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  • Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

    My back is killing me today. We flipped the mattress last night, only to realize it really is time to buy a new bed.

    Any thoughts on a good place to go or a brand that you love/hate? Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
    Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
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    Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

    I have no recommendations but I'm with you, we badly need a new bed, too. I'm hoping to make it until we both get to our goal weight, so the poor bed isn't working so hard :lol:

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    • #3
      Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

      We've had good luck with these guys:
      http://www.verlo.com/

      Great quality and reasonable prices. Unfortunately, they're not all over the country yet, so depending on where you live, there might or might not be a store near you. Otherwise, best o' luck to you with your back!

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      • #4
        Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

        If I had the dinero, I would be getting a tempurpedic or other kind of memory foam bed. I've tried them out at mattress stores and they're FABULOUS!

        But they're pretty pricey.

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        • #5
          Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

          Originally posted by a_hyperbole
          If I had the dinero, I would be getting a tempurpedic or other kind of memory foam bed. I've tried them out at mattress stores and they're FABULOUS!

          But they're pretty pricey.
          Yeah they are! We are going to get the best bed we can for the money. We won't be spending as much on something like a Temperpedic, but not far off.

          I am going to try Robinson's May. Ours hasn't started closing out yet, but the last time I looked they had a great sale on mattresses.
          Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
          I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.



          May the Gumballs Be with You...Always.

          NO GOATS!

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          • #6
            Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

            How funny you post this, because last night I had a dream about you! You were trying to get me to get a job where you work. :lol:

            Anywaty... I don't know any places around here but I would suggest some type of mattress discounter.
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            • #7
              Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

              We just bought a Sleep Number bed a couple of months ago. It was the best money we ever spent! I have never slept better.

              Before buying it, we tried all types of mattresses - including memory foam. Nothing can compare.

              They are pricey (our king ran $2600), but they come with a 20 year guarantee on all parts, and a 30 day full refund if not satisfied.
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              • #8
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                I think you should buy a firm mattress. Good beds do not come cheap, but as you speand 1/3 of your life on one it's not a bad idea to invest in one. We have a firm Sterns and Foster king bed that totally rocks. Love it. The best $1K I've ever spent. We had a sucky Sealy from Costco that was too too soft. It hurt our backs really bad. I say go firm.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                  I feel your pain (literally!) We are having the same problem. We bought one of the Sleep Number beds - do not recommend. I would love to have the Tempurpedic... but so expensive!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                    Originally posted by Gemini Cricket
                    We had a sucky Sealy from Costco that was too too soft. It hurt our backs really bad. I say go firm.
                    The bed in our office/guest room is a Sealy from Costco. It is our old bed before the one we currently have.

                    I wouldn't mind a sleep number bed, but I am concerned about the air part. I have only ever slept on a regular mattress.
                    Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
                    I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.



                    May the Gumballs Be with You...Always.

                    NO GOATS!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                      The memory foam beds don't do it for us. And from what I hear, it takes time to get used to it.

                      Is your current mattress soft?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                        Originally posted by mamabot
                        The bed in our office/guest room is a Sealy from Costco. It is our old bed before the one we currently have.

                        I wouldn't mind a sleep number bed, but I am concerned about the air part. I have only ever slept on a regular mattress.
                        What's your concern? Maybe I can help.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                          How long have you had the bed?

                          Is it holding up well under normal wear & tear?

                          Does it feel different than a regular mattress?

                          Does it take a while to get used to it?

                          Do you ever have a problem with the pumps?

                          Does it feel like you are sleeping on an air mattress?
                          Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
                          I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.



                          May the Gumballs Be with You...Always.

                          NO GOATS!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                            Originally posted by Gemini Cricket
                            I think you should buy a firm mattress. Good beds do not come cheap, but as you speand 1/3 of your life on one it's not a bad idea to invest in one. We have a firm Sterns and Foster king bed that totally rocks. Love it. The best $1K I've ever spent. We had a sucky Sealy from Costco that was too too soft. It hurt our backs really bad. I say go firm.
                            We have a Sealy pillowtop also and I hate it, much too soft.
                            We need a new bed too, I would love a temperpedic or sleep number



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                            • #15
                              Re: Ouch my back! (aka: I need a new bed.)

                              How long have you had the bed?
                              About 7 years
                              Is it holding up well under normal wear & tear?
                              About the same as normal mattresses. We are getting the normal "divot" in the cushion top like a usual mattress.
                              Does it feel different than a regular mattress?
                              (See answer below)
                              Does it take a while to get used to it?
                              Not really
                              Do you ever have a problem with the pumps?
                              We haven't
                              Does it feel like you are sleeping on an air mattress?
                              This is my biggest beef. To us, it feels like an air mattress with cushioning on top. If you pump it up firm, it is pretty much like any other firm style mattress - no real give. If you like it a bit softer, then you don't get any support and it feels like your heaviest area is sinking and you are laying in a hammock. It did not start out that way, but has gotten worse over the years.

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