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Old 02-02-2016, 02:47 PM   #21
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I have had my real deal Temperpedic mattress since the late 90's (probably close to 20 years). I have no indentations on it to this day. Yes, they recommend rotating and or flipping the mattress occasionally. (This reminds me I should do that soon).

I don't know how firm you want it to help your back, but for me the more firm the better. Shortly after buying it I put a piece of 3/4 inch plywood between the mattress and box spring across the center 1/3 (basically above the knees to the middle of my back). I never have back problems. I was sleeping on my GF's bed (also a Tempurpedic) and was having back issues. I put a 3/4 plywood sheet on my side only and the back issues went away.

I don't know how I would have felt if I had paid full price for it (my then wife worked at a store selling them and got it at a huge discount ), but I have never regretted getting it.

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Old 02-02-2016, 02:57 PM   #22
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Love our Tempurpedic! My side will last at least 1/3 longer than her side 'cause I fall asleep on the couch!

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Old 02-02-2016, 03:13 PM   #23
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OP i was in the same position as you, back almost worse after sleeping each night on old spring mattress.

Tempurpedic is now 12+ years old with no sign of wear. Which kind of annoys me as they came out with newer plusher versions but I have no excuse to get one...

When I travel, after about the 3rd night on a hotel mattress I can really tell the difference.

(i got mine thru 1-800 mattress - free shipping ,arrived in 2-3 days, took away the old one in and out)
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:43 PM   #24
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place a flat pillow or folded towels under the mattress where the sag is.
POOF! Sag gone
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:34 PM   #25
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WE bought a sleep number bed 8 years ago and it is awesome. It comes with a 20 year guarantee that decreases as the bed ages. My chiro recommended it and said his lasted 20 years. Also if everything aches when you get up you could have a Vitamin D deficiency. I had that problem and now take 5,000 units everyday. If that is your problem you will know really fast -within a few weeks you will feel better.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:43 PM   #26
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So we bought a Serta I comfort 4 years ago. It is similar to tempurpedic but about two thirds the cost. Love it and notice zero indentation.

Never slept better.

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Old 02-02-2016, 07:14 PM   #27
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We've had our Duxiana mattress for over 20yrs and I love it. However, I have a Temperpedic neck pillow which they say lasts 5 yrs. I'm on my second pillow. I would think the mattress might have a longer lifespan but I wouldn't plan for more than a decade. What does Temperpedic say? They were upfront about my pillow. Of course, they wanted to sell me another one.

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