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giulia Wed 08-Nov-17 05:35:47

Desperately need to splash out on a new, good mattress. Are memory foam mattresses worth the money? How thick should the layer be? They sound good because they don't need to be turned. I need some relief for my arthritic hip and my present (old) mattress causes me to get up with a limp in the mornings. Any suggestions? Does anyone feel disappointed with theirs?

suzied Wed 08-Nov-17 05:42:14

I got a Tempur mattress about 3 years ago and I love it. It was expensive but I got it in the January sale when everything was 20% off. I do have a dodgy lower back but this mattress supports my back really well and it’s sooo comfortable especially if you and your OH are different weights. None of that rolling into the middle. Downside - it weighs a ton and if we do ever want to move it we have to get someone to help us!

kittylester Wed 08-Nov-17 06:22:19

We've had a Tempura for about 12 years and love it.

There are some mattresses with a memory foam layer on a conventional mattress but I imagine they wouldn't be as good as a full one.

kittylester Wed 08-Nov-17 06:42:54

Or even Tempur!! Wouldn't really fancy a tempura mattress!

Jane10 Wed 08-Nov-17 07:05:39

A lot depends on the depth of the layer of memory foam. Ive got 50/50 memory foam and pocket springs. It really is like floating when you sleep on it. I love it. Unfortunately DH doesn't like the sensation.
I like 100% memory foam too. DD has them and I sleepover when babysitting.
You'll definitely feel the benefit of a new mattress whichever you choose. I remember feeling very stupid when my chronic backache cleared up completely when we got a new bed!

Christinefrance Wed 08-Nov-17 08:51:16

I was interested in this type of mattress but a couple of friends told me they made them feel hot. As I have a problem with over heating I didn't pursue it.

kittylester Wed 08-Nov-17 08:53:02

I think that one adapts to the heat issue. I certainly don't find it a problem now.

Teetime Wed 08-Nov-17 09:00:05

We have a pocket sprung mattress with a deep memory foam layer and its been wonderful.

tanith Wed 08-Nov-17 09:03:36

We bought one some time ago but couldn't get on with it, apart from feeling too hot I couldn't move on it I felt like I was stuck to it. OH didn't like the sensation or feel of it so we had to stop using it.

vampirequeen Wed 08-Nov-17 09:27:43

It's hard to say whether you'd like a memory foam mattress. We were advised to shop several times for mattresses gradually reducing the number we retried until we got the one that suited us the best. It took a while but we've ended up with a lovely comfortable mattress that suits us.

Primrose65 Wed 08-Nov-17 09:47:13

There are memory foam mattress companies that let you try the mattress for up to 100 days to see if you prefer it. Perhaps that's the easiest, low-risk way to try one. Simba and Eve both offer this and their mattresses are quite reasonably priced.

kittylester Wed 08-Nov-17 09:48:43

Ikea do that too I think and their mattresses are reasonably priced.

kittylester Wed 08-Nov-17 09:49:21

In fact, I think there was that option with our Tempur.

Charleygirl Wed 08-Nov-17 09:58:12

I love my memory foam mattress and I even have a memory foam pillow which I love. There is a heat issue but as I am permanently cold, it rarely affects me. Occasionally I fling the duvet over.

I do have a slight problem getting out of bed because of the mattress but I can live with that because I love the mattress.

shysal Wed 08-Nov-17 10:02:21

I have heard good reports on the Dormeo Octaspring mattresses, but they are expensive. I have the topper and (free) pillow which I love. The pillow feels like a brick but is remarkably comfortable to sleep on, no more sore ears!
www.dormeo.co.uk/octaspring.html

giulia Wed 08-Nov-17 10:43:51

Thank you all for your advice. Oh dear! I live in Central Italy and June, July and August are sooooo hot and sweaty! Maybe Memory is not a good idea. However, would support anything if it's good for my arthrosis and lardosis smile.

nonnasusie Wed 08-Nov-17 11:15:57

I live in central Italy too. We bought a memory foam mattress because I have sciatica but we found it and the pillows very hot and have gone back to a conventional mattress and pillows even though Italian mattresses all seem to be very firm!!

MissAdventure Wed 08-Nov-17 11:18:53

I thought that I would dislike memory foam, as I absolutely can't stand being too hot
However, I took my late mums mattress as it hadn't been used, and its lovely. It wasn't expensive, but it has a cool side for summer use. A lot of my aches and pains feel better since getting it.

Baggs Wed 08-Nov-17 11:23:45

I don't understand memory foam. Why would anyone ever want foam that didn't spring back?

kittylester Wed 08-Nov-17 12:03:35

It does, that's the point Baggs - well ours does - maybe it's defective? The point is that it doesn't sag where you normally sleep so offers more support.

lemongrove Wed 08-Nov-17 16:44:18

It’s wonderful, blissfull! I have a memory foam ‘topper’ it is single bed size and just for me, as DH doesn’t like them.
So, can be used on any sized bed, and even rolled up and taken with you when staying anywhere overnight.
I put an all cotton single fitted sheet on it, and then a normal sheet over that.
For anyone with joint pains and/or a back problem, you will notice a difference sleeping on memory foam.😃

tanith Wed 08-Nov-17 16:54:45

I really must be doing something wrong but goodness knows what. With my Arthritis I find it hard to move/turn in bed so with memory foam I find it impossible because it feels like I'm stuck to the mattress but others don't seem to have the problem, weird!

lemongrove Wed 08-Nov-17 16:59:21

Tanith I did have that problem when we tried a memory foam mattress, but no problem with a topper.

Baggs Wed 08-Nov-17 17:03:42

Thanks, kitty. So what is it remembering?

lemongrove Wed 08-Nov-17 17:06:25

It’s remembering it’s own shape Baggs ie. when you turn over it fills back in all the dents, so you are cushioned in bliss! Oo-err.😜