Last weekend, as I was getting ready to go to my photography class, I plopped down on husband's side of the bed only to be horrified by the crater he'd been sleeping in! I guess that's the thing about a mattress - it sloooowly gets a little less comfortable, so you don't realize it's awful...which is what happened to us. I always assumed the "buy a new mattress every 8-10 years" rule was made up by the mattress companies, but since ours is 10/11 years old, I guess it's true.
Since husband is on the verge of needing back surgery, I knew we needed a new mattress IMMEDIATELY, so decided to spend Sunday looking for one. We got lots of suggestions from friends about their favorite mattresses, and decided we'd visit Jordan's, Sleepy's and Bob's to see what they had, but we didn't end up making it past Jordan's!
Our helper, Ann, started us out by laying on their "Jazzzz" machine. You lay on the bed on your back, side, and stomach, and it maps your points of contact (no contact, some, or pressure points) with the bed. Then, based on your needs, they are able to recommend mattresses that will help support you while you snooze!
We tried out three mattresses and were completely sold by the second one - Jordan's 10" version of a TempurPedic. It was so comfortable, but took me a minute to get used to since it was SO different from our current pillow top (which I've loved until now). I felt like I was being suctioned to the bed...but in a good way...does that make sense? With free delivery and take-away of the old mattress, we were sold.
If you're from around Boston, you're probably saying...whyyyy didn't you check out the Bob-o-Pedic?? Well...I did on my cell phone...and their mattresses are $100 more. Easy decision.
The bad news was the earliest it could be delivered was that coming Saturday (SIX days away)! After laying on the new mattress, I realized how bad ours had gotten. This week couldn't go by quickly enough. Yesterday we got our delivery schedule - it would arrive today sometime between 7:30-10am. Really...we couldn't have gotten the 10-1pm timeslot? Oh well.
Thankfully they were right on time this morning - in at 7:45, out by 8 am! I was planning on taking pictures...but they were SO fast there was no chance.
We can't wait to try it out tonight!
Even Toby likes it!