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edrhodes 9 540 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 6:14PM
Anybody using a Tempur memory-foam mattress? looking at changing ours and these seem really supportive.

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Feb 2012 6:25PM
Nice one Ed - watching with interest.
sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 6:27PM
Hi Ed - I've just changed my mattress - we went for a latex based mattress rather than memory foam - and its bloody marvellous. The problem with memory foam is that the moulding effect causes you to feel warmth. Apparently, in winter this is a plus, but in summer - if you are sensitive to the heat - it can be a nightmare.

Adam
edrhodes 9 540 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 6:56PM
Thanks Adam, yes I had read about the possible heat problem. How is the latex based for support?
sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 7:22PM
Fab. I'd go as far as saying I've never had a more comfortable mattress. We went for a cushion top model which does not distract from the support - I thought it might, but it doesn't. Rather its like lying on top of the quilt - the support is there, but its also lovely and soft. I ought to add this wasn't top of the range, but mid range in terms of pockets and springs. It was graded a 4 on the support scale.

How long it will last is a whole different question - just call me cynical.

Before you buy I'd strongly recommend spending some time testing them in a store.
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 7:27PM
I've had a tempur mattress for many years. I have severe spinal problems , discs removed, bones fused, metal strengthening inserted bla blah blah. I would never consider going back to a " conventional" mattress. It does take a week or so to get fully used to it, but it is so supportive, moulding to you as you move. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
edrhodes 9 540 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 7:55PM
Thanks Adam, I have tried them in store but they seem reluctant to let me stay overnight....Grin

Chant, did you find the heat issue a problem?
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 8:03PM
No problems at all with heat Ed. even had one shipped out to my villa in Portugal. Even in a Portuguese summer can't say Ive experienced problems with it.
hobbo e2
3 892 2 England
27 Feb 2012 8:08PM
My good lady and I slept on a Tempur mattress for three nights when we stayed with relatives recently...........I hated it, I found it very difficult to turn over once my body had moulded the mattress around it........I couldn't wait to get back to my relatively hard orthopedic mattress at home.

Hobbo
edrhodes 9 540 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 8:10PM
Thanks for that Chant, sounds like its fine if you don't have an issue even in Portugal.
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 8:12PM
And, I can only speak for the tempur brand, but after some 10 years , no sags or evidence of where I lie on it. It has a zip off cover that I put in the washing machine every once in a while, and I leave the mattress to air when the cover is being laundered, and I only use cotton sheets.
edrhodes 9 540 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 8:16PM
Did you purchase the Tempur pillows that are available Chant? They seem to work well in conjunction with the mattress.
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 8:30PM
I did Ed, but to be honest I wish I hadn't. I use them only as support when watching tv in bed. I just couldn't get used to sleeping on one - I found it kept my head in a strange position that wasn't conducive to a comfortable sleeping position.
As a side note tempur mattresses are used in many spinal injury specialist centres.
edrhodes 9 540 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 8:34PM
Interesting that, there was about ten different models in the store to choose from, all different shapes and sizes!

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