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Old 10-07-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question Mattress Recommendations

Hubby & I are planning to buy a new mattress in the near future. I've been searching the web for some reviews & haven't found much of anything. I would like to hear of people's personal experiences. What kind of mattress do you have & do you still like it? I'm especially interested in hearing about Sleep Number Comfort & TheraPedic foam mattresses. The ones that are all the rage now. Are they worth the money?

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Old 10-07-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
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Corrine, the best thing you can do is take a weekend with your husband and go lay down on all the beds you can find. We just got a new mattress last year and it took forever to find the right one. I didn't try the sleep number, but did try the Tempurpedic and other foam ones. They were nice, but they really warm you up (I like to be cooler when I sleep). I wasn't sure I'd like that, considering we have 2 months of over 100 degrees in the summer. We actually went for a firmer, pillow-top mattress and are really happy with it.
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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In the 30 years we've been together, my husband and I have tried all sorts of mattresses. Our 100%, all-time, fantastic favorite is our Select Comfort Sleep Number mattress. Love it. Love it. Love it.

We purchased our set on eBay because, if you've done any price research, they appear to be expensive. However, they're by far the best bargain in the world because it's the last mattress you will ever have to buy.

We have a queen-size set and, when the set is put together, they look EXACTLY like any other mattress and box spring. The beauty of this mattress is you NEVER have to turn it. Turning our queen mattress in the past was quite a challenge and cumbersome at best.

Before we got this mattress, I was having problems with morning or all-day backaches. Honest, after the first night on our Select Comfort the backache was gone. It hasn't returned. We've had our Select Comfort for over 5 years and wouldn't trade it for anything. My husband says it's the best mattress he's ever slept on.

Select Comfort makes pillow-top ones, too.

Guess you can tell we like it. Best wishes on your mattress hunt!
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Sleep Number Comfort - You've sold me on that!

TheraPedic foam - my son has this and isn't happy. He is 6'6 and he says the foam molds around his body and makes him sweat at night. He doesn't like it at all.

My favorite bed ever was the motionless water bed. Wow, that was very comfortable but once you move it, it's never the same because of the baffles.
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:39 AM   #5
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We've had a sleep number bed for about 8 years. Great bed. Love that each side has it's own firmness control. No motion transfer. We have the piillow top model and think it's great.
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Old 10-07-2006, 01:16 PM   #6
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We've had our temperpedic for 5 years. We love it. It's always firm when you get in...then your body's heat makes it relax a little...just where you need it. My husband nor I have ever had it "mold" around our bodies and make us sweat. Were these mattresses true temperpedics or the imitations out there? My husband said in his last marriage he had a "select comfort" king size and hated it because it had a separation in the middle. Is this still true today? I was wondering because that is what I wanted when he picked the temperpedic. I wouldn't change now though...but I would buy the "adjustable" kind so we could raise the head up while watching T.V.
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My husband said in his last marriage he had a "select comfort" king size and hated it because it had a separation in the middle. Is this still true today? I was wondering because that is what I wanted when he picked the temperpedic. I wouldn't change now though...but I would buy the "adjustable" kind so we could raise the head up while watching T.V.[/quote]

No matter where we sleep on our bed, we can't detect the separation in the middle. I've even tried sleeping right in the center when Buck has been away for a night. Still haven't felt the division.
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We have a waveless waterbed. It's the best. The new kind will fit on any sort of bed frame. There's no need for one of the old ugly "waterbeds".

It's nice and warm and soft and comfy.
Perfect if you like a very soft bed.
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Thank you Katie! I was wondering that!
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Wow! Thanks, guys - you've given me some great advice. I was especially interested to hear about the foam mattresses making some people feel hot. I cannot sleep when I'm too hot.

The Select Comfort sounds great - it was good to hear from those of you who have had them for some time & still love them.

Laying on a bunch of beds for a few minutes doesn't work for me! They all feel fine, for those few minutes!

Anyone else have an opinion?
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