I’ve lurked on here and been all over sleeplikethedead.com. It’s been about a month of research, research, research. Finally went to Macy’s, Sears, and Mattress world to start laying on mattresses. My wife has been to Sleepy’s. I don’t know how anyone buys a mattress these days, this is worse than buying a car…and as expensive as getting a used one. We had hoped to snag a deal during Labor Day sales. Are there other times of the year for mattress sales? Are the deals on Labor Day all that and a bag of chips anyways?
We are on an innerspring non-fancy queen mattress and box-spring on a metal frame. The box-spring is soooo noisy and I think it has given out. It is wooden slats spread pretty far apart. On my wife’s side, the mattress sags. It is a one sided mattress so we rotate it, but it still sags. My wife has been hunched over with back pain from sleeping. My back is hurting me a little too. We figure our set is about 7-8 years old. We thought buying a mattress would be a simple process…WRONG. There weren’t all these options when we bought, and the quality seemed to be higher, but maybe we were just ignorant.
As far as comfort goes, we were not impressed with memory foam at all. We got to lie on a lot of hybrid and innerspring beds but none really stuck out above the others. We only got to lie on one latex mattress, and it was an old floor model. It lacked some of the cushiness of a pillowtop, but it felt pretty good. We would like to try a few more, and also a softside waterbed. We’re in our 40s and have three kids so we need a good nights rest. We both currently toss and turn and wake up numerous times at night. I am a very hot sleeper, she likes to bundle up a bit. We both enjoyed a firm pillowtop across all the models (sealy, simmons, stearns and foster, etc). She liked the ones more towards the softer side and me towards the firmer side but still both liked firm over plush.
We are in southcoast Massachusetts. We plan on making a trip out to Worley’s since it is pretty close. I think our budget is under $1,500, which is a LOT more than we imagined we’d be looking at. Financing options would definitely help that. The big question to us is LONGEVITY. We spent almost $800 on the current setup and it lasted 7-8 years. If we spend $1,500, how long realistically is that bed expected to last? Times have been tough on us and our ends are just now beginning to more than meet by a little.
Our current thoughts are a firm mattress and a topper. If the topper wears out, we replace that. It seems to us the topper would be the first think to go, is that correct thinking? Are there pillowtop latex mattresses out there?
TIA for any advice. We are very serious, our brains hurt and we are about at the end of our rope researching and shopping. I just don’t want to throw up our hands and jump on the next thing that comes along and be unhappy, but we are getting close out of frustration. We can’t financially afford to make a mistake. :unsure: