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FUCKING memoryfoam mattress topper piece of shit

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fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 00:49:15

So, DH has wanted a memoryfoam thingy for ages. I wanted a new mattress cos ours is knackered. Go shopping today for new mattress. DH persuades me that spending £160 on memoryfoam topper is THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

NO IT IS NOT. It is shit. Have just spent an hour an a half trying to get to sleep. It has made our already hard mattress feel like concrete that I have been submerged into. Every time I roll over my pyjmas get left in old position so I have become a tangled mess and have to get out of bed to stand up twist them back round again and then proceed to return to the rock hard surface.

And it makes the bed so bloody hot. It is like a sauna in there!

So I have finally given up any thoughts of sleeping in there. Moved to spare room but that stinks of cat piss cos our rancid pissing cat likes to make a point about the in-laws [hmmm] (were staying over festive season)

Have tried to unfurl the sofa bed downstairs but only succeeded in getting my fingers trapped in the mechanism, which remains firmly shut.

I know I should go and wake H and get him to take the shitty memoryfoam thingy off the bed. But I can't be bothered with the hassle and the argument that will ensue.

So, AIBU to book myself into the nice hotel round the corner. Go there now, get a lovely sleep in a big comfy bed all to myself, and leave DH to deal with the kids in the morning?

(P.S. Sorry for shouting. I am just a little - ok maybe a LOT - grumpy)

mumhadenough Thu 31-Dec-09 00:51:45

You still here? I'd be at the hotel!!!

YANBU I always thought those things looked shite!

PandaEis Thu 31-Dec-09 00:53:41

no, not unreasonable at allsmile

i was considering buying one of those mattress toppers but i might change my mind given what you saidsmile

VicarInaTinselTuTu Thu 31-Dec-09 00:55:04

forget toppers. get a memory foam mattress! they are bliss.

id not had a new bed ever. i treated us when we moved house and my mattress is to die for!

VicarInaTinselTuTu Thu 31-Dec-09 00:55:26

forget toppers. get a memory foam mattress! they are bliss.

id not had a new bed ever. i treated us when we moved house and my mattress is to die for!

VicarInaTinselTuTu Thu 31-Dec-09 00:55:56

ooooo double vision....no idea what happened there. sorry!

fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 00:58:16

We used to have a lovely goose feather mattress topper, but DH ruined that in the dryer.

So now I have a concrete one. angry

And I am pissed off at it being such a waster of money (shop do not accept returns of anything due to hygiene reasons).

And I am also super pissed off cos a new mattress was meant to be our Christmas present to each other. And instead I've got this piece of shit.

Oh, I so would go to the hotel, but I think the children would be upset if I wasn't here in the morning. So instead I will try to sleep in a chair.

sayithowitis Thu 31-Dec-09 00:59:45

We've had one for a few years and our experience couldn't be more different to yours!

I don't understand how the mattress topper could be 'grabbing' your pjs? The sheet between you and it should prevent that? It's certainly not a problem we've ever had. Again, I have not experienced the heat problem you mention. Maybe it is a case of giving it a few days to see if you get used to it? I wouldn't be without ours now.

fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 01:00:11

Vicar - we tried out the memory foam mattresses in the shop. They were quite good, especially the softer ones.

But then DH announced to me and the assistant. 'Oh, the memory foam is good. I will safe us £800 by just buying it as a topper'.

Can I come and sleep in your bed please? grin

VicarInaTinselTuTu Thu 31-Dec-09 01:02:51

mine was featured in Which magazine....and its the best thing that has ever happened to me when im sleeping! (yes really - sad i know!)

it wasnt extortionate either - it was about £500 or so...cant quite remember now. but its lovely!

fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 01:03:57

ayithowitis - the sheet isn't preventing it. It is caused by the way I sink in to the memory foam. Maybe if I throw it away leave to air/expand for another day it might get better?

We were warned about the heat increase in the shop as I sometimes cosleep with the baby and she said to be aware of the increase in temp it causes which would make that risky.

duchesse Thu 31-Dec-09 01:05:52

Maybe BalittleU, but sleep deprivation will do that to you, and it can only get worse... did you try retumbling the goose one with tennis balls? to plump it up again? Or was it burned in the drier?

Either way, you're not happy with this purchase, and you need to address it with 'im snoring upstairs tomorrow, before you find yourself accidentally murdering him.

VicarInaTinselTuTu Thu 31-Dec-09 01:06:01

id go poke your DH in the ribs and get to repeat after me

i will go out on monday and i will not boak at spending some money on a proper mattress! he wont remember in the morning what hes agreed to!

you may be jealous of my mattress but im jealous of your spare room....

fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 01:06:42

am off to look at Which now Vicar. I did question DH as we were buying it whether we should look elsewhere but he assured me they are all the same hmm

fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 01:10:02

duchesse, I asked DH what happened to the goose one, as I have since found out about the tennis ball trick, but he threw it out cos it got lumpy.

Vicar - forget Monday. We are going out tomorrow!!

And you are welcome to my spare room. It is full of junk, has peeling wallpaper and smells of cats piss!

VicarInaTinselTuTu Thu 31-Dec-09 01:16:33

i will have a look at the make and model of mine tomorrow and post back....it is very lovely. we tried some that were pure latex but thinner at about £300 but the one we got was far nicer....its memory foam but with springs in the middle, like i say it cost about £500 but worth it. and yep - take no prisoners! tell him its the mattress or he is in the spare room!

(am still jealous....DH snores!)

fanjolina Thu 31-Dec-09 01:21:36

thanks Vicar. I am looking at some other mattress options online. Just annoyed at what a waste of money it is and that we seem to have bought a topper that costs 5 times what others do. And it is still shit.

ScreaminEagle Thu 31-Dec-09 02:03:28

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FiveSoloRings Thu 31-Dec-09 02:22:51

They do take some getting used to. My sil felt like you, but persevered and now loves it.
I love mine too...

FiveSoloRings Thu 31-Dec-09 02:23:27

But we have the mattresses, not toppers.

triffictits Thu 31-Dec-09 02:52:39

i had the same problem with mine - exactly the same ones as you!

I couldnt stand the heat of it either. It has now been replaced with a lovely mattress that isnt memory foam.

ChippingIn Thu 31-Dec-09 03:02:59

I would take it back to the shop and tell them it's not fit for purpose and refuse to take no for an answer. They should be able to return it to the manufacturer so no cost to them.

When DH wakes up (or gets woken up!!), take the mattress off, go back to bed and have a couple of hours - make him take the kids out to breakfast somewhere!!

jabberwocky Thu 31-Dec-09 03:31:35

Well, it won't completely compensate for a bad mattress but it will make a good mattress infinitely better. We have had one for years and it's just wonderful! I even bought a twin size and cut it in half to put on ds2's crib mattress when he was having sleep problems blush

SoleLundyFastnet Thu 31-Dec-09 03:53:51

Try Amazon for proper memory foam mattresses that are much cheaper, but still same quality (there are 100s of reviews you can read). Our kingsize was £125 (reduced from nearly £1000) and is absolutely fab.

smokinaces Thu 31-Dec-09 07:58:26

I love my memory foam topper - you must have a dud one? Mine was £60 in one of these outlet places - like a previous poster I have to keep remaking the bed, but the topper has really saved my joints. And I co-slept on it no problem at all for 6 months with a newborn, and then 6 months this year with a 3 yr old. (and the said 3yr old peed on it too, and its still ok!)

I'd complain, it sounds awful. And get DH to cough up for a decent one!

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