Updated: June 8, 2015
King Mattress Reviews:King size beds are just as popular as ever and I recently went out looking for a new bedroom set that would include a king size mattress. Mattresses are offered in a lot more varieties than just firm or soft. Today you can choose from hypoallergenic, memory foam, pillowtop, plush and the list goes on. It seems there is something for everyone and that means more work for the consumer. In my research I found that the memory foam king mattresses get near perfect reviews and they are not much different than the more expensive TempurPedic beds you see advertised for $2000+. I have always been someone who likes a firmer bed than one that is excessively soft and cushiony. I was a bit reluctant to try the memory foam but after sleeping on it for a few days realized it was REALLY comfortable. My wife and I had had a chance to sleep on memory foam before we bought our current mattress as several vacation homes we rent have this similar mattress material. I like the fact that when either my wife or I shift or turn over in the middle of the night, the other one isn't woken up. With our old Simmons mattress it seems like the slightest movement and everyone was awake.
Choosing a King Size Mattress - With all the different types of beds, which is best for you? One thing that I do recommend - if you haven't already done so - and that is to get down to your local mattress store and actually lay down on several of the mattresses on display. There really is no better way to test a mattress than to get on it. Most store owners are all for it since they want you to make an informed buying decision. The most expensive are by no means the most comfortable for everyone as we all have our own needs. Some of us have sore backs while others need neck support or side support if we are side sleepers. The top brands are names like Sealy, Simmons, Serta, King Koil, Tempur-Pedic, and Sleep Innovations. Sears is a good department store to check out as well as national retailers like Sleep Country USA and Mattress World. Most offer "deals" all the time so it's hard to tell when you are getting a good price or not. Compare prices between retailers and also get online to Amazon.com as they usually have very competitive pricing. Consumer Reports does mattress surveys and tests to see which brands stand up to their claims. They looks at adjustable air, inner spring, and memory foam mattresses comparing prices, warranty, coil count, if there is any odor detected when the mattress is new, how supportive the mattress is even when sitting near the end and so on. The king mattress ratings often show Tempur-Pedic near the top along with Simmons and Serta. I like the pillowtop king mattress that we had before, but after 8 years it lost its "firmness" and developed a large swale in the middle. The king memory foam mattresses are nice and you don't have to go with a big brand name to get quality. As we mentioned above, the independent owner reviews on websites and in mattress forums for generic memory foam mattresses are fairly solid. RECOMMENDED - We suggest that you browse the best selling king mattresses online here.