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06 Oct 2017 18:09 #141 by Phoenix

Hi FriendlyBacterium.

Thank for taking the time to update us as to how the BME exchange worked for you.
I am very glad that the soft BME turned so well and that it is such a good match for your needs and preferences. Brooklyn Bedding is indeed great at taking care of all its customers.

I hope that you'll find some time to post again and I am looking forward to any updates you might have sometimes down the road.

Phoenix


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08 Oct 2017 12:10 - 08 Oct 2017 17:11 #142 by Kbxy88

I've been reading this thread over the past day and am trying to figure out what i want to do myself. I currently sleep on a Kingsdown Tiara pillow top that feels like a cloud which I love. The mattress was given to me after much use and it's def lived up to it's sagging and body indents. I love it, but it's at the end of it's life for sure! I don't want to pay the price of what it goes for, just for it to do this all over again.
I've also tried to research what is inside the pillow top and can't find any information yet. I'll call the company Tuesday.

I've slept on a Bob-O-Pedic firm and absolutely hated every second of it. It felt like I was sleeping on a board.

I'm very interested in these new beds, but fear I'll be getting just that. I like Soft cloud like feel - I'm a pure stomach sleeper.

I see on Wal-Mart I can get the BME 1.0 with 90 day return policy sold by Dreamfoam (Sister company right?). Or I can try the 2.0 from BB itself. I've read people add the down toppers to make it softer, which I'm okay with.

ETA - I decided to make a purchase on the Dreamfoam Eurotop King Size with 10% Columbus Day promotion. I'm waiting on them to contact me to go over Level of soft/firm.

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08 Oct 2017 16:33 #143 by Phoenix

Hi Kbxy88,

Welcome to the forum! :)

I'm very interested in these new beds, but fear I'll be getting just that. I like Soft cloud like feel - I'm a pure stomach sleeper.


Having a very plush surface comfort isn’t the norm for someone sleeping upon their stomach, but if that is what you respond best to, the Best Mattress Ever does come in three different comfort options – soft, medium and firm.

I see on Wal-Mart I can get the BME 1.0 with 90 day return policy sold by Dreamfoam (Sister company right?). Or I can try the 2.0 from BB itself. I've read people add the down toppers to make it softer, which I'm okay with


I’d tell you to become completely familiar with the return/exchange options of the Wal-Mart web site before placing an order with them, or better yet I would recommend that you phone Brooklyn Bedding directly and explain to them you are considering the plush BME in the older version using latex in the upper comfort layers versus the newer version using the TitanFlex foam, and see if they have a suggestion for which they think might work best for you based upon the specific needs that you relay to them.

Both of these mattresses you are considering will use higher quality upper comfort materials and are constructed differently than your old Kingsdown mattress, so regardless of what you choose the comfort will be different.

Phoenix


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08 Oct 2017 17:12 - 08 Oct 2017 17:17 #144 by Kbxy88

I had just edited my post to reflect that I ended up getting the Dreamfoam Eurotop King Size - We shall see how that goes!

It looked to be closer to the BME original and I'm hoping it will provide me a close feel to my current mattress.

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08 Oct 2017 17:47 #145 by Phoenix

Hi Kbyy88,

I had just edited my post to reflect that I ended up getting the Dreamfoam Eurotop King Size - We shall see how that goes!


Congratulations on your new Dreamfoam mattress purchase! :cheer: You certainly chose something using good quality and durable materials. After you've confirmed your plushness level with Dreamfoam and have received your mattress, I hope that you'll be able to provide some feedback once you've had a chance to sleep upon it for a while.

Phoenix


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08 Oct 2017 17:56 #146 by Kbxy88

Yes I will, I found it very useful when people came back to provide an update!

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09 Oct 2017 10:46 #147 by Phoenix

Hi Kbxy88,

Looking forward to it!

Phoenix


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10 Oct 2017 06:53 - 10 Oct 2017 06:53 #148 by ryan23

So I went ahead about purchased the Medium mattress from BME. I've only slept on it 3 nights so far, but this thing is rather firm. My initial thoughts are too firm for me to be honest. And this is someone who thought he liked firm mattresses..

I'm a slide sleeper and I'm tossing and turning quite often in the night because there is not enough sink for my shoulder to sleep normally, I feel like I am at a slight angle on my side. I also have some soreness/pain in my shoulder joint because of the pressure. I've never experienced this before. Finally I'm not sure if this is related but my trapezes muscle on the same shoulder side seems inflamed and it is hard for me to turn my head in that direction without pain.

My girlfriend loves the bed on the other hand. I will say for my back the bed is good too, in terms of I do not wake up with any back pain. I just don't know what to do about this shoulder issue, which is something I can nail down to being the firmness of the bed.

Should I walk on it to loosen it up just in the shoulder area? Ask BME for the topper? Exchange for soft? I'm a bit confused right now.. At least I did not end up getting the firm, I cannot imagine that works for any side sleeper.

P.S. if it helps I'm 5'10, 160 pounds

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10 Oct 2017 09:51 #149 by Phoenix

Hi ryan23,

Congratulations on your new BME mattress! :cheer:

Regarding breaking-in any new mattress, there will be an adjustment period for any new mattress or sleeping system as the mattress loses some of its "false firmness" and the cover stretches and loosens a little and your body gets used to a sleeping surface that is different from what it is used to (see post #3 here ). This would typically be a few weeks but it can be shorter or longer depending on the specifics of the person and the mattress.

Sleeping upon the product for three nights wouldn’t be enough for either you to adjust to the new mattress (losing some of your previous "learned alignment") or for the mattress to “break-in”. Walking across the mattress on your hands and knees is something that forum members have previously done to help expedite this breaking process, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with doing that. With mattresses using firmer high-density polyfoam cores like the BME, there seems to be quite a bit of feedback in the two-three week range where people start to adjust to the mattress and the mattress also begins to soften just a bit.

One other thing to evaluate would be your pillow, as with any new mattress you will sink in at a different level than as you did on your previous mattress, and it may be that you need to adjust the thickness of the “bed for your head”. Soreness in the trapezius I-IV, rhomboids, levator scapulae and so on (lower cervical/upper thoracic area) are most often pillow related, but it of course could be a combination of the pillow and adjusting to the new mattress.

I would recommend sleeping upon the new product for a few weeks at least before potentially contacting Brooklyn Bedding with any thoughts of manipulating the comfort. But if it does come to that point, at least you did make a good choice of a product that does allow for options after the purchase.

Phoenix


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12 Oct 2017 19:48 #150 by skysongz

On the topic of the bed softening up, I ended up with the memory foam gel swirl topper from them (sent to me free) to help break in the BME. I mostly sleep on one half of the bed, and have just passed the 30 day mark. I can actually feel the difference between the two halves of the bed right now - the half with the topper that I normally sleep on is now a little more squishy than I like (I sleep on my side but I often read on my belly in bed and feel the extra “sink”) and the side I don’t sleep on usually is at “just right” squishiness. This tells me the mattress doesn’t just need time to expand, sleeping on it does really accelerate it noticeably. I will be spending some time on the other side of the bed so that it can also break in, and then the topper may no longer be necessary. The difference is so significant that if I’m in the middle I feel a slight tendency to roll, like I’m on a slope!

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