questionslooking for a new mattress. thinking about a…

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Go to Ikea. I don't remember the one we were looking at but I remember that it was hundreds lower than the one we first picked out at another store. I always really hate it when I buy something and then see it way cheaper at another place. Save the searching, go there first. (Just don't ask for delivery, I think you could mail the sucker for what they want to have it delivered).

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(assuming you have an Ikea in your area) Yes, Ikea is where I got my bed. Good prices. You will also have a choice of latex foam; lots of choices. I paid $59 for delivery in Sacramento, same day even; my apartment was 12.6 mi from the store per google.

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I too am looking for a new mattress. An older lady at my job recommended memory foam mattresses because of her back problems. She said that ever since she has been sleeping on her memory foam mattress she has not had any back problems. She said that she got hers from Amazon.com. I would head on over there and do a search and start reading the reviews. As soon as I get some extra money, that is where I'll be getting mine from.

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My wife and I have owned a few different memory foam mattresses. She has Ankylosing spondylitis and has a difficult time getting comfortable on traditional mattresses. We found that most memory foam mattresses are really comfortable, but after first year or two, they start to sink and collapse.

Recently, we saw this one on Sam's Club's site: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/night-therapy-elite-13-mygel-prestige-memory-foam-mattress-bifold-box-spring-set-king/prod6480097.ip?navAction=

I ordered it. It's been a year so far and no sinking, no collapsing. It's still as comfortable as it was when we got it. It was more than I wanted to pay at the time, but I'm glad I spent the money on it.

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i love the support ours gives, but it traps a LOT of heat. i've woken up in the dead of winter completely sweaty. so, get one that stays cool. or, invest in a good fan.

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My wife and I hate memory foam mattresses. They are not comfortable to either of us. We get our mattresses at The Original Mattress Factory

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We recently purchased a Lucid 16' Latex Memory foam mattress directly linenspa.com. They have a excellent warranty and are very good to work with. They sell mattresses via Amazon but we got a better price buying directly from linenspa. (Customer Service rep Ashley was outstanding!) They really stand behind their products and are based in Logan, Utah. They have a 30-day return policy but remember that shipping a mattress back is a daunting proposition. (as they arrive vacu-sealed in box that is way too small to be used for return as the mattress fills with air when the package is opened.) I am a big guy 6'1 & 280 and found the mattress to be too soft for my back and were going to return it when one of my employees said she would like to have it...long story short, we didn't end up having to ship it back and my clerk and hubby have a new bed and LOVE IT. (My wife loved it too, I am just to wimpy apparently)

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We'd originally bought one from Costco. It was comfortable but came folded up tightly. The paperwork said the fold marks/seams (making for low/sunk in spots) would work themselves out after a few days. They were still there after 3 weeks so we ended up taking it back and buying a fully deployed one from Ikea.

Good price & comfortable but can be overly warm (as @carl669 said).

We didn't even consider delivery (so don't know how outrageous the fees were). We easily secured it on top of our SUV using kayak tiedown straps.

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Go with the original, TempurPedic. I got one from Sleepy's in 2006 (not a TP) and by 2012 it was totally done! No guarantee to back it up past 5 years. Since you can only rotate, not turn them over, they do eventually dent and don't support as well. I am a fairly small person, but my husband is a bit on the husky side. His side ended up denting so we quarter turned it. Then that side dented, so we did it again. That meant that the dent was now under me!

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I love my memory foam pillow but I sold the mattress on Craigslist because it was too hot (they are great in the winter but in the summer, not so much) and because it was really difficult to toss and turn on. I am a very restless sleeper and when I would try to turn over the thing would cling to me and the struggle would wake me up. I sleep better on the cooler and less clingy pillowtop I bought a couple of years ago.

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If you are hot at night, memory foam is the worst way to go. They also lock you into position and if you end up in a strange one you can be sore for days. I love my select comfort, I've had it for ten years and it's still in excellent shape. Standard mattresses top out at five years for me. YMMV.

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@zuiquan: THAT'S what's going on! I have done this 2-3 times since I have had my mattress where I have been sore for days and can't figure out what I did.
The mattress salesperson said that they are rarely returned for being hot but I'm not sure if he was just giving me a line to sell his mattress or what but I love to sleep under covers even in the summer (I like the weight of the blanket) and this mattress is HOT. If I could do it again I wouldn't buy memory foam. Also, there is a breaking in period. The one I tried at the store was great, nice and soft but when I got mine delivered it was way more stiff. I sleep alone so I could tell that the area I normally sleep was getting broken in but the other areas had not yet so that was frustrating.

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Memory foam mattresses are a bit of a gimmick. The foam is, in most cases if not bought from a reputable dealer, very cheap. They started out as a cheap way to make bedding and marketing has turned them into a luxury thing. It can end up being bad for your back, think sleeping in a hammock only you can't move once in position. You sleep hotter in them because they trap the heat and don't breathe like standard mattresses do. I HIGHLY, highly, suggest you try one out for a few nites, borrow one from a friend, get a cheaper foam mattress topper, etc.. before you plunk down a couple of hundred dollars for one.

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Not to be crass, but the other thing your bed is used for, is "restrictive" & a bit inflexible. I have a memory foam topped inner spring mattress that is great to sleep on & a bit marginal in other activities.

Sorry for the lateness of this post, but, since it wasn't mentioned, I thought I would express my opinion.