In addition to car shopping this past weekend, we were also mattress shopping. Our mattress is older than our marriage. I bought it when I moved into my first solo apartment, about 14 years ago. It has gone through its eight years of life and then some. It is soooo uncomfortable. I think I would sleep better on the floor. I have been asking for a new mattress for ages but they're so darn expensive, so we never really shopped. Recently though, I've been complaining, begging. I sleep horribly. Maybe it's because I nap during the day; maybe I nap during the day because I can't sleep at night. I don't know, but I knew it was time to start shopping.
Dave, of course, started his shopping online. Shopping with Dave is a very tedious process, for which I have zero patience. He had found a place called Bed in a Box which had great reviews and inexpensive mattresses. So, we headed to two local stores to try out different types of beds to determine which type we should order. At the first store we tried out 5 or 6 different mattresses, from coils to posturpedic. There was one we both laid down on and were like "woah!" "This is the most comfortable mattress I've ever laid on." Then we went across the street to another mattress shop and tried out three more mattresses. It was a little like Goldilocks: one was too hard, one was too soft, and the other was just okay. We went back across the street and tried out a few more mattresses and then made a quick decision. We got a good deal on a king, yes a GIANT KING, bed and bought it straight away. Then we had to buy a new mattress pad, new, very soft sheets, and a new bed frame as ours did not expand to a king.
You spend a third of your day in bed. For me, it may be a little more than a third; I love to sleep. It's worth it to spend the money to get exactly what you want when it comes to bedding. Our mattress gets delivered on Friday and I CANNOT WAIT to sleep on it.