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finnski1 06-19-2021 08:39 AM

We went with an all natural latex mattress several years ago. Bought online at Plush beds with a 100 night free trial. Still love it. Has a 1" wool top layer (of course hidden below the all natural cotton outer layer)that is breathable and a fire retardant and the mattress is 10' thick all natural latex. You can order in any firmness you want and at around $2000 it was well worth it. Plus they last more than twice as long as spring style mattresses which eventually sag and you're not sleeping on the same one you bought only a few years earlier. This doesn't seem to change nor sag at all.
Don't like memory foam because I feel like you are sleeping on a crime scene chalk outline when you get up. Also no where near as breathable and cool.

Timeisprecious 06-19-2021 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by TrvlBug (Post 2622235)
$6.3K to replace our Sleep Number mattress. We bought our top of the line SN 3.5 years ago. Purchased the split bed and dislike it intensely as the 'cuddle factor' is a 1 rather than 10. So today we dropped $6.3K to purchase a partial split mattress...the bottom foot portion is one piece and the top is separate to allow individual head positions. So our new bead cost us $16.3K :facepalm:...ouch.

Ahhhh - a great night's sleep with a largely improved cuddle factor; sounds worth it to me!

MissMolly 06-19-2021 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by finnski1 (Post 2622444)
We went with an all natural latex mattress several years ago. Bought online at Plush beds with a 100 night free trial. Still love it. Has a 1" wool top layer (of course hidden below the all natural cotton outer layer)that is breathable and a fire retardant and the mattress is 10' thick all natural latex. You can order in any firmness you want and at around $2000 it was well worth it. Plus they last more than twice as long as spring style mattresses which eventually sag and you're not sleeping on the same one you bought only a few years earlier. This doesn't seem to change nor sag at all.
Don't like memory foam because I feel like you are sleeping on a crime scene chalk outline when you get up. Also no where near as breathable and cool.

You have a 10 foot thick mattress? WOW! How tall is the ceiling in your bedroom? :laugh:

Timeisprecious 06-19-2021 08:49 AM

Okay, get this: Getting ready to spend nearly $3K to tear out the bushes and such we have running along the front and sides of our home in put in irises. What guy spends $3K for FLOWERS??? :D DW will really love 'em, though. ;)

finnski1 06-19-2021 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by MissMolly (Post 2622452)
You have a 10 foot thick mattress? WOW! How tall are the ceilings in your bedroom? :laugh:


Yes we have 20 foot ceilings and I am really nimble at climbing ladders.;)

ShokWaveRider 06-19-2021 08:56 AM

We had our Garage Floor resurfaced with a Polyurea Coating (Not Epoxy). $800. After a couple of days it needed a touch up, but the vendor is honoring the 15year warranty, so all good.

finnski1 06-19-2021 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by MissMolly (Post 2622452)
You have a 10 foot thick mattress? WOW! How tall is the ceiling in your bedroom? :laugh:


Maybe it will be like the razor thing.
You know the marketing guys sit around and say. " I don't know what else we can do with these razors to make people want to be impressed and buy more.
Hey I know if 2 blades are good and 3 is better maybe we should put 4, heck let's leapfrog the competition and put 5 blades in there"
"You know if a 10 inch mattress is good lets take it up several notches and convince people that 10 feet is the ultimate in comfort.":)

Koolau 06-19-2021 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by MissMolly (Post 2622452)
You have a 10 foot thick mattress? WOW! How tall is the ceiling in your bedroom? :laugh:

Reminds me of the play "Once Upon a Mattress" (based on the Princess and the Pea.)

aja8888 06-19-2021 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Aerides (Post 2622433)
We've just ordered a bed-in-a-box, the Helix Midnight Luxe. Online only, but gets good reviews for the type of bed we want.

We'll have 100 nights to try it and free returns if it doesn't work out. It was our #1 pick after lots of searching, but we have several also-rans to cycle through and play goldilocks if it comes to it, with no risk as all the on-lines do the 100 night thing now.

We have a similar brand but came in a box and all foam layers. I put the correct frame under it. We love it. :coolsmiley:

4legsgood 06-19-2021 10:28 AM

Although I love the blow that dough mantra, I can't help but look at the amounts here and think that would buy a lot of melatonin. I can't sleep on the ground anymore but don't need much more than that. It's the getting to a relaxed mental state that is the challenge for me.

ShokWaveRider 06-19-2021 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 4legsgood (Post 2622511)
It's the getting to a relaxed mental state that is the challenge for me.

Me too! It Takes on average about an hour for me to stop all the randomized sleep preventing thoughts from wizzing around. From Solving world peace to fixing that damn AC Capacitor, or the hose that fills the drain barrel, or should I take SS before 70?.

finnski1 06-19-2021 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider (Post 2622518)
Me too! It Takes on average about an hour for me to stop all the randomized sleep preventing thoughts from wizzing around. From Solving world peace to fixing that damn AC Capacitor, or the hose that fills the drain barrel, or should I take SS before 70?.


I think it generally takes me about 60 seconds to fall asleep. I'm not complaining.;)

TrvlBug 06-19-2021 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by finnski1 (Post 2622444)
We went with an all natural latex mattress several years ago. Bought online at Plush beds with a 100 night free trial. Still love it. Has a 1" wool top layer (of course hidden below the all natural cotton outer layer)that is breathable and a fire retardant and the mattress is 10' thick all natural latex. You can order in any firmness you want and at around $2000 it was well worth it. Plus they last more than twice as long as spring style mattresses which eventually sag and you're not sleeping on the same one you bought only a few years earlier. This doesn't seem to change nor sag at all.
Don't like memory foam because I feel like you are sleeping on a crime scene chalk outline when you get up. Also no where near as breathable and cool.

We're looking at replacing our 24 year old guest bedroom bed. Want to get a decent quality but don't want to BTD for the occasional guests. Will look into latex.

TrvlBug 06-19-2021 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Timeisprecious (Post 2622454)
Okay, get this: Getting ready to spend nearly $3K to tear out the bushes and such we have running along the front and sides of our home in put in irises. What guy spends $3K for FLOWERS??? :D DW will really love 'em, though. ;)

And so will you!!! We spent a fortune relandscaping and the ongoing gardening, most of which i do, is BTD territory. DH complains, but absolutely loves it as do I.

TrvlBug 06-19-2021 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Timeisprecious (Post 2622446)
Ahhhh - a great night's sleep with a largely improved cuddle factor; sounds worth it to me!

Agree 100%. Didn't think twice about replacing the mattress. Love our SN, but dislike the mattress style. DH is relaxing upstairs in zero gravity mode. Priceless :dance:.

finnski1 06-19-2021 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by TrvlBug (Post 2622535)
We're looking at replacing our 24 year old guest bedroom bed. Want to get a decent quality but don't want to BTD for the occasional guests. Will look into latex.

This is the one we have. Extremely happy with it. Latex is not inexpensive compared to many other categories but well worth it to us.
https://www.plushbeds.com/products/t...18770039275618
two great sites for mattress reviews etc
https://www.sleeplikethedead.com/
https://www.themattressunderground.com/

Aerides 06-19-2021 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by aja8888 (Post 2622508)
We have a similar brand but came in a box and all foam layers. I put the correct frame under it. We love it. :coolsmiley:

A lot of the newer ones are a mix. They have a bunch of layers, including a layer of coils, then foam and other stuff. Hybrid basically. DH has lower back issues, and our tempurpedic is well past the expiry date, and we're going from a queen to a king as well.

Just getting the new bed/frame was the hardest part... of course after looking at all the king beds in the world I have my heart set on one that has had its delivery date delayed 3x already... so we'll make do with a simple frame for the interim.

oiseux 06-19-2021 02:10 PM

I've been avoiding the thread due to its bad influence --- but are those sleep number beds the thing? Just spent $3.5K on a S&F and that caused panic attacks. Can't imagine 10 to 15K (although I saw some like that).

Also ordered a new sectional -- lead time was like 4 1/2 months!

Made an appointment with my landscaper for a new backyard design. I fear the bill.

Even without watching the thread, I'm keeping up, so I might as well keep following along.

W2R 06-19-2021 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider (Post 2622518)
Me too! It Takes on average about an hour for me to stop all the randomized sleep preventing thoughts from wizzing around. From Solving world peace to fixing that damn AC Capacitor, or the hose that fills the drain barrel, or should I take SS before 70?.

If you figure out that World Peace solution, please let those in power know! I am 73 and have been waiting/hoping for World Peace for at least 65+ years already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ZOWwW2agQ

As for beds, I have a 19 year old king sized Serta (or is it S&F?) and it is just perfect. I am never as comfortable in any other bed. For some unexplainable reason it doesn't seem to have deteriorated at all, over the years, so I am not shopping for a new bed, at least not yet. I bought it on sale for a very low price (maybe under $1000? not much anyway) back in 2002.

I thought of buying a Tempur-pedic about 10 years ago, when my DD got one and raved about it. I even went to a mattress store and tried one out, and it seemed pretty nice. But then I figured I'd have to buy a new bed (instead of my present plain metal bed frame with head board), and that would mean a new bedroom set entirely. The hypothetical costs kept mounting so I ditched that dumb idea.

TrvlBug 06-19-2021 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by oiseux (Post 2622609)
I've been avoiding the thread due to its bad influence --- but are those sleep number beds the thing? Just spent $3.5K on a S&F and that caused panic attacks. Can't imagine 10 to 15K (although I saw some like that).

... ...

Don't know if they're a thing, but we got ours due to necessity. I had been waking up with back aches for some time so we knew it was time for a new bed. Was planning on the usual. Then I developed some hip issues that caused excruciating pain and I couldn't sleep more than 1 hour at a time w/o waking and having to deal with the pain. Off to Sleep Number we went and the super softness allowed me to sleep a little better. Now that I'm healed, both DH and I are back to our normal medium to firm settings. Did I mention we love the bed :laugh:. If I had to make the decision now, I would put more time into research.


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