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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 21 Feb 2015 23:11 #1

Hello Phoenix/All,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the information that you have here. This coupled with sleeplikethedead.com has been a huge help in understanding what I want.

I've needed a new mattress for about 2 years, and it has finally come time to get one. I think I have most of what I want figured out, but I'd like to ask a few more questions before I pull the trigger.

I've gotten as far as deciding that I think I want a memory foam mattress. I am only 26, but have multiple issues in my upper and lower back, to include a bulging disc in my lower back. I used to enjoy sleeping, but for the past probably about 5 years, I haven't at all, and I have a feeling it is because I cannot get the alignment nor support that I need when I am sleeping. I can sleep for 10 hours and wake up feeling like I did before I went to sleep. I have laid on various memory foam mattresses (although haven't slept a full night) and they immediately feel comfortable to me. Also, everyone I know who has one (aside from 1 friend who accidentally bought the incorrect firmness) absolutely loves them.

I already know as much to stay away from the ultra premium retailers, such as tempur pedic, which I am good with as I usually don't agree with charging and exorbitant amount for items that can be made of the same quality for a lot less. My concern is that I feel like I am overwhelmed with information and there are so many different options, I don't even know where to start with narrowing all of them down.

I know there is no way you can recommend one single brand or specific mattress, but I am wondering, with your expertise, if you could help me narrow it down some.

This is what I think I know so far;

1. I am an extremely warm sleeper, and I hear memory foam is extremely warm. Whatever I get HAS to have some kind of heat dissipation assistance. From what I understand, they use some form of gel infusion? I've noticed not all mem foam mattresses have that. This is probably one of the most important factors because I cannot sleep when I am hot. I can be in shorts under a light sheet, and my girlfriend has to be be bundled up under a blanket and 2 comforters, and I am still too warm sometimes. Is there any specific retailer that you have seen that excel's in this area?

2. I am a side sleeper 80-90% of the time, but would like to be able to sleep on my back as I know that is the most neutral position you can be. From what I gather from this, it seems I need a medium to medium-firm mattress, is that correct?

3. I've seen mem foam mattresses advertised as being able to alter the layers, or rather, switch them around. This seems like it would be an ineffective thing to have as I would assume that the central and lower layers would be quite a bit more firm, but I really don't know. Is having a mattress that I can rearrange the layers something you suggest? I would rather be able to just set it up and forget about it. I'm terrible about being able to decide what I want, and it will probably just drive me crazy.

4. I don't mind purchasing from an online retailer, and honestly may even prefer it due to the various ways I can pay for it. In the past when I looked, I had it down to bed in a box and Brooklyn bedding. Would you recommend one over the other, or would you have any other's you would recommend?

5. In the past, I have read that a general rule of thumb is that the higher the density, the higher the quality... so in theory, try to stay away from <3 lb. memory foam mattresses, so I planned on not going anything lower than 3.5-4. Is this kind of a standard rule to go by?

6. My budget for this bed is about $2,000, and I am hoping that I can get the mattress, the base, a really good waterproof cover, and possibly a really good memory foam pillow. Based off of this, do you think I am in the ballpark that I can get something of decent quality? Would it make a huge difference if I lowered my expectations slightly and raised my budget to, say, $2,500? I know in the industry I work in, changing the purchase price by just a little can make a huge difference in what you can get in the end.

I know I will have more questions, but I hope I am not asking too much at this point. Thank you so much for your help!

Robert

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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 22 Feb 2015 00:11 #2

Hi Taco Shop,

I switched your post to a topic of your own so your questions don't get buried in a more general topic.

I already know as much to stay away from the ultra premium retailers, such as tempur pedic, which I am good with as I usually don't agree with charging and exorbitant amount for items that can be made of the same quality for a lot less. My concern is that I feel like I am overwhelmed with information and there are so many different options, I don't even know where to start with narrowing all of them down.


Hopefully you've had a chance to read the mattress shopping tutorial which is the first post in the topic you originally posted in and has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones. Your best chance of success is to follow the steps and the information there one step at a time.

1. I am an extremely warm sleeper, and I hear memory foam is extremely warm. Whatever I get HAS to have some kind of heat dissipation assistance. From what I understand, they use some form of gel infusion? I've noticed not all mem foam mattresses have that. This is probably one of the most important factors because I cannot sleep when I am hot. I can be in shorts under a light sheet, and my girlfriend has to be be bundled up under a blanket and 2 comforters, and I am still too warm sometimes. Is there any specific retailer that you have seen that excel's in this area?


Memory foam (or gel memory foam) in general will tend to be warmer than other types of mattresses but there there is more information in post #6 here about some of the ways that can help cool down memory foam a little that can give you some sense of what to look for.

2. I am a side sleeper 80-90% of the time, but would like to be able to sleep on my back as I know that is the most neutral position you can be. From what I gather from this, it seems I need a medium to medium-firm mattress, is that correct?


There are also no standardized firmness ratings between manufacturers so a mattress that is rated as "medium firm" with one manufacturer may be rated as a "medium" or a "firm" by another manufacturer. Firmness is also very subjective and relative to each person so what feels too soft for one person can feel too firm for someone else (or vice versa) depending on their body type, sleeping positions, and preferences and sensitivities. The only way to know how firm or soft a mattress feels for you would be based on your own personal testing or sleeping experience regardless of how anyone else or any manufacturer may rate it. Only you can feel what you feel on a mattress (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ). I would avoid trying to predict which firmness level will work best for you based on "theory" and use your own personal testing and what your body tells you to make the best possible choice.

There is more about the most reliable ways to choose a mattress that is the most suitable "match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) either locally or online in post #2 here that can help you make the best possible choice and help you identify and minimize the risks involved in making a choice that turns out not to be as suitable as you hoped for.

3. I've seen mem foam mattresses advertised as being able to alter the layers, or rather, switch them around. This seems like it would be an ineffective thing to have as I would assume that the central and lower layers would be quite a bit more firm, but I really don't know. Is having a mattress that I can rearrange the layers something you suggest? I would rather be able to just set it up and forget about it. I'm terrible about being able to decide what I want, and it will probably just drive me crazy.


In general a component memory foam mattress would allow you to rearrange either the memory foam layers (if there is more than one) or the deeper support and transition layers (which are usually polyfoam) so you could adjust either the comfort or the support of the mattress. It normally wouldn't be a good idea to use the memory foam in the deeper layers or the polyfoam in the upper layers. They can be a good option for those who need to do some fine tuning to their mattress but for some people the process of rearranging the layers would be more uncertain or time consuming than they would prefer. A choice between a component mattress (which is much less common with memory foam mattresses than it is with latex) is really a part of your own personal value equation and there isn't any "better or worse" choice between them although based on your comments it sounds like your preferences would be a "finished" mattress.

While it's not really necessary to know this ... if you are interested there is more about primary or "deep" support and secondary or "surface" support and their relationship to firmness and pressure relief and the "roles" of different layers in a mattress in post #2 here and in post #4 here that may also be helpful in clarifying the difference between "support" and "pressure relief" and "feel".

4. I don't mind purchasing from an online retailer, and honestly may even prefer it due to the various ways I can pay for it. In the past when I looked, I had it down to bed in a box and Brooklyn bedding. Would you recommend one over the other, or would you have any other's you would recommend?


Brooklyn Bedding is a member of this site which means that I think very highly of them and I believe they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, and transparency.

I would be very cautious with Bedinabox or any mattress that uses more than "about an inch or so" of lower density 3 lb memory foam. There are more comments about Bedinabox in post #2 here .

The tutorial post includes a link to the better online memory foam options I'm aware of (in the optional online step) and if you let me know your city or zip code I'd be happy to let you know about any of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area.

5. In the past, I have read that a general rule of thumb is that the higher the density, the higher the quality... so in theory, try to stay away from <3 lb. memory foam mattresses, so I planned on not going anything lower than 3.5-4. Is this kind of a standard rule to go by?


The density of memory foam is the single biggest factor in its durability and higher density memory foams are more durable than lower density memory foams. Density has less to do with the properties of a memory foam material though and there is more about the many different properties of different types of memory foam in post #9 here and post #8 here .

You can see the foam density guidelines I would suggest in post #4 here and in general I would tend to avoid anything more than about an inch or so of memory foam that was less than about 4 lb density (not less than 3 lb density).

6. My budget for this bed is about $2,000, and I am hoping that I can get the mattress, the base, a really good waterproof cover, and possibly a really good memory foam pillow. Based off of this, do you think I am in the ballpark that I can get something of decent quality? Would it make a huge difference if I lowered my expectations slightly and raised my budget to, say, $2,500? I know in the industry I work in, changing the purchase price by just a little can make a huge difference in what you can get in the end.


A $2000 budget certainly sounds reasonable to me and there are many good quality memory foam mattresses that are available in this budget range (although you didn't mention the size you were looking for which can have a significant effect on the price of a mattress). You may also need a good foundation if you don't have one that is suitable already. If you find and test a mattress in a little higher budget range and it is a significantly better match for you in terms of PPP compared to all the lower budget mattresses that you tried then I would certainly consider it but only if you can identify a specific reason that it's better that would be enough to justify the higher cost.

Phoenix
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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 25 Feb 2015 23:42 #3

Hello Phoenix and thanks for the reply.

I wrote a long reply to this thread once, and it disappeared. I don't know what happened to it.

I will try to sum up what I had written

I am a male, approximately 6' tall, 200 lbs. My zip is 89081, and I know there are a few mattress retailers around me, but I haven't been to any as of yet. Looking to get a California king sized bed.

I did some research about 4 months ago, and did read through the mattress buying guide fully. When I created this thread, I was going almost off memory, other than the skim that I did of that thread before hand. I plan on fully revisiting that thread, and your reply in this one when I have some time this weekend.

I thought I had remembered Brooklyn Bedding as being one of your recommended retailers from last time I was doing research. I notice that they have a few different options for cooling, and I was wondering if you had a personal thought on one vs the other (cool vs. pure cool.) The almost $600 price difference (in Cali King) from one to the other is pretty hefty, but if you have confidence that it is truly functional, I would not hesitate to buy the more expensive one.

I did get a chance to read your post about comparing the different techniques of cool gel vs. other cooling (and also the different mixtures and types of gels, etc.) I guess the most I am worried about is just getting it narrowed down to a few good ones so I can make a relatively informed decision, but hopefully that will happen this weekend when I go shopping.

Thanks again for your help. I am sure I will have more questions and thoughts, but I will try to refrain from asking too many stupid questions before I do some more reading and research this weekend.

Thanks!

Taco Shop

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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 26 Feb 2015 00:22 #4

Hi Taco Shop,

I wrote a long reply to this thread once, and it disappeared. I don't know what happened to it.


I feel your pain and I can't count the number of times that this has happened to me over the years on many different forums. The problem is that the ones that "disappear" are always the best ones that took the longest to write. It's usually the result of some kind of temporary disconnect from the internet leading to a session timeout which logs you out of the forum (this is common to forum software after a certain period of inactivity) and then when you go to post ... poof. I've learned over the years to highlight and copy the post before clicking submit just in case but it always seems that the few times I forget is exactly when murphys law kicks in and another long post disappears into the ether. :dry:

I thought I had remembered Brooklyn Bedding as being one of your recommended retailers from last time I was doing research. I notice that they have a few different options for cooling, and I was wondering if you had a personal thought on one vs the other (cool vs. pure cool.) The almost $600 price difference (in Cali King) from one to the other is pretty hefty, but if you have confidence that it is truly functional, I would not hesitate to buy the more expensive one.


You can see some information about the PureCool memory foam here . As you can see the PureCool memory foam uses all three cooling technologies (ventilation, thermal conductive gel, and phase change gel) and would likely sleep a little cooler than most other types of memory foam and is a more costly and "premium" material but I don't have any personal experience with either of them so they would be a much more reliable source of information about how they would compare than I would.

You're correct that Brooklyn Bedding is one of the members here which means that I think very highly of them and I believe they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, and transparency.

Thanks again for your help. I am sure I will have more questions and thoughts, but I will try to refrain from asking too many stupid questions before I do some more reading and research this weekend.


While I may not always be the best source of information about some of the mattresses that are mentioned on the site (in most cases a knowledgeable manufacturer or retailer will know more about their own mattresses than I do) ... I'm always happy to answer any questions that I can and IMO the only "stupid" questions are the ones that aren't asked :)

Phoenix
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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 26 Feb 2015 07:03 #5

I believe what happened is I actually wrote the reply the night before and forgot to submit it. I submitted it the next day, but I think by that time it had already auto-logged me out. I should have copied it just in case, but the thought didn't even cross my mind.

Hearing that the pure cool memory foam uses more technology than just the cooling gel makes me excited about it all over again. The cooling gel was the first "cool" technology that I had heard of for memory foam, and the only one I knew about until recently. Hearing about all the new ones made me stress all over again, as it was "one more thing" I had to realize now.

I am hoping this weekend I have time to go fall asleep on a couple of mattresses. Based on what you are saying, I feel pretty confident on Brooklyn Bedding, and also on which one I want. I almost want to order it now, but I know I DEFINITELY need to go lay on some beds to make sure It is good for my P-P-P. The other thing that is nice is that I know most every place will have tempurpedic beds in stock, and BB actually has good "comparison" models, so I can at least get an idea of what I will be getting. Although, for what its worth, I may try and shop around a little as the pure cool is definitely a little above and beyond my budget, but in the end I have a feeling that it will still be worth it.

Thanks again for all of your help! I really appreciate it.

Taco Shop

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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 26 Feb 2015 10:35 #6

Hi Taco Shop,

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding but you are certainly looking at some good quality/value choices :)

Phoenix
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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 09 Mar 2015 00:32 #7

Hi Taco Shop,

I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding but you are certainly looking at some good quality/value choices :)

Phoenix


Hey Phoenix,

Even though I wasn't actually planning on it, I ended up purchasing a mattress today.

I ended up finding a MattressFIRM that was having a grand opening, and figured I may be able to catch a good deal, so I decided to go in.

Overall I had a great experience. The store was so new that they didn't even have prices posted, and the area manager was there, so I was able to haggle with them.

Overall I took the time to lay on about 6 different beds. Some I didn't spend more than 1-2 minutes because I knew immediately that it wasn't for me.

The very first bed I laid on was a tempur-pedic. I don't remember the model, but it was recommended by the salesman based off of the information I told him. WOW. If money was no option, I would have bought that bed and been done after about 10 minutes. It was extremely comfortable, and even without a pillow, I felt like I could fall asleep... And initially my plan was just to lay on it to compare it to a similar Brooklyn Bedding mattress.

I didn't bother even asking what the price was as I knew that it was out of my league. One option they did offer, though, was they said they may possibly have returns in the warehouse that they sell for 50-60% off the price, and still comes with their 100 day money back guarantee, and still carries the full tempur-pedic warranty, but unfortunately they didn't have any of those in California King at this time, and the price would have only been a few hundred $$ more than what I ended up spending, from what it sounded like.

After that, I decided to go try the Sealy and Serta mattresses as I knew they would be at least a little cheaper.

I know the gospel is to stay away from the major name brands, as you are paying mostly for the name, but I wanted to have at least a little comparison so I knew what I would be buying online.

Both of the Sealy's were uncomfortable to me. One was close, but the other was entirely too firm for me. The first I spent about 5 minutes on, the latter about 5 seconds.

From there I decided to try the Serta. I laid on one and it felt too plush. It was soft and comfortable, but I sank in so much I felt like I was being engulfed. The lighter parts of my body floated, and my heavier parts sank, and although I felt supported, it preceptively felt uneven.

The last one I tried was the Serta Icomfort Brilliant EFX, which from what the salesman told me, you can only get from Mattress Firm. (Something about they are a premium retailer due to how many they sell, so Serta made a special edition line just for them.)

The thing I really liked about this mattress is that it was thicker, so there was an extra amount of cooling technology foam, and sleeping hot was my biggest concern.

I have to say that I was extremely impressed with the feel of the mattress. Even though I was wearing jeans, and the store definitely wasn't very cool, I still felt comfortable temperature wise. The mattress didn't feel hot, and I didn't feel like I sunk in more after I laid on it. If the first Tempur-pedic I laid on was a baseline of 10, this was a 9.8. As soon as I laid on it, whether on my back or my side, I felt extremely comfortable, and my bulging disc in my lower back, which hurts almost 24/7, stopped hurting almost immediately.

Considering I was already there, I decided to find out how much it would be for the mattress. I hadn't priced any of these before since I just wrote them off as too expensive right off the bat. After discussing some with them, and asking a few questions, I decided to give it a really good go.

I laid on it for about 20 minutes and they were even kind enough to let me use some of their pillows, which was smart on their part (I ended up purchasing both of the pillows they offered). The first pillow I used was a Fabritech shredded memory foam stuffed pillow. They had them on sale, 2 queen size pillows for $40 (usually $79.99), and I thought that was a good deal considering they were shredded memory foam, and they have a zipper so you can adjust them. I personally wasn't a huge fan of just one. I would probably have to sacrifice some foam from 1 and use it in the other to make it thick enough for me. The girlfriend, on the other hand, fell in love with the pillows. She is the kind of person who never uses pillows because none are comfortable enough for her, and she wanted them straight away.

After trying those, the salesman handed me a comfort revolution "blue foam" pillow, and left me be to lay there. WOW, what an amazing pillow. It felt super supple, and judging by how much it deformed when the salesman was carrying it, I immediately wrote it off as being too soft and not supportive enough, but I decided to try it anyways. Holy cow, what an amazing pillow. It is super supple, but somehow stopped compressing RIGHT where my head needed to be, and was just amazing. It has 2 thicknesses depending on which side you use. I wanted to take it home right there, but that was the only one they had :( . Another thing to note about this pillow that was AMAZING is that it felt cool. It always felt cool. Even after laying on the pillow for 15 minutes, it still felt comfortably cool to the touch. My face wasn't damp from sweat, and it wasn't uncomfortably hot or itchy. It was like always having the "cool side of the pillow" sensation. Would highly recommend to anyone.

After laying on the bed for about 15 minutes and talking to my gf and almost falling asleep, I decided that if they could get the price a little lower to where I wanted to be, and answer a few more questions, I would buy it.

I began to ask about foam densities, and the layers, and they were helpful. Unfortunately, since they were a brand new store, they were on an air card for internet, and it was barely working. As far as the densities are concerned, the manager didn't have a direct answer for me, so he actually CALLED THE SERTA REP! ON A SUNDAY! :ohmy: Absolutely blew my mind, and although I didn't get an as direct answer as I wanted, what he had to say made sense. He said the comfort layers, and the top layer are a calculated 4.5lb, but its not as simple as that anymore due to the way the gel is infused into the foam, which I believe I remember reading something about that on here. He also said that none of the layers are less than a 3.5lb density, and that is only in the lower core layer (considering Brooklyn Bedding's is 2.17lb, I figured that was more than acceptable.)

I don't know how much of it is 100% true, but honestly it was satisfying enough for me, and I didn't feel like the manager was trying to pull one over on me. Also, I really liked the combination of layers that this bed has, and as far as I can tell, each layer has different/multiple cooling technologies, which was a big seller for me. The other thing that is nice is Serta's website covers what each layer has in it.

Long story short, I had an absolutely great experience. All of the mattresses were brand new, so I got to get the full feel of a new mattress. Also, I was there about an hour and a half, and not one other person came in, so I was able to make my decision in a quiet environment, and the salesman and manager was only there when I needed them. There was zero pressure.

Now the question I know everyone is going to ask is how much I ended up paying for the mattress. I am not one to kiss and tell, because I know that they gave me an absolutely killer deal due to them just starting (today was the second day they were open.) To put it simply, I got the mattress, foundation (split in 2 sections like a normal king, from what I understand), a Premium waterproof mattress cover (Normally $149 by itself :ohmy: ), the 2 shredded memory foam pillows, the cool blue memory foam pillow, and the delivery and setup for SIGNIFICANTLY less than the price of just the mattress and foundation on their website. All that coupled with the fact that I get to try it for up to 100 days and can still return it, or trade up/down (and get ALL of my money back for EVERYTHING minus he $75 pick up fee), and getting to lay on it and know what I am getting before I buy it, was worth the small amount more that I paid over Brooklyn Bedding's website.

I plan on reporting back within the next 30-90 days to let everyone know how it turns out, but I am confident that I will be extremely happy with my purchase.

Also, anyone else reading this, if you have any questions, please feel free to post or pm me.

Taco Shop

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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 09 Mar 2015 00:36 #8

The other thing that I forgot to add in the post above that I really thought was cool, is that Serta is running a special (I don't know for how long, when it started, or when it will stop), but when you purchase a Serta mattress and then register your purchase on their website, they will give you a $100 credit a year for purchase of a new Serta mattress, up to 10 years. Essentially what this means for me is if I purchase a new Serta mattress 10 years from now, I will get a $1,000 credit towards the mattress, which is HUGE.What's cool too, is that even if you keep it less, you still get the $100 a year credit (ie. 7 years is good for $700).

Taco Shop

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Help with looking for a memory foam mattress 09 Mar 2015 01:54 #9

Hi Taco Shop,

Wow ... I don't know where to start :dry: .

Unfortunately you believed and "bought into" almost every one of the "marketing stories" you were told that I warn about on the site and broke almost every one of the steps and guidelines that lead to buying a better quality/value mattress ... and unfortunately you ended up making a choice that isn't close to being the quality/value that you believe it is.

I began to ask about foam densities, and the layers, and they were helpful. Unfortunately, since they were a brand new store, they were on an air card for internet, and it was barely working. As far as the densities are concerned, the manager didn't have a direct answer for me, so he actually CALLED THE SERTA REP! ON A SUNDAY! :ohmy: Absolutely blew my mind, and although I didn't get an as direct answer as I wanted, what he had to say made sense. He said the comfort layers, and the top layer are a calculated 4.5lb, but its not as simple as that anymore due to the way the gel is infused into the foam, which I believe I remember reading something about that on here. He also said that none of the layers are less than a 3.5lb density, and that is only in the lower core layer (considering Brooklyn Bedding's is 2.17lb, I figured that was more than acceptable.)

I don't know how much of it is 100% true, but honestly it was satisfying enough for me, and I didn't feel like the manager was trying to pull one over on me. Also, I really liked the combination of layers that this bed has, and as far as I can tell, each layer has different/multiple cooling technologies, which was a big seller for me. The other thing that is nice is Serta's website covers what each layer has in it.


Serta's website doesn't provide any meaningful information about the materials in your mattress and the foam specs you were given were incomplete and are missing the lower quality materials such as the 1.2 lb pillowsoft foam which is a very low quality material that could be a weak link in your mattress (depending on the thickness)

The other memory foam layers are "in the range" of 4 lb density which is a medium quality/density memory foam that is the lower end of the minimum memory foam density that I would suggest considering although I believe that one of your layers may be 3.6 lb density which is lower quality than I would normally consider in a mattress in this price range.

The polyfoam support core is 1.5 lb density which is also a lower quality/density polyfoam than I would generally consider in a mattress in this budget range although it probably won't be a weak link in the mattress unless you are in a higher than average weight range.

You are also comparing memory foam density to polyfoam density which is an apples to oranges comparison that is meaningless. 2.17 lb polyfoam in a support core is a high quality and durable material and your mattress uses 1.5 lb polyfoam in the support core which is a much lower quality and less durable material. If a memory foam layer was the same 2.17 lb density then it would be a very low quality material (the density range for memory foam is much higher than polyfoam).

Dreamfoam (Brooklyn Bedding's sister company) sells the Ultimate Dreams 13-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress which uses higher quality/density memory foam layers than your mattress and the same 1.5 lb polyfoam base layer and doesn't have any lower quality materials or weak links in the mattress and it sells for $899 (less a 10% discount for a total of $809.10) in cal king which is only 1/3 of Mattress Firm's listed price of $2399 for the same size.

A google search on Icomfort Brilliant EFX will also bring up some of the many other retailers that sell the same mattress.

The $100 per year credit is only good towards buying another low quality/value mattress from Serta and it's very unlikely that you will sleep well on your mattress for 10 years (or even half of that) before foam softening and breakdown leads to the loss of comfort and support that is the reason you purchased it and you will need to buy a new mattress so it's unlikely that you will build up to the maximum credit given the quality of the materials that it uses.

The only good option that came with the mattress is that you would have the chance to return it for a nominal fee.

I really don't like making these types of comments but you at least deserve to know the truth about your purchase so you can make an informed choice about whether to keep it.

Phoenix
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