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Best choice for a King set ~$2000. 03 Sep 2014 10:05 #1

Hi everyone,

I've just spent a few hours reading everything on this website including some of the forum posts -- what a wealth of information!

Background: I'm 5'7", 185 pounds (need to exercise more!), and a side sleeper. I shift a lot a night, but I think it's because I can't find a comfortable position because I'm putting so much pressure on my shoulders at night. I wake up with a sore neck and shoulders most of the time. My girlfriend is 5'4", 165 pounds and is almost an exclusive front sleeper, which makes selecting a mattress that suits both of us very hard.

Our goal is to find a good quality mattress that will last a long time. From all the reading I've done, it seems like a foam mattress with HR support layers or a latex mattress would work. I know I'd want 3-4" of the comfort layer but my girlfriend will only need 1-2". I'm thinking a good compromise would be 2-3" with some "give" in the support layer so that I'm able to sink in a little more for my side sleeping; is this a correct assumption?

We're located in McAllen, TX (zip 78504) and our mid-point price is $2,000 for a King set.

Are my thoughts on what we should be looking for correct or should I be considering something else? Also, any recommendations on good manufacturers that would fit the bill?

Thanks!

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Best choice for a King set ~$2000. 03 Sep 2014 14:38 #2

Hi epiksleeper,

Are my thoughts on what we should be looking for correct or should I be considering something else? Also, any recommendations on good manufacturers that would fit the bill?


There is no "correct" or "incorrect" or any mattress that is "the best choice" ... there are only mattresses that are "best for you" regardless of whether anyone else would make the same choice. Nobody else can feel what you feel on a mattress and there are far too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved for anyone else to be able to know which mattress is the best match for you based on specs (either yours or a mattress) or theory at a distance (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

There is more about the most important parts of the value of a mattress purchase that you can use to compare the different mattresses you may be considering in post #13 here .

I would also keep in mind that if you prefer a "foam" support core over other types of support core (such as an innerspring support core for example) or "foam" comfort layers over other types of comfort layers (such as microcoils or natural fibers for example) that there are different types of foam (polyfoam, memory foam, latex foam) that are all very different from each other so you may love one type of foam in either comfort or support layers and not be comfortable at all on another type of foam (not to mention that there are many firmness options and many different versions of each type of foam). All that "foam" means is a material that has air bubbles inside it and almost every mattress you will encounter has some type of foam in it somewhere ... usually in the upper layers.

The most effective way to choose a mattress that is "best for you" is to follow all the steps in the mattress shopping tutorial one at a time which can help with "how to choose" (nobody else can tell you "what to choose") and I would always make your choices based on your own actual testing and experiences and knowing the type and quality of the materials inside it instead of going by "theory" or by other people's experiences that may be very different from your own.

We're located in McAllen, TX (zip 78504) and our mid-point price is $2,000 for a King set.


There isn't a list for the McAllen, TX area and the closest list would be in the Corpus Christi area in post #4 here which is some distance away.

The only "good" option I'm aware of in the McAllen area is denvermattress.furniturerow.com/dmc/ in Pharr, TX. They are a regional manufacturer that makes a wide range of mattresses including innersprings and their iChoice models which include a "mostly latex" and a latex/memory foam hybrid. They are transparent about the materials they use in their mattresses and are good quality/value compared to most mainstream choices. I would avoid the major brands they also carry.

Over the course of the next few days and time permitting ... I will take a look in the area to see if I can see any other options or possibilities that may also be worth considering.

Phoenix
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Best choice for a King set ~$2000. 04 Sep 2014 14:33 #3

Hi epiksleeper,

I had the chance to look for all the retailers and manufacturers I could find in the area (over two dozen) and these are the better options and possibilities I could see based on their websites and on some calls I made about what they carried. I've also included the manufacturers they carry that I would focus on. Of course I would always make sure that any retailer or manufacturer you are dealing with can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about any mattress you are considering (see this article ).

denvermattress.furniturerow.com/dmc/ Pharr, TX They are a regional factory direct manufacturer that makes a range of mattresses including innersprings and their iChoice which is a "mostly latex" mattress with either a memory foam or latex topper and several all latex mattresses as well. They disclose all the information about the materials they use in their mattresses and are typically good quality and value (and certainly better than mainstream brands). I would avoid the major brands they also carry.

comfortzonemattressandfurniture-mcallen-tx.brandsdirect.com/ McAllen,TX. Carry Golden (incl memory foam and latex). Will provide or find out the specs for the Golden and seemed knowledgeable.

www.lfdfurniture.com/locations.html McAllen, Mission , Rio Grande City, Brownsville, Laredo, Eagle Pass, TX. They carry Spring Air and Sleep Designs including gel and latex and said that they would call the factory for any specs that a customer required.

www.mcallenfurniture.com/?page_id=83 McAllen, TX. Carries lower end Golden mattresses (no gel foam or latex).

www.lacksvalley.com/main/ McAllen, TX. Restonic (they weren't clear on the materials in the ones they carried).

www.maxfinefurniture.com/ Weslaco, TX. Carry Restonic including latex and gel memory foam.

Phoenix
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