It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Back Problems Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 2,161
Bearygood HB UserBearygood HB User

Any feedback on mattresses, what to look for and what to avoid (coils, foam, etc.) or how to make an existing one better? Would appreciate any thoughts on the best way to go when shopping for a new one or trying to improve upon a present one. Thanks!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-06-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 21
Paul8116 HB User
Re: Mattresses?

[QUOTE=Bearygood;3029867]Any feedback on mattresses, what to look for and what to avoid (coils, foam, etc.) or how to make an existing one better? Would appreciate any thoughts on the best way to go when shopping for a new one or trying to improve upon a present one. Thanks![/QUOTE]

Dont buy a King Coil, Worst investment i ever made, Kills me and my wife but after spending $400 for it i refuse to toss it.....Stubborn i know

Old 06-06-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 2,161
Bearygood HB UserBearygood HB User
Re: Mattresses?

Do you think that coils are good at all? I'm beginning to wonder...

Old 06-06-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Omaha Ne, USA
Posts: 385
Roy47 HB User
Re: Mattresses?


After a double fusion in Feb of this year we went and bought one of those ones that you see on tv with the wine on one end and the people jumping up and down on it. It is the best of the best. It comes in three different pads so to speak....

After living in it for most of the first 6 weeks I would not take a trillion dollars for it. It is the best thing for the wife and I. I used to love a hard bed. For me the harder the better. It is a little on the pricey side of 1600.00 but it is the best bed for the both of us. I like it more and more every night...


Old 06-06-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Victorville, Ca, USA
Posts: 587
Chris54 HB User
Re: Mattresses?

I'm with Roy. Get the wine glass one! It even comes with remote controls to lower, lift and adjust the legs and head up and down.

Old 06-06-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 214
Lilly66 HB User
Re: Mattresses?

I just got the best, new mattress! It is the "Sweet Dreams" mattress. Sealy makes it especially for Double Tree hotels, but they do sell them to the public. I have had 2 back surgeries and have always found sleep to be excruciating. Now I sleep wonderfully..I still can't be in one position for too long, but overall, my sleep is wonderful!

Good Luck!

Last edited by moderator2; 06-07-2007 at 05:39 AM. Reason: posted commercial website

Old 06-06-2007, 08:58 PM   #7
Senior Veteran
DesertBloom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 1,484
DesertBloom HB UserDesertBloom HB User
Re: Mattresses?

Hi: We have the same one Roy is talking about, and we'll never go back to inner coil mattresses again. Our inner coil was causing me a lot of joint pain in addition to back pain, and the temperpedic solved the problem. I can't sleep on conventional mattresses anymore since we've had this one. I've had back surgeries, and shoulder surgery and have to sleep on my side primarily, but can actually sleep some time on my back which I couldn't on the inner coil matt. These mattresses are expensive, but they do give a 20 yr warranty, don't know if it really works if you tried to return it after that time, but if you can find a store that's doing a 3 mo sleep trial on this you could try it out. I had to put some money down, but if I changed my mind I could get the money back and return the mattress.

Roy you got a good price on yours, mine was more expensive, but I also decided on the most expensive one they had. The one we got was the most firm, even though you'll find that it does soften up some over time, especially if you have to spend any time in it during the day. Some people who don't want to spend what we did, try to simulate the same effect by putting a memory foam mattress topper on your existing mattress. I don't know how well that works, but it tons cheaper. We feel even with the price it was an excellent investment. We paid 2600. I put it on a store credit card with a no interest over 2 yrs and paid it off in time so I didn't get stuck with any interest.

Anyway we love it and wouldn't switch back.

Old 06-06-2007, 10:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY,USA
Posts: 151
saversano HB User
Re: Mattresses?

Hey all ,
I think the mattress you're all talking about is the tempurpedic mattress. Im also going to get one but there are so many to choose from. and they are pretty expensive.

Old 06-06-2007, 10:45 PM   #9
Senior Veteran
mamakitkat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,648
mamakitkat HB User
Re: Mattresses?

Sleep number bed, I ahve had one for a long time now back when they were called select comfort. Best thing for me is I can adjust it to what I need from minute to minute if need be and My hubby can have what he needs, which is totally different from my needs. I will never buy any other bed again, and they do back up the warrenty, when we were moving we knocked out the stem from the air hose and they replaced it on 24 hrs no questions asked, I was supposed to pay 20 bucks but they waived that fee and sent is overnight to boot. Good luck, mattresses are the hardest question on here and the hardest thing to but too. Make sure if you go hunting one to do it when you feel not too good that way you will know how it feels at the end of your day instead of when your all rested and feeling ok because then you may pick one that wont' be very comfortable when your in major pain.

God Bless

"Thru every dark corner is a door to a new light"
(Dana Reeve)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Old 06-07-2007, 04:10 AM   #10
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 28
k2trade HB User
Re: Mattresses?

Tempurpedic is expensive. Costco Wholesale sells a memory foam mattress not made by Tempurpedic but someone else and it's less $. Check the Costco site it would be worth paying the membership fee, if your not a member, just to get the mattress.

Old 06-07-2007, 05:04 AM   #11
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tall,florida,USA
Posts: 11
Minladar HB User
Re: Mattresses?

I havent been able to afford one of the really nice ones yet but to get me though till I get enough saved up I went to sams (walmart has them also) and got a memory foam pad and on top of that I got a 6'' feather mattrice for under $100 (hypoallergenic). yea my bed is kind of tall now with the serta matt/foam/feather but its wonderfull to sleep on and cool in the summer and warm in the winter. so that may be a way for you to go if your short on funds at the moment.

Last edited by moderator2; 06-07-2007 at 05:33 AM. Reason: posted commercial website

Old 06-07-2007, 07:08 AM   #12
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lost in the Woods in Missouri
Posts: 1,057
dustoffkid HB Userdustoffkid HB User
Re: Mattresses?

[FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkRed"]I'd be interested in hearing more about both the Select Comfort and the Tempurpedic...

I have an adjustable inflatable, but it's one of the portable bed-in-a-bag things. I like it a lot, and use it sometimes even when we don't have guests. But I'd like to look into a real mattress without inner springs. besides my back, hubby is a big dude (6'2" and 260 lbs) and spring mattresses don't last us more than a couple of months before getting the 'dent' in his side of it.[/COLOR][/FONT]

Old 06-07-2007, 08:25 AM   #13
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 2,161
Bearygood HB UserBearygood HB User
Re: Mattresses?

I know my mattress needs to be replaced and I'm seriously beginning to be aware of how important comfort is -- and WHAT it is (if that makes sense).

Re: memory foam, how big? My acpuncturist loves his 2 inch one...

I'm not quite ready to make the plunge financially in a new one but have to do something! Hopefully I'll be able to soon so all this input is great. I've really wondered especially about the Tempurpedic.

Do you use box spings on the Sleep Number or Tempurpedic or just put the mattress on a platform?

Have any of you ever laid down on a Dux bed? I have in stores...if only I could own one of my own but, IN MY DREAM$$!!!!

Old 06-07-2007, 08:38 AM   #14
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 53
ftlaudmom HB User
Re: Mattresses?

This topic is very hot it appears - probably because everyone wants to get a good nights sleep. The best mattress I've ever slept on is the new ones in the Marriott hotels. I travel quite a bit and I usually stay at a Marriott. They sell their mattresses in their catalog called Revive but I'm a little skeptical that its the same exact one that they use in their hotel rooms. I'd love to know if anyone can find out if its the same thing - if so I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

Old 06-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #15
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 571
xzx HB User
Re: Mattresses?

I have had a sleep number bed for five years now. I love my bed! I can adjust it to where I need it and the person on the other can put it where they want it. The bed does sit on something like a box spring, I guess a high tec one. It was on the pricey side, but I did a store credit card thing and paid it off with no interest in 6 months. Also comes with a 20 year warranty on it. Good luck in shopping for a bed!! I hope you find one that you just love to fall asleep in!


Last edited by xzx; 06-07-2007 at 08:43 AM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Mattresses - What's The Best For Fibro? Snowbird Fibromyalgia 30 05-22-2010 08:50 AM
Beds/mattresses for people with fibromyalgia jenilee70 Fibromyalgia 7 08-22-2007 01:59 AM
Mattresses for Spinal Osteoporosis? LiveWorthy4Him Osteoporosis 3 07-17-2006 10:26 PM
best mattresses for arthritis sufferers? legaldiva007 Arthritis 15 05-13-2005 08:02 PM
Mattresses??? Any rec's deenie Back Problems 12 04-12-2005 08:44 PM
Mattresses calida Back Problems 1 09-15-2004 06:43 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:43 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!