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I've had a basic twin mattress my entire life. But as I am getting married I will need a non-twin mattress, queen size.

This process is overwhelming. There are mattresses from $300 to $3000. Neither of us really know whether we prefer soft/firm though probably slightly softer than average? But I've never slept on anything nice for extended periods of time.

Having researched a lot online and gone to a few stores:
  • Without sleeping all night (and probably quite a few nights) there's no way to really evaluate mattresses it seems
  • It's hard to know if preferring a firmness results in a better quality of sleep
  • Cost doesn't seem to match "quality" directly at all
  • Mattress stores are ridiculously overpriced (who would have thought!)
  • There are online/direct options which seem ridiculously better than any instore purchase (like Tuft and Needle)

How did you pick what mattress you have?

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Do either of you roll around in your sleep, are larger in size, or take up more than 1/2 the bed? 
- Roll around:  Find a mattress that prevents motion for the other person.  Otherwise your spouse will wake up 10x a night and the mattress will go bye-bye.
- Larger in size or take up more than 1/2 the bed:  May want to look at a king. 

Best bets to reduce cost: 
- Look for mismatch sales - where the box spring has a different fabric cover than the mattress.  I know, sounds totally stupid but for some crazy reason, people do get upset when they don't match. 
- Shop during the red/white/blue holidays (memorial, labor day, veterans day).  Once again, I don't understand the logic but it tends to be a mattress selling time.
- Buy direct from factory. 

We have had two mattresses:  One cost nearly $1000 and was all fluffy/plush.  Other was $650 and slightly less extravagant but so far has been a good mattress.  Next time, I would work to keep the cost below $500. 


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Mattress buying has always been a mystery to me. My current queen was free. I am hoping to get a King eventually (to better fit me + girlfriend + dog). I am intrigued by the "Casper" mattress, but it may just be another overpriced hyped product.

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If you think about it, every town has numerous mattress stores.  Must be a profitable business.

Google will lead you to articles on the hype behind mattresses.  When we bought a new one two years ago, I went to the locally owned furniture store and asked a bunch of questions.  Ultimately we bought a not terribly expensive traditional box spring and mattress. No memory foam--it is hot for a guy like my husband who is a furnace.  We can rotate and flip our mattress.  Some of those foam things are incredibly heavy.  Maybe they are not meant to be flipped?

ETA:  Our local furniture store buys directly from the manufacturer.  We paid about $550 for a queen--this included tax, delivery and removal of the old mattress.

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This is my favorit article on mattress buying. http://www.mymoneyblog.com/frugal-mattress-shopping-tips-and-our-experiences.html

Sorry not trying to spam I just like his take on it.

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Mine was easy - I bought all-foam because it's great for my back, cozy, cheap and retains my body heat in the winter :)

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Adding that we bought a low profile box which works better with the style of our bed. The height of some of the box spring/mattress combos is a little ridiculous. 

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One piece of advice I can give is don't buy a mattress with a sewn on pillow top.  You can't flip it over like a regular mattress, which really kills the lifespan of it.

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We've been sleeping on a futon mattress that my husband bought in college in 1995.

It is pretty comfy. People used to sleep on stuffed straw so I don't understand the need to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a mattress.


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Whatever you do, do not go to Sleepy's (a chain in the East)!  Our experience was horrible and it wasn't only us.

From Wikipedia:

In 2004, Sleepy's resolved a lawsuit filed by the New Jersey division of consumer affairs. The lawsuit alleged that Sleepy's misled consumers regarding their exchange policy, customer refunds, and advertisements. There were also questions about delivery of faulty merchandise and failure of delivery. Sleepy's agreed to pay $750,000 in costs and restitution to reach settlement. In addition to the payment the company agreed to clearer advertising, issuing refunds more willingly and improving customer service.[21]

In 2007, Sleepys agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve complaints and settle deceptive sales charges in NY. As part of the settlement, Sleepy's agreed to pay a total of $200,000, which includes restitution to consumers and penalties, as well as a commitment to new policies and procedures to achieve full compliance with local and State laws. The settlement marked a conclusion to the agency's extensive investigation into approximately 300 consumer complaints filed over the past three years through DCA or referred to the Department by other agencies including the New York State Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau.[22]

In April of 2011 Sleepy’s was cleared by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen of charges regarding complaints of bed bugs infestations and accusations of re-selling used mattresses. The Attorney Generals investigation found no evidence of bed bugs infestation of company warehouses or delivery trucks nor that the company re-sold used mattresses.[23]

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Recommendation: find multiple mattress stores close to each other, pick out a mattress from each store, and bring cash/checks.

I upgraded from twin to queen when my SO moved in. Near me, there is a Sleepy's right next to a generic new-furniture store. I looked at the generic store first because they always have one of those "closing sale!" banners. I lay on all the mattresses and found some that were comfy enough and just under $400. So I went to Sleepy's and lay on some mattresses there, and of course the cheapest one I liked was $1300 (no memory foam or anything, they are just expensive). I told the store rep that since I could get a decent mattress next door for $400, that was my new budget. He told me, nicely, that they wouldn't have anything for me. But then he asked when I was buying and how (i.e. would I want a payment plan), so I pulled out some cash and told him "sometime in the next half hour." About 20 minutes and a couple of managers later, I walked out with a receipt and delivery date for my now-$400 mattress. Turns out they won't even take cash; I wrote a check. But the cash and timeframe did it.

Also, if you fall into a standard discount category (military dependent or the like), ask about discounts.

Whatever you do, do not go to Sleepy's (a chain in the East)!  Our experience was horrible and it wasn't only us.


What happened to you at Sleepy's? I had a great experience.

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We bought our king-size mattress from Amazon two years ago for $279 (I'm not kidding!). It's a knock-off temperpedic foam mattress and it's seriously awesome. Plus, since we have Amazon Prime, they shipped it to us for free. The exact brand/model we got is "LUCID 8″ Memory Foam Mattress." If you're interested, my husband wrote up our decision-making process here: http://www.frugalwoods.com/2014/06/23/how-i-saved-2120-by-buying-a-mattress-online/

Two years in, it's holding up great and we've been really happy with it. Can't beat the price.

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We shopped at a bunch of different mattress places and couldn't really find one that my husband and I agreed on.  We finally did and it was about $1300!  We were able to find the same one that was bought by someone and they were returning the next day.  They also had used a mattress protector.  Little bit of a "use" but 1000 times better than buying a store model and we paid half price.  Worth checking on returned mattresses.

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Last time I went bed shopping was ten years ago. Looked all over town at the lowest priced mattresses. Ended up at Denver Mattress. The cheapest basic flippable firm queen size mattress and box spring was $300. I've kept it carefully rotated through the years (spin in the spring, flip in the fall) and it is still comfortable and in very good condition.

Not sure how the mattress shopping scene is nowadays.

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I've got to buy a mattress, ours hurts us badly. For over a year my fiancé and I have been dealing with back pain. We are both bigger, and are looking for an upgrade to a king bc of our size and our little girl likes to come sleep with us.
The plan is to order one on Amazon and get the frame and box springs off of Craigslist.

Can anyone poke any holes in that plan?

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I've got to buy a mattress, ours hurts us badly. For over a year my fiancé and I have been dealing with back pain. We are both bigger, and are looking for an upgrade to a king bc of our size and our little girl likes to come sleep with us.
The plan is to order one on Amazon and get the frame and box springs off of Craigslist.

Can anyone poke any holes in that plan?

Good plan and you can usually get box springs for free or close to it off Craigslist. Another option is to go the foam mattress route, which doesn't require any box springs at all. That's what we got (see my post above w/details) and it's awesome. It's super firm as my husband and I both have back pain as well.

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I bought my first "grown-up" mattress in my pre-MMM days five years ago -- one of the low-end Sleep Number mattresses for ~$800. It's not cheap, but as you're basically sleeping on air (not springs or foam or whatever), it experiences very little wear. I believe they have a 20-year warranty. My partner and I can each adjust the bed to our comfort level (which is awesome, since I prefer something firm and he prefers to sleep on something the consistency of mashed potatoes). It's also super easy to transport (just deflate!). We'll be using it for ages to come, and I've considered it one of those "worth it" expenses, although I can understand why some on here might balk at that price tag.

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I just bought a mattress from MattressFirm.  I'm not really picky but I knew I wanted something on the harder side, so I just went online and clicked around the website.  They had a special that was reasonable enough so I got it - $350 for mattress, box spring and delivery.  Before that I shopped around in person at various places but most of them were at least $500 to upwards of $1K. 

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We've been sleeping on a futon mattress that my husband bought in college in 1995.

It is pretty comfy. People used to sleep on stuffed straw so I don't understand the need to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a mattress.

I have been sleeping on a futon mattress for about 10 years.  It's fine.  Before that, I slept on a Thermarest pad on the floor.  I agree with the above sentiment--I won't spend money on a fancy mattress.

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We did some Internet research. Most articles seemed to agree that a somewhat large share of people is unhappy with basically any mattress. (Grim, right?)

The Costco memory foam mattresses were rated reasonably well, so that's what we bought. No shopping around and had never slept on memory foam before. Five years in and we still love it.

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I just bought this one on Amazon yesterday because I couldn't stomach the thought of going mattress shopping with my 15-year-old daughter, who needs a new mattress badly. I sorted for 4-star + reviews and read all the reviews this seemed best.

It should arrive Tuesday. I'm a little nervous to buy one this way, but the reviews gave me confidence.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00702IWBA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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One piece of advice I can give is don't buy a mattress with a sewn on pillow top.  You can't flip it over like a regular mattress, which really kills the lifespan of it.
+1

We then bought an add-on pillow top memory foam. Just like the fancy ones but the life of the mattress is extended with less wear, and you can buy firm matress and soft topper or switch it up as your needs change.

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One piece of advice I can give is don't buy a mattress with a sewn on pillow top.  You can't flip it over like a regular mattress, which really kills the lifespan of it.

Why not?  I've flipped mine for years and still going. 

My recommendation, get as firm as you can handle.  The most complaints I've heard regarding mattresses were the plush ones bottoming out. 

Also, do NOT get a used box spring off craigslist.  Bed bugs actually prefer the box spring.  Once you get bedbugs, you cannot simply get rid of the mattress to get rid of them either.  They hide everywhere.  If you must get a used box spring, get a mattress cover to go over it that is rated against bed bugs.  That would negate most savings off a craigslist special, but if its free might be worth it.  Other recommendation is to get a refurbished box spring.  These are "used" but are both heat treated and sprayed for bugs.  They are usually WAY cheaper than new, $89 bucks is the normal price here for a queen size box.

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We paid $950 for the King sized Casper.  I liked it pretty well; my wife never got a good night in it.  We gave it about 2 mo's.  I can tell you their customer svc is awesome.  They even gave us a $130 gel foam topper to try to soften the bed.  It just turned out to be a little too firm for us.

I had seen the Costco memory foam bed rated up there with $3000 beds.  We saw it $100 off after I read that, so we picked one up for $600.  They're about $900 online, so you'd want to find a local store deal.

Wife loved this one after the first night.  If she's happy I'm happy, but it's more toward the "medium firm" Casper was hoping for I think.   Too firm was the only complaint I ever read about Casper.  Casper also had an odd seam at the edge. So if you're tall and like to hang you feet off the end, it can be a little irritating to feel a thick seam. 

The Costco bed seems larger than the Casper as it is more square.  Sounds odd, but the Casper was kind of rounded on the ends, plus the seam.

Casper has a 10 yr warranty; Costco is 20 years.

YMMV, but that was our experience.  No hassle returns.  No risk.
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We did some Internet research. Most articles seemed to agree that a somewhat large share of people is unhappy with basically any mattress. (Grim, right?)

The Costco memory foam mattresses were rated reasonably well, so that's what we bought. No shopping around and had never slept on memory foam before. Five years in and we still love it.

+1 -- For my money, I love memory foam.  It should last 15-20 years, in theory.  If you get it from Costco, there's the advantage that: you get the Costco guarantee, so you can return it if you don't like it.  From Costco.com there's free delivery.


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We went to an outlet store for City Mattress. They have 5-10 locations in my area and one store that has "scratch & dent" mattresses. We found one mattress with a small cut on it the size of a dime. The regular price of the set is $5299. We got it for $2299. We just layed on the mattresses in the store.

http://www.citymattress.com/mattresses/king/pranasleep-supervinyasa-4-king-super-plush-mattress-set.html

In all honestly, I agree with MMM that I am making myself weaker. My bed is so f*&king comfortable that I struggle to fall asleep in less comfortable beds such as hotels.

We have had it for 2 years and will probably have it another 15 years. If we were moving far away and had to sell it, I think we could get $1500 for it.

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I paid $200-300 for my mattress at Ikea, and it is by far the most comfortable mattress I have ever laid on (including plenty of high-end mattresses at specialty stores and in expensive hotels). No pillow top, memory foam, or anything like that, but I always feel like those are swallowing me up anyway. It's extremely firm, but if that's what you like it's a great deal. I believe it's called a Sultan Hanestad.

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We bought our king-size mattress from Amazon two years ago for $279 (I'm not kidding!). It's a knock-off temperpedic foam mattress and it's seriously awesome. Plus, since we have Amazon Prime, they shipped it to us for free. The exact brand/model we got is "LUCID 8″ Memory Foam Mattress." If you're interested, my husband wrote up our decision-making process here: http://www.frugalwoods.com/2014/06/23/how-i-saved-2120-by-buying-a-mattress-online/

Two years in, it's holding up great and we've been really happy with it. Can't beat the price.

Thanks!!

A friend just decided to order this.

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We did some Internet research. Most articles seemed to agree that a somewhat large share of people is unhappy with basically any mattress. (Grim, right?)

The Costco memory foam mattresses were rated reasonably well, so that's what we bought. No shopping around and had never slept on memory foam before. Five years in and we still love it.

This is kinda where I'm at.

It seems people dislike mattresses about the same regardless of cost. Which means... why spend much?

Even if we spend several hundred and then in a few years decide to upgrade I think I'm ok with that. I don't know that I can figure out what I really like without actually sleeping on a mattress for a while. Which causes problems unless we go an air mattress route.

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We've been sleeping on a futon mattress that my husband bought in college in 1995.

It is pretty comfy. People used to sleep on stuffed straw so I don't understand the need to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a mattress.

I have been sleeping on a futon mattress for about 10 years.  It's fine.  Before that, I slept on a Thermarest pad on the floor.  I agree with the above sentiment--I won't spend money on a fancy mattress.

+1. We haven't had expensive mattresses for most of human history, so I'm skeptical of the need for them now. Granted, we also haven't had antibiotics, and I'm convinced that we should use those. But I'm dubious about the supposed benefits of expensive mattresses. We sleep on a futon, before that was an Ikea mattress, before that was a free Craigslist find (bedbugs are not common in our area).

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I have been sleeping on a futon mattress for about 10 years.  It's fine.  Before that, I slept on a Thermarest pad on the floor.  I agree with the above sentiment--I won't spend money on a fancy mattress.

+1 for Thermarest. Not for everyone. But every now and then I switch to Thermarest-on-floor for a month. It's so dang comfortable and perfect for when I crash at friends' houses.

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I thought MMM recommended these before...I know I saw it somewhere:

https://www.tuftandneedle.com/

I have no personal experience with them though, so can't say if they are good or bad.

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California king free-flow water bed for the two of us since early 1980s!  Cheap, warm, and comfy (even now that DW has arthritis issues). 

Of course, YMMV  :-)  /hippie_throwback


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Perfect timing.

http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/2jxm0p/eli5_what_the_hell_makes_mattresses_so_damn/

Read this well. There are people posting there who 1) design mattresses, 2) own mattress stores, and/or 3) work in mattress stores. They spill all the dirty details.

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This is my favorit article on mattress buying. http://www.mymoneyblog.com/frugal-mattress-shopping-tips-and-our-experiences.html

Sorry not trying to spam I just like his take on it.

I just got part-way into that article and already identify with it.  Back when I was married my wife wanted a new bed and we picked what was essentially a "cheap" king bed, but it was still $2200 or something.  Came with a 20 year warranty, was sagging within the first month and the place that sold it to us said we'd need to bring it to them in order to exchange it.  In other words, I would need to rent a moving van, have at least one other person help me load it in the van, and drive it there.  Ended up keeping the crappy bed and being very happy about not having that bed anymore when I divorced.

Of course, now I have an even less comfortable bed since it cost me $55 for the frame, box spring and mattress, but you bet I am doing my best to make it worth it.  What is most frustrating to me is that I am tall and barely fit on a twin bed, but Twin XL costs twice as much even though it's the same mattress but with an extra 5 inches in length.  I'll see if I can use the tips in the linked article as well as this thread when I get a new mattress for myself to replace the incredibly high density foam mattress I'm using now.

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How did you pick what mattress you have?

Went to Sam's Club.  Grabbed a Queen memory foam matress.  Tossed it in the truck.  Drove home.  Slept like a baby.  Cost: $600

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We have one of the lower end SleepNumber beds. It's okay.

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I thought MMM recommended these before...I know I saw it somewhere:

https://www.tuftandneedle.com/

I have no personal experience with them though, so can't say if they are good or bad.

Someone started a thread about them a while back:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/tuft-needle-bed-thoughts/msg346863/#msg346863

(In case you don't read the thread but just want one opinion, we got one recently and it's nice, but too firm for us so we won't be keeping it. So for someone who likes a very firm mattress it could be great, otherwise maybe not.)

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I am seriously considering to switching to a futon rather than using a bed. My lease is ending in 3 months (my current apartment is pre-furnished), and I'm most likely going to switch to renting a room. I'd like to go minimalist on the furniture rather than buying a bunch of new stuff.

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$200 memory foam mattress from Walmart.com.  It is awesome!!!!

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I just bought this one on Amazon yesterday because I couldn't stomach the thought of going mattress shopping with my 15-year-old daughter, who needs a new mattress badly. I sorted for 4-star + reviews and read all the reviews this seemed best.

It should arrive Tuesday. I'm a little nervous to buy one this way, but the reviews gave me confidence.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00702IWBA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thought I'd update - the mattress arrived in a big rectangular box and had to be laid flat for 48 hours, so last night was the first my daughter slept in it. She said it was very comfortable!

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After seeing this I realize I should make my own post, as I've done a ton of research on this and I've bought several mattresses over the years.

1) I love comfort. I'm not like MMM. I prefer to be comfortable at all times. I also love sleep.

1a) I like nice stuff, I just don't like paying full price for it.

2) Never buy a pillowtop mattress. It wears out too quickly and makes the valleys where you sleep. It will drive you insane. It doesn't matter how much you pay for it, it will suck after 5+ years.

3) Buy the best firm mattress you are willing to spend money on. We bought a king firm mattress and foundation and frame for ~$900 4 years ago. We bought it at an expensive, local furniture store.

4) Buy a memory foam mattress topper.

4a) There is foam, and then there's memory foam. Memory foam is where it's at for the real long lasting comfort. There's memory foam from Wal-Mart, Target, Sams, Costco, etc. It's all the same no matter how cheap or expensive they are trying to sell it for. It's gonna be awesome for the first year or two, then it'll wear out. They just don't sell the same quality stuff that you'll get with a Tempurpedic mattress topper. Costco toppers are great for spare bedrooms that won't be used every day, they aren't gonna cut it for your main bed however.

4b) Tempurpedic mattress toppers will last a really long time, you'll sleep better than you ever have before, but they are expensive. Can easily run over $1k.

4b) Instead, go to http://www.justad.com/

4c) Talk to Rebecca. Tell her how soft or firm you want the topper to be. Listen to her, she will help you find the right height and weight you need. She'll charge $100-200 more than big-box stores but it is worth every penny. I'M TELLING YOU IT'S THE EXACT SAME MATERIAL AS TEMPURPEDIC. It's just hundreds upon hundreds of dollars less because she doesn't offer a lifetime warranty and sell through a retail store.

4d) Now you can flip/turn both the topper and the mattress all you want. You'll get several more years out of the topper than normal. After 5-10+ years, when the topper finally wears out, just buy another one for $200-300 (or whatever memory foam is running those days) and the mattress may never need to be replaced. You are gonna sleep better than you ever have, and you didn't need to spend $2-3k every 5-10 years to do it.

5) Each spouse buys the other a legic, Tempurpedic pillow for ~$100 as Christmas presents. Sorry, I don't have a cheap way for those yet. However, now you won't want to wake up and go to work, they are THAT amazing. This is ideal if you are FIRE, you can just sleep all day and night and only wake up to eat and go to the bathroom.
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We have a Temper-Pedic bed that we bought about five years ago. I am in love with it and often think about how much I love it. Seriously though, it is the best thing I have ever bought, quite possibly. It was about $1400 for a queen - we bought a discontinued floor model from Rooms-To-Go at a nice discount. We built a plywood stand for it, and I think we even got all the wood for free. We needed some kind of foam because my husband flops like a fish when he sleeps and I kept waking up. I also think the foam had calmed down his flopping. I hope it lasts a really long time, we will see.

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Search Craigslist and buy a newer one. If it is not working for ya'll sell it for the same price and buy another one. 

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We bought our king-size mattress from Amazon two years ago for $279 (I'm not kidding!). It's a knock-off temperpedic foam mattress and it's seriously awesome. Plus, since we have Amazon Prime, they shipped it to us for free. The exact brand/model we got is "LUCID 8″ Memory Foam Mattress." If you're interested, my husband wrote up our decision-making process here: http://www.frugalwoods.com/2014/06/23/how-i-saved-2120-by-buying-a-mattress-online/

Two years in, it's holding up great and we've been really happy with it. Can't beat the price.

Similar story here. I got a knock off Temperpedic memory foam from Overstock for a few hundred. It's Serta branded I believe and was a few hundred and shipped to my front door for fee. It's supportive but comfortable. Best mattress I've owned. No odor or anything like that which I think has been a problem with some foam mattresses.

Somebody mentioned memory foam being hotter, and I've read that, but haven't experienced it myself and I'm a hot sleeper. They do make foam mattresses now that are supposedly better for that as well if that's a concern.

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Cheap memory foam can be hot. Usually the high quality stuff won't suffer from that. As well, the newest memory foam is pretty much all the 'cool gel' so you don't need to worry about it anymore.

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Re: How did you pick your mattress... help a Mustachian pick the right mattress
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2014, 07:10:51 PM »
How did you pick what mattress you have?

Went to Sam's Club.  Grabbed a Queen memory foam matress.  Tossed it in the truck.  Drove home.  Slept like a baby.  Cost: $600

I think this is what we're going to do.

Since Sam's Club has an awesome return policy, which is basically "whatever get it here and we'll return it" we figure it's pretty safe to get since if we hate it, well, we can just return it.

I bought a memory foam pillow the other day and after a few days have fallen in love with it. I hope we both like this mattress as much as I like that pillow? Neither of us has a clue so we figure whatever. We'll learn :)

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Re: How did you pick your mattress... help a Mustachian pick the right mattress
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2014, 07:50:59 PM »
You can do even better at overstock.com. $350, most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on. Still going strong after 4 years.

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Comfort-Dreams-Select-A-Firmness-11-inch-Queen-size-Memory-Foam-Mattress/3158654/product.html?searchidx=0

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Re: How did you pick your mattress... help a Mustachian pick the right mattress
« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2014, 07:05:31 AM »
+1 for Tuft and Needle.  I bought my king bed for $500 ($600 before promotional discounts) and I will probably never buy a mattress from any other company, ever again.

If you like a firm mattress (or feel as though you could get used to one--I did) Tuft and Needle mattresses are simple, inexpensive, durable and comfortable.

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Re: How did you pick your mattress... help a Mustachian pick the right mattress
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2014, 09:23:19 AM »
Another online purveyor of quality mattresses is Keetsa.  Also, DH and I are fine in a full size bed.  I'm sure this wouldn't work for all couples, but it brings down the cost of the mattress, the space it uses in your home, the cost of sheets, etc. 

Keetsa has an added benefit of being more eco-friendly than other brands, if that is of value to you.  We like a firm mattress, so the base model was about $550 or so.  We also use a metal foundation with it rather than a box spring.  (Not the frame you put a box spring on, but a taller metal structure with enough material across the interior of the thing to support a mattress.  Whatever mattress you get, I would suggest a metal foundation rather than a box spring foundation if it works with your bed frame/furniture.  Seems like it will last a lot longer, and is cleaner, you have higher clearance under the bed if you want to use it for storage, and eliminates the need for a bed skirt for us.