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Bob, it's been a little over two years ... how do you like the mattress?

I'm in the market now and was looking at what they are calling 'cooling' mattresses. Interesting idea for me. Wife could care less.

Looking at Dream Cloud which is in the price range of what you paid two years ago. They say it is: "Premium Memory Foam, Breathable Coils, and a Cashmere Blend Euro Top for Supportive Sleep
customer review ...
“Dreamcloud’s memory foam supported me, while the topper created a truly serene and satisfying sleep environment. I’ve never felt more restored.”
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Good topic to return to.

Not happy with this mattress. It is NOT as good as a Tempurpedic. The lovely Mrs_Bob seems particularly unhappy with it. I'm OK with it but still can't recommend it as I believe it is a bit too soft. Some of the threads in the top stitching have come loose for no apparent reason. The edges of the mattress are not firm so if you sit on the edge you tend to slip off the mattress as it compresses under your weight.
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Perfect timing. We bought a split king motorized bed in may when we moved. I like the adjustable part of it but the mattresses came in two options. Firm or soft. I chose the soft one while my wife chose the firm at first. Hers was equivalent to laying on the floor to sleep meanwhile mine is like sleeping on a soft pillow. She decided to exchange hers for one like mine. You can try it out for a month and exchange it if you don't like it. While soft is good for my back, I find that I sweat like crazy every night as I sink right into it. We'll make due for a few years but now that we have the adjustable bases, we only have to swap out the top mattresses in the future.

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Sorry to hear that Bob. Thanks for the update.
Anyone else have a mattress they've had for a few years and they are happy with?
Tempurpedic sure sounds good but it is out of my price range. Hoping I can find a good king size mattress for less than 2k.
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We had a tempuredic we paid good money for for years ourselves before it developed a big sagging hole in the middle. On another forum I frequent at that time there was a extensive thread on mattresses and especially for the price and comfort the clear winner was "Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress" which is available through Amazon, "and please utilize Doc's link". I have to admit here and now though mines now going south itself but I think I have been using it for at least ten years, maybe even a few more.
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A few years back I bought bed and a relatively firm mattress at big lots.
We then went to costco and got one of those 3 or 4 inch memory foam pads for it.

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We previously had a queen mattress with a firm memory foam top. It was comfortable. When we moved and got the king bed, we kept the old mattress in the garage as it was only 4 years old. I was going to list it for sale till a lightbulb went off. Hey, the camper mattress is a queen and sucks. So we swapped it out with the old one. Only problem is that it is twice as thick. So I built a small platform for each side of the bed so we could get into bed. It's cramped but comfy.

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Mine has since failed and in frustration I flipped it up on it's side and looked at her. It had a zippered on outer shell so I opened it up to see just what I had. It was made up of three layers of foam of different qualities.

So what I up and done was to take the cover off the mattress and flip it around and reinstalled it. So what I have now is a much firmer mattress without any holes and I can again sleep through the night without waking up flopping like a fish trying to make my way back up to the headboard several times a night.
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Due to other things moving to top of list I have procrastinated on a new mattress. Wife has not complained lately so I have time for now. For sure will be waiting till after the 1st of the year ....maybe till next spring.

Are folks going with memory foam because it's cheaper than conventional or because it gives a better nights sleep? I'm still not sold on memory foam as we've never had one but I'm trying to keep an open mind. I seem to be hearing more negatives than positives on them though.
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Last week the wife and I broke down and ordered a new memory foam mattress at Mattress Firm during the black Friday deal. This will be our first one so we will see how it works out for us. The deal was ok but you still can spend a bundle on the memory foam mattresses. Money does not matter as much as comfort and longevity at this point for us.

Two years ago we purchased a new king mattress and it was replaced under warranty once already but it already has deep impressions and bumps. We spent a good amount for this mattress and it is junk so we will try a memory foam. We have never had a mattress breakdown like this one and we paid more for this one than any others in 50 years.
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Thanks Bill. The New Englander Matress was same brand we had for 18 years and it was still good enough to move to another bed room rather than throw out. The more recent one is wearing down fast. Quality not near the same as the older version.

I hate to think we could spend a bunch of money and a few years down the road have to do it all over again due to poor quality. scary.
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we bought a memory foam 5 years ago .we were told the box springs are important to have with it. no warranty without it they said.
both the wife and I are happy with it.
don't know about a mail order one. we went to a local store and bought it.
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I'm still a Sleep Number guy although I admit it is a ridiculous price to pay for an inflatable bed. We've used them for over 15 years and I must admit that they have saved me a lot of backpain. For over 10 years we have had the split king version where my wife can make her side firm and my side is soft and fluffy. I honestly can't see us sleeping on anything else although we might update to a more modern version.
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We have a new split king motorized adjustable bed. We chose the tempurpeadic adjustable bases with soft sleep country mattresses. They had only 2 selections for mattresses. Soft and firm. My wife chose the firm one at first and it was like sleeping on the floor. She exchanged hers for a soft one. I can't do firm anymore. It has to be as soft as a pillow for my back. I love our bed. It's like laying on a soft pillow with enough firmness underneath that it doesn't feel like I'm sleeping in a hammock.
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We went mattress shopping and didn't buy anything.

Stopped at the local SLEEP NUMBER mattress store and didn't like any of them. The one we felt somewhat comfortable on was the air mattress that was topped with memory foam.

We still have the mail order memory foam mattress. I'm actually OK with it. The lovely Mrs_Bob not so much. I do believe TempurPedic is better.
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I'm still doing homework to help me decide on a mattress. I thought this interesting but it is from a place that sells mattresses.
For those who have experienced any kind of memory foam please comment if you think this is accurate as to the difference in hybrid and memory foam.

I found the bad sex comment in the article very interesting but I've never heard anyone else say anything about that. Beds are good for sleeping and normally good for sex. Does memory foam lessen the functionality of the latter?


https://marksmattress.com/memory-foa...brid-mattress/

Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Mattress
The early 2000s saw a tidal wave of first-generation memory foam brands (like Tempur-Pedic) gaining popularity here in the U.S. But fast forward to 2017, and many consumers have now had the opportunity to own a memory foam mattress long enough for the novelty to wear off. Yes, the feel of traditional memory foam was exciting at first to many with back pain, but just as many found (over time) that there was one very big drawback of first-generation memory foam: bad sex.

As a market response, hybrid mattresses were created by mattress manufacturers looking to capture that same contouring feel of memory foam mattresses without losing the crucial “bounce” of traditional spring mattresses. Unfortunately, very few of these hybrid attempts at the best of both worlds really capture the best aspects of either spring or memory foam beds. When they’re adequately bouncy, they seem to lack the body-cradling quality of memory foam, and when they cradle like memory foam, they lose the advantageous bounce quality spring mattress.


If you haven’t shopped for a new bed in a while, then you might not be aware just how much has changed in terms of the technologies being used in today’s mattress designs. In addition to materials science advances that have led to newer-generation memory foam mattresses with a completely different feel, there are also new combinations of materials (such as memory foam combined with springs) that widen the range of options even further. These are what the industry calls a hybrid mattress.

Since no one type of mattress design is ideal for everyone, we thought our customers might find it helpful to have a good foundation of pros and cons at their disposal for two of the most popular emerging mattress design options on today’s market.

Identifying the Differences Between a Memory Foam vs. Hybrid Mattress
Before diving into the differences between a memory foam vs. hybrid mattress, it makes sense to define a hybrid mattress. It’s similar to the way a hybrid car combines a traditional gasoline engine with battery power to get better gas mileage. A hybrid mattress is one that combines more traditional mattress springs with more contemporary memory foam materials to create a “best of both worlds” sleep experience (at least theoretically). But while the sales pitch behind hybrid mattresses would seemingly appeal to an extremely wide group of consumers, the real question is whether or not these beds actually live up to the hype.
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Yes, too soft a mattress really messes with the viable positions.

Hard to support yourself when your hands are buried in foam.

Nothing like a good firm mattress for a good firm time.
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That's what the kitchen counter is for. Our bed was available in two mattress levels of firmness. It's a memory foam tempurpeadic. My wife had chosen the firm one for her side being a split king. I chose the soft one. She ended up returning hers for the soft one. It does wonders for my back.

Side note. We have the adjustable bases for ours. Hers stopped working. We have new ones on the way.
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Thanks guys!!!!!!

Can you sit on the edge of the memory foam mattresses? I know it is not good to sit on edge of a conventional mattress but I do sometimes. Doubting you can do the same with memory foam.
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Visited our mattress warehouse store today. Got an education on tempurpedic brand mattresses.
You can sit on the edge of them, they give a bit more and just like conventional it is not good for them but you can.
Ten year replacement guarantee. Sure sounded good, but have not seen it in writing.
Presidents day sale going on now. Save around $300 and can get 48 months interest free.
Like Bob said at the beginning of this thread a good on costs about $5000. If you want the lift that will raise back or feet it's 1100 more. I was thinking of spending up to $3k but with 48 months of zero percent interest I'm considering springing for the 6k package. Typing that figure seems crazy for a mattress. I need a drink.
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