Buying a Mattress? Boy, have you found the right website!

Site visitors can now save tons of time by browsing mattress groups by mattress rating! Both of our hugely successful mattress ratings Peer Groups can give shoppers and online researchers a huge head start in the mattress shopping process. Simply visit either of the following posts to start your mattress search today: Value Mattress Ratings and Mid-Priced Mattress Ratings. While both posts offer a brief explanation as to how we categorize a “Value” mattress and a “Mid Priced” mattress, you can get a more detailed overview by checking out these posts: Value Mattress Ratings Methodology and Mid-Range Mattress Ratings Methodology.

Why qmattresses.com

As the leading Mattress Reviews and Ratings website, we offer a comprehensive system to research, evaluate and compare mattress products. Our model shows that 5 key areas contribute to a successful mattress purchase. Those areas are:

Mattress Reviews

With more than 50 premium-quality mattress reviews, we are the leader in this space. Whether it is a top-tier mattress manufacturer or a discount brand, our mattress reviews focus on only the best mattress products on the market. (Read more…)

Mattress Ratings

Our proprietary Mattress Ratings provide a multi-dimensional view of mattress brands as well as individual models. Based on more than 1,250 individual responses, our Mattress Ratings are driven by existing owner feedback, opinions and complaints. Our individual mattress product ratings accompany all new mattress reviews and provide insight into the benefits, weaknesses and target price for that individual mattress. (Read more…)

Mattress Warranty

One of the most important elements to your mattress purchase, the warranty is the leading cause of dissatisfaction with a mattress brand. Often misunderstood (or ignored completely until you need to make a claim) our unique Mattress Warranty section highlights key points that you need to consider when buying a mattress. (Read more…)

Mattress Complaints

An area all its own, our Mattress Complaints section highlights how existing owners feel about the mattress brand you may be considering. Worthy of a look before making a purchase, the mattress complaints section shines light on potential product flaws and weaknesses. (Read more…)

Mattress Retailers

Since most shoppers will buy a mattress from a traditional mattress store, we have reviewed the ten largest retailers by market share with stores spanning from coast to coast. These retailers carry the brands we discuss in our mattress reviews and ratings. Find out whether these top retailers can help you with your purchase and see how they rate in our strict survey. (Read more…)

mattress purchase decisionThese 5 elements contribute to a successful mattress purchase process. The keyword is “successful” since so many mattress owners feel cheated, defeated or disappointed by this industry. To help with this process, we have developed a Mattress Buying Guide that incorporates 12 essential questions mattress shoppers should answer before making a purchase, as well as the 6 Golden Rules of Buying a Mattress which help shoppers ensure they don’t feel like they were ripped off.

Spend a few minutes looking around, uncovering the truth about mattresses and the industry and learning how get a better night’s sleep.

And when you feel you have found the perfect mattress for your needs, don’t hesitate to Ask the Mattress Expert, Peter Cancelli who is taking questions and comments posed by you, our valued site visitors!


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Adjustable Mattresses Overview

Adjustable beds offer people tremendous flexibility when it comes to their bedding. These mattress systems have traditionally been part of a fairly narrow market with major retailers displaying only a handful of models (if that) on their showroom floors, yet consumers love them and are demanding greater options in the segment, particularly as bedding evolves. [...]

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Dynasty Mattress S-Cape: Taking On Adjustable Bed Market

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This Chattam & Wells Mattress Lasts 15 Years

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We’ve owned a Chattam & Wells mattress for 15 years and have begun to wake up due to knee and hip discomfort. Guess it’s time for a new bed. With the new ownership of Chattam & Wells has the quality changed, also interested in seeing a review on this site for the Kluft mattresses as [...]

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Serta Nolina Eurotop Firm Not Top Choice: Mattress Expert

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I‘m prone to shoulder pain, lower back pain & sciatica. The Serta Nolina Eurotop Firm felt great. Is this a good choice for me? Thanks. Make sure to check out our Mattress Ratings page. Hi D, You’ll find lots of beds that feel good in the showroom. Most lose their initial comfort within months. Serta [...]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Brooklyn Pillow Top Mattress Review

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We ordered a Simmons Beautyrest Black Brooklyn pillow top mattress but have not received it yet. I started playing around on the net and found numerous poor reviews. It seemed ok in the store. A bit firmer than I wanted , but the very soft ones were too soft for my husband, so this was [...]

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Old Mattress Reviews Worthless Today

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Hi Helen, I don’t know what you were expecting, but a good five years out of beds made today is about all you can reasonably expect. That you got six years from an off brand tells me it’s time for you to buy a new mattress. Trying to find reviews on a six year old [...]

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Macy’s & Kingsdown Honor Mattress Warranty

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Wow! Pete, I wrte you about a mattress we bought at Macy’s , about 5-6 years ago, it had a “hill” in the middle . We called Macy’s tey sent a rep out and found our mattress to be defective.. We are getting a full refund of over $6,000 . Warranties are real! Thanks for [...]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Get The Nod From Mattress Expert

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My current mattress is over 20 years old and in need of replacing.I currently have a pocket coil mattress and would like to replace it with another. I am so confused by all of the different brands and styles out there.Trump has different lines, Corbin, Valena, etc. Serta has Garland,Redding,Kalissa,etc.How do all these differ besides [...]

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Mattress Expert’s View of Kingsdown Mattresses

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I‘ve recently purchased a Kings Down Somerset Pillowtop Queen mattress because my Stearns and Foster started sagging get after 8 months. What pros and cons can you offer. Hi Gerelyn, Kingsdown has a terrible reputation for their lack of over all quality. However, the pillowtops trump any quality the mattress might have. Pillowtop mattresses sell [...]

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Mattress Expert And Two-Sided Mattresses

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Do you have any 2-sided (flip type) very firm mattresses to recommend? Or companies that make them to recommend? Hi Scott, After mattresses went one-sided, plenty of people wrote me about wanting their two-sided beds back. We approached a number of manufacturers about it until we finally found one that was willing to make them. [...]

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Easter King Gets Mattress Expert Approval

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Please inform me on reviews you have heard about Beautyrest black firm Eatern King mattress. Just bought back not delivered. Paid $1769 plus frame. That includes box springs. Bought at Macy. Thank you Hi Ross, Nothing but rave reviews. My wife and I bought one too. They are the best on today’s market. …and, you caught the [...]

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Mattress Expert Stops Recommending Sealy Mattresses

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Hi Pete. We bought a Sealy Posturpedic Bolton Euro Pillowtop mattress (kind of soft due to pillowtop) but with the centre core system I feel good when I sleep on my back but if try to sleep on sides I get the low pain on my hip bones. I slept on this mattress for at [...]

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Mattress Expert Sounds Off On Pillowtop Mattresses

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Dear Pete, I am a very light, restless sleeper and partial insomniac. I would lke to get a Beauty Rest Black mattress as I think my husband would be less bothered by my tossing and turning. I am thinking of the Margaret Firm Pillowtop. Do you have any thoughts? thanks, Monroe Hi Monroe, The fastest way to waste your money [...]

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Discount Memory Foam Mattresses

One of the most popular mattress options for bargain shoppers looking for the best “bang” for their buck is the Discount Memory Foam segment. For under $750 (for the most part), shoppers can find a mattress that rivals the comfort of some of the bigger players, namely TempurPedic and to a lesser degree, Bragada. While [...]

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A Great Point About Memory Foam Mattresses

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I have been waking up with my hands asleep and other pains on my old select-comfort bed. I was thinking about getting a Novaform Gel 12″ bed from Costsco and wondered what type of mattress would protect me from this happening and if the foam bed was any good. Hi Tom, The air mattress, like [...]

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Mattress Expert Gives Advice on Pillowtop Mattresses

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What can you tell me about the Simmons Elite Woodmoor mattress in regard to sagging/ We like the feel but are worried about the pillow top sagging? Be sure to check out our Mid-Priced Mattress Ratings to get a taste for what type of mattresses are most popular and rank well among existing owners. Only [...]

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Spec Sheets Vital When Buying a Mattress: Mattress Expert

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Hi. I was told that an America’s Wonder Lake Pillow Top bed was made by Serta. I was told it had titanium coils, 1382 coils, 1 1/2 of latex foam, 5″ of memory foam etc. Is any of this true? A king set with frame is $900 delivered. Please respond. Hi Rene, It isn’t enough [...]

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Mattress Expert Offers Suggestion About Mattress Warranty Issues

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I have been sleeping on a high end latex mattress purchased new. The mattress has about a 1/2″ sag, but the warranty calls for at least 2″ sag before they do anything about it. I am learning that a 1/2″ sag is pretty normal; however a 1/2″ has big effect on my bad back. I [...]

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Ideal Mattress Topper For Stomach Sleeper and Side Sleeping Spouse

Hi Peter. My husband and I purchased Abriana Beautyrest Black by Simmons. We both wanted a firm mattress. I am a stomach sleeper and he a side and back sleeper. I wake up with sore shoulders. Both suffer from lower back pain and feel this mattress has helped. What can I do to help our [...]

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Mattress Expert Highlights Importance of Mattress Protectors

Hello Pete, After a great deal of research, I purchased a NovaForm Gel Memory Foam mattress (it is currently “unfolding” as I speak). During my research one reviewer advised the reader not to use a mattress cover. His contention was/is that a cover limits the initial recovery, but also doesn’t allow the memory foam to [...]

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Mid-Level Sealy Optimum Gel Memory Foam Mattress Offers Hope

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Taking a closer look at the Sealy Posturepedic Optimum mattresses, it becomes more and more obvious where Sealy would like consumers to spend their money. With just 3 general models for buyers to choose from (that being said, all 3 models come with various options that you’re really getting a completely different bed once the dust [...]

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Entry Level Sealy Optimum Mattress Offers Little To Get Excited About

2 Stars Mattress Rating

The basic Sealy Optimum mattress is essentially the entry level foam mattress that is offered by Sealy with optional memory foam. Without the advanced gel material, this foam mattress is likely to sleep warmer and/or less comfortable than other Optimum models. Most retailers will advertise this Optimum mattress as a way to bring you into [...]

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Mattress For Someone With Degenerative Disc Disease: Mattress Expert

I have degeneraltive disc disease which causes neck and back discomfort. I need a firm mattress but I do not want memory foam or a soft cushion on top of the mattress. I was pleased with Serta Mystic and would like a similar mattress to replace it. Is it possible to buy a mattress without [...]

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Sleep Solution for Arthritis and Fibro: Mattress Expert

I need a new mattress, looking at the Beautyrest True energy. I have arthritis & fibromylgia. I am also am over weight, 250#. I can’t find reviews on this mattress. Also looking at Night Therapy NuRest 12″ which is synthetic latex. I can’t try it since online from Sams only Hi Sue, To attain the [...]

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Memory Foam Mattresses and Motion Transfer – Confirmed by Mattress Expert

Do memory foam matrices transmit partner bouncing less than do conventional box spring type matrices? When sleeping we both toss and turn a lot and the motion or thumping transfers to the other sleeper (or maybe not so sleeping because of the way this bouncing transmits). What are your recommendations for matrices that allow one [...]

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Comfortable Mattress Options For Sleepers With Neck and Spine Pain

hi Pete, I need your advise on what style of mattress to buy. I have moderate disk bulge in my neck at c5-c6, severly flattened disks at t10-t11, and moderate disk bulges at t12-l1,l1-l3, and miminal bulge at l4-s1. A recent xray showed no curve in my neck. my back-waist area always feels like I [...]

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Adjustable Mattress Option With No Heat Retention

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We have a 6 year old sealy 11 in memory foam and it is fatigued. Looking at new mattress but not wan’ting a full memory foam again . Hate the heat and the fact it only lasted 6 years. We may want a adjustable base because my wife has some lung issues. We looked at [...]

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Solutions and Options For A Side Sleeper Seeking a Soft/Plush Mattress

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I am a side sleeper with major low back problems (really in my SI Joint). I tried a Select Comfort and after over a year I have decided it does not support me enough. So, my search starts for a conventional mattress. I have tried some and feel I need a pocketed coil with a [...]

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Will Sealy’s Comfort Line Push Gel Mattress Prices Down?

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At a recent trade show, Sealy announced that it will be launching a value priced gel mattress option for consumers who are unwilling to shell out the money for higher priced gel mattresses like the Sealy Optimum mattress (which we felt offered great value on its own) and the hugely popular Serta iComfort offering. What does [...]

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Mattress Expert Offers Insight Into Simmons Beautyrest Black Models

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Hello. Any customer reviews on theSimmons Beautyrest black plush pillowtop-called Georgianna at sleep happens. Thank you Be sure to check out the Mid-Price Mattress Ratings… and see for yourself how well other Simmons Beautyrest models rate against its competition. Hi Lisa, Mattress model names are different at every store. The Black line is Simmons’ best. [...]

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Mattress Options For Overweight Male – Mattress Expert

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I am a 280 pound male, whose had cervical fusion and has lower back problems. I’ve had temper-pedic, and jamison beds most recently. The Jamison is a latex foam mattress. I and my wife have looked at the Stearns and Foster Estate Shantel Luxury Plus. I’ve had problems with inner springs sagging after a few [...]

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Exclusive Models Not Only Option For Stearns & Foster

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Hello Pete. Need your advise, what Stearns and Foster matress to buy and where. Looking at Masy’s Stearns & Foster, Lux Estate Marianne Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop , sale price $2100 or Sleepys G.S. Stearns Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop $3200. Both are top of the line. Are they comparable? Can you weight on Masy’s verthis [...]

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Coming to North America: Dormeo Octaspring

Breaking News! With its North American launch, the Dormeo Octaspring mattress should give traditional, high-end memory foam and even gel mattresses a run for their money. Dormeo’s unique product is claimed to be the “world’s first cooling memory foam spring.” Now think about that for a minute – all of the comfort qualities that memory [...]

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Altering Mattress For Medical Purposes – Mattress Expert Explains

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I am a student from Innova Junior College situated in Singapore and I should like seek your advice so that i could value add my project which is about the beds for the bed ridden patients. These are the few questions i would like to ask you. 1)    What is the weight of an [...]

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Mattress Expert Sheds Light on Sealy Coveridge Mattress

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How does the sealy cloverridge posture pedic model rate? Thank you for your help. Hi Vin, The Cloveridge is the least expensive of the Posturepedic mattresses…the starting model…the bottom of the line. Of all the Posturepedics, it has the least amount of materials in it. Here is a link to the Carsten model that we [...]

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Clarifying The Stearns & Foster Luxury Firm Mattress Comfort Trim

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Looking for info on SF luxury firm mattress. What are the selling points? Hi Helen, Every level in the S&F line has a mattress available in the comfort choice of “Luxury Firm”. Generally, since your question was so general, the luxury firm models will keep their shape better over the years when compared to the [...]

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Different Mattress Names Makes Buying Confusing – Paula

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Hello, In my town Sears seems the best place to buy a mattress. The problem is that in trying to find ratings it appears that Sears has its own name for the different types (for example, Simmons Beautyrest Fairdale II Pillowtop). Their website has no ratings. Is there are place that I can find the [...]

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Mattress Expert Gives Lesson on Dunlop and Talalay Latex

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In a previous note from you you suggested a latex mattress for my husband. So is Dunlop or Talalay better? What do I need to look out for while shopping for a latex mattress? Natural or Synthentic? Thanks soooo much! Hi Susan, The thing to be most aware of is that you don’t buy a [...]

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Mattress Expert Reaffirms Simmons Beautyrest World Class Rating

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We are thinking about buying a new mattress and we like the simmons beautyrest world class lucetta pf king size and I wondered how this mattress is rated. The Simmons Beautyrest World Class is one of the highest-rated mattresses on this webiste. Read more about this mid-priced mattress when you brows by Mattress Ratings. Read [...]

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The Mattress Expert’s Take On Sealy’s New Gel Series Bed

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My husband weighs 270 and has back problems. He sleeps on a twin xlong so it is not so expensive to change mattresses when he need to. We are looking at a Sealy gel series H firm mattress. Is this any good? What would you suggest? Not sure about the Serta iComfort? See how it [...]

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Not Just a Cheap Memory Foam Mattress: Lucid 12″ by LinenSpa

As one of the most popular discount memory foam players, Lucid memory foam mattresses by LinenSpa offer tremendous luxury insofar as mattresses go. The 12-inch memory foam offering really represents a starting point for most buyers, and for good reason. With its price starting at under $400, this Lucid memory foam mattress costs roughly 10% [...]

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Attention Bargain Shoppers: Lucid 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress

Regular visitors to our website will likely have noticed a couple of things. One of them is that our bias is toward discount memory foam mattresses, such as the hugely popular Lucid 10-inch Memory Foam Mattress. The reason for this is simple: these specialty mattresses are typically items that shoppers absolutely love in the showroom [...]

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Problems With Sealy Posturepedic Grasyon Will Test Warranty

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Hello. I called Mattress Giant yesterday to explain what the mattress Sealy Grayson Highland Euro P/T Plush King is doing (sagging on both sides). The associate we bought the mattress off of answered the phone as MATTRESS FIRM. He said I would need the original sales slip, which I found after tearing up half of [...]

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Serta Now The Largest Mattress Maker

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For those who follow the industry closely, the news of May 23, 2012 marked an historic turning point among mattress makers. That news? Serta has unseated Sealy as the leading mattress maker by sales. And not by a small margin either… by more than $34 million in sales in a period where Serta’s sales are [...]

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Stearns & Foster and Simmons Beautyrest Recommended For This Couple

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My wife and I are predominantly side sleepers. She is 5’7″ and 145lbs and a *hot* sleeper. I stay warm by proximity, but am 6’1″ and 245lbs. Our current mattress is a Kingsdown bodysystem (2-dot, 2008 model, tight top) that I bought at a local store. Apart from being too small, it is starting to [...]

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Latex Topper Can Help Solve Heat Problems With Memory Foam Mattresses

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We have had a TempurPedic for a long time and my wife has always been bothered by the heat. This website recommended several latex/cotton/gel pads for this problem. However,when I read customer reviews,it usually had to do with the comfort and some even complained about the heat . so,what’s the best pad to deal with [...]

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Best Mattress For Side Sleepers? Not That Easy Says Mattress Expert

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What is the best mattress for a side sleeper? Hi Bea, It isn’t as simple as that. The key to sleeping comfortably and without pain at the pressure points, is to maintain the natural alignment of your spine. Just as you are standing upright, so should you be when lying in bed…head aligned in the [...]

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Sale On TempurPedic Cloud Mattress To Put Pressure On Serta iComfort

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A recent earnings announcement out of TempurPedic suggests that the pressure from competing brands, namely the Serta iComfort as far as we are concerned, has posed a serious threat to the company’s revenues; TempurPedic in fact suggests that a 3% to 5% drop in this quarter’s revenues could trickle down to as much as a [...]

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Sealy Posturepedic Irresistible Mattress Review & Rating – Solid

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In the world of mattresses, the Sealy Posturepedic brand counts itself among the most-recognized brands in North America. And given their costs, there is no question why these mattresses account for the majority of Sealy’s sales. With the Sealy Posturepedic Irresistible mattress, consumers will have a better understanding of and appreciation for the strength of [...]

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A Mattress Solution For Stomach Sleepers Seeking Softness

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Hi Pete! I need a new mattress! I currently have a Jamison Crest series plush, and its killing me & my husbands backs. We both have lower back problems, and I am a bit over weight, we both are stomach sleepers. We both usually wake up hurting worse than when we went to bed. We’re [...]

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