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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 18:47 #1

So I currently have a queen sized I-comfort foam mattress. I paid $2500 for it about a year and half ago. It was fine, but lately I've been sleeping really warm and not getting a good nights sleep.

So I'm thinking it might be time to go back to a traditional mattress to help with the heat issues. I'm also going with a king size bed. I think the extra room might help and I'll feel better knowing I'm not waking up my gf whenever I toss and turn. I've been a light sleeper because of my job. I'm a Firefighter and we have to wake up to the sound of tones. So now I wake up pretty easily. I'm hoping this new mattress helps me get a better nights sleep.

Anyway, back on point. I went to a local mattress store and I've found two beds that are quite comfy. Both are Airloom. First there's the Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop for $3300. The other is the Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillow Top for $4800. I love the feel of the Starbroook, but it seems like a steep price to pay.

I'm open to any input here! What should I be checking out? Are these quality beds? It's hard to justify the extra cost associated with the second bed, although it does feel better....

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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 19:08 #2

Hi Surfnsun,

So I currently have a queen sized I-comfort foam mattress. I paid $2500 for it about a year and half ago. It was fine, but lately I've been sleeping really warm and not getting a good nights sleep.

So I'm thinking it might be time to go back to a traditional mattress to help with the heat issues. I'm also going with a king size bed. I think the extra room might help and I'll feel better knowing I'm not waking up my gf whenever I toss and turn. I've been a light sleeper because of my job. I'm a Firefighter and we have to wake up to the sound of tones. So now I wake up pretty easily. I'm hoping this new mattress helps me get a better nights sleep.


While it sounds like you have more reasons than just temperature regulation alone for wanting to replace your mattress ... post #2 here has more information about the factors that can affect sleeping temperature and in some cased any temperature issues can be corrected by changing your mattress protector, sheets, or bedding.

Anyway, back on point. I went to a local mattress store and I've found two beds that are quite comfy. Both are Airloom. First there's the Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop for $3300. The other is the Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillow Top for $4800. I love the feel of the Starbroook, but it seems like a steep price to pay.

I'm open to any input here! What should I be checking out? Are these quality beds? It's hard to justify the extra cost associated with the second bed, although it does feel better....


The first place I would start your research is the tutorial post here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines you will need to make the best possible choices ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Outside of careful and objective testing to make sure a mattress is a good match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) the most important part of any mattress purchase is making sure you know the specifics of all the materials and components inside any mattress you are considering (see this article ). Without this information there is no way to assess the quality/durability of a mattress, identify any weak links in its construction, or make meaningful comparisons with other mattresses in terms of quality and value. I certainly wouldn't be considering a mattress in the price range you are looking at unless there was a compelling reason to purchase it and there were clear differences between it and other similar quality mattresses based on the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you. There are some very high quality choices that may be just as suitable for you in much lower price ranges and I certainly wouldn't assume that a higher priced mattress uses higher quality materials, is more durable, or is more suitable for you than another mattress in a lower budget range.

If you let me know your city or zip code I'd be happy to link you to the forum list that includes the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area.

Phoenix
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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 19:11 #3

Phoenix wrote: Hi Surfnsun,

So I currently have a queen sized I-comfort foam mattress. I paid $2500 for it about a year and half ago. It was fine, but lately I've been sleeping really warm and not getting a good nights sleep.

So I'm thinking it might be time to go back to a traditional mattress to help with the heat issues. I'm also going with a king size bed. I think the extra room might help and I'll feel better knowing I'm not waking up my gf whenever I toss and turn. I've been a light sleeper because of my job. I'm a Firefighter and we have to wake up to the sound of tones. So now I wake up pretty easily. I'm hoping this new mattress helps me get a better nights sleep.


While it sounds like you have more reasons than just temperature regulation alone for wanting to replace your mattress ... post #2 here has more information about the factors that can affect sleeping temperature and in some cased any temperature issues can be corrected by changing your mattress protector, sheets, or bedding.

Anyway, back on point. I went to a local mattress store and I've found two beds that are quite comfy. Both are Airloom. First there's the Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop for $3300. The other is the Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillow Top for $4800. I love the feel of the Starbroook, but it seems like a steep price to pay.

I'm open to any input here! What should I be checking out? Are these quality beds? It's hard to justify the extra cost associated with the second bed, although it does feel better....


The first place I would start your research is the tutorial post here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines you will need to make the best possible choices ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Outside of careful and objective testing to make sure a mattress is a good match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) the most important part of any mattress purchase is making sure you know the specifics of all the materials and components inside any mattress you are considering (see this article ). Without this information there is no way to assess the quality/durability of a mattress, identify any weak links in its construction, or make meaningful comparisons with other mattresses in terms of quality and value. I certainly wouldn't be considering a mattress in the price range you are looking at unless there was a compelling reason to purchase it and there were clear differences between it and other similar quality mattresses based on the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you. There are some very high quality choices that may be just as suitable for you in much lower price ranges and I certainly wouldn't assume that a higher priced mattress uses higher quality materials, is more durable, or is more suitable for you than another mattress in a lower budget range.

If you let me know your city or zip code I'd be happy to link you to the forum list that includes the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area.

Phoenix


Zipcode here is 94947. I'd definitely appreciate the help.

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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 19:25 #4

Hi Surfnsun,

Zipcode here is 94947. I'd definitely appreciate the help.


The better options and possibilities I'm aware of in the general San Francisco and San Rafael areas are listed in post #2 here .

Phoenix
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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 19:29 #5

Phoenix wrote: Hi Surfnsun,

Zipcode here is 94947. I'd definitely appreciate the help.


The better options and possibilities I'm aware of in the general San Francisco and San Rafael areas are listed in post #2 here .

Phoenix


That's quite a lot of options. I could spend a week simply visiting all of those stores.

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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 19:42 #6

Hi Surfnsun,

That's quite a lot of options. I could spend a week simply visiting all of those stores.


While spending a week to make a purchase as important as a mattress would be well worthwhile ... it would probably be overkill and there would be no need to visit all of them.

If you follow the steps in the tutorial post one by one and/or look at the ones that are within a reasonable distance from you then you will be be able to narrow them down to the ones that you are most interested in considering.

Phoenix
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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 20:30 #7

Phoenix wrote: Hi Surfnsun,

That's quite a lot of options. I could spend a week simply visiting all of those stores.


While spending a week to make a purchase as important as a mattress would be well worthwhile ... it would probably be overkill and there would be no need to visit all of them.

If you follow the steps in the tutorial post one by one and/or look at the ones that are within a reasonable distance from you then you will be be able to narrow them down to the ones that you are most interested in considering.

Phoenix


While I see the benefit of having quality materials, I'd basically just want a bed that feels like the one I laid on today. I suppose I'll have to go listen to more salesman at these local stores sell me.

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Airloom's: Hybrid Bamboo Savannah Plush Super Pillowtop vs Organic Cotton Starbrook Luxe Pillowtop 11 Apr 2014 20:35 #8

Hi Surfnsun,

If you go to a better retailer or manufacturer ... they will "educate" you much more than "sell" you and will put your legitimate best interests above their profit.

I would start with reading the information in the tutorial post so that you have a much better idea of the most important parts of a mattress purchase.

It also has more information about testing mattresses so that you don't go by the very subjective "showroom feel" of a mattress alone which often doesn't translate into a mattress that works well in "real life" when you sleep on it on a regular basis and can have lower odds of success than random chance alone (see this study ).

Even if you buy a mattress that is a great match for you in terms of PPP ... it would have little value to you (especially in that price range) if there are lower quality materials in the mattress which will soften or break down too quickly and lead to the premature loss of comfort and/or support and the need to replace the mattress and which isn't covered by any warranty (see post #174 here ).

Phoenix
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