Hubby and I need to purchase a new mattress. No, certainly not the most exciting thing to buy; it’s not a vacation or shiny new bauble. But, I’m tired of feeling as if I sleep at the top of a ski slope, and waking up each morning with back pain. Our mattress is far past its prime; it’s time to take it off life support and buy a new one.
Where to begin? First of all, when you’re in the market for a new mattress, it can be the most awkward shopping experience ever. Lying down on a bed in a store while strangers walk by you doesn’t induce comfort. Yet, that’s exactly what you’re seeking when shopping for a mattress. In fact, a coworker of mine said you’re supposed to lie on a mattress at the store for at least 10 minutes to get a good feel for it. Yeah, I see that happening. “Excuse me, Mr. Salesman, while I take a quick nap. Don’t mind my kids jumping on the king size mattress in the back of the store. They’ve always wanted a trampoline and that’ll just have to do for now.”
While there are endless mattresses from which to choose, I want the Cadillac of mattresses: a Tempur-Pedic. Yes, there’re expensive, but have you ever slept on one of those bad boys? I did when we stayed at the Gratz Park Inn a few years ago. OMG, the most comfortable bed EVER! And, when I had to buy new box springs last summer (because the gosh-darn queen box spring wouldn’t fit up the stairs in our new house), I tested the new Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress at the store. I was so exhausted that day from moving that I almost drifted off to sleep, right there on the Cloud. It was like lying down on a slice of heaven. If I could sleep on something like that seven to eight hours a night, and wake up feeling like I’ve had 10 hours of sleep and no longer experience back pain in the morning, then to me, it’s worth spending the extra cash. So, I’ll let you know what we decide. I hope it happens soon because I need a good night’s sleep.
Anyone been mattress shopping lately? If so, what did you get? Happy with your purchase?
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