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Old 12-18-2013, 11:41 AM
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Who has a pillow top mattress that they really like and what brand is it? It's about time to pony up again and have no idea what is good after 10 years. I want something nice but not trying to break the bank. My wife prefers pillow top and I like it as well. I have a king size bed if it makes a difference.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:49 AM
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Who has a pillow top mattress that they really like and what brand is it? It's about time to pony up again and have no idea what is good after 10 years. I want something nice but not trying to break the bank. I have a king size bed if it makes a difference.
Put your pillow top next to your VCR and move up to a temporpedic. I got rid of my pillow top about 2 months and got a http://www.fivestarmattress.com/gel-...tion-gl12.html ..... best move I could have made. It is very somfortable and the gel cool really works, you don't get hot. This thing came with a 10 yr replacement warranty agains sagging. Bad ting about pillow tops is that like any othere pillow they wear out and start to stag.

I paid $1,600 delivered, set up in my house, with a matress cover included.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
Who has a pillow top mattress that they really like and what brand is it? It's about time to pony up again and have no idea what is good after 10 years. I want something nice but not trying to break the bank. My wife prefers pillow top and I like it as well. I have a king size bed if it makes a difference.
We purchased a pillow top mattress about two years ago and neither my wife nor I like it. In fact I hate it. I sleep better on a hotel room mattress. We had our old plain jane mattress for 15 years and really thought we were getting something good when we bought the darn thing.

We didn't go cheap either. We bought a top of the line mattress, the doggone thing was about $2000. I don't recall the manufacturer or the model, but I'll never buy another one.

The thing we don't like is that the pillow top makes it had to roll over and change positions while one is sleeping. You're kind of stuck. It's also hotter than a regular mattress.

Just make sure that you sleep on one before you spend good money on it.
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I've experience two pillow tops from top makers.

Both turned into double hammocks fast.

Tempurpedic is next for me.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:20 PM
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I just traded my name brand high end pillow top for a memory foam mattress and it is light years more comfortable now. I went with a sealy icomfort. Was more comfortable to the comparable tempurpedic and 1/3 cheaper. Same warranty. Ran around $2,400 with the split box spring for the king. Not cheap but oh so comfortable.
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I hate our new pillow top......I've often talked about cutting the pillow part off of it, but for some reason my wife thinks it's a horrible idea.
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Me and the wife got a king size memory foam mattress from mattress warehouse for 649 out the door with delivery. I complained when she wanted a new bed. I have since eaten my words.
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I hate our new pillow top......I've often talked about cutting the pillow part off of it, but for some reason my wife thinks it's a horrible idea.
I actually thought about it also.

Costco sells 6" memory foam mattress toppers.

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Had a pillow too for years but as others have stated, it started to sag. When that began, wife complained about back pain so we went shopping. She wanted something firm this time. I was against but y'all know how that goes. Fortunately, we both love it. It is a Sealy but don't have a model.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:55 PM
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Sealy Posturepedic

Period.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:14 PM
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I have a simmons, for about 3 years, it is comfortable but it is heavy to rotate and at first was aggervating to get fitted sheets for, it has developed a sag or hammock look to it , but the way they measure sag from side to side the retailer says it is normal, I doubt I would ever buy another one.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:34 PM
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Never again will I have a pillow top. Liked them at first, no matter how much I rotated them the "pillow" became flat where I slept.

I went with the low-mid level sleep number (air bed) with a 2" memory foam topper. Just like new after 3 years. I thought that if I wanted less memory foam I would get a smaller topper. Maybe try a pillow top instead on it if I got bored. Maybe go without a top if I wanted something different. With the main/base mattress being air adjustable I could make it about any way I wanted over then next 20 years.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:44 PM
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I bought a high end pillow top mattress 4 years ago and I am about to throw the POS out of the window. Worst decision I have ever made. They feel great in the showroom but, 4 yrs later, the thing has 2 ruts where my wife and I sleep. Never again.
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Actually I bought a serta, not a sealy.
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Had pillowtop and didn't like it.
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I bought the best Sealy that Mattress Firm had about 3 or 4 years ago. They doubled the warranty on it to ten full years so I felt pretty good about that. I loved it for about a year and got some of the best sleep I had ever had on it but then the sag got so bad I can't even sleep for more than 3 hours in a row before I wake up and have to shift. I called to use the warranty on it and was told that it costs $25 to get the mattress inspected and then if the sag was more than 1.5" they would charge me $69 to deliver the free replacement. I measured the sag at 3" the way the guy in the store told me they did it so I was confident I would get a new bed out of it. When he came to inspect it, the first thing he did was pull it up to get pictures of the tags on 2 different sides which now in hindsight I know he did to fluff the mattress back up so the sag wouldn't be as bad. The gauge he put on the bed was made out of 1/4" plexi and had no numbers on it, and the lines were mostly worn off so the customer couldn't see the measurement, and he wouldn't comment either way on it. I even took a pic of the gauge after I moved it to the worst spot on the bed and by multiplying the width of the base it looks to me like it passes. Well as you figured out already they denied the claim. According to them the sag is only .5" at the worst spot. Without any hard numbers in my pictures I can't even argue. It's been about 6 more months since the last inspection and the bed has gotten a lot worse. I'm going to try again soon and make him measure the bed from head to foot where the problem really lies, and take pics with a tape measure in them so I can prove the sag is as bad as I am saying. I'm also going to get the measurement before he takes pictures of the tags so he doesn't fluff most of it out this time.

I guess all of that is just to try to talk you out of a pillowtop unless you really have your heart set on it. It was great at first but who can replace a $1600 bed every two years?
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A pillow-top is just a standard mattress with a different stitching around the edge -- a marketing gimmick...get one that is reversible.
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I two mattresses. At home is a pillow top and served use well for 12 years. At the beach we have a new memory foam that is hot a hell. Very comfortable, even with gel the damn thing will burn me up.

Need to replace both with something cool and comfortable.


Help!!!!!


Btw the Memory foam is not conducive to other bedroom activities. I ain't as athletic as I used to be.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:09 AM
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I have the icomfort memory foam, it has the gel on the top. I am a hot sleeper, but I have not had any problems with heat. The thing is so comfortable.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:26 AM
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Great responses here. It sounds like pillowtop may not be a winner. The thing we like about them is they breath. Both the wife and I can't stand to try to sleep when hot. I have heard, like nccoaster said, memory foam isn't good for the bedroom Olympics. Looks like I am back to square one with my search.
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