Mattress advice for my son in NYC.

Judy writes:

Hi Pete,
We were recommended by my brother in law,( purchased a bunch of beds and was very pleased ). 
We need to purchase a full size mattress and possibly frame or bed to be delivered to NYC apartment-5 floor walk up. 
We think firm type-good but affordable mattress will work as it's for our son who is starting out from scratch. 
What do you recommend?
Also what is your turn around time as we would like to order it to be delivered this Sunday or as soon as possible. 
Thanks for your help.

Hi Judy,
I don't usually answer emails at this late hour, but you have absolutely no time to lose.
In order to get a mattress delivered that quickly, you'll need to go to a local store that has mattresses in stock and can delivery right away.
Everything we sell is ordered and made factory fresh...and shipped to you directly from there.
The fastest shipper I have can deliver in a week...and, via, someone on your end will have to schlep it up 5 flights of stairs.
The brands, we carry, that deliver to the apartment, will take approx. 2 weeks.
And, I would have to check with them to see if a 5th floor walk up bares an extra charge.
The chances of even getting an answer to that question, prior to Monday, is remote.
In short, I'm not the guy to go to, if you're in this much of a hurry.

And, you have what...6" of new snow in Manhattan?!

Thanks, Pete


Hi Pete!
Thank you so much for getting back to me and right away! I will check out the local stores and see what's out there-and circle back another time for sure.

Yes we got lots of snow -we are in CT and got about 13 inches!  Thanks again-appreciate it.

Hi Judy,
Happy to help.
While shopping, do your best to avoid memory foam.
Salespeople talk about it as though it were the best thing since sliced bread. 
They do so because that's where their money is.
But, it is thee worst upholstery material ever invented.
It's temperature sensitive, which means it sinks as it warms from your body heat...losing its initial comfort and support within months.
Even infused with gel, it tends to sleep hot. 
And, as if all that weren't bad enough, it off gasses the toxic chemicals from which it's made.
The lower end of the Sealy Posturepedic line would be a good choice...referred to as a Classic Posturepedic, Sealy identifies it by its level...A-3.
Here's an example...showing the specifications. Try and match the specs. The model name will be different at every store.
Sealy Posturepedic® Mattress - ... Closest to your body, our covers are made with premium-quality fabric, with climate treatments designed to ...
Protect your mattress from perspiration and other stains that will void the warranty of your new mattress.
Danican Waterproof Mattress Protectors Sleep Cool and Won't Shrink washed in hot water...fits up to 18"

Thanks, Pete

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