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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wife's back hurts (tempurpedic advice)

So my lovely wife is complaining about back pains and our matress is shot bad. It has a huge dent in the middle. We need to replace it. She wants a tempur matress. I just want to know is this thing worth the money or is hyped up? I hear people love them, to they get hot when they sleep, to the seams fall apart.

Anyone know if this is a miricle matress... My parents slept on regular matress and so did there parents. I'm just saying. It's not the fact they are more pricey I'm just nervous this could be marketing propaganda and I'm going to overheat sleeping on foam.

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Brianne and I picked up one this February. We picked up the HD Rhapsody bed.

http://www.tempurpedic.com/TEMPUR-HD...Collection.asp

We checked out the base model bed that was around $2000 I think, and it was too hard, and seemed like it trapped heat. We popped for the Rhapsody because it was medium firm and supposedly breathed better. I really, really hate hot beds/pillows/sleeping and I didn't hear about these beds trapping heat till *after* we bought it. That was my fault for not researching more.

Thankfully, it hasn't been an issue; between the new A/C in the house and the HD material, it's comfortable and we've been sleeping well.

What really sold Brianne was that I could literally belly flop on the bed and it wouldn't disturb her. I liked the fact that I can sleep in pretty much any position and it molds to my body. It is a little warm, but not HOT. It's awesome in the winter because you can get up in the middle of the night to pee, and the bed is still warm when you get back.

Expensive, but I'm really enjoying the bed.

Make sure you get FREE pillows when you buy the bed. We got the Symphony pillows and love them as well.

http://www.tempurpedic.com/Contoured...ed-Pillows.asp

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Be aware that you will actually hate the bed, at first. It takes some time to adjust to the foam, but once you do then sleeping in anything will kind of suck. It took me about 2 weeks until I really started liking it. And no more perma-dent in the middle like the old spring mattress.

I stayed away from the heat-activated Tempur Pedic and opted for a Simmons Beauty Rest ComforPedic: http://www.backtobed.com/mattresses/simmons/comforpedic

The main reasons is that you can't put water-proof mattress covers on TP mattress as they will trap in too much heat and then not function correctly. Having a cat who's been known to spaz out and mistake the bed for a litter box meant that the non-TP foam types were a better option. And the waterproof liner has already performed it's job once in the past year, getting anything errant scent out of foam would be impossible.

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I just went through this too. Girlfriend and I combined households and we kept her bed which was a standard pillow top matress. I had been sleeping on a Select Comfort (Sleep Number) for the last 12 years. After a bit I started getting nasty lower back pain, initially figured I did something to my back, it'd go away. Figured out it was her dish-shaped matress.
Shopped around, read reviews, etc, etc. Was originally bent on a Tempurpedic, then read about latex, then revisited Sleep Number.
Ended up with a Sleep Number with a 5" memory foam (same as Tempurpedic) top. It seems like the best of both worlds. I get the movement isolation and the budy cradle, but I can also adjust the firmness through the air chamber. Not a cheap bed, but like Tosh said "It's 1/3 of your life, spend the money."
My only real advice it to take your time and check out as many different ones as you can, then narrow it down to a couple.

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Be aware that you will actually hate the bed, at first. It takes some time to adjust to the foam, but once you do then sleeping in anything will kind of suck. It took me about 2 weeks until I really started liking it. And no more perma-dent in the middle like the old spring mattress.
Totally agree. The only thing you'll figure out in store is what firmness level you like.
Also check out the return policy. Most of the big names have a pretty good one.

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Oh, one thing I forgot - lots of people complain about the smell of the bed.

We actually liked it, it reminded me of a new car smell. I was sad when I realized it went away.

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Like Shadrach I have 2 comforpedic mattresses. Just go with a firm one if you have back problems.

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Also check the warranty on them. Some of the cheaper ones will allow for up to 1.5" of sag (which is a lot for foam) while the better ones will cover down to 3/4" of measurable sag.

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I really, really hate hot beds/pillows/sleeping and I didn't hear about these beds trapping heat till *after* we bought it. That was my fault for not researching more.


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We picked the Tempur Contour. It was a toss up between the Cloud and the Seally Gel mattress. The Cloud felt nice on her back but took a second to get there. The Seally was good too. She said her hips felt the best on the Contour. She wanted to get the Cloud because it was a bit softer, and I like softer beds but I'll sleep on anything. I asked her "DO YOU LIKE THE CONTOUR".... She smiled. I knew that was the one she liked and I told her "quit lying to yourself to try and compromise for me". I'm not fussy when it comes to sleeping.

I think all this Tempur-pedic stuff is expensive because consumers pay for all there marketing. The salesman was pushing for this Sterns and Foster brand (old school bed) and I think it was nice too. The Seally Gel one had an additional 5 yr warranty. It's what she want's and she's happy. I just hope her back fells better. Like I stated before my old mattress really was worn down good. I guess I only have about 1 more week with my old mattress before it gets replaced. I'll miss that mattress LOL!

I sunk right in the middle of it it was like a sand trap!

Thanks for the input fellas.
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I was a skeptic at first as well. About 6 months ago we picked up a top of the line iComfort bed which is pretty much in line with the higher end Tempurpedics but at a little lower price point. We have been very happy with it.

I will say this, if you notice the online reviews on any of these new beds (i.e. Tempurpedic, SleepNumber etc...), you will notice that they all get a 50% passing grade. It works for some people and doesn't work for others. So it's really hard to decide and you really can't tell by lying on them for 15 minutes. That's why we got it from Sleep Experts and they gave us a 6 month guarantee. You can literally change out the bed as many times as you want within those 6 months until you find the one you like (they charge $75 for delivery and pick-up of the bed each time though). If the new bed you pick is more expensive you pay the difference. If it's cheaper you get the money back. This was in TX btw. We liked the bed and kept it. Hope this helps...
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The guy that worked there (Owner) was from the U.S.S.R

(soviet voice) "No disrahspect, huew guys bean longest customers browse around 2 hour befar purchaz HAHAHAA"

None taken Conrad. I would have thought shopping for a mattress would be a time consuming process.

He said it was good that we actually laid on the beds for such a long time. Most people get in and out in a hurry.
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