lizcommotion: Chance (black cat) with his arms sticking out of a cat bed, yawning widely (cat chance yawning icon)
[personal profile] lizcommotion
Hi spoonie friends,

Does anyone have any experience with online mattress shopping, particularly the Tuft and Needle mattress vs the Leesa mattress?

I have currently slept (quite comfortably) on a Leesa mattress. The Lovely Woman from Baltimore is upgrading to a larger size and wants to make sure my body can handle whatever she orders. Benefits of the Tuft and Needle mattress -- aside from the lower price point -- include the fact that it retains less heat (& I am a living furnace, which can make everyone's lives unpleasant particularly in summer).

I generally do okay with a firmer surface and quite well on the re-stuffed foam pillows on the sofa. I think she's just worried it will be TOO firm. But also if you have any HORROR STORIES or AMAZING TESTIMONIALS those would probably be helpful too.

Thanks for any feedback!

Date: 2017-03-03 06:06 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Not directly relevant, but what are your thoughts/experiences on memory foam mattress toppers, pillows, etc? Are they unbearably warm, is the texture off, do they help at all with pressure spots? Because I've coped with a fairly cruddy mattress for awhile using one of those, and for me the extra-soft-resilient surface helps a lot - oddly so does very firm e.g. a wood floor, it's uneven pressure from springs and creases and such I can't take -- so memory foam pillows and things might be worth considering. Dunno if it's strictly just the mattress that the LWFB is upgrading, or if she's getting new bedding too...

Anyway, it occurred to me to wonder if review of the mattresses in question mention their construction / whether anyone has found they create pressure spots. I am off to Google...

Date: 2017-03-03 06:11 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
PS: Looking at the Leesa mattress especially, looks like there aren't springs in either mattress, just foam, but I wonder about the wavy/bumpy foam as the top functional layer - that's intended for airflow, but does it create too much unevenness, or does it work as intended for distributing pressure for you?

Date: 2017-03-03 03:29 pm (UTC)
lilysea: Serious (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
I've heard good things about a mattress tailor made for fat people, if that is relevant.

Blurb @ Fat Girl Flow:

"If you’re really feeling the love this year, and want to knock your plus size valentine off their feet, I cannot recommend Big Fig Mattresses enough. I had the pleasure of working with this company and have been sleeping on one of their beds for the last 4 months. These are the first and only beds made and tested for fat bodies. They are supportive and comfortable while remaining incredibly strong. Everything from the frame to the cooling gel the bed is made with was taken into consideration. Nothing says “I love you” like getting a perfect night’s sleep!"

https://www.bigfigmattress.com/

Date: 2017-03-03 07:20 pm (UTC)
lavendertook: (lavender goddess dreaming)
From: [personal profile] lavendertook
I depend on my chillow type pillow to sleep. I never thought about a cooling mattress. Hmmm. Sorry I don't have any help, just interested.

Date: 2017-03-03 08:24 pm (UTC)
mathemagicalschema: A blonde-haired boy asleep on an asteroid next to a flower. (Default)
From: [personal profile] mathemagicalschema
I'm not sure how well it would suit your needs, but I have this mattress (12-inch Queen) and it's been working great for me.

It's memory foam. I would describe it as fairly soft for the first couple inches, but firm and supportive underneath that. That's a combo that works great for me - I'm about 100lbs., so for me a "firm" mattress is basically a brick, and my hips get irritated if I'm on a hard surface - but it's still supportive enough to keep my spine in a comfy straight/neutral position. My partner is about 160lbs and he also finds it comfortable. I've had it for a year, and there has been no noticeable wear in that time - no body impressions, no softening or sagging, etc.

Memory foam mattresses are usually considered warm compared to other types of mattresses. I don't find it to be very different from other mattresses I've slept on, but I also tend to be cold so I'm probably not a helpful data point.

Sleep Like The Dead has fantastic data-driven mattress ratings - it was very very helpful to me in my own search. The rule of thumb I developed is that a cost-effective, comfortable Queen mattress is going to cost about $100/year - so a $300 mattress might be as comfortable as a $600 mattress, but I'd expect the cheaper one to last about three years, and the more expensive one to last about 6. SLTD finds that mattresses generally start seeing some serious wear by year 8, so above $800 or so you start running into diminishing returns. I've got hopes that my mattress may slightly outperform that rule of thumb. Basically what I'm saying is that all mattresses cost (or should cost) about the same over time, except at the extreme low- and high-end. A more expensive mattress is less hassle and may be a little more comfortable; a cheaper mattress is easier to scrape together the cash for.

Like I said I'm not at all sure the Zinus mattress would suit you, but it's the one mattress I can give detailed information about and it works very well for its cost. I get excellent sleep on it, and my body is pretty picky. If you have any questions about the Zinus mattress or my Mattress Thoughts in general, fire away!

Date: 2017-04-28 12:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xevokitty
*peeks in from elsewhere in DW-land*

I have all sorts of trouble sleeping when I'm too warm. Partly, I think because I sweat like the dickens. I've recently taken to using a 100% linen scrap on top of my pillow, and a random length of heavyweight linen as a bedsheet. I'm probably going to turn them into a pillow and a proper bedsheet, respectively - they're absorbent enough I'm at least not waking up drowning in my own sweat. :)

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