I am interested in purchasing a Temper pedic mattress and I have back and hip pains. Is this a good mattress to purchase?
asked Jul 15 '13
In the simplistic terms "memory foam" will always provide a higher level of support and pressure relief. I sell all 3 in my store so there is no saying "He doesn't sell this type or this type".
First Foam Vs Coil Vs Air . The reason "Memory Foam" is best is because of the way it supports us. Memory foam takes and absorbs the pressure we push into it. It conforms to your personal shape. I'm a big guy (6' tall 250lbs) you and I could both lay on the same Tempurpedic mattress. That mattress will conform to each of us. Giving each of us the best support possible. A spring bed supports with resistance. It pushes pressure back on to our bodies. Most Spring beds now have memory foam on top of the springs to absorb a lot of that pressure but unfortunately if there is a spring it will never absorb all of it. The downfall to air mattresses is the fact that it displaces are for matter. As we lay on an air mattress our mass goes down into the mattress pushing the air to the head and feet. Some air beds have multiple chambers that help with this but can not fully prevent what the industry refers to as the hammock effect.
As for "Off Gassing" this only happens with mattresses that are made in countries with no regulatory process. If the mattress is made in the USA then you won't have off gassing. It really is that simple. Yes all products will have a unique odor. This is normal. Just like your new car smell or that fresh scent of a new pair of shoes. "Off Gassing" is a harmful side affect of some foreign mattress that use harmful chemicals. But "New Product Smell" is absolutely normal and expected with spring, foam, and air beds. If you are worried about this at all you can do 2 things. 1. Buy USA made. 2. Buy something certified by 3rd party company Certi-Pur USA. This is a company that rates the purity of foams and will NOT allow their name to go onto any product that is harmful.
To answer your question. Memory foam will give your back the best support and provide the best pressure relief for your hip without sacrificing alignment
I am not a fan of memory foam, but I know there are a lot of people sleeping on it. Memory foam offers little support, it is what is underneath that will determine how well it will help hip or back pain.
I like the methodical approach to finding a mattress. We all have our beliefs, and different products feel different to different people. I have heard people very sensitive to the off gassing of memory foam, others it doesn't bother. Tempur, like all manufacturers, try to put a great product on the market. Keep in mind the amount of advertising they do, and know that, that is included in your cost of owning one. Memory foam will show wear eventually as all foams will. If this will bother you, just be aware. Tempur uses other foams under their memory foam and different beds in their line will feel different.
If you haven't considered other technologies, perhaps check them out before hand. Our store's main line is an air technology, and modular to get the very best experience for the maximum amount of time, they should out last Tempur in comfort and durability. And they are less expensive.
Look for a bed that puts you in a great posture, have a friend, spouse, or family member go with you to help evaluate your posture when you are in your preferred sleep position. Lay on the bed no less than 15 minutes, and perhaps longer, before you buy it. Judge how your hip feels after this test. 8 hours will only magnify this feeling.
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answered Jul 16 '13
Tom Heller ♦
I think we all need to be careful on how "soy foam" is marketed. End of the day the soy portion of the foam will only eliminate about 10-20% of the petri based chemicals in a typical memory foam.
As far as memory foam in general it is different by individual. There are 1,000s of people who love tempurpedics, and others who have issues with the comfort or with the off gassing. Every individual is different. When evaluating a mattress write down what is important to you when shopping and stick to it regardless of the hype in the store of the new space age gel infused 42 zone hybrid confusion that most standard retailers try to confuse you with. If a clean chemical free environment is important to you, stay away from ALL memory foam. If you like the comfort of visco memory foam take a look at some that are better from an off gassing standpoint. Latex is perfect if you want both, but it will be hard to find one made of all latex and all natural.
answered Aug 28 '13
Joey Ashley ♦
I purchased this one a month ago: http://www.urbanmattress.com/mattresses/tempurpedic. A month is not really enough time to get to know your mattress, but so far I have slept well. I got the Cloud and it feels quite comfortable, however if you are experiencing pains I would not advice getting a memory foam mattress. Firm mattresses are able to put pressure on the muscles and allows you to feel less pain in the morning. In my opinion you should ask a mattress expert to give you a mattress in accordance to your preferences and conditions.
answered Jul 02 '14
Memory foam, the main foam in the Tempurpedic, gets poor reviews for back pain. It will, in fact, increase your pain and worsen your condition. To make matters worse, many of the 61 chemicals used to make memory foam are toxic. Besides being a lousy product with poor results, it's dangerous. Those toxic chemicals off-gas and attack your respiratory system.
answered Jul 16 '13
Peter Cancelli ♦
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