Z-clipped: CSB:I bought a TempurPedic mattress a decade ago. It was one of the best purchases I'd ever made, and I didn't think it was possible to get a better night's sleep than I did on that thing... Until I moved halfway around the world, and couldn't take it with me. I now sleep in a well-made hammock (I have a bed here, I just don't use it since my wife went back to the States), and it's turned out to be a bigger improvement over the tempur mattress than the tempur was over everything else. The mattress was almost $2000, and the hammock was under a hundred.Srsly, try it. Just make sure you sling it low, and sleep on a diagonal./CSB
crab66: Many of them are one-sided to save on costs now. And the amount of material that goes into a mattress now is about half of what it was.
czetie: Z-clipped: CSB:Serious question: what to look for in a "well-made" hammock? I suspect that not all hammocks are so good, or everybody would be talking about them./We now return you to your regularly scheduled snark, already in progress
Honest Bender: 2. I have dreamed of sleeping in a hammock since I was a child. Think of all the space you'd save! You could just unsling it when you're not sleeping!
jack21221: My mattress is 18 inches thick. I don't know what I'd do with a 36 inch thick mattress.
jack21221: That actually does not make a good base of support for the mattress, so putting a bunch of soft foams on the bottom of the mattress actually makes it less supportive.
crab66: jack21221: My mattress is 18 inches thick. I don't know what I'd do with a 36 inch thick mattress.It's about density and quality of materials. Not thickness.My new mattress literally weighs half of what the old one did. It also cost me more. Don't kid yourself, overall build quality of mattresses is going down. Just like most other things besides cars. Which actually have gotten better over the past 20 years.jack21221: That actually does not make a good base of support for the mattress, so putting a bunch of soft foams on the bottom of the mattress actually makes it less supportive.That is 100% not true. The materials on the other side compress to the point that they are perfectly stable. I'm sure that is what some salesman told you though. Because the fact that it is a cost saving measure for manufacturers does not sound as good.
crab66: That is 100% not true. The materials on the other side compress to the point that they are perfectly stable. I'm sure that is what some salesman told you though.
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