When was the last time you had a great night’s sleep? I know for me it wasn’t this week, as our HVAC unit on the second floor stayed at a reliable 80 degrees for two days. $100 dollars later, a newly replaced capacitator (I heard it makes things work, which is all I need to know), and an estimate of $700 for cleaning out mold should make me sleep better, but hot dang. That’s a lot of money, yo.
Right after Brian and I got married we rushed into buying a new mattress. That rash decision on the sales floor led to six unfortunate years of backaches, tossing and turning. Mattresses aren’t cheap, but because we were broke newlyweds and couldn’t stand another night in a full size bed, we rushed to buy the cheapest queen size mattress we could find.
When we bought our first home last fall, we had the luxury of a large master bedroom that afforded the room for a king size bed. Just like when we were newlyweds, Brian and I disagreed on the sales floor (which is a trend that makes me think I should handle all.the.shopping) about the mattress we should get. More importantly, we disagreed on the portion of our budget that should be allocated to our mattress. It probably didn’t help that we were also shopping for other bedroom furniture, but the mattress budget was (to my chagrin) dwarfed by our nightstands and other furniture.
Call me crazy, but shouldn’t the item you’ll be spending 1/3 of your day cost more than other bedroom furniture? And, I hate to say it, but our current mattress leaves a little to be desired. You live and learn, right?
However, at the ripe old age of 31 and 32, I think we should be investing in the things that matter, and what better time is there to invest in our sleep? My husband has talked about getting a sleep study done, but I really think it’s all due to having the wrong mattress. I wish I had known about Serta’s Perfect Sleeper back in December when we were bedroom furniture shopping. Serta’s Perfect Sleeper is the official mattress of the National Sleep Foundation, designed to help solve 5 common sleep problems: tossing + turning, lack of support, back pain, sleeping hot, partner movement and sagging/rolling off. The Perfect Sleeper is the mattress designed to be so comfortable, you’ll never have to count sheep again.
If my husband was worried about price, we could have had a high-quality mattress on a budget ($399 – $1,299 standard queen set suggested retail pricing). We spent a good amount on our current king size mattress, a mattress I wasn’t completely happy with when we left the store, but since our last mattress was chosen by me (and we hated it) I let my husband choose this one. And we’re not in love with it. Brian tosses and turns, his movement wakes me up, and I often wake up feeling like a menopausal woman with hot flashes. And this is all with A/C and a ceiling fan.
If it were up to me, I’d get the Cadillac of all beds and splurge for a Motion Essentials™ adjustable foundation that would let me adjust both the head and the foot of the mattress. And for my, ahem, premature Florida “hot flashes” I need Cool Action™ Gel Memory Foam to keep my sleeping all night.