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Finding a great mattress outlet 04 May 2012 20:30 #1

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Choosing a Retailer Willing to Disclose Necessary Information that Allow for Meaningful Mattress Comparisons

A mattress is arguably the most important piece of furniture that we own and the time we spend sleeping on it can have a bigger effect on our overall health and well being than almost any other major furniture or household purchase. In spite of this though... buying a new mattress can also be one of the most confusing, time-consuming, and frustrating experiences because there is so little factual information about what really makes one mattress better than another and there are so few people with the knowledge, experience, and integrity to provide meaningful information to consumers.

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Finding a great mattress outlet 26 Feb 2013 19:12 #2

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Can you recommend any outlets or retailers in the northern Baltimore (zip 21071) area? I have used IKEA as a benchmark for on site testing, since it's a known retailer. My inclination is toward a full latex mattress, although a thinner memory foam top also seemed restful. Thanks!

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Finding a great mattress outlet 27 Feb 2013 01:16 #3

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Hi swisstrix,

Post #2 here should help. Keep in mind that none of the lists in the forum are "recommendations" but only options and possibilities (many with comments attached) that have weeded out the worst options. It's always important to make sure that no matter where you buy that you are able to find out all the layers of the mattress you are considering so that you can focus on the materials in the mattress which is the only way to know it's quality and value.

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Finding a great mattress outlet 18 Mar 2013 06:58 #4

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I live in the Kansas City Missouri area. I would like to buy a mattress that will suit my needs and Budget.
I have migraines and relize that 1 of my triggers is chemical and perfume smells. I'm having to start by scratch when it comes to my bed.
1) I would like to find a natural fiber bed with out man made chemicals.
2) I would like a mattress that can go on an ajustable foundation if I choose to go that route in the near future.
3) I've been looking for a bed for way too long while sleeping on a camp cot with a airmatress on top that has a leak...NOT SLEEPING WELL AT ALL.
4) Can you tell me of a small local manufacturer(s), as you suggest, where I can go?
5) I am a female, 5'3" tall and weigh around 130lbs. I tend to sleep on my side but generally wake up lying on my back.
I need help finding a comfortable long lasting mattress ASAP...I have been reading so much on this subject that i'm starting to become overwhelmed and discouraged. I'm wanting a painfree good nights sleep. Can you please help me?
Thanks,

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Finding a great mattress outlet 18 Mar 2013 16:15 #5

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Hi Leukhyla,

The better options and possibilities I'm aware of in the Kansas City area are listed in post #2 here . You may need to call each of them to see if they either make or carry a mattress that matches your criteria.

If your criteria excludes any type of foam at all ... including natural latex ... then it may be more difficult to find what you are looking for and if you do find it, it may be more costly than most types of mattresses as well. Some examples of manufacturers who make innerspring mattresses that use natural fibers without foam are listed in post #4 here . You may need to research their sites, talk to them on the phone, and probably order online if they aren't available locally.

You may also find some futons that meet your criteria.

If you include latex in your options then your search for a safe and healthy mattress would be much less restrictive and easier.

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Finding a great mattress outlet 19 Mar 2013 01:33 #6

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I have read so much and layed on so many mattresses lately that I'm wore out and feel more confused. This is what I'm wondering at this point. I have read about a Sterns and Foster Twila Luxury Plush Tight Top mattress and that if you top it with a Talalay 3" 100% Natural Latex Mattress topper that It's super comfortable.

What do you think?
If I buy a Sterns and Foster at BurlingtonMattress here in Kansas City with out a Pillow top {even if it's not the twila luxury plush} that's more in my price range {under $1,000} with the Talalay on top. Will the Talalay help put a barrier between me and the chemical(s) of the Stern and Foster mattress?

I'm just stuck on what to do in my $ range.

If you have any suggestions please let me know...

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Finding a great mattress outlet 19 Mar 2013 04:43 #7

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Hi leukhyla,

I have read so much and layed on so many mattresses lately that I'm wore out and feel more confused. This is what I'm wondering at this point. I have read about a Sterns and Foster Twila Luxury Plush Tight Top mattress and that if you top it with a Talalay 3" 100% Natural Latex Mattress topper that It's super comfortable.

What do you think?


I know this may sound silly but it's also the most truthful answer you will find. If you test this specific mattress/topper combination accurately and objectively and you find it "super comfortable" then it is.

If you test it and you don't like it ... then it's not.

In other words ... comfort is subjective and relative to each person and depends on many factors including body type, sleeping positions, and personal preferences.

I would also question why anyone would buy a mattress that had 6" of polyfoam in the upper layers just to put a topper on it. If anything and I was "forced" by circumstances to buy a Stearns & Foster mattress because I had no other options then I would buy an ultra firm model with the least possible amount of polyfoam in the comfort layers and add a topper to that. The Twila ultra firm has 4" of polyfoam which is still too much but better. Better yet would be one with less polyfoam yet.

But since you are not being "forced" to buy a Stearns & Foster I would avoid any of them completely with or without a topper (see the guidelines here ).

Post #1 here is the single most important post on the forum and if you follow the steps and guidelines there you will bypass much of the confusion and frustration end up with a much better quality and value mattress than any Stearns & Foster with a topper or any other major brand mattress.

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Finding a great mattress outlet 02 May 2013 07:00 #8

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Hi there - saw your post and thought I'd share what I saw when I was at Orman's 3 Day in Overland Park. I was there to test out Pure Latex Bliss, but the owner, Tim (who was VERY knowledgeable about the construction/details of all of his mattresses) had a mattress in the showroom made entirely of natural components. He told me he carried for those who were extremely allergic/sensitive to synthetics. I'd suggest checking it out! I hope you can find something that works for you. Best wishes.

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