CJ of Chicago, writes:
So we bought this bed in January of this year from Macy's in the king size. I love the bed but my wife has complained that it is not supporting her back well enough. We thought it would be firm enough for her but I guess it is not. I love softer, sleep on my side, 6'1", 200 lbs, she is a back sleeper and like it firmer and she is 5'8" and more than she wants to weigh. Let's just say a wee bit above what the average female weighs. ANYWAYS, she has been saying that she feels like the pillowtop has been 'depressing' and I've been looking every so often but now I am starting to join her in the statement. The mattress is not even 8 months of use and there are two noticeable 'dents'. I will pursue Macy's for a warranty call but is this typical of this mattress and do you have any recommendations that we might swap the Lily Dreams for in the same realm of mattresses. Thanks in advance!
Hi CJ. The wife doesn't read this, does she? Macy's has changed just about everything in their bedding department since January. For a back sleeper, the Lily Dreams was a bad choice from the start. There are lots of ways to soften a mattress so as a couple, you need to cater to the one who wants it firmer, then soften the top of the other side. This way, everybody's happy. And we all know, "When momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". The body impressions need to be 1.5" deep, before you'll get an exchange. What happens in a king is, you sleep farther apart. The body impressions form on either side and the center, where no one sleeps, stays like new. The advantage to a standard king is that it's square enough to rotate a quarter turn. A 1/4 turn rotation is something you should do every month for the first year. This will cause the padding to settle much more evenly and greatly extend the comfort life of the mattress. Let's say that after going through all this, your wife still finds it too soft. You can turn it over and sleep on the firmer underside. The underside is much firmer and you'd probably need a softer mattress pad for it that way.