've been using tempurpedics for a while but they are actually "too comfortable" and I'd be down for a hybrid queen more on the firm end of the spectrum.
<insert firm queen jokes>
Whatever you do don't get something too firm.
You'll wake up with achy joints / hips / shoulders the next morning. You'll also wake yourself up often because you'll be constantly your limbs to sleep if you are a side sleeper.
Bought an 'xtra-firm' mattress thinking that's what I needed. Well a couple months later (and thankfully still warrantied and returnable) I returned for just a regular mattress. God those were a few months from hell.
IMO Sealy are a great brand. Made in USA (if that's important to you). I have purchased at Macy's when they have a 0% interest sales.
Currently have a queen sized sealy with a pillowtop. Love it. Sleep like a goddamn baby every night.
You have to try them out in person. We bought a new one in the spring, and spent more than an hour or so a couple times in two different stores. A guy at the second store said you need 17 minutes on one to acclimate to it.
We bought a Comforpedic, and it's wonderful. Think we got the softest one. Get good pillows too.
buy Sealy. if you have money to burn, Sterns and Foster is Sealy's top end brand.
retail markup on mattresses is pretty insane. best pricing i found was Costco... which carries a "Kirkland" Sterns and Foster that was the best price i could find on that mattress.
finally, you can comparison shop on deep specs but not on names and lingo. it's difficult to compare comparables on mattresses but it can be done.
best of luck.
Recomend a latex rubber mattress...
They come in various firmness usually core layer thickest should have a firmness and then top layer more of fluff soft makes good combo. have to get to know the product though in order to really
take advantage of the material..
advantage: non toxic, no mold or bed buggs,
disadv. need to research to find the best option and make sure you get pure non toxic rubber. not oil based rubber latex...
I got a tempurpedic for back pain last year and love it. Wasn't cheap (relative, but I thought 2k for a queen was a lot), but so far worth it.
The mattresses like Comforpedic and Temperpedic last far longer than 10 years. You're able to get like 20+ out of them. A big expense for sure, but worth it over telling run.
Buying a mattress is like buying a good vacuum, or office chair, or high-end snowblower as some friends as told me: you kind of hate spending the money on stuff like that, but they all make your life better.
A great mattress makes an incredible impression on a woman if you're single too. I think too many men go the cheap route and never realize how great a nice mattress is. Women notice that stuff - get a good one and good bedding and you're golden (to anyone single in general, no idea if cannonball is single).
I had a Temperpedic here in MX i brought from SF
Not good for hot and humid at all, I got rid of it, but I kept the pillows
The slats underneath make a HUGE difference to a mattress' long-term health and quality.
I made a mistake and put a shitty old Ikea 'Sultan' mattress (as posted by Akrok, above) straight onto the floor in an old place and *bumf!* ended up with black mould growing underneath.
Not very nice, but at least it gave me a chance to hoy out a crappy mattress that'd already sunk in the middle after only a couple years use.