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andersh Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hopefully we can keep the smutty remarks to a minimum :p

I'm looking to buy a new Mattress and decided I wanted a memory foam one. A common theme is that these "sleep hot" meaning that, as the body sinks into the mattress there is greater contact area between body and mattress, which causes the body to retain more heat. From doing a bit of research it seems that a latex foam mattress does not suffer from this issue. There's so much info out there, but I found this website particularly informative:
http://www.myfoammattress.net/compare/latex

This mattress which seems good value:
http://www.mattressesworld.co.uk/p/Joseph_Wave_Latex_Comfort_Mattress.htm
I would be particularly interested to here from peops who:
have experience with this retailer.
can recommend a better mattress at a similar price.
have a latex/foam mattress.

Cheers, Anders.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
No experience with them, but Argos are doing all mattresses at Half price at the moment including memory foam one, have some great deals,

Have wanted a memory foam for some time as they look so comfy, may be purchasing one myself
#2
A lot of questions are answered on this thread... a lot to read through but helped me choose my mattress

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1026667&highlight=mattress
#3
Had memory foam for two years now, and can't rate them highly enough. Forget about heat transfers etc..
They are THE most comfortable thing in the world to sleep on.
#4
I have one which is a layer of springs, then a layer of foam, more springs, more foam etc...

7 layers of each, best purchase ever.
#5
kyalion
Had memory foam for two years now, and can't rate them highly enough. Forget about heat transfers etc..
They are THE most comfortable thing in the world to sleep on.



I second that :thumbsup:

You do get quite warm but get used to that too
#6
kyalion
Had memory foam for two years now, and can't rate them highly enough. Forget about heat transfers etc..
They are THE most comfortable thing in the world to sleep on.


Didnt realise buying a mattress was as difficult as buying a TV:)
#7
clondikemike
Didnt realise buying a mattress was as difficult as buying a TV:)
I'd say more difficult. At least I know something about TVs, I don't anything about foam.

Thanks everyone. That 7 layer mattress sounds interesting, what's the brand or where'd you get it from?

I also found this cheaper mattress at the same place:
http://www.bedroomworld.co.uk/p/Joseph_Wave_Foam_Comfort_Mattress.htm
It has the symbol for latex foam, but then doesn't mention it in the text description so I'm a bit dubious.

Had a good read through some of the MSE thread, but it's almost unusable like that IMO since in places it's just descends in to a c*ck fight.

The thing that worries me about getting too hot on a memory foam mattress is that once naked there's nothing else to take off. Where as too cold I can always add layers.
#8
andersh
Thanks everyone. That 7 layer mattress sounds interesting, what's the brand or where'd you get it from?


I got it from Dreams, cost about £1,200 but considering you spend one third of your life in bed it's not something you should scrimp on.
#9
chester123
I got it from Dreams, cost about £1,200 but considering you spend one third of your life in bed it's not something you should scrimp on.
Cheers and a fair point, maybe I should save for a couple of months rather then just buying one because I want one.
#10
sister bought 1 from they people you see in shopping centres,i thought she was a total idiot but she said its the most comfortable sleep ever,tempted to buy 1 myself
#11
Highland Mem/Foam on fleabay, it came recmnd by a member on here and have to say after using for nearly 2 months it's great all round, including the price. :thumbsup:
#12
chester123
I got it from Dreams, cost about £1,200 but considering you spend one third of your life in bed it's not something you should scrimp on.


If Dreams are selling it for £1,200 then you should be able to get an identical one elsewhere for £600 or less. Virtually everything Dreams sell is "exclusive" to them so you can never find it sold under the same model name anywhere else. The trick is to find out who actaually makes them and how much you can get one withy similar specs for elsewhere.

Cdiscount have some memory foam mattresses - I got the single one for my daughter's bed for £130 delivered on one of their 25% off days a couple of weeks ago. She says it's really comfortable. It's a Nestledown Viscoform, 20cm deep.

The best advice is on MSE - link in the2ocan's post above. Look out for anything from Tim Deegan as he seems to be their beds expert.
#13
Nash
Highland Mem/Foam on fleabay, it came recmnd by a member on here and have to say after using for nearly 2 months it's great all round, including the price. :thumbsup:
Can't argue with those prices, cheers for the tip. I could get two if these for the price of the other I was looking at.
[Edit]
Did a bit of reading around and came across these possibly useful bits in MSE. I really don't know what to buy now.
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=666395
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=21337125&postcount=3067
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=21419927&postcount=3127
#14
Thanks for all your advice. I decided to try out a memory foam mattress topper first before buying a whole new mattress. My current mattress is still in good nick. I went for a double topper, 60kg/m3, 2 inch thickness from here. Prices are ex VAT.
http://www.itstimeforbed.co.uk/acatalog/Double_Mattress_Toppers.html
I also bought a cover for it at the same time. Will let you know how I get on with it.
#15
dcx_badass
My dad has a 2" mattress topper and he loves it. He has two pillows aswell, I don't like it, mainly due to the fact I was sat up and lay down quickly and nearly knocked myself out on one of the pillows, they're really solid.
:lol: Ouch, not changing my pillows yet. I'm looking forward to trying this out. Thought I'd mention, the reason I order from "itstimeforbed" was because they were one of the few sites that clearly set out the density of the foam. So many other places don't even list it, so you could be getting anything.
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Quite a long time has passed since, but I thought I'd give some quick feedback for those looking in future. The topper I got from "itstimeforbed" was lovely and comfortable, however it was not cut the correct size. It looked like it had been carelessly hand-cut of a big role. This meant the topper didn't fit in the cover I ordered with it. I contacted "Customer Services" a few times but got no response. YMMV. Lack of Customer Service aside, the topper did it's job and confirmed that memory foam is good for me so I bought a 10cm double, which is nice and firm from memory-mattress.co.uk. Been using it for a couple of months and I'm very pleased. Their Customer Service was a complete contrast to itstimeforbed. I've seen a lot of recommendations, esp. on HUKD to get memory foam over pocket spring. When I tried this type in various shops I found them too soft.

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