Friday, March 27, 2009
Losing Sleep Over Buying a Mattress
OK... I think we've made up our minds about the microwave. Now we are researching beds! What a pain in the behind!
A year and a half ago, we had to run out in a rush and buy beds for the bedrooms because my daughter and her family were arriving. In fact, the beds arrived the morning of their arrival. We bought three Simmons Yorktown IV Plush bed sets. We tested the beds out and they felt firm at the store. What was delivered was not, but I couldn't remember the name of the bed in the store that we tested so there was no proof of what we ordered. There was also no return policy so we were stuck.
We are using one of those beds for the guestroom. My mother ended up not liking her new (twin) mattress either so we put that in my office/guestroom. We gave away the 3rd queen and have decided to get a king sized mattress instead for our master bedroom.
However, we will take it a WHOLE LOT more carefully this time. We're researching the beds and trying them out carefully. Art says he could sleep on the ground so he doesn't care what we get. He wasn't happy about my not liking the bed we bought in the first place so he wants me to be absolutely sure I'll like this one.
He even said I should maybe just spend the money and get a Tempurpedic memory foam since somebody said that was great. Then we went to a mattress store and they said a latex bed is firmer, cooler and more resilient.
Then I started reading on the web and I'm more confused than ever!!! Arrrghh...
This isn't like a microwave. It costs a whole lot more and I canNOT afford to make a mistake again.
Well, we've got a whole slew of guests coming again this summer and fall but I won't be running out to buy the bed. We can sleep on an air mattress if we have to. I'm going to be a whole lot more careful this time but the process is making me crazy. I figure this is going to be the bed for the master bedroom and we'll be sleeping on this mattress for the next 30 years!
Does anybody have an opinion on mattresses?