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EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
10/11/12 8:59 P

I have a slumberland bed. I think it's time for a new one though, I can feel the springs poking through!

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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10/11/12 7:34 P

I have pillowtop Stearns & Foster... it's not super soft but it's not overly firm either. I also would love to have a sleep number bed though, or a tempurpedic. I slept on a tempurpedic at a hotel and loved it, my only concern is it would get hot in the summer. We want to buy a king size so we might end up biting the bullet for one of those once we're ready to buy.

If your mattress is old, you will probably just benefit from getting a new mattress, no matter what kind it is.

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10/11/12 6:48 P

I had a hard mattress at one point and it started to hurt my back something fierce! No I have a memory foam on top of it.

However, everyone is different. Maybe you can try that then get a foam on top of it if it doesn't work!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,125
10/11/12 6:32 P

I have a softer mattress. I don't like firm mattresses they are like sleeping on concrete, in my opinion. Firm mattresses make my back hurt worse than my softer mattress.

That being said. You have to pick out the mattress that is best for you. The mattress that works for me may not be good for you

REBCCA SparkPoints: (396,014)
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10/11/12 6:28 P

I love my bed, the mattress is firm with a 4 -5 inch memory foam pad and then a feather bed, it always feels so welcoming and wonderful. I also use a cylindrical buckwheat pillow that is scented with lavender....zzzzzzzzzzzzz emoticon

KACEYSW Posts: 5,075
10/11/12 6:23 P

I have a compression fracture in my back, so I have a firm mattress that has a memory foam pillow top that cradles me.

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10/11/12 5:53 P

Won't that depend a bit on your age? We prefer a good quality matress (at least a 10 year warranty) with measures built in to prevent partner disturbance with the pillow top on both sides.

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,593)
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10/11/12 5:45 P

We have a firmer matress with the pillow top. The pillow top is what really makes it. Next time I wont get the material that keeps you cool in summer. That matress did not have pillow top on both sides so we cant flip and turn.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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10/11/12 5:40 P

Well I would try a middle of the road mattress and then you could put a pillow top mattress cover on it.....the ideal would be a Tempurpedic but those are really pricey

ANDILH Posts: 1,543
10/11/12 5:16 P

I have an extremely firm pillow-top mattress, however if I were to get a new one right now I would probably choose a sleep number (or something similar) so that I could change it depending on how I'm feeling that day. I had back surgery 3 months ago, so getting out of bed is something of a challenge most mornings, especially as the weather has gotten colder here.
However, I know others with bad backs who prefer a soft mattress. It's more about figuring out what you don't like about your current mattress and then getting something different. Choosing a new mattress can be challenging, especially if you don't know what you want. Don't be afraid to walk into a store and try out every mattress in the store. It may even take going to several stores that carry different brands. Mattresses seem to be a very personal thing for people, so there's no right answer for this one.

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10/11/12 3:33 P

Just need some opinions.
I desperately need a new mattress, but I've got no idea where to start. Mine treats me horribly every night, and I'm now waking every morning with a worsening sore back.

Do you have a firmer mattress, or softer? Do you have memory-foam or traditional? What's best?

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