New mattress

After about 15 years of sleeping on our Simmons Beauty Rest extra firm queen size mattress and box springs my wife and I are ready for a new set. We realize there are many options now which were not available at the time of the original purchase so we would very much appreciate any ideas and/or recommendations of choices people have made in the past several years for new bedding with which they are happy-or perhaps discontent. There is an abundance of stores which sell a variety of mattress options so we would be grateful for some advice on which brands to buy (or not to buy) as well as the better stores to visit. It is a major purchase and we would like to make sure as possible we are buying a quality product from a reputable store. Many thanks for your guidance.

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I bought a Beautyrest comfort firm a few months ago.  From Macy's, on sale.  There are surely better and worse mattresses but I like it.

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I just replaced my 18-year-old Beautyrest mattress with another Beautyrest.  I have found the brand to be solid, and it kept me cool and comfy through my years of perimenopause :) so I'm a fan. You can get Beautyrest lots of places. I've been going to Mancini's in Berkeley on Ashby near the freeway when I need a mattress. I bought both my Beautyrest mattresses there, as well as a couple of kids' bed mattresses. Mancini's has a big selection of all the major brands, a back room with floor models at reduced prices, and they also have their own line of inexpensive mattresses. It's a good place to browse and try out different mattresses at your own speed, and narrow down what you want. They do not pester you or follow you around, but when you ask for help, they are knowledgeable. Free delivery and set-up, including taking away your old mattress. 

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We just purchased an Avocado Green mattress with a 1 year trial period (they just increased it). They are pricey but the first few weeks have been great for us (back and side sleepers, average height). Additionally, for a fee they deliver to your house and take your old mattress away. It was a very easy process.

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We really like our European Sleepworks mattress.  We've had it for about six years and have another in the guest room that we've had for much longer - 15 years +.  I slept on it last night because my husband was snoring so I can vouch that it's still comfy.