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Mattress me, MeFi.

It's been over a decade since I bought a mattress. I'm in the market now. Apparently, memory foam is a thing now? Where do I even begin this process and does anybody have personal recommendations? Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by strangecargo on Mar 14, 2016 - 27 answers

Raised Beds for Dummies

I would like to build a raised bed (for vegetables) on my lawn but I know nothing about construction and very little about gardening. [more inside]
posted by toby_ann on Mar 16, 2015 - 17 answers

What is up with the beds in Sweden?

Can someone please explain to me what I am seeing on top of the beds in Swedish hotel pictures? [more inside]
posted by thorny on Feb 15, 2015 - 16 answers

King-Sized people need recommendations for cozy, sturdy bed.

The hub and I are in the market for a new King-Sized bed. One of us is over 400 lbs. and our previous boxspring was eternally oppressed, groaning and moaning and calling us rude names. Finally it gave out entirely and we are now in need of a sturdy yet snuggly place to lay our heads when slumber calls. [more inside]
posted by mynamemeansmoon on Aug 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Our bed groans louder than we ever could

We have a magically wonderful queen-sized pillow top mattress and box springs which we love. But the basic metal frame underneath is relentlessly noisy, making every shift of weight, every instance of us getting up or lying down into a series of creaks and squeaks that can be heard all through the house. Worst of all, it's not even possible to have sexytime without the whole house hearing the bed. We need a quieter bed and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 28, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I sleep cooler at night?

I sleep hot. My body creates a lot of heat at night, which is good for me but bad for my partners. My ex-wife used to complain, and my current girlfriend doesn't enjoy cuddling because I'm warm and often sweaty. I sleep hotter when I drink alcohol, I know that, and memory foam seems to be a problem (so I'm replacing my memory foam mattress with an expensive mattress that's supposed to be cooler). What other things can I do to be cooler at night? I want my girlfriend to cuddle more!
posted by jdroth on Nov 12, 2013 - 25 answers

Polyurethane mattresses -- what's all the fuss?

I'm trying to figure out if there's anything to worry about putting my kid on a polyurethane mattress. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Sep 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Dog bed for two cats can haz

My cats need a new bed -- help me find one! (Yes, photo inside.) [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Aug 24, 2013 - 10 answers

I need to create flowerbeds from scratch

We have a house with exactly zero flowerbeds (or landscaping in general for that matter) and it has no curb appeal whatsoever. THIS SHALL NOT STAND! I have some experience gardening, but creating beds from scratch seems a bit major at first glace. Help me make new flowerbeds, and help me make a good plan for our new beds. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Mar 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Where have all the beds gone?

We've decided its time to buy a grown up bedroom set and have some questions I'm hoping the folks here can answer. [more inside]
posted by JPD on Jul 30, 2011 - 16 answers

I need a "new" mattress.

Why are there so many "new" mattresses on Craigslist and on hand-written signs at intersections? Are they really new? [more inside]
posted by Surinam Toad on Mar 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Keeping squirrels from digging up my garden

Squirrel Wars: Can I lay down a layer of chicken wire or hardware cloth directly on top of my raised beds to keep the squirrels from digging up my plants, and then let my veggies grow through the wire all season? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Feb 28, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I covercome my need for a large amount of personal space while sleeping?

My boyfriend and I are moving in together! But I have trouble falling asleep when I'm sharing a bed and can barely do it four nights a week. How am I going to upgrade to seven nights a week? Please give me your suggestions! [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Dec 5, 2010 - 42 answers

Bed, stop creaking!

Creaky bed! Can I fix or improve it? [more inside]
posted by leedly on Jul 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Should we keep the waterbed?

Have you ever switched from a waterbed to a more conventional mattress? What kind of mattress (innerspring, foam, etc.) did you switch to and are you happy about it? Conversely, would you never switch? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Jul 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Can I put a mattress directly onto the floor without issue?

Any issues with putting a mattress directly onto the floor? I have a mattress I love but am moving into a loft space with very little headroom in the loft. Getting rid of the bed part of the bed would help out greatly but a few friends have told me this is a bad idea--two specifically claiming it'll cause mold. Thoughts? Recommendations? Solutions (links to really low beds)? Thanks!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Jul 19, 2009 - 29 answers

Looking for a bed like this one...

I love this bed. How do I find one like it? What kind of words should I be using in my search? Thanks!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Jun 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Is it safe for my baby to sleep in a dog crate?

Is a large port-a-crate a good idea for a portable bed for our 11-month old human baby? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Help me pick a latex mattress!

Mattressfilter: What are your experiences with latex mattresses, particularly with IKEA latex mattresses? For someone with back problems, details inside. [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on Jan 31, 2009 - 9 answers

And in that sleep of death what dreams may come

Help me choose a bed. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Jan 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Let sleeping cats lie?

Banishing cats from the bedroom. [more inside]
posted by theCroft on Oct 9, 2008 - 22 answers

Do partners still sleep in the same bed and why?

Sleeping together.... no I mean SLEEPING together ... is it still common among partners living together? I always found I got much better sleep alone in my own bed but when partners sleep in separate beds, others seem to think something is wrong with the relationship. What's the common practice/s around the world?
posted by zaebiz on Oct 7, 2008 - 61 answers

Source for cheap platform beds online?

Short version: is there a secret source online (so not IKEA) for attractive, cheap platform beds? I can't drive to pick one up (unless the source is less than 50 miles from Champaign, IL), so online is the only option. [more inside]
posted by scrim on Aug 31, 2008 - 20 answers

To sleep, perchance to dream...

How do you shop for a new bed and pillows when they don't let you sleep at the store? [more inside]
posted by B-squared on Aug 13, 2007 - 13 answers

How to comfortably combine two twin beds?

How can I connect two twin beds so that they become a comfortable king-size bed? [more inside]
posted by ManicExpressive on Aug 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Allergies and down filling

Any recommendations on allergy proofing a down comforter? [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Jan 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Good folding/rollaway bed?

We'd like my wife's 89-year-old mother to be able to stay with us once in a while, which involves making her as comfortable as possible. Our double-bed futon is very comfortable, but it's in the living room and won't fit in the downstairs study/office, so she has no privacy when she sleeps there. We're thinking of getting a single bed to put in the study, but we don't really want to rearrange everything and have a bed taking up half the room in there for a few visits a year, so ideally it would be something we can put away when not in use. But it has to be comfortable (good mattress) and well built and not excessively expensive. Suggestions?
posted by languagehat on Nov 7, 2005 - 22 answers

Do British people use sheets?

Brits: Do you use sheets and blankets? Or does everyone use a duvet and cover now? Any ballpark guess on percentages of the population using each?
posted by Mayor Curley on Oct 11, 2005 - 52 answers

Building a rustic bed?

Building a bed out of logs: Attaching milled rails to the rustic headboard? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 9, 2005 - 11 answers

Pet bets

I want one of these. but the cost is prohibitive. Any ideas on anything as good or better?
posted by oflinkey on Aug 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Non-bunching mattress pad

Looking for a mattress pad that doesn't move around and bunch up. I've spent a lot of money on them, and they all seem to want to migrate as soon as we crawl into bed. They look like they fit when I put them on and pull them tight, but as soon as we get in and roll over even once, there's all sorts of ridges and bumps. I'm talking about the kind of mattress pad that goes on like a fitted sheet. Would the flat kind of pad with straps be better? We like the softness of knit sheets, and I'm wondering whether there's a "Velcro effect" between the sheets and the pad. Would regular cotton sheets slide over the pad and not make it bunch up?
posted by Joleta on Apr 2, 2005 - 20 answers

Attractive and affordable sofabeds?

Sleeper sofas: Can anyone recommend a sofa bed solution that A) looks good and B) doesn't totally break the bank?
posted by o2b on Dec 5, 2004 - 16 answers

Mattress/Boxspring Question

Why do we need boxsprings? [more inside]
posted by Eekacat on Oct 29, 2004 - 15 answers

Sleep Number Beds

Does anyone here have experience with "sleep number" type mattresses? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by ewagoner on Jul 8, 2004 - 3 answers

Kit to convert two twin beds into a king-size?

AskBedFilter: I'm looking for a kit to convert two twin beds into a king-size. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on May 2, 2004 - 2 answers

Are Tempurpedic foam mattresses worth buying?

I need a new mattress. While shopping around, I tried one of those TemPurpedic, Swedish foam mattersses. They are about 4x more than I would ever expect to pay for a bed, but i am tempted. Anyone have any experience/advice/tips on these? Worth it or not? Any cheaper alternatives?
posted by bluno on May 1, 2004 - 13 answers

Choosing a mattress

Since I'm about to graduate and move on with life, I'm thinking of ditching my 15 year old twin mattress. What should I look for in a new queen-sized mattress, and how should I pick one? How do I know I'm not getting ripped off? I've been trying to look at ads in the newspaper and I've gone into a few stores, but everything seems to be designed to be confusing, and nothing seems to compare across manufacturers ... or even in the same manufacturer's line. Help! [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Apr 23, 2004 - 11 answers

Tell me about memory-foam mattresses.

Those memory-foam mattress things. Tempurpedic and the knock offs you can find in other shops. I've noticed some cost as low as $400, scroll down to the bottom (beware, it's an awful site) with the Tempurpedic running about $1800 for a fullsize. There are other knockoffs (one by Sealy i think) but I can't find a link. And what's with the latex beds? Consumers! REPORT! thanks. I have a friend whose life was changed by these things. I worry it's a fad, like the waterbed but I've heard good things. I have two questions. 1) go Tempurpedic or try something else? 2) for those with one, what is sex like on them?
posted by Peter H on Mar 29, 2004 - 13 answers

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