Advice Needed on new Mattress - Manufacturer/Quality - Brooklyn Bedding vs. Bed in a Box vs. others

Hi AMG_Roadster,

The “executive summary” and links to the posts that are the most important :slight_smile:

A mattress is only as good as its construction and the quality of the materials inside it. Lower quality materials will soften and compress faster than higher quality materials even though they can feel the same in a showroom and for a period of time afterwards. This is particularly true of the layers that are closest to the top of a mattress.

The most important place to start with any search for a new mattress is post #1 here which has the basic information, steps, and guidelines you will need to make good choices.

Bed in a Box (bedinabox) uses lower density memory foam in the top layers of their mattresses (which are the weak link of most mattresses). They are lower than the memory foam guidelines I normally suggest. You can read more of my thoughts about them in post #2 here and a forum search on bedinabox will bring up more about them as well.

You can read more about how a mattress may “match” another mattress in post #2 here. The only way that bedinabox would match a Tempurpedic would be by “feel” because they certainly don’t match based on the quality of materials or based on the design.

As you are mentioning … one person’s experience on a mattress has little to do with whether it will be suitable for the next. Durability comparisons and value comparisons based on the materials in a mattress are the basis of good research though and this is why it’s so important to know the details of all the layers in a mattress and is the basis for much of the information and comments on this site. It’s also the reasons that online reviews have little meaningful value in choosing a mattress.

Brooklyn Bedding is one of the members of this site which means that I believe they are among the best quality/value in the country. Like all the members here they are completely transparent about the materials in their mattresses so you can make meaningful comparisons in terms of quality and value and they use high quality materials where it is most important in every budget range.

You are certainly in a budget range where you can purchase a very high quality/value mattress. As you can see in mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here, while there are too many variables, unknowns, and individual preferences for me (or anyone that doesn’t manufacture or sell specific mattresses) to make suggestions for a specific mattress for anyone out of the thousands that are available, I’m happy to help with “how” to choose and help connect you with better options or possibilities (locally or online) so you can deal with retailers or manufacturers that are completely transparent about the materials in their mattresses and have the knowledge and experience that can greatly improve your chances of finding the mattress that is the best match for what I call your personal value equation.

Phoenix