Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The newest 'investment piece'
When we got our mattress in 2008, I was at maximum density. The thought of going out in public and being at the scrutiny of mattress salesmen while I laid out on various mattresses was not my idea of fun. At a combined weight of almost 950 lbs, I didn't know if the poorly constructed, thrown together frames would even hold us in the showroom. The thought of collapsing on a showroom floor in front of customers and salesmen was not high on the 'to do' list so I sent the Mr out to get it. I told him pillowtop and nothing too hard. I want to say we may have even passed one once and sat on it real quick. A place up the street was having a sale so we got it and it provided quite a good night's sleep for two biggin's for so long.
But that kind of weight takes its toll and with pillow tops you can only rotate, not flip a mattress for even wear so I think we did ours in sooner than normal. The past year, I haven't been comfortable in the bed at all. Between the mattress being a little less comfortable and stretching out some pressure points, my pillows have sucked rocks as well, no matter how many new ones I get.
About 6 months or so ago, we went to a home store and were considering a Tempurpedic. We bed hopped from model to model and the sales lady was soooo sweet we wanted to buy one right then just to give her commission. But they don't work on commission there and since we didn't have $5000 laying around, we left. I just could not get my head around paying that much for a mattress. When we found ourselves at the same home store Sunday, there was a new kid on the block...the Sealy Hybrid mattress.
I didn't expect to care for it and had concerns about the foam getting hot but this has some cooling foam on the top layer and with the springs underneath it's supposed to get more air circulation. We bed hopped between the hybrids and the Tempurpedic's for probably 35 minutes. We were lucky enough to have the same lady again and it pained me that she wasn't going to get commission if we bought through them, she was just so helpful. We decided we liked the plush version (Encourage) and almost fell asleep on it. I didn't have that stretchy pain in my side that I do on our current mattress and I did when I laid on a different spring mattress. OMG, could a full night's sleep be in my future AND for only $1200 in comparison to $5000!? Squee!!
I'll pass along this tip if you're considering a foam mattress from several online reviewers. Have your man kneel on the mattress. Nothing worse than buying a mattress to find out you can't do the humpty hump on it! Oh yeah...I went there. You're gonna do two things on the mattress and you'd better make sure your man isn't going to sink to the core of the Earth trying to blast you to the pleasure zone, you dig? Does he look stupid doing this? Maybe. Do the salespeople know what you're testing for? Possibly. But getting rug burns on the floor like I'm still in my teens isn't appealing at my age. Thank me later.
So we'll get it in the next 10-14 days. In the meantime, we bought the extra soft Tempurpedic pillows. I'm praying for $100 my neck thanks me for it.
Last night was chicken tacos with that Mrs Dash seasoning I talked about. I put pineapple on it too, it was sooo good!
The Mr has today off so we'll see what kind of trouble we can get in to.
What kind of mattress do you have? How old is it?
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