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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 - 10 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

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

cooling a memory foam mattress topper

Has anyone had any success with finding the right barrier layer to stop a memory foam mattress topper trapping too much heat? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on May 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Gel foam mattresses: thumbs up or down?

Gel foam mattresses? Any experiences/info/opinions? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Oct 3, 2012 - 6 answers

What sort of mattress topper won't cause overheating in bed?

I need a mattress topper that will dampen the effect of my husband rolling over in bed without causing overheating. I like memory foam, but am worried it will be too hot, especially in summer. What would people recommend? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 6, 2012 - 11 answers

A different kind of hair removal.

How do I remove hair that's stuck in a foam mattress topper, without breaking it? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on May 14, 2012 - 7 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

How to clean a foam mattress topper?

How to clean a foam mattress topper? [more inside]
posted by cupcakemuffin on Apr 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Memory foam mattress topper?

Is a memory foam mattress topper a good idea? [more inside]
posted by vers on Mar 31, 2012 - 25 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

Once upon a really crappy mattress...

We just got a new mattress to replace our king-sized memory foam mattress. I bought the old mattress a little too cheaply, and its not suited for further use on a bed. What are some creative ways to reuse the foam? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Feb 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Is sleeping on a rock good for me?

Tell me about your experience with a memory foam pillow. Do you love it, hate it, or something in between? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Jun 23, 2011 - 27 answers

Stiffer viscoelastic pillows?

Is it possible to buy very firm memory foam (visco-elastic foam) pillows? [more inside]
posted by floam on Nov 28, 2010 - 5 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

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

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

get me into a love sac knock off

Looking for the perfect bean bag chair - without out the sticker shock of the love sac [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Jan 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Tempurpedic vs. Memory Foam

The topic has been covered here before, but the answer to this specific question remains elusive: Is there a difference between expensive Tempurpedic mattresses and the generic memory foam ones? [more inside]
posted by wetpaint on Sep 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Good uses for an old memory foam mattress topper?

I have an old 3" memory foam full size mattress topper laying out in my garage. Looking for some DIY projects or ideas as to what I can do with this foam, as opposed to tossing it out or trying to sell on craigslist. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Just the topper?

Can I sleep on just a memory foam mattress topper? Other suggestions for cheap-o temporary furnishing? [more inside]
posted by zazerr on Jul 29, 2008 - 27 answers

What is the real risk of mattress offgassing?

What do I really need to know about mattresses and offgassing? [more inside]
posted by Badmichelle on Mar 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Can you help me buy a memory foam mattress topper

Memory Foam Mattress Toppers - assuming the density, thickness and size are all the same is there any difference from brand to brand? Also, I've heard they can trap heat. Do they get uncomfortably warm, or are there other things I should think about before purchasing? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Aug 7, 2006 - 11 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

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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