WOW, I love this site. I've been looking for a bed for two
weeks now. I'm hot natured, what something soft, am a side sleeper and
205 lbs. I'm looking at two Sealy Posturepedics--both pillowtops.
First, do I need to look for a pillowtop, eurotop, or no top.
Second, what can we get that would be soft, and yet not leave body impressions.
And third, is a cashmere top really that much better?
I don't want to spend more than about $1400 or so.
Right now we have a Lady Englander--Maxim Firm Plus, which we've had 21 years.
We want comfort, but probably will not be buying another mattress for
another twenty years. Thank you ahead of time for your answers.
You can forget about 20 years. Your experience has your expectations far above the level of quality available in today's mattress industry.
First off, you have a flippable double sided mattress. Did you notice that those Posturepedics are only one sided? Right off the bat, you have half a mattress.
There was no memory foam 21 years ago. There's plenty of it today. That alone is worth half. So, between the two, you're down to 5 years. Make your choice a pillowtop and you can shave another year or two off of that. Add your few extra pounds of pressure, and you may as well keep what you have and add a latex topper top it to make it more comfy. Take the money you just saved and buy that huge HD TV to watch the Olympic Games this summer.
But whatever you do, you have to change your notion of getting 20 years from your next mattress.
Cashmere is one of those "bells and whistles" that have a cost with little benefit. The first downside to it is that it will feel warmer than cotton. And, a pillowtop will also feel warmer. I assume by hot natured you mean that you give off more body heat, as opposed to easily angered. I ask because if you spend $1400 on a Posturepedic, what you'll end up with in just a couple of years, will be enough to upset the calmest of us...not to imply that I'm all that calm. My wife refers to me as her "Excitable Italian".
Body impressions are a reality. There is no such thing as zero body impressions. There are promises and illusions and a whole lot of hype and double talk...but no zero body impression mattresses. So, forget what you were thinking. Those Posturepedics won't get you what you want.
We do offer double sided mattresses. Not regular production models, but mattresses that I had made to my specs...using the best materials available today.
In Queen, they are less that $1400. In king, they are more. But at least, you'll have gotten your money's worth.
And, I wasn't kidding about keeping your mattress and adding a latex topper to it. The quality from 20 years ago is such that your mattress may very well be supportive enough to keep. And all you need is to re-cushion the surface. After all, you're not as young as you were back then. A little extra cushion is a good thing and latex is the best of materials for that purpose.
Here are a couple of links to one sided mattresses that are better value than most, our two sided models and the latex toppers.
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