Air Or Foam Beds

Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:59 am

Me & the wifey went all-out after we got married & bought a Nature's Rest latex foam mattress. After trying it out in the store :lol: I was sold! HUGE money though ... I'm embarrassed to say what it cost! :shock:

The first year took a bit to get used to. It's as comfortable as sleeping in zero gravity for me ... but the night sweats the first year were unreal. SOAKING sweat .... as in I had to get out of bed & towel off! They said in the manual that this may happen the first few days .... yeah, try a solid year!

The other thing that sucks about it is you can't flip it over. You have to turn it 180° every 6 months, as it starts to form a divit. The top is like a feather pillow material, so you can't flip it upside-down. But for us, the fact that it can be folded in half allowed us to get a queen size upstairs ... otherwise, you can only fit a twin ... MAYBE a full, with a running start. 8-)
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:07 pm

Ordered one last night from Air Beds Unlimited. It is virtually the same as the sleep comfort product but touted to be better built and more value for the money. Should be here in 2 weeks or less. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:54 pm

We purchased a Novaform memory foam mattress from Costco 5/2009.

Took one night to get comfortable. We sleep very well on it.

however it is very warm actually Hot if you have a warm room or good blankets

We keep the windows open in winter and AC in summmer anyway.

Good mattress otherwise
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:01 pm

wlape3 wrote:Ordered one last night from Air Beds Unlimited. It is virtually the same as the sleep comfort product but touted to be better built and more value for the money. Should be here in 2 weeks or less. I'll let you all know how it turns out.





times up!!!! hows the bed????? :? :?
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:26 pm

Still getting used to it. The bed is nice and firm but very high for my wife who is 5' 3". For me, I still have to get comfortable. Have been sleeping on it since last Wednesday with a one night break.

The matress pad seems to slope to the left on my side. I'll probably take it apart this weekend and see if it needs some adjustment. Definitely a warm mattress.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Lola Coalfire On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:50 am

I have this unusual antique bed that I acquired when I lived in an old whorehouse in Boulder, Colorado. Well, it wasn’t a whorehouse by the time I lived there, but had a storied history from the Silver Rush days. This Madame’s bed is disguised as a piece of furniture serving an entirely other purpose. It appears as a wardrobe with a big round beveled glass mirror, carvings, turnings, and inlaid panels of birdseye maple and burled walnut. One just has to pull on one of the turnings and the mirrored front floats down from the ornate frame, becoming the bed. Nine sixty-pound weights make this conversion facile. Some would call it a Murphy bed, but it is way too fancy for that. It was a smile in college to come home from a date and let him wonder where I slept.

It is an odd bed with an odd-size mattress requirement. The original mattress was straw in ticking, and a series of ill-fitting mattresses have since populated this relic. For the last several years, I’ve had a Tempur-Pedic in it, which actually fits. Now to the actual point of this thread: Sleeping on the Tempur-Pedic is like being dropped from a height onto a pad of setting concrete. As one sinks slowly into one’s own fractured impression, one looses consciousness. Most nights I do not stir from the initial crash position one iota. This provides a good sleep, despite the initial concussion. :)
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:42 pm

I slept on an AeroBed on a shop bench for a year while fixing up this place. Have to say it's durable. It was like sleeping on a balloon. My girlfriend was a trooper to sleep in that bed with me. After a while she refused though...
I finally got my Murphy bed made from scratch, and went mattress shopping. There is a dozen places near here and I got disappointed at every one. Indifferent salespeople, rude salespeople, I got discouraged, even though I found a brand that seemed like what I wanted. It was a a going out of business sale, I ordered it and the place gave me the runaround. I cancelled the order. Then I looked for that brand, The Chirobracer 1000 by Eclipse. I called a place on a Sunday morning, The Sleep Center of Clinton, NJ. The owner picked up on his cell. After a great conversation, he got me a Chirobracer 1000 extra firm This guy was a great salesman, and told me he will be the national spokesman for Eclipse mattresses on QVC. His name was Scott.
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PostBy: Lola Coalfire On: Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:34 pm

Dann,

That is a very nice job. I don't want to pull this thread off track too much, but I found a shot of my bed, which might help in visualizing this monstrosity.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:02 pm

wow!! that looks like a real piece of craftmanship!!!

must have been a high profit......house!! it was made for.

What a great find and conversation piece!
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:15 pm

I have a memory foam pillow that I found at Sam's Club. Very comfortable. It's odd because if you squeeze it with your hand it feels very soft, but put your whole head on it and it is quite firm.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:30 pm

Sleep number and I love it, I have a bad back, I keep it very firm and I don't suffer anymore.. Nothing better than an air mattress.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:35 pm

Zero wave fully baffled water bed...hard side...old school. Turn the heat up in the winter and down in the summer...never hot and never cold. Sleeps like a dream.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:35 pm

av8r wrote:Zero wave fully baffled water bed...hard side...old school. Turn the heat up in the winter and down in the summer...never hot and never cold. Sleeps like a dream.


If I had my way I'd go back to a water bed. I never slept as well as I did when I had one. Unfortunately the wife didn't like it because she's on the short side and had trouble getting out of it when I was not there.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:58 pm

wlape3 wrote:
av8r wrote:Zero wave fully baffled water bed...hard side...old school. Turn the heat up in the winter and down in the summer...never hot and never cold. Sleeps like a dream.


If I had my way I'd go back to a water bed. I never slept as well as I did when I had one. Unfortunately the wife didn't like it because she's on the short side and had trouble getting out of it when I was not there.


Ours doesn't dip when you're in it so the wife has no issues getting out. The new ones don't have the same problems as the older ones. They stay flat like a regular mattress. Best for your back IMO.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:09 pm

wlape3 wrote:... the wife didn't like it because she's on the short side and had trouble getting out of it when I was not there ...

She should be getting up first anyway, to make the coffee. Don't tell my wife I said that. :o
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