September 5, 2006 at 7:22 am #52204
We’ve been on an airbed for 8 weeks now so it’s time to buy a mattress. Have looked at the Flex and Pikolin latex and latex combinations but not over impressed and they are expensive.
Does anyone know of a mattress shop in the Malaga or Costa del Sol area which has a large selection of viscolastico (memory foam) mattresses. I’ve only seen one since I’ve been here.
Does anyone have this type of mattress they are sleeping on in Spain – does it retain your heat and make you feel too hot?
September 6, 2006 at 12:27 pm #65530
I know someone who looked at these and has mentioned the same problem about body heat, so they went for a similar type of mattress where only part of it has the memory style foam and the rest is normal, cant remember exactly how it worked now but I think it was chepaer and doesnt have so many problems with body heat.
September 6, 2006 at 5:10 pm #65539
Have just got back from staying with family in the South of France where we slept on one of these. It was comfortable, but VERY HOT!! I felt as though I had an electric blanket on! Of course that could be due to my age and the awful hot flushes!!
September 6, 2006 at 6:17 pm #65542
Oh well, I’ve just purchased one today. Like the Tempur but not the price so I’ll just have to move to a cooler climate if it is hot or buy Chillow pillows (something else I’m looking for in Spain).
The latex or memory foam and spring or coil combinations didn’t feel as soft and comfortable so I’ll have to wait and see. 2 weeks for delivery, so back to the airbed for a while yet.
Hannah – have you looked at the Chillows – they are supposed to help with hot flushes.
Thanks for your replies.
September 10, 2006 at 10:10 am #65599
We had a very comfortable UK bed and mattress that we took over to Spain and we also bought 2 single beds out there, in the summer months we struggled with the English one and had far better nights sleep in the Nikolin ones we bought on the CDS. it always felt much cooler hence no problems getting straight to sleep, I thought it was our imagination but obviously not !!
September 10, 2006 at 5:37 pm #65604
Will certainly try the chillow!! Hope you are enjoying your new mattress! Sweet dreams 😀
September 17, 2007 at 9:07 pm #75104
Hi all. I would just like to ask what chillows are??? forgive my ignorance!!
September 18, 2007 at 10:23 pm #75111
You did ask 🙂
Google, can’t confess to buying any sorry!
November 13, 2007 at 12:16 pm #76141
quite frankly, I could not NOW do without my lovely chillow pillow. It is plastic one side and has a kind of fake suede effect the other (this is the side you lie on) It is brilliant. As I suffer terribly with the hateful hot flushes it allows me to sleep comfy all night.
I let my husband use it too after he had a spinal operation and he had inflammation in his back – it sorted that out too.
If you have sore and aching feet, its wonderful to rest them on there, likewise if you have whacked yourself (or been whacked by someone lol) if you place the ‘affected area’ on the chillow it will stop that area from becoming puffy and help stop the bruising. Also good for things like sunburn, and swollen feet and ankles.
I bought mine off ebay in the UK………was £24.00
November 13, 2007 at 6:56 pm #76151
My daughter who is 24 bought a beautiful memory foam bed a couple of months ago and it was very expensive, she said she would get the best one in the shopas it would last a long time and be better quality. Well it is a really beautiful bed and so comfy (I have tried it) … that is until she started to have problems with her back and spine…she has been for scans and to the doctors and they are at a loss at why suddenly her back is really bad until she mentioned the memory foam bed and now they think it may be the cause of the back problems…. the doctor thinks it may have caused her back to go out of alignment as there is not enough support in the memory foam to support the spine in the correct position…..
so be aware of this …it may not suit everybody.
November 14, 2007 at 6:20 pm #76180
Thanks for that info Bettyboo! Have not bought one yet, and now doubt if I will! Hot flushes seem to be subsiding now, so fingers crossed! 😆
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