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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 05 Dec 2012 02:20 #91

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Hi khall1026,

Everything counts :)

I know that you are in the same position as many others and it's not easy to purchase a mattress online. They have done a great job though in helping people make good choices. If you do go in this direction ... if you err on the side of firmness then you can always do some fine tuning afterwards.

If you are interested in doing some local testing (although of course it won't be on the Ultimate Dreams which are only available online) ... some of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in the Denver area are in post #2 here .

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 17 Dec 2012 14:52 #92

Phoenix,

First off, thank you for the upkeep of this wonderful site filled with a multitude of useful information! I stumbled upon it looking for reviews for bed in a box gel mattresses actually and have now shifted my gaze to Dreamfoam's Ultimate Dreams gel mattresses thanks to you! I'm still trying to make up my mind on the 10" or 13" but think I will be very pleased buying from such a reputable and helpful US based company. Either way I go, I'm excited about trying out a brand new pillow, too! :)

Thank again and keep up the good work.
Casey

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 17 Dec 2012 19:02 #93

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Hi Eyedes,

Thanks for the kind words ... and Congratulations on your new mattress (whichever model you decide on) :)

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 01 Jan 2013 19:43 #94

Thanks for this site - lots and lots of information. We're looking for a memory foam bed that is suitable for HEAVY people, will hold up fairly well, and is 100% made in USA. Don't want any Chinese chemical baths...

Thanks for all you do!

We are in the Portland Oregon area - highest number of bed stores per capita in the country. Amazing how non- competitive they all are!

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 02 Jan 2013 00:22 #95

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Hi mumzie,

You've probably already seen this but just in case ... the list of better options I'm aware of in the Portland area are in post #2 here which includes one of the members of this site which I believe are among the best quality/value in the country .

With higher weights ... it's particularly important to make sure that the materials in your mattress ... and particularly in the upper comfort layers which are the weak link of most mattresses ... are good quality and durable. This means that I would tend towards 5 lb memory foam (and/or 4 lb gel memory foam if it is one of the more durable types). Lower density memory foams may feel softer and more comfortable in some cases but you would be making a "tradeoff" for less durability with weights over about 200 lbs or so. If you do choose a mattress with lower density memory foam ... then thinner layers will have less effect on the overall feel and performance of the mattress when they soften (and they will) than thicker layers. Bear in mind as well that even 5 lb memory foam (and all foam for that matter) will have some initial softening over the first few weeks and will soften more rapidly over time under heavier weights so I would tend towards slightly firmer choices than you may otherwise choose.

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 03 Jan 2013 18:27 #96

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Thank you for this valuable resource. Buying a mattress without this site would be like buying a used car without KBB!

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 11 Jan 2013 03:10 #97

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Hi,

I just wanted to post a quick word of thanks to Phoenix for the wealth of information found on this site and all the attention you give to everyone who comes here looking for help and advice. I've been shopping for a new mattress for weeks now, and I've finally settled on an Ultimate Dreams mattress, but I'm not sure I would have been able to pull the trigger on an online purchase of a previous unheard-of mattress without all of the advice I found on this site and the strong endorsement from someone who clearly knows a thing or 2 about mattresses.

Fingers crossed! :silly:

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 11 Jan 2013 04:14 #98

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Hi Bouncer,

Thanks for the kind words ... and congratulations on your new mattress!

I hope you have a chance to give us your feedback once you've had a chance to sleep on it.

Some good information and feedback from others can make people a lot braver :)

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 12 Jan 2013 20:37 #99

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Dear Phoenix,

Great site! And I look forward to the discount when we purchase!

Wanderhome

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Don't forget to ask for your "The Mattress Underground" forum member discount/bonus 16 Jan 2013 05:50 #100

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Just wanted to say a big Thank You from NYC

I am a recent college grad and had a VERY limited budget. I was basically going to get the cheapest mattress I could find for 250 dollars and get it over with but this forum changed my mind.

I still have a very small budget, but I'm slowly convincing myself to get the ultimate dreams latex mattress... hopefully I can get over the sticker shock.

Thanks again and if you have other suggestions more in line with my budget, please let me know!

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