Can you/ Will you recommend your mattress?

Will keep all in mind.  I think I tried those beds in the cubby holes at that mall store before the pandemic.  CR seems very high on Avacado.  I intend to go to Hoboken to try them out.

FYI, years ago I stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn and thought the bed was the most comfortable I ever slept on.  But when I read up on the brand, the reviews were mediocre.  I dunno. 


bub said:

Will keep all in mind.  I think I tried those beds in the cubby holes at that mall store before the pandemic.  CR seems very high on Avacado.  I intend to go to Hoboken to try them out.

FYI, years ago I stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn and thought the bed was the most comfortable I ever slept on.  But when I read up on the brand, the reviews were mediocre.  I dunno. 

You’ll like the green avocado mattress.  Definitely give it a try.  Across from the PATH station in Hoboken.  


One of my concerns about most current mattresses is how heavy they are.  One of ours is a fairly old innerspring mattress (to which we have added a foam topper) that is in our guest bedroom.  It is not heavy at all and very easy to change the sheets.  But the hybrid mattress in our master bedroom is thicker and very heavy and I have a lot of trouble lifting it in order to get the sheets on properly.  Part of the issue is that we have a platform bedframe with "sides" so you can't just shove the sheet under the mattress without lifting it.  If I ever buy a new bedframe, I certainly won't get that again, but it's what we have now. The only mattresses I'm aware of that are (or at least used to be) fairly lightweight are the Sleep Number mattresses that are filled with air.  I slept on one once at a hotel that was fairly comfortable, but that was over ten years ago and I'm not sure if there is any easy way to "test drive" one these days.  I know that many mattress sellers have trial periods, but it seems like there are quite a few "gotchas" with those and I'd really like to get it right the first time.  So ... I just keep procrastinating on the whole thing.


avoid plush, while they are soft at 1st, they don't provide adequate support if you have joint issues.

have you considered a sleep number...you can always get one that is firmer and then add a soft pad if you need to.

a big issue is the height of the mattress, make sure to measure so you know the max height that will work for you....some are so high you need a step stool to get in bed


if anyone wants a basic cheap old fashioned mattress, i am actually happy with JEMBRO (Morris Ave Union)...they can stick it right on your car and you drive it home.  The twin was $120 and actually really works for me...almost the same as the one I had gotten from sears 27 years earlier...it firm and light.  The side have enough give so that I can grab them and turn over or pull myself up.


Th big thing for me is to get out there and start looking.  Will go to the Avacado place and the Mattress Firm place today.


bub said:

Th big thing for me is to get out there and start looking.  Will go to the Avacado place and the Mattress Firm place today.

yes go try mattress firm. You might find exactly what you’re looking for there. Of course try out the mattresses. 


bub said:

Th big thing for me is to get out there and start looking.  Will go to the Avacado place and the Mattress Firm place today.

I’d try Charles P Rogers in Hackensack as well.  That’s where we landed…after trying the Avocado Green. And they aren’t that far from one another.  


I still swear by my Costco Novaform memory foam mattress. Cheap and very comfortable. It's been great for my occasional bad back.

https://www.costco.com/novaform-14%22-comfort-grande-plus-gel-memory-foam-mattress-medium.product.100667300.html


Just got back from Mattress Firm.  It's tough to decide whether you will like a mattress from laying on it for 5 minutes in store.  They have a 4 month trial period.   


FYI, after going into this thinking my bias would be towards a traditional spring mattress, I'm leaning towards a firm Tempur Pedic foam mattress.  You have to take reviews with a grain of salt and just get out there and lay on beds, which is something of  crapshoot anyway because its hard to tell from  a 5 minute laydown what its going to be like in the long run.  Consumer Reports loves the Avocado brand mattress so we went to Hoboken to try them.  Meh.  They were mattresses.  Nothing memorable about them.


bub said:

FYI, after going into this thinking my bias would be towards a traditional spring mattress, I'm leaning towards a firm Tempur Pedic foam mattress.  You have to take reviews with a grain of salt and just get out there and lay on beds, which is something of  crapshoot anyway because its hard to tell from  a 5 minute laydown what its going to be like in the long run.  Consumer Reports loves the Avocado brand mattress so we went to Hoboken to try them.  Meh.  They were mattresses.  Nothing memorable about them.

if you’re a member of Costco, or can get someone who’s a member to take you, I think you might like that mattress they have.


Three or four years ago, my husband (future husband then) went to Mattress Firm and picked out what we thought was the perfect mattress, and it wasn’t cheap. Fast forward, we both hate it now. Just makes us achy. Can’t help but think we chose poorly. 


KarenMarlowe said:

Three or four years ago, my husband (future husband then) went to Mattress Firm and picked out what we thought was the perfect mattress, and it wasn’t cheap. Fast forward, we both hate it now. Just makes us achy. Can’t help but think we chose poorly. 

This happened with two mattresses we got: One eventually got too soft, and the other started sinking in the middle. 

Instead, for my last mattress, I got the firmest and flattest innerspring mattress I could find. Then I experimented with different toppers to put on it. I've only replaced the toppers (first using foam toppers when I originally got the mattress, then when they became uncomfortable after a couple years, I replaced them with latex toppers). Replacing the toppers has been much less expensive than changing the whole mattress. So far, it's working out. The firm part seems to be staying firm and flat, while the ability to change the toppers as needed is making it stay comfortable longer than my previous mattresses.

As mentioned previously in this thread, I did get a mail order make-your-own mattress with the spring bottom and latex toppers for my teen. The springs are somewhat soft as it comes delivered rolled up. He likes it a lot, and describes it as sleeping on a cloud. While I think it would seem nice at first, I'd probably feel achy after a couple of nights without my extra firm springs.


The issue isn't Mattress Firm, it's the brand and model.  They carry all big name brands.  It's always going to be a guess.  It turns out my daughter has same foam model we liked at Mattress Firm and loves it.  My sister has an older king model of the same kind and likes its though its old and needs to be replaced.  


bub said:

The issue isn't Mattress Firm, it's the brand and model.  They carry all big name brands.  It's always going to be a guess.  It turns out my daughter has same foam model we liked at Mattress Firm and loves it.  My sister has an older king model of the same kind and likes its though its old and needs to be replaced.  

Oh, I don't blame Mattress Firm. I blame us... 


sprout said:

KarenMarlowe said:

Three or four years ago, my husband (future husband then) went to Mattress Firm and picked out what we thought was the perfect mattress, and it wasn’t cheap. Fast forward, we both hate it now. Just makes us achy. Can’t help but think we chose poorly. 

This happened with two mattresses we got: One eventually got too soft, and the other started sinking in the middle. 

Instead, for my last mattress, I got the firmest and flattest innerspring mattress I could find. Then I experimented with different toppers to put on it. I've only replaced the toppers (first using foam toppers when I originally got the mattress, then when they became uncomfortable after a couple years, I replaced them with latex toppers). Replacing the toppers has been much less expensive than changing the whole mattress. So far, it's working out. The firm part seems to be staying firm and flat, while the ability to change the toppers as needed is making it stay comfortable longer than my previous mattresses.

As mentioned previously in this thread, I did get a mail order make-your-own mattress with the spring bottom and latex toppers for my teen. The springs are somewhat soft as it comes delivered rolled up. He likes it a lot, and describes it as sleeping on a cloud. While I think it would seem nice at first, I'd probably feel achy after a couple of nights without my extra firm springs.

Thanks for the suggestions.


I have toppers on all my beds, but they tend to shift position and I would really like to find a mattress that is comfortable without a topper!  But, as mentioned upthread, I do not like how heavy most of the modern mattresses are so that complicates things.  Somehow I am surprised this isn't discussed more.  Surely I'm not the only person who struggles to lift up the corners of the mattress in order to change the sheets (?)


Everyone who has posted: thanks for your comments and keep them coming. This thread has been educational,  providing a host of things I never realized I'll need to consider next time we replace our rapidly aging current one!


I got a mattress from orange mattress (now in Clark) which I believe is latex and wool in a cotton cover. When I went there I told them I loved sleeping on our old futon and this was the closest. 
i realized I need a firm base and add softness on top, because Of my weight and preferred sleeping position, so we ended up kind of doing what sprout did.

I did try one of the nuvoform Mattresses from Costco and hated it. Had them take it back. I only like a memory foam topper and put a sheepskin cover on top of that! I’m like the princess and the pea.


Our Orange mattress is about 13 years old and they said it will last forever. Because we just switch out the toppers, I don’t doubt it will. 


Probably my last post re this but wanted to pass the info on.    We decided to check out 2 mattresses that are in showrooms in NYC.  I thought maybe we was overdoing it by traveling to NYC but I'm glad we made the trip.  First we went to a place, SleePare, that had the highly regarded "Winkbed."   We really liked it and thought we might buy it but then went to the old line mattress maker Charles P. Rogers.   Their firm mattress is the keeper for us.  The mattresses at these places were more comfortable than the ones we tried in NJ.  


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