Ok tired dad here. We recently moved and need a new mattress. We are finally going to a King size to help when the toddler jumps in (working on breaking that habit but moving and work travel are limiting our success). I have started to read FAQs and when I found this site several years ago I dug into it the site overall and loved the incredible wealth of info! I miss having time to dig into it, but we are moving this week, getting a toddler into a new pre-school and trying to work a new job. I want to dig into the latest information and recommendations, but given the time could use some help.
We want to take advantage of the US labor day sales since moving was so much but with 24hr left I haven’t had time to catch up on articles listed here and falling asleep at 210am after dishes and unpacking. We walked around yesterday in the mall (Tempurpedic, Macys, etc…) and Mattress Firm to see what we liked with all the stores we could find before they closed and with a kid running around and a pregnant wife we didn’t make it as far as we would have liked. We did look through the recommended vendors on this site but the closest were in SD and LA and couldn’t make it there today nor tomorrow.
My wife sleeps very hot and generally prefers a firmer mattress. She is a side sleep and tosses a lot. I like slightly softer then here but am not as concerned on that level. I am a stomach sleeper and sleep neutral on temperature.
- Tempurpedic Tempur-luxwbreeze Firm
- Aireloom CopperGel Luxury Firm
- Purple Hybrid Premier 3 - Med
Budget wise we want to save on what we can but are willing to purchased a nice high end mattress if worth it. We tested all the above mattresses without knowing their cost or brand recognition. We knew the tempurpedic was popular but no idea on how so nor the challenges with the brand (lack of transparency). For whatever reasons in as blind a test as we could we both definitely loved the luxebreeze firm but for $5k its crazy expensive. We currently have a Brooklyn Bedding latex mattress queen with a soft-med Sleep on Latex cover that we love the combo of (original mattress was too firm but I was on travel 6 months straight so didn’t return before window expired hence the topper) but want to upgrade to slight firmer mattress and a king. We both consistently like the feel of foam only mattresses (even over hybrids) and love the sunken/huggy feeling of a foam top layer but my wife needs a firmer base/support especially with the kids in the bed and her being pregnant (though obviously temporary)
I am so sorry to not have dug into this all like I normal would (once spent 5+ hrs on researching LED types to choose a dining room light bulb) but could use some help on recommendations based on above that aren’t $5k+.
Even if no one responds thank you all for your help last time and for the incredible wealth of info you have created to help us all!