If you are in CT.MA,RI go to Bob's Discount Furniture for the Bob-O-Pedic for half the cost of the Tempurpedic. The best bet is to get a plain mattress a bit on the firm side which is affordable. Are you paying for it?
Well there are many different kinds of good pillows around. I will say that the Tempurpedic pillow is one of the best I've ever used. It has fantastic resilience and works well to align the spine. It is fairly expensive but it is definitely worth it. Here's some more info on it.
Has anyone had any problems using Tempurpedic matresses on a Murphy bed?
There shouldnt be a problem with a tempurpedic style mattress on a murphy bed with the exception of the various thickness's of the mattress's available they come in 8 in, 10 in , 11 in and 13 in. Your friend will need to make sure the one she wants will fold up into the murphy bed and that it can accomodate the thickness.
Is Tempurpedic a really good mattress to get or is there better for less?
As you can see by the answers... It's largely a matter of personal preference.
My brother had back surgery and raves about how much his Tempurpedic has helped him. His wife loves it too.
The Tempurpedic materials, construction and warranty are all first-rate. I bought a mattress topper that seemed good for awhile, but soon lost all of it's memory foam characteristics and was just like any other piece of foam rubber. There may be some cheaper knock-off brands out there that are good, but there are some terrible ones too and you'd be taking your chances. There's an old saying "cheap pays twice" and I've found it to be true more often than not...
You might be perfectly happy with any new high-quality pillowtop mattress with a high coil count and good warranty for less than what a memory foam mattress costs...
Is there a difference between Tempurpedic and other memory foam technology?
Tempurpedic invented memory foam that they refer to as tempur material. All other companies use a generic the best know of which is Visco. Tempurpedic is designed to relieve your pressure points. Visco and other memory foams are softer and do not provide the same level of support. Both are not 100% memory foam. If they were they would be too soft to support you. They have a certain number of inches of memory foam and a denser base foam. This is how they produce the support and feel they are looking for. Tempurpedic gives a 20 year limited warranty as well as a 90 ddays comfort guarantee. You won't get that with the others.
As for the Sleep number bed my daughter and son in law has had one for over 3 years. My daughter loved it at first now she hates it. It is not comfortable no matter what number she sets it on. It also changes numbers on its own.
My son has a knock off brand he bought at Wickes and it has been horrible. Within two years it started sagging horribly in the middle. The company will not stand behind it. Our Tempurpedic mattress is 5 years old and it feels as good as the day we got it. Shop around, we went to a Home Show in Anaheim, CA. There were many stores selling them there and the price kept getting beat isle by isle. We ended up savings $600.00 by the time we bought ours, and it is the true brand too.