We bought our last mattress 8 1/2 years ago, while watching TV and having never touched it.
Spouse has been complaining of back and leg pain recently, and when we were changing the bed linens I noticed that there are 2 distinct impressions in the mattress where we both sleep.
|Not our actual bed, but this demonstrates the body impressions.|
I've always been a fan of TempurPedic mattresses because they are memory foam and nearly eliminate motion transfer when 1 person turns over or gets in/out of the bed. However, during my investigation yesterday I laid down on a couple TempurPedic models and decided it was not the bed for me. Simply put, even their "plush" model is too firm for me.
I learned that the "hybrid" mattresses have become the most popular. A hybrid mattress has spring coils in the core with memory foam on top. After laying on a couple I quickly determined it was much more comfortable than the TempurPedic, and way less expensive too.
Spouse hates shopping in "brick and mortar" stores, so he entrusted me with the task of selecting our new mattress without his input. We got a Serta iComfort hybrid Applause II Plush mattress from a local, sole proprietor bed store, from which we've purchased guest bedroom beds in the past. It was a great experience. The owner/salesman answered my questions, explained some stuff to me (difference between continuous coil and individually wrapped coils) and made the purchase decision easy with his no-pressure style. They loaded the mattress onto the delivery truck while I paid and as soon as I got home and stripped the current mattress, the delivery van arrived and our new mattress was put in place and the old one was taken away, no extra charge.
Last night's sleep was dreamy (pardon the pun). I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud! Spouse was happy with the selection too so it was a win/win.