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Yet another Mattress thread / question #4674699
02/22/18 06:55 PM
02/22/18 06:55 PM
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Silicon Valley
PandaBear Offline OP
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Wife had enough of my old mattress. It is only a queen but the 2 daughters want to squeeze in every night (I sleep on a Twin elsewhere), so it is too small. It is also 12 years old and according to her "not supportive" anymore and cause back pain.

The old mattress is a Simmons Beautyrest World Series (or something like that) from 2006, about 2-3 years ago we added a 1" latex foam pad from TheFoamFactory.com to make it "more comfortable", and it has a electric mattress heater pad on top, plus some cotton padding on top of it. The bed frame was a Costco generic slate bed with 3/4" furniture grade plywood reinforced on top of the wood slate (very soft).

We tried those 2-3" pillow top innerspring from Macy's, but it doesn't work too well for us. We were thinking of a few options on King size:

1) Mail order foam from places like TN, Purple, etc etc. With 100 or so days of free trial, we can try till the cows come home until we know what works and what doesn't work.

2) Hotel mattresses. We've tried one that is perfect but it is in Cancun, maybe it is a local one or something hotel only (CONTROL DE ARGOLLADO, HEALTH REST MATRIMONIAL). Another one that's ok is from Best Western Plus Oceanside Palms, CA, according to the manger I call it is called Serta Fireblocker EL8804 with an unknown mattress pad on top (strap on), but Serta direct sales doesn't know what it is. My guess is it is their double side Concierge Suite II (Presidential Suite II is way too thick and I don't remember we have an Euro Top). I've also heard from some retailers that most Hotel uses Serta but there are also some Simmons with EZ Zip for the replaceable padding going around. Unfortunately this route we have no way to test other than a hotel stay and no return, refund, etc if things doesn't work out.

Any advice?

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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4674719
02/22/18 07:20 PM
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You need to break your daughters of this daily routine. Does it interfere with your sex life?


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4674725
02/22/18 07:30 PM
02/22/18 07:30 PM
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I bought my son a mattress from Amazon for like $200. He likes it a lot.


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4674744
02/22/18 07:54 PM
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Huntington Beach, CA
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We have owned a Lull mattress for several years. By far the best mattress we have owned in over 50 years of marriage... Not that cheap but worth it for us. 100 night trial as well.

Lull

Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4674781
02/22/18 08:48 PM
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TemperPedic is great, I've had mine since 03 and it's been great. Also have a Serta Memory Foam in the house from Sam's Club that feels a lot like the Temperpedic for a fraction of the price.


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4674790
02/22/18 09:00 PM
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+1 for $200 king from amazon ebay. Have had one for 3 years now and its just as good as $1500 tempurpedic.

Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4674850
02/22/18 10:14 PM
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Upstate NY
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Consumer Reports has articles you should read on this topic.

We just bought a Lisa. It's better than our old queen mattress. (normal mattress construction).

But I would like something firmer.


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4675222
02/23/18 10:03 AM
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Have you tried your local Costco? Also online they have more....

First decide with wife the firminess level desired...(medium firm, firm,......)

Why didn't you put this question last week? President's sales just passed....

re: Skyaktiv, Of course it interferes...
But small kids and the mythology of Mommy and Daddy 's bed.....
Between kids and him, who do you think Mom is going to choose? (hint, maternal instinct)

Both my kids have firm mattresses. We raise the head portion when cold season hits...


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4675337
02/23/18 11:23 AM
02/23/18 11:23 AM
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I like a firm mattress. Back in July, I went with a Beauty Rest "Callista" Extra-Firm. Love it.


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: skyactiv] #4675441
02/23/18 01:11 PM
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Silicon Valley
PandaBear Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
You need to break your daughters of this daily routine. Does it interfere with your sex life?


I physically move them back to their own bed when I go to bed (around 12:30-1:00). Sex life is a whole different subject due to sleep disturb / tiredness / room temperature / excuses reasons unrelated to kids.


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4675470
02/23/18 01:39 PM
02/23/18 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: PandaBear
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
You need to break your daughters of this daily routine. Does it interfere with your sex life?


I physically move them back to their own bed when I go to bed (around 12:30-1:00). Sex life is a whole different subject due to sleep disturb / tiredness / room temperature / excuses reasons unrelated to kids.


You only live once! Life is not be be enjoyed when you're 80's

Maybe a vacation without kids?

Or kids in different rooms?


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4675478
02/23/18 01:43 PM
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oh, and Panda, Please change the pillows too.
In this case probably different types for you and wife based on neck form and firmness
Less neck and shoulders hurt may cure some of the tiredness...


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Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: pandus13] #4675481
02/23/18 01:49 PM
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My aunt used to own a mattress company for the Midwest division. It began with the letter "S" and two syllables. Sold it years ago after a large offer came in, too good to refuse.

Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4675735
02/23/18 06:56 PM
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'Stralia
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Retrofitted the whole family with ALDI matresses a while back...they are really really good.

Re: Yet another Mattress thread / question [Re: PandaBear] #4675837
02/23/18 08:37 PM
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I've posted this before, but for the money, this is the best mattress you can get. Forget about mattresses with foam bases if you want long lasting firm support. You need quality individually encased spring coils. With latex as the comfort layer on top of springs, you'll get the best support, and it you can select the firmness of the latex foam. This mattress would retail in a store for probably $3,000 to $4,000.

https://www.mattresses.net/ulhypoco.html

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