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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 12 Mar 2015 22:12 #81

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Hi FAUguy,

I was going to try and contact SF and Aireloom next week to see what type of foam is used on their upper layers.
What classification questions should I ask...such as what type of foam, ILD, weight?


The information you would need is in this article .

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 20 Mar 2015 15:35 #82

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So after 2 1/2 week, I sent it back to SleepEZ today.
It never got any break in where there was less pushup pressure on me. What's interesting is that I had a few friend stop over in the past few days and just try it out for an honest opinion. They said things like too firm, too much pressure, air mattress, trampoline. Out of the 5 people, none of them liked how it felt....not that it really mattered, but was just interesting if any of them liked it.

Boxing it up today was a pain. It took 3 of us almost 90 minutes to get it done, and we were hurting afterwards.

I do wish it would have worked out...and at this price...but I guess it just wasnt for me.

I'll be heading out next week to narrow down what I want to end up getting...will keep you updated. The bad thing is that it takes 7 days for this to get back to AZ, then 7-10 days for the refund to process. Once the credit is posted to my card, only then can I order another mattress. So I'll be mattress-less for about 3 weeks.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 20 Mar 2015 15:47 #83

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Hi FAUguy,

I'm sorry to hear that your mattress didn't work out for you but the good news is that you had the foresight to order a mattress with a good refund policy.

As you mentioned ... at least you can do some research and testing to help you decide which type of mattress you are most interested in while you are waiting for the refund.

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding on to replace it.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 24 Mar 2015 21:46 #84

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Hi FAUguy,

I'm sorry to hear that your mattress didn't work out for you but the good news is that you had the foresight to order a mattress with a good refund policy.

As you mentioned ... at least you can do some research and testing to help you decide which type of mattress you are most interested in while you are waiting for the refund.

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding on to replace it.

Phoenix

I made it back up to City Mattress this week and tried them out again.
I liked both the Aireloom Maribel and Silverton models. The Maribel is "softer" while the Silverton is a bit more "supportive cushion"... it's hard to describe in words the difference in how they felt. Pricing was $3600 and $4100, taking $900 off retail price.
Not really sure yet which one I may go with. But the SF MacClesfield I've filled out because it is too much like a marshmallow and have no idea how the two 3" memory foam layers would hold up.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 24 Mar 2015 22:25 #85

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Hi FAUguy,

I made it back up to City Mattress this week and tried them out again.
I liked both the Aireloom Maribel and Silverton models. The Maribel is "softer" while the Silverton is a bit more "supportive cushion"... it's hard to describe in words the difference in how they felt. Pricing was $3600 and $4100, taking $900 off retail price.
Not really sure yet which one I may go with. But the SF MacClesfield I've filled out because it is too much like a marshmallow and have no idea how the two 3" memory foam layers would hold up.


I would be very cautious here and make sure that you know the type and quality of all the layers in any mattress you purchase so that you can confirm there are no weak links in the mattress..

While there is always some risk in buying a mattress that uses durable materials but doesn't have the comfort and support that you need and isn't a good match for you in terms of PPP ... if you have a good return/exchange policy the risks are minimal.

On the other hand the risk involved in buying a mattress that is comfortable and supportive or has a great "showroom feel" when it is new but uses lower quality materials that will only hold up for a few years are much higher (especially in the price ranges you are looking at) because if you lose the comfort and support that was the reason you purchased it and you end up needing to buy a new mattress after only a few years then what you paid for the mattress will have been lost completely. I would also keep in mind that the loss of comfort and support that comes from foam softening isn't considered to be a defect and isn't covered by a warranty unless you are one of the minority where the visible impressions in a mattress (without anyone on it) are deeper than the warranty exclusion (see post #174 here ).

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 22 Apr 2015 22:06 #86

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Hi FAUguy,

I made it back up to City Mattress this week and tried them out again.
I liked both the Aireloom Maribel and Silverton models. The Maribel is "softer" while the Silverton is a bit more "supportive cushion"... it's hard to describe in words the difference in how they felt. Pricing was $3600 and $4100, taking $900 off retail price.
Not really sure yet which one I may go with. But the SF MacClesfield I've filled out because it is too much like a marshmallow and have no idea how the two 3" memory foam layers would hold up.


I would be very cautious here and make sure that you know the type and quality of all the layers in any mattress you purchase so that you can confirm there are no weak links in the mattress..

While there is always some risk in buying a mattress that uses durable materials but doesn't have the comfort and support that you need and isn't a good match for you in terms of PPP ... if you have a good return/exchange policy the risks are minimal.

On the other hand the risk involved in buying a mattress that is comfortable and supportive or has a great "showroom feel" when it is new but uses lower quality materials that will only hold up for a few years are much higher (especially in the price ranges you are looking at) because if you lose the comfort and support that was the reason you purchased it and you end up needing to buy a new mattress after only a few years then what you paid for the mattress will have been lost completely. I would also keep in mind that the loss of comfort and support that comes from foam softening isn't considered to be a defect and isn't covered by a warranty unless you are one of the minority where the visible impressions in a mattress (without anyone on it) are deeper than the warranty exclusion (see post #174 here ).

Phoenix

Here's an update.
The SleepEZ was returned several weeks ago, as it was just not right for me.

I spent time going back to City Mattress several times trying out their selection. I narrowed it down to the Aireloom Meribel or the S&F Macclesfield Hybrid. Both felt comfortable to me in the store and it was a bit of a toss up. I ended up buying the Aireloom Meribel since the brand had better reviews on line and seemed to stand behind their warranty better.

But now that I've had it for the past week, I haven't been real happy with it. Even though I can sleep on it (which I couldn't even do on the latex) it is still noticeably firmer and with a strong "push back" that I don't like. Also, the tufting hills and valleys I'm not use to. The first 3 night when I tried to sleep on it, it took 3-4 hours until I did sleep, and kept waking up with a soar back and numb legs. After those few nights, I ended up putting my 3" gel memory foam topper I got two year ago on there, and was we to sleep better, but can still feel the up pressure underneath for the mattress.

Now I'm not sure what the hell to do. Tough it out with the Aireloom and try to break it in (with or without using the foam topper), even though I'm soar and hurting (and out $3600 for the mattress). Or give it at least a month, and if it's not working out, to change it for the S&F Macclesfield, since it has two 3" from layers on top of the 8" coil, and is flat on top without the hills and valleys.

I hate that its been all these months and still having a bad time finding something that I'm comfortable with.

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Hate my Tempur Rhapsody, replacing with Aireloom or Prana 22 Apr 2015 22:28 #87

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Hi FAUguy,

Now I'm not sure what the hell to do. Tough it out with the Aireloom and try to break it in (with or without using the foam topper), even though I'm soar and hurting (and out $3600 for the mattress). Or give it at least a month, and if it's not working out, to change it for the S&F Macclesfield, since it has two 3" from layers on top of the 8" coil, and is flat on top without the hills and valleys.


As you know I would normally suggest avoiding any of the mattress you mentioned you were considering in your previous post for all the reasons that I've outlined in my earlier replies but now that you have made your purchase I would probably sleep on the mattress for a few weeks (preferably 30 days or longer) to see how things work out as the mattress breaks in and you adjust to the feel of a different sleeping surface (see post #3 here ).

Unfortunately City Mattress doesn't allow refunds and only has a 90 day exchange policy so if after you have slept on the mattress for a few weeks it still isn't working out for you then you would be in a somewhat difficult position where you need to exchange a mattress and are "locked in" to a store where I would normally suggest avoiding most of the mattresses they sell and where there may not be any particularly good quality/value options available to you. Their cost for an exchange is lower after 30 days and lower yet after 60 days so it would make some sense to wait as long as you reasonably can.

When you are in this type of more difficult situation there are some suggestions and ideas in post #2 here about the two main strategies that you can use that can help you make the best of a difficult situation.

If the only issue with your mattress is that it's too firm and you need some additional softness and pressure relief then a topper can also be an effective solution as well and wouldn't be much more than their exchange costs and post #2 here and the topper guidelines it links to can help you use your sleeping experience as a reference point and guideline for choosing the type, thickness, and firmness for a topper that has the least possible risk and the best chance for success and also includes a link to a list of some of the better sources for toppers I'm aware of as well.

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