Random Questions: Mattress recommendations


robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

6 Apr 2009 11:49
Need a new double mattress (no Phil). Any recommendations on something around £250?
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

6 Apr 2009 11:51
Go to John Lewis and ask them for advice.

If you're thinking about that memory foam stuff make sure you can have a trial period, it takes some getting used to and you don't want to be stuck with it if you don't like it.



Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

6 Apr 2009 15:03
I hate that memory foam crap, its horrid, but down to personal tastes i guess.

An anti-bacterial finish is a must imo, helps keep the nasties at bay through the years you can also get matress's infused with hello-vera which is also naturally anti-bacterial and moisturising but on your budget you probly won't find this options available you.

If the mattress is for you and yours then individual pocket springs are the best bet. It means that when your partner gets up for a shit in the night you won't feel it as you'll be lying on your own individual springs that don't get affected so much by there movement.

A mattress is definately worth spending a bit more on if you can. You spend a lot of time on it.
Can't go wrong with Silentnight and as Nick put, JL is a good place to start. See http://www.johnlewis.com/Magazine/Feature.aspx?Id=9
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

6 Apr 2009 15:07
I couldn't get used to the memory foam, it was a strange sensation sinking into it, just felt weird.
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

6 Apr 2009 15:09
Protege Moi wrote: I hate that memory foam crap, its horrid, but down to personal tastes i guess.

An anti-bacterial finish is a must imo, helps keep the nasties at bay through the years you can also get matress's infused with hello-vera which is also naturally anti-bacterial and moisturising but on your budget you probly won't find this options available you.

If the mattress is for you and yours then individual pocket springs are the best bet. It means that when your partner gets up for a shit in the night you won't feel it as you'll be lying on your own individual springs that don't get affected so much by there movement.

A mattress is definately worth spending a bit more on if you can. You spend a lot of time on it.
Can't go wrong with Silentnight and as Nick put, JL is a good place to start. See http://www.johnlewis.com/Magazine/Feature.aspx?Id=9

Nice Laughing out loud
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

6 Apr 2009 15:27
Who gets up for a shit in the middle of the night ?

Gaz
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2615 posts since 20/10/05

6 Apr 2009 15:54
blind people, they dunno wot time it is innit!
Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

6 Apr 2009 15:55
Laughing out loud
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

6 Apr 2009 15:59
Makes sense, your logic has persuaded me.
DW
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4256 posts since 24/5/06

6 Apr 2009 16:37
Marks & Spencer's sale always a winner I got a £1000 matress for £250
Best
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9876 posts since 21/10/05

6 Apr 2009 16:42
Paolo G wrote:
Protege Moi wrote: I hate that memory foam crap, its horrid, but down to personal tastes i guess.

An anti-bacterial finish is a must imo, helps keep the nasties at bay through the years you can also get matress's infused with hello-vera which is also naturally anti-bacterial and moisturising but on your budget you probly won't find this options available you.

If the mattress is for you and yours then individual pocket springs are the best bet. It means that when your partner gets up for a shit in the night you won't feel it as you'll be lying on your own individual springs that don't get affected so much by there movement.

A mattress is definately worth spending a bit more on if you can. You spend a lot of time on it.
Can't go wrong with Silentnight and as Nick put, JL is a good place to start. See http://www.johnlewis.com/Magazine/Feature.aspx?Id=9

Nice Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud

i agree with the memory foam comments, is a bit of a gimmick - a hotel i stayed in had one and it really put me off

I've got a pocket sprung matress by vi spring - its awesome, i can't stand shit beds if your going to spend 7 hours a night there why skimp on the quality

http://www.vispring.co.uk/default.aspx
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

6 Apr 2009 16:42
If I need a shit in the night, I just clean it up in the morning.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

6 Apr 2009 16:56
Just wear a nappy if you anticpate any nocturnal bum-loaf production.
Dee
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11766 posts since 22/11/07

6 Apr 2009 18:24
pocket sprung, although you will only get a fairly basic one for £250, 800 to 900 springs, it will still be far better than a standard mattress. Double the price and you will get quite a decent one.

AVOID department stores (unless in sale), they tend to be higher £'s against the independents or the bed retailers. Pick a manufacturer and shop around with the basic details, ie spring count, filling, thickness etc., as most retailers have manufacturers change the name of each bed/mattress, this makes it harder for customers to compare.

Simmons & Millbrook do decent pocket sprung.


Also watch out for the was 999 now 499. By law a product only has to high priced for 28 days for a retailer to claim it was £999 and now half price. this is standard practice in bed retailers, as well as furniture etc. If it's a half price bed/mattress ask them for written details of when it was full price and for how long. you can normally expect to knock another 10% off these so called deals, maybe more considering the climate.


Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Apr 2009 08:45
best bed deal in the history of the world??
go for 'king four draw' for Jawdropping!
http://www.freemans.com/Silentnight-Pillowtop-Divan-Set/productdisplay.stm?An=681&Ntt;=Silentnight+King+size+Divan+Bed+Set+&A;=78S858%5F&N;=0&Nty;=1&Au;=P%5FMasterItemΝ=P%5FMasterItem&Ntx;=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ns;=P%5FColour%7C0%7C%7CP%5FSize%7C0&Ntk;=PRIMARY
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

2 Feb 2017 16:46
anyone bought memory foam pillows from eve or casper etc?
deuce
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13892 posts since 21/1/08

2 Feb 2017 16:49
good bump. i'll be after a mattress shortly - anyone bought one recently / have any recommendations?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

2 Feb 2017 17:24
http://www.marksandspencer.com/lambswool-1700-pillow-top-mattress/p/p22386143?prevPage=srp&pdpredirect;

Usually have a sale every few months 20/30% off
discobobulated
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905 posts since 21/4/10

2 Feb 2017 19:52
I bought an eve mattress last summer & think it's great. Got the pillows as well but thought the were a bit uncomfortable (too hard). Mattress makes for a great sleep though.
discobobulated
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905 posts since 21/4/10

2 Feb 2017 20:06