Monday, January 20, 2014

I pulled the board out from under him

We broke down and replaced the broken down mattress with a new and improved one from a reputable furniture store. My advice to anyone purchasing from one of those mattress stores popping up in every strip mall: don't do it. They are strippers, barely there, with unstuffed interiors. The mattress in the show room was a high quality version, quite different from the one delivered to us, which lasted all of 18 months. Live and learn.

The fine print warranty guaranteed replacement for a $25 examination fee and declared the mattress would be replaced only if there were indentations 2 inches from the edges, not sagging in the center from normal body indentations.

We stood that mattress on end to take it out the door, and the stuffing collapsed, slid from the top to the bottom, and we laughed. We examined the box springs: a joke. Not really a laughing matter when you realize you've been had.

The drama continued. Our new heavy duty mattress is extra firm. One night in that bed and I was aching everywhere and awake most of the night.

So, we bought a three inch Novaform memory foam mattress topper from Costco. We feel like we are sleeping on a cloud, every inch and joint of our bodies cradled. Sleeping is wonderful, and we don't even wake during the night. Eight straight! Rested, restored, relieved, relaxed. Really happy!
 

10 comments:

River said...

I've seen advertisements for those memory foam toppers and wondered how good they were. Because you know advertising, they'll say anything to get people to buy stuff. but now that you've said sleeping on a cloud, I may just save up for one. My back would thank me, I'm sure.

Daisy said...

I'm glad to hear you are able to get a good night's sleep again. That can make all the difference in the world.

Shelly said...

Oh, the woes of a sorry mattress. I hope your nights of blissful sleep continue!

Sioux said...

Linda, you deserve "eight straight" every night. However, Bill should be sleeping with one eye open.

Who knows...there might be a prank pulled on HIM. His clever wife might craft some mind-boggling ruse--to get him back.

After all, payback's a -----.



Susan said...

Oh Linda, I think making our beds the most comfortable ever is imperative.

Getting a good night's sleep makes a huge difference in our lives.

So glad you are sleeping comfy once again. Susan

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a difference a mattress makes! We forked over the dough for a Tempurpedic a couple of years ago and it was worth every single penny. So glad you found a way to make your mattress a safe haven. When I was a kid it didn't seem to matter where I slept. These days I'm tied to my own mattress. :)

Tammy said...

I was horrified about your last mattress experience but glad you've finally solved the problems. I've always wondered about those mattress toppers.

noexcuses said...

I've slept on a foam topper for the past 15 years of my life. I can't imagine not having one...unless I could afford an entire foam mattress! There's nothing like a great night's sleep, right? Glad you found a solution!

Val said...

I'm surprised that Bill didn't hammer some nails through that board, put a piece of plexiglass on top, and lay there snoring so you would think he had magic powers that enabled him to sleep on a bed of nails.

Janet, said...

I can't remember the last time I slept through the night. I've always wondered about those foam mattresses. My husband says he wouldn't like them. Maybe I could come and try out your topper :o)