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  1. reiteration

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    hi - we're looking for a new kingsize bed mattress, and I haven't a clue what's out there really, same with the prices..!

    what's the going rate for a decent one? - 300 quid..?

    would like a decent firm one... not bottherd about memory foam I don't think...

    got any links etc? :)
     
  2. markgodley

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    Probably best to go try some out locally, then get the make/model and shop about.

    Mattressman - Buy Cheap Beds, Mattresses & Divans - used them previously and service was excellent and cheaper than my local ones.
     
  3. Rorifett

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    Going on my current one, mega spring fairly firm with latex topper built in I'd do the same, but without the built in bit, mega spring for support then decent, but changeable, topper to change as required.
     
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    Given that you spend so much of your life sleeping and a good nights sleep can be the difference between a good or really sh*tty next day I'd definitely recommend going to a shop to try some out before you commit. I think there are just some things that you just can't confidently order on the internet....especially mattresses as I think that once you've opened the packaging they cannot be returned....
     
  5. Inferno

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    AS above I would just go about some bed shops try a few out then go online and get it for less elsewhere, I too wouldn't bother with a Latex foam topped one again either, way too springy for me.
     
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    Personal preferences... our last two have been a Breasley Viscofoam 500 for the main bedroom and a [to be confirmed :( ] for our guest bedroom. It's personal preference though, some prefer memory foam and/or latex, others prefer sprung, others prefer a combination. You really should go and try to lie on a few to see what you think might be better for you.
     
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    Personally I'd have a firmer bed, the mrs would have a toasted marshmallow, the latex topper was a decent middle ground. Having it sewn in was a pain though, as it's not retained it's original shape very well, the tiny tiny tiny amounts of weight gain (tiny) that my partner experienced when pregnant left slight pea-sized craters dimples in the bed that leave it a bit more uncomfortable. Would probably look at getting a similar mattress/latex combo though to be honest, I've tried other bed toppers and the latex ones seem to be comfiest out of them. Always good to be able to just get shot of a top section and retain your decent mattress underneath
     
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    Something has puzzled me for a while.
    And I could even suggest I'm a tad suspicious here.

    Springs, or various types, Foam of various types, Water.
    Prices all over the place.

    What about air?
    I'm not suggesting just a hollow shape/air bed.

    But has no one done much work, working with various chambers and using air?
    Perhaps different chambers internally filled with different air pressures?

    Or course, I could say, well why would anyone, as they would last too long, and you'd not need to go buy another one for a long time.
    But that would make me a tad cynical would it not ;)
     
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    Used in hospitals and nursing homes to help alleviate bed sores
     
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    Indeed yes (my father had to use / was given such a device for that very reason)
    Likewise, like a water bed, easy to wash, clean, zero bed bugs etc etc.
    (take outside and hose down in the summer!)

    As I suggested, could have different layers and chambers with different pressures.

    The benefits of water, perhaps, but with less weight than even a conventional mattress.

    So........... Where are they all?

    Other than the ones we all know from Argos for camping or a guest bed.
     
  11. reiteration

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    cheers guys - food for thought...just perhaps thought there was maybe a standout cheapish brand that most people knew about... :)
     
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    They're expensive and noisy, and more wipe down friendly than luxurious
     
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    Innomax do a range, $3000 Kong size, no idea how it translates to UK but looks lots better than the hospital types
     
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    actually - when i did a quick google - this was the first site I checked out :)
     
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    Tried having sex on on one? Better stock up on knee pads :p

    Then you have relflating, punctures etc, best just to get a real g/f... Wait what were we talking about again?
     
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    Generally (and I mean very generally) and traditionally pocket sprung beds are regarded the best and generally the more springs the better. 1000+ is minimum and 2000+ is generally high end.

    I've had a Millbrook pocket sprung for 15 years that cost me £400 new delivered and it has been absolutely superb. No roll together after 15 years even though the wife and I are a little (cough) on the rotund side. I even took a massive risk and bought it blind off the Internet but it's been one of the best things I've ever bought.

    At the high end you have brands like Hypnos but there you're looking at £1000+.

    Personally, as I'm a little tubby, I dislike memory foam and generally find anything but pocket sprung feels uncomfortable after more than 10 mins. I'm not sure they're really built or designed for someone like me though.

    As everyone has said though only way to really know is to go try them out. One thing I will say is that if I sleep on any other type of bed (holiday etc.) I get a back ache for 3-4 days until my body gets used to the new matress. The same is said about going back to my own bed after, so if you do get something "new" don't be surprised to find it takes you anything up to a week to get used to it and for your back to stop acheing.

    Thanks

    G
     
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    So you've tried this on a Saturday afternoon in say Dreams (Other bed suppliers are available):D
     
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    your fantasy? :)
     
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    I'm with mine ha ha ha.

    If you go Memory Foam then direct off the Hypnia website is cheaper than Dormeo mentioned above, I got 1 from them and it was medium firm job but for me the sleeping surface was too hard and not much sinking in going on either then again I am only a midges over 12 St, maybe you need to be heavier to sink more ;).
     
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    Have been researching this myself as well and came across this well informed site:
    King Size | John Ryan By Design - Mattress & Bed Specialists

    What did you choose in the end?
     
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    My mate has bought one from John Ryan and says it's very good. It cost him £800 though. £300 gets you a cheap mattress not a mid or high end one.
     
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    hi - we flipped over our existing mattress which certainly helped in the short term... that said - my lady got a 500 quid bonus and if she takes the cash then she'll get taxed around ~1/3 - but she's able to buy something for 500 and we're thinking of using it for that, tho, she has been looking at ipads too...
     
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    Our mattress is about 15 years old and is a non-turn mattress. I was pricing up a complete kingsize divan and mattress set with drawers but excluding headboard. Was surprised that the Ryan Artisan bespoke range 002 coming out at £2700 !!!!
     
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    Snap!!

    We got a Millbrook about 13 years ago and it's fantastic. Only problem is we are looking to change to a bigger bed and you can only get Millbrook online.

    Think mine is about 1200-1500 springs if I recall. It's that heavy I can't pick it up on my own :)
     

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