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Tempur-Pedic mattress - you have?

hoyaguru

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My wife has been going on and on about these Tempur-Pedic mattresses, you know, the memory foam stuff? She just got a sample piece in the mail, along with a video. Does anyone have one of these things? Are they any good? How expensive are they?
 

blackdogdeek

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i have the pillow. i like it quite a bit.

we don't have the mattress but i did lie down on the demo one in brookstone and it was pretty comfy.
 

BD2003

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Originally posted by: hoyaguru
My wife has been going on and on about these Tempur-Pedic mattresses, you know, the memory foam stuff? She just got a sample piece in the mail, along with a video. Does anyone have one of these things? Are they any good? How expensive are they?
My GF has the full sized bed. Its like a mattress made of heaven. Every time I lay on it I just dont want to get off of it. Ive got a cheapo mattress pad but it doesnt come anywhere near the quality of the actual tempurpedic bed.

That being said if youre looking for "leverage" :) , you might want to consider a regular mattress.
 

LordJezo

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Go and read reviews about them.. tons of horror stories.. I would never get one after reading what so many people say about them.
 

Bryophyte

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I want one. I HAD a pillow (well, a Costco knock-off one) and loved it, but had to give it up after my cat discovered it. Apparently it feels very good to cats to sink their claws into, and he fell in love with it. After witnessing him humping my pillow, I just gave it to him. Nasty cat.
 

SoylentGreen

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Originally posted by: Bryophyte
I want one. I HAD a pillow (well, a Costco knock-off one) and loved it, but had to give it up after my cat discovered it. Apparently it feels very good to cats to sink their claws into, and he fell in love with it. After witnessing him humping my pillow, I just gave it to him. Nasty cat.
Were you sleeping at the time?
 

Bryophyte

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Originally posted by: Kiyup
Originally posted by: Bryophyte
I want one. I HAD a pillow (well, a Costco knock-off one) and loved it, but had to give it up after my cat discovered it. Apparently it feels very good to cats to sink their claws into, and he fell in love with it. After witnessing him humping my pillow, I just gave it to him. Nasty cat.
Were you sleeping at the time?
Nope. He sleeps by my knees. If he got near my head, I'd throw him off the bed.
 

Vic

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Don't get the expensive complete Tempur-Pedic mattress. There are tons of horror stories about them. Instead, go to Costco and get the approx. $100 "Elite Memory Foam Mattress Topper". As long as your existing regular bed is still good, it's like owning a Tempur-Pedic for 1/20th the cost, and most people say it's actually even better.
 

Bryophyte

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Originally posted by: Vic
Don't get the expensive complete Tempur-Pedic mattress. There are tons of horror stories about them. Instead, go to Costco and get the approx. $100 "Elite Memory Foam Mattress Topper". As long as your existing regular bed is still good, it's like owning a Tempur-Pedic for 1/20th the cost, and most people say it's actually even better.
I got the one with the down cover from Costco last year when they had it on coupon sale. I love it (and my cat hasn't discovered it yet.) It was a temporary measure to make my futon bed last a bit longer until I can get a good bed to replace it.
 

hoyaguru

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You guys keep mentioning "horror stories" about these mattresses, what horror stories are you referring to? Do they spontaneously burst into flames or something?
 

CaseTragedy

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I got a full-sized topper from Smartbargains for ~$70 shipped plus 2x tempur-pedic pillows from eb@y for ~$50 each. After sleeping on them for almost a year--I can say it's well worth it. It's difficult to sleep on a regular bed now that I've been spoiled. The topper is highly recommended--no point in wasting your money on the entire mattress. My gf wants the topper for her own bed now. ;)


-Case
 

Vic

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Originally posted by: hoyaguru
You guys keep mentioning "horror stories" about these mattresses, what horror stories are you referring to? Do they spontaneously burst into flames or something?
There are common complaints against full Tempur-Pedic mattresses being too soft and of deforming. "Horror story" may be a little strong, but when you shell out $2k for a fancy mattress and it ends up being worse than your old $500 regular mattress, that's not a pleasant thing.
 

LordJezo

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Originally posted by: hoyaguru
You guys keep mentioning "horror stories" about these mattresses, what horror stories are you referring to? Do they spontaneously burst into flames or something?
Example
 

hoyaguru

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Originally posted by: LordJezo
Originally posted by: hoyaguru
You guys keep mentioning "horror stories" about these mattresses, what horror stories are you referring to? Do they spontaneously burst into flames or something?
Example

Yes, I've read all of the reviews there, and it seems like people either completely love this mattress, or completely hate it, not much in between. There is a store the next town over from me that sells these, I'll have to check their return policy and maybe try one out.
 

TRDGT

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Bought a Select Comfort for Xmas best damn$$$ spent, heard Tempur-Pedic mattress can be uncomfortable and too hot.
Try Select-Comfort.
 

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