by vickiannette 07 Mar 2017

What is your favourite type of mattress? We are planning to buy another and can't decide between Medium or Soft. Think Firm is probably not an option. Appreciate any feed-back


by lidiad 13 Mar 2017

Firm is the best option for me. I have been overseas a few years ago and in every hotel i have been, there was a very firm mattress. At the start I thought that it was too firm but then I have realised that I felt much better in the morning thanks to that mattress they had.
Hugs, Lidia

by katydid 08 Mar 2017

Ever since back problems in the 1970's I go for firm. I will never forget the night I sleep on my sister in law's home on a soft mattress and had to hold all night with my arms tucked under the mattress to keep from rolling to the center. Also, I did sleep on a feather bed once and that was an experience. Kay

by 02kar Moderator 08 Mar 2017

I love my sleep number mattress, but please go to places that sell mattresses, tell them any issues you have like a bad back, etc and they can guide you to the mattresses that will be good for you. I like the sleep number because my hubby and I each like a different type of mattress and we can each adjust each of our sides to what is comfortable. It's amazing how different mattresses can be but until you lie on them and move around you have no idea how they actually feel.

by AuntAnnie 08 Mar 2017

We do love our Tempurpedic mattress and pillows but agree they can get too warm during the hot summer months.

vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

We will try to buy one with a 'wool-top' so it's a bit better insulated, but there are so many and the one that is finally chosen is probably going to have to last for years...a big decision! thanks to everyone for great feed-back.

Smokey12 by Smokey12 08 Mar 2017

Love our Tempurpedic, had it about 8years now. We did buy the temperature control mattress cover from Sleep number. If you are hot, it feels cool. If you are cold, it is warm. It really works.

AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 09 Mar 2017

May need to give this mattress cover some consideration.

by airyfairy 08 Mar 2017

I won't be much help as I would only ever buy firm. I need the support for my back. I agree with Suzanne spend the time and try as many as you can before you buy

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vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

Yes, we will have to allocate a day to go bed-shopping I think. thankyou.

by dragonflyer 08 Mar 2017

Sleep Number is what I would can be adjusted to any firmness and both side can be adjusted to be different levels of firmness...soft to very firm...depending upon what each person likes...had the Sleep Number for over 20 years and wouldn't change to another brand...

crafter2243 by crafter2243 08 Mar 2017

I second tthat

rachap by rachap 08 Mar 2017

I'll 3rd it!

vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

We are in rural South Australia, so are governed by what the shops in Port Lincoln have for sale. I haven't heard of Sleep Number, which does sound great. thankyou

by sdrise 08 Mar 2017

We just got a mattress... It is firm but very comfy. I do not like memory foam as they are too warm and Pillow tops are too soft... We got a Beauty rest firm and we are comfortable. Hope that helps! good luck.. All I can say is take your time to lay on each mattress on your back and on your sides. IT took us hours in the store trying them... Good luck!

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vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

good advice. We have as yet, only spent about 30minutes laying about in the shop. Thankyou

by spendlove Moderator 08 Mar 2017

I like firm. We did try an expensive memory foam one but had to send it back because we couldn't sleep on it.

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vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

Oh! now that is interesting, thanks Sue

by graceandham 07 Mar 2017

Soft wears out too fast. If anyone has back trouble, it is worth it to get the kind that molds to your body (don't want to mention the name brand).

lbrow by lbrow 07 Mar 2017

I agree/Lillian

vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

thank you both.

vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Mar 2017

thank you both.

philippeichhorn by philippeichhorn edited 09 Mar 2017

thanks :)

philippeichhorn by philippeichhorn 09 Mar 2017

Definitely firm. Tried soft for a couple of years but me and my GF both sleep much better with firm. The first couple of minutes sitting down and not quite as comfortable, sleep is better though :)