Air Or Foam Beds

Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:36 am

I always liked a firm mattress and my wife likes it soft. She tried a sleep number bed in a hotel once and she didn't like it. We ordered a firm foam mattress from overstock for 500 bucks along with a stay-cool cover since one of the big complaints was that they where too hot and to firm by some. I built a platform and put the mattress on that eliminating the need for a box spring and we both love it, best mattress we have every slept on.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Delorean45 On: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:46 pm

I would watch out for those air beds, I heard there was a lawsuit about them getting mold inside.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:08 pm

Adamiscold wrote:We ordered a firm foam mattress from overstock ... I built a platform and put the mattress on that eliminating the need for a box spring and we both love it, best mattress we have every slept on.

How thick is the foam? Target sells a 2-inch-thick memory-foam mattress pad. I am wondering if two of those pads, placed directly atop the box spring, would make a decent replacement mattress.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:47 pm

rberq wrote:
Adamiscold wrote:Target sells a 2-inch-thick memory-foam mattress pad. I am wondering if two of those pads, placed directly atop the box spring, would make a decent replacement mattress.


We tried that - it didn't work. We found we needed a foam topper of at least 5 inches in order to work over the top of a box spring. My daughter went with a 12 inch foam mattress from Costco and she loves it. I don't like it because it molds to you and sometimes it's hard to roll out of the rut. After trying foam toppers of various depths we went for the Sleep Number bed. It took about a month for me to grow to like it but now I don't know how I'd ever get along without. I no longer wake up stiff or aching. Lisa
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:59 pm

rberq wrote:
Adamiscold wrote:We ordered a firm foam mattress from overstock ... I built a platform and put the mattress on that eliminating the need for a box spring and we both love it, best mattress we have every slept on.

How thick is the foam? Target sells a 2-inch-thick memory-foam mattress pad. I am wondering if two of those pads, placed directly atop the box spring, would make a decent replacement mattress.



We used a foam topper mattress pad and it really only bought us a little more time using our old regular mattress.

Here is the mattress we bought and looking up on my account we had paid 569.99 and it's now priced at 419.99
http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Co ... oduct.html

This is the Cool Comfort 11-oz Quilted Mattress Pad that took away any of the bad reviews I read where they said the foam mattress was too hot. It was and still is 69.99.
http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Co ... oduct.html

I would buy this setup again in a heartbeat, best mattress I have ever slept on!
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: Delorean45 On: Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:57 pm

I heard that air beds have the possibility of growing mold inside from the moist air in the bed.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: cabinover On: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:48 pm

Even if they did I can't see where it should matter so long as you're not constantly letting air out.
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Re: Air Or Foam Beds

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:24 pm

I sleep in hotels about 1/3 of the year.. so lets say 100 nights or more per year.. So I get exposed to lots of different mattresses .

The best beds for me are traditional mattress/boxspring beds with a foam topper..

For me the 'sleep number' beds are absolutely awefull.. in the hotel van the next day the entire flight crew always complains about not sleeping well/ aches pains etc.
But after listening to Lisa's results.. maybe it just takes time to get used to these mattresses.. they certainly are not for the occasional night's sleep.

At home, I have a 3" foam topper on an extra firm foam mattress on a conventional boxspring. It's over 20 years old and still as good as new.. I'm glad I spent the money on it when I did..

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