I was dangerously close to buying a name brand mattress when I stumbled on this site and realized how much better I can do! I’ve read through a lot of the articles here, and decided it was time to go actually see what kinds of mattresses I liked. Unfortunately, where I live (Burbank, CA) I couldn’t find any specialty or recommended stores nearby, so I had to settle for a Living Spaces Revive Sleep Center.
It was really funny hearing the salesman’s pitch, and watching him come to the realization that I knew more than he did (he sure seemed to struggle with even just the concepts of comfort and support layers!), and while there were plenty of mattresses that seemed quality, I now know better than to trust those first impressions!
But I’m still not sure where to go from here. Given my price range (ideally ~2k, but up to 3k if necessary for something really quality to last me a long time) and the descriptions on this site, I think latex sounds like a great option for one if not both layers, but I’d really like to get to lay on it before making any big decisions, and as mentioned I couldn’t find a store nearby that had any.
I did take notes on all the mattresses I tried, and I’ll post the condensed version in case that would help any of you experts guide me to making a choice that fits my preferences. (and I’ll mention that most of the grading scales are inconsistent, because I didn’t want to be mentally comparing each mattress to the others. Also, who knows if I really know what I’m talking about with comfort/support, as I’ve only been a mattress ‘expert’ for a few days!)
Allurabed: 3/6 Not comfy enough
Cloud Luxe: A
Cloud Select: 3/5, no support! Comfy though
Cloud Luxe Breeze: 96/100
Rhapsody Breeze: 5/7 good support, decent comfort
Grand: A+ Comfy, solid support
NON MEMORY FOAM:
Serta iComfort: Comfortable, bad support
Goodnight Redefined: Pretty comfy, terrible support
Sealy(?) Expression: Alright overall
Baywind: Decent comfort, crap support
Angler Ln II: Nice support, good enough comfort
Waterford: Comfortable, good support
Maples: Comfy enough, bad support
Fonda II: 3.5, begrudgingly comfy and supporting
Iglehart: The best!
Elation: Great comfy, possibly best support
Bolded are my favorites from each category. So I guess basically my questions are:
- What should my next step be? I’m getting a bit tired of using an air mattress
- Do my notes indicate at all any specific preferences in support or comfort layers?
- No third question, but all numbered lists need at least 3 points! So I’ll just say, thank you for any help
Edit: I guess I should include a few more details about my sleep habits. I’m pretty tall but skinny, and tend to turn over a lot in my sleep. I tend to sleep on my sides most of the time (no side in particular) but am never quite as comfy as when I find that money spot on my stomach. I’d like to be able to sleep on my back too, but somehow have never been able to fall asleep like that unless EXTREMELY tired. Maybe it’s just the mattresses I’ve used, but even if I wake up in the middle of the night and roll onto my back I usually won’t be able to fall asleep until I give up and try side or stomach sleeping.