Sleep. I kinda like it sometimes. I haven't been getting it nearly enough lately. I don't know why.
I think it could be the nicotine thing. Or the menopause thing. Or the pea under the mattress thing.
And just in case it's the pea under the mattress thing, Hubby and I went out tonight and bought a new one--a mattress, not a pea. A pea would have been cheaper. A lot.
Well, it's been a long time since we bought a mattress, and there are all kinds of new things out now. Golly gee wiz, did you know they don't stuff mattresses with corn husks anymore? Okay, maybe it hasn't been QUITE that long, but long enough.
I sent Hubby out last week to narrow down the field. With his physical limitations, it was most important to find a mattress that was right for him. We quickly eliminated the memory foam types--he'd never be able to claw his way out in the morning; I'd come home from work each day to find him still stuck. Then I was somewhat interested in the Sleep Number beds until I realized they are basically air mattresses at the core, and I read a couple reviews where customers had some air leak problems. They DO sound good, but I know how our luck goes--we'd probably have a leak on MY side of the bed and Hubby wouldn't believe it--he'd likely think it was ME doing something wrong. And then I'd have to kill him. So, no, the Sleep Number bed was eliminated.
Hubby really liked the latex beds best--no springs, no flipping, soft but yet supportive, and he can turn over and get up. So tonight we headed down to one of the stores he'd shopped at so I could try out a couple mattresses.
We were a salesman's dream, I'm sure. I think we were probably in the store about 15 minutes since we already knew what we wanted. That photo up there? I think that's the one we decided to get. They seem to call the different mattress models by different names in different parts of the country, so it's hard to say for sure. I DO know we bought a Simmons Natural Care Latex with a Euro top and a 20-year warranty. They're eco friendly, apparently. They're made of stuff like latex and soy--no peas though--the sales guy said.
We also bought two of the most expensive pillows I've ever bought. Also latex. Guaranteed for seven years not to end up looking like some squished up amoeba thing in the morning. Normally I have to replace our pillows a couple times a year. If these new pillows work out, I figure I'll be coming out ahead after four or five years, depending on the cost of inflation.
Of course, with my luck, I'll probably develop a latex allergy right after the 60-day mattress trial period expires.
How about you? Do you like your mattress? What do you have?
The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. ~Wilson Mizener