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Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

Hello EF mates,
Living here in Switzerland, after changing 3 mattresses and I still have back pain. When I sleep in my bed, i feel like my body is sagging in the mattress. Bought Flokenes(memory foam mattress), Haslum(spring) from IKEA. However, still so much pain. Can anyone please suggest me for a good firm mattress type(foam, latex, spring etc.) within nominal range.

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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

I have a 2" memory foam topper on top of a normal foam ikea mattress on a slatted bad. Is is the mattress or the matress support from underneath that is sagging? memory foam comes in different densities. The "original" tempur is much denser/firmer than others. I prefer to have the memory foam without any extra layers on top other than the bed sheet.
Are you particularly heavy?

If you're able to, probably the best answer will be pilates or physiotherapy.
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Oh, Vik, I feel for you!

I once went to a full viewing-and-trying session at Möbel Pfister - I even had to book the appointment. I learned a lot, and I lay down on many beds. Once we'd established the basic requirements and the parameters, the salesman was able to predict, with remarkable accuracy, which mattresses I would simply reject outright. We narrowed it down to 3, and then took a break. I went for a walk, and then returned and tried out the short-list again. Then it was absolutely clear, no doubt in my mind (and my body) which one would be right for me.

Unfortunately, the relevant mattress was seriously expensive, and just as I was deliberating whether or not to allow myself to spend that amount of money, some other project came up which could not be avoided, and my funds went there instead.

Apart from going that route... have you tried sleeping on the floor for a while? If you drag your mattress off the bed onto the floor, and that seems any better than when it was on the bed, then you're problem might be with the frame, at least in part.

If it still feels no good, you could try moving to sleeping with less padding, just with a stack of gym mats / blankets (as you would if camping) or else up that a bit with more of a thin mattress. If you are unaccustomed to sleeping on that hard a surface, you might find that you cannot do it for a whole night. But even a few hours' siesta might show you whether or not being flat, and not sinking in, really might be better for your back.

Another thing to consider adjusting is your pillow.
And your covering. Do your blankets or your duvet stay in place? Are they large enough? Are you perhaps not really relaxing while asleep because you are, in fact, too cold for comfort? Or feel too hot?
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

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it depends on your budget.
at the end of the day, mattresses in Switzerland are a crazy expensive things, and finding the right one takes a lot of time and money.
i went to a lot of places to find a firmer coil matress, and eventually ended up buying it in germany, but thats just cos the swiss identical one was 4 times as much for the same model number.
if you need advice, let us know your budget, and i can help you with it.
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

Just for one week, try sleeping with your mattress on the floor, no extra support.
And choose a thinner pillow, so your neck is not bent.

Any longer and you risk mould forming on the underside of the mattress.

Often the problem is not with the mattress, but with soft wooden slats or worse, a box spring mattress.
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hey
it depends on your budget.
at the end of the day, mattresses in Switzerland are a crazy expensive things, and finding the right one takes a lot of time and money.
i went to a lot of places to find a firmer coil matress, and eventually ended up buying it in germany, but thats just cos the swiss identical one was 4 times as much for the same model number.
if you need advice, let us know your budget, and i can help you with it.
Would you mind sharing where you went in Germany? Also looking for a firm mattress as I have been suffering from back problems for quite a while /(
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

I'm looking for a new mattress and was wondering if anyone could recommend where they'd had a good experience buying one.

Möbel Pfister seems good, but what about the other places? I've searched though the forum and couldn't find any advice in the 100 hits I got (mostly sale offers)

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Someone on EF recommended Wolke 7 in Singen. We went there this summer and got a nice mattress - they did the Swiss import/VAT and the delivery. Service was great and I'd gladly recommend them!
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And if you're near Basel, I can recommend Wohnpark Binzen for quality bed and mattress, delivery and quick set up
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

Thanks for the quick response. However I was hoping for something closer to Zürich
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

Varies for everyone but our Tempur mattress changed my life. Lay on one in a store for 5 Minutes, you’ll know if it’s your cup of tea straight away
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Thanks for the quick response. However I was hoping for something closer to Zürich
Konstanz: https://www.betten-hilngrainer.de/home

I never like the cheap stores for this, most often the employees have no clue what they are doing. I have to spend hours a day for years on it and am thus willing to pay for such, I really cannot understand people who would wreck their back with a 100,- Ikea matras.
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

We bought ours at Concond Matratzen (https://www.matratzen-concord.ch) and we are very happy with our purchase. We could try several types of mattresses (spring, combination, tempur, etc.) and they have different options depending on your budget. They usually have discounts and there are have several shops around ZH. We went to the one in Volkestwil and they were very helpful

And as someone pointed out, don't forget to get a nice "Lattenrost" (slatted frame) as well!
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

If I am not mistaken, I have the Myrbacka from IKEA and I love it. (a year now)
For me, totally worth paying a bit extra for it, over the Matrand.
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/90272157/

I combined that with some anatomical pillow (also mem foam) from Conforama.
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Re: Mattress Reviews, help to choose a better one?

I am very sensitive to mattresses and in most of the hotels (4/5stars) my back hurts. I have used two different IKEA ones that I am happy with (standard one around 180frs in 2006 and a spring one for around 500, 90x200 both) but they are no longer available.

Not sure if that's what you are looking for but have noticed a closing sale in a mattress shop 1min walk from Stettbach train station (direction Duebendorf, right side of the road)
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