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Confused on what material to get, what price I should be looking to pay

01 Jul 2019 11:26 #1 by vintage11

First off, thanks for compiling such useful information on here. I've gone over the how to buy a mattress thread and looked at the tutorials, but I'm pretty sure I'm more confused than I was before now :).

I'm currently in my 20s and have never really had any issues with any beds, and am mostly only looking to just upgrade to a queen over a full. I found this site because I wanted an iComfort but it was really expensive, and then it turns out the iComfort isn't that great in terms of quality from what I read.

I've only owned Beautyrests in the past and I thought they were pretty comfortable, though I've never had the bed for more than a few years (~4 years or so) due to moving and the high cost of moving the bed vs the relatively low cost of buying another ~1K bed. I currently own a Beautyrest Recharge Luxury Firm, but recently found out that as a side/back sleeper firm isn't actually that great (all those times I've heard firm is better for your back...).

I went to a large retailer recently and gained some initial knowledge about beds before I found this site, and while I've always owned a spring bed, I thought the foam ones that had cooling were actually pretty comfortable (which is what lead me to want a iComfort).

I'm about 5'9, 160-165lbs and am primarily a side and back sleeper. I'm probably hoping to spend ~1K on a bed or so (mainly due to the fact that I'm in an apartment and have moved around a bit so I'm uneasy about dropping a lot of money on a bed that may require moving cross country in a few years vs dumping and getting a new one). With my uneducated self about mattresses, I would have probably picked one of these beds: or . The beautyrest is probably really similar to my current bed except in a queen and softer.

My main questions are are there any recommendations on how to pick a material? Everything really feels comfortable in the show room, and while I have a spring and my significant other has a foam, I really don't notice the different in quality of sleep except my bed is more crowded due to being a smaller size. I like to be cool and bundled up when sleeping, so the cooling component of the foam beds felt really nice in the show room.

Additionally, I'm pretty confused as to what price I should be looking to pay too. The two beds I linked above are around 700 and I assume the biggest thing is they won't last as long. The iComforts are into the 1000s. I'm in Seattle and checked out the Seattle thread ( ) and found which has spring queens for as low as 299 and foam queens for about 890, so I'm totally confused as to what I should expect to pay for a decent quality bed.

Any help and guidance would be awesomely appreciated! I'll continue reading through the forums and tutorials, but so far my head is only spinning :). I will caveat that though I might move around, I wouldn't particularly be opposed to buying a nicer more expensive bed and using movers to move it.

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