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Do you wake up well rested?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
My bed sucks!! It is sagging in the middle and I wake up every morning with serious back pain. I need to buy a new mattress set but do not want to spend more than $1000.

I would like some sort of pillowtop with support so I do not just sink in.

It is a big purchase so I was looking for feedback.

So for those of you willing to share who wakes up well rested and what kind of mattress and brand are you sleeping on?

Thanks!
post #2 of 19
i dont sleep that good on my mattress either
post #3 of 19
It's kind of strange.. I've had my mattress for years, and my mom got a new one for herself after we moved.. and she thinks mine is a lot more comfortable, so she always comes to lay on it.

Anyways.. it seems like a lot of the time, even when I get eight or nine hours, I'm still tired when I wake up. It kind of sucks.
post #4 of 19
IMO, a good mattress isn't an expense - it's a necessity. I had lower back pain for years and when we moved here 2.5 years ago we got a new mattress and yes it was around $1,000. I haven't suffered from back pain since and I sleep well and feel rested (as long as I don't stay up too late and have to go to work in the morning )

It's one of the best things you can invest in for yourself.
post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosemite
IMO, a good mattress isn't an expense - it's a necessity. I had lower back pain for years and when we moved here 2.5 years ago we got a new mattress and yes it was around $1,000. I haven't suffered from back pain since and I sleep well and feel rested (as long as I don't stay up too late and have to go to work in the morning )

It's one of the best things you can invest in for yourself.
Well this was up-lifting hear!
I've been wanting a new awesome expensive mattres for months now.

And I sleep OK. Not great, not bad. I am a big caffine person though in the morning, right when I wake up, so being tired goes away really fast for me. And then I'm ready to bop around like a good waitress is supposed to bop around at 5:00 AM.
post #6 of 19
Our matress suck!

It's too soft to begin with, and Jeremy insisted on getting a pillowtop.
This was before we were together.
I've already convinced him that we need to replace it with something like a sleep number so that he can have his squishy side and I can have my side that actually supports.

I sleep, if I'm lucky, 4 hours at any stretch and I wake up hurting
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosemite
IMO, a good mattress isn't an expense - it's a necessity. I had lower back pain for years and when we moved here 2.5 years ago we got a new mattress and yes it was around $1,000. I haven't suffered from back pain since and I sleep well and feel rested (as long as I don't stay up too late and have to go to work in the morning )

It's one of the best things you can invest in for yourself.
I completely agree which is why I want to bite the bullet and go for it. I can not wake up much longer with the back pain and tossing and turning all night!

I am looking at a Simmons Beauty Rest matress set right now but am undecided as what brand to go with.
post #8 of 19
I love my Sealy mattress. I bought the mattress and box springs on sale for about $499 five years ago, and I consider them one of my best ever purchases.

I don't wake up feeling well rested, but that's not because of the mattress, it's because of Cotton the sleep interruptor pouncing on me intermittently all day!
post #9 of 19
We bought a Serta about hmm...May I think it was? Anyway we'd been looking for a new mattress forever and when we finally found the one we REALLY wanted, they discontinued it the week before we went to get one! So we had to start all over again, looking, testing, and we never did find one we really LOVED like that first one, we did find one similar to it though and that's the one we have today. It has the pillowtop and feels yummy to get into at night.
At first my back hurt like the dickens and I wasn't sure why but I found out through the wonderful people here(thank you everyone! Love ya! ) that it might be my back getting used to the bed. I was so relived, I thought I'd have to get rid of it because I couldn't sleep on it.
But now, I feel relaxed, tired and fall right to sleep at night, and I wake up feeling tired( going to sleep to late and getting up to early) but refreshed.
I heard that you're supposed to buy a new bed every ten or so years, I tell you what, this is one investment I'm GLAD we made!
post #10 of 19
I love our matress. I have had sales people tell me to stay away from pillow tops though. She said that the wear unevenly and you can't really flip them. Ours is a sealy and the whole bed with box springs and the frame was $1000.
post #11 of 19
We bought a queen size set Serta at Sam's Club last year for around $400. It seemed a little firm at first, but now I love it. I have slept better and had less back pain since we got it. We had one of those saggy in the middle ones that had been moved so many times it was falling apart.
post #12 of 19
I really like the memory foam mattresses, but they are ridiculously expensive. I've seen them at stores like Brookstone. To compromise, we bought a memory foam pad to put on top of our mattress. It's about 1 1/2 inches thick and it's great!!
post #13 of 19
When I lived alone, before I met DH, I had a pillowtop mattress and I absolutely loved it. I slept like a baby. The thing is, though, you have to make sure the mattress underneath the pillowtop is firm enough that it supports your back sufficiently. And like Phenomsmom said, you can't flip them, so they wear out faster than a mattress you can flip.

I haven't had a good night's sleep since I moved away from my pillowtop mattress and into DH's apartment--his mattress is super duper firm. I call it the "slab of granite." It has no give in it at all, so it doesn't really conform to the curves of my body, and I end up waking up with a backache almost every morning. Also, because the springs are so tight, if one of us moves the least little bit, the whole bed shakes. I've actually been woken up by the mattress shaking because Nedicks was sitting at the foot of the bed scratching her ear.

Like others have said here, I truly believe that a good mattress is worth the money. Being well-rested--or not--affects so many other aspects of your daily life.
post #14 of 19
One word of caution - if you're used to sleeping on a saggy matteress - a firmer mattress (and any new mattress will be firmer), be prepared to find your bed really cold, as the mattress was snuggling you from the bottom.

It might not bother you now, given the season - but you should be prepared, that came as a big surprise to me.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Satai
One word of caution - if you're used to sleeping on a saggy matteress - a firmer mattress (and any new mattress will be firmer), be prepared to find your bed really cold, as the mattress was snuggling you from the bottom.

It might not bother you now, given the season - but you should be prepared, that came as a big surprise to me.

Three words:

Heated mattress pad
post #16 of 19
Since I was Diagnosed with Spinal Scoliosis (a rather bad case) I have always slept on a firm matress I find it confortable now. I recently had to change pillows because I was sleeping terribly. I went with a new medium density pillow and am once again sleeping like a baby. Maybe a pillow is the Solution
post #17 of 19
Our mattress is a pillow top on both sides so it can be turned. We turn it about once every month or so.

I also found that with the pillow top, it seems to warm up more quickly when you get in.

We had a water bed before this mattress and really loved getting into a warm bed so my husband was not thrilled about not having another water bed for that reason. Even he has admitted that this mattress is great.

I honestly believe that when it comes to mattresses - you get what you pay for. Here in the Toronto area we have a company called Sleep Country and they often have sales where if you buy the mattress you get the matching box spring for $1.00. The mattresses are all pretty much your standard brands and they'll sometimes have great sales because the mattress and box spring don't match in fabric (who cares - who's going to see them).
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satai
as the mattress was snuggling you from the bottom.
heehee

Our mattress is HORRIBLE. We got it off of Craigslist. The seller lied about the condition (no photos) and it sags in the middle and the boxspring is all torn up. I can't wait til we can buy a better one... hopefully queen size... ours is too small. Especially if we get another kitty and he wants to sleep on the bed with us. ...I would probably roll over and squish the poor thing...
post #19 of 19
And the investment will last you a minimum of 10 years. So spending more will keep you from spending later.
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