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    What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    (Sheepishly, I ask.)

    Wife & I want to buy a new mattress.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Wife and I had pillow top mattress. Needed a new mattress. Decided to tryout Tempur-Pedic mattress. Tempur-Pedic really good for tummy sleepers. Not great for love making since there are no springs (mattress is all foam) in a Tempur-Pedic. My wife didn't like it because she is so small and light the foam barely conformed to her. If you try jumping into bed, it feels like if you do a belly flop into a pool. Good for posture.


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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    We have an iComfort and really like it, though it does seem to develop a little compression where we usually sleep.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    I have a latex mattress - it's similar feel to memory foam - and I love it. I don't plan on going back to a spring mattress. I think the main differences between latex and memory foam are that the latex is firmer and stays cooler.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Had a tempur pedic for 3 years now. I thought 3k was way too much to spend on a mattress. Now, I think it's one of the best investments ever. It really hasn't caved in, still in really good shape.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Uhh you left off the obvious choice... King Size waterbed with rainbow trout inside...



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    I think this is where we bought from. http://www.sleepez.com/catalog/index...tuic9pf41fnk57 I'm 6'3" and 280 pounds and this thing has been great. It's starting to develop a dip, but I bet we've had it for 6 or 7 years. The cool thing is that my side of the bed has four different layers of this foam, and my wife has different ones on her side. If I want it a little stiffer, the mattress, I swap out a stiffer layer with the top.

    When we bought, my wife called down and got the owner of the company. He recommended what we got. She was very impressed, and that's not an easy task.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    I have had a TempurPedic for almost 10 years. Besides our first home, it was the first "big" thing the wife and I bought together. It is still a great mattress. I have to disagree with the first reply though, a bit. I think it sucks for stomach/tummy sleepers. You can do different things with pillow arrangements to make tummy sleeper better, but I do think a regular, POS spring bed is better for it.

    It is fantastic for side and back sleepers though.

    A ***** to move...



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    We've had a Select Comfort for ~15 years now. LOVE it. Turns out we are diabolical opposite when it comes to mattress firmness preference.


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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    If you trust consumer reports, they rank nuvaform (which is sold at Costco) as one of the best, and you don't have to spend a fortune

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...rice/index.htm


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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    I have had a TempurPedic for almost 10 years. Besides our first home, it was the first "big" thing the wife and I bought together. It is still a great mattress. I have to disagree with the first reply though, a bit. I think it sucks for stomach/tummy sleepers. You can do different things with pillow arrangements to make tummy sleeper better, but I do think a regular, POS spring bed is better for it.

    It is fantastic for side and back sleepers though.

    A ***** to move...
    Weight? I need a new mattress and was thinking of getting one of the "cloud" ones or whatever the softest one they have is, but my bedroom is on the 3rd floor. Might be moving next spring, so could probably make it another few months. TIA.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Mixed results on that type of mattress. Been on a very firm mattress and some that are more willing to form around the body. It is a different type of feel that will really depend on the individual.

    I bought an iComfort mat with an adjustable bed. I adjust the bed to allow me to sleep slightly sitting up with my legs raised

    ....or basically like an old person



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Quote Originally Posted by DurangoCy View Post
    Weight? I need a new mattress and was thinking of getting one of the "cloud" ones or whatever the softest one they have is, but my bedroom is on the 3rd floor. Might be moving next spring, so could probably make it another few months. TIA.
    Latex, memory, etc is terribly heavy. We will have 8 of those bastards to move in a couple weeks. I may try the vacuum bag systems to transport them. That's how they are shipped.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    I have a tempur pedic and I don't think I would spend that much again. I sleep on my stomach and my arm will fall asleep if I lay on it. It also gets hot in the summer. With that said, I think it's good for my back. When I come back from a long vacation I can tell my back hurts less after a few days on the tempur pedic.



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    Re: What is your experience-Tempur-Pedic, foam, vs "regular" mattress?

    Quote Originally Posted by stateofmind View Post
    Latex, memory, etc is terribly heavy. We will have 8 of those bastards to move in a couple weeks. I may try the vacuum bag systems to transport them. That's how they are shipped.
    Bought a knock-off temper mattress and it lasted about 3 years. Bought the real deal - NOT the expensive but the Tempur Cloud 6-7 years ago and have never been happier with a purchase.

    Tried the sleep # but didn't do it for me.

    If you do try a real tempurpedic, give the firmer ones a chance outside of a few minutes in the showroom.



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