The Great "New Mattress" Debate

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I have been sleeping on a half Queen sized topper (Nikken, full of magnets) on a mattress I got from my old place for over 2 years now. Recently I bought some really expensive Eucalyptus sheets from Sheets and Giggles and took the topper off to put them on so they would fit. It was then I realized...my mattress was shot to hell.

So, I'm in the market for a nice new mattress and will fork out for a new one. A more expensive one. So, I have read about Temperpedic, Purple, Sealy etc but have no knowledge of the relative comfort they will bring.

Any recommendations?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    It's a big decision - maybe you should sleep on it.








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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Stay away from Sterns and Foster they don't last long ! Your back will be begin to bother you are a few months with one of them. Wonder how a Sleep Number bed is they have been advertising for awhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Our neighbors tried 3 different mattresses before settling on one. The competition on the high end mattresses is so tough they often have a 100 day return policy or such.


    I think she ended up with the sleep number bed but she was furious to learn that a 'try it for 100 days' means you HAVE to keep it for 100 days before you can return it.



    I buoght a commercial brand version of temperpedic used in luxury hotels - was recommended by a friend who is a furniture dealer and have been very happy with it for 3 years now. It's the same 5 lb density of tempurpedic but was 3k instead of 5k or something like that. I've been curious about the Purple mattress....be sure to give us a review after you buy one
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    We replaced our mattress about two years ago. We went back to an expensive Beautyrest Black coil mattress. It cost $$$$$$. Within two weeks, I could barely get out of bed due to back pain.

    I took the mattress behind the wood shed and put two bullets in its chest and one in the head.

    I had a Purple mattress delivered (for a fraction of the cost) and have slept blissfully every since. Thus, my advice is to try a Purple mattress (they have a 100 night trial) first.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      I have been sleeping on a half Queen sized topper (Nikken, full of magnets) on a mattress I got from my old place for over 2 years now. Recently I bought some really expensive Eucalyptus sheets from Sheets and Giggles and took the topper off to put them on so they would fit. It was then I realized...my mattress was shot to hell.

      So, I'm in the market for a nice new mattress and will fork out for a new one. A more expensive one. So, I have read about Temperpedic, Purple, Sealy etc but have no knowledge of the relative comfort they will bring.

      Any recommendations?
      I hear the purple isn't for people who sleep hot.
      I've heard that about all of the cushion-type mattresses.



      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      We replaced our mattress about two years ago. We went back to an expensive Beautyrest Black coil mattress. It cost $$$$$$. Within two weeks, I could barely get out of bed due to back pain.

      I took the mattress behind the wood shed and put two bullets in its chest and one in the head.

      I had a Purple mattress delivered (for a fraction of the cost) and have slept blissfully every since. Thus, my advice is to try a Purple mattress (they have a 100 night trial) first.
      literally, everything has changed over the last ten or fifteen years when it comes to manufacturing and selling mattresses. It's bullshit. More scam than not.

      I've spent big money with multiple brands finding the same results.

      I gave up and paid a mattress manufacturer to make me a custom dual-sided California King. So far so good.

      Also, IMHO, Sealy and the Posturepedic line is as scammy as it gets,
      those beds regardless of the price and name are not designed to help people with back problems.

      It's just slick marketing combined with predatory sales tactics.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

        I hear the purple isn't for people who sleep hot.
        I've heard that about all of the cushion-type mattresses.
        I heard this, too. I bought a cooling mattress cover and haven't had a problem. Your mileage, however, may vary.
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  • Gonna query my mattress rn, see what she thinks.

    tbh I been too busy with DECOR stuffs -- like do my pillowcases match my Vesuvian kitchen?

    An' why I *sob* slippin' plural pillowcases out when I am here on my lonesum c/o yanno?

    All I know is, the furnichah don't evah adjust too good too whatevah shape you at.

    Which is why intrinsic bendiness pays dividends.

    I ain't bein' filth here; it is troo.

    Gotta tellya, whenevah you snooze out on a yogah mat, don't mattah how accommodatin' the sales guys say it is, you get up offah the floor like you been trampled by the Buddha hisself in a momentary rage.

    You can kinda stay in the here & now on a momentary (yogah mat enhanced) surface, but parta that is the conscious positionin' of your whatevah.

    Conversely, sleepin' got a softer exterior, but you ain't got no clue what is gowin' on.

    What does this tell us?


    You Will Stop By Soon At 3pm

    And Lick My Hair, O Princess?


    Unlikely.

    Jus' to say, the flexibility of things ain't nuthin' compared to the flexibility of hoomans.

    Dunno, I'm a yogah gal.

    Prolly I would say that.

    & so I did!
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  • Profile picture of the author dabbu347
    Well it's brand "Wakefit" in India which is having large number of digital ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Mark, I lied to you. It had been awhile since I bought my mattress and I remember it came down to two different brands. I decided to try the cheaper one first and that's the one I stayed with.

    The two it came down to were Purple and Nectar. I have a Nectar mattress.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Mark, I lied to you. It had been awhile since I bought my mattress and I remember it came down to two different brands. I decided to try the cheaper one first and that's the one I stayed with.

      The two it came down to were Purple and Nectar. I have a Nectar mattress.
      I am of course appalled but not bought yet . I admit I am vying on the side of the Puffy, more expensive but reviews seem to put it at number one at the moment. Nectar had delivery times and customer service issues, not to mention build quality, but glad to hear you are pleased with yours and it's performing well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Strange stuff....




    Had never heard of 'puffy' so looked it up and read through the site. Then moved on - that was last night....


    Within TWO HOURS of visiting the site ....I got an email from service@paypal.com offering me $50 off if I buy a Puffy with paypal.


    I'm a contrary sort of person (I'm sure no one here has guessed that) - and I don't like that sort of 'maneuvering'/advertising. It's the first time I've seen an ad from paypal after only visiting a site....how does that work when I did not enter any info on that site?


    Edit: Found the answer - it's paypal 'digital advertising alliance' - that allows companies to send alerts to the paypal address as a 'personalized' ad. Had not seen it before but my paypal acct listed 139 companies with the 'ability' to send such ads to me....Running the 'opt out' worked for only 39 of them.....interesting
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Strange stuff....




      Had never heard of 'puffy' so looked it up and read through the site. Then moved on - that was last night....


      Within TWO HOURS of visiting the site ....I got an email from service@paypal.com offering me $50 off if I buy a Puffy with paypal.


      I'm a contrary sort of person (I'm sure no one here has guessed that) - and I don't like that sort of 'maneuvering'/advertising. It's the first time I've seen an ad from paypal after only visiting a site....how does that work when I did not enter any info on that site?


      Edit: Found the answer - it's paypal 'digital advertising alliance' - that allows companies to send alerts to the paypal address as a 'personalized' ad. Had not seen it before but my paypal acct listed 139 companies with the 'ability' to send such ads to me....Running the 'opt out' worked for only 39 of them.....interesting
      Yes, I got that email from Paypal too, Still, 50 bucks off is not to be sniffed at and I get ad tracking all the time thanks to cookies.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Yes, I got that email from Paypal too, Still, 50 bucks off is not to be sniffed at and I get ad tracking all the time thanks to cookies.
        You can get 5% cash back on Nectar through Rakuten. I checked, but they don't have a Puffy offer.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          You can get 5% cash back on Nectar through Rakuten. I checked, but they don't have a Puffy offer.
          Yes I did look there first,
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Ok, ordered the Puffy Lux, got 50 bucks off via Paypal and should get some cash back on my credit card. Hopefully I will shortly be having a good nights sleep and less back pain.

    Just think of the electronics I could have bought with that money. Sigh.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post


      Just think of the electronics I could have bought with that money. Sigh.
      You could've bought a Sleep Number Bed and gotten both (along with a mortgage to finance the purchase)...
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        You could've bought a Sleep Number Bed and gotten both (along with a mortgage to finance the purchase)...
        I have an old mattress to haul away, free, if your interested.

        Let's hope Joe finances the purchase.

        Given that you had 1,500 to spend on electronics, what would be your current single or multipule choice of items?
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          I have an old mattress to haul away, free, if your interested.

          Let's hope Joe finances the purchase.

          Given that you had 1,500 to spend on electronics, what would be your current single or multipule choice of items?
          $1,500? That doesn't get me a good short throw 4k projector, so I'd probably spec out and build a NAS Plex server. If I had a few hundred left, I'd probably upgrade my turntable.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            $1,500? That doesn't get me a good short throw 4k projector, so I'd probably spec out and build a NAS Plex server. If I had a few hundred left, I'd probably upgrade my turntable.
            You have a turntable? Is that to play your old 78's

            You might enjoy this old sketch.

            https://youtu.be/OXDK3x5lAYI
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