Re: Best New Mattress
DW and debated this purchase for a couple months with significant research as well. We settled on the "Euro" model of the Tempurpedic. Among the Tempurpedics it was the right firmness for both of us. What finally sold me on the bed was the warranty. Although most spring mattress manufacturers will warrant theirs for 10 yrs (some sagging to be expected), I found with my weight (210 lbs.) I was wearing them out in five or less. Tempurpedics don't need to be flipped, won't show much sagging (won't feel any), and are downright comfortable. They do, as a previous post mentioned, "suck you in." My experience is that this helps me sleep more soundly. They claim to have "research" indicating that people move aound less on one of their mattresses. That has been my experience...just sound sleep. I also sleep fairly warm, so I was concerned about the "heat issue" as well. Haven't found that to be much of a problem. I might sleep with slightly fewer covers, but relative to DW, that has always been the case anyway.
Ultimately, I found that I was wearing spring ones out too quickly. It was either 2k every 15-20yrs, or 12-1500 every five. That part was a no brainer.
Humorous aside...my parents bought one of the sleep number beds. As my "handy" dad was setting it up, he accidently switched the cables for the firness adjust. For a week, mom was restless and constantly trying to make it softer, and dad was on the other side cranking it up. They were both confused and miserable. I laughed outloud when dad admitted his error. They did end up returning it and opting for the high end tempurpedic. And no, I don't work for them, nor does anyone in my family. But we're all believers now.
If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.