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Help! New mattress search

Hallo everyone, am looking to buy a new soft and comfortable mattress without breaking the bank. My current one is so hard i wake up super tired and achy. I have insomnia and cannot sleep most of the night, even with sleeping pills and my current mattress isn't helping that at all. Any and all suggestions are highly welcome and appreciated
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I recommend a 'topper' - unless your mattress is really cheap and destroyed. We have an Ikea one... it's cheaper than buying a new mattress...maybe 150-250 chf... https://www.ikea.com/ch/de/p/tussoey...eiss-80298134/
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Old 28.05.2020, 12:54
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I recommend a 'topper' - unless your mattress is really cheap and destroyed. We have an Ikea one... it's cheaper than buying a new mattress...maybe 150-250 chf... https://www.ikea.com/ch/de/p/tussoey...eiss-80298134/
Yes, absolutely agree. Only Ikea doesn't have it on stock at the moment (according to swispea's link).
It is also A LOT cheaper in England. Got one once 210x160cm for about £30.00. So if OP has family there, they could send it over.

I'd start with that too, before going for a new mattress.
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Re: Help! New mattress search

We ended up buying an Ikea matress. I read a few reviews on line and the matress from there did quite well. And the price difference is huge.

There is slight differences between sizes of non ikea beds and the Ikea matress. But our Piffster bed you cant tell the difference, you will just have to buy the Ikea bed sheets to fit the matress which isnt really an issue
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Re: Help! New mattress search

Maybe you should have your spine checked when lying on the bed, a bad position can cause various follow-on symptoms. One possibility would be by a matress producer, eg fanello, but they're not exactly near you.

Alternatively consulting with a medical "Schlaflabor" (e.g. the one in St.Gallen's Cantonal Hospital) may be helpful.
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Old 28.05.2020, 14:59
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Maybe you should have your spine checked when lying on the bed, a bad position can cause various follow-on symptoms. One .

I was thinking along the same lines. Generally a harder mattress is considered better for the back so if you're not sleeping well, I'd get your insomnia and any physiological problems sorted first.
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In my experience, 700 chf is the min price to get a good mattress. If I go blind in a mattress shop and try them all without looking at price I usually get the "this is it!" feeling with the more expensive ones so there must be something there. Toppers may give a feeling of softness but the structure underneath is still the same so I wonder if it helps with the aching etc. Springs are a no-go. IMHO when you go cheap you regret it and end up having to buy a new one anyway. It's a place where you spend many hours per day so definitely worth investing in.
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Re: Help! New mattress search

You can get a top quality memory foam mattress from the UK. Delivery is @£150 however they take UK VAT off the price. It's waaaay cheaper than anything you can get here.

https://www.ergoflex.co.uk/memory-foam-mattress

Personally I'd never go back to a traditional mattress.
They do sleep a bit warm though. Apparently latex is cooler.
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Old 28.05.2020, 15:46
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Re: Help! New mattress search

I've struggled with insomnia on and off for the past 20 years or so. I know all too well how frustrating it is. Apparently, there are quite a few things that can cause insomnia, including low vitamin D or low B12, increased cortisol (stress hormone), or your brain not producing sufficient melatonin due to lack of sunlight or from staring at a blue screen too often in the evening. I recently bought GABA supplements to see if that will help my mind be more 'quiet' when I lay down for bed, but I haven't tried it yet.

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Yes, absolutely agree. Only Ikea doesn't have it on stock at the moment (according to swispea's link).
It is also A LOT cheaper in England. Got one once 210x160cm for about £30.00. So if OP has family there, they could send it over.

I'd start with that too, before going for a new mattress.
I was shopping for mattress toppers online a couple months ago and found some very reasonably-priced ones on amazon.co.uk, and surprisingly, many of them offered shipping here to CH, and the shipping wasn't very expensive at all.
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In my experience, 700 chf is the min price to get a good mattress. If I go blind in a mattress shop and try them all without looking at price I usually get the "this is it!" feeling with the more expensive ones so there must be something there. Toppers may give a feeling of softness but the structure underneath is still the same so I wonder if it helps with the aching etc. Springs are a no-go. IMHO when you go cheap you regret it and end up having to buy a new one anyway. It's a place where you spend many hours per day so definitely worth investing in.
Absolutely the minimum, nevertheless the conclusion is spot on - a good portion of your life is spent on it and the difference between support & comfort for restful sleep and anything less is priceless IMHO
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Re: Help! New mattress search

We are happy with our new mattresses from Emma.
https://www.emma-matratze.ch/
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Old 28.05.2020, 20:27
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Re: Help! New mattress search

"Personally I'd never go back to a traditional mattress."
I can't agree, about 4 years ago we were housesitting for someone and the bed had an expensive memory foam mattress. All I can say is it was like being gripped in a clam shell every night, plus it was really hot. Neither of us could move properly and we never felt well rested. OH also has a lower back problem and this type of mattress kicked it off again.

We both had neck/shoulder problems for ages, then we worked out it was caused by those square pillows favoured in Europe. I took a big suitcase back to Scotland and bought 4 British size pillows, pillow protectors and slips for them. Neck problems cleared up overnight. I could have bough British size pillows from Manor in Basel, but they were about 100 francs each and as I was already booked for Scotland it was cheaper to go Easyjet and buy pillows from Dunelm Mill
We have a really good firm IKEA mattress and Malm bedframe with 4 drawers underneath.
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Re: Help! New mattress search

I use a futon. Really comfortable. Probably best to get Futon double system Polstermat und Schlafmat

http://www.sato.ch/sortiment/schlafen/futons-matratzen/

http://www.sato.ch/fileadmin/sato/_R...o_Futon_18.pdf

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Re: Help! New mattress search

We are also searching for a new mattress, so I have been looking at all the options.

If you would like a non-spring mattress, Casper is liquidating their European stock and are now 40% off for everything. There's not a lot left, so you have to act quick, but it seems like a good deal, if you're in the market for a non-spring mattress! (I am super bummed their hybrid sold out! ) I personally prefer pocket springs. I need a firm mattress and have an ache-y back and often memory foam feels too warm for comfort, so pocket springs work better for me but there are some really great non-spring mattresses out there (as well as some terrible pocket spring ones). We might get the Casper for the guest room, tho!

Another interesting option is the Smood -- especially so if you can ship it to a friend in Germany, as you'd save quite a lot. (The Swiss markup seems disappointing.) I'm really intrigued by their hybrid mattress (if anyone has a Smood mattress, I'd love to hear your thoughts!!).

If you let me know your size and price preferences, I'd be happy to share some research with you.
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I have been sleeping soo much better and i did not even have to buy a new mattress. I went to get allergy testinf and got my vitamin levels tested. Turns out i have a Vitamin D defiency. Am taking supplements for it. I definitely had absolutely no idea that lack of affected my sleep since its the only thing i changed. Still wake up once or twice at night but i barely slept before so no complaints here. Thank you for the feedback!
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I have been sleeping soo much better and i did not even have to buy a new mattress. I went to get allergy testinf and got my vitamin levels tested. Turns out i have a Vitamin D defiency. Am taking supplements for it. I definitely had absolutely no idea that lack of affected my sleep since its the only thing i changed. Still wake up once or twice at night but i barely slept before so no complaints here. Thank you for the feedback!
If you are a darker skinned person living in Northern Europe it's essential to take vit d in winter!
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Re: Help! New mattress search

brilliant news- might still be an idea to buy a topper. They are not so expensive- just got one from Beliani from under 100.- and it is very comfy, said my last guest.
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If you are a darker skinned person living in Northern Europe it's essential to take vit d in winter!
It's essential for everyone living in Northern Europe to take vitamin D during the winter (according to my doctor), but people with darker skin color do have more difficulty absorbing / generating vitamin D from the sun.
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brilliant news- might still be an idea to buy a topper. They are not so expensive- just got one from Beliani from under 100.- and it is very comfy, said my last guest.
That is a very good price (especially for Switzerland!). I was looking at memory foam toppers recently on amazon.de and found many sold on there for quite cheap, and with free shipping to CH. (I do have Amazon Prime, though).
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I bought my last two from conforama.ch

The last one arrived delivered to the house within 2 days for less than 7 francs extra.

Prices are good and even better when they have sales, come with 10 year guarantee.
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