what shape is your mattress in?

United States
August 5, 2008 10:30am CST
i have a spring mattress and i need a new one. i've had mine for 14 years but i can't afford a new one. my sister has a water bed and they had to buy a new one when one of their cats made a hole in the mattress and it leaked. how's your mattress?
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• United States
5 Aug 08
I've got an innerspring mattress, as well. It's getting to the point where we've started to think about replacing it, but we'll put that off as long as this one is still comfortable. We have completely different tastes in mattresses, so I really don't look forward to going mattress shopping.
• United States
5 Aug 08
if yours is still good then there's no reason to get a new one. but you have different tastes in mattresses? that will not be easy. maybe the number bed would solve that. each side can be set to it's own number. something to go on. and i don't blame you for not looking forward to shopping for a new one. for now...pleasant dreams.
• United States
5 Aug 08
It's 10 years old and starting to sag a bit, so it's not completely good! It's more of a hint that we need to start looking around for a new one and watching sales and that sort of thing. The Sleep Number is definitely out! Those things are too rich for my budget! We'll probably end up getting two twin mattresses and putting a bridger inbetween them so that we both get what we like, don't have to spend a ton of money, and can use the boxsprings we've got. Pleasant dreams to you, too.
• United States
5 Aug 08
two twins is a good solution then. sweet slumber to you.
@kidjuwee (612)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
My mattress is hmm I don't really what's inside it. Maybe some springs because it is quite thick. It is around 8 inches thick and has a rectangular square shape. It is not as soft as the other mattresses that are on sale. But I think my mattress is quite strong because I never had to change it because it did not change it's color, smell and shape.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
sounds like you've got a really good mattress then. i hope it keeps on going for you. pleasant dreams.
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Aug 08
Mine is gently moulded into my shape,where my lovley little body lays (lol)there is a slight indentation,just the merest hint that ive been lain there.The mattress is about five years old,just a run of the mill matress,nothing extraordinary about it!Its not an Airsprung or a Slumberland,its just my own comfy little nest.
• United States
5 Aug 08
if it's comfy then that's what it is all about. sweet slumber and pleasant dreams.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I'm like you, I really need a new mattress but I can not afford one either. I have had this mattress for about eight years. It was not new, it was my husband's grandmother, but it was in better shape than the one I replaced I want a theaputic mattress, when I wake up my body hurts so bad, and I know it has to be because of the mattress.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
yeah, it can give you back pain. i've learned to sleep a certain way or i have back pain too. i can't lie flat on my back for more than a few minutes. well some day we will both have a new mattress. pleasant dreams.
• United States
29 Aug 08
Currently I sleep on a chiropractors special, I have to take 9 Advil just to be able to get out of bed. Its a thin plastic mattress on a bunk bed. By my calculations I'm 32 years past sleeping on one of these planks of wood. I used to have a great mattress but we moved and sold it, sniff sniff, what I long for is a good matress that I can feel rested on.
• United States
29 Aug 08
hi gitfiddle...you poor dear, you need a good mattress right away. we need to call the mattress squad and have them come to your house. hope you get a good mattress soon. pleasant dreams.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
28 Aug 08
My mattress is in horrible shape! I already have back problems and my mattress doesn't help one bit! my mattress is so sunken in that I actually put a blanket under it in the middle to help hold it up. It didn't really help all that much though. I am trying to get a new one, but I just can't afford it. I just bought a fouton at a yard sale though, so I am probably going to start sleeping on that. Uggh! It's so horrible.
• United States
29 Aug 08
hi sketch, yeah i hear ya. my mattress is propped up underneath. i hope your fouton works for you. pleasant dreams.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
27 Aug 08
Dear friend, My mattress is made up of coir and it is mostly made from the husk of coconut and it give much of body relief and better blood circulation and also if the mattress is made much harder then much of back aches could be got much relief too.
• United States
28 Aug 08
hi shamrack...that is quite interesting. i've not heard of a mattress made mostly from the husk of coconut. i'm glad that is suits you well for that is what is most important. sweet slumber to you.
@AJ1952Chats (2340)
• Anderson, Indiana
6 Aug 08
Since I'm renovating my place (between doing everything else) my mattress looks like a large storage shelf. My bed has been on the sofa--which looks like a fat lady has been sleeping on it for way too many nights with the reason being that a fat lady HAS been sleeping on it for way too many nights! LOL
• United States
6 Aug 08
hi aji.........yes when i'm vacuuming or clearing out stuff the mattress is a good place to put things on. all the room to place things. well i hope you are comfy on you sofa. sweet slumbering.
@momalisa65 (1779)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Oh Greenglitterturtle, Haha, all this time I thought your name was Green Little Turtle, until I just started to type it and noticed the difference. Lol. Anyway, I had a mattress that was my PARENTS since they got married...and I used it until I was 40 years old!!!! I absolutely loved that mattress. AND I could not afford a new one anyway.... BUT I had back trouble that kept getting worse and worse. Finally in October of 2005, my back was so bad I could hardly do anything. I was going to the Chiropractor almost every day. I borrowed money from my mother and bought a brand new mattress in November of 2005. My back has not hurt since then!! I love my new mattress. It has a comfy padded top. AND I bought a comfy padded mattress pad for on top of it. So it is really nice!
• United States
5 Aug 08
hello momalisa i can see how you saw green little turtle. that brings back fond memories of when i did have a little arkansas turtle. your mattress sounds very comfy and cozy. pleasant dreams to you.