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June 19th, 2009 at 03:46 pm

Is there any place I can check out general reviews of mattresses?

Boyfriend and I are shopping for a mattress. We want a good quality mattress, as it very important to have a good night's sleep. I've never paid much attention to the different brands of mattresses and really couldn't name any brands or even tell you their general quality. I'm not even sure what brand my current mattress is. Lol.

We'll be gong to RC Willey tonight as they are having a sale on mattresses. I'm wondering though- are there any brands of mattresses we should avoid? We want to get a mattress that will last a long time.

I tried a google search for reviews of mattresses but didn't come up with much.

Does anyone know of any websites I should check out or have a recommendation of what type of mattress we should shop for?

8 Responses to “Mattress Reviews?”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    I got nothing. never been "shopping" for a mattress because I never really cared about the differences. Shame I know because they do vary a lot and they are expensive.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    I would be interested to know this too. We can't afford one right now, but I would like to research for when we can.

  3. Waterfall Says:

    I have had a Sealy back support mattress for 14 years. It cost $1,000 at the time and has been worth it for many, many nights of very restful sleep.
    I think having a good quality bedframe plays a big part too.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I don't know either, but my friend bought a new mattress about 2 months ago and she told me it is already caving in! I know she would have bought a brand name mattress. In fact, I'm sure the store she used sells only brand name. I don't know why she did not take it back because I think most places guarantee the comfort of their mattresses for 30 days, just in case you aren't sure what kind of mattress suits you. They should be guaranteed for durability well beyond that, shouldn't they?

  5. cassandra Says:

    When I was shopping last night a lot of mattresses had warranties lasting at least three years. Your friend should definitely look into maybe getting the mattress fixed (do they do that?) or returned or something.

    We found a Queen sized mattress we really liked. It costs $370 for just the mattress and my dad told me that that is a bit high. So we will continue looking on Sunday for a mattress. Fortunately we have some time.

  6. monkeymama Says:

    We just got something "cheap" - on sale.

    O.M.G. It is divine.

    It has a pillow top. I could care less about the brand - but I will never buy another mattress without a pillow-top lawyer. The mattress is nice and firm, but the pillow just gives it a bit of a cushy layer. (I think we paid closer to $800 - I think we got a box spring too - it was a Cali King).

    Though I wouldn't care about brand so much, I wouldn't go cheap.

  7. Broken Arrow Says:

    ConsumerSearch has more details on this than you may ever want to know about mattresses.

    Here's "what to look for", and here's their top 6 recommendations.

    Overall, I bought an expensive foam mattress. According to the service rep, it lasts much longer (supposedly 20 to 30 years) than spring mattresses (maybe to 3 years). If it manages to last that long, it will be a better value during its lifetime than replacing conventional mattresses.

    It doesn't need to be periodically flipped like springs to balance out the support. In fact, it's not designed to be flipped.

    Unlike air and water beds, there is no leaking to worry about. (And for those beds, all it would take is a pin-sized hole for the mattress to start failing.)

    Unlike traditional foam (such as Tempurpedic foam), mine has a built-in pillow top, which not only adds some comfort to offset the firmness, but it also helps reduce heat and sweat build-up. Plus, my foam one is less expensive than Tempurpedic.

    Keeping it clean from skin cell build-up can be an issue, but that's true with any mattress. That's why I also recommend to buy and use a protective covering between the bed sheet and mattress itself. They're different because normal bedsheets can't prevent skin cells from falling through.

    I know that premium mattresses are expensive, but this is one of those few places where I think "money is no object" so to speak, especially if you're a light sleeper like me.

  8. cassandra Says:

    Wow, thanks BA! Those links are great! We did find one we like but we're going to continue looking. And now we are better armed for the shopping!

    There's definitely a fine line to cross when it comes to pricing- we don't want a bad mattress or one that we will have to replace soon but on the other hand we don't have the money for a "high end" mattress.

    Thanks again for the links!

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