Mattress Buying Questionnaire
If you want me, Marshall, to “virtually shop” for you as if we were visiting stores together, fill out the questionnaire linked below so that I will have the facts I need to match you to the mattress you need. There is no cost and no obligation and your information will be trashed as soon as I no longer need it to help you. I have never shared any information with anyone. I will respond via email to help YOU find the perfect mattress.
Please be aware that I am currently slowed down because of arthritis in my hands. This means that if you really need mattress information right away, say so, I will believe you and do my best, but if you are just gathering information for the future, also say so as a kindness for the people who have an immediate need.
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After I study your answers to this survey and determine what what mattress construction(s) are best for you, I then “virtually shop” the internet to find mattresses that meet your physical and financial need. I first search authentic factory-direct sources that will sell to you without any middleman expenses. With some extra digging on my part, I can almost always match your needs to your budget. Prices at factories that sell direct to the public are usually half or less compared to name-brand retail and/or “sale” prices. If you have budgeted too little, I will tell you. If you cannot afford more, I will search for the best compromises. In any event, I will never ever recommend any noxious synthetic foam. I will also never recommend a solid or layered latex foam mattress without an internal coil spring core for support. Solid latex mattresses used on hard platform beds or foundations is much less comfortable than when the same latex is padding in an innerspring/hybrid/latex mattress. Thick, naturally cool latex, with a good innerspring support core (true hybrid) is what you should be thinking about, if you, like me, appreciate the benefits of latex.
Please note that I will not recommend any mattresses for adjustable beds. If you have an adjustable base or intend to buy one, please do not ask me to recommend a mattress. Mattresses that can fold have been made without important structural parts that reinforce good flat-bed mattresses and will wear out very quickly.
I only recommend mattresses that will unquestionably last for a minimum of ten years. When otherwise good mattresses have to fold and bend, the maker has to leave out certain structural parts that add longevity. I also do not recommend any mattresses with air bladders such as the Sleep Number. Air mattresses are all beautifully merchandised but imperfectly designed and made. When I “virtually shop” to find your “Goldilocks” mattress I do recommend excellent genuine hybrid innerspring mattresses upholstered with naturally cool latex as my usual first choices. I prefer not to recommend any mattress with any petrochemical synthetic foam such as memory foam, but there are some special purpose mattresses with minimal synthetics that can meet the needs of some of my correspondents. I am flexible on this issue, but not the bendy mattresses or the noisy motor leaky air mattresses.