My wife and I have been looking for a new mattress and this forum has been a great help! Hopefully we can get some additional feedback to help us make our minds up on which way to go. Not that I am expecting a recommendation, as I know Phoenix doesn’t do that, but a more informed opinion would be greatly appreciated.
We went to the local big box stores to get a feel for which Tempurpedic model best suit our comfort and support levels. We are both side sleepers, and preferred a more plush feeling mattress. We are still young and in shape (I’m 6ft 180lbs, she’s 5’5" 105lbs-ish), and don’t have back problems that we are aware of. We liked the Cloud Supreme lines (Breeze and standard), and are using this as our comparison model for the online mattress available. At the store (Mattress DIscounters), they had a bed by Classic Sleep (formerly Dormia apparently) in 11" gel foam with the following construction:
Lycra Stretch Knit removable cover
2" 4lb 12 ILD Ventilated Gel Infused Memory Foam
1" 3lb 10 ILD Ventilated Premium Memory Foam
8" 2lb 40 ILD HD Base Foam
The other model we are considering is the Amazon DreamFoam Ultimate Dreams 13" gel Memory foam. The construction of the DreamFoam seems to be of higher quality materials which is as follows (although I’m sure Phoenix could recite them by heart at this point). While they compare it to the softer Cloud Luxe, most reviews pin it as slightly firmer, which would be fine since we thought the Supreme was very comfortable. If it is slightly softer than that Supreme, we would be perfectly happy with that.
3" of 4lb gel memory foam
2" of 5lb memory foam
8" base of premium base foam (couldn’t find lbs, but I’m sure Phoenix knows)
And finally, we are considering a model from Costco (gotta get our membership benefits somehow). My big hesitation with this is I don’t seem to have a comparison to which Temperpedic model its similar to. Any thoughts? It is the Astoria 12" with the following construction:
Mattress top layer: 2” proprietary premium 4lb slumber tech visco memory foam
Middle layer: 2” proprietary 3lb slumber tech visco memory foam air flow
Bottom layer: 8” Sleep Science patent pending air channel base made with support tech foam
So I guess our questions would be:
Based on the construction of the Classic Sleep vs. the DreamFoam vs Astoria , will we really notice an appreciable difference in terms of longevity and quality? We are not the most picky people in the world, and at this point anything would be an improvement over our current sleeping situation. We anticipate this bed to last us maybe 5ish years, as we plan to move and get a king size bed eventually. Which would make this bed potentially a guest-room mattress.
We currently have a metal queen size bedframe, would all of these mattress require the same kind of boxspring/platform? Or could we use the metal frame? I tend to think no, so we get adequate support from the memory foam, but if we don’t need a platform it will certainly help in terms of overall $$.
Do you know if the Classic Sleep or Astoria model is CertiPUR-US? I can’t seem to find it on the website and don’t remember if I saw the seal on the mattress flyer. Is CertiPUR a big differentiator, where we should not even be considering one without the approval?
Anything I might be missing?
Here are links to all 3 beds for futher information
Classic Sleep 11" Cool Gel Queen- http://www.1800mattress.com/en/NEW-Classic-Sleep-11-inch-Cool-Gel-Luxury-Firm-Mattress_91102/?attrValue=Twin%20XL&zipcode=&gclid=CMj7l9336LgCFUuk4Aod9F4Aog
DreamFoam UltimateDreams 13" - https://www.amazon.com/DreamFoam-Mattress-Ultimate-Dreams-13-Inch/dp/B0092UCN0Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Astoria 12" Queen- http://www.costco.com/Astoria-12"-Queen-Memory-Foam-Mattress.product.100002164.html