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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:03 
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My entry for 'dullest thread' award at the 10th anniversary party.

I've been sleeping on springs for the past year or so, and really need a new mattress. Anyone bought one recently? I don't think it's the kind of thing I can just click online for, not least because I still need to get rid of the old one.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:11 
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My entry for 'dullest thread' award at the 10th anniversary party.

I've been sleeping on springs for the past year or so, and really need a new mattress. Anyone bought one recently? I don't think it's the kind of thing I can just click online for, not least because I still need to get rid of the old one.


In London, I always recommend Warren Evans. They have showrooms and everything and take your old mattress away. You can google and see if they're in the 'shire.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 
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I bought a memory foam job a few years ago off tinter net, arrived all vacuum packed and small. Put old one on gumtree/freecycle.
Much cheapness many bargains and I love my mattress dearly.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 
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We bought one a few years back. I believe it's called Tempura or something like that? Anyway, it wasn't cheap so it's a good job it's the comfiest thing I've ever slept on.

I dread going on holidays sometimes as it means I'll have to sleep on a mattress that isn't mine. #1stworldproblems


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 
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We bought one a few years back. I believe it's called Tempura or something like that? Anyway, it wasn't cheap so it's a good job it's the comfiest thing I've ever slept on.

I dread going on holidays sometimes as it means I'll have to sleep on a mattress that isn't mine. #1stworldproblems

Tempur. Tempura is japanese batter :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:01 
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How do you know I don't sleep on Japanese batter?


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:02 
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How do you know I don't sleep on Japanese batter?

I certainly don't have a spy camera installed in your bedroom for example. So stop asking.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:05 
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Simba are apparently pretty good, and they have demo mattresses in all John Lewis stores. About £600 for a double mattress.

I had a quick lay on one (fnarr fnarr) but it's not really enough to get a good idea - but fortunately they offer a 100 night trial and if you're not happy they'll refund 100% and collect the mattress from you.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 
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I got a Sprung mattress with a memory foam top, from a local bed shop. It is soooooo comfy

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:30 
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Giphy "got sprung":
https://media2.giphy.com/media/Ujd4bzFrM8XJe/giphy-loop.mp4

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 
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Benson's for beds are actually pretty good at their job. Both our ridiculous main and spare beds came from them. Main mattress is an Adelaide which I dont think they do anymore - 1400 pocket springs with a memory foam topper and it's still amazing after 2 years.

Normally i find a mattress will have enormous Homer grooves by now, even if I turn it properly, but this one has just the slightest detectable ridge down the middle.

They also have a gizmo which you lie on and it can simulate all the different firmnesses with pressure display. I'm sure it's just a gimmick but it's fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:22 
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Lots of options to investigate, thanks everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:05 
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I can confirm that there's no way to test a mattress in a shop without looking stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:07 
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It depends on what you're testing it for I suppose. You'd look pretty daft dry-humping one.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:08 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:09 
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Amazon have a deal on them right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:12 
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It wouldn't fit under the tree.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:30 
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The eve mattress on Amazon's daily deal is apparently really good. I was tempted myself, but Jem quite rightly pointed out that there's not really anything wrong with our mattress, apart from its thickness making it hard to find suitable sheets.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 21:43 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 14:23 
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Resurrecting this to ask of anyone's actually got one of these new-fangled all memory foam mattresses? I'm slightly concerned about them because apparently they can be very warm for some reason--I already run pretty hot and don't need any help in that department--but wondered if anyone had any actual experience? I'm perfectly happy to just buy a sprung mattress with foam top but you hear so much about the foam ones these days it seemed worth asking.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 14:34 
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I've heard they can be warm too and since I've never had any aches or pains on a normal one I've written them off completely.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 14:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 15:24 
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The memory foam tops are warm enough for me. I'd avoid if you're a "sleep all year round with the window open" person like I am.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
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Same. Tried one with a topper and got rid very quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 19:11 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 19:21 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:19 
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We have a really thick pocket-sprung silent night mattress with a 3” memory foam top. I sleep with the window open, year-through and prefer just a sheet in summer, but I’ve never noticed that the mattress makes me feel warm.

I guess there’s no way to ‘test’ it unless you know someone with a full memory foam mattress to sleep on a few nights.

Edit: just remembered that we’ve also put an electric blanket topper on top, and a mattress protector. I’m basically climbing in with a ladder now, and I’ve got a princess and the pea bed.

Maybe it depends on whether you like a cool bed or cool air? I guess I like a warm, snuggly bed but cool fresh air in the room. Yes, I think I like a cold bedroom (because I have the windows open when it’s snowing) but to be bundled up snug and warm in the duvet, so maybe that’s different to what you mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:24 
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The mattress my ex and I had for years was a 'sprung with foam topper' and I was happy with that so I think I'll just go for the same again given that no one's advocating for the full foam setup. Thanks folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:25 
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Or try one of these:

https://www.evemattress.co.uk/mattress-trial

I think quite a few of them do that. If you play it right you could probably get a year's free sleep!


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:37 
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Mimi wrote:
Maybe it depends on whether you like a cool bed or cool air? I guess I like a warm, snuggly bed but cool fresh air in the room. Yes, I think I like a cold bedroom (because I have the windows open when it’s snowing) but to be bundled up snug and warm in the duvet, so maybe that’s different to what you mean.


Ideally I'd be floating in mid air with cold air blown at me continuously from all sides.

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