Specific kind of Pressure Point Reducing Foam(?) Mattress, Need Help Please Read

Hi everybody,

I’m looking for a very specific type of mattress. I stayed at a sublease a few years ago and slept on what appeared to be a memory foam mattress. It was the only time in my whole life where I got real sleep without tossing and turning all night but unfortunately there was no tag on it so I have no idea what it was. I asked the owner and she too is clueless.

On first touch it felt rock hard but after you got on it you slowly sunk in two to three inches over the next 10 to 15 seconds. It was perfectly supportive and I would wake up in the exact same position every morning–stiff because I hadnt moved a muscle all night (which is exactly what I want). After getting up it would take 10 to 15 seconds to revert to its original form. Unlike most memory foams, this foam did not appear to become significantly more “squishy” and soft at higher temperatures but only seemed to respond to pressure and remained stiff and supportive. The closest thing I have found would be a brand new Tempurpedic Contour Select but even then it is not nearly as supportive and you don’t sink in nearly as much.

Does this sound like any product any member of this board has come across? Please let me know, I’m desperately tired.

Thanks for looking.

Hi McDerp,

Unfortunately this could describe a very large number of memory foam mattresses and without more information you would probably need to test local memory foam mattresses (possibly the Tempurpedic Contour series as you mentioned) to find one that appears to “feel” and respond similarly to you.

There have also been some changes to the Tempurpedic specs and mattresses over the years so if it was a Tempurpedic mattress the same mattress may no longer be available.


Hi Pheonix,

Thanks for replying. I have searched every mattress store in Chicago that I can think of, even some in the suburbs and have not found anything remotely similar to what I am describing except for the Tempurpedic Contour. There were no tempurpedic markings on the bed, and I am fairly certain she bought it online from Skymall. Skymall has no records of such mattresses.

Would you mind mentioning some of the mattresses you think might fit this description?

Thank you!

Hi McDerp,

I really don’t know which specific mattresses may feel the way you remember but I would suspect that any that did would have higher density 5 lb or higher memory foam. I only mentioned Tempurpedic because I am a little more familiar with them and because they are so common they were a good “candidate”.