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Storing a spring mattress on its side

How bad is it, really, to store a queen-sized spring mattress on its side for 2-2.5 months? Is this sure to ruin the mattress or is it likely to actually be okay? Would rotating it every couple of weeks help? [more inside]
posted by st elmo's fire on Oct 17, 2016 - 6 answers

Mattress Suggestions for Back Pain

Mattress suggestions for mid-and-lower back pain? [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me on Sep 16, 2016 - 22 answers

How can I best clean my mattress after a stain?

I came home tonight to find a 2 foot square wet spot on my mattress. I have allergies and sensitivity to mold and odors. [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Jul 21, 2016 - 13 answers

Saatva Mattress Long Term Reviews?

Saatva gets amazing reviews. The only critiques I see are that over the long term, they start to dip/sag. Has anyone else had a Saatva mattress longer than a couple years and can let us know how it has held up? Is it more likely to sag than other beds? Is it just because of the pillow top? Any other complaints? Thanks!
posted by KatyKat on Jul 2, 2016 - 0 answers

Bed Delivery, Bent Mattress

Bed Delivery guys bent my pocket spring mattress in half to fit it into an elevator. Is my new bed damaged before I have a chance to sleep on it? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl on Jun 3, 2016 - 8 answers

Like a marshmallow but softer

Recommend a mattress for me. [more inside]
posted by fshgrl on Mar 24, 2016 - 16 answers

What Mattress Is Good for Kids?

My little girl is growing out of her crib and I need a mattress. Grandpa has lovingly made the little bee a cedar bed frame; it needs at least a 9" twin sized mattress. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on Mar 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Can't make heads or tails out of this Ikea mattress

Which side of this Ikea Sultan foam mattress is up? [more inside]
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico on Feb 12, 2016 - 9 answers

Bed upgrade! (or sidegrade, at least)

I need a guest bedroom, so I'm figuring on taking my current bed, relocating it down the hall, and buying a new bed. How do I make the most of the opportunity to replace this piece of furniture in the master bedroom? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Feb 1, 2016 - 18 answers

How to fix or tolerate an uncomfortable mattress for two weeks?

I'm looking after a parent's dog, house, and home business for a little over two weeks. The bed I'm sleeping in is super squishy. I think the mattress is memory foam. It doesn't matter if I lie on my stomach, back, or side - my hips sink into the mattress and then my legs and feet go numb. Eventually my arms go numb as well. Is there a sleeping position I could try that might alleviate the circulation problems? [more inside]
posted by Stonkle on Jan 25, 2016 - 18 answers

Don't want to trigger a foam slide

Can I store a latex/foam hybrid mattress on its side for a month without compromising it? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jan 19, 2016 - 5 answers

How are the Casper/Tuft & Needle mattresses?

I'm constantly getting ads for these mattresses, and the prices seem too good to be true. Does anyone actually have one of these mattresses? I'd love to hear some real world reviews that aren't filtered through the company webpages.
posted by rainbowbrite on Dec 5, 2015 - 25 answers

After 101+ days, what do you think about your Tuft & Needle bed?

If you have owned a 10” Tuft & Needle mattress for at least 101 days, how long have you owned it and how is it holding up? Having slept on it for a while, is there anything you didn’t know or that caught you by surprise? And if you had to do it over, would you still buy this mattress? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 11, 2015 - 19 answers

Left matress on its side for a few days, now has lump that won't go away

Someone was moving out of my building shortly after I moved to my current apartment, resulting in my girlfreind and I getting a free queen sized mattress. I left it on its side for about three days while I got my stuff sorted, and since then the side that was in the air has a huge lump. Have I ruined it, or is there a way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Oct 26, 2015 - 11 answers

Please explain beds to me.

I am so confused. Please tell me what kind of bed (& mattress) I should buy. [more inside]
posted by quaking fajita on Oct 4, 2015 - 24 answers

Get a mattress topper or buy a new bed?

I have a queen latex mattress from Ikea that's about five years old, though it's only been in active use for about four years. It's really, really, really firm, and I am thinking it might be making my sleep suboptimal. Is it time to replace it or just get a topper for it and wait another year or two? [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Oct 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me choose a mattress topper (and also not freeze to death)

I need help making my bed a sanctuary of warmth and comfort. Help me choose a mattress topper than will promote a delightful and luxurious warmth without making me sweat. More info below the fold. [more inside]
posted by aaxelrod on Sep 16, 2015 - 20 answers

A firm orthopedic bed mattress for a bad back?

Can someone recommend me a good firm orthopedic bed mattress please (details inside). [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Sep 7, 2015 - 2 answers

Waterproof mattress cover recommendations?

MeFites, I'm looking for a mattress cover for a twin bed (i.e. something going under the fitted sheet, but above the mattress and memory foam topper). I've spent a couple of hours (!) browsing and they all seem to sound the same, but I don't know which actually work well (especially waterproof-wise). I'd love to hear any of your recommendations from personal experience. Specific requirements for my situation inside. [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Aug 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Looking for a mattress protector that's waterproof, silent, and durable

I'd like a mattress protector for my daughter's double/full bed that's waterproof (no milk, pee or vomit leaking through), silent (doesn't make crinkly noises when rolling around on it) and durable (stays waterproof after many washes). Any suggestions?
posted by clawsoon on Aug 10, 2015 - 18 answers

Big kid mattress

Our 3 year old kitschjunge is ready for a big boy bed. I hope a new twin mattress will last him a good ten years. However, I'm concerned about all of the conflicting information I see about conventional polyurethane mattresses (offgassing) as well as more natural options like latex and wool (allergens). Did you research kids mattresses, and what did you ultimately decide was the healthiest option? And while I'm trying to be frugal, I'll splurge for the right purchase.
posted by kitschfrau on Aug 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Can my mattress be bad for me? Help me separate reality from woo.

We've been waking up headachy and cranky in a room that always acquires a "stuffy" smell overnight (which in retrospect smells a lot like said mattress). We chalked it up to bad air circulation until we opened up the mattress, which to our untrained eyes looked awful. But we're not chemists, and on this question the internet is rife with woo. Can the mattress really be causing our sleep issues? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Aug 1, 2015 - 16 answers

Blow up bed needed for picky parents.

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]
posted by silverstatue on Jul 20, 2015 - 21 answers

Will a Sleep Number C2/C4 mattress bottom out on me?

I tried various models of Sleep Number mattress in their store, and I liked how well even the lower-end models (C2/C4) conformed to my body. However, when I got off the C2, I noticed that the edge collapsed, since it is foam. I am just under 6'0" and roughly 200 lbs. My "number" was 35 on the C2 and 40 on the C4. As they are only 8" and 9" thick, respectively, can anyone tell me from experience or otherwise if "bottoming out" will be a problem during the night? If so, will a memory foam topper solve this issue? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Jul 9, 2015 - 1 answer

Optimize the place we spend 1/3 of our lives

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]
posted by raspberrE on Jun 16, 2015 - 8 answers

Overheating in bed, steps to take - sleep filter

I haven't been sleeping well. Including all winter. I have a crappy polyester comforter and Target Jersey Cotten Sheets, and a $600 10 inch memory foam mattress from Amazon with two memory foam pillows. So - basically everything that would make me overheat. Would adding a Latex Topper to the mix fix a lot of problems? [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on May 11, 2015 - 37 answers

Are my mattress expectations too high?

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]
posted by primethyme on Apr 6, 2015 - 56 answers

[Beds on which to have] sweet dreams are made of...what, exactly?

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]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jan 24, 2015 - 6 answers

oh boy! another question about bedding!

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]
posted by millipede on Jan 15, 2015 - 29 answers

Winter in San Francisco

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]
posted by aubilenon on Dec 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Box Spring Mattress Stuffing?

There is stuffing crammed into the corners if my box spring mattress. Why? And can I throw it away? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Dec 9, 2014 - 3 answers

The Princess And The Pea

Is it possible to make a mattress firmer, or am I better off buying a new mattress? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Buying a mattress- Is it possible to do cheaply?

Our 15 year old starter mattress is in a bad way. We have very little funds to spend on a mattress. We've found some in our price range, but also found there is a whole cottage industry of used, refurbished and slightly-bed bug infested mattresses. Is it possible to find something inexpensive but not one of the above? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 23, 2014 - 45 answers

Bouncy Mattress Good for Making the Whoopee?

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]
posted by willie11 on Nov 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Anyone tried a Simmons Springville or Slumberland Tempsmart mattress?

We need help choosing a mattress to buy, its between a Simmons Springville and a Slumberland Tempsmart II 3600. Difficulty level: we are in the Philippines and options are limited. [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Mattress Missteps: Is Ikea the Answer?

Over the past year, my girlfriend and I have suffered through a series of mattress missteps to the tune of about $2500. Yesterday we were in Ikea and tried out the Sultan Heggedal mattress, which is $999 for a king. We were impressed both with the comfort and price of this mattress, but are trying to do some additional research so we don’t make the same mistake again. [more inside]
posted by merikus on Nov 2, 2014 - 16 answers

How can I achieve the most comfortable bed for the lowest price? (<$250)

How can I achieve the most comfortable (hopefully portable) bed for the lowest price? (Under $250) [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Oct 16, 2014 - 21 answers

Best starter mattress?

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!
posted by serelliya on Jul 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Weight differential making mattress uncomfortable - any solutions?

I am struggling with back aches when I'm trying to sleep. I think it has something to do with my sleeping partner weighing about 60lbs more than me. What are the possible solutions - both short term (mattress toppers, etc.) and long term (new mattress)? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Jul 7, 2014 - 21 answers

I'm too tired to think of a quirky title

We're tired of sleeping on a twin sized futon mattress. Literally. Help us find a solution. Difficulty: Spiral stairs! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jun 24, 2014 - 34 answers

Bed movement is disrupting our sleep and making me cranky, what to do

My boyfriend's mattress is about 6 years old, and he's a tosser. When I sleep over and he tosses and turns it keeps me up, and it sucks. I'm not sure if it's the mattress or the boxspring - he thinks mattress. Let's say getting a new mattress is not in the immediate future - will a memory foam cover help us? Is there any thing else you can think of? I'm guessing not really, but sometimes there are innovative suggestions around here. [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Jun 11, 2014 - 25 answers

Help me choose a mattress

We need to buy a single mattress for our infant daughter's bed. I have no idea what is reasonable in terms of price or what we should look for. Please help. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on May 31, 2014 - 6 answers

Memory foam mattress in Japan?

So Tuft & Needle and the like are pretty cool and exciting, except I live in Japan. What options, if any, do I have for a Double-size good memory foam mattress in Japan? Like, not just a topper.
posted by DoctorFedora on May 18, 2014 - 5 answers

What's the thinnest comfortable mattress out there?

I want to put a mattress up in my loft, which has low ceilings, and I'd like it to be as low as possible while still providing support. Would a mattress topper from Tempurpedic be too thin? There's carpet in the loft for some slight cushioning. I usually sleep on my side and like a medium-firmness bed--I usually like pillow top mattresses. Does anyone have any suggestions? As a bonus question, how do people usually get mattresses up in lofts, if the only way up is a ladder?
posted by three_red_balloons on May 8, 2014 - 4 answers

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

Experiences with Kluft mattresses or other advice?

We have been searching for a mattress for quite some time. The only mattress that we both unequivocally love is the St. Claire Kluft Latex mattress. It is rather firm, supportive, non-bouncy, doesn't transfer motion, and in general felt very 'solid' and comfortable. But Kluft is one of those luxury brands that doesn't seem to publish much on how the mattresses are constructed, and we can't find any reviews of this model or even any other reviews of high-end Kluft latex mattresses. After a few poor mattress choices, we're worried about divots in the bed in a short amount of time, or other general construction problems. Do you have experience with Kluft mattresses, particularly their latex models? Or have any advice on buying this brand in particular? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Mar 15, 2014 - 3 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

What's so funny about a bloodstained mattress?

Can Metafilter offer a plausible explanation of what is going on in this curious vintage photo of a group of women holding up a stained mattress and a pillow? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 9, 2014 - 34 answers

Advice regarding a new mattress or Shikibuton

The wife and I desperately need a new mattress. Any experience with shikibutons? [more inside]
posted by chirico on Jan 6, 2014 - 10 answers

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