Three New Mattresses in Five Months - Still Not Happy

Hi Jean,

Just in case you haven’t read it yet … the first place I would start your research is the tutorial post here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choices … and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

While this is usually a symptom of lower quality materials in the comfort layers of a mattress that soften or break down prematurely … because this has happened 3 times in a very short space of time it could also be that you are choosing mattresses that have comfort layers that are too thick and/or soft so even the normal foam softening that happens in the first few weeks of ownership during the break in period for any new mattress may have taken you over the edge of the range of comfort and/or support that is suitable for you (see post #2 here). There are also some ideas in post #4 here that may be helpful (and I would check your foundation or support system to make sure that it’s not the issue) but if it’s the mattress there are really no great solutions for a mattress that is too soft or that has developed impressions or soft spots because it would normally require removing and replacing foam layers (vs a mattress that is too firm where you can add a topper).

There isn’t a forum list for your area but time permitting over the next few days, I’ll take a look at some of the options in the Avon Park area and list any of the better options or possibilities I can find in this thread.

In the meantime … the closest factory direct manufacturer is in Bartow, FL and you can see some comments about them in the Tampa/Clearwater/St Petersburg list here and in the Bradenton/Sarasota list here. There is also some feedback about them from one of the forum members in this thread.

The other forum lists that are closest to you are for the Orlando, FL area in post #2 here and the Melbourne, FL area in post #4 here.

I would make sure you know the quality of the materials inside any mattress you are considering and would look for higher quality materials. I would also make sure you do some careful and objective testing on any mattress so that you know it’s a good match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences). If you follow the steps in the tutorial post one by one you will have the best chance of success so you won’t end up repeating your experience for a 4th time.