Mattress Buying Guide | Consumer Reports

Mattress Buying Guide | Consumer Reports 1

Consumer Reports’ tests mattresses for durability, support and comfort. This guide will help you choose among innerspring, memory foam, hybrid and even organic mattresses.

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25 Comments on "Mattress Buying Guide | Consumer Reports"

  1. Buying a mattress is worse than buying a car.

  2. Thank you so much!!! I was looking at the purple mattress but after watching some more videos I didn’t want it. But this clears it up so much!

  3. No mention of the importance of how tight the springs are, which I think is the problem with mine. I sent the mattress back to the factory as I sank into it too much. They changed the comfort layer for a firmer foam; now I still sink down but in addition get sore hips!

  4. Finding a great mattress is much harder than I thought

  5. The wife and I were our mattress shopping today and laid on a lot of impressive beds ranging from 1200 to 5200 dollars. Not sure as to what we are going to get as we are also wrangling shopping for bedroom furniture at the same time (not recommended too many variables). We are still undecided as to what mattress we are going to get but I will tell you it won’t be a Sleep Number. We were not impressed with anything that bed system had to offer other than the heated foot area.

    • I am thinking about a Sleep Number Bed. What problems did you have? I do not want to invest in a bed that has problems what did you have please I need to know before spending that kind of money could you Help me???? Thank you

    • What problems did you have with Sleep Number Bed. Please let me know before I spend that kind of money???😀😀😀

  6. I got a highly rated FIRM memory foam mattress through Walmart online. It’s a hard thing to describe. It is firm as it puts a lot of pressure on my shoulder and hip when I sleep on my side. But, it is difficult to roll around on the mattress because you sink so far into it. And it hurts my back when I lay on my stomach. It must be bending me more than I think. Getting OUT of bed is really tough. I’ve got to swing my legs to develop momentum in order to sit upright on the edge. I think I’ll go back to the old fashioned coil spring mattresses. I’ll probably have the same pressure on my shoulders and hips but at least I should be able to roll out of bed without too much difficulty.

  7. What amazes me is how inconsistent mattress makers can be. My wife and I had a Simmons Beautyrest that lasted 8 years. Minimal body imprinting until the last year. We go out and buy the “equivalent” matress January of this year and it is already shot. I sleep 6″ lower than my wife in a pit of a body imprint. I only weight 225 lb and my wife weighs 140 lb. Reading online, it sounds like this early failure mode is 100% normal and that Simmons really does have no warranty plan they stand behind. Extremely frustrating. We are going to buy a latex foam mattress from IKEA soon. A few of my friends have bought these and been really happy.

  8. I agree that finding a good mattress is very tricky. both my husband and I are side sleepers and we are average sizes. is there one you recommend for us?

  9. I’m still using the Sealy Posturpedic I’ve had since 1981, and it’s showing no signs of wear. Very comfortable as well.

    • You must be a light weight. Most mattresses i have had last 6 to 8 years and I only weigh 170lbs.

    • Hang on to that ! They don’t make em like they used to, plus the psychopath government made a new “law” in 2007 that forces all mattress manufacturers to saturate them in cancer causing toxic chemicals (under the guise of “flame retardents”). These chemicals off gas and cause migraines and all kinds of health problems.

  10. Memory foam is often made with polyurethane, but it breaks down and compresses over time thus disqualifying the warranty/. flame retardant portions are actually hazardous for your health big time.

  11. The best is spring mattress. Con is you can disturb the person next to you due to transmitted bouncing. So just buy two small spring mattress to form queen size and add top thin foam so you wont feel the middle connection if you want to lie in the middle when you are alone. Ordering online is cheaper but test first in a store what’s most comfortable to you then buy online if it is cheaper, on company’s website of course

  12. I bought a memory foam mattress online several years ago and added a 3 inch mattress topper to protect it. It’s still good as new (although I should replace the topper now).

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