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Spec me a matress

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Destination, 16 May 2010.

  1. Destination

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    We have an amazing array of folks on OcUK, and I am certain someone either works in the industry or has good experiences with matresses.

    My parents are now late 60's early 70's and they require a new king sized matress. My father has MS and good support would be beneficial.

    Who recommends what, and from where? What sort of price are we talking also?

    TIA.
     
  2. G|mp

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    You need to search for a member called Matt_Riss

    He's an expert in these kind of things, failing that, visit a bed shop :)
     
  3. Hamster

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    It may be worth having a chat with an MS organisation or a specialist to see what they recommend.
     
  4. Yas786

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    :o oh i see what you did there lol
     
  5. Destination

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    Yes, I was off to find the chap but he seems to have went to sleep :(

    Anyone any actual recommendations?
     
  6. sorn21

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    Go for a NASA Grade Silent Knight Space Matress...

    Failing that fit a decent matress with Tempur oversheet, rather comfortable. ;)
     
  7. SkodaMart

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    Don't go for memory foam......They are evil!
     
  8. Berserker

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    Evil? They're not going to eat your soul during the night. :p

    Memory foam does have a reputation for being hot, however. Some of the newer 'models' may come with ventilation holes to combat this.

    My personal choice was to go with a combination - pocket sprung base with a memory foam top. Very expensive (I paid £900 for my double mattress and £300 for the base to put it on, king will be more), but very much worth it. Had mine two years now and no major sign of wear yet.

    Don't forget that the average life of a bed is 5-10 years. Assuming mine lasts 10 years, which it should, 40p/night doesn't seem like bad value to me.

    All that said, I can't offer a recommendation to go that way because of the MS and the cost. You should seek advice from an approriate organisation/expert.
     
    Last edited: 16 May 2010
  9. SkodaMart

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    No but a bad back and sleepless nights are as close to Beelezebub as I ever want to come! :D
     
  10. Destination

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    Memory foam causing bad backs for you SkodaMart?
     
  11. SkodaMart

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    I am back on a sprung mattress now! It's a personal thing but it didn't suit me.
    The thing about memory foam, is that it feels so comfortable in the shop.
     
  12. Destination

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    Thats quite interesting, what mattress are you currenting using?
     
  13. mrk

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    Just for you, literally.
     
  14. bullit in head

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    my only advise is dont go for a cheap one, go for the most expensive one you can afford.



    bullit
     
  15. Destination

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    superb Khaaan!
     
  16. Moonpie

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    Maybe you should get a really good supportive firm mattress for your parents. We have a Relyon and that's pretty good.

    But don't older people like to sleep on lovely soft mattress toppers (like these) as nicer on their joints etc?
     
  17. D.Roberts

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    nice khaaan hehehehe btw good fight today ;)
     
  18. Dr House

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