If you remember several weeks ago, I wrote about us desperately needing a new mattress. After making two consecutive mattress purchases that we grew to regret, we knew we had to change our game plan and make a smart decision. When we learned about what the Serta Perfect Sleeper had to offer, we were intrigued. Well, it’s been 30 days since we’ve tried one out, along with an adjustable foundation, and thought I’d update you with you how our sleeping has changed since then.
Before the Serta Perfect Sleeper
As newlyweds sharing a full size bed, and broke after paying for a wedding, B and I went the cheapest route possible for a queen mattress. I found one I liked at a high end store and then went to a cheaper distributor and haggled the price down. I thought I was smartest chick on the block for negotiating 50% off the retail price on a mattress. Six months later I was paying for it with back pain which lasted for five years. Lesson learned: don’t be cheap when it comes to buying a mattress.
We bought a king mattress last December. But something still wasn’t right. My back hurt most mornings. B complained that he wasn’t getting enough sleep. The bad nights were really, really bad. If B didn’t get any sleep, my sleep also suffered. When he can’t sleep, the TV is on, he gets up and gets snacks, uses the bathroom, and wakes up rather abruptly due to bad dreams. The worst was the snoring; it would wake the dead. Thankfully after I fall asleep I don’t wake easily, but he would tell me that I would complain under my breath (asleep) when he tossed and turned.
Why the Serta® Perfect Sleeper®?
We were interested in the Serta Perfect Sleeper, particularly because of its goals to solve the 5 common sleep problems. Not only that, but it’s also a high quality mattress ($399 – $1,299 standard queen set) and we’re all about saving Benjamins. For years we joked about B needing a sleep study, but luckily this is the only mattress endorsed by the National Sleep Foundation. #winning.
Serta stepped up their game this year. The Cool Action™ Gel Memory Foam is one thing that stood out to me. Living in Florida has forced us to have a ceiling fan over our bed–and that’s still not enough to keep me cool at night.
A few weeks ago, the local Mattress King delivered our king size Reedsworth Super Pillow Top Elite with a Serta® Motion Essentials™ II adjustable foundation.
I have a confession to make: I never set foot into a store to select this mattress.
Why? Because all mattresses feel the same to me in the store. Plus, the pressure I feel from B to select a mattress and check out of the store paralyzes me (sorry, but I still love you). I chose this Perfect Sleeper model solely on my results from the Serta Mattress Selector has on their site (all the way at the bottom) to help you choose the perfect mattress for you.
A firm mattress was out of the question for us, as we both liked the comfort of a pillow-top. We also needed a mattress with cooling gel in it to regulate our body temperature in the Floridian summer nights. I realize this was a leap of faith, having a computer select our mattress for us, but considering my track record at picking mattress failures I figured it couldn’t hurt. Right?
After 30 days with the Serta Perfect Sleeper
Let me start off with this little gem: my husband said he hasn’t had these many nights of good sleep in years. Years! Well, as his partner, I can attest I haven’t heard the man snore his usual wake-the-dead symphonic masterpieces since we’ve had our Perfect Sleeper. B still gets up for water some nights. But for the first time in a long time, I haven’t woken up due to mattress movement thanks to the Custom Support® Individual Advantage coils that reduce transfer motion throughout the mattress.
Our old mattress was plush top. Our new Reedsworth Super Pillow Top Elite is super soft and cradles me when I lay down. Where with my old mattress I would literally wake up drenched in sweat, the Cool Action™ Gel keeps me comfortable enough even under a velour blanket in the hot Florida summer…on a second story master bedroom. We’ve even reduced our ceiling fan speed thanks to our new Perfect Sleeper. (Who knew it would also save us money on our electric bill?)
We LOVE our Perfect Sleeper. It’s hard to say what we love more: the comfortable mattress or the adjustable foundation. As a couple we really enjoy watching movies in bed. I’ve never been a fan of having to prop myself up with pillows to watch TV, so I usually end up falling asleep by the middle of the movie. The Motion Essentials II adjustable foundation makes watching movies truly enjoyable with several different settings. No more pillows needed to prop up our backs. The Lounge setting puts us in the perfect position to watch TV, and the foundation is super quiet.
Needless to say, I’m all about that base.
I think the phrase ‘the third time’s the charm’ is totally true. The Serta Perfect Sleeper is the third mattress we’ve had in our six years of wedded bliss and it has far exceeded our expectations.