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   Posted 1/30/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
We are going to HAVE to replace our king size mattress some time soon.  Its started to sag, and I am not looking forward to finding another one.  First, they can be so pricey!!!  I looked at one at Sears for 4000.00!  Gasp!!  But worse than that is finding one that wont aggravate the leg and back pain I suffer with, and wont aggravate the dreaded costochondritis. 
Anyone have any ideas, or one that has worked for you?
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   Posted 1/30/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this wonderful mattress made from emory foam, if I could have gotten it I would have in 2 seconds flat. Instead I am stuck with a pillowtop that is supposed to be really nice, but the truth is it doesn't help my leg/hip any and might actually be making it worse. I could cry. It would be great if I could get another mattress but I bought this one in August so no way will I be able to convince hubby to buy a different one this August.

I suggest you look for somewhere other than se@rs tho that is where my current mattress came from and I can honestly say I am so not happy. I wish you luck finding a new one.
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   Posted 1/30/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhh, I second the vote for Redrose's memory foam!!  I wish we had one too.  I use a memory foam pillow and love it.
We got a new mattress last year from SleepCountry.  They matched the sale price of another mattress from a different store, and I actually got a better mattress in the end!  They'll donate your old one too.  Pickup/delivery, all included.  I had a very good experience with them.
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   Posted 1/30/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
oh... I want one of those memory foam too! We have a pillow top, it was alright in the beginning but after a year or so it started to sag, it's very uncomfortable, kills my hips. Hopefully we will get a new one soon.

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   Posted 1/30/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Victoria,
    I just looked at some mattresses at the new Sam's in Auburn last week. They have Serta's at a good price. Good luck with your search and hope you find something that will work well for you. Keep us updated and take care.
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Stacie, I though it was just me with the hips. My mattress is newer than a year but it began after a month or two. My hips hurt so bad now that I am pregnant and the bed is simply torture- worse I am on bedrest with the priviledge of less than 2 hours out of bed sitting up per day. So you can imagine how much worse it is now. I so want a memory foam mattress.

Babs, I dunno if I will ever buy another mattress from anywhere that doesn't specialize in mattresses. Done it 3 times now and all 3 times (including a serta) the mattress went from fine to horrid in a matter of months.
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Victoria, I have no idea what one of those select comforts cost probably alot but I would like to have one of those since I can never tell from one night to the next what kind of pain I'm gonna have. Let us know what you decide. You're right though. I havn't bought a bed in 10 years it 's a king size I think it's a beautiy rest pillow top. the top mattess alone was 2000.00 dollars and that was 10 years ago! It needs to be turned over badly but there's no way I can do it. I have a hard enough time putting the sheets on.



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   Posted 1/31/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, yes ,yes to memory foam. We have a memory foam topper on our matress and we love it. THe next matress we get will be all memory foam. At some places the memory foam matresses can be pretty expensive, but I know Costco (if you have one near you) sells them for a lot less than a lot of other places. I think you can get a king memory foam matress for around $600.00. The other option is to get a regular matress and get a memory foam topper for it, but make sure the topper is at least 2 inches - 1 inch ones won't help a lot. We have a 1.5 inch one and it helps a lot, but I wish it was a little thicker.
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   Posted 1/31/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   

I second everything Hippi said. We have a firm mattress and a 2 inch memory foam topper on it and I love love love it. I got mine at Stein Mart for $99. Sam's sells them for about that price too I think. Good luck.
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