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Memory foam and pocket sprung mattresses

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On Fri 6 Sep at 10:08am Juliecow wrote:
Hi all. Would be most grateful for any opinions or advice on a few issues surrounding a new mattress.
The wife and I are looking at getting a new bed. We're of the opinion that a bed is something you shouldn't scrimp on in terms of how much you spend, so we're looking at the "better" types of mattress.
A bit of pre-shopping research suggested the two best types are pocket sprung mattresses and memory foam mattresses. In the shop, the ones that caught our eye and that we found most comfortable were a hybrid of the two i.e. mainly pocket sprung, but with a top layer of memory foam.
We've seen one that we want and I was going to phone back tomorrow and order it. However, since then I've read a few less than favourable things online about memory foam mattresses. A fair few reports say that they make you sweat a lot more at night. Also, a few people have said that sex in them is much harder work because of the lack of springs!!!
So I wondered if anyone had any personal experience of memory foam mattresses and what your thoughts were? Would you reccommend them?
Also, I was a little unclear on whether the sweating and lack of bounce issues applied to the hybrid mattresses like I've been looking at - or whether they only apply to the pure memory foam ones?
Thanks in advance.

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On Fri 6 Sep at 11:02am minxorcist wrote:
Memory foam is artificial, it can make you too hot, and as you sink down in to the foam you create a 'ditch' that doesn't spring back and can be awkward to move out if as you turn in your sleep.
Latex, on the other hand, is a natural product, it's anti bacterial, doesn't make you hot, springs back to original form immediately you move, and altogether is much more comfortable to sleep on. You can get sprung latex mattresses, and even latex topped sprung foam (wouldn't recommend, you get a problem with a permanent deep groove in the foam). If I had the money, my ideal mattress would made if at least two layers of latex, a deep firm base topped with a medium layer.

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On Fri 6 Sep at 12:18pm stevied wrote:
Bought an 'Emma' memory foam mattress about six months ago and very pleased with it - firm, holds it's shape, no problem with getting too hot, and comes with a 100 day trial so they'll refund you and take it away if you don't get on with it. Not cheap but there's normally large discounts on their website

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On Sat 7 Sep at 10:52am Sleeveless wrote:
Maybe Julie you will have to try some different positions. It could be good.
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On Sat 7 Sep at 2:20pm Guido wrote:
We to sleep on an Emma everynight. Liking it so far. It has cool layer to reduce the heat build up.
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On Sun 8 Sep at 10:31am A Person wrote:
I have an Emma hybrid and I love it. The spare bedroom has an Otty hybrid: a little firmer than the Emma, but also much liked by visitors!
As Stevied mentioned, they have a trial period and they sell off those which have had less than 30 days use as "renewed" or similar. Both of mine came at 1/3 of the original price, and frankly both are absolutely fine. You'll find them on Ebay and the various coupon/groupon/deal sites.
Do consider what you'll do with your old mattress: that's a bit of a logistical nightmare (unless you pay the delivery company to take your own one away)
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On Sun 8 Sep at 10:45pm Basil wrote:
We need more posts like this on the Forum. The sort of thing I'm thinking about is 'Do we need deep pockets or shallow ones?'
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On Tue 10 Sep at 11:57am nancy wrote:
If you're in the Eastbourne area look in on ESK. They do end of range stuff at good prices. You'll have to pay for delivery but everything on display is available within days not weeks.
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On Thu 12 Sep at 6:53pm fatbob wrote:
We have a Casper and are very happy with it. I was also worried about getting sweaty but the top layer of foam has over a thousand holes (my son counted them!) in it for ventilation to keep you at a comfortable temperature.
 
 
On Mon 14 Oct at 2:45pm GodInyou wrote:
The mattress must be chosen correctly!

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