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I just finished furnishing a house and bought several mattresses and bed frames. I got an INCREDIBLY COMFY king bed and frame for less than $400 on Amazon. Here's the mattress I got.
I’m not sure what your current financial situation is, but I wanted to share this anyway. Maybe you could quickly save up for it or make a mini GoFundMe.
My husband and I purchased this mattress when we moved to an apartment together. It’s super inexpensive but has been the best mattress either of us has slept on, ever. It’s a perfect combination of firm and soft. The prices also vary depending on what size/length you get
It's not that expensive to go the distance. Buy yourself some nice pillows too (Ross has awesome deals)!
I got my mattress off Amazon and it's one of those memory foam deals that comes all compressed. It is super firm, so if you're not into firm, you would hate it. It was under $200, though, so way worth it for me! I have not noticed any of the temperature issues other people have with memory foam.
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen [link]
i love my memory foam mattress, very comfortable and resilient. it was also much cheaper than the average mattress. the 2 main downsides i have come across though are that they can be a little hot. so not great in summer and if you lay in one spot to long it can be hard to move. so if your say watching a movie in bed or reading a book it can be hard to adjust your position into something that is more comfortable for sleeping. i won't lay in my bed anymore unless i know for sure i am going to sleep. other than that though the mattress is fantastic, it's very easy to fall asleep you don't get lumps in the bed, and if you have a partner movement doesn't transfer much so you don't wake them up. oh thats one last complaint, sex is a bit harder since you sink into the bed more. i would definitely recommend getting one though if your looking for a mattress. i purchased a Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen for 200 bucks at the start of 2016. when it was on sale. it's 279 now.
I have the 12" Green Tea Memory Foam - Queen Mattress myself and it has been pretty good. Has enough give to be comfortable but not so much that you're sinking it with the weight of two people in one spot.
I run a little hot in general (actually I sweat when just thinking of heat) so the bed can be hit or miss for me, but in general it doesn't add much (if any) extra heat throughout the night. I have a lot of random muscular ailments from walking off injuries and the mattress definitely keeps my pain at a minimum after a good rest.
No offense but people can buy a brand new memory foam mattress on amazon for like 250 bucks. [link]
I got this one.
I was afraid of getting a smaller one if it would be to low to the ground since I didn’t buy a box spring to go with it.
I'd been using a tuft and needle for a while. I have a friend who says Purple is pretty good.
My brother just bought this - [link] - says it's quite good. There was a 5 star review that included a few compared mattresses and some other things to buy to make it better (like a topper and stuff) but I'm struggling to find it now.
Anyways... I have EDS and as of two weeks ago I put my tuft and needle in storage and am now sleeping on a solid floor with just a blue camp pad and a medium thickness comforter underneath my hips. Honestly, I love it and it feels feel pretty great. I figure this may trigger some EDSers though...
What's your budget? The online bed-in-a-box are all fairly comparable, with pricing probably being the biggest differentiators.
I have a Casper and have been pleased with it (3+ years), but pricing has increased over the years. I've also been able to try Tuft and Needle when I stayed at my brother's, but felt that was too hot for me as I have a fairly high core temperature.
Also consider Amazon, which also sells a variety of mattresses. I bought the Zinus Memory Foam for my guest bedroom and my guests all love it.
If you end up with Casper, I have a $100 off coupon that I got from a business class flight that can save you a bit of extra money as well.
So I've been using it for a weeks now. So far it's been great. Way better than my garbage spring mattress. It's stiffer than I was expecting, it's more firm (like 7-8 out of 10, where 5 is semi-firm) - but it's not a bad thing, the support is good, I'm getting a good nights sleep and not getting neck pain like I used to. Also at the price I got it, it's so worth it.
It's on sale again today, for boxing day.
For 224$ before tax, mattress only, 12" Queen.
I just furnished a whole house for $6k, and it makes $3k a month. Dont Cheap out on ANYTHING!
The biggest thing is the bed. I found amazing quality mattresses that every complements for under $200
Memory Foam Mattress for $179! and its amazing
I got a queen-sized memory foam mattress from Amazon and I love it. It's a bit lonely since it's just me, but I figure it'll be perfect whenever I get around to finding a girlfriend. I'm hoping that I won't have to get another mattress for a long while.
Here's the link on Amazon if you're curious: [link]
Ya, on one hand I can see that, but people are unlikely to specifically seek out some Chinese made cheap $4 widget to order directly from an unknown manufacturer who might consider selling directly to consumers, but I'd imagine larger purchases like a mattress from reputable, recognized companies, people would not be as hesitant. Seems like it's bound to go that direction as more people are buying things like this for these type of prices relative to storebought mattresses: [link]
How many people are going to be going to mattress firm to spend 3-5x the price when awareness catches up? The big mattress makers are surely going to have to adjust over time as they lose sales to people buying direct and I'd imagine a lot of these mattress stores will too.
weight is a huge factor but what are you sleeping on? Do your self a favor & buy Memory Foam Mattress.
I used to have back pain, knee pain, etc. Didn't change much other than buying this bed and i feel so much less pain! Makes me want to be active & do things to help lose my weight.
Amazon Link the brand is Zinus, and it's semi memory foam. I got the full 8 inches one so it was 150 with tax for me :D. they are the best, i feel so rested from last night sleep.
FOR REAL, they are so expensive. im happy to find this one.
I found another one that's closer to your ideal price of $300 ($289 for a queen).
That said the $200 one will probably do you better since you presumably need money for a frame of some sort as well (and a mattress pad and sheets and...you get the idea).
Just bought this
Will report on how it is after I get it! Tons of great reviews though in the memory foam mattress world of Amazon... AND it's cheap!
I have one of these and it's really great. If you don't mind waiting I got mine for 170.
Zinus 12" Queen Green Tea mattress, middle sagging after 6-8 months (did I get a bad mattress?)
Hello all. I suffer from a chronic sleep issue for over 10 years and also fibromyalgia like body pain and pressure points. Last December after finally being sick of the Sleep Number C2 queen I've had for a number of years, I extensively researched online and bought a Zinus 12" Green Tea Mattress, Queen (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q7EPSHI). At first, I had no complaints and it. However, within 6 months I definitely noticed that it's not kept it's firmness in the center middle and quickly sags in when I lay down for awhile.
I'm the exact opposite of what you'd call a heavy set person (Male 36, 5'11' and 74.8 kilograms) and am using the base of the old C2. If I move to the sides I can feel the firmness/support of what it originally was. I've even tried readded the 3" thick-4 pound foam topper I had bought for the Sleep Number (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AR5X92) to see if that would fix it, but it only pronounces it more.
I've been just dealing with it for the past few months but it's only getting worse I have to believe this isn't normal. I want to start a warranty claim with Zinus but I just cringe at having to go through all of this.
I'm just wondering, was I just unlucky and get a bad pick of a mattress? Had anyone else experienced this? Any and all comments & suggestions would be appreciated!
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Hadn't slept a full night in 3 weeks, this arrived yesterday and I slept for a full 8.5 hours according to my sleep tracking ring
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green... [link]
Real talk make sure you have a comfortable bed and give her space in the bathroom. I did long distance with my current boyfriend for a year and he bought a new mattress and a couple comfy pillows and it made a HUGE difference. A nice candle also helps a lot. I'll link a few inexpensive products that she might like! (the candles are a very gender neutral scent so they shouldnt be too much for anyone)
Zinus from Amazon. 400 for queen size 12" thick. Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen [link]
120 for a frame same brand. Price changed since I bought
Zinus 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation / for Big & Tall / Extra Strong Support / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Sturdy / Quiet Noise Free / Non-Slip, Queen [link]
If you're on a budget...don't buy from the store because you don't want to pay for the store.
Get this 12 inch memory foam mattress from Amazon for $239.00
Get this bed frame from Amazon for $35.99
Go to any cheap discount mattress company and get a queen box spring. This is key. Spending the extra $50 to $100 on the box spring makes the mattress 3X better.
Out to the door, you're less than $400.
I got this last year and its worked out great. Easy delivery and easy to set up.
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea... [link]
I didn't actually commit to a brand. I just buy a ~$350 queen sized ~10 inch thick one and it lasts until I don't like the color and get a new one.
I just checked my amazon history, and the last two I bought were Zinus, and Lucid, though I am sure those are no name brands.
large 1440p monitor and
12 inch foam mattress $300.
Get a Zinus from Amazon. It’s great!
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen [link]
I got this mattress for my guest bedroom. It is the first foam mattress I have bought and I was impressed. It's actually on the firm side, which I did not expect.
My husband and I bought this mattress on Amazon for $229 over a year ago. We absolutely love it. We just ordered a 2nd one for the guest room.
This series of mattress is on sale right now: [link]
If you like memory foam, then this is your best bet: [link]
This is a little bit steeper, but I think it looks great and is still cheap compared to a lot of bed frames: [link]
I just got a queen Zinus "Green Tea" memory foam bed. Currently $289 shipped on Amazon:
It is pretty firm. I actually ordered a 3" gel topper because of the firmness (you sleep on top rather than sinking into it), but that proved to be too squishy (the topper leaves an imprint of your body when you roll). I have a 2" topper on another bed & imo that is the right level of squish vs. firmness: (the bed is firm to the point where my side wasn't sinking in & was kind of being compressed instead, like when you lay on thin carpet when watching TV or something)
Also, I picked up their awesome 18" tall frame:
TONS of storage space underneath, easy to setup (2 pieces that screw together & fold in half, lightweight & only requires one person to assemble...literally takes more time to unbox it than put it together), no noise in use, plus with the 12" Zinus bed, it's at a good height to walk up to & fall into bed. You will need a grip sheet underneath, otherwise the bed will slide off pretty easily:
I also recommend getting a waterproof sheet (goes underneath the regular sheets), as any spills will sink directly into the foam mattress & never, ever come out:
I got these Mellanni sheets - they are thin, but feel nice:
Slightly better than the Amazon Basics sheets I have on another bed. I have a plastic bin underneath the bed for storing a spare set of sheets & waterproof sheet (both are washer/dryer-safe). Total comes up to under $600 shipped for a 12" memory foam bed, 2" gel topper, 18" metal bed frame, a non-skid pad for the frame, two sets of sheets, and two waterproof mattress sheets. I was going to get a Casper or Leesa, but those were like $800 just for the bed...I got all that for $200 less, still a pretty hefty investment, but a decent deal. Other than that, you just need some pillows & a duvet or blanket on the top.
The mattress comes vacuum-sealed in a box, so you just undo it from the packaging & let it air out for a day or two to fully decompress. The frame comes in a large but thin box (two frames folded in half with some assembly hardware). I didn't have to mooch a truck off a friend or go to a mattress store or anything...ordered it all off Amazon Prime, showed up in a couple days, put it all together by myself in minutes. Easy peasy. Would definitely order another one!
With a memory foam topper from Costco, best sleep I ever had. So comfortable.