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Old 12-06-2010, 08:20 PM
abderian abderian is offline
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Mattress Topper Recommendations?

Iím looking at mattress toppers and wondering what the consensus around here might be.

My mattress is about 16-17 years old, and I definitely need a new one, but itís simply not in the budget. (I thought it was foam, but apparently the mattress has springs, because lately I can feel them through the padding.) The mattress isn't really sinking drastically like some do. It's just no longer comfortable. My "box spring" is actually a wooden platform.

Iíve looked at the memory foam toppers and read a few reviews. It looks like folks either love them or hate them. A lot of people say theyíre hot --- I canít stand being hot when I sleep, so I donít know if I want that. So now Iím wondering about feather bed toppers. Are there any other kinds of mattress toppers that people like?

Iím a side-sleeper and I tend to easily get too hot while Iím sleeping.

Iíve done a search and found the list of related postings here below. But Iíd like to hear more. Any new opinions? Experiences? Recommendations?

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Anyone used a memory foam mattress topper?
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=452139

Anyone tried the Tempurpedic mattress?
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=211711

Mattress pad recommendations?
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/.../t-493718.html

What makes the Doubletree Hotel beds so comfy?
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/.../t-466369.html

Memory Foam v. Feather Bed?
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/.../t-421840.html

Is it the mattress? The almost-new really expensive mattress? *sob*
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/.../t-412333.html
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:44 PM
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Five years ago I bought a no-name memory foam mattress, but after 10 months decided I didn't like it. However, about three months ago I ordered this topper and so far am delighted with it. The eternal problem of course, is the depth of the topper + mattress versus the depth of fitted sheets.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:55 PM
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Due to a complicated living situation, I am currently forced to reside with my sister three to four days a week and she has an expensive mattress topper (one of those egg container-shaped things).

I hate it.

Every other day I need her to help me move it back as it slips down and starts falling off the mattress. I can't stand how I can feel it moving and how soft it is.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:54 AM
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Dang. See, there's that love-hate thing again.

A local store has a brand of 4-inch memory foam called "Perfection" on sale for a really good price this week. But a good price is not really any good if it's a lousy product.

(Thanks for sharing your experiences, though!)
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:32 PM
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This is a topic I have been pondering recently. If it's okay with the OP, I'd like to hear featherbed recommendations and also those wool mattress pads.

I don't like memory foam or foam in general. For one thing, it smells after a while.

I have a featherbed at the moment and on sunny days, I take it outside and hang it on a tall stepladder all day in the sun. I do the same thing with my pillows. They smell so good at night! The featherbed needs fluffing, but that's okay. The big problem is that feathers poke through, so I use a wool pad on top of the featherbed but under the top sheet so the feathers don't poke me! They're like little needles.

I also don't want to buy a new mattress right now, so I'd really like to know about some good pads/toppers, too.


ETA: for slipping pads, I bought one of those waffle-y things you put under throw rugs to keep them from slipping and put it between the pad and the mattress. No more slippage!

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Old 12-07-2010, 03:41 PM
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I'm so glad I found this thread. I, too, am facing the dilemma of what mattress topper to buy. I tried an $80 memory foam topper from Target several years ago and it made my back hurt even worse. I can't afford a new mattress at this time but I also can't afford to lose any more sleep, either!

Looking forward to reading everyone's replies.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ThelmaLou View Post

I don't like memory foam or foam in general. For one thing, it smells after a while.
Mine came with a cover that you can remove and wash. As such, even after years of use, there is not even the most remote of stenches. So, try that.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:50 PM
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This is a topic I have been pondering recently. If it's okay with the OP, I'd like to hear featherbed recommendations and also those wool mattress pads.

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I also don't want to buy a new mattress right now, so I'd really like to know about some good pads/toppers, too.
Oh yes, I'd love to hear about experiences with feather and wool --- anything that might offer a decent sleep.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:37 PM
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I've got three 3" memory foam toppers (two Kings, one Queen) purchased here and I could not be happier with them. My wife and I, and our guests, just love them.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:43 PM
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Was hoping for a little more action on this thread...

Anyone with featherbeds? Wool mattress pads?
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