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Old 06-12-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi razzle51,

I was just in the same spot of considering a new bed (mattress, specifically as I have a new box springs, but OLD mattress).

My mattress seems very comfortable to me but when I woke not long ago with very significant hip pain, (which I did NOT have when I went to bed), it took weeks for me to finally think that my OLD mattress could be at least partly to blame.

OK, after MUCH research, I finally decided upon a hybrid mattress. It has the traditional springs but above the springs it is also covered in a combination gel foam. The gel provides a cooling effect and prevents the warmth one gets from just the foam. I tend to get hot while sleeping so this was a tipping point for me to choose this type.

I postponed delivery so I am not yet sleeping on it. It will be delivered in the next few weeks. I will let you know how it is after I have slept on it.

I spent several HOURS in the mattress store, trying all kinds of mattresses. Some felt great BUT the salesperson said, try the ones I felt best for me, longer, not just a few minutes.

I began with what I thought was my favorite of the 3 that I had narrowed as my choices. The first few minutes were fine but as I laid there longer, I began to feel warmer. The mattress seemed to be throwing my own body heat back at me and this was a traditional mattress. The one I finally selected actually felt better and better the longer I laid there.

I would suggest that you try the same, stay on them for at least 15-20 minutes when you narrow your selection down a bit. I brought my own pillow from home and laid there like I was actually there to spend the night.

I just hope I am as satisfied with it once it is delivered. Wishing you the best in your quest.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:20 AM   #3
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Hi Razzle and Hopeless,

It's quite a job to find a comfortable mattress.

Congrats, Hopeless, on spending so much time on thoughtfully picking out a mattress.

I have spent a lot of time and money on mattresses of all types. I do not like spending the money, yet I have to be comfortable and I need to sleep as well as possible. I have definitely learned I get what I pay for. So many mattresses sold out there break down quickly. I have found, for the most part, I am very disappointed in most standard mattresses these days.

The review Hopeless wrote is great! Great suggestions!
Many of the foam mattresses do hold heat, in my opinion. I have bought two in the past and I was very sorry I had done so. Sales people will adamantly tell me their foam mattresses were designed to not hold heat; however, I have found they do hold heat. Lots of heat.

Many people write about enjoying a spring mattress with a gel or foam top -- or a separately purchased topper. I have seen this, repeatedly, on arthritis forums, etc. The hybrid type of combination seems to make people very happy.

I have had my best luck with mattresses which hold air.
I have had 2 Comfortaire mattresses I enjoy and I do recommend people take a look at Comfortaire. I have no stress points on my body when I sleep. The mattress firmness level is adjustable and can be changed. So very comfortable! If I spend the night on a different mattress, I am immediately paying a price. My guests sleep on a Comfortaire and often rave about the comfort level. (When looking at beds/mattresses online, wait for some of the large sales if you can do so. These sales come and go. It's possible to get incredible savings by watching for the sales.)

Many companies offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

We are all different in our preferences.

I wish you the best in your quest for a suitable, comfortable mattress.

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An acquaintance swears by her AIR mattress. She has had back surgeries and said she can't sleep on anything BUT her air mattress.

Great suggestion as a possibility for razzle.
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