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Beds - What are you sleeping on?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gamelan, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. gamelan

    gamelan Distinguished Member

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    looking to purchase a new bed. i think the frame that i currently have is still usable so i might go with just a mattress. i'd rather not spend more than $2000. i'm definitely going to try a Tempur-Pedic. beyond that, the marketing machines behind Hastens (NPR) and Duxiana (local news radio) have got me interested.

    just curious what others might recommend for a good nights rest.

    so what are you sleeping on?

    -Jeff

    (wow, ok, so Hastens might be out of the running since they start at 5Gs)
     

  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    A pretty shitty bed that's thrown my back out of whack (and I'm only 23 years old!).
     

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    Tempurpedic have never felt that comfortable to me when I've tried them... I suppose that they could be good if you had a bad back and really needed the support. Also, I've always slept on my side, so I prefer something a bit softer like a decent pillowtop mattress or something... Anyways, good luck with the mattress hunt.
     

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    Beautyrest Black Rosalyn, I believe.
     

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    Stearns & Foster "insert model name in which I don't know here" Firm


    I can't stand it as over the last year my back has went from loving this mattress to absolutely hating it.

    When I move again this mattress isn't coming with me and I'm going to pick up something pillow top/memory foam....something or another. I need to not wake up and walk like a mummy for the first 2 or so hrs.
     

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    amerikajinda Stylish Dinosaur

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    Consider Hästens...
     

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    I'm getting myself a Vi-Spring Magnificence, imho the best bed there is.

    I have a few bedstores and sell quite a lot of brands and imho Vi-Spring makes the very best. It's like getting a bespoke bed made.
     

  8. gamelan

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    I'm getting myself a Vi-Spring Magnificence, imho the best bed there is.

    I have a few bedstores and sell quite a lot of brands and imho Vi-Spring makes the very best. It's like getting a bespoke bed made.


    yeah, from the initial research i've done, it sounds like Vi-Spring, Hypnos (both UK), Hastens, and Duxiana (both Swedish) would be considered your Kiton, Oxxford, Attolinis of the bed world.

    unfortunately, i have a feeling that all four makers may be beyond my reach financially.

    -Jeff
     

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    Dakota rube Stylish Dinosaur

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    Waterbed (softside)
     

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    LifeKind Natural Latex on an Interlubke frame---love 'em both.
     

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    Unfortunately, my own.
     

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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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  13. Roy

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    yeah, from the initial research i've done, it sounds like Vi-Spring, Hypnos (both UK), Hastens, and Duxiana (both Swedish) would be considered your Kiton, Oxxford, Attolinis of the bed world.

    unfortunately, i have a feeling that all four makers may be beyond my reach financially.

    -Jeff


    The magnificence has a retail price of approx. 30.000 dollars. Luckily, since I am a dealer of Vi-Spring i've managed to get one at a far more affordable price level.

    But the Hästens Vividus is even more expensive, it's roughly around 60.000 dollars [​IMG]

    Bot makers do start around the 5000 dollar level btw.
     

  14. Parker

    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    McRoskey Airflex is a local company in San Francisco that makes hand-made traditional mattresses and box springs. I don't have one, but they get a lot of good recommendations. They might be the "Southwick" or "Samuelsohn" of mattresses. I think they're around $3500 for a set.
     

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    Stearns & Foster Firm "Euro"/Pillow Top

    I got it for a good price but it's too firm for my gf who likes to sleep on her stomach or side. As an obligate back sleeper, I prefer the extra support.
     

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