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    Default Weekend type thread - What is the best mattress?


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    Buying a new mattress to replace the old bed of nails and aghast at the choice out there. After lots of Googling & Youtube I've only learn't two things, (i) Web based suppliers (Simba etc) like memory foam (or cheaper version) & small springs as they roll better for posting, and (ii) you need to lay on a few for 20-30 minutes each to find the best.

    But, narrowing the immense field, which ones are the good ones, the mattresses worthy of investing an afternoon of lying down on? Not convinced on memory foam as in their early days they were far too warm to spend the night on, also I like a firm bed.

    Infact, the best, most comfy mattress I've ever owned was an Exped Synmat 7 and that was a camping mattress :/

    If I get one good steer I'll be amazed, but grateful

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    Default Re: Weekend type thread - What is the best mattress?

    In Aylesbury we found a place that let us try at home for a month. We disliked 2 and kept the 3rd

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    We buy mattresses* from https://johnryanbydesign.co.uk/

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    Default Re: Weekend type thread - What is the best mattress?

    Conventional wisdom has it (or used to), that a firm mattress is best. However, the most comfortable one I've ever slept on was feather.

    We had bought a firm mattress, but found a really good bargain duck feather & down 'topper'. It's great! Albeit a tad insulating.

    But the bed is a package. We have a Baavet, and each have our own pillows. I have Hypnos sprung (literally - 40 pocket springs) pillows.

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    FWIW I go as good as I can afford with pocket sprung. Not too much padding or toppers. Firm or extra firm. Essential to go to a shop where you can try them IMO.

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    I wouldn’t look anywhere else than internet “bed in a box” these days tbh. Lots do “don’t like it, return it”, they are much less “warm” than they used to be and plenty firm enough. The trouble with shops is that the model for bed/mattress shops is a small number of companies working off massive margins because they only make a few sales. That’s why they always have “sales” on. Just go straight to the internet and cut that BS out

    Last but one mattress was a foam job bought from a shop for $2500. It was good but didn’t last. This one is a foam job bought from the internet for $1000. It’s better in every respect. Comfort out of the box, temperature, quality of construction (visually), and as it has a 10yr guarantee it will last better too I’m guessing

    Ours is from here:
    www.ecosa.com.au
    which is obviously of limited use to you

    But plenty of UK options. The “Emma” brand seems to get very good reviews

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    As Iím sure you are aware , when it comes to shoes chairs & beds you should get the best that your money allows as if you are not in one you are in the other !
    We have a Tempur mattress & absolutely love it !
    It takes some initial getting used to but now I canít stay anywhere that has inferior mattresses !
    We got the California king which is huge but Iím 6í2 & my wife is 6í so a big long & wide a bed as we could find was needed
    They come in different levels of softness so itís worth popping down to a showroom & giving them a brief test run , also their pillows have changed my life so grab a couple of them too
    Happy hunting


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    Default Re: Weekend type thread - What is the best mattress?

    Sealy Posturepaedic Ultra Luxe FTW!

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    Default Re: Weekend type thread - What is the best mattress?

    I swear by the John Lewis range, I have two and they are excellent. I'd also suggest not getting one with an inbuilt 'topper' as these can't be turn in all directions to keep them even. We had one, and it was shit. Ended up with two dips where we lay and it wasn't a cheap one either. This one is what I have. As someone else has said, aways buy the best you can afford.

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    Why buy retail with > 50% markup when you can buy far better quality direct and not pay the huge markup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irie View Post
    Why buy retail with > 50% markup when you can buy far better quality direct and not pay the huge markup?
    When FiL wanted a new bed, online & returns etc wasn't an option.

    He went to John Lewis. Staff were really helpful, spent ages dragging mattresses around so that he could try different combinations of beds and mattresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irie View Post
    Why buy retail with > 50% markup when you can buy far better quality direct and not pay the huge markup?
    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    When FiL wanted a new bed, online & returns etc wasn't an option.

    He went to John Lewis. Staff were really helpful, spent ages dragging mattresses around so that he could try different combinations of beds and mattresses.
    We have bought from "John Ryan by Design" for over 7 years.

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    Since 1987 I've slept on a waterbed except when I've been away from home. I hate sleeping on any other type of mattress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irie View Post
    We have bought from "John Ryan by Design" for over 7 years.
    Presumably they don't turn up with a truck load of bases and mattresses, and swap them around until you're comfortable? Effectively, that was what he paid (extra) for. After several back operations and other issues, that opportunity was important to him.

    I had a quick look at their site, and clicked the 'money no object' option: £2100 for a single mattress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Presumably they don't turn up with a truck load of bases and mattresses, and swap them around until you're comfortable? Effectively, that was what he paid (extra) for. After several back operations and other issues, that opportunity was important to him.
    You can go around the various shops trying different mattresses and recording what you like and dislike about them. Then go direct.

    I had a quick look at their site, and clicked the 'money no object' option: £2100 for a single mattress.
    What is your point?

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