Buy a New Mattress ?

  • Webster666

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    Feb 16, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    How long should a good quality mattress last ?
    The set that I have seems to be in good shape, but it's very old.
    Every morning, my back hurts, but it feels better and better throughout the day.
    Common sense tells me that the mattress might be giving me the back pain.
    Yes ? No ?
  • metta

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    Feb 16, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    Many factors are involved here. How old is your mattress? What kind of mattress is it (what is it made out of)? Crappy foam mattresses can last just a few years. Good high quality mattresses can last 20 years.

    However, since you are having back pain and it sounds like you are getting the back pains during sleeping, that is a good tip that you need to change either your mattress or your pillows. If your mattress is in good condition and comfortable, you may want to consider getting a body pillos and putting your leg up to help take the pressure off of your lower back when you are sleeping. I have heard of people thinking that they needed to change their mattress.... getting a new one...then finding out that they just needed better pillows.

    Also, no mattress is right for everyone. If you do decide to get a new mattress, determine what you are looking for in a mattress and find a mattress that fits your needs. Don't go by what someone else likes.

    And as for the mass marketed tempurpedic/memory foam....many people like it but many people hate them as well....not liking the quicksand feel....or the formadehyde or other chemicals they use to make them
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    Feb 16, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    I've heard 10 years. But have you tried the tempurpedic? You don't have to buy the full expensive one, you can buy 4" toppers at Costco and other stores to go on your existing mattress. It is like heaven. I have never had such a good sleep. Bought mine 6 years ago and still awesome.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 16, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    we need a new one, ours is about 15 and on it's last legs.
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    Feb 16, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidHow long should a good quality mattress last ?
    The set that I have seems to be in good shape, but it's very old.
    Every morning, my back hurts, but it feels better and better throughout the day.
    Common sense tells me that the mattress might be giving me the back pain.
    Yes ? No ?


    I had the same thing happen to me. Chirpractor put everything in place right before Christmas then I would get up and walk hunched over for a few feet until I could stand up straight. I talked to Chiropractor again and he suggested it could be mattress. Mine was over 15 years old and was by no means high end. I got a Simmons Beauty Rest and can now stand up in the morning without pain. I am so happy I did this and I think you will be happier too if you get a new one. I think nowadays mattresses are designed to last about 10 years.
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    Feb 16, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidHow long should a good quality mattress last ?
    The set that I have seems to be in good shape, but it's very old.
    Every morning, my back hurts, but it feels better and better throughout the day.
    Common sense tells me that the mattress might be giving me the back pain.
    Yes ? No ?



    Do you rotate the mattress every 1-2 months?
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    Feb 16, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    Thank you for asking this, Webster.

    I was wondering this just last night. Heh
  • Webster666

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    Feb 17, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    I do rotate and flip the mattress.
    I'm thinking that it must be time for a new mattress set, especially after reading the above advice.
    Thanks, guys.
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    yep get a temper pedic mattress...is like sleeping in a cloud... : )
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    I have a tempurpedic, with lift and recline and vibration and sleep well every night. I am probably spending too much time on that mattress.
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    A top of the line mattress has a good life span of about 8-10 years. I used to toss and turn all night until I got a Sleep Number. It's one of the best investments I've ever made. Their commercials are true. The only downside is when I travel and I sleep on a regular mattress, I get a terrible night's sleep.
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    Feb 17, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    My old mattress lasted 22 years. I cant wait for the new one to wear out. ... icon_evil.gif ... It has one of those padded tops. Damn, that shit holds the heat in. I have to have a comforter over the mattress and under the sheet to give me some breathing room. In the store, that padded top felt great, but I only laid on it for a couple of minutes. ...for a whole night, it is like a slow cooker. ... I hope when I go back to the store, they have the plain, old plain kind.
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    Feb 17, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    IsmeIvan1990 saidyep get a temper pedic mattress...is like sleeping in a cloud... : )


    I can't stand a tempur-pedic. lol I need something firm
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    Feb 17, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    Caslon13000 saidMy old mattress lasted 22 years. I cant wait for the new one to wear out. ... icon_evil.gif ... It has one of those padded tops. Damn, that shit holds the heat in. I have to have a comfortable over the mattress and under the sheet to give me some breathing room. In the store, that padded top felt great, but I only laid on it for a couple of minutes. ...for a whole night, it is like a slow cooker. ... I hope when I go back to the store, they have the plain, old plain kind.

    I agree 100%, I bought some fancy pillow/euro/add another name-topped mattress here and I end up doing my sheets weekly because of the amount I sweat.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 17, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    I tend to wear mine out quickly from a variety of activities.... sleeping being but one...
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    Feb 17, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
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