We just bought the Hotel brand from Macy's. They're actually pretty good.
Hotel Collection Bedding - Macy's
Alright, so I've been on this kick lately about finding amazing sheets to sleep on. I'm sure some here have experience in finding a decent quality sheet set.
I've done extensive research and it's so hard to find a good article/review that gives you a decent brand to buy. Everything I've read says that 100% Egyptian cotton and 400 thread count or more is the best. I bought the following a couple months ago:
Amazon.com - 400 Thread Count - Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set by ExceptionalSheets, Queen, White - Pillowcase And Sheet Sets
These do feel amazing, but they did start pilling after a couple weeks. They still feel OK, but I am upset by the short lifespan they will have. To be fair, I did fuck up with washing them in warm water and drying on high heat, but everything I've read says that true 100% Egyptian cotton will never pill no matter what. I would like to buy my parents a really nice, luxurious sheet set for Christmas since I've discovered sleeping on decent sheets is an amazing experience. It's just so hard with the amount of brands/types there are out there. I have no fucking clue what to buy without getting hosed on shit quality.
Does anybody have any recommendations?
Am I the only one that thinks that paying $300 for a set of bed sheets is insane?
Anyone have any experience with memory foam mattress toppers?
I have a sag in the middle of my pillow top and it's starting to kill my back. So it's either buy a new mattress or get a mattress topper but I'm unsure of how good mattress toppers are and if they are worth the money so I don't have to buy a new bed.
Anyone got any recommendations on brand?
i'd usually just get whichever one was a good deal at least 3in from the deal sites, they usually have itt once a month or every other. one thing to remember, if you're getting a topper, you're adding depth to your mattress so make sure your current and next sheets can fit your new depth. as an example, most queen sized mattresses are 12in, some are 16 if you get the down comfort top and most fitted sheets usually fit up to 16, so do some measuring.
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I don't think a 3" memory foam topper is going to fix a sag in your mattress. I got a 2.5" gel memory foam one just on a whim mostly. It's really nice, but unless you are like 15lbs the parts of you that caused the sag in the first place are going to sink right on in. It will be better, but not a real solution. Though I could be wrong, that 1/2" could be the difference.
And 100% agree on the depth thing. My old sheets just didn't fit anymore, one corner always pulling up etc.. Ordered some extra deep pocket ones(like 19" or some shit) and honestly probably didn't need quite that deep. But they stay on nicely. Got microfiber because they were cheap and comfy, now that I have an idea what size to order will look in to something nicer.
Khane, a foam topper isn't gonna fix a sag. You'll just sink in slower. Maybe get one of these - Mattress | Tuft Needle
Last edited by Lenas; 09-15-2015 at 05:36 AM.
maybe this for a quickie sag fix
Amazon.com - Mattress Helper - Fix Your Sagging Mattress - Mattress Pads
and this for a foam topper?
Amazon.com: Queen Size 3 Inch Thick, 4 Pound Density Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper. Made in the USA: Home Kitchen
As with most things you eventually replace the foam topper too. The last one i had replaced i cut up and put it into my dogs bed, ever see a dog smile while they sleep? ha
Hrmm, that Tuft and Needle mattress looks nice and $600 isn't a bad price at all. And I can use my existing box spring.
That sag fixer combo lanx recommended would cost a little over $200.
I pulled the trigger on that Tuft and Needle mattress.
Just make sure to get a SOLID base for any memory foam mattress-- it's crucial. Don't use a box spring or sprung slats-- it needs to be a solid surface or flat slats with no more than 2" between them.
Trust me, I found this out the hard way after buying a new tempurpedic and having horrible back pain. Once I replaced the box spring with a solid foundation it made a world's difference.
I don't think that matters with the Tuft (or at least they claim it doesnt) because it's not memory foam and only the top ~6 inches of it are the foam, the rest is a solid base.
I'll report back
Lyocell from SleepNumber, they are expensive ($200/king on sale) but these are the most comfortable sheets I've ever had. I got them as a gift but I'm sold and will continue to buy them as needed.
anyone use sheet fasteners?
Amazon.com - Strong Elastic Bed Sheet Fasteners Grippers Suspenders (Set of 4) -
i bought sheets with em built in and loved it a while back, so i went and bought the clip on type for my other sheets. a 7bucks for 4, i just leave em on the sheet, i don't bother removing them for the next sheet, just buy more and throw the whole damn thing in the wash. These are great especially if you have high or deep mattress (either b/c you bought it this way or b/c you have a topper)
Last edited by lanx; 09-21-2015 at 09:49 AM.
I bought the Amazon ones from Mellani or something (number one seller in sheet sets, shouldn't be hard to find) and they are very comfortable. They breathe much better than my last set as well so I sleep better with less overheating.
They better be good! It is being delivered today and will be prime and ready for some adult "recreational activities" later tonight. If it doesn't feel good on our naked bodies, I am holding you responsible.
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Amazon.com - #1 Bed Sheet Set - SALE - HIGHEST QUALITY Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - LIFETIME MONEY BACK - Mellanni (Queen, Purple) -
too bad it seems they only sell it as a "set" 4 piece. i really only want just a fitted sheet
So I've been sleeping on the Tuft and Needle for about 2 weeks now. It defnitely doesn't hold body heat or make you hot during the night but it's fairly firm and isn't alleviating my back pain issues. Having the same problems with back pain in the morning as I was having with my old saggy pillow top. Gonna give it another couple weeks but right now it looks like I may be sending it back.
I might need to get a specialized mattress for my back pain.
dude, what's your pillow situation? good nights sleep start w/ the pillow actually. are you a face down/ on the side, crazy turner? is your pillow just a silly down pillow?
I don't sleep with a pillow. Pillows seem to exacerbate the back issues. I cannot sleep on my stomach or sides. Falling asleep on my stomach makes the back pain much worse and I have two screwed up shoulders (one dislocated, one that I had rotator cuff surgery on) so I can only sleep on my back. I also have sleep apnea which is fine if I fall asleep on my sides but I can't do that because I'll wake up an hour later writhing in shoulder pain. Basically I'm fucked.
Khane, this is the only option you have left
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can we get some updates on how you guys are doing with those new mattresses? thanks.
I've settled into it. Back issues are gone now and it sleeps well. No heat issues and it's comfortable. I don't know if it's the greatest mattress ever but it's definitely a good mattress after it's broken in.
Wife found a really good deal on a 4" topper so we got one of those last week (like over 50% off when it was all said and done). Let it air out a couple of days then put it on Sunday night. Sleep is always an issue for me. Brain won't shut off, constantly shifting positions to get comfortable, waking up all the time. I still need to get used to it a bit, but those last two points don't seem as bad as before. Wife even said I didn't move around as much as evidenced by her not needing to have a death grip on the covers (I steal covers in my sleep).
I usually sleep a good 10-11 hours into Sunday, likely a result of not so much good sleep during the week. We'll see if this helps breaks the cycle.
Anyone have experience with purple mattresses? Seems to be the new casper and more expensive to boot. Seems like they got a lot more flex in them them then casper or t&n. Totally eyeing it since I am a side sleeper and need that extra flex. But thinking maybe a plain regular mattress may do the job just as well and cheaper.
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Check out SleepSherpa for some reviews.
Got a couple shredded memory foam pillows because they were cheap and worth a try. Great for side sleeping. Little stiff for my taste for back sleeping, but not bad. Not great for stomach sleeping. Or the weird hybrid stomach/side sleep I do.
Hasn't been hot enough yet to judge if they stay cool, but I haven't been sweating them up or anything.
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