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August 18, 2007 5:43 PM   Subscribe

People really do love their space beds!

On the otherhand....
posted by atomicmedia (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
That video with the baby gave me a brilliant marketing pitch. Screw glasses of wine; can you jump on the bed without waking up the baby sleeping on it? That's obviously the most important factor I think about when purchasing a new mattress.
posted by kyleg at 6:00 PM on August 18, 2007


In the related videos, Joey Heatherton on the Dean Martin show is a hoot.
posted by localroger at 6:14 PM on August 18, 2007


ok, i found more, i don't know why but this shit is cracking me up tonight...
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posted by atomicmedia at 6:15 PM on August 18, 2007


I've never understood those commercials OR the underlying product.

First of all, since when has it been a problem that the other person is moving the bed around too much (maybe with 3 in a bed this is a bigger deal...)? And of course it would only damp vertical movement, not horizontal.

But even more fundamentally, a foam mattress is crap. Foam compresses, leaving you a) lying on the hard supports beneath and b) surrounded by a wall of foam that didn't compress so you can't move.
posted by DU at 6:23 PM on August 18, 2007


i'm thinking perhaps a NSFW tag might be included with this.... just saying...
posted by HuronBob at 6:37 PM on August 18, 2007


mmm, done
posted by atomicmedia at 6:40 PM on August 18, 2007


other hand. just sayin'.
posted by snofoam at 6:53 PM on August 18, 2007


"In the related videos, Joey Heatherton on the Dean Martin show is a hoot."

Damn. Thinking back as far as my memory will go, Joey Heatherton may be the first woman who ever gave me a boner.

That's TMI, isn't it? Sorry.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:55 PM on August 18, 2007


Man, I bought two memory foam mattress 'toppers' and stacked em. I just use those on the floor, and it's the best sleep of my life. Now I feel obligated to put something on the Tube.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 7:11 PM on August 18, 2007


I've never understood those commercials OR the underlying product.

I used to wake up with stiff necks all the time. I used all sorts of "normal" pillows. But always with the stiff necks!

I also used to think Tempurpedic was for yuppies and stuffed shirts!

But a friend of mine lent me a Tempurpedic pillow. Never again have I woken up with a stiff neck!

I do, however, fill my shirt with all sorts of stuff.

True story. Take it or leave it.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 7:12 PM on August 18, 2007


i don't know why but this shit is cracking me up tonight...

I don't know why it's cracking you up either. Maybe you're stoned?
posted by dersins at 7:18 PM on August 18, 2007


Maybe you're stoned?

hence, separate words are blending together into combinations that are not actual words.
posted by snofoam at 7:31 PM on August 18, 2007


First of all, since when has it been a problem that the other person is moving the bed around too much (maybe with 3 in a bed this is a bigger deal...)? And of course it would only damp vertical movement, not horizontal.
You've never shared a bed with a restless sleeper? It's not an issue for me at home, but I've run into it when sharing hotels while traveling.
But even more fundamentally, a foam mattress is crap. Foam compresses, leaving you a) lying on the hard supports beneath and b) surrounded by a wall of foam that didn't compress so you can't move.
Granted, I only have the "mattress topper", but I don't find that to be the case, and I didn't find that happened when I tested the all-foam mattress at the store. The particular foam used for these things has a weird elasticity that makes it different than regular foam padding.
posted by Karmakaze at 7:42 PM on August 18, 2007


I tried a tempurpedic mattress in the store and thought it was great. Then I saw the price and decided never to buy one.

A year or so later I got a chronically sore shoulder that seemed to get worse while I slept.

I looked around Linens n Things and found the topper of an off brand which was affordable. $50 or so.

Shoulder has been better for 7 years and I have been through three different toppers. (They tend to decompose after about 3 years).
posted by donaldekelly at 9:01 PM on August 18, 2007


First of all, since when has it been a problem that the other person is moving the bed around too much...

If you've ever been the smaller person in a bed you share with someone twice your weight, you'd discover just how frustrating it can be to try to catch a night's sleep while trying alternatively to avoid rolling into your partner's gravity well or being bounced off the mattress like a droplet of water flicked off the surface of a leaf.

I love my mattress topper because it perfectly eliminates the above problems but I hate our mattress topper because it kills my back.
posted by jamaro at 9:30 PM on August 18, 2007


Myself, I use a 3-layer 8" foam mattress + 2" memory foam (4.5lbs density) topper, with a thin padded cover on top of that. Silk sheets + duvet = one fucking comfortable bed.
posted by Ryvar at 9:39 PM on August 18, 2007


Yep, if you've never tried memory foam, you don't know what your missing. Stupid commercials but great beds.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:19 PM on August 18, 2007


People here likes them some memory foam, yo!

Ten years ago, I spent $300 on a Simmons Backcare 2000, and it was the most I had ever spent on a bed. I thought it was extravagant. But For the next three years, I woke up in the same position I fell asleep in, and felt amazing.

I miss that bed.
posted by squirrel at 11:44 PM on August 18, 2007


But even more fundamentally, a foam mattress is crap.

Depends on the foam. A Dunlopillo latex mattress will cost you around $2500. That's just for the mattress. They are most assuredly not crap.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:39 AM on August 19, 2007


I will never ever regret the money I've spent on two Tempurpedic beds (first a Queen-size, now a King). Both my wife and I sleep better. Expensive, yes, but worth it.
posted by mrbill at 12:56 PM on August 19, 2007


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