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    SurreyLass1
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    Memory Foam Mattress Advice
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    • 28th Feb 12, 8:09 AM
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    Memory Foam Mattress Advice 28th Feb 12 at 8:09 AM
    I wonder if any of you nice people out there can help us?

    We HAVE to buy a new mattress urgently - my husband is struggling to sleep as once he gets into bed, his back starts to hurt badly within a couple of hours. Our current mattress is now 10 years old, but is an expensive pocket sprung.

    Nearly 4 months ago, we purchased a Silent Night deluxe memory foam mattress topper, and are both converted to memory foam!

    We went out last weekend, and went to John Lewis, as we
    thought they are always great for advice. We stupidly laid on a Tempur mattress which we both fell in love with but couldnt afford in a month of Sundays

    We have since looked at our topper (which cost £115 in November) and have realised that the area where myself and my husband sleep is not returning when not being slept on, and there are big dips which are both visible and very feel-able! This is being returned as soon as a new mattress arrives.

    After much trawling of the internet, I have come across Ergoflex - their mattress which is similar to Tempur is on offer at £449 .......... a massive difference to the £1900 for Tempur! We also found another company Zleeps who are offering a King Gold mattress for a stupidly silly price, with 2 free memory foam pillows.

    Does anyone have experience of Ergoflex or Zleeps or have any general advice for me PLEASE? We are becoming confused and frustrated, and need to sort this out asap.

    Look forward to hearing from you!
    'Don't judge me 'till you have walked a mile in my shoes'
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    • Pinkypants
    • By Pinkypants 28th Feb 12, 12:04 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 12:04 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 12:04 PM
    Hello,

    The best advice I can give is to get into the shops and give them a try, as your planning on going from an old pocket sprung mattress with a memory foam topper to an ALL foam mattress. These will feel very different from each other.

    Memory foam own it's own doesn't actully support the "body", it's the stuff that's under the memory foam that takes the weight and does the supporting. To which springs have always done the job.

    The all foam mattresses can feel very hard indeed and then you slowly sink into it like wet sand.

    Did you really really like the Tempur mattress? Or, and be truthful did the price "convince" you that it was good?

    From my experience and what I have read on this site, pocket sprung and memory foam on top is the way to go. 1000 springs or more and 2 inch of foam.

    [text deleted by MSE Forum Team]

    Try the smaller independent shops, John Lewis are very good but hardy money saving......

    Good Luck
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  • SurreyLass1
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    • 28th Feb 12, 12:52 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 12:52 PM
    Thats the problem - we dont actually like the feel of pockets, its just what we have always had. We did like Tempur, the feel of it but absolutely NOT the price! Do you know anything about Ergoflex at all? Their king mattress is currently massively reduced to £449, which whilst isnt cheap, its a darn sight cheaper than Tempur!

    We did go out looking at pocket sprung with memory layer, but to be honest, having tried everything on the high street, we didnt like the pocket feel through the memory foam. Having slept on foam for nearly 4 months, we both agree that we like the feeling of it. I know that it will feel different with foam underneath instead of pockets, but having tried a few like this out and about on the high streets and retail parks, we think its the way we would like to go.

    Any thoughts / knowledge on Ergoflex???
    'Don't judge me 'till you have walked a mile in my shoes'
    • davetrousers
    • By davetrousers 28th Feb 12, 12:54 PM
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    davetrousers
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    • 28th Feb 12, 12:54 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 12:54 PM
    Memory foam is likely to make you hot and sweaty in the warmer months, bear this in mind.
    .....

    • Pinkypants
    • By Pinkypants 28th Feb 12, 4:38 PM
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    Pinkypants
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    • 28th Feb 12, 4:38 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 4:38 PM
    Sorry no experience or any knowledge of Ergoflex.

    There are over 100 different companies that make mattresses in the UK alone. That's before you add in those who import the vac packaged mattresses.
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  • Itismehonest
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    • 28th Feb 12, 4:50 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 4:50 PM
    Tempur every time.
  • SurreyLass1
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    • 28th Feb 12, 4:53 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 4:53 PM
    The thing I dont like about Tempur is the price - its just not an option for us.

    Just dont know what to do, its blowing my brain!
    'Don't judge me 'till you have walked a mile in my shoes'
  • Itismehonest
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    • 28th Feb 12, 5:15 PM
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    • 28th Feb 12, 5:15 PM
    No the price is a nightmare, I know. If it is in anyway possible I'd go for it, though.
    Depending on the size of your bed - or if it's possible to get another - then could you use 2 singles side by side? Not the most comfortable for anyone straying into the middle, I know, but hub could have a Tempur & you some other sort of mattress.
    It may, at least, be worth discussing with a good bed/mattress store what could be done
  • lmp0507
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    • 29th Feb 12, 10:45 PM
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    • 29th Feb 12, 10:45 PM
    I stayed at my friends house as a guest for about 2 weeks and had a memory foam mattress, It gave me the worst back ache of my life and I've avoided them ever since..
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    We have recently upgraded our topper and purchased it from a shop called Ponden Mills, they were on offer we got a kingsize topper for £60 !!!! Thats a bargain as I purchased a single one a few months ago same make from the same store at a cost of £50. Worth seeing if the offer is still on.

    Hope this helps and you get a good nights sleep soon.

    Thanks
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    • devildog
    • By devildog 1st Mar 12, 4:34 PM
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    devildog
    Have you considered a latex mattress?
    We've got a pocket sprung latex(didn't want memory foam cause of the warmth) It 'gives' in the right places but once you move the latex springs back.
    Worth considering
    • brendang
    • By brendang 1st Mar 12, 5:48 PM
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    brendang
    hi,does anyone have any advice on a company called perfectsleepbeds.co.uk or who they are,im considering buying a bed/mattress off of them but i cant find any info on them or how long they have been going,thanks
    Last edited by brendang; 01-03-2012 at 6:40 PM.
    • spongybobby
    • By spongybobby 1st Mar 12, 8:36 PM
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    spongybobby
    dont go memory foam if you suffer with back problems.

    i spent nearly £1k on our memory foam mattress and i hate it, just threw it in the tip and get a 1500 pocket sprung matress and finally i can sleep again
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    • devildog
    • By devildog 2nd Mar 12, 2:49 PM
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    devildog
    I think you will find that the difference is that the other post is posting as a business, you are not
  • zee
    have used orthapedic mattress plus a memory foam topper from dunhelm mills for last 3 years ,after spine op.tried memory foam mattres at sons home.....fantastic...best sleep in years..
    .ergoflex.co.uk
    3days from order to delivery..uaes same night...£429.29 incl delivery [double]....wish I had bought years ago....top quality...better than £900 mattress in town...highest recomend.
  • tin143
    perfectsleepbeds
    hi,does anyone have any advice on a company called perfectsleepbeds.co.uk or who they are,im considering buying a bed/mattress off of them but i cant find any info on them or how long they have been going,thanks
    Originally posted by brendang
    Hi
    I would be wary of using these. Have come across them twice now, stopping people in the street from a van(with their logo),saying they have mattresses left over from an exhibition and any offer accepted.The Irish accent,pushy nature and unlikely story of exhibitions put me off to say the least, although the mattresses looked professionally wrapped. But who knows what was their interior was hiding.I declined the offer of "hopping on and trying it".
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