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January 31, 2012


Ed S

Ive had a bad back for 20 years, have tried all kinds of beds. Currently use a Sleep Number bed. Yeah, its a fancy air mattress, 2 actually, so you and your wife can dial in different levels of firmness from 0 to 100 in steps of 5. Its also costs a few grand, but they'll let you try it for 30 days. You can order posturpedic foam topping layers for it too.

A. Black

A piece of foam from a foam store plus a memory foam cover from a fabric store or a department store would be way less expensive and extremely soft. That's what we did and it worked out very well.

Gregory Mosher

I bought this 12" memory foam mattress from Amazon over a year ago - wife and I love it. $499 and free 2 day shipping across the country (Prime member) - some of the best money I've spent.

Queen 12" Therapeutic Memory Foam Mattress with 5" 5LB Viscoelastic Memory Foam

Takes a bit for the foam smell to disapate and this type of mattress needs a firm base, don't put it on a boxspring.



Have had tempurpedic bed for 10 years, back then you could try for 90 days with no further obligation. Also back then the non name brands were inferior. For me, this bed was everything they advertised it to be. Also back then, tried sleep mumber bed and for me it was inferior in comfort to the tempurpedic....too bouncy.


Of interest:


Hey Jeff... Here's a hotel where you can try out the Sleep Number bed:


May you have restful sleep in your future!


Following up on one of the other links above, you can buy "The Marriot" Bed. All foam core.


It's made by a company called Jamison.


I've been wanting to get an all foam (not memoryfoam)) mattress for a while. Tried one about 10 years ago (when I bought my latest) but couldn't afford the hefty price tag at the time. Prices seem a bit more moderate now that foam seems to be having more popularity.

I do recall when I tried it in the store, it was amazingly comfortable. It was an unusual sensation feeling no pressure points, just smooth even contact all over.


Got bad stenosis in my neck and various upper back ailments... I do hatha yoga and it's been miraculous FYI. Gentle and relaxing, not a power workout.

I could use a new matress, but I need a philanthropist!

Jeffrey McMahon

With a memory foam mattress, which is want I want, what else do I need to complete a bed? I'd like to put a wood platform under it and nothing else.


Plus one on getting the REAL tempurpedic bed, you spend 1/3rd of your life on a bed, might as well get the best and not risk an imitation.

I'm not a pro, but I think putting just a wood platform under the mattress might wear out your mattress faster.

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