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Brooklyn Bedding mattress comparison 27 Feb 2016 16:54 #1

I saw that both the ultimate dreams and best mattress ever got good reviews, but of those two, which would you recommend? If that is posted here I could not find it.

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Brooklyn Bedding mattress comparison 27 Feb 2016 18:19 #2

Hi Vicky Ann,

I saw that both the ultimate dreams and best mattress ever got good reviews, but of those two, which would you recommend? If that is posted here I could not find it.


Dreamfoam has several latex/polyfoam hybrid mattresses so I'm assuming you are referring to the Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams latex mattress here compared to the Brooklyn Bedding BestMattressEver here.

While other people's comments about the knowledge and service of a particular business can certainly be very helpful ... I would also keep in mind that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and I would be cautious about about using other people's experiences or reviews on a mattress (either positive or negative) or review sites in general as a reliable source of information or guidance about how you will feel on the same mattress or how suitable or how durable a mattress may be for you and in many if not most cases they can be more misleading than helpful. A mattress that would be a perfect choice for one person or even a larger group of people may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on (even if they are in a similar weight range). In other words ... reviews in general won't tell you much if anything about the suitability, quality, durability, or "value" of a mattress for any particular person (see post #13 here ).

While I can certainly help with "how" to choose ... I don't make specific suggestions or recommendations for either a mattress, manufacturers/retailers, or combinations of materials or components because the first "rule" of mattress shopping is to always remember that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and there are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved that are unique to each person to use a formula or for anyone to be able to predict or make a specific suggestion or recommendation about which mattress or combination of materials and components or which type of mattress would be the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort" or PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your Personal preferences) or how a mattress will "feel" to you or compare to another mattress based on specs (either yours or a mattress), sleeping positions, health conditions, or "theory at a distance" that can possibly be more reliable than your own careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in step 4 of the tutorial) or your own personal sleeping experience (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

There is more about the 3 most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase in post #13 here 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 suitability, durability, and all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

Both of the mattresses you are considering use high quality and durable materials and there are no lower quality materials or weak links in either one that would compromise the durability or useful life of either mattress relative to more average weight ranges.

The Brooklyn Bedding BestMattressEver has 3 firmness choices and the Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams latex mattress has a wider range of firmness choices.

The BestMattressEver has a 120 day trial period with a free return/refund policy while the Dreamfoam Ultimate Dreams latex has a 45 day trial period and there is a return fee of $99.

If you are in a higher weight range (more than the lower 200's or so) then the BestMattressEver uses slightly higher density polyfoam in the base layer and has slightly thicker comfort layers so it would likely be a better choice in terms of durability.

When you can't test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed phone conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart and who can help "talk you through" the specifics of their mattresses and the properties and "feel" of the materials they are using (fast or slow response, resilience, firmness etc) and the options they have available that may be the best "match" for you based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done or mattresses you have slept on and liked or other mattresses you are considering that they are familiar with, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about "matching" their specific mattress designs and firmness levels to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences (or to other mattresses that they are familiar with) than anyone else.

As you probably know ... Dreamfoam and Brooklyn Bedding are sister companies and both of them are members of this site which means that I think highly of both of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency and outside of how well you would sleep on either one of them (which I can't predict) ... they would both make good quality/value choices.

Once you have narrowed down your options to a list of finalists that are all choices between "good and good" and none of them have any lower quality materials or "weak links" in their design relative to your weight range and if there are no clear winners between them (which is usually a good indication that you have done some good research) then you are in the fortunate position that any of them would likely be a suitable choice and post #2 here can help you make a final choice based on your local testing or mattresses you have slept well on, your more detailed conversations about each of them, your confidence about PPP and the suitability of each one, their prices, your preferences for different types of materials and components, the options you have after a purchase to fine tune the mattress or exchange or return the mattress or individual layers and any costs involved, any additional extras that are part of each purchase, and on "informed best judgement" based on all the other objective, subjective, and intangible parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

Phoenix
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