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Lift me up!

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]
posted by fox problems on Mar 30, 2014 - 12 answers

I need help buying a new bed

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]
posted by Brittanie on Mar 28, 2014 - 33 answers

Box spring or wood slats?

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?
posted by Xalf on Mar 14, 2014 - 17 answers

Ideas for an inexpensive and simple "bed" ?

can you give me some ideas for an inexpensive and minimalist "bed area"? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 28, 2013 - 21 answers

There can only be one, frame that is..

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]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Best mattress for floor-sleeping

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?
posted by uauage on Jul 7, 2013 - 18 answers

Help me buy an economical bed!

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]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 5, 2013 - 27 answers

How can I buy or make a comfortable double bed for little cash?

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]
posted by 4th number on Jun 5, 2013 - 21 answers

How to pick a mattress?

So...How do you test and select a mattress? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Dec 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Comfortable, cool, allergy-friendly bed setup?

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]
posted by moira on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

3d spacer textile/fabric mattress recommendations

I am interested in buying a spacer textile mattress. Anyone out there who has used one or knows where to buy one?
posted by Infernarl on Oct 16, 2012 - 1 answer

How to pick a good memory foam mattress.

Anyone still recommend the Sleep Innovation Memory Foam Mattress after owning it for awhile? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Sep 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Ikea bed and mattress suggestions

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?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 31, 2012 - 23 answers

Recommend a good, cheap, platform-style bed frame

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]
posted by aka burlap on Jul 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Will memory foam padding improve IKEA mattress?

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]
posted by dr handsome on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Memory foam mattress. What's the winner?

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]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Mar 16, 2012 - 30 answers

fitted sheet for thinner mattress??

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.
posted by cmp4Meta on Dec 24, 2011 - 12 answers

I want an awesome bed.

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.
posted by sharkfu on Oct 11, 2011 - 49 answers

Mattress-related back pain.

What are your mattress hacks for back pain? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 8, 2011 - 20 answers

I don't think I want to sleep on the floor

Is anything horrible going to happen if I use an air mattress in a regular bed frame? Is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Aug 2, 2011 - 29 answers

Temporary beds for adult visitors?

I need a temporary bed solution for when my parents visit. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on May 21, 2011 - 11 answers

What's a comfortable bed that mice won't nest in?

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]
posted by aunt_winnifred on May 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Clever sleep solution or mattress mistake?

Is my idea to turn a couple of twin mattresses into a king-sized bed something I'm going to regret? [more inside]
posted by tyllwin on Mar 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Keep my mattress decent!

Please help me find (in the USA) a mattress pad and fitted sheets to REALLY fit a 15"-thick mattress. [more inside]
posted by philokalia on Jan 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I buy a bed that's more comfortable than my floor?

What type of bed is as solid and comfortable as a mattress on the floor? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Jan 12, 2011 - 15 answers

We want to buy a mattress but we always get little valleys in them soon after we buy them.

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]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Dec 22, 2010 - 25 answers

Best option to soften a hard bed?

Best option to soften a hard bed? Memory foam? Feather top? Giant marshmallows? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Oct 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me get the perfect mattress in NYC!

Help me get the perfect mattress in NYC! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Mattress Musings?

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]
posted by Slap*Happy on Aug 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Looking for a comfortable green bed in the US

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]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 23, 2010 - 14 answers

What kind of bed do I want?

Bedafilter: Do I want a Cal King or Eastern King mattress. Also, what kind? [more inside]
posted by desl on Jul 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Sleepy's Mattress Box Spring Not Singing Me To Sleep???

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]
posted by thankyoumuchly on May 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Make my bed "just right."

Don'tSaySleepNumberBedFilter: How to cope with very different sleeping preferences (hard/soft, warm/cool)? [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Apr 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Purchasing/Owning Experiences with Latex Mattresses

latex mattresses: seeking reviews of vendors, experiences w/returns, etc. more inside. [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Personally I LOVE a squeaky bedframe. Helps with pacing. My girlfriend? Not so much.

I need to buy a non squeaky bed for under 500 bucks. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for a keep-feet-warm in bed device (to keep on the bed, not just socks)

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!
posted by lrodman on Oct 8, 2009 - 18 answers

European split beds?

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]
posted by anjiro on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I best store a memory foam mattress topper

How do I best store a memory foam mattress topper? Can I keep it folded, rolled, or otherwise compressed? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 23, 2009 - 10 answers

PLEASE help us get a better nights sleep!

How can we make our mattress firmer and give us a better night's sleep? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on May 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Manic Mattresses, Crazy Canopies, and Loony Linens

I'm buying my first bed and first mattress, and I need help understanding mattress height, as well as where/how to find canopy linens. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye on Mar 26, 2009 - 8 answers

It's a hard question...

So many great pads available to soften hard mattresses, but nothing seems to go the other direction. What are some creative ways to make our cushy pillowtop mattress firm enough for safe cosleeping with a new baby? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me buy a foam mattress on a budget

How can I find the best foam mattress on a limited (<$400) budget? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Feb 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Please help me find a proper sleep position.

I need a proper sleep position! I don't know which one I sleep to, because I keep tossing and turning till sleep overtakes and I fall asleep. [more inside]
posted by Vandal on Jan 16, 2009 - 18 answers

Our bed is so bad we tend to roll together into the trough in the middle.

My wife and I stayed overnight at a hotel a few weekends ago and came to the realization that our bed is truly horrific. Help us buy a new mattress! (details inside) [more inside]
posted by QUHZK on Dec 19, 2008 - 24 answers

Extra Long Full sized Mattress, Help!

I'm too tall to comfortably sleep on a Full size mattress, so I'm in the market for an Extra Long Full (Full XL), but my search hasn't gone so well. [more inside]
posted by notpeter on Oct 15, 2008 - 12 answers

What do I need for a bed?

I'm buying a bed for the first time and just got the mattress. Should I get a boxspring and bed frame, or just a bed frame or platform bed (same as bed frame?)? I was considering this ikea frame so it looks easy to disassemble when I move.
posted by lpctstr; on Sep 26, 2008 - 17 answers

Sleep, perchance to sleep cooly, like Sam Cucumber Marlow

Will an Ikea Sultan Erfjord latex mattress bake me as I sleep? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jul 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Is a mattress cover really necessary?

Do I really need a mattress cover? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jul 22, 2008 - 35 answers

Soft, so soft!

Mattress Filter: Where to buy a double mattress and/or bed in Montreal? I’m a starving student, and this September I want somewhere comfortable to sleep when I relocate to McGill. I’m not made of money, but metafilter has scary bedbug stories and a $200 Ikea foam job sounds uncomfy. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jul 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Albany bed

I'm moving to Albany, NY, and I'm trying to figure out the most practical way to set up a place to sleep in my apartment (bed, futon, or mattress) as quickly and easily as possible. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Jul 9, 2008 - 10 answers

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