First off, so glad to be here. I have read your posts and always admired how much thought you put into all your answers, and also your dedication to this industry is truly admirable. Wish there were more gems like you. Keep up the good work on this forum, and we will keep posting. Anyway, like any other people who join forums for a reason, I too have a bit of a situation that I’m hoping to tackle and hope you can help me with it. Now I know that many people on this forum have been showing a certain amount of hatred towards some memory foam mattress manufacturers, so I am making sure to steer clear of that because honestly, I don’t know of a better group of people that I could trust with my purchasing decisions. Also, I love how everyone is so considerate of each other, always posting complaints, no matter how small just to eliminate the chance that someone else won’t have to go through the same frustration that they did. Before I continue with memory foam, let me also assure you that I was giving latex a fair shot (consideration, really) and even tried it out at a showroom a couple of blocks away from my house, but honestly, I wasn’t sure how comfortable I’d be with it. It was not only a little too firm for my liking but also lacked the sinking feeling that I usually crave. I kept going back to the memory foam decision, but that was difficult because all my friends are vegan and were forcing me to get a latex mattress. Still confused, I decided to spend the night at one of my friend’s, just to prove to them (and mostly to myself) that I was not making the right decision by succumbing to peer pressure. I slept horribly; there’s no better way to put it. I kept waking up at random instances, because of how hard it was against my back. It may just be because I am a light sleeper, but the pushback from the mattress that I experienced was excruciating to a point I could not describe. I had to wake up and sleep on the couch to relieve myself of the pain. The reason I am bringing this up is just so that I don’t encounter the same experience I did on another forum wherein this user kept pushing the use of a latex mattress. I know that it is a greener mattress, but as @sleepmaniac has said in many posts, latex is not for everyone, and DEFINITELY not for me. So I am just going to stick with memory foam. That said, I want to steer clear of any big brand that makes use of low-quality memory foam in their mattresses, but at the same time, my budget is not very high. So in simple terms, I am in search of a high-end Tempur-Pedic mattress made of memory foam, but I cannot afford anything above $2k (I’d be happiest if I can keep it within $1-1.5k). My query is simply this, I’ve seen you recommend many brilliant local manufacturers to customers often, and I think that there’s no better way I can get what I truly want, high-quality products without the high-ended prices that come with their globally recognized brands. If you could direct me to some good manufacturers local to Calgary in Alberta (Canada) that would be amazing. I am not sure how it works with local manufacturers also because I’ve never made use of this service, but I would love to take advantage of it and get to know (and possibly publicize?) the manufacturer. Any insight on the same would be very much appreciated. Also without this forum, there’s no way I would’ve known to stay away from the Big S brands.