My parents occasionally stay over at my tiny Brooklyn apartment, and they really, REALLY hate my futon. Can you suggest a good blow up bed I could buy for them? [more inside]
Ready to spend some money to optimize the habitat where we spend 1/3 of our lives - our bed. I know there have been lots of questions about bedding lately... snowflakes below. [more inside]
I'm having a really hard time finding a mattress I like, to the point that I am wondering if my expectations are just too high. This is kind of a weird question to post, but I really need a reality check. So, do you actually LOVE your mattress, or is that a marketing fiction? [more inside]
I'll soon be purchasing a new bed and mattress. I have sleep apnea, so it's especially important for me to choose the right ones. And I don't know what I'm doing. [more inside]
Can you put a mattress on a split box spring directly on the floor, or do we really need to get another bedframe? [more inside]
It doesn't get really cold in San Francisco, but my bedroom's 45 feet from the nearest source of heat, so it's time for heated mattress pads! But I don't like the one I have. Help me find one with no hard or crinkly parts. [more inside]
There is stuffing crammed into the corners if my box spring mattress. Why? And can I throw it away? [more inside]
Is it possible to make a mattress firmer, or am I better off buying a new mattress? [more inside]
The Mrs and I long for the give and bounce of the cheap mattress she had in college. But shopping around it seems like none of the new mattresses have that great springy coil bounce we enjoyed so much. What are we missing here? Is there something specific to ask for? Do I need to go super-cheap off-brand to get what we're looking for? [more inside]
How can I achieve the most comfortable (hopefully portable) bed for the lowest price? (Under $250) [more inside]
Outfitting my new apartment and I'm in need of a queen-size mattress... price range $200-$600. I like soft beds but don't have a great back either, and generally I sleep well in hotel beds. Already have an Ikea bed and slightly flexible slatted base--can I put a memory foam mattress directly on top of this setup? Otherwise, what mattress should I acquire and where, which will arrive in under a week? Thanks in advance!
I want to get my full size mattress up off the floor-- what is the best way to accomplish this given my space constraints? [more inside]
I have never in my life bought a bed. I have never in my adult life owned a new mattress. I have always slept on hand-me-downs or give-aways. I am ready to invest in a new, top-quality mattress and box springs but I don't have the first idea of how or where to start. [more inside]
We just got a nice new mattress. It came with a box spring. We were using our old mattress on an IKEA bed (the Redalen, which I guess they don't sell anymore) with their cheap wooden slats, the Sultan Lade, as support. All things being equal, we'd stick with the IKEA bed and slats. But are all things equal? Are there advantages to using the box spring instead of the slats?
can you give me some ideas for an inexpensive and minimalist "bed area"? [more inside]
So, two bad backs need a solution. Has anyone tried two twin long mattresses in a king platform bed frame? One of the details is that the mattresses will be of different heights from each other. Would it simply be better to have two separate twin bed frames and push them together? How have you solved the two bad backs, two mattress type problem? [more inside]
My husband and I need a bed, but we're on a tight budget so we are considering a mattress directly on the floor. Is there a kind of mattress more suited for this kind of arrangement? Any tips in general?
I'm furnishing my apartment on a truly shoestring budget, and need to buy a bed for the first time. I know nothing about buying beds besides the concepts of frames, mattress and boxsprings (well, that and buying new to avoid bedbugs). What kinds of factors should I be considering? Where and how should I be buying my bed? What's a reasonable price? Please educate me! This is in the U.S.A. [more inside]
I rent a bedroom in a shared house, and my bed belongs to the room. It sucks and I need a new one. It's a double, but I have room to go bigger if it's not a big price upgrade. The new mattress should be fairly firm, but thick enough and squishy enough that I can lie on my side comfortably. The bedframe can be very minimal, but it should also be high, a meter or more elevated for storage purposes. It must not wobble. [more inside]
So...How do you test and select a mattress? [more inside]
Our bed has reached the end of its life. Best foam bed setup for side-sleeper comfort, cool sleeping, and allergy symptom reduction? We're considering latex. [more inside]
I am interested in buying a spacer textile mattress. Anyone out there who has used one or knows where to buy one?
Anyone still recommend the Sleep Innovation Memory Foam Mattress after owning it for awhile? [more inside]
Our bedframe is broken beyond repair. Perhaps this would be a good time to get a bed that is larger than a full. Our budget is Ikea level—so I have two questions: 1) Will their queen size beds comfortably support our combined weight of 500-550 lbs? 2) Are there any Ikea beds or mattresses that you particularly like?
Help me find the right platform bed frame! I want something cheap and of reasonable quality, for a queen-sized mattress. This shouldn't be this hard, but BED SHOPPING IS OVERWHELMING! Please help. [more inside]
Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
I need a new mattress. I'm looking at memory foam and would like to keep the costs down to $500-600. What is the winner? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can buy fitted sheets that will fit my older 10-inch mattress? Everything they make now is for really thick mattresses, and the new fitted sheets just slip right off my thinner mattress. I'd rather not buy a new mattress just yet, and I'd prefer ones with a full elastic.
Do you have an awesome bed? A bed you're daydreaming about right now? I want you to tell me about it. Your favorite mattress, pillows, mattress topper, sheets, comforter, duvet cover, anything. All suggestions welcome.
What are your mattress hacks for back pain? [more inside]
Is anything horrible going to happen if I use an air mattress in a regular bed frame? Is there a better solution? [more inside]
I need a temporary bed solution for when my parents visit. [more inside]
Our old, mouse-infested cabin-in-the-woods needs new beds. Any suggestions for mattresses that won't turn into instant mouse-nests? [more inside]
Is my idea to turn a couple of twin mattresses into a king-sized bed something I'm going to regret? [more inside]
Please help me find (in the USA) a mattress pad and fitted sheets to REALLY fit a 15"-thick mattress. [more inside]
What type of bed is as solid and comfortable as a mattress on the floor? [more inside]
Our mattresses always crush down quickly and make a trough where each of us sleep. What can we do with our next mattress to not have this happen? [more inside]
Best option to soften a hard bed? Memory foam? Feather top? Giant marshmallows? [more inside]
Help me get the perfect mattress in NYC! [more inside]
We need a new mattress, as our old one is ancient and reduced to badly sagging springs and dust-mites. This is such a complicated and involved topic, and it's so under-served by reputable sites online, I'm having trouble figuring out the smart play. I am enormous, she is petite. I toss and turn vigorously, she sleeps like a log. I think anything above freezing is too hot, and she thinks anything below 85 is too cold. We really like the company of sleeping in the same bed. Help? [more inside]
My wife and I are looking for an environmentally friendly queen-sized bed, ideally from the US to cut down on shipping costs/impacts. Also, what's the best thing to do with an old bed? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
Bedafilter: Do I want a Cal King or Eastern King mattress. Also, what kind? [more inside]
My Sleepy's mattress & box spring make creaking noises when I make the slightest movement in bed, help me successfully return or exchange them! [more inside]
Don'tSaySleepNumberBedFilter: How to cope with very different sleeping preferences (hard/soft, warm/cool)? [more inside]
latex mattresses: seeking reviews of vendors, experiences w/returns, etc. more inside. [more inside]
I need to buy a non squeaky bed for under 500 bucks. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I want something to put at the foot of my bed to keep feet warm - a throw would work, but something more designed for the purpose perhaps- like a giant "sock" that slips over the end of the comforter that you slip your feet into or something like that. down or equivalent preferable, but post whatever you have!
Mattress-filter: I recently took a trip to Germany with my wife and was fascinated by some of the hotel beds there. Unlike some other parts of Europe, there were not two single-person beds, but seemed to be two combined. [more inside]
How do I best store a memory foam mattress topper? Can I keep it folded, rolled, or otherwise compressed? [more inside]
How can we make our mattress firmer and give us a better night's sleep? [more inside]
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