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Temperpedic, Sleep Number Or Other?  
User currently offlineFingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Just wondering what people would suggest since I am going to probably torch my current mattress this weekend and laugh as it dies in flames. Needless to say I am sick of waking up to lower back pain, neck pain, pain in general and feeling like a 94 year old in a 34 year olds body. I'm not restricting my self to a price, a good pain free nights sleep is worth every penny spent. I learned my lesson that "Marty's Massive Mattress Discount Superstore" type places are a literal pain in the ass. (I'm sure some witty comments may come out of that last statement).

All suggestions appreciated.

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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Bought a Sleep Number about 1 1/2 years ago - LOVE IT !!!!

I'm even buying another to put in the RV we are getting next week.


User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Temperpedic?? What the... Boy... Cowboy Up!  


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25346 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

No guarantees your pain is the result of the bed.

Could be other underlying issues such as weight, nutrition, muscles, or sleep issues.



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Quoting FingerLakerAv8r (Thread starter):
Needless to say I am sick of waking up to lower back pain, neck pain, pain in general and feeling like a 94 year old in a 34 year olds body


Never quite that bad but do have the sleep number bed which allows you to adjust when you need more or less support.
Previously, when I had issues the only option was to throw a sleeping bag on the floor.
Bought one about 5 years ago and have been satisfied with it. I normally sleep with the bed around 80 (pretty firm) GF sleeps with her side around 25 (soggy). The cat prefers the soggy side better or maybe the GF. It would be impossible to find a normal bed which would work for both of us with that large amount of difference in firmness.

The only negative comment I have heard from a Temperpedic owner was that it formed up around their body and would sleep warm in the summer compared to their regular bed.

I just like the concept of being able to adjust the firmness.

Okie


User currently offlineFingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Could be other underlying issues such as weight, nutrition, muscles, or sleep issues

Weight proportionate, have a very healthy diet, muscles seem good, sleep not an issue when sleeping elsewhere. Case in point I was on a training assignment and the bed in the hotel was amazing.... woke up with no pain for the 5 nights I was there. Now, did it occur to me to ask what type of mattress they had? Of course not lol


User currently offlinejcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1124 times:

I've done the Radisson Sleep Number bed a few times, it's an Aero Bed on top of mattress. It's really nothing new aside from an air chamber.

A girl I dated had a Tempurpedic bed and she said she regretted buying it from day one. I never had the chance to experience it   , but she it was gross. It doesn't "breathe," and simply absorbs whatever is on it.

I think I'll stick with a Sealy or whatever traditional mattress.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21461 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

It is very likely that it is not the mattress itself but the support beneath it that's giving you pains.

Do you have a zone-adjustable support frame under it? You should.

It can be rather painful if particularly the shoulder and pelvis support is not balanced with the support for the rest of your body. How much support you need, exactly, and where depends on your individual body, which is why a frame with individually adjustable crossbars will let you adjust it exactly to your needs.

I'd probably die from lack of sleep and pain if I had to live with an unadjustable support frame, regardless of the mattress.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12541 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Quoting jcs17 (Reply 6):
A girl I dated had a Tempurpedic bed and she said she regretted buying it from day one. I never had the chance to experience it, but she it was gross. It doesn't "breathe," and simply absorbs whatever is on it.

Then she selected one that's not very firm. That's what a lot of first time buyers do. It really pays to spend at least an hour if not more at a high quality showroom and try out everything. At first you'll find the "soggy" ones to be quite nice and cozy, but then indeed you figure out that you do sink into it too much and then you tend to move up to the higher quality, more firm and of course more expensive Temurpedics.

I've had a higher end Tempurpedic for a year or so now. It's quite nice, not too soggy, but I wouldn't say revolutionary, at least not for me. I was on a good quality box spring and mattress before, and the only pain I'd feel sleeping on it was from my hips sleeping on my side, and I will say the Tempurpedic has solved that. One thing I don't like about the Tempurpedic is that the form fitting bottom sheets aren't very form fitting.

Bottom line: dress in comfy clothes (sweats, etc) and plan to spend an hour or more at the store trying things out.

When I bought the previous box spring and mattress setup, my old mattress was so bad I was in too much of a rush to buy a new one so I didn't make a very good choice. I did learn that pillow tops are a mistake. The pillow part ends up wearing out faster than the rest of the mattress so now you're back to plain old mattress. If you want some extra softness on top you are better off buying a replacable foam (regular or memory) pad.

This time I took my time and got something I'm quite happy with.

In my case, the shopping experience featured a salesperson who was a very attractive blonde girl wearing a white lab coat. She was giving off that "sexy librarian" kind of vibe. It was difficult to focus on mattress selection because my thoughts kept getting interrupted by various full-blown sexual fantasies...

Quoting FingerLakerAv8r (Reply 5):
Case in point I was on a training assignment and the bed in the hotel was amazing.... woke up with no pain for the 5 nights

So it seems you are due for a replacement. As above, don't let that rush you. Take your time and choose well, even if the salesperson is sexy!



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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5418 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

The wife and I are on a Tempur-Pedic Cloud for over a year now, and we both love it. Never tried a Sleep-Number, so I can't compare.

Every now and then, I sleep on our spare bed (like right now, I'm snoring due to bronchitis) and the quality of sleep doesn't even compare.



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Yeah I've heard bad things about Tempurpedic. I've only slept in a pad made of the same stuff and didn't like it either. It's hot, and sinks too much (despite being a just a mattress pad!).

I have a Serta and it's lovely. As mentioned before, I also recommend going into a showroom and trying out everything they have.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12541 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 10):
I've only slept in a pad made of the same stuff and didn't like it either. It's hot, and sinks too much (despite being a just a mattress pad!).

Yes, some of those pads can be of low quality and if it's not firm enough, you do sink into it, which promotes sweat and numbness. The Tempurpidics do not smell, but the less firm ones can lead to sweating and numbness.



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5589 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Quoting FingerLakerAv8r (Reply 5):
Case in point I was on a training assignment and the bed in the hotel was amazing.... woke up with no pain for the 5 nights I was there. Now, did it occur to me to ask what type of mattress they had? Of course not lol

You could still call that hotel and ask them what brand their beds are (it might even be on their website). If it is a "good" hotel they will know exactly what brand their mattresses are as they are a key element for most good hotels. Quite a few hotel chains have major agreements with mattress companies, it gives real-life advertising for the mattress brand that it otherwise could not get and the hotel gets discounts and regular change outs on their most used item.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):
Do you have a zone-adjustable support frame under it?

What is that?

One thing I wish they would offer was a "cooling" mattress or system for those hot nights. They have heating systems their must be cooling systems but I suspect they aren't that good or are really expensive as I just don't hear about them.

Tugg



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12541 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 12):

One thing I wish they would offer was a "cooling" mattress or system for those hot nights. They have heating systems their must be cooling systems but I suspect they aren't that good or are really expensive as I just don't hear about them.

That's an interesting idea.

As you probably know, space suits have a set of plastic tubes running through them. If the sun is out, the system runs cold water through the tubes. If it's dark, the system runs hot water through the tubes. I imagine someone has tried to make this work in a bed and hasn't gotten past the fairly obvious shortcomings of that kind of system.



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 12):
One thing I wish they would offer was a "cooling" mattress or system for those hot nights


They were called water beds.
You know fill them up with water and get in a big hurry to test out the "wave action" before the heater could warm the water.
That would pull the heat right out of you. Now that turns the old memory clock back a few decades.

Okie


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12541 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Quoting okie (Reply 14):
Now that turns the old memory clock back a few decades.

Indeed it does.

I had one and now that you mention it, it was a very comfortable bed, probably the most comfortable one I've ever owned.

And indeed in the summer you would turn the heater way down and it'd cool you down.

In the winter you could keep it as warm as you wanted it to be.

But if the electricity went out, the thing would be cold as ice, or even become ice!

The better ones had baffles in it so you could really reduce the wave motion.

Insurance companies didn't like them because someone would figure out a way to puncture them and if the liner was breeched, you'd have a house full of water.

My current bedroom is directly on a slab so there's no issue with weight, but if it ever leaked, I'd have to redo the wood flooring in the bedroom because it'd all warp.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21461 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 12):
Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):
Do you have a zone-adjustable support frame under it?

What is that?

Over here the standard bed construction is a support frame carrying a number of more or less tightly spaced spring-loaded plywood beams, some of which (particularly in the pelvis area) can be adjusted for the desired support strength, with the sliders visible here, for instance:

Example

Double beds will have one frame on each side with the mattress covering both, but each side still adjustable individually.

The mattress on top of that often has different support zones as well, but only with the adjustable beams I could "tune out" my lower back pain by adding just the right amount of pelvis support at exactly the right spot below.

Every body is different, so an adjustable support is really the best answer to it.

"Auto-adapting" mattresses cannot add support where you actually need it since they cannot "know" where you actually want more or less support – they will always just yield by a standardized amount which may or may not actually be what you need...


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12541 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 16):
Over here the standard bed construction is a support frame carrying a number of more or less tightly spaced spring-loaded plywood beams, some of which (particularly in the pelvis area) can be adjusted for the desired support strength, with the sliders visible here, for instance:

Wow, I've never seen such a thing for sale here.

My current bed is a platform bed with plywood beams that rest directly on the frame with no springs at all.

On top of that is a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress.

At first they brought out a foundation (i.e. five inch high very firm foam substrate), but I told them to take it back because it made the bed too tall and it really added nothing since the frame and beams made their own "foundation".

This sounds like torture to a person having your issues, but the bed is surprisingly comfortable to me. In fact it got rid of pelvis discomfort that I felt on the traditional box spring mattress.



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3994 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 998 times:
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+1 on TempurPedic, both good and bad. Get a firm one, be aware your body will feel much warmer at nights. Bought mine at a state fair, but I did take about an hour testing various degrees of firmness and went with one of the firmest too.

They're very expensive (compared to most mattresses) but worth every penny. I did have back pains from time to time on my old mattress. They're gone, I sleep very well. My only regret is I am not home more often to enjoy it.

When I bought mine, it came with a (still ongoing) three-year return policy.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 17):
Wow, I've never seen such a thing for sale here.

Never seen one in the US either. Had one when living in Europe, very comfortable. The added advantage is you get the same comfort level with a much thinner mattress, so the bed doesn't look like some sort of contraption you have to climb up into.

In the end, the result is supposed to be the same (more or less) as a TempurPedic, that is, a horizontal spine. It's just much cheaper and has been around far longer. I wonder why it never made it into the US (or so discreetly if it has).



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User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2723 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Have a king size sleep number for the wife and I. We have had it for 5 years now and love it. To seperate controls for the two sides keeps us both happy..


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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 891 times:

I can't resist this thread ! Before I came to Indiana 9 yrs ago, lived just north of Cincinnati. There is this company in Cincinnati called "Matress Masters". Unlike stores that SELL mattresses, these guys MAKE the mattresses, and then SELL them ! The guy who started the company did all the TV adds, and he did a hell of a lot of adds ! The guy was VERY good, very believable, etc., but even so, for a long time I thought the whole thing was kinda "hokey"; anyway, the "ex" decides we need a new mattress; we go to Mattress Masters; get this..........they buy one of every kind of mattress "out there", cut the things in two, and have them all on "display", so you can see what's "inside" of them; then, (naturally), they show you what's "inside" their mattress; everyone who sees this, always buys their mattress; and you can even watch them make the thing ! ( believe me, you can rave all day and all night about this name brand and that name brand, but they are ALL very similar "inside", and the "quality" inside seldom matches the price ! Almost never ! )

The "Mattress Masters" really are "better"; not a whole lot of difference, but enough difference in the springs, the way they all tie together, etc that they last longer, and really do "sleep better". And best of all, they even cost "slightly less" than the big name brands.
I really like the thing. The only "problem" being, after a few more yrs, we both decided to "sleep somewhere else", ( and in my case, "with" someone else. )

Sleep No. ? Hey, it's got AIR in it folks ! Just like your tires; more air, firmer ride, better mileage, less air, softer ride, less mileage. Can't argue with that !

Temperpedic ? Very interesting "stuff'; one big "plus'.........if you tend to like to "jump up an down" on your bed, and the GF like to "sip" wine, and likes to sit her wine glass on the bed, while watching you "jump up and down", you better get yourself a Temperpedic ! ( far as I know, it's the only one you can do this with )

Now that I've covered the "options", think about this..................there are a "lot" of people; I feel I have become a "keen observer" of people; at the end of the day, I don't care WHAT KIND of mattress, car, computer, hair brush, or vacation destination you "come up with", it is never going to suit more than about 20% of all those people ! ( probably why there are so many brands and kinds of mattresses, cars, computers, etc etc etc "out there". )

(At least that's my "take" on it. )

Charley



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