Mattress Suggestions?

minklAugust 20, 2006

Our Englander latex mattress is only 2 years old but doesn't seem as comfortable any more. Your comments would be appreciated.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My wife and I went out hunting for a mattress a week or so ago. Our aim was to find one as comfortable as one we slept on in the Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine TX. We found that it was a custom made posturepedic mattress from Sealy. Never found a Sealy that fit that bill.

We ended up going with the new Tempur-pedic brand Rhapsody bed. The normal Tempur-pedics were too soft and made too much of a hole for you to role out of during the night. The Rhapsody has a higher density foam that seems to still be soft and supportive without the hole. Supposedly it sleeps cooler too. It should be delivered next week.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2006 at 4:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Platinum Dreams brand is great. Yu can only find them at a handful of stores in the midwest, but they will ship them to you throughout the midwest. The real problem with your mattress may not be the mattress itself. As your body ages you want a different feel. Also, matresses will become softer over time and that may make you feel less comfortable on them. When lookinf for a new one look at the warranty not just the brand. Also make sure that it is flippable. Many sales people will try to tell you that the mattresses are made so well now that you don't need to flip them. I would always ask them if that is true why did they lower the warranty on them when they made them one sided? If you have more specific questions let me know. My email is

Good luck

    Bookmark   August 21, 2006 at 8:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Mattress buying is nothing like what it used to be. Quality is down, and prices are up. You'll find lots of information (and sympathy) at the message board at, linked below.

Many of us have found the best solution lies in smaller, regional mattress manufacturers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mattress Forum

    Bookmark   August 22, 2006 at 9:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here is a good mattress forum where you can ask advice about mattresses.

Here is a link that might be useful: ask the expert

    Bookmark   August 22, 2006 at 9:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

could it be the pillow top has compacted down? someone once said to never buy a pillow top but to buy a good mattress pad instead so you can just get a new mattress pad instead of a new bed every few years.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2006 at 12:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What do you think is the average life of a mattress

That's kind of like asking the average height of a human. You'll get a number, but it's not very useful. You really would have to differentiate between coil mattresses and mattresses used with/without boxsprings, etc.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 8:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Well, my husband and I feel as if we have a new lease on life: we recently purchased a Tempur-Pedic Celebrity bed and I am telling you, the quality of our lives has improved. I loved reading everyone's opinions (esp. d3nali as that reminded me of myself: I, too, wanted to replicate the comfort of a specific hotel [Flatirons Renaissance] mattress) and being consumed by the mattress forum alisande kindly shared. Thank you all for helping me (without knowing it!).

That sent us in all sorts of directions (gelpac mattress / topper, for example) but what it ultimately came down to was when we walked into the store and actually lay down. We both knew instantly. And for us, it helped having our children with us (three years-old and fifteen months-old) so we could actually lie there in "real-world" conditions.

We haggled and while we didn't get a price break on the mattress / foundation, we did get the frame, delivery, removal and Tempur-Pedic pillows (two) thrown in, plus we "split" the sales tax with the store (which I guess is a sort of price break). Don't forget to haggle!

And happy sleeping to all.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2007 at 8:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hmm, and only 2 yrs old...We're looking at buying an Englander mattress so I'm really curious as to what types of problems you're having with it. Does it have the laytex type pillowtop? Is it sagging now? Did you notice any outgasing smell when you first got it? TIA

    Bookmark   September 11, 2007 at 12:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I requested a Tempurpedic video a couple of years ago, and have been bombarded with ads ever since. Anyway, in both the ads and at two local furniture stores, two free pillows, free delivery, free setup, removal of old mattress set are all included in the price. Retail stores cannot discount any Tempurpedic mattresses; that is done only by the company.

I am still undecided. I really liked the Sleep Number bed. Does anyone have one?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 1:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I guess I'm the only one left in the country that totally hates memory foam mattresses. I don't like the heat, the hole, the smell and the hard to move in part of it. But, to each his own. I can tell from the comments I'm in the far! I hope you have a wonderful sleeping experience on you Tempur-Pedic and it gives you the support and rest you need.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2008 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Not the only one! I don't like them either.

Bedding Selection is a Black Art, indeed.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2008 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I just bought the 14" Aloe Vera mattress from Brooklyn Bedding and it has been by far the best mattress I have ever got. The price of it was very affordable as well. Oh yeah. I got latex, I dont like memory foam or that sinking feeling. They sell both thou, whatever you like.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brooklyn Bedding

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 6:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I don't find a good memory foam mattress to be hot. I don't sink into a cavity and it doesn't smell. It is hard to lift and hard to make the bed. But in my opinion this mattress gives you the best nights sleep.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 8:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

One other option in a more traditionally constructed mattress. Take a look at Royal Pedic. They make one of the best mattresses out there.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 8:12AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kitchen Table Repair
Hi. My kitchen table has a crack in it and I was wondering...
how to buy high end furniture online and save?
Is there a guide to buying highend furniture online? I...
Leathercraft recliner, electric vs manual?
Any opinions, or recommendations? Thanks
Durability of white leather
Will a white leather sofa discolor eventually no matter...
Omnia leather furniture
We have seen a sofa by Omnia that we like - for around...
Sponsored Products
Amisco Ballerina Panel Bed - Twin - 14338-39LC/53
$394.28 | Hayneedle
Clearwater 3-piece Quilt Set
HealthGuard Bed Protector Ultra Plush Queen-size Mattress Protector
Strata Devonshire Wall Hugger Futon - Painted Black - SR191
$600.96 | Hayneedle
Black Solid Satin Sheet Set
$24.99 | zulily
LA Baby Compact Metal Non Folding Crib with 3 in. Mattress - CS990
$150.99 | Hayneedle
Royal Blue Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set
$39.99 | zulily
Triple Stitch 4-piece Bed Sheet Set
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™