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Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« on: May 08, 2017, 05:17:45 PM »
I tried out some memory foam mattresses today. I definitely thought the Temper Pedic Contour was easily the best of all of them. It was the most firm mattress and it was a great feeling gradually sinking into it.

It is also like $3,500 for a queen sized.

Any alternatives? Like, I'm talking about firm as firm can be memory foam. The soft stuff doesn't feel good at all. I've looked at toppers as potentially a good affordable option. As for the other competitors, you'd have to go through the hassle of delivery and trying it out, then shipping it back if it doesn't work out. I probably wouldn't ship it back, so best to get it on the first try.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 07:39:31 PM »
This one has great reviews, and is 8.25% of the price of the Temper Pedic.

http://amzn.to/2qjOHIA

Otherwise this is the one that the Frugalwoods bought and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HD9YYQ/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_2_w
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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 08:46:44 PM »
This one has great reviews, and is 8.25% of the price of the Temper Pedic.

http://amzn.to/2qjOHIA

Otherwise this is the one that the Frugalwoods bought and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HD9YYQ/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_2_w

Thanks for the reply. It actually looks like they bought the 8 inch model. They did an update recently and they still love it.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 09:58:23 PM »
This one has great reviews, and is 8.25% of the price of the Temper Pedic.

http://amzn.to/2qjOHIA

Otherwise this is the one that the Frugalwoods bought and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HD9YYQ/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_2_w

Thanks for the reply. It actually looks like they bought the 8 inch model. They did an update recently and they still love it.

I tried the 8in, and it is Exceptionally Firm. Like, Really REALLY firm.

I like the Leesa, which is much softer and better for me as a curvy side-sleeper. I think the other internet direct-to-consumer mattresses (casper, tuft and needle, etc) are generally supposed to be a bit firmer. The Costco memory foam mattresses are popular around here and supposed to be a good value.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 10:17:08 PM »
http://www.sleeplikethedead.com/

Foam density matters for lifespan, and Wayfair is much easier to shop mattresses on than Amazon as far greater detail on construction is provided.
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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 11:03:15 PM »
I went through this decision process recently and bought  a mattress from Addable.  From the research I did, it seemed to be the highest quality at a low price point (~$500, though I think I found a 5% off coupon somewhere).  I'm happy with it, but not floored with its comfort (it's certainly comfortable and I sleep well, but it's not OMGAMAZING).  I really want to try a Purple mattress but they're twice the cost and I'm not sure if I'd like it.

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 05:26:58 AM »

Thanks for the reply. It actually looks like they bought the 8 inch model. They did an update recently and they still love it.

Oh, that's right.  I had the thicker one bookmarked for myself.  Just to have one a little bit softer.
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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 11:26:52 AM »
I have a Tuft & Needle and can't recommend it enough. Great quality, very comfortable!

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 11:30:51 AM »
We have this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CT37LA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Was ~$500 when we bought it. It's firm... firmer than my wife would like, though.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 03:46:39 PM »

Thanks for the reply. It actually looks like they bought the 8 inch model. They did an update recently and they still love it.

Oh, that's right.  I had the thicker one bookmarked for myself.  Just to have one a little bit softer.

The odd thing about that model is that the thinner ones are rated firmer than the thicker ones. And yet both come in rolled up vacuum packs which gradually expand.

Is the chemistry different for the thinner ones? Or is there simply less material?

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 03:48:23 PM »
This one has great reviews, and is 8.25% of the price of the Temper Pedic.

http://amzn.to/2qjOHIA

Otherwise this is the one that the Frugalwoods bought and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HD9YYQ/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_2_w

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 they bought the 8 inch model. They did an update recently and they still love it.

I tried the 8in, and it is Exceptionally Firm. Like, Really REALLY firm.

I like the Leesa, which is much softer and better for me as a curvy side-sleeper. I think the other internet direct-to-consumer mattresses (casper, tuft and needle, etc) are generally supposed to be a bit firmer. The Costco memory foam mattresses are popular around here and supposed to be a good value.

I'm a back sleeper. And I've spent years sleeping on hard floors just fine, and on futons, all was fine.

What I really liked about the Tempur Pedic Contour was how it was like Silly Puddy. No other mattress was like that. And you gradually would sink into it, though not too much.

And obviously I'm looking for something similar that doesn't cost $3500.

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 09:13:15 PM »

Thanks for the reply. It actually looks like they bought the 8 inch model. They did an update recently and they still love it.

Oh, that's right.  I had the thicker one bookmarked for myself.  Just to have one a little bit softer.

The odd thing about that model is that the thinner ones are rated firmer than the thicker ones. And yet both come in rolled up vacuum packs which gradually expand.

Is the chemistry different for the thinner ones? Or is there simply less material?

I think its less material in the thinner mattresses. Possibly also a different ratio of memory to support foam. I think the 8in has 2 inches of memory foam, and it looks like the 10 in has 2.5 inches of memory foam.

I tried the 8in, and it is Exceptionally Firm. Like, Really REALLY firm.

I like the Leesa, which is much softer and better for me as a curvy side-sleeper. I think the other internet direct-to-consumer mattresses (casper, tuft and needle, etc) are generally supposed to be a bit firmer. The Costco memory foam mattresses are popular around here and supposed to be a good value.

I'm a back sleeper. And I've spent years sleeping on hard floors just fine, and on futons, all was fine.

What I really liked about the Tempur Pedic Contour was how it was like Silly Puddy. No other mattress was like that. And you gradually would sink into it, though not too much.

And obviously I'm looking for something similar that doesn't cost $3500.

I've never experienced a Tempur Pedic mattress, so I can't really speak to that. I can say that the Leesa doesn't have that 'memory foam' feel that other memory foam mattresses have. It feels more like my beloved fake-futon mattress that was a 'hybrid' cotton/coil mattress. The Leesa has more 'spring' or faster rebound than a memory foam mattress, but less than a spring mattress.

I found this mattress review/website helpful when I was shopping around: http://www.mattressnerd.com/leesa-review/

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 06:23:52 AM »

We have ordered memory foam mattresses from Bed in a Box twice.  Our house guests now tend to sleep late. Much less expensive than a Tempur Pedic!  Our king size one is around five years old and we have experienced no sagging.

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 09:34:45 AM »
Sams club (online) seems to have the best prices on memory foam mattresses.
But I want just a foam mattress so I can buy the memory foam topper separately, and replace it separately.


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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
We went with a topper.  Mattress itself is old as sin.  Topper lasts about 4 years I've found (at least the $60 ones at Target).

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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 08:10:29 PM »
Update: bought the IKEA Tussoy topper.

Of all of the ones I've tried, this one comes the closest to the tempur-pedic contour. I still haven't unboxed it, having just got back.

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 04:32:26 PM »
Just ordered this topper from o.co.
https://www.overstock.com/Bedding-Bath/Comfort-Dreams-4-inch-Memory-Foam-Mattress-Topper-with-2-Contour-Pillows/1862343/product.html

$152 shipped for a queen + 2 pillows.  Will hopefully get it Tuesday.

We just moved into an RV and the mattress is too firm for my taste.

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2017, 07:19:17 AM »
Just ordered a 3" Beautyrest memory foam topper for $97, https://www.walmart.com/ip/Beautyrest-Studio-Collection-3-Ultimate-Cooling-Memory-Foam-Mattress-Topper/47310191.

Got back from a work trip where I slept amazingly, the hotel mattress was sooo comfortable (Beautyrest brand). Woke up incredibly stiff and sore being back home. I've been having posture issues and neck/back pain lately, and the dr mentioned it could be my mattress. Can't wait to fix that!

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2017, 02:15:08 PM »
Foam mattresses are full of flame retardants and other chemicals and off-gas for the first several years and are bad for human health. This is especially important for children, pregnant women, or those who are not yet done having their families. I plan to buy a wool mattress when it's time for a new one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/251480212/4-queen-wool-shikibuton-handmade-non?ref=shop_home_active_2

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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2017, 03:07:35 PM »
I purchased a Signature Sleep foam mattress and found it was insanely firm. It hurt my back at night. Ended up buying a $80 high density foam topper and now it's like a cloud. So worth the extra $ to get the topper.

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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2017, 07:08:44 PM »
This one has great reviews, and is 8.25% of the price of the Temper Pedic.

http://amzn.to/2qjOHIA

Otherwise this is the one that the Frugalwoods bought and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HD9YYQ/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_2_w

My wife and I bought this exact model in January of 2016. It gets an endorsement from both of us, I am a back sleeper and she is a side sleeper. Holding up great so far, too.

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2017, 12:55:38 AM »
I have an environmentally friendly alternative that is sustainable and takes forever to wear out. There is a company that makes organic latex bedding and is free of all of the chemicals that conventional bedding has. The beds are expensive, a bit more than you have quoted here but, to start with you can try one of their bed toppers called La Noodle - no laughs. It is the best purchase we have ever made in our lives. We are now in our 50's and no matter how well you take care of yourself, at this age, age period begins to creep in with aches and pains that like to kick in when you sleep. This topper we bought is fantastic and it is the first time I have been able to sleep in almost any position, all through the night, pain free. I hate to get out of bed In the morning it is that comfortable. The company is called Cozy Pure - https://www.cozypure.com/mattress-pads-and-toppers/lanoodle-cozy-top-latex-topper?zenid=971b0c6e2795de13082ca203aef4b970. This is the link to the pad. After trying the pad, we went back and bought a bed and together they are an absolute dream. Now, the bed because it's a lot of latex, will need to air out for a few weeks but after that is fine. These beds do not need box springs so there is some savings there as you will have no need to replace that portion in 20 years. You may need to buy one of the bed frames to hold the mattress but they are reasonably priced and the products are very high quality.

I recommend starting with the pad just to test out the product and company. Also do your research on the chemicals in conventional bedding that off gas for years, not good.

Good luck!

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Re: Memory Foam Mattress, easy on the wallet
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2017, 05:10:57 AM »
+1 for Bed in a Box.  Although they really do mean a box which weighs a ton and is no a one-person job for getting it from front door to the bed (just guess how I learned that one :p )  But once it's set up...it's amazing.

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2017, 08:36:59 PM »
We bought the Arctic Dreams one in April, and so far both I and my very hot-natured husband love it. It's probably softer than the OP would like, but it gives plenty of support on our platforom bed and costs only $250 for a queen: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013L4ZWWW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


ETA we got the 10 inch.

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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2017, 10:39:40 PM »
I know what you mean about the tempur. It's in a different class. Other so called memory foam is not even close to that comfort level. But from my friends who have them I learned that you get used to it in a little while and then you are absolutely unable to sleep comfortably anywhere else.