How should/can I choose the right bed mattress type?
I bought a Memory foam mattress and a year later it still gives me a
stiff back every morning
I normally get up early because of it!
I do not mind buying another type of mattress but a few minutes trying
one in a shop will not really tell me much will it?
I've never found the answer either, having bought a number of beds and
mattresses over the past 40-odd years.
We find our memory foam (Which best buy, forget the make ATM) a
significant improvement over a relatively expensive pocketed spring,
although it's not perfect. I often sleep better in hotels (on business)
than at home; not necessarily after a large well lubricated meal.
Possibly not having to share?
We have for various reasons needed to visit and re-visit buying
mattresses over the past ten years or so.
We decided against memory foam largely on the basis of them being too
warm - at least in summer.
Ended up every time with one or other Millbrook product with pocket
springs. The only relative disappointment was a non-turn mattress - a
silly idea which seemed to have been designed either to save materials
(only putting full padding on one side of the mattress) or to address
the difficulty of turning a full king-size mattress on your own. Even
that was very comfortable.
But absolutely agreed - it is impossible in the shop. All you can do is
lie as long as possible and try to think yourself into a night on it.
We only have sprung slat bases - not interior sprung so the mattress has
to provide virtually all the comfort.
Ikea has a 6-month scheme under which you can return a matress if it doesn't
suit you. The matress has to be clean, so I bought Ikea's waterproof cover
as well, and undamaged.
Ikea's mattresses aren't the same sizes as 'ours', so it's worth checking
the site for sizes and terms.
Having used hotel standard pocket sprung mattresses for many years we
looked around for something slightly less firm last year. From
recommendations we bought Ikea's pocket sprung with integrated memory
foam top. It is very, very good. I have an iffy back, hence the
previous really firm mattresses but have no problems with this
mattress. I consider it to be a very sound investment.
You forgot to state whether you're a six foot bloke weighing 22 stone,
or a 5 foot woman weighing seven stone.
What suits one person doesn't suit another.
Of course, if you're a 6 ft 22 stone bloke married to a 5 ft 7 stone
woman (or vice versa)...
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