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General Question about Mattresses.............
January 29, 2007
8:06 pm
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Sleep Number or Thermapedic?

I know that this question has nothing to do with what most of us talk about.....but currently my fiancee and I share a thick 14" double-sized mattress. When I am alone - it works just fine - but he is rather a large fellow - and the mattress kind of sinks in the middle when we sleep together.

I am starting to get dark circles under my eyes because I am not getting the proper sleep.

We were thinking about investing in either a "Sleep Number" bed - or the "Thermopedic" or "Temporpedic" kind....you know - like in the commercials where someone jumps up and down on the bed and the glass of wine doesn't spill?

Then, I also heard of a "Four Seasons" mattress that folks can purchase - just like in the hotel chain. Dunno. Any thoughts or comments?

Fiancee is out of town this week - so I know that I will be able to get some sound sleep....all sprawled out taking up both sides of the bed 🙂 But when he returns....we really do need to make a decision on a new bed. Thanks!!!!

January 29, 2007
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TruthB,

If he's a big guy, you need to at least get a queen sized bed. Two people in a double bed is like each person sleeping in a baby bed. No wonder you can't sleep.

Go to the mattress stores and lay down on the different types of mattresses. I've never tried the above brands, but I've heard that they are pricey. Personally, I just like a real firm mattress.

January 29, 2007
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Oh God I hate that.

My fiancee had a giant dog that she insisted sleep with us--did the same thing.

I think you really need to lay on the mattress to test it--with both of you on it. Dont even think of going smaller than queen. Split box springs are great btw.

I think you get a trial with the sleep number, don't you? Maybe with the other bed, too? You could try them both, then decide.

I found at sleep country they often have matresses that have slight "imperfections"--like having been scuffed while dragged on the showroom floor--that can really take a hefty amount off the price of an otherwise excellent mattress.

January 30, 2007
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I couldnt sleep in a double size mattress by myself and I am not a large woman. It just doesnt feel right.

I sleep in a king size matter all by myself..Its the best investment one can ever make.

We spend 8 hours or more in bed..why not buy the best?

Take care

 

 

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January 30, 2007
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test out the beds, and go for a king size, thats what we have, and we are both average size people.....but there is sooooooo much room to toss and turn and sprawl out.....give all your mattresses a test then decide.

January 30, 2007
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I have a king size sleep number bed.

It's ok...it's the first generation and I had to buy a new pump cuz the other was leaking...but I got it at a discount cuz of the warranty.

I find it takes a while to adjust to your sleep number. And the first generation ones tend to "creak" when you roll around...that's cuz the foundation is made of plastic parts you assemble at the house.

When I moved, it was glorious cuz it was easy to disassemble and move.

I have heard that tempurpedic is "warm" and is tough on those that sweat easily at night. I hear they are comfortable. My other friend said they love their latex mattress and I found a stearns and foster mattress with a latex layer that seemed more comfortable than the tempurpedic one I tried in the showroom.

I agree with everyone else - go try it out...both of you together...go bigger...as big as you can fit and afford....and don't be afraid to roll around and get comfy and lay in the position you sleep in.

Oh, one thing I hate about the sleep number....the ex bf used to let most of the air out of his...he slept in the "hollow"...and when I would roll over towards him, I would roll DOWNHILL into/onto him...and making love was a little challenging, we'd have to add air to his in order to have both sides equal, otherwise, it required a balancing act. I have found with the sleep number bed that if I put his lower, and mine higher...when my back is bothering me....sleeping ACROSS the bed is more comfortable with two zones...just weird I guess.

I spent three years sleeping on an Aerobed - travel air bed....it was WONDERFUL...only complaint was on cold floors I had to insulate under me so I didn't feel the cold. I had a first generation and had NO air leaks ever. My cats, kids and evening romping didn't make it leak either. But once it did get a small leak, I got a new one and it didn't seem to hold air as well...replaced it and the newer one did the same.

January 30, 2007
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Thank you all for the wonderful responses. Yes, you are right - we have to go larger than a double. When we sleep in hotels with a king-sized bed - it's great!!!

We will just have to shop around.

Worried Dad - I never heard of split box springs....thanks for the tip. My current bed was one of those that you talked about that had a scuff mark or two and I got a terrific deal on it.

Anyways - thanks again folks!!!!

January 30, 2007
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WE own a sleep number bed here--the 7000 model in a king. We don't have any complaints, plus my husband manages one of the select comfort stores who is the maker of the sleep number beds!

Anyway, what he has told me about the competition - temp. beds is that eventually the foam forms to your body. It wears down and after time, their is an actual imprint of our body where you have slept. That's what he had heard from others who have owned and slept on them.

Hoping I am not too biased here! Wendy

January 30, 2007
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Wendy,

Not baised at all. Thanks for sharing!

Hell, I guess that anything is better than a waterbed....remember those?

Gosh.....NOT something that you would ever want to sleep on when having just a tad too much to drink.

My girlfriend had to have a real "knock down - shake out" (as we say in the south) in getting her husband to FINALLY get rid ot his waterbed that he had since college!!!!

Guess mattress's have come a long way from THAT haven't they?

January 31, 2007
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there are soft sided waterbeds, looking just like a real mattress, with chambers you fill.

but if you are going to go that route, just go with sleep number. it's lighter and you can adjust as needed, without disassembling and letting water out.

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