When is it time to get a new mattress?

It’s two in the morning again… And here I am tapping away on my iPad …! Why can’t I sleep??? Toss turn…toss turn!

I need a new mattress. How do I know? The sag in the bag is as deep as I want it to be. I’ve flipped the pad, turned the tide, still can’t find a spot on the old double-wide that doesn’t have a lump. I think it’s time.

But what kind is best? Tempura pedic? Too hot? Too cold? They say it has a rubbery smell.” But surely that must dissipate after a while.

Then there is the  sleep number-type…full of hot air that you regulate with a remote… Hard-soft or anywhere in between

Any other type you could recommend? Have we been through this before? I feel like it is all part of a déjà vu bad dream…Ah, to sleep! To dream! now that wold be something.

Please tell me what type of mattress you use…. Sleepys is having a big sale. February is mattress month…. And time is running out!  Help!!!

Ok…it’s now 2:30 am   …. trying again. Lights out!

 

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kathy
kathy
9 years ago

Bob and I have had a sleep number bed for about a dozen years…is still working for us. You can reset the number (degree of soft/hard) any time you want to. Because it’s full of air, the mattress is light weight compared to many other mattresses. The pump, wire and tubes fit under the bed and you do need an outlet nearby. It comes in pieces that you put together…you may need help doing that…or the store might have people that do it for a fee. When we moved, it was much easier than a regular mattress and box spring.

Daughter Kerry has one of the foam/temurpedic mattresses. She loves it, but they can be quite heavy to lift.

Have fun looking. “They” say you should lie on the mattess in the store for at least 10 minutes to really feel if it works for you.

sweet dreams!

Chap
Chap
9 years ago

Thanks Kathy. I slept on a sleep number bed a year or so ago, and still remember it was one of the best nights of sleep I’ve ever had! I’m heading to the store! to test.

Bed Bug
Bed Bug
9 years ago

I would stay away from “pillow top” mattresses – because of the pillow top, you cannot flip and they wear out sooner…

The “sleep” industry is making millions off of mid-age non-sleepers…. go out to consumer reports — and other sources like that — look for the best bed for the buck (which isn’t necessarily the most expensive)…

Sweet dreams, cuz… xxoo

Bubbles
Bubbles
9 years ago

You’ll be sleeping on a sealy pillow top when you visit …New ! I like it a lot…..Heard good things about sleep number. Had full size for two people.. awful ! But two other family members have the queen and love it…. my two cents worth.

Daffyhill
Daffyhill
9 years ago

The two boys and I have Sterns and Fosters…very comfortable but pricey….if you buy a cheap mattress you are throwing your money away. I bought 5 twins at one time, 500 a piece and they aren’t all that comfortable.
They are guest beds and some guests have thought they were just fine but I find them hard. Its a long term commitment so take your time deciding and ask what the return policy is!

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Daffyhill
9 years ago

Well… if they are only guest beds that you purchased, and someone sleeps on it only one night once in a while… inexpensive is a fine idea. If you had a permanent guest… I can see spending oodles for comfort.