Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mattress Mayhem

B and I have been in need of a new mattress for quite some time now. 
We had both been avoiding that chore like the plague for two reasons:
#1  You can't get a good one for less than a million dollars (ok maybe I'm exageratting)
#2  It sounded worse than going to shop for cars. 

We both realized we knew nothing about mattresses and that upon entering the store we would be inundated with 2,000 choices that the salesperson would inevitably make us feel like our life depended on. 
I was 100% sure that I would want to test them out by jumping on all of them. (which is surprisingly frowned upon in these places)

So last week we put on our war paint and entered the abyss of matress matrimony.  As we walked down the aisles of the store I felt clammy and stressed. 

Do we want memory foam or spring? Soft or Firm? 10 yr or 20yr warranty?  Synthetic or all natural? 

Surprisingly we came to a decision rather quickly.  After a few awkward moments of laying on a bed together in the middle of a store, we decided we wanted memory foam.  We ended up going with a company out of California called EcoSense made with 100% natural plant based products and replaces the amount of petroleum often found in matresses.  It does not have that "memory foam smell" that many such as Tempurpedic seem to carry.  I love that it is made right here in the USA too!

The first night of sleeping on it I was convinced I had gained an extra 200lbs as I sank down into the mattress slowly.  Soon the contour shape quickly enveloped me into a sleeping coma.  I can't feel B shaking his leg under the covers as much, nor can I feel Kman as he readjusts himself, flipping and flopping throughout the night.  

All and all I'd say we had a good experience.  I am no longer afraid of mattress shopping, and you shouldn't be either.  Hmmmm it's only 6:30 but I may just go put my p.j.'s on right now. :)


  1. In May 2012 we purchased a Tempur - Pedic Cloud king size bed. It was delivered the middle of June. We were warned about a possible odor, and told how to deal with it by the store employee. Nothing could have prepared us. The odor was so bad it made it hard to breath, even with the window open and a fan blowing on me. The bed is comfortable to sleep on though. I started having swelling and pain in my feet and ankles toward the end of June, but didn't even consider the bed as a culprit. Tempurpedic Mattresses

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