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Mattress - Boxspring vs traditional

For the best proven quality of mattress, does anyone have any advise on the following?
- What are the best mattresses?
- What are the differences between the boxspring system vs the traditional systems without boxspring. What are the advantages/disadvantages of both?

I'm more interested in what is best quality(ie.,good on one's back) and not necessarily the cheapest. I unsterstand that the more weight one has, the harder the mattress should be. I saw that K-Tipp ranked the brands Roviva, Riposa, Superba as having the better quality.
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Re: Mattress - Boxspring vs traditional

The 'best' mattress is the one you find most comfortable. Really, this is an individual choice, what one loves another may loathe.

I prefer a box spring/mattress combination because... it's what I'm used to. I also prefer the higher US style bed, because... that's what I'm used to. And I hate the two linked single mattresses to make a double beds because... that's not what I'm used to.

(The only downside to what I'm used to is that a US queen sized box spring is awfully difficult to get up a narrow winding Swiss stairwell. And, I import all my bed linen from the US, even 15 years on, as sizes available here are not compatable. But worth the hassle, as my mattresses are mighty comfortable.)

Your best bet is to visit several shops, try out different types of mattresses. IIRC, some of the higher-end manufacturers can tell you which hotels use their products so that you can do a true 'test drive'.
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Re: Mattress - Boxspring vs traditional

@ Mellenc - thanks for your perspective. Realize that box springs are the mainstay in the US for over a generation. I don't remember seeing them here 20 years ago, but have noticed that they started trending just in the past few years. I currently have the traditional foam mattress that lays directly on the latts and it is full, not 2 individual mattresses. I've had it for 20 years so want to change. According to Kassensturz they recommend changing approximately every 10 years (+ - depending on the condition) so I guess this is long overdue.
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Re: Mattress - Boxspring vs traditional

You can still get boxsrpings but they are no where near as good as the other quality. I recomend a Laying. there are bed centres evrywhere in switzerland. You should never forget that most people spend at least 8 hours a day in bed. so the mattress is the last place that I'd save money on. We bought new ones last year, cost a shit load, but we sleep better and my wifes back is grateful for the change. she doesn't get migranes anymore! Like this place http://www.betten-center.ch/ plan the WHOLE DAY. I fell asleep at one stage
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