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Old 01-10-2013, 03:39 AM   #41
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We have the firm Tempupedic. It was perfect for the first 4-5 years, never slept better. Then it started to get mushy where we sleep. I thought no worries, we have a 25 yr warranty. As mentioned above, read the fine print, it was not covered. Basically it needs to disintegrate to be warranted.

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This limited warranty does not cover:

A normal increase in softness of the TEMPURŪ pressure-relieving material which does not affect the pressure-relieving qualities of the mattress
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I also do the Victorian thing, but I turn on the electric blanket before a shower then turn it off when I get in.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #44
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Also don't confuse what is comfortable when you lay down on it for 20sec with what will be comfortable to be spread out on all night. My general advice is to go firmer than what you think you like, but with mattresses nothing applies to everybody.

We got a really nice Sealy Posturpedic at a massive discount at Sears a couple of years back and it's still like new despite us and now 2 kids sleeping all over it. Went firm and don't regret it. I have chronic neck and back problems, and combined with a quality pillow and sleeping on my back more it's made a world of difference.
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What is win with my $3000 mattress is that it is sold in layers. And you can customize each layer's firmness. And you get a free period of exchange of layers if you're unsatisifed (you pay shipping).

So if your bed is insufficiently soft, you call them up and get a firmer layer or whatever and win.
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Also I have the savvyrest shredded latex pillow and it's THE BOMB.



Shredded Latex Pillow | Savvy Rest

It comes overstuffed and you can add/subtract filling to get it perfect. It's like a dense feather pillow that doesn't collapse under you and suffocate your face.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #47
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What is win with my $3000 mattress is that it is sold in layers. And you can customize each layer's firmness. And you get a free period of exchange of layers if you're unsatisifed (you pay shipping).

So if your bed is insufficiently soft, you call them up and get a firmer layer or whatever and win.
This is WIN. And I don't doubt your recommendation of this bed isn't maybe the best in this thread because it sounds like you did your homework and did a lot of research.

However, for me, the price is lose...partially because it's expensive and partially because we are dumb and have a king size which means any mattress is way more expensive.

My wife wants to get a new mattress ASAP but we still haven't tried nearly enough beds and we haven't even narrowed it down to what type of mattress we want (ie foam vs. coilspring)

Le suck
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #48
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tell wife "we will not have to buy another bed and we spend a third of our lives on it and there are no allergens like dust mites in this mattress because they can't live there and if a layer goes bad, we replace one layer"

or tell her you can buy $1800 mattresses every 10 years for the rest of life.

or tell her some study somewhere showed that coil spring mattresses are linked to increased risk of breast cancer (men and women both).

PS Mine is a king size. it barely fits in my room.
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I like my beds like I like my shocks, high end. Sleep number owner here, was the first big purchase of my life that wasnt car related. I love it. So much better sleep. Its got a 20 year warranty/insurance that covers everything but stains on the mattress. Like if I puncture it with a knife by accident they'll send me a new air chamber free of charge. But the mattress cover I have just comes right off and can go in the washing machine. Its way easier to move to another apartment than a normal queen size mattress, I can break it down and fit it in the subie with room to spare. What I dont like is that mine has the wireless remote, because I bought the nicer model, the cheaper model with the wired remote fills and drains faster and shows the sleep number in real time on the remote. Ah well.
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even if i have mine only for 10 years, @ 1k thats still damn good only 100 per year, or 27 cents a night.. and thats only at 10 years. I fully expect mine to last longer than 10 years!
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y8s - How long have you had yours? I like the layer concept.
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Had the mattress since mid october 2009.

had the pillow since june 2011.

shop around. I found it for less with free shipping than on savvyrest.com
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y8s - There's a Savvyrest dealer about 90 miles from us, maybe we'll go lay in one and see how we like it. I suppose if we save up for one more month we'll have more money to spend...
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Am I seriously the only one here who sleeps on an air mattress? Not one of those fancy sleep-number beds, I mean a plain ole' plastic airbed like you'd find in the camping section of a department store.

Started about 8 years ago. I used to have a lot of trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and often woke up sore and tired. One night in particular I was having a dickens of a time falling asleep. On a whim, and remembering that I had an inflatable mattress in the closet for guests / abduction victims, I removed the conventional mattress from my bed, laid the air mattress on top of the box spring, and gave that a shot.

Works like a charm.

They're not extremely durable- on average I have to replace it about once a year. At $30-40 a shot, that's cheap. Right now, I'm using the Ozark Trail brand from Target. Made in Russia. I always keep a spare on hand, so if one fails I have a replacement ready.

They're not all created equal. Specifically, the finish of the top surface is crucial. There are three basic styles:

1:



This is what I call the pucker-top. Absolutely horrid. You are sleeping on an array of holes, and it feels exactly like it sounds. Avoid.



2:



Horizontal seams (left to right) across the top. Personally, I don't like this design much either.



3:



Vertical seams (head to foot) across the top surface. This is the one that works. I have been sleeping one one of these since 2004, and I love it. Best thing I have ever slept on.

Now, bear in mind that I'm not just lying this on the floor. That's the only way most people have ever experienced an air mattress, and it's garbage. You absolutely NEED to set this on top of a conventional box-spring just like any other mattress (not a platform or foundation). Do that, and you have a winner.
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Joe, that I was used to have before the sleep number. Its what I could afford with intern money between jr and sr year of college, and then I stuck with it after college because xidas are more important than a bed.
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Am I seriously the only one here who sleeps on an air mattress? Not one of those fancy sleep-number beds, I mean a plain ole' plastic airbed like you'd find in the camping section of a department store.
So how's your plan to attract an intelligent, accomplished, and classy woman going?
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Joe, that I was used to have before the sleep number.
Thing is, I have tried the Sleep Number bed as well. There's a hotel in Phoenix near the Clear Channel building that I have stayed at a couple of times which has them.

I honestly didn't like it as much. To me, it felt like a normal mattress that happens to have an air mattress stuffed inside it. It's like comparing Turducken to a nice Duck a l'Orange.

This is different. A pure air mattress is more like a water bed, only without all of the sloshing, flooding, and generally being annoying. It conforms perfectly to your body.
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So how's your plan to attract an intelligent, accomplished, and classy woman going?
I have a separate apartment with a normal bed that I use for my kidnappings.
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Am I seriously the only one here who sleeps on an air mattress? Not one of those fancy sleep-number beds, I mean a plain ole' plastic airbed like you'd find in the camping section of a department store.

Started about 8 years ago. I used to have a lot of trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and often woke up sore and tired. One night in particular I was having a dickens of a time falling asleep. On a whim, and remembering that I had an inflatable mattress in the closet for guests / abduction victims, I removed the conventional mattress from my bed, laid the air mattress on top of the box spring, and gave that a shot.

Works like a charm.

They're not extremely durable- on average I have to replace it about once a year. At $30-40 a shot, that's cheap. Right now, I'm using the Ozark Trail brand from Target. Made in Russia. I always keep a spare on hand, so if one fails I have a replacement ready.

They're not all created equal. Specifically, the finish of the top surface is crucial. There are three basic styles:

1:



This is what I call the pucker-top. Absolutely horrid. You are sleeping on an array of holes, and it feels exactly like it sounds. Avoid.



2:



Horizontal seams (left to right) across the top. Personally, I don't like this design much either.



3:



Vertical seams (head to foot) across the top surface. This is the one that works. I have been sleeping one one of these since 2004, and I love it. Best thing I have ever slept on.

Now, bear in mind that I'm not just lying this on the floor. That's the only way most people have ever experienced an air mattress, and it's garbage. You absolutely NEED to set this on top of a conventional box-spring just like any other mattress (not a platform or foundation). Do that, and you have a winner.
There is one huge problem with those mattresses.

Because they aren't chambered, any one single movement by one person on the bed translates to the other person getting bothered. Plus, since I'm fat and my wife isn't, then as it slowly deflates I am on the ground, or box spring, and she's still floating high.

And also, as they leak... you'll have to pump it up every single day. Nooooo thank you.
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