First of all, I would like to thank Pheonix for such a great and informative site. So much useful information to help mattress shopping. Anyway, after a big body impression on my current Sealy Queen innerspring bed, the furniture store let me know that they are willing to give me credit towards a new mattress from their store. After lengthy tests at the store, I seemed to really like the way the memory foam mattresses I tested felt. The only memory foam lines to choose from at the store are the Sealy Optimum and Simmons Comforpedic, and I really do like the way a couple of the models feel and was ready to make up my mind until I stumbled upon this site… After readying thru a lot of Pheonix’s insight, I now realize that I’m not getting the best value or materials by choosing one of these beds, but because of the credit I’m getting it just wouldn’t make sense for me to get something from one of the local sleep shops or online sites like brooklyn bedding, even if they have a ton more value.
Given the circumstances, out of my options in the store, I seem to really like the way the Comforpedic New Life (aka Renewed Energy) and the Sealy Optimum Inspiration feel. I’m pretty much wanting to know which line or specific mattress is preferred “if you had to pick one” Pheonix, i saw in a previous post where I believe you mention that despite the poor value, the Inspiration was at least one of the better mattresses in the Optimum line if you had to pick, due to Sealy using higher qualitiy materials from that model upwards. However, I can’t seem to find much information on quality of the Comforpedic line. Has anyone had any sort of breakdown of the Comforpedic line to at least help me pick which one in their line up would be a decent choice?
To be honest, the Optimum and Comforpedic feel equally good to me. There was a $300 difference in the store (Optimum $1999, Comforpedic $1699… not counting my credit here), but because of the bad experience I had with my previous mattress the store actually agreed to Price Match Amazon’s price of the Comforpedic bringing the total price of the comforpedic down to $1300. To be honest, i’m not sure why they agreed to price match amazon given that they know I have to use my credit there, but I won’t complain.
For the price difference I would definitely choose the Comforpedic because it felt equally as good as the Optimum, But i’m nervous because there seems to be even more lack of information on the Comforpedics compared to the Optimums. Any insight between the two models would be helpful. Also, if it helps, I’m about 5’7, 180 lbs, and mainly a side sleeper but also fall asleep on my back every once in a while.
*after looking over this chart seems like the comforpedic enlightened days has the most dense foam in the comfort layers and might be a better option than the new life but ill wait for the experts opinion. I had previously disregarded this model in store because it was above my budget (I think $2500), but just realized amazon carries this for $1770 and I’m guessing the store would price match this. I would of course have to go test it out to see how it feels.
Sorry for the lengthy post and appreciate any insight.