My extra firm memory foam mattress became extra soft

NuieveMarch 23, 2014

I bought it less than 2 years ago. Loved it the first 6 months or so, it was so firm... but then it started softening... and now I can't sleep on it, it's soft as a pudding, my butt sinks good 7-8 inches deep! I'm 190lbs... It's Simmons brand. Can someone explain to me if this is common to memory fo mattresses because I don't know anymore if such thing as 'a mattress that lasts more than a year' exists anymore... I need a new one, but I'm not sure what to buy...

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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis

That sucks. It is time to do some research.

First, who did you buy it from? We have sent mattresses back for loss of consistency but it takes some effort. Helps if it is a model we still have on the floor. That way you/we can weight test it and see how deep xx pounds sinks on the display vs yours.

Second, how is your foundation? If it is on a bad boxspring then the mattress will just sink.

Third, how is the bed under it? My uncle had a nice wood bed and somehow only used two cross slats, one at the head and one at the foot. This wasted a mattress set we sold him but we got to the bottom of things.

Do some investigating yourself. Especially if the frame or the wood bed is not right you want to make it right BEFORE the mattress company gets involved. Not entirely honest I suppose but some mattress companies hide from warranties often enough I don't feel bad.

Oh, and search for any stains on the mattress and try to clean it before they come over. Thats another out they have.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 3:54PM
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Well, I bought my memory foam mattress 8 years ago at Costco and it is still as firm as when I bought it. Plus, the price was great. I think it was a Novaform brand and you can get a 14" thick one in queen size on special at the moment for about $500 from Costco.

This post was edited by kudzu9 on Fri, Mar 28, 14 at 2:29

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 2:27AM
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I am no expert but I know not all memory foam is of the same level of quality, and it actually varies from batch to batch. The way my ex and I dealt with the durability issue was to finally buy a natural latex foam mattress.

I found this site incredibly helpful and we did end up buying from this store. But no matter where you live the material is really educational.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to shop for a mattress

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 2:48AM
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