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Old 08-13-12, 02:38 PM   #1
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Sleep number beds vs Temperpedic Beds: Opinions please

We are looking to make a change after 22 years on the same mattress. We want something that is going to help us sleep and have heard a ton of advertisements. We played Goldilocks over the weekend and laid on a variety of hard, soft and just right mattresses. Looks like the pricing is gonna run $4.5K to $7.2K-WOWSER!

Has anyone been down this road and what are the opinions? Yeah, I know that for $1,000. I can get what I currently have. If I was that kinda guy I would still be riding a Schwinn.
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I sleep on Temperpedic... at the time it seemed like a wise choice but it was expensive and frankly I believe I could have done as well with a good spring mattress and a foam topper... I like the thought of a air mattress but frankly you can buy a nice blow up mattress at Target for way less.

I think alot of this stuff is gimic... if you are sleeping on what you already have why change, especially when the price is reasonable vs. "good gracious!"...
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you're actually supposed to replace mattresses every 3~4 years. They wear out, you know.
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Kind of OT but we sleep on the Novafoam from Costco and we are pretty satisfied with it.
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futon + floor is pretty good.
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futon + floor is pretty good.
Only for the young... get old and all hurty (from too many bike crashes) and you'll want as much cushion as possible!

And good mattress can last up to 10 years...
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Kind of OT but we sleep on the Novafoam from Costco and we are pretty satisfied with it.
I also am in the market and seriously considering that. Also, priced between Novafoam/Sleep Science and Tempurpedic is Serta iComfort.

I have a major concern about Tempurpedic. It seems every sales person "pushes" them even when have comperable rivals from Serta and Sealy. Is ther some reward/kickback? Worse, some firms that carry both premium brands, their web sites will have customer reviews on all products in the store EXCEPT Tempurpedic. Does Tempurpedic control that as well as price?

Review site: http://www.sleeplikethedead.com/matt...s-compare.html
Also, among the sheap ones, Night Therapy is made in China and a very short warranty. Novaform, Sleep Innovations, and Sleep Science are USA and tend to have a 20 year warranty. Night Therapy has an abnormally high number of reviews, all positive shortly after purchasing which raises the question of reward for review. Also interesting is how poorly interspring matresses as a group performed.

Also, at Sams Club, while they normally have Serta interspring sets, they also have a Serta in a box gel foam located in the bed linens area rather than the matress area. On the box, it note in small print that is Sleep Innovations.

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We have turned and rotated the current mattress every 6 months and the good old friend is just rutted where we lay in it. We need more support. I had both hips replaced in 2008. That helped a lot with sleeping, but now look for help keeping away from pressure points.
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We got a sleep number bed about 5 years ago. If I had to do it over again, I'd go buy one right now....before the store closed....so I could sleep on a sleep number tonight. In my opinion, it's that good. (Now, for the record, I'm not sure you can buy one and take it home with you. At least at our local stores you buy it and they ship it to you).

If you haven't been to a sleep number store, go in and try one out.
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Only for the young... get old and all hurty (from too many bike crashes) and you'll want as much cushion as possible!

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We have turned and rotated the current mattress every 6 months and the good old friend is just rutted where we lay in it. We need more support. I had both hips replaced in 2008. That helped a lot with sleeping, but now look for help keeping away from pressure points.
Like anything that must conform & support your own individual body (i.e. bike saddles, supportive shoes, form fitting suits), I am a firm believer in trying out all sorts of mattresses and the accessories that go with it (pillows, mattress pads, even sheeting & bed covers) in order to find the best type that works for you. Take the time and don't try to replace your mattress too fast. After all, you had it for over 20 years. That is longer than I had the last one before I replaced it with a better brand of mattress-and the sheets/blankets/quilts-like the one the cat is sleeping on below-that I use with it (and I sleep far better for it).
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Old 08-13-12, 05:31 PM   #11
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We are looking to make a change after 22 years on the same mattress. We want something that is going to help us sleep and have heard a ton of advertisements. We played Goldilocks over the weekend and laid on a variety of hard, soft and just right mattresses. Looks like the pricing is gonna run $4.5K to $7.2K-WOWSER!

Has anyone been down this road and what are the opinions? Yeah, I know that for $1,000. I can get what I currently have. If I was that kinda guy I would still be riding a Schwinn.
You can get a king sized Tempurpedic (Cloud) for a touch over $2k via internet. Don't buy into the local dealer high prices. If you must buy local NEVER pay anywhere near %50 of MSRP. Of course you can't price match because each dealer has their own line/model numbers. There is a lot of info online r.e. mattress stores / sales strategies.
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We got a sleep number bed about 5 years ago. If I had to do it over again, I'd go buy one right now....before the store closed....so I could sleep on a sleep number tonight. In my opinion, it's that good. (Now, for the record, I'm not sure you can buy one and take it home with you. At least at our local stores you buy it and they ship it to you).

If you haven't been to a sleep number store, go in and try one out.
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So not to sound indelicate, but this is Foo and a lot of you are middle-aged like I am. How are the Tempurpedic and Sleep Comfort beds for sex? We have the conventional box spring/innerspring/memory foam topper bed. Is there sufficient resistance from the Tempurpedic, or do you just sink into it? Is the Sleep Comfort too bouncy?
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So not to sound indelicate, but this is Foo and a lot of you are middle-aged like I am. How are the Tempurpedic and Sleep Comfort beds for sex? We have the conventional box spring/innerspring/memory foam topper bed. Is there sufficient resistance from the Tempurpedic, or do you just sink into it? Is the Sleep Comfort too bouncy?
You can set the resistance of the sleep number bed to whatever you find comforable. It is not bouncy like an air mattress used for camping.
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I always heard 6-8 years and then replace.

We actually kept our last bed about twice that long (at which point it was killing our backs) b/c we could never agree on a new mattress - I prefer rock hard, the wife likes mushy. After numerous shopping trips and many hours staring at showroom ceilings, no matter how we tried to compromise (eg, a firm mattress with a pillow top, or a firm tempurpedic, etc) one of us was unhappy enough to kill the deal.

If the OP and SO are on the same page regarding preferences, their bed-buying job will be much easier. We wound up going with a hybrid conventional mattress - one side is my wife's choice of firmness, the other is mine. You can flip it but not rotate, unless you want to change which side you sleep on. It's worked out great for sleeping although to respond to MillCreek's question, other activities are somewhat compromised by the very noticeable dividing line down the center. (The salesman lied when we asked about this, saying we'd 'never notice' ) If you like romance on a hill side I guess it's fine.
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I was wondering the same thing on the romance issue. Both seem to have a crater like effect once you lay down for a few minutes.
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So not to sound indelicate, but this is Foo and a lot of you are middle-aged like I am. How are the Tempurpedic and Sleep Comfort beds for sex? We have the conventional box spring/innerspring/memory foam topper bed. Is there sufficient resistance from the Tempurpedic, or do you just sink into it? Is the Sleep Comfort too bouncy?
Tempur-pedics are awful for horizontal dancing.
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You can set the resistance of the sleep number bed to whatever you find comforable. It is not bouncy like an air mattress used for camping.
Yes, and the sleep number bed can be adjusted to any firmness at any time. Not uncommon for "some people I know" to firm up the bed before the activities begin.
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