Thanks for your blog and honest assessments. My wife and I are in the market for a new King mattress with a few needs:
"Soft" is what sells. You are encouraged to indulge your sense of luxury when buying a mattress...because they wear out quickly. That makes you a repeat customer.
Complaints are not brand specific. Complaints are made on the mattresses sold. Pillowtops and memory foam top the list for sales and complaints.
There are good choices and bad choices in each line. Salesmen tend to push the easy sell and the high profit mattresses. ("High Profit"...a euphemism for meaning, "Not worth what you paid for it")
CR is where I go before buying many things. But, they haven't got a clue when it comes to mattresses...and have clearly admitted as much. In an attempt to be helpful in an industry that is much to complex for them...(I believ those were the words they used), they are posting any and all information without being able to decpher it. It's misleading information...as it is meant to be. Save your CR for the next appliance you buy.
Kudos to the salesman you saw, who tried to steer you away from a too soft mattress. You'll want to speak with him again before buying.
A mattress is an upholstered products that holds the weight of adults. There is no such thing as a mattress that won't sag...especially and certainly, not a soft one.
Simply put, you won't get everything you want in one mattress. Consider a sleep system instaed. Specifically, a good quality individually pocketed coil unit that is medium in feel...not too firm or too soft.
Add to that. 2" of soft Talalay latex for that soft surface feel you want. Latex is extrodinarily comfortable and resilient. Frankly, it's the only way to get everything you want.
Stay away from the pillowtops. They all wear out quickly.
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