It seems to me like everyone I have talked to lately has had the same problem my wife and I did in finding a mattress we both liked so I thought I would write about our experiences.
We had a mattress that was about 15 years old and had that sag in the middle. You know the one where if you lay on your side you’ll roll backwards into each other?
We decided it was time to get a new mattress so we went to our local furniture store and tried several different models from all the top names. After spending so much time “sleeping” on them to the point of the salespeople asking us for our breakfast order we decided on a Simmons Beautyrest and it was promptly delivered to our home.
It was extra firm and you could not feel the other person move around which was definitely a big plus. But, after trying the mattress for several weeks and waking up stiff and sore we felt it was too hard and asked for a replacement.
Since this was a store where we did a lot of business they obliged and we got a Serta Perfect Sleeper pillow top thinking that the extra cushion would help prevent that morning stiffness.
Well, the Serta turned out to be too soft and we never did get used to it. After several months we saw an ad for the Select Comfort Air Bed and I told my wife to” get ready because we’re headed to the mall” where there was a Select Comfort store.
After spending close to an hour trying the bed out and playing with all of the settings we were sold. Now we only had to wait a few weeks for delivery and we would be set and finally able to sleep peacefully.
The mattress came in several boxes and set-up was simple. At last, we were going to sleep comfortably! Well, once again we never did get used to the Select Comfort. Either it was too hard or too soft and it kind of felt like an air mattress that we used to use when we stayed at my sister’s over the holidays so we sent it back. The remote control was kind of neat though.
The re-packing process was pretty difficult and I had to call the company to figure out how to get everything to fit back in the boxes as the main “mattress” was originally vacuum packed into a compact bag and now was much bigger and bulkier.
We went back to our old Serta still longing for a good nights sleep when we finally decided to try the mattress of last resort, the Tempurpedic Memory Foam mattress. I had used a Tempurpedic pillow for years and absolutely loved it but I was put off by the high price of the mattress. We decided that if it worked it would be well worth the money so we ordered one (this was before you could buy them in stores) and were pretty excited when it came.
After a few weeks we noticed we were having slight backaches in the morning so we called the company and a representative said that was common if you slept on your side (which we do) and that it would go away after awhile.
It took some time but eventually the pain did go away and we now love our Tempurpedic! You never have to flip it, dust mites can’t live in it and it lasts for at least 20 years.
I really like it best in the winter as it gets firm when it’s colder and then your body just nestles in nice and cozy as your body heat softens the mattress. In the summertime it’s definitely softer but still much better than any other mattress we have ever slept on.
If you are on a quest like we were for the perfect night’s sleep do yourself a big favor and try the Tempurpedic Memory Foam mattress. Hey, if you don’t like it you can always send it back but I’m guessing you’re going to love it too.
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