Originally Posted by Soph
What's all this memory foam business about?
I just got a Tempur-Pedic Deluxe in a King size and it kicks major a$$. Anyone who has laid on it envies me. I did some research on the web and it seems that these beds are either love 'em or hate 'em. I think the major problem people have with them is they adjust to your body heat so they let your body sink in and mold to a certain degree around it. Some people think it's too soft but what didn't occur to most of these people bad mouthing is to think how the bed works. If it works based on your body heat, all you need to do is create a barrier between yourself and the mattress to get a firmer mattress. On the other hand if soft is your think then you'll just want a sheet over the mattress and that's it. I've experimented with this since I got mine and it makes a big difference for whatever is your ideal.
One thing to look out for is the original or most respected memory foam beds are the Tempur-Pedic ones (http://www.tempurpedic.com)
. There are a million and one knockoff companies and I've heard recently you can even get the knock-offs at Costco or Sam's Club. Try both and see what you think. In my mind Tempur-Pedic is superior but maybe there are some knock-offs that are just as good. Go to a Healthy Back store, Brookstone, or any mattress store and they will probably have a display Tempur-Pedic you can try out. Note on the website that they have even higher-end models. Mine is a Deluxe which runs between $2500-$3000 just for the mattress.
Take your time with getting what you think will last you. I'm doing a crazy amount of research now to redo my entire place. Good luck!