Does anyone have a memory foam mattress?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by zippingalong, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. zippingalong

    zippingalong Mouseketeer

    Dec 28, 2012
    I'm considering buying one at costco. The whole mattress, not just the overlay. Anyone have one? What do you think of it?
  2. tripletsmama

    tripletsmama DIS Veteran

    Jul 7, 2006
    We had one. I ended up giving it to my brother. This is going to sound weird, but at night it made
    me too hot! There was something about the material that made it like you were sleeping in flannel sheets with a down comforter on. I just didn't like it. DH didn't like the way it made his back feel. He said it wasn't awful, but made him a little sore. My brother swears by the thing, but I was happy to see it go!
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  4. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

    Feb 24, 2008
    Not weird at all. The top of my mattress is memory foam and it retains heat. I don't like it at all, but its new and cost a small fortune so I'm keeping it. Until I start going through the change and getting hot flashes anyway.
  5. shoney

    shoney DIS Veteran

    Apr 4, 2005
    My kids both have the costco foam mattresses. They are a bit firm. We put memory foam toppers on them to make them softer. They are comfortable with the topper added.

    Really depends on what type of mattress you like.
  6. Buckalew11

    Buckalew11 2013 1/2 Marathon Finisher!!! Woohoo!!

    Oct 15, 2004
    Mine has the gel to keep it cooler. I like it and I AM having hot flashes, lol. I did not want one made in China though so I bought mine at a mattress store. :)
  7. crz4mm2

    crz4mm2 <font color=teal>Most of the time I just sit and s

    Dec 6, 2003
    I have a sleep number and bought a memory foam topper.

    It is HOT. but I really like it.
  8. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

    Sep 20, 2009
    I love mine and I sleep so much better.
  9. Ephany

    Ephany DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 2005
    We have one from Costco and we love it. Haven't noticed the heat thing that others have mentioned, but DH is a furnace anyway. It is a bit firm, so we bought the gel topper thingy to go on top. I never wake up with a sore back or a crick in my neck now.

    If you get the one from Costco, it comes in a nice manageable box. Once that sucker is unfolded though, it takes awhile to expand and you'll never, ever, ever get it back in the box. There was a slight odor, but I slept on it that first night and it had dissipated by bedtime. We're really happy with it and don't think we'll ever go back to a pillow top again.
  10. jlewisinsyr

    jlewisinsyr DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2007
    We have a Tempurpedic and wouldn't trade it for the mattress EVER! We do have an in balance pad from Sleep Number, which helps prevent it from feeling too hot (all memory foam can suffer from the retained heat issue).
  11. mickeysgal

    mickeysgal <font color=blue>Orange you glad I like Knock Knoc

    Feb 8, 2001
    We bought one from Macy's for my daughter. She loves it - says it feels like sleeping on a slice of bread. LOL
  12. shortbun

    shortbun <font color=green>Peacenik<br><font color=purple><

    Aug 21, 1999
    I don't like them. I think they are hot and restrict movement. I like a firm mattress. My husband is heavy(220, 6'5") and I'm not lite. When we are using one in a hotel, my husband's side always has an impression and he can't move around like he wants to. I don't understand why people like them. You can get a foam top mattress with just a little memory foam instead of the whole mattress.
  13. Bella the Ball 360

    Bella the Ball 360 Keyboarding is not my thing excuse typos.<br><font

    Jun 30, 2003
    Mine was supposed to be firm but the one I got rid of was firmer and I had a board between the mattress and box spring. It is okay I WISH I had gotten the extra firm.
  14. North of Mouse

    North of Mouse DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    We have had our Tempurpedic foam mattress set for 12 years and love it. It never did have a smell like some have mentioned with their mattresses.

    I would never buy an off brand though. The Tempurpedic is not cheap, but you probably get what you pay for. There are different densities of foam, and that would really make a difference in the cheaper brands. Several have mentioned theirs being too hard - it's probably the foam it's made of that is not a good quality. I would be wary of the Costco mattress. Visit the Temperpedic store and compare.
  15. mad madam mim78

    mad madam mim78 DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    We had a temperpedic and didn't like it. Returned it after a month. Really kept us hot at night and I'm usually cold natured. Also I'm a side sleeper and my hips had a tendancy to sink lower than my shoulders so i had this stretching sensation along my side. Only way I could sleep comfortably was on my back. It was weird. Some people swear by them though. I personally wouldn't sacrafice the money unless there was a money back guarantee or a trial run or something.
  16. kathie859

    kathie859 DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2005
    We bought a Serta memory foam with the gel middle--it "sleeps" a bit cooler. We both LOVE it. My backaches are gone---:thumbsup2
  17. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    We bought a Temperpedic two years ago. I'm sleeping on the guest bed now. I hate memory foam and how hot it is.
  18. zippingalong

    zippingalong Mouseketeer

    Dec 28, 2012
    Thanks for all the replies.

    Costco has three different levels of mattress with the most expensive being more than 3x as expensive as the cheapest.

    We're ordering a new bedroom set and getting a new mattress too. I need to check what brands they are...I looked at them a week or so ago, and can't remember what kind they are.
  19. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

    Sep 15, 2006
    We've had a Tempurpedic mattress and pillows for 8 them.
  20. tinatark

    tinatark DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2002
    We have the icomfort - memory foam with cooling gel. Love it. it replaced the sleep number bed!

    FYI, I believe Select Comfort (sleep number) now has a mattress that incorporates the best of all - sleep # + cooling gel.
  21. Rich Fuller

    Rich Fuller Earning My Ears

    Feb 10, 2013
    Before you buy from Costco or Mattress Firm.... search online for local mattress stores. You will find much better pricing and quality if you don't buy from the national chains and if you don't buy name brand. (There are over 300 mattress manufacturers in the USA) You don't have to buy one of the few that advertise nationally. As a matter of fact you will pay more and get less if you do.

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