I’ve read on here for much of the past few days. If I had a larger budget and lived in a larger city, I’m pretty sure I could do well with what I have learned and make a good choice. HOWEVER, I have a very tiny budget and am limited on mattress places locally.
I’m not asking for a link to a specific product as I know you can’t pick one for me, but maybe some general guidance like you can’t get that style of mattress that is any good for the price you have to spend, so don’t even bother looking.
A few details:
Looking for a queen size. Only reason for the new bed is that we are moving and my king will take up way too much room in the smaller bedroom.
I am a larger woman, around 225lbs.
I tend to mostly sleep on my side and stomach with pillows tucked around me that I “hug”. I have always had sleep problems and wake up numerous times during the night. I have had sleep studies done and Dr. thinks that pain causes my spontaneous arousals. I have a medicine I can take and get better sleep (more like a nerve blocker, not a sleeping pill), but I build up a tolerance quickly, so I try to save them for when I really need them or need to get a good nights sleep.
I am currently sleeping on a bed that I know little about. I’ve had it for about 6 years. It was a freebie from a hotel that was remodeling all of their rooms. Seems supportive. Innerspring. Good around the edges. I have a memory foam topper above it. Not sure what it was originally sold as, but it is around 1" - 1.5" tall now. It is uniformly that size all around, so I am guessing it hasn’t compressed that much over the years.
I find when we travel that my pillows affect my sleep much more than the mattress does. If I bring my own pillows, my sleep will be normal. If I do not, I will most likely not get a good nights sleep, no matter the quality of the mattress.
I really need to stay under $500.
I have a very hard time psychologically with the thought of going to a mattress store for myself. I don’t want to lay where someone else has. Laying on my back will do little as I do not sleep that way (and do not want to as it causes me to snore). I can’t really get into position correctly without my body pillows to the side, and I am very self conscious about laying on my stomach with my rear in the air.
So, I would appreciate any guidance, like, you cannot afford latex. The memory foam you can afford will not support your weight and will break down too soon. You should stick with an innerspring and add a memory foam topper.
I may be asking for something that can’t be done, but thanks in advance if anyone has anything to offer.