What mattress to buy from Sleepys?
October 16, 2012 6:34 AM   Subscribe

New mattress from Sleepy's suggestions? (spending around $800)

So I previously bought a Kingsdown Queen size mattress from Mattress Discounters about a year and a half ago. It started sagging badly even though I have it supported on a platform bed. Sleepys bought out the Mattress Discounters store I got it from so they took over the warranty process, sent a tester, deemed it defective, and gave me a credit to get a new mattress.

So, my question is, has anyone got a great mattress from Sleepys that they would recommend? I get lost in all the different kinds. My girlfriend and I are both side sleepers if that matters. She has back issues sometimes as do I now with our defective mattress. Other than that I'm not sure what information to include.

Thank you!
posted by modoriculous to Shopping (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The best advice I ever got, bed-wise, was to get a flippable pillow-top mattress. The pillow-top mattresses that are popular lately that don't flip tend to sag very quickly. Being able to flip and rotate the mattress every week has kept mine in great condition for several years.

Mine's a Sealy.
posted by xingcat at 6:55 AM on October 16, 2012

We love our Sleepy's mattresses. We bought a full size in 2006, and loved it so much that we bought the same thing in late 2008 when we were ready to upgrade to a queen. We are both side sleepers.

It's a Simmons Beautyrest. I can't tell you the exact model. It's fairly firm with light padding, but not a pillow-top. It's one sided: you can turn it, but not flip it over. We still have both mattresses (the full size is in our guest room), and neither one sags at all. And we are not small people (combined weight of about 450lbs). We did get the box spring with both mattresses, and they are on bedframes with cross supports, which I think helps prevent sagging.

I'm pretty sure that we paid $1000 for the queen, including boxspring, frame, and delivery. That was a little more than half what the mattress was listed for (maybe $1800?). Sleepy's is notorious for mark-ups, which leaves a lot or room for negotiating. Also, when we got the first mattress, I fell in love with it immediately, but my partner took some time to adjust. He thought it was too firm. But I fixed the issue by putting a thicker mattress pad on the bed for a while. Now he also loves the bed. I'm not lying when I say that we both still get into bed and declare our love for our mattress.
posted by kimdog at 7:04 AM on October 16, 2012

Seeing xingcat's comment... my one concern when we bought our mattress was that it wasn't flippable. But that has turned out not be an issue for this particular mattress. We do turn it every few months to redistribute the weight.
posted by kimdog at 7:07 AM on October 16, 2012

When I bought a mattress a few years ago, the consensus expert opinion seemed to be that once you reach a basic quality threshold, there's no such thing as "the best" mattress, either from a comfort or health perspective. You simply find a mattress that you like, and the best way to do that is to lie down on it for a long time. People tend to lie down on a mattress for maybe a minute. Instead, rest on it for 15 minutes. Bring a book if you want. You might feel silly, but if you're going to be using it for 8 hours * 365 days * 5-10 years, 15 minutes isn't that long.
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 7:36 AM on October 16, 2012 [2 favorites]

I can't remember what it is called, but we got one from Sleepy's that you could choose the firmness of each side independently, I'm pretty sure it was the Sleepy's brand, the numbers start at 200 and go up from there. It has been 4 years now and I still love the thing, comfy, makes me happy to get into bed (ok, so I'm happy to get into bed even with a crappy mattress, but this one, I get, and still am ecstatic at how comfy I find it). Oddly, though part of the appeal was that you could set the sides independently, both my husband and I wanted to same firmness (the "200" level which was the firmest and interestingly the cheapest) so we aren't actually using that feature, but it was still more comfy that any of the other beds we tried there.
posted by katers890 at 7:54 AM on October 16, 2012

I saw these on sale last week, though they may not be anymore: Coolsense Misty Harbor Firm Mattress by Sealy Posturpedic, Coolsense Swans Gage Cushion Firm Mattress by Sealy Posturpedic, Sealy Wrapped Coil Posturpedic Springmoss Circle Firm Euro Top.

In the past, I have purchased a Sealy Posturpedic (Perfect Sleeper, I think it was called) and it was great. My mom still has it and it is in her guest room. I sleep on it when I stay at her house and it is still more comfortable than the mattress I have now. I purchased an expensive and fancy mattress that turned out to be a big sagger.
posted by Yellow at 8:16 AM on October 16, 2012

I just checked on Sleepy's and it is Serta that makes the perfect sleeper. Sorry about the confusion.
posted by Yellow at 8:36 AM on October 16, 2012

Somewhere on Metafilter, someone recommended the website Sleep Like The Dead in a previous mattress-selection question. I used their giant matrix of mattress types, features, and customer ratings to choose my mattress. If you're into making big purchasing decisions with a lot of research, the sample sizes they've got going on are... impressive.
posted by deludingmyself at 8:36 AM on October 16, 2012

This is great, thank you everyone for your advice and suggestions.
posted by modoriculous at 11:27 AM on October 16, 2012

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