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    So I am having a hard time sleeping at night, and according to the sleep study I did, I toss and turn constantly. Our mattress is 9 years old, so I'm thinking maybe that's one of the causes.

    I'm always nervous about getting a new one simply because I'm putting 800+ down on something that may or may not hold up long term. And there's like a bazillion brands/models out there.

    Anyone ever get one of those like purple mattresses? Thoughts? They have good reviews, but again, you gotta have them delivered and I don't think you can try it in a story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    So I am having a hard time sleeping at night, and according to the sleep study I did, I toss and turn constantly. Our mattress is 9 years old, so I'm thinking maybe that's one of the causes.

    I'm always nervous about getting a new one simply because I'm putting 800+ down on something that may or may not hold up long term. And there's like a bazillion brands/models out there.

    Anyone ever get one of those like purple mattresses? Thoughts? They have good reviews, but again, you gotta have them delivered and I don't think you can try it in a story.
    My last ex convinced me to buy a used memory foam mattress off Craigslist (Facebook Marketplace?) some years ago. Always had (and still has) a mattress cover on it and was also located in a wealthier area of Tampa, which helped ease my mind. Anywho, quite possibly the best purchase I've ever made. Cost me $150 for a queen.


    edit: i'm almost positive that I've read previously of purple having a trial period

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    This what I've been using since early September. I have horrible posture and every time I lay down the mattress corrects my spine. Best consistent night's sleep I've had in recent memory.

    I also use a memory foam pillow for my neck.

    https://www.costco.com/stearns-%2526...100495653.html

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    Hmm I didn't even think to look at Costco. Thanks!

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    My wife and I gambled on an ikea mattress 4 years ago and we still love it. Cost like $400 and it's the best sleep I've ever had.

    Best thing for me was being able to go to the showroom and actually lay on it. We have a preference for really firm beds so we ended up with a high firmness foam bed. I don't remember the model but I can check when I get home.

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    I only know one person that has liked their new mattress less than their old mattress, and I think he is crazy.

    People generally keep their mattresses for too long and/or move from objectively shitty mattresses to upscale mattresses as they get older, and thus everyone is a bad judge of new mattress supremacy.

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    we have a sealy optimum with the cooling beads probably the best money I've ever spent in my life. I think they are called something else now, this was about 6 years ago.

    something to keep in mind you can haggle these mattress stores down a ton, like buying a car, we acted semi interested but we almost left and they took like 400 dollars off the asking price to make the sale.

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    What Day said.

    Wife and I were buying our mattress back in 2011 and went to a Sleepy's (Mattress Firm now). Mattress we liked was $1400. They took some money off and we walked out satisfied at like $1000. Called corporate the next morning and told them to cancel the order, found something else better and cheaper, they knocked it down to $600 with box spring, frame, and delivery.

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    Wife and I have a Purple, and we love it. Starting around 10 years ago I always woke up with back pain...not any more. We bought a Hybrid #3 which was the middle firmness (choices were 2, 3, 4). The # equates to the inches of their purple grid stuff on top of the rest of the mattress bits, with more making for a softer matress. We started with the #2 as we lean towards firm mattresses but not rock hard, but decided after about a month we wanted a slightly softer model. The 2 was rather firm, so if you're in to that sort of mattress that's your choice. The exchange process was 100% free as advertised, with no hassle. Called them up, said it was too firm, they gave us a full refund without question after a brief (and cordial) conversation and told us to just go buy the next softer model. Delivery was hassle free both times. Upside was we got the free gift twice, so we each have a purple pillow. Heavy as hell, a bit strange at first, but now I love it.

    Looks like they have changed their models a bit since we purchased and only have the original and 2 hybrid choices. There are a couple stores sort of near us where you can test drive (CHI area) but it may not be possible for you. Unless they've changed since we bought having it returned or exchanged shouldn't be a problem. Wife and I were leery as well but it was painless. You actually can buy it and sleep on it for a couple months to see what you think and not get screwed over if you decide to exchange or return.

    Whatever you get...don't be afraid to spend a bit of cash. A good night sleep for years (literally) is worth the investment in a good mattress.

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    Consumer Reports ranks these as the top 5 of their categories:

    Inner spring:
    Avocado - Green ($1400)
    Casper - Casper Hybrid ($1500)
    Ethan Allen - EA Sugnature Platinum Plush ($3000)
    Charles Rogers - Powercore Estate 5000 ($1500)
    Bob-O-Pedic - Hybrid ($900)

    Honorable Mention: Beautyrest Silver Open Seas Luxury Firm is #7 and priced around $600.

    Foam:
    Essentia - Stratami (~$3000)
    Reverie - Dream Supreme II Hybrid ($3700)
    Sleep on Latex - Pure Green Firm (~$800)
    BedInABox - Tranquilium ($1300)
    Tuft & needle - Mint (~$900)

    Honorable Mentions: Novaform Serafine Pearl ($800) & Lull "The Lull" ($800) are #6 and #7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    So I am having a hard time sleeping at night, and according to the sleep study I did, I toss and turn constantly. Our mattress is 9 years old, so I'm thinking maybe that's one of the causes.

    I'm always nervous about getting a new one simply because I'm putting 800+ down on something that may or may not hold up long term. And there's like a bazillion brands/models out there.

    Anyone ever get one of those like purple mattresses? Thoughts? They have good reviews, but again, you gotta have them delivered and I don't think you can try it in a story.
    Damn girl you pay for what you get. If you want a queen or king that's going to last 8+ years, prepare to spend at least a grand. The more the better. And use a mattress protector to keep your sweat and grime off the insides to keep it lasting longer. I recommend you get away from spring technology and go foam, but that's usually more expensive. I have a king size adjustable tempurpedic, soooo comfy and I've never slept better.

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    Hybrids are the new tech right now. They're supposed to provide the best support and sleep. Apparently the inner springs aren't as bad as everyone thought, or something.

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    We are on year nine of a Simmons Beautyrest queen that we paid $650 for. About a month ago a spring on my side poked thru very slightly. Bought a $15 mattress pad from Kohls to solve the issue and it's fine. It's been probably the best mattress I've owned, but that isn't saying too much since I'm frugal to cheap. But now that my body lets me know it's not indestructible anymore I'll definitely be spending more when we buy something new which will be sooner than later.

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    All the mattress-in-a-box companies offer a trial period. Usually like 100 days. Start with Casper and go from there

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