THE DECISION PROCESS FOR BUYING A MATTRESS
SIMPLIFYING FOR A QUICK DECISION
It is a hard, often paralyzing choice. Some "reviews" on the internet are yanking your chain (fooling you).
The decision process can go on forever (I considered this a while back but punted and made no decision). But I figured I could just simplify it, use customer ratings from reliable sources (Consumer Reports, Amazon, Costco), and just meet the following few factors.
Firmness (too firm is adjustable with a mattress topper)
Ratings for comfort
WHICH ONES ARE GOOD?
Join Consumer Reports and read the reviews on Amazon.
The Costco site is a good source, with enough reviews.
Note that some of the less expensive ones were rated as high or higher than the fancy, expensive ones.
MY FINAL THREE
Price for a California King:
Tuft And Needle $750 Highest rated in Consumer Reports and Amazon. Good for tall sidesleeper, firm, excellent durability, return guarantee (easy return)
Casper $950 Highest (3rd) rated in Consumer Reports and Amazon.
Brentwood Home Sequoia Europillow Top (If I thought it was too firm, then a 3" memory foam mattress topper would make it too thick.) $1,350 Highest rated Costco and Amazon.
Tuft And Needle $750 + tax of $54 and regulatory fee of $11 with zero shipping cost from Amazon plus $99 mattress removal service at Amazon. (It is Friday afternoon right now and it is arriving on Wednesday.)
All choices were about equal for me, so all would have been ok.
So, now I'll just get back to what I want to do.
Total time, including writing this page, ordering it, and tickling it to order mattress removal when I know when the bed will be delivered: 3 hours.
FIRMNESS - MAJOR CONSIDERATION
Just read the reviews of mattresses, especially on Amazon. The comments will give you an idea.
Too firm? Get a mattress topper or pad.
MATTRESS AND PILLOW COVERS
Just go onto Amazon, or mattress protectors, mattress pads, dustmite covers. Easy, high rated ones.