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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
I need a new mattress/bed. I'm a side sleeper who tends to be more warm than cool so I'm looking for a mattress that wont bake me and will be really comfy.

I've been told that its better to have a softer mattress if you're a side sleeper. The mattress I have at the moment that I'll be getting rid of is a Silent Night Miracoil one. Its absolutely dreadful. It's too hard and not very durable. The springs stick in me and its bad for circulation.

I think my ideal mattress is a Dunlopillo Diamond or similar made with Talalay Latex. Unfortunately the price of rubber/latex has gone up quite a lot in the last two years and I can't afford one at the moment unfortunately. I have noticed price go up about 25%. Maybe a few years down the line if the prices comes back down and drops quite a bit I will snap one up but until then I need to settle for something else.

Is there anything you'd recommend I take a look at? I'm preferably looking for something that gets good reviews from consumers who have bought the product and also in magazines like Which. I only have a few hundred to spend on the mattress and maybe £200 max on new bed frame, pref only half that. I'm not interested in any Ikea mattresses or any other continetal sized ones or ones which don't receive good reviews.

Are there any memory foam type mattresses that don't overheat you?

The mattress I have at the moment I always wake up in the middle of the night with a dead floppy arm because the mattress is so firm and bad for circulation especially for a side sleeper.

Any advice or recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

John

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  • Well this saves me posting again, I am in the same situation.

    Are you also looking for a double?
  • It depends on your budget, but I'd go for pocket sprung, or pocket sprung with latex foam. However make sure that the latex is natural, and not a blend or synthetic. Also make sure that it is at least 2" deep, and covers the whole sleeping surface of the mattress.
  • blah_mat wrote: »
    Well this saves me posting again, I am in the same situation.

    Are you also looking for a double?


    Yes a double.
  • edited 30 December 2010 at 8:20AM
    john10001john10001 Forumite
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    edited 30 December 2010 at 8:20AM
    Tim_Deegan wrote: »
    It depends on your budget, but I'd go for pocket sprung, or pocket sprung with latex foam. However make sure that the latex is natural, and not a blend or synthetic. Also make sure that it is at least 2" deep, and covers the whole sleeping surface of the mattress.

    I'm not so sure I fancy a bed with springs in ever again after the miracoil nightmare. Though I guess one with foam on top though wouldn't be as bad.

    I have been looking at 100% natural latex mattresses the last two years but unfortunately the prices went up quite a bit. I think my next best bet is a reflex foam mattress with a 2" or so layer or latex on top if I can find one cheap enough in medium or medium/soft comfort rating.

    I hear that some of the blended latex types are actually quite good even as good or better than the natural e.g. such as Talatech.

    The only other option would be memory foam and trying to find a type that wont overheat me as much.

    So far I've looked at the following:

    MemoryPedic Laytech Plus @ Bedstore
    MemoryPedic Laytech Luxury @ Bedstore
    MemoryPedic Bliss @ Bedstore
    Millbrook Tiffany 1000 @ Mattress World
    Millbrook Memory1000 @ Mattress World
    Sleepshaper Original 20cm @ The Bed Shop
    Yanis Pocket 1000 Latex @ Yanis Mattresses
    Yanis Coolmax Premium Latex @ Yanis Mattresses
    Kozeesleep Contour Supreme @ My Next Mattress
    Kozeesleep Contour Pocket @ My Next Mattress
    Myers Latex Charm @ My Next Mattress
    Natural Latex Memory @ My Memory Mattress
    Body Impressions Night Therapy Adamo @ Mattress Centre
    Body Impressions Night Therapy Napoli @ Mattress Centre
    Body Impressions Night Therapy Vicenze @ Mattress Centre
    Body Impressions Night Therapy Tranquility @ Mattress Centre

    MSE won't allow me to post links at the moment I'm not sure why but I'm sure you can find what I have looked at from the above info.

    I've also looked at some of the Joseph Wave mattresses but unfortunately the ones with just a layer of latex at the top are all firm rated and the only ones medium rated for some daft reason they have the latex layer in the middle below a memory foam layer which doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever so I had to pass on those ones.

    I read on the Sleep Council website that its also best to change your bed base at the same time you get a new mattress. I'm trying to wonder reasons why this is also necessary? If it has taken some abuse and you have a slatted bed could you not just replace the slats with new ones and save some cash? I think I will be getting a new base anyway but just curious as to why this is recommended when there's nothing wrong with the one you have presently except wanting to modernise your furniture (asthetics)?

    I see in Which? magazine that Tempur usuaully come out on top with Dunlopillo a close second and that Millbrook don't do too bad either. I always hear though that Ikea mattresses always get really bad reviews.

    I'm waiting to hear back from Myers about what the depth of the Latex is on their Latex Charm mattress. I am suspecting only 1" max but if it's 2" or close to that it will look interesting. I hope to narrow down my list and then visit a few places to see these mattresses before I buy anything. The only ones I can vouch for of the above are Kozeesleep and Myers having slept on both types and had a great nights sleep though they were a little firm for me the ones I slept on. I didn't sleep on the types above I only selected those because of their softer rating and have yet to try those. The Kozeesleep I tried was the Regency and I'm not sure on the Myers. I have Silent Night Miracoil at the moment and its dreadful.

    John
  • john10001 wrote: »
    I'm not so sure I fancy a bed with springs in ever again after the miracoil nightmare. Though I guess one with foam on top though wouldn't be as bad.

    Don't be put off by Miracoil. It is a continuous spring system that used to be used by most manufacturers. But most have stopped using it due to it being so unreliable, and so noisey.

    It is probably the most unreliable spring system available.
  • john10001 wrote: »
    I read on the Sleep Council website that its also best to change your bed base at the same time you get a new mattress. I'm trying to wonder reasons why this is also necessary? If it has taken some abuse and you have a slatted bed could you not just replace the slats with new ones and save some cash? I think I will be getting a new base anyway but just curious as to why this is recommended when there's nothing wrong with the one you have presently except wanting to modernise your furniture (asthetics)?

    Remember that the Sleep Council is funded by the bed industry. So much of what they tell you is in the interest of the industry. So really they just want you to spend more.

    There is no reason to change your base if there is nothing wrong with your old one.
    john10001 wrote: »
    I see in Which? magazine that Tempur usuaully come out on top with Dunlopillo a close second and that Millbrook don't do too bad either. I always hear though that Ikea mattresses always get really bad reviews.

    Actually in the Which magazine report where they tested memory foam mattresses, Tempur came out bottom, and then Tempur kicked up a real stink about it.

    Then surprise surprise, in the next report it was done a different way. They used customer feedback instead. What you have to remember is that Tempur give a 1 month free trial, so there shouldn't be any Tempur owners that don't love their mattress, otherwise they would have sent them back. So you would expect Tempur to come top.


    Just stay away from big brands and big retailers if you want good quality for a low price.
  • Tim_Deegan wrote: »
    Remember that the Sleep Council is funded by the bed industry. So much of what they tell you is in the interest of the industry. So really they just want you to spend more.

    There is no reason to change your base if there is nothing wrong with your old one.



    Actually in the Which magazine report where they tested memory foam mattresses, Tempur came out bottom, and then Tempur kicked up a real stink about it.

    Then surprise surprise, in the next report it was done a different way. They used customer feedback instead. What you have to remember is that Tempur give a 1 month free trial, so there shouldn't be any Tempur owners that don't love their mattress, otherwise they would have sent them back. So you would expect Tempur to come top.


    Just stay away from big brands and big retailers if you want good quality for a low price.


    Thanks for the info Tim.

    It looks like the Myers one does only have a 1 inch layer of Latex on top so I will go back to the drawing board and do a bit more research I may be able to find something similar to that with 2 inch layer. I do like the look of some of the Memory Pedic ones on the Mattress World website and they seem to have good user reviews.
  • Tim_Deegan wrote: »
    Just stay away from big brands and big retailers if you want good quality for a low price.

    Hi, sorry to but in on this thread but i just thought this was a little harsh. I agree with most of what Tim say's but you can get good mattresses from the big brands.
    Like Tim say's the miracoil mattresses are shockingly bad considering some of them are very expensive :eek:.

    The best piece of advise i can suggest is going along to a few independent bed retailers and trying the mattresses.
    The problem with researching on-line is most people only review things if they have a really good or bad service.

    Anyway, i hope you find a mattresses you find comfortable soon :)

    Mike
  • lugsmike wrote: »
    Hi, sorry to but in on this thread but i just thought this was a little harsh. I agree with most of what Tim say's but you can get good mattresses from the big brands.
    Like Tim say's the miracoil mattresses are shockingly bad considering some of them are very expensive :eek:.

    The best piece of advise i can suggest is going along to a few independent bed retailers and trying the mattresses.
    The problem with researching on-line is most people only review things if they have a really good or bad service.

    Anyway, i hope you find a mattresses you find comfortable soon :)

    Mike

    It is a fact that most (not all) of the big brands have lowered specifications and quality over recent years, probably to cut production costs. This is why there are so many non turn mattresses on the market. The only advantage of non turn mattresses is to the manufacturer. They are designed that way to reduce production costs, and to say that is for the consumers conveniience is complete rubbish.

    There are many big brand mattresses that are very comfortable when new, but it seems to be long term reliability that is often the problem these days. You can't tell what reliability is like by trying a mattress in a shop. And you can only get a very rough idea about the comfort of the mattress, as you need to sleep on it for a few nights to know for sure. That's why I suggest that people buy from a seller with a good returns policy.
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