Hello! My name is Jason and I am moving into an apartment off campus in August. I am hoping to buy a new full sized mattress on Amazon for approximately $500 (apartment already has a metal frame which is the reason for the size). I am hoping to buy it through Amazon because I have prime membership (free shipping) and also ~$400 in gift card balance. I skimmed through the tutorial (I have not had the chance to read through all of the posts linked) and started to feel like the amount of information was overwhelming, so I decided that putting up a post might help me get some advice in the meantime and organize my thoughts.
How I got here
At first I looked at Reddit’s r/BuyItForLife forum for advice on buying a mattress. I saw a comment that recommended the website sleeplikethedead for reviews. When I visited the website, they had a chart saying that memory foam beds have the highest level of owner satisfaction, so I went to the memory foam mattress review page. On the page I found a table with several popular memory foam bed manufacturers. I chose Sleep Innovations over the other choices because it was available on Amazon, around my budget, and had a pretty good owner satisfaction rate/sample size compared to the other choices. I’m not exactly sure how I came across themattressunderground, but I found this post on Amazon mattresses and was surprised that the original poster had linked the same mattress I had been looking at on Amazon. I felt like I had picked a good mattress by looking at the sleeplikethedead website and also the amazon best seller’s list. I was surprised when I read Phoenix’s reply and was convinced that specific mattress would be a bad decision. I skimmed the tutorial and then used the search feature to find a thread where the opening poster had a similar budget and was looking to buy off of Amazon like myself.
In this post it says that
I am hoping to get some suggestions on potential mattresses that may work for me. I admit that I do not know anything about mattresses other than what I read on the tutorial and thought that it would be a better idea for me to get suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to read my thread! Please feel free to ask me any questions and I apologize if I made any mistakes.
Format copied from another thread:
Weight: 170 lb
Size: Currently Queen, but looking to buy a Full sized mattress
Usually sleep on back, or side and prefer cool mattresses
Location: Currently Fairfax, VA but will be living in Harrisonburg, VA when school starts in late August
Budget: Under $600
Mattress/topper picture album: here
Current Mattress: Simmons (not sure what model - see tag?) - innersprings units covered with 100% urethane foam
Sleep Innovations 3" Polyurethane Foam (Memory foam?) Mattress Topper
Not sure what my frame is model-wise, but it is wooden and has 12 slats (see album)