I recently bought a mattress from Stearns & Fosters (Costco) based on some good reviews from the official website and other forums. With the significant price reduction along with the global recognition of the brand, I was certain I’d made a good deal. The first night on the mattress was fine, but the second resulted in a shooting pain traveling to the left side of my body, along with a numbing sensation after I awoke. Since I got it from Costco, a full refund is possible, hence I’m not worrying, but I need some insight on the same. Further, I feel the firmness might be a little more than I was expecting. So here’s my issue. I often stay in good hotel rooms (Hampton Inn and Sheraton being the most frequently used, apart from 4 Seasons, W, etc.) so you get the drift; all the mattresses I’ve slept on in these hotels were super comfortable, and had pillow tops with lush feels. And special mention about Hampton Inn mattress, those are probably the best. How is it possible to have this sort of a feel from a Serta mattress that is not even as expensive, is occupied by customers on a daily basis and still has that feel without getting softer? From what I’ve asked, these mattresses are used for at least 1-2 years together before replacing them. I just don’t understand how it is possible to retain the same comfort levels even after extensive use. It makes no sense to me. Further, I’ve been traveling a lot this month, and have stayed in hotels at least six times. Each time I wake up, I feel good, but awakening from bed at home results in numbness and pain. Why is this? It can’t just be a state of mind.