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Hey FCD how do you know what mattress you need?

mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 17,619 ✭✭✭✭
Short of taking them home for 30 days or whatever how can you tell if you need a firm or soft matteress?
Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!

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  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,365 ✭✭✭✭
    Get a Sleep Number air bed and you can set the firmness to whatever you like best.
     :)  B)
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
  • Smitty500magSmitty500mag Member Posts: 12,896 ✭✭✭✭
    While you're in the store climb up on the bed they have on display and jump up and down on it for a few minutes. Even better if you can get the wife to jump with you at the same time. If it doesn't bounce you up near the ceiling then move over to another display until you find the most bouncy one in the store. That's always worked for me. The bouncier the better. 


  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 31,021 ✭✭✭✭
    While you're in the store climb up on the bed they have on display and jump up and down on it for a few minutes. Even better if you can get the wife to jump with you at the same time. If it doesn't bounce you up near the ceiling then move over to another display until you find the most bouncy one in the store. That's always worked for me. The bouncier the better. 



    And just how many offspring did all of that bouncing cause????? :D<3:p
  • Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 10,900 ✭✭✭✭
    Ditto the Sleep Number. Just set it to anything from "cloud" to "morgue" at will. Back sleeper? Firmer. Side sleeper? Softer.
    Hint: get the adjustable base and when you get into bed, set it to "ZeroG" for a few minutes. Before long, you'll be nodding off. Just push the Favorites button and it'll change to your pre-set position and firmness. (Ours is head very slightly up and setting 40.) ZZZzzzzzzz
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  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 14,693 ✭✭✭
    Sure Smitty500mag , I did that a couple of years ago and it cost me $1K for a lawyer, a big fine, and 90 days home detention.
    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 17,619 ✭✭✭✭
    I thought the Sleep Number was reviewed as just a high dollar adjustable fill air mattress? I bought as Serta Posturpedic Premium last time and it sucks has a dent where I sleep and I only weigh 180.
    Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,365 ✭✭✭✭
    mogley98 said:
    I thought the Sleep Number was reviewed as just a high dollar adjustable fill air mattress? I bought as Serta Posturpedic Premium last time and it sucks has a dent where I sleep and I only weigh 180.
    The wife convinced me into buying a high dollar 'quality' mattress that within a short time had ruts where each of us slept.  Biggest rip off ever and now they way they are made, can't flip them over either........only turn end for end.
    Sleep Number beds are great!  Don't believe what you are told..... simply visit a store and check them out.  And also check their 30 day return policy.
    Regular mattresses have a return policy too .... PROVIDED you spend $100 for a special cover (non refundable) and then ONLY if you get a different mattress from them....but only ONCE!   It's a rip off!
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
  • Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 10,900 ✭✭✭✭
    One might review a Kimber as just a high dollar GI .45 pistol. It'd be exactly as truthful.
    I may be a bit crazy - but I didn't drive myself.
  • Toolman286Toolman286 Member Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭
    Google Somma waterbed, which is a generic term. It's a series of 6" dia tubes of water that run head to toe in a soft foam, fabric covered box that looks like a mattress. Depending on how much water you put in each tube, you can have a different firmness on your side then your wife's. And you don't get bounced awake when your wife turns over.  We bought ours on-line & it was less then a regular mattress & much less then the sleep#.
  • Flying Clay DiskFlying Clay Disk Member Posts: 34,949 ✭✭✭✭
    We just looked around and tried a bunch of them, honestly.  It takes a while.  I had always been under the impression a very firm mattress was the way to go for a bad lower back.  However, I've found that a softer, but higher quality mattress is even better (and it's also a lot easier on my shoulders and neck).
    One way to tell is to spend a few bucks and go stay at a Westin hotel.  They have this bed called the Heavenly Bed, and it's unreal.  If you don't sleep well in that bed, then you need a harder mattress.  The mattresses aren't soft, they're really solid, but also supportive.  If it works, then go find a mattress like that (you can even buy one of their beds if you like).
    The one thing I learned, more than anything else, is you can't cheap out on a bed.  A good bed is going to be expensive no matter how you slice it.  Our current bed was around $2k, and it's great.
    Regarding the sleep number beds...I went and tried them.  They're 'okay', but even the top of the line ones still feel like you're sleeping on an air mattress.  I don't like that hollow feeling underneath me, so I just couldn't do the sleep number bed thing.
    With our current bed my wife could do a swan dive onto her side of the bed and I'd never even know; it's that solid.
  • jimdeerejimdeere Member Posts: 20,138 ✭✭✭✭
    A lot of us are just a few generations from sleeping on a pallet on the floor.
  • Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 10,900 ✭✭✭✭
    Just go ahead and get something cheap. It's not like you spend a third of your life on one.

    Oh...wait.
    I may be a bit crazy - but I didn't drive myself.
  • bambihunterbambihunter Member Posts: 10,431 ✭✭✭
    We have had a Temperpedic/Posturpedic for the past 8-9 years. Up until the last 6 months or so it has been very comfortable. But, it is starting to break down and sag some now. We use it with a tilting base for both head and feet. I think that increases the wear speed. When I went from a box spring and pillow top mattress it was great. But, the part about not waking the other up if you toss and turn is true. But also, for the same reason it isn't the best for "gettin' busy".
    We tried sleep number for a week and took it back. Just never liked the way it felt. Perhaps if we had it longer it might have grown on us.
    Our next mattress will probably be another Temperpedic. But, my wife's sister and her husband bought a "purple mattress" a few years ago and they like it better than ours (which they previously had the same model). Allegedly it is more rebound to it helping the 'busy' aspect. o:)
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  • Butchdog2Butchdog2 Member Posts: 1,098 ✭✭✭
    It has been said two things in life are most important, one is a good bed and other is a good pair of shoes/boots.
    Everything else is trivial.
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