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    Default Advice on getting a new mattress?

    We currently have a queen size bed up from using an antique double/full for 11 years. Well, DH wanted a king, but I said no, I want to use all my bedding, like quilts and such.

    Anyway, we have 4 kids and as painful as it is to say, he was right, I am wrong.

    Anyone have a mattress they LOVE? Like a sleep number? Or memory foam?

    I had, back in the '80s, a waterbed. I loved that thing. I heard a sleep number bed can be similar if on the lowest (?) number.

    Advice, good, bad or ugly?

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    we have a pillowtop. i love it.
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    Yes, I have one of those too. I like it fine, I think we got it at Costco for $600 or so. I was just wondering if I was missing out on anything. Sometimes my back aches when I get up in the morning.

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    We have a Tempur-Pedic. We got it a year ago. (We also got the kind that the head raises ,etc. Don't bother! Too expensive & we never use it.) The mattress was expensive. It feels different-it IS different. It took me a while to get used to it. At first I would get in bed & think we must have been crazy. Then,the next thing I know, it's morning! Plus-no back problems for me or hubby. None. You sleep really well. Costly. Think it is worth it. Consumer Reports says lay on mattress you are considering 15 minutes on back & both sides. That's 45 min per mattress, but do it! These things are an investment,so get it right!
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    I know people with Tempurpedics, pillow tops and plush tops. McJag is correct about really testing each mattress for a long time.

    What I've learned about mattresses is that over 35 years of age the body changes and has different requirements than a 25 year old. The neck, hips, back and knees need different kinds of support.

    I used to be able to sleep on an extra firm, now I need
    the gentle contouring. A too soft or hard mattress doesn't give the correct support. I've recommended "The Heavenly Bed" by Westin Hotels.

    Of course there is the Dux bed bu Duxiana and the Hastens beds from Scandinavia. I slept on a Hastens bed and good heavens was that an awesome sleep. These are in the multi thousands. They sure know how to make a bed.

    It's all in the bedframe and the mattress which looks like a topper. I WISH I could have one of those. The Hastens bed is the one where you don't feel the other person moving on their side.






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    how can you be on one for 45 min in the store to see if it's ok?

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    As with anything in life, you get what you pay for. Those Dux mattresses are supposed to be the best in the world but they are very expensive. We have a kingsize Sealy Posturepedic with a 'memory foam' top which is very comfortable.
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    Thanks guys! Does anyone have a Tempurpedic or a sleep number?

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    I have heard the sleep number beds are overrated and not worth it.

    Definately test the mattress.

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    Yeah - those sleep numbers are really just a gimmick.
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    I've been thinking about buying new mattresses.
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    I had a waterbed, back when they were big and I can't tell you how comfortable I thought it was. I had it for about 5 years. They are so dated looking, but I miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD View Post
    Thanks guys! Does anyone have a Tempurpedic or a sleep number?
    Umm-yes. See my post above,please.
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    I know, I know, I meant anyone else!

    I'll probably, due to cost, get a memry foam (Novaform) from Costco. They had really good reviews.

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    We got one of those memory foam mattresses and like it. It did need a good airing when first opened though. I've heard that other people have noticed the same thing. Kinda stinky for a couple of days. We just slept elsewhere!

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