Hello All! And Pheonix!
I have been doing a lot of research on here…hours and hours…hitting all of Pheonix’s links (post # 2 here, this article there), and I think I have an idea of what to get…
Reason for getting new bed: Boyfriend moves a lot in his sleep sometimes, and gets up early (5:30am) for work…this wakes me up and I can’t get back to sleep. So stability is an issue. Also, I wanted a bigger more comfy bed. The queen size seems good.
Me: 5’4 145 lbs, sleep halfway between side and stomach mostly, very little on my back.
Dear Boyfriend: 6’3 165 lbs, he sleeps mostly on his side and some on his back.
I am in social work, he is an asst mgr at a large department store that you’ve all heard of. We both work very difficult hard jobs, and need good sleep!!!
So…yeah I messed up and got a sealy. It sucks and will be going back ASAP. But it helped me figure out that I want a soft ultra plush feel. I will keep the box spring from it, b/c I doubt I will find one cheaper. And yes I want a box spring for the height. Platform bed is out, I know I will stub my toes.
Best setup I ever had was: when I got home from the Army I bought an ultra cheap spring mattress and then covered it with a few egg crate things and a $200 Ralph Lauren 5 inch thick feather bed. LOVED IT! But over time the feathers move and blah blah…
So now I have figured out that I want SOFT…I mean SOFT. Cushy. Sink into it. Give. Heaven.
I have ruled out memory foam b/c the sag worries me and he sleeps hot.
I am thinking of getting another firm cheapy spring mattress with a thinish foam layer (either on the mattress or I will buy one), and then putting a talalay 19ILD 3 inch topper on it from brooklyn bedding, If necessary I will get a decent foam layer from walmart for between the mattress and latex layer. I must admit I the foam pad I had on our last bed really was alright, but the size and overall setup didnt offer much stability.
If I hate the latex, or want softer, I can exchange with Brooklyn for the 14 ILD. We cannot afford a whole latex mattress at this time. We only have about $750 to work with, which would cover the talalay, a cheapy mattress, and possibly a foam layer. I dont mind replacing pads every few years.
Thoughts? lol let me have it!