Hello all (And Phoenix),
I guess I’ll just shuffle into line with the other guys who bought a mattress THEN found this website lol. I’ll spare you the gory details and make it quick.
I purchased a queen size Beautyrest Truenergy Bryanna Plush Eurotop from Mattresses Unlimited after testing other mattresses for several hours laying on them in the store and researching them (as best I could; mainly using the SleepLikeTheDead website). It felt great in the store and going to bed even now, but throughout the night and especially if I sleep in, I noticed the coil support system doesn’t hold my hip area up to make my spine straight when I’m on my side, nor can it hold my stomach up when I sleep on it. I very rarely sleep on my back and that’s the position it feels best in. So usually I wake up with an aching lumbar. If I do sleep in, I just end up tossing to my opposide side and end up frustrated and just get up. I contribute that mainly to my weight which is about 300 and I’m male, single sleeper; I don’t fault the mattress; it’s just something that I couldn’t see in the store because you can’t sleep on them for a full 8 hours to try them
It feels to me the opposite of what this site and others describe SHOULD be the case; there isn’t enough memory foam in the comfort layer for me to sink in on my side and it’s not as giving for a comfort layer for me with the regular foam below the aircool foam even though it is thick. And the support layer, the coils, I don’t believe are a thick enough gauge, winds, or whatever to support my type size and body so it’s too soft. It probably would feel better if I didn’t have the extra weight and had stronger core muscles, but alas, I’m stuck for now and I don’t want to wait 6-12 months for me to go on a regimen just so I can adapt to this bed.
They are letting me comfort exchange it and I can pick from any mattress in their store. My question to you guys is, based on the selection that they have, what is best in materials/construction for my body type, sleeping position and all that? I know the comfort, support and other properties of the mattress are up to me but I just want help on choosing the best mattress from a structural/technical standpoint.
The mattresses they have that I have seen are: Simmons regular line, Simmons Beautyrest (Which all use the same coil system so I don’t think that will be a good fit; even the firmer ones), Sealy Optimum, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Tempurpedic, and a few others that are the $500 and below type.
On their website (https://www.mattressesunlimited.com/catalog/mattresses), they have other brands which I think are local/regional and that you guys might approve of; tell me if you like any of these and if they have any mattresses which might suit me: Nashville Bedding Co., Enso sleep systems, and Southerland. I haven’t seen a lot of these in the store so hopefully I can test one before I buy one.
The Bryanna was about $1600 and I would like to not have to go past $2000 for my budget. I’m not dead set against any support or comfort layer with the exception of water or air. Anything spring, foam or latex I’ll take a look at so feel free to throw anything at me. But I would like an honest opinion of the Tempurpedics, Sealy Optimums (Foams, construction etc) and any of the other ‘big’ brands if you don’t mind, if you have that info also. I know you guys like the local businesses but I would like a complete picture. If anything, just as a comparison so I can make an informed choice. I have read some of the other posts but the advice given was personal to that individual and what they could get at their stores which is why I made my own post.