Time for a new mattress… Holy mother of CONFUSION!
This site seems to be a wealth of good information, and has stopped me from buying two mattresses already. I’ve searched and read thread after thread, and I’m thinking some new info about the Sealy Elation material quality might be available by now. (Pls excuse any ipad grammatical nonsense)
Current situation: sleeping on an Original mattress factory coil spring, about 5 years old. Hate it, too firm, and I can start feeling the springs.
I’ve been to a few mattress stores and found the tempurpedic cloud luxe pretty comfy, but no one really knows what the hell they’re talking about, and in some cases have 19 year old kids on the sales floor with 2 months in the industry. I tried an icomfort, but after about 20 minutes and the foam compresses, i can feel pressure on the small of my back and lower spine…kinda like it bottoms out. The sealy elation is decent, and also an Ashley furniture store had their own “brand”… They had an uber soft memory foam that you sink in to enough to where I wouldn’t need a pillow. Loved this! BUT, I don’t know how good that would be for my spine over time. While it’d be great to lounge around in, supportive sleep might be another story. (I’m 6’, 210lbs, back and side sleeper)
That said, I’ve also found a registered company (to my surprise) on craigslist that is said to purchase truckloads of unsold mattresses from big box distribution centers, and have Sealy Elations for about 1k in the plastic. Sort of considering this, but don’t know if its still sketchy like most CL things. (I’m in Orlando, and went to look at a few “returns” “demos” “leftovers”…whatever the terms of the day is for craigslist, but it turns out to be some guy with a self storage unit selling used mattresses. Or, wait for it… “We buy them from staging companies and they’re just used in model homes. Then we steam clean them and rewrap them in plastic.” Every one of them has a different story, but similar, and uses deceptive postings to get you to show up… To a freaking storage facility nonetheless! )
The thought of spending over 2k on a bed that I’m not sure about, and don’t REALLY know the material contents of, truly turns me off. This lead me to reading tons of amazon reviews. They have several memory foam beds that have hundreds of reviews, but most end in being on the firmer side. I also don’t know how much faith I put in those reviews – I have friends in ecommerce, and one strategy I’ve seen them use is to buy reviews for a product line across the web to build it up to establish an initial customer base. Basically, fake it till you make it if you will
So, that brings me to this point. Does anyone have any experience with companies that buy leftovers (the Elations I mentioned), or is this another line of shit?
Are there any particular models on amazon that you’d recommend? There actually seems to be potentially good values there, but the choices and lack of concrete evidence make it overwhelming. Not to mention you’re buying it online and can’t try it out first. However, I’m still open to this.
Has Sealy released the material specs on the Optimum beds? Is it worth it? Most threads I dug up were from mid to late 2012. I also like the idea that they’re not compressed, which means hardly any smell and less off gassing.
I know this is pretty long and contains several questions. If anyone has any input, I’d really appreciate it! I’ve tried to make this as through as possible, which will hopefully help other searchers in the future.