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Old 11-08-04, 06:04 PM
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Anyone here have a Tempur-Pedic mattress?

My wife and I are looking into getting one, but I have a few questions.

For those who don't know, they are the Swedish memory foam mattresses: www.tempurpedic.com

We slept on one a couple of years ago and we both found that it was the best night of sleep we ever had.

Questions:
I've heard they can be really warm and are not very good in the summer. True?

Are the different levels of quality they sell worth the price difference?

Anyone have back problems? I'm 6'5" 285 lbs and I have the typical back issues that goes along with someone my size. Thoughts?

Anything else I should know?

Thanks.
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Also, there are other companies that make memory foam, even though Tempur-Pedic are known to be the best. Anyone compare others?
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Originally posted by damn_skippy
I have one.

It takes a couple of weeks to get used to it but it is hands down the best mattress i have ever owned.
Which one do you have? Classic, Deluxe or Celebrity?
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Re: Anyone here have a Tempur-Pedic mattress?

Originally posted by Green Jello
[B]My wife and I are looking into getting one, but I have a few questions.

For those who don't know, they are the Swedish memory foam mattresses: www.tempurpedic.com

We slept on one a couple of years ago and we both found that it was the best night of sleep we ever had.

Questions:
I've heard they can be really warm and are not very good in the summer. True?


Yes but i never noticed a difference.

Are the different levels of quality they sell worth the price difference?

I have the kigsize deluxe and think the extra money was worth it.

Anyone have back problems? I'm 6'5" 285 lbs and I have the typical back issues that goes along with someone my size. Thoughts?


That is the reason i bought it. It feels great. It conforms and supports my lower back better than any mattress i have ever had. The first week my back was still sore in the morning. But i have now gotten used to it there is no more pain.

Look around for private dealers. Guys at trade or home shows I was able to pick mine up for 1400 bucks.


Anything else I should know?

The memory foam is only half the mattress.

Thanks.

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Re: Re: Anyone here have a Tempur-Pedic mattress?

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Yes but i never noticed a difference.
I'm confused. Then how do you know?

Originally posted by damn_skippy
The memory foam is only half the mattress.
To what are you referring? The quality of the foam? The base layer? The hot Swedish girls who come to you house to install it?
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Re: Re: Re: Anyone here have a Tempur-Pedic mattress?

Originally posted by Green Jello
I'm confused. Then how do you know?






It is warmer than a regular mattress but not enough to keep or wake you up at night.


To what are you referring? The quality of the foam? The base layer? The hot Swedish girls who come to you house to instal it?




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I just rested on one at the furniture store today. They want 3k for the queen celebrity set. I almost think it's worth it because it's so damn comfy.
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I bought a "tempurpedic" pillow at Sam's Club and it's unusable. It's hard as a rock and smells like chemicals.

This is not a slam against the actual tempurpedic matresses, just a reminder to be careful of the knockoff brands.
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We bought a king sized bed with two pillows for $2000. My wife thinks it's the best purchase we ever made. She sleeps very soundly now, and I have to admit that it's pretty darn comfortable.
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They can be hard as a brick (briefly) in cold weather though. The foam needs warmth to allow it to provide the contour support.

Other than that, they are awesome! I've owned a set of the pillows for about 5 years. My parents bought one (mattress) for their guest room and I've used it many times.

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These are extremely comfortable. I used to wake up in the morning, sit on the edge of the bed, and twist my spin till it sounded like a bowl of Rice Krispies. Now, it's just a regular stretch, and I feel much better.

They're a little warmer in the summer, but you just put fewer blankets on top of you and you're fine.
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I've been using their pillows for a year now and although they take some getting used to, I now love them.
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A little off-topic, but maybe helpful for someone who doesn't want to (or can't) spend the big bucks. From the research that I did, I think it was true that for many years, Tempur-pedic did have sort of a monopoly on manufacturing good visco-elastic foam, but more recently, other manufacturers are producing quality products.

Although it's not the Tempur-pedic brand, I'm extremely happy with a 3" thick visco-elastic foam mattress topper that I got about a month ago at Overstock.com. I put it on top of a fairly firm mattress, and that sits on a platform, no box spring. It was $132, shipped, and they're the same price for any size. I actually have a queen bed, ordered a king mattress and cut it down to have some extra foam for cushions, pillows, etc. It's easy to cut with a very sharp, long-bladed knife.

This thing definitely helps me sleep better. My girlfriend visits often and she felt the same (I just ordered her another one). I'm definitely glad we got the 3" size versus a thinner one. Being somewhat of an insomniac, I've often had to resort to some mild over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. Since getting this foam mattress topper, I haven't taken a single sleep aid in over a month. Drinking a lot more, though...............just kidding.
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Just bought one of the memory foam mattress pads (the Costco one, 2.5" thick)... still attempting to get used to it... expected a more 'sinking/molding' into it feeling thats not happening. Have had a sore back last couple days but don't know if it's due to the pad or over excersise. Also not sleeping as long, don't feel tired, but not super rested... Giving it some time.
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The sinking/molding has a lot to do with the viscosity of the foam. Look that topic up on the net. The Tempur Pedic mattress has 3 different layers to it, with the softest being on top.

We've had our mattress for at least 5 years now and this is what I can tell you--

Questions:
I've heard they can be really warm and are not very good in the summer. True?

It is warmer, but not uncomfortable. The only time I sweat on that bed is A) when I'm sick B) when I'm having a nightmare and C) well, you know None of these reasons have anything to do with the mattress. It does a great job of regulating body temps. If you have the pillow, stick your hand underneath it. Mine transfers my extra body heat away from my head and to the bottom of the pillow.

Are the different levels of quality they sell worth the price difference?

I have the Classic. Couldn't tell you about the other levels as I don't believe they existed when I purchased mine. I am completely happy with the Classic and I'm a hard girl to please.

Anyone have back problems? I'm 6'5" 285 lbs and I have the typical back issues that goes along with someone my size. Thoughts?

I'm short, but weigh a bit and I don't experience back pain with this mattress. When I go on vacation and sleep on other mattresses, it's painful. My hip hurts from pressure points, I feel unrested, I toss, I ache. You get the picture.
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I am seriously considering a Tempurpedic right now. My only question is what's the difference between the OriginalBed and the SymphonyBed? Anything noticeable?
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It's not for everyone. I don't like the feel of these things at all. I have and prefer the spring mattresses. My pillow top feels great.
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i think it was like $1800 a few years ago when the wife and i needed one. we bought a sealy for $1200. the hardest one with the pillow top. best matress ever
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my wife and i bought the queen size memory foam mattress that costco carries and it has been wonderful. my wife has some fairly serious back issues and there has been a pretty substantial difference for her since getting the mattress.
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Buy a good middle of the road mattress set and pick up a memory foam topper from Overstock.com. We were close to buying a tempurpedic, took that advice, and saved a lot of money, and it feels the same to us. We got the 3" topper at overstock for a King bed.
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I got the Rhapsody in March 07 and it is amazing. Much better than my spring mattress I used to sleep on (though that's over 10 years old). The only problem is all the stores that sell Tempurpedics have the same prices. Luckily I was able to get a deal on tax, delivery and the boxframe (boxes).
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everyone is replying to the 3 year old messages and ignoring the bumper's question.
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Anyone have experience with the air mattresses (ie Sleep Number)?

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Originally Posted by matta
everyone is replying to the 3 year old messages and ignoring the bumper's question.
It's cool, I guess we need to hear more people's general thoughts about Tempur-pedic...

I'll just remember this next time a mod yells at me for starting a new thread instead of bumping an old one.
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Originally Posted by matta
everyone is replying to the 3 year old messages and ignoring the bumper's question.
Yeah, I didn't catch that until I replied. And the OP is suspended and then banned as of today. WTF!

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