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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 11 Apr 2014 18:44 #61

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Hi jazz,

I'm glad the thread was helpful ... and congratulations on your new mattress :)

I'm looking forward to your feedback when you receive it and have had the chance to sleep on it for a bit.

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 12 Apr 2014 04:36 #62

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Just a personal thought here... based on my history with lower back pain as of late... lower back pain, to me, is often a leading indicator or poor core strength... everytime I start to develope lower back pain double down on my core strength training and I start to feel better.


I wish that were the case for my lower back pain. I train in martial arts 7 days a week so I doubt my core is weak. I notice on days when I don't train as hard (or take the day off), I wake up with light back pain on this mattress.

For instance, I trained everyday this week pretty hard except Wedneday.. I woke up with backpain that day. No pain Friday morning, today a little bit of back pain and some discomfort in my previously injured shoulder(rotator cuff problems from too many push ups).

My boyfriend thinks this is the best bed ever. He also weighs 50 lbs or so more than I do. He also has superior posture, whereas I tend to slouch when I sit at my desk and sometimes I slouch when I am walking (so bad, I know). I am sure if I didn't slouch(I try to pay attention to it since he mentioned it) this bed wouldn't give me any discomfort at all. I am thinking maybe a topper, depending on if I still occasionally experience back pain after the 30 days. I don't really think I am uncomfortable enough to return the mattress. I have slept through most nights since getting my 10(as mentioned in an earlier post, I usually wake up 3 times a night) and it's a Saturday MORNING and I am awake on my own without an alarm.

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 12 Apr 2014 05:07 #63

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I am very glad that people have been willing to share their experiences with this mattress. I'm pretty close to putting in an order. My biggest concern is the potential for body impressions since I'm a heavy guy (240). I'm not too concerned about the firmness as I like a firm mattress. If it is too firm, I can always add a topper.

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 12 Apr 2014 09:08 #64

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My boyfriend thinks this is the best bed ever. He also weighs 50 lbs or so more than I do. He also has superior posture, whereas I tend to slouch when I sit at my desk and sometimes I slouch when I am walking (so bad, I know). I am sure if I didn't slouch(I try to pay attention to it since he mentioned it) this bed wouldn't give me any discomfort at all. I am thinking maybe a topper, depending on if I still occasionally experience back pain after the 30 days. I don't really think I am uncomfortable enough to return the mattress. I have slept through most nights since getting my 10(as mentioned in an earlier post, I usually wake up 3 times a night) and it's a Saturday MORNING and I am awake on my own without an alarm.


My thought about back pain I realize is a a bit of generalization... and a good nights sleep vs some discomfort isn't something one can easily ignore. I wish I can say I've slept through the night every night I've slept on my 10... but I can't... and I can't blame the mattress either my cat for some unkown reason has been seeing fit to awake me 3-4 hour after I go to bed.

I am very glad that people have been willing to share their experiences with this mattress. I'm pretty close to putting in an order. My biggest concern is the potential for body impressions since I'm a heavy guy (240). I'm not too concerned about the firmness as I like a firm mattress. If it is too firm, I can always add a topper.


From what I can tell I don't think that should be much of an issue... It seems I leave as much of an impression (just under 190) as my my 8 pound cat.

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 12 Apr 2014 11:54 #65

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Hi maskedrose,

I am sure if I didn't slouch(I try to pay attention to it since he mentioned it) this bed wouldn't give me any discomfort at all. I am thinking maybe a topper, depending on if I still occasionally experience back pain after the 30 days. I don't really think I am uncomfortable enough to return the mattress. I have slept through most nights since getting my 10(as mentioned in an earlier post, I usually wake up 3 times a night) and it's a Saturday MORNING and I am awake on my own without an alarm.


I think you are wise to wait a few weeks or so to give your body time to adjust to a new sleeping surface, especially since you have a tendency to slouch which the mattress may be helping you "correct" which can cause some discomfort at first. If you are still having some discomfort or pain after the initial break in and adjustment period then a topper can be a good idea if you need a little extra softness, pressure relief, and contouring for your mattress. There are some topper guidelines in post #2 here and the posts it links to which may be helpful if you decide to go in that direction.

I know from your previous comments as well that you are aware of this but your pillow can also make a significant difference in both pressure relief and in alignment when you change to a firmer sleeping surface because the distance between your head or neck and the mattress will be different.

Thanks for your ongoing feedback :)

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 12 Apr 2014 12:00 #66

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Hi SleepNYC,

My biggest concern is the potential for body impressions since I'm a heavy guy (240).


While all soft foam materials will soften and impress to some degree over time ... higher quality/density materials will do so less and over a longer period of time than lower quality/density materials. The polyfoam layers in the Tuft & Needle mattress are @ 2 lb density which is a good quality and durable grade of polyfoam and would generally be suitable for your weight. You can read more about the quality specs of different types of foam in post #4 here .

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 14 Apr 2014 19:36 #67

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I placed my order today for the 10 inch mattress. Thanks to everyone who has shared their experiences and knowledge!

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 14 Apr 2014 20:27 #68

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Hi SleepNYC,

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

You certainly made a great quality/value choice in your budget range and I'm looking forward to your comments and any feedback you have the chance to share when you receive it.

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 15 Apr 2014 06:16 #69

Could someone who has the 10" T&N speak to what the mattress feels like to sleep on? I guess more generally, I don't even know what polyfoam feels like to sleep on. I like a really firm mattress that only very slightly (certainly less than 1") contours to my body and holds me up on the mattress instead of in it. I know a lot of personal factors goes into this equation, but would someone like to describe exactly what they feel this bed compares to?
Thanks!

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The 10 in. Tuft & Needle Diary 15 Apr 2014 10:15 #70

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I would say this bed feels like a cushioned floor. It's softer than sleeping on a carpet or grass, but not by too much.

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