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Started by mazylou on 07-Aug-2017 11:46:18
Mattresses: tell all.

We've got a Warren Evans mattress that's showing signs of its considerable age. Looking for a replacement, but assuming that Mattress Technology has moved on. There are online places that say they will send you mattresses on approval, but realistically - does that work? Are we better off going and lolling around on beds in person? Thanks in advance.

Flicker - 07 Aug 2017 11:57:41 (#1 of 78)

I have an Eve mattress which suits me fine. They give you 100 days to decide and, if you don't like it, they will collect it and refund you. I'm thinking of replacing it with a king size bed at some point and may try a Simba which I think get the best reviews. I like the 'one size fits all' aspect because I find decision making agonising.

Dayraven - 07 Aug 2017 12:04:57 (#2 of 78)

"Give memory foam a go" is about the sum total of my wisdom on the subject.

mazylou - 07 Aug 2017 12:38:20 (#3 of 78)

Thank you both - we've tried memory foam, and as women of a certain age... we found it not so comfortable.

Bonusy - 07 Aug 2017 12:45:57 (#4 of 78)

There are online places that say they will send you mattresses on approval, but realistically - does that work?

Yes, but I'd expect it to be memory foam only - they can vac pack them for a massive reduction in size, can't see that working for springs.

Note though, that there is memory foam and there is memory foam. You have a large foam base, and varying thicknesses of actual memory foam on top, with more being better (for most people), so it might be worth looking again at what you have previously tried in case it was a low-end mattress.

Flicker - 07 Aug 2017 13:07:03 (#5 of 78)

there is memory foam and there is memory foam.

Yes, absolutely. The memory foam mattress I have now is nothing much like the one I had 10 years ago. I was quite against memory foam based on that experience, actually. Glad I gave the new ones a try.

tasselhoff - 07 Aug 2017 13:12:48 (#6 of 78)

We bought a couple of beds and mattresses recently. One's a foam jobbie and it's all right. But the springy one is far better. Can't remember the name though.

dead helpful, me

carterbrandon - 07 Aug 2017 13:36:11 (#7 of 78)

Just using a Tempur fixed my bad back and MrsB's dodgy knee. Strange heat properties though, but I understand that's fixed in newer models. Also different tactile and acoustic properties during, erm, activity.

Avonlea - 07 Aug 2017 17:50:47 (#8 of 78)

We are planning a bed purchase soon and I think we'll buy one of the Hypnos ones that Premier Inn use. We've stayed in one in the past month and slept well, in between toddler-related interruptions.

Avonlea - 07 Aug 2017 17:51:26 (#9 of 78)

Flicker - 07 Aug 2017 18:35:28 (#10 of 78)

I am a fan of Premier Inn beds. IBIS, too. I ordered their pillow from France.

Bonusy - 07 Aug 2017 18:44:27 (#11 of 78)

Sweet Home are worth a look for their reviews, here's their memory foam one:

We bought a Leesa one for the son, seems pretty good (though very thick). Not cheap, but his autyness means he can wake easily around dawn but doesn't go back to sleep and comes and wakes me up, so we wanted something which help prolong the sleepyness as much as possible (if that makes sense).

Jonked - 07 Aug 2017 19:22:24 (#12 of 78)

I have a cheapish memory foam mattress and it's fantastic, comfort-wise, but it is too hot sometimes. If I was buying a mattress again I'd go for one of the combination ones, springs beneath and a layer of foam on the top.

flowbagging - 07 Aug 2017 20:04:50 (#13 of 78)

can't see that working for springs.

It works for pocket springs, I was surprised.

Verdigris - 07 Aug 2017 20:24:44 (#14 of 78)

Yes, but I'd expect it to be memory foam only - they can vac pack them for a massive reduction in size, can't see that working for springs.

I have a pocket spring mattress with a memory foam top. It can in a little(ish) box, with wheels, and grew to full size in a day, or so, after being released from its vacuum pack.

Yo need fewer togs on top of you with memory foam. I find a summer weight (9TOG, I think) down duvet is good for all year. Just a sheet on the few days when it is really hot.

Catspyjamas17 - 07 Aug 2017 21:01:06 (#15 of 78)

Pocket sprung with a memory foam top is a good choice, according to beds I tested recently

In a shop!

Good grief.

grenadiglia - 07 Aug 2017 21:59:31 (#16 of 78)

We have a pocket-sprung/memory foam top mattress in one room and (despite being long past That Age) I find it much too hot and sweaty, even in the winter. The other, very comfortable mattress is just a bog-standard middle-of-the-range sprung job, lolled around on at the local shop. The expensive ones didn't seem noticeably better. I'd recommend going and lolling around.

AlanII - 07 Aug 2017 22:01:12 (#17 of 78)

I'm totally unconvinced by all the technology. It's all a try it and see gig as far as I can see.

Intowntonight - 07 Aug 2017 22:08:02 (#18 of 78)

I bought a memory foam top (note - if it is thick and sits on top of your mattress, your sheets may not always fit).

Like Grenad, I found it hot and sweaty: it now sits in the garage, and will end up in a Charity shop if they will take it.

I think "Which" are doing a report in a month or so on mattress's: will report back

foxybrown - 07 Aug 2017 22:09:33 (#19 of 78)

I read the title as Mistresses:tell all

grenadiglia - 07 Aug 2017 22:20:22 (#20 of 78)

Ours isn't a separate top, it's part of the mattress. The other thing about that type is that you can't turn the mattress - I mean, you can turn it around so that the head is at the foot, but you can't turn it properly, upside down. I don't know why I care about this, but I do. It feels wrong.

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