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    • fredy34
    • By fredy34 20th Nov 07, 2:22 PM
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    fredy34
    memory foam matresses
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    • 20th Nov 07, 2:22 PM
    memory foam matresses 20th Nov 07 at 2:22 PM
    Ive a bad back (degenerative discs) and my current bed is driving me nuts. Ive heard that memory foam is the way to go has anyone got any ideas who sells them at good prices near Belfast?
    Don’t really want to order from the Internet.

    Thanks

    F

    ps any experience of memory foam mattresses or toppers?
    Last edited by fredy34; 02-12-2007 at 6:21 PM.
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    • fredy34
    • By fredy34 21st Jan 08, 12:32 PM
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    Tim - no logo of an owl, says comfilux or something like that (Im too lazy to go look!)

    Yes they are warm but not overly so. As for IKEA, the ones i tried out where mega cheap, not even remotely in the same catagory as the one i ended up with.

    Mark
  • Tim Deegan
    Tim - no logo of an owl, says comfilux or something like that (Im too lazy to go look!)

    Mark
    Originally posted by fredy34
    Sounds like a different company then.
  • darrenfinlayson
    By who?????:confused:
    Originally posted by Tim Deegan
    i saw a glowing report in good housekeeping magazine, and in house beautiful, ikeas memory foam matresses came out top overall.
  • Tim Deegan
    i saw a glowing report in good housekeeping magazine, and in house beautiful, ikeas memory foam matresses came out top overall.
    Originally posted by darrenfinlayson
    Are you sure that wasn't an advert paid for by Ikea. The reason I ask is because they are notorious for their poor quality mattresses (allegedly)
  • typhoon
    just wondered if anyone else had any comments on best place to buy a bed with memory foam mattress? want something decent that's going to be worth the money
    • Greentea
    • By Greentea 5th Sep 08, 7:56 PM
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    Greentea
    just wondered if anyone else had any comments on best place to buy a bed with memory foam mattress? want something decent that's going to be worth the money
    Originally posted by typhoon
    Sound Asleep (So-2-SleepNI) have a factory in Bangor with a showroom (Balloo Industrial Estate) and a showroom in Newtownards (South Street), they have a great range of memory foam and latex beds and also do organic mattresses plus offer a great service. Definately give them a try. Highly recommended.
  • ckirkby3
    Sound Asleep (So-2-SleepNI) have a factory in Bangor with a showroom (Balloo Industrial Estate) and a showroom in Newtownards (South Street), they have a great range of memory foam and latex beds and also do organic mattresses plus offer a great service. Definately give them a try. Highly recommended.
    Originally posted by Greentea
    stop advertising or i'll report you
    • fredy34
    • By fredy34 8th Sep 08, 11:45 PM
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    Ill second So-2-SleepNI. A year on and my sleep and my back have never been better. Only downside to memory foam matress is they are very very very very warm!!!!! Im on a 4.5tog quilt.
    • zorber
    • By zorber 9th Sep 08, 12:03 AM
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    just had a flyer for the coop through the door. Looks like they are doing memory foam toppers and pillows at half price starting next monday!!!
    "Save the cheerleader - Save the world"
  • Indigo's Mum
    Lidl are doing double memory foam mattresses next week for £89.99. Apparently they are brilliant as my friends bought some last year when they had them in. I got a "bed in a bag" from the Bed Shed a few years ago and it cost £217 for the double and was money well spent. My friend reckons that her Lidl one is better than my Bed Shed one. Check out www.lidl.ie
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 18th Sep 08, 10:17 PM
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    Maybe someone can answer my question ....

    Memory foam mattresses mould themselves to your body shape, right?

    Surely then if you sleep on your stomach you risk the mattress moulding itself round your head .... and before you know it you could suffocate in your sleep?!!!



    Judging by the way my OH sleeps I'd better give them a miss!!
  • MrsE
    I just got this in Superking with 4 drawers & its the DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.dreams.co.uk/en-gb/ProductDetails/?cid=MEMORYFOAM-DIVAN&pid=371-00016&language=en-GB

    Like sleeping on a cloud

    Was £1,500, but has a 10 year guarantee
  • Tim Deegan
    Lidl are doing double memory foam mattresses next week for £89.99. Apparently they are brilliant as my friends bought some last year when they had them in. I got a "bed in a bag" from the Bed Shed a few years ago and it cost £217 for the double and was money well spent. My friend reckons that her Lidl one is better than my Bed Shed one. Check out www.lidl.ie
    Originally posted by Indigo's Mum
    I'm afraid they are NOT memory foam. They are cheap reflex foam mattresses that are only available in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • Tim Deegan
    Maybe someone can answer my question ....

    Memory foam mattresses mould themselves to your body shape, right?

    Surely then if you sleep on your stomach you risk the mattress moulding itself round your head .... and before you know it you could suffocate in your sleep?!!!



    Judging by the way my OH sleeps I'd better give them a miss!!
    Originally posted by jenny-wren
    Only if you sleep with your nose down on the mattress.
  • Tim Deegan
    I just got this in Superking with 4 drawers & its the DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.dreams.co.uk/en-gb/ProductDetails/?cid=MEMORYFOAM-DIVAN&pid=371-00016&language=en-GB

    Like sleeping on a cloud

    Was £1,500, but has a 10 year guarantee
    Originally posted by MrsE
    It should be for that price .

    As for the guarantee, did you read the conditions? I can't find the terms and conditions for the 10 year guarantee anywhere on their site. :confused:
    • zzzLazyDaisy
    • By zzzLazyDaisy 19th Sep 08, 12:45 AM
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    I have degeberative disc disease and also a spinal injury from a car accident.

    Two years ago I bought a sprung mattress with a top layer of memory foam - it is BLISS! Whenever I go away I can't wait to get back to my own bed!

    One thing to look for - mine has a smooth top surface which is great ....
    But some have fancy quilted stitched effect - or even buttons that sort of thing really does defeat the object. So look for a smooth undecorated surface for a really comfy sleep.

    Can't say I've been overly warm, but I understand that the 100% memory foam mattresses can get overheated.
  • Tim Deegan
    I have degeberative disc disease and also a spinal injury from a car accident.

    Two years ago I bought a sprung mattress with a top layer of memory foam - it is BLISS! Whenever I go away I can't wait to get back to my own bed!

    One thing to look for - mine has a smooth top surface which is great ....
    But some have fancy quilted stitched effect - or even buttons that sort of thing really does defeat the object. So look for a smooth undecorated surface for a really comfy sleep.

    Can't say I've been overly warm, but I understand that the 100% memory foam mattresses can get overheated.
    Originally posted by zzzLazyDaisy
    If the mattress is made well then most people don't even notice the hand tufts. These are an essential essential part of the construction of pocket sprung/memory foam mattresses unless it is the encapsulated type. The encapsulated type have much smaller springs that don't really do much, but are more so that the manufacturer can say that it contains pocket springs.
    • wacko911
    • By wacko911 19th Sep 08, 7:51 AM
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    Was £1,500, but has a 10 year guarantee
    Originally posted by MrsE
    I wouldn't be able to sleep on that - I would be up all night thinking about the money I had wasted. £1500 = 10 x £150 beds and even if they only lasted a year each who would need the 10 year guarantee?
  • MrsE
    I wouldn't be able to sleep on that - I would be up all night thinking about the money I had wasted. £1500 = 10 x £150 beds and even if they only lasted a year each who would need the 10 year guarantee?
    Originally posted by wacko911
    I couldn't sleep on a £150 bed:confused:

    You spend a quarter to a third of your life in bed.

    It pays to be comfortable.

    At £150 per year, its less than £3 per week, I think thats pretty good actually.
  • Tim Deegan
    I couldn't sleep on a £150 bed:confused:

    You spend a quarter to a third of your life in bed.

    It pays to be comfortable.

    At £150 per year, its less than £3 per week, I think thats pretty good actually.
    Originally posted by MrsE
    You really should read the terms and conditions. Many companies have extended guarantees that are on a sliding scale. For example with a 10 year guarantee that you have had for 9 years, you would actually have to pay 90% of the replacement cost. This is a clever way of keeping you with the same company.

    MSE member was caught out by the same thing with Silentnight.
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