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Confused on selecting new mattress 11 Nov 2015 03:20 #1

You might not want to know this but our mattress is 24 yrs old!
I have major back neck shoulder issues. Have to get something but don't know what to do.
Tried sleep number yesterday afraid it will be too soft. Like Serta I comfort series. After having one this long afraid to buy the wrong one. I will be 64 next week

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Confused on selecting new mattress 11 Nov 2015 09:44 #2

Hi Mab6789,


I'm assuming that you've read the mattress shopping tutorial which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that you will need to make the best possible choice ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

The industry has changed a lot in the last 24 years and all the major brands (such as Sealy/Stearns & Foster, Simmons, and Serta) tend to use lower quality materials in their mattresses than most of their smaller competitors that will tend to soften or break down prematurely relative to the price you pay and I would generally suggest avoiding all of them completely along with any mattress where you aren't able to find out the type and quality/durability of the materials inside it (see the guidelines here along with post #3 here and post #12 here and post #404 here ).

Once you reach step 3 in the tutorial if you let me know your city or zip code I'd be happy to let you know about any of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area.

Phoenix
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Confused on selecting new mattress 11 Nov 2015 11:15 #3

My city is East Earl, PA 17519
Thank you

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Confused on selecting new mattress 11 Nov 2015 13:20 #4

Hi Mab6789.


There isn't a specific forum list for East Earl, PA but the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area (subject to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets the quality/value guidelines I linked in my last reply) would be in either the Harrisburg, PA list in post #2 here or the Philadelphia/Wilmington/Trenton list in post #4 here or the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton list in post #6 here (with some overlap between them).

Phoenix
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