twin size mattress recommendations wanted!

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  1. mommycrawford

    mommycrawford DIS Veteran

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    Hello all!

    With all the paid reviews online, I was hoping this community might be able to steer me well!:flower3:

    I need to purchase a twin size mattress for a daybed with metal slats, that will be used as a real (not so occasional) bed for an adult, mainly side and stomach sleeper.

    Thank you for any experiences you can share!:thanks:
     
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  2. Anne Ritchey

    Anne Ritchey Rhea98

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    In Feb, we bought 2 Linenspa 10 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattresses in Twin XL. They come in Twin, also. These are not used every night; but almost every weekend. I normally sleep on a Sleep Number bed with a memory foam atop it. I'm average weight--123 and 5'3". I find it very comfortable. My son, who uses the bed several nights a week, (6'2"/about 220 lbs) has no issue with it. He also sleeps on a sleep number at home. Neither of us is a stomach sleeper--side/back. They are more on the firm side but the top layer protects my hip joints. I have no idea how long they will last. but they are not showing any wear at all. I was worried about the mattress being warm (Orlando), but they have not bothered any of us who use them. These are so cheap, that I figure I can replace them if/when needed. Each is placed on a KD Plus slatted wooden frame. Good luck. Buying mattresses is not fun.
     
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  4. _19disnA

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    Daybeds typically fold up which is the reason you can't use a standard twin mattress on it. It needs to be a very thin mattress so it can be folded up. If you plan to use it all the time as a bed AND don't need to fold it away each day, you might just buy a regular twin bed mattress. You can see online the various prices for such items and then know what you are interested in when you go shopping and have a budget in mind. Those mattress places always try to sell you the most expensive product when in reality you really don't need that.

    I agree with you about avoiding reviews on such products. A lot of mattresses include fancy features that supposedly make them more comfortable, when a basic mattress works just as well.
     
  5. elgerber

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    Most metal daybeds do not fold up. Many have a trundle under it, but the top is generally a normal twin bed that happens to have a metal frame around all 3 sides.
     
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  6. mommycrawford

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    Thank you so much for sharing your experience!:worship: This is very helpful!
     
  7. mommycrawford

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    Yes, you got it: I am not referring to a sofa bed that folds. I am looking for a mattress that will lay on metal slats?
     
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  8. DisneyHardin

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    We bought some twin mattress from Sam's Club - I believe they are Serta. I haven't slept on them, but all my guests who have say they are very comfortable. They were very reasonably priced too - about $100 each.
     
  9. _19disnA

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    Ok good to know since there are several types of these. The one we have folds up but perhaps they go by various names. The typical problem is the metal slats are rather flimsy and don't provide much in the way of support.
     
  10. Disney Princess

    Disney Princess Member Since Day 1

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    We run an AirBnB and have Zinus memory foam mattresses on all beds (one is a twin). We constantly get asked by our guests where we bought them. I haven't slept in them, but I have sat/laid on them, and they're pretty comfortable. Pretty inexpensive, choose your thickness, and Amazon prime. Win. Win, win.
     
  11. JKalai

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    +1 for Zinus. We purchased the memory foam/spring hybrid mattress about a week or so ago and have slept so well since then! Now I'm not so sure how these mattresses will last in the long run, but they are so inexpensive I wouldn't mind just getting another one. We paid $300 with tax for our King.
     
  12. OHVolunteer

    OHVolunteer Earning My Ears

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    I've heard good things about the Zinus mattresses via Amazon but haven't personally used them. We purchased a Full size mattress and box spring from Original Mattress Factory back in May for our toddler and have been very happy with our purchase. I think we went with the second or third option from the bottom.
     
  13. mommycrawford

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    Thank you for this! With so many choices, it is so hard to discern!
     
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    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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  15. MrsCobraBubbles

    MrsCobraBubbles Life's too short to wear pants all the time

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    I second the Zinus memory foam mattresses from Amazon. They are cheap, with 2 day prime shipping, and super comfortable for the price. They come in a variety of thicknesses, I think from 4" to 12", we are currently sleeping on 8" Zinus mattresses and they are plenty comfortable. The thing is, you need to make sure that whatever foundation you put them on is suited for memory foam. My son was sleeping on an old metal daybed and he said it was uncomfortable, I think the metal foundation was stretched out ond not supportive enough. I got him a Zinus frame and he's happy with his bed now.
     
  16. portocall

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    Another Zinus fan here. We bought our first one when our boxspring broke and we were desperate for a quick fix without the money saved up for a "nice one". We paid $189 for a queen from amazon (on sale) and ended up loving it so much we bought two more. (For the kids) The only thing is the second time we ordered directly from the company and it took much longer to get to us. Like three weeks instead of a few days so I recommend Amazon.
     
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  17. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Just got to a mattress store and try them out. Really the only way to know.
     

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