Last last Friday, my wife and I went down to the Tempur store in Marina Square. We tried all the available mattresses in the store and I came to one conclusion- for Tempur mattresses, you either love it and hate it.
When you lie on Tempur, you feel as if you are sinking in and the memory foam conforms perfectly to your body contours. Its a funny feeling if you have never slept on a memory foam bed before. It feels great and I could not feel any pressure point on my body at all (with the exception that my wife complained that she felt at her shoulder when she lies on her side on a slightly firmer Tempur). However, after lying for about 5 mins or more, I felt a bit warm as the foam is fully in contact with my body and the foam does trap heat. If you are worried about indentation of the memory foam in the future, worry not as Tempur warranty covers the quality of the foam itself, viz, indentation of 1 inch or more is covered under the warranty.
The one thing that I really don't like about Tempur is that it is very difficult to turn and toss on the bed as the memory foam absorbs the forces that you exert on the mattress when you try to turn. It may not be a bad thing since Tempur reported that their research shown that majority of the people turn and toss much lesser when they sleep on Tempur mattress. But, I seriously believe that it is not a suitable bed for couple (think of what couple do on bed). :) Anyway, we shortlisted Tempur Sensation mattress since we feel its firmness is best suit us.
The next day, we went to Sealy's flagship store at Tanglin Place. We tried on the Hotel's collections mattresses - soft, medium, firm- which are exclusive only to this Sealy store. We also tried on a few other mattresses and shortlisted the Bearly series that does not comes with a sewed-on pillow top. Don't get us wrong, we also like the hotel's collection- the medium firmness, but I am worried about the pillow top which is made of high quality foam (as claimed by the sale lady). Although, Sealy's warranty covers the spring and sinking of the mattress, it does not covers the quality of the foam or inner fills. That is, if the foam get too flat after a few years, I can nether change the pillow top since its sewed-on, nor I can request for Sealy to change it. Another option is to lay another layer of pillow top over the bed, but I don't like it as this means additional cost in the future.
Next post : The remaining 2 Ss.....Serta and Simmons