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Looking For Recommendations 17 Sep 2022 00:20 #11

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Chicken,

I went Selectabed. I was thoroughly impressed!!! The feeling of pressing a button and making back region firmer or softer is a dream come true!!! The 3 chamber design is key. I did not detect any hammocking at all.

I worked with Brian. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Air Pedic. The 500 and 600 have a thinner comfort layer, and you can really feel lumbar part of bladder get firmer or softer. The 850 and 1000 had a thicker comfort layer, so the bladder was harder to feel. The 1000 is not better than the 500. Im looking for a firm feel. I actually liked the 500 and 600 the best!!!

Quick trick….I set all bladder settings to 99 so I could easily feel top comfort layer. I felt that 1000 and 850 top layer was way too soft. They didnt have 800 on display and Im told that top layer is between 600 and 1000. M

The topper layer is zippered and you can take out stock layer and put in a Tempurpedic topper if you want.

Brian told me that the top comfort layer would be largely responsible for side sleeping comfort. Bladder control not used much for side sleeping comfort.

I went next door to Sit N Sleep to try Smart Life King Koil. Has air bladder with 40 cells. Firmness adjustment from 1-9 with 9 being firmest. I liked 7, 8, 9 the best. (Air Pedic went from 30-99) Felt real high tech with all these sensors. No separate zone firmness controls. 8 firmness is for entire mattress with the “sensing” technology. No zoning. $8k for Cal King Lotus Plush Smart Life? Thats steep!

Air Pedic and SmartLife both good. I liked Air Pedic way better. I do see potential with SmartLife.

Im comparing Air Pedic to Aireloom Preferred and Air Weave and then making a decision. I have to say that Im probably going with Aireloom M1 Luxetop Firm or Streamline Luxury Firm. Luxury!!!!

Chicken….I save up money for Air Pedic 500 or 600.

John

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Looking For Recommendations 17 Sep 2022 12:52 #12

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Thanks for the detailed post. It does sound nice to be able to adjust the support like that. I never sleep on my back but thinking about it now that may be because of back pain. Maybe if it was comfortable I would.

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Looking For Recommendations 17 Sep 2022 14:28 #13

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Chicken,

I wasnt able to try Air Pedic 800 because they sold it as a floor sample. Havent tried it yet. Id recommend Air Pedic 600. And maybe 800. I think that you back pain could be a result of your butt/hips sinking down too far and creating pain in lower back due to a bed that too soft. That is what is happening w my worn out Tempurpedic Deluxe. Go check back xrays on airweave.com.

Sleep Number C2 is $1200….get that or buy off craigslist. I have tried SN myself….but check it out.

John

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Looking For Recommendations 17 Sep 2022 18:49 #14

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Chicken,

I saw Best Mattresses for Back Pain on Posturre.com. They recommended Sleep Number C2 and Air Weave and a few others. BeautyRest L class extra firm. Go on airweave website and go to research section and look at lower back xrays. It looks like both of our back pain!!!

John

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Looking For Recommendations 17 Sep 2022 20:36 #15

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Chicken,

I wasnt able to try Air Pedic 800 because they sold it as a floor sample. Havent tried it yet. Id recommend Air Pedic 600. And maybe 800. I think that you back pain could be a result of your butt/hips sinking down too far and creating pain in lower back due to a bed that too soft. That is what is happening w my worn out Tempurpedic Deluxe. Go check back xrays on airweave.com.

Sleep Number C2 is $1200….get that or buy off craigslist. I have tried SN myself….but check it out.

John

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