Found 3rd Jan 2007
in need of new mattress would like to get a temper mattress king size any ideas where to get them and howmuch they will cost.


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They are quite expensive i was looking at one the other day and it was over £2000 for a king size

Hi is there any particular reason why you want to buy Tempur specifically?
The reason I ask is because I suffer from lower back pain and was looking for a mattress myself. Recently we finally decided to buy a mattress as an "investment" whatever it might have costed, as I consider my back very important (since I apprecciate its value due to my pains) and thought that Tempur would be the one. Nevertheless I wanted a medium one and my husband wanted a firm one.

We ended up buying a different one (brand and firmness)!

Moral of the story is that: forget the adverts and your preconceptions (firm is not best if you suffer from backache - not many people know this)

You spend more time on your bed than on any other piece of furniture in your home, and you rely on it more for your feelings of comfort and well being. That's why it's so important to find the one that's right for you. (I copied this bit but is a very true statement:oops: )

test the bed yes if it 's a Tempur you can test it in your won home for 30 days (and it seems that it can get uncomfortably hot in a memory foam mattress - heat reflects back) or if you go in a shop, dress comfortably and lie in it for 1hr or more if you can.

Comparison Shopping for Mattresses

If you're a shopper who likes to compare values from store to store, you should be aware that comparison shopping by model name might lead to frustration. You probably won't find the same model name in one store as you did in another. As with so many products on the market in America today – from apparel to fine furnishings – many retailers prefer to offer products that are exclusive to their store. So find a sleep set you like, then see what levels of comfort and support you can get for the same amount of money in another store. Your best strategy for making a wise purchase is to go to a store where the sales personnel make you feel comfortable, are knowledgeable and helpful. Many will be able to show you illustrated or actual "cutaways" of the interior of the different mattress and foundation choices so you can see what's inside, where much of the quality is hidden. Don't forget to compare store services such as delivery, financing and removal of old bedding as well.
When comparing, remember that a "bargain" mattress and foundation are no bargain when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. Shop for the best value, not the lowest price. And, buy the best you can afford. Considering that you'll probably be using your bed more than any other product you own – including your car, TV, computer or cell phone – the mattress you sleep on is one of the best cost-per-day values on the market today.

What to Look for When Buying a Mattress

COMFORT. Gone are the days when a mattress had to be hard-as-a-board to be good for you. A too-hard mattress may only succeed in putting your shoulders and hips to sleep. You'll sleep best when your bed helps you feel cradled in comfort, cozy and secure.
Today's top quality mattress/foundation ensembles are built for superior comfort. Luxurious new cushioning materials and extra-soft surface treatments create a plusher, more comfortable feel.

SUPPORT. Correct support is the essential ingredient for a healthy body. A good mattress and foundation will gently support your body at all points and keep your spine in the same shape as a person with good standing posture.
Pay special attention to your shoulders, hips, and lower back—the heaviest parts. If there's too little support, you can develop back pain. But if the mattress is too hard for you, you can experience uncomfortable pressure.
A word about "firm." Don't rely on product labels to tell you which mattress will give you the right support. One manufacturer's "firm" may feel harder than another's "extra firm." The only way to find out if the support is right is to lie down and try.

. It's the quality of the materials used and how they're put together that determine how long a mattress and foundation will provide the comfort and support you bought them for. The best assurance of good performance over a good many years is to buy the highest quality sleep set you can afford.
A word about the warranty. Don't look to the warranty to tell you how long to keep your mattress and foundation. It's there to protect you against product defects, not against the gradual loss of comfort and support. A sleep set may still be usable after 15 or 20 years, but it's not giving you the good night's sleep you deserve.

SPACE. Cramped quarters can turn sleeping into a nightly wrestling match. A healthy sleeper moves anywhere from 40-60 times a night, including some dozen full body turns. You need freedom of motion while you sleep and to help you relax while getting to sleep.
If you sleep with a partner, be sure to select queen or king size. Both are not only wider, but several inches longer than the standard "double" (full size), which offers each sleeper only as much space as a baby in a crib.

We got a SEALY one from a local bed shop, its a pure memory foam one.
Some shops will try to sell you a Hybrid Mattress that is springs with a layer of memory foam.
Nothing wrong with them, but best to try them all and make up your own mind.
We got pure memory foam mattress and 4 draw base, for £1100, pillows thrown in for free by the shop.
Sealy seemed a reasonable alternative to the expensive Tempur.

Interesting reading Barbiebiker.

Any suggestions on where to get a matress anyone as we're also in the market for a kingsize.

Maybe this will suit your needs]link

You can now get beds that have one sde firm and the other medium but i cannot remember the name of the company that made them.

hi again
the question is not where you can get a mattress but which one to get?

I would reccomed (as I have done) to visit at least a couple of bed shops and talk to the adviser, I think your decision must be made in store after you try a few beds you must be sure which one is the right one for you. And as it has been mentioned before most renewed Mattress manufacturers do the bed with separate firmness (one side firm, the other medium) and also look for the anti-roll and non turn mattresses.
Only once you have decided which bed you want you can shop around in store or online (we can help with this bit :thumbsup: ) for the best deal.

We were very lucky because where we went the sales assistant was quite knowledgable and we tried several beds (take your time the bed is not a cheap purchase!!) from Slumberland to Sealy, Reylon, Silentnight, and finally settled for a Kingsdown. It's more expensive than we were budgeting for but they offered 0% interest with a deferred payment for 3 months.

My idea is that if we'd decided to save £40 a month for a bed we would have to wait 3 years plus before we could afford it (and in the meantime I would have put a bet with my husband that the money would have NOT lasted 3 years because they would have been too convenient for holidays, car service, insurance...) This way we have the bed now (without waiting) and the money we are paying is 0% so we are paying with the knowledge that the money cannot be spent elsewhere. Does it make sense?

Good Luck!

The cheapest place for Tempur was Righteous & Co = They will deliver and if you have a recognised complaint you can avoid paying the vat (Not a lot of people know that and most of the shops dont tell you)

NB Tempur are the only mattress you can get VAT back on....

We bought tempur and have never looked back, however didnt rate it.

Take the advice of others above and try them - watch out for the temperature of the shop as it does matter !!!
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