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I'm in the process of buying a new mattress and I just need some input on the ones really worth the money. What are they?

Jenny from Milwaukee, WI


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August 12, 20060 found this helpful

I have the simmons Beautyrest, which I like. THis is my second one in ten years, because we lost the first one to smoke/water damage (and the movers broke the frame just before that). It is a firm mattress, but my DH has back problems and prefers the couch or floor! We have talked about trying the sleep number bed, but I think we'll have to win PCH sweepstakes first!

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August 14, 20060 found this helpful

I love the memory foam mattress I got for about b$500 from Walmart. com. Its not a pad, its the whole mattress.

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August 14, 20060 found this helpful

Denver matteress is the best. We had the very costly
simmons beauty rest firm and it was HORRID....


$2,500.00 we paid for it Simmons in about 1999 and kept it as they would NOT refund or exchange..
We love our Telluride/Denver mattress and it was
very well priced and so comfy. Go in and test away and check several places and get the one you feel
is best. Good luck.

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 14, 20060 found this helpful

The BEST BED I've ever had or slept on is a TEMPERPEDIC FOAM BED!!!! IT's wonderful!!!!! :) I'm spoiled now but, worth the money.It cost about $3,k for a king size, but worth every cent!!!!!! :)
Good Night ..........

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August 15, 20060 found this helpful

The best bed I've ever had and still own was recommended by my lil; bro who is a chiropractor. It's a Select Comfort. had it for 10 yrs and it's still like new, unlike conventional beds where the foam breaks down after a couple yrs. Disassembled you can move it in a car (no struggling with bulky mattresses) and you use regular sheet sets on it. I have lots of back and neck pain and fibromyalgia and this bed has been wonderful. It has dual controls , so your bed mate can adjust the firmness level also. I'd buy thi bed all over again, but next time I'd get a king size!

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September 15, 20060 found this helpful

We recently purchased a TempurPedic bed. We'd surfed the net looking at them, we order the free video and sample of foam, we looked in the mattress stores at them, we asked around. We have not regretted purchasing this bed. I don't hurt when getting up in the mornings, with my back, like I had been for the last year with our old mattress. My husband doesn't snore as much as he did before with the old mattress, nor does he moan and groan in pain (had some vertabrae & cracked ribs a few years ago) when turning over in bed, as he did with the old bed. All in all we get a much better sleep. No regrets at all.

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 25, 20060 found this helpful

we swear by Stearns and Foster. Bought one 20 years ago and just had to replace it this year. A little more money, but well worth it. These babies are built to last.

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October 7, 20060 found this helpful

The BEST BED I've ever had or slept on is a TEMPERPEDIC FOAM BED!!!! IT's wonderful!!!!! :) I'm spoiled now but, worth the money

ME TOO!!! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Will never buy another kind again. Like sinking into a fluffy cloud. Well worth the money.

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May 21, 20070 found this helpful

We have a serta. I go to bed & wake up in the same position where I use to toss & turn all night due to back pain from AS & FM. It was around the 2 thousand dollar mark but we got it on sale for 1500.00.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 6, 20080 found this helpful

I bought a very expensive Denver Mattress double pillow top California King, it has been replaced 3 times. Each replacement was for a different kind of Denver Mattress bed, I am down to a Queen Drs. Choice which is going to be replaced because it failed. The only thing I can say good about Denver Mattress is the 15 year warranty, they just keep replacing the bed when it fails. I still have 7 years on my warranty.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 7, 20080 found this helpful

I have a Sleep Number with a leak in the bladder and no way to fix it. The pump is cheap plastic made in China. Any air mattress with a pad on top would be just as comfortable. Sleep Number is a severely over priced gimmick.

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June 7, 20080 found this helpful

We have a Sealy Postropedic with a 10 year warrently. We had it replaced after 2.5 years.... and it needs to be replaced again after another 1.5 years.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 7, 20080 found this helpful

fox mattress in holly hill fl. nothing compares to the quality of this mattress. i've owned them all and this is by far the best ever, great price, great service

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 8, 20090 found this helpful

We bought an expensive Simmons 14 months ago. Within the last couple of months, it developed a 'divet' on my husband's side and is sagging at the foot about 2 inches. An inspector was sent out tonight and he was so informative.

First, the wood on the box springs (which we purchased with the mattress) is warped. The inspector told us that mattress/box springs today are built to last 2 maybe 3 years - that's it!
Don't spend more than $700 or $800 for the set, get a 10 year warranty, found out if the coils are 13 gauge in the mattress and 6 gauge on the outer edges, and don't buy pillow top - they are horrible.

Don't get foam - because everyone 'sweats' and after a few months that causes the foam to start cracking. I don't know if Simmons will honor the the 10 year warranty - I read online they make numerous excuses to avoid honoring the warranty. If Simmons doesn't honor the warranty - we are going to donate the bed to Catholic charities and go buy another at Sam's or Costco or Hobo's... per the inspector's suggestion.

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September 13, 20090 found this helpful

Has anyone bought from these people. Cause a company I thought was decent just gave me a triple that shocked me.

1. my bed broke and because of physical impairments I cannot do a lot of lifting or much else. All I know is I heard a metal crack (have you ever heard metal crack? Not fun when you sleep on it)
2. the girl who first took my call, decided to do little more than give me a number to Leggett and whoever...another unhelpful company.

3. When I called back the 2nd girl was more unhelpful and actually gave me lip. Now, I would think after saying I want your manager she would be happy to hand me over, but she tried to assist further. So I had to repeat myself.
4. I was told the serial number was at the edge of the bed (meaning I had to move the bed to find it). So the manager said I'll send someone out to find it (this is better, IMO) However, I called them because I finally found it tucked into all their documentation, so I didn't want a salesman who wasn't being paid to have to go out of his way.

5. The 2nd manager called and told me I'd have to run through a checklist. I ask how I'm supposed to get this "checklist" he says I'll fax it. I ask to where? He says well you could go to your local grocery store. In shock I say and how will I get there? (no car) He was quiet and said "well we're trying to help", I said no, you are trying to frustrate me. He also went off on the fact that no piece could come through the mattress, because of the size, and I'm supposed to know this at 10 pm at night?
6) I call another number hoping for the corporate and am frustrated (I'll admit) but when I tell the guy I'll looking for corporate he says, "I can try and assist you" I said no, I want corporate (I guess I gave attitude) so he says you don't have to give me attitude...what?

I have put in a formal complaint, and until I get this bed fixed I'm sleeping in a recliner. $1400+ in the hole and I'm thinking either law suit or having a friend break down the piece of crud and chucking it in front of the store I purchased it, making sure the metal piece that broke is taped to the door itself.

Thanks for the rant time. Don't purchase anything ever from Denver Mattress because their customer support isn't.

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May 16, 20050 found this helpful

I really need to buy a new queen size mattress and box springs and have not done this in awhile. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best mattress to buy and where to buy? Thank you for any help!

Debbie from Charlottesville, VA


Sleep Number Bed

We finally bit the bullet and spent the money for a Sleep Number bed system, and with the benefits we are getting, we should have done it decades ago! The only thing that stopped us was the expense, which was about $2,300 buying it through the company's outlet system. We went into one of their stores to learn about the system and have them figure out what our "numbers" were initially, but it would have been so much more expensive buying it through the showroom. The advantages of this system to us are incredible - no more problems with pressure points, waking up dozens of times a night to try to get comfortable on our old mattresses, sore backs, etc. Because my husband now rests so much more comfortably, his snoring has even decreased and he isn't flopping all over the bed, which also woke me up. We knew we had made the right choice when we had to spend three nights in a high-quality motel but didn't sleep or rest well at all. All Radisson hotels now have Sleep Number beds and that's where we will be staying from now on. (05/17/2006)

By Ronsan

Sterns and Foster

My husband and I just love our Sterns and Foster. When we have to buy another - that is the only brand we will be buying. good luck! (05/17/2006)

By Vickie

Denver Mattress

We had a very pricey 2,500.00 Simmons and it was firm and the owner of the store was not a decent person so we kept it a few years but it never got better. This past month we got a Denver Mattress called Telluride and it is the best. It's like sleeping on a cloud and so restful, go in and really lay on them before you choose. We did this before picking. Good luck and sweet dreams. (05/17/2006)

By meoowmom

Sleep Number Bed

We have a sleep number bed. My husband has had three back surgeries and is awaiting disc fusion now because his job was brutal on his back. With all the changes his body went through on a daily basis, it was great to have a bed that could adjust to his needs. (05/17/2006)

By NL1720

Sleep Comfort

I had a Sleep Comfort bed and never could get it comfortable. Total waste of money for me. I now sleep on one of those air mattresses you use for guests. It's the best sleeping I've found and considering they cost less than $50 for queen it's cheap to replace. They do have to have the air increased over time because they stretch out. Eventually they'll pop a seam if you just get the really cheap ones. The Eddie Bauer will last much better, but of course they cost more too. It's naturally hard to keep sheets on the air beds because of their light weight, but I quit using sheets long ago. I just use a good comforter (not the fluffy kind) with the decorative side down and another one on top with the decorative side up. I sleep between them. Perfect weight too. They are so soft and smooth and don't wrinkle up on you like sheets. I use those mattress connector things that are elastic and are made to keep sheets from untucking on both the top and bottom comforter (just the bottom corners of the top one) As cheap as these air beds are, you can afford to get one and try it out for yourself. If you don't happen to like it, just save it for company. Of course they may never leave. (05/25/2006)

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