Saturday, March 9, 2013

Buying a New Mattress

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!



30 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new mattress. I think we are way past our limit. Didn't know they has new technology in mattresses. Pretty cool!

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    1. Thanks! It really was neat. It made things a LOT easier too - didn't have to try out as many duds. :)

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  2. Our current mattress is going on 7 years old, but so far it is doing okay! We figure when we move into a house, we'll turn it into the guest bed, and get a new mattress for ourselves! And now we will definitely be checking out Jordan's! Hope you (and Toby!) survived the not so mini snowstorm we got last Friday!

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    1. That's the perfect way to do it! We fared well during Friday's snow - I'm so over winter. Toby was SO happy it was warm enough for a walk yesterday...so many new things to sniff!

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  3. Congratulations on your new mattress and many nights of better sleep :)I just got a brand new Sealy and I swear it beckons me every time I walk by it! Who new it would make such an improvement!

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    1. I totally understand what you mean! A friend of mine told me - you spend most of your life on in your shoes or on your mattress...make sure they are both good. Makes sense, doesn't it?

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  4. 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. http://www.chron.com/business/press-releases/article/Latex-Mattress-Comparison-Released-by-4266291.php

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  5. The typical lifespan of a mattress is 10 years. When it reaches 10 years, you should definitely find a new one. If you keep sleeping on an old mattress, it can affect your health. It could give you back pain, problems with sleeping, and even allergies. Anyway, it’s pretty cool that they have “Jazzzz” machine to help you find a better mattress. Enjoy your new mattress! #Dante Storey

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  6. Wow! Even Toby didn't miss his opportunity to try out your new mattress! I commend you for fishing for suggestions for your mattress. A mattress is a mattress, but you need to be sure that you are comfortable lying on it. You have to be certain with your decision, so you won't regret it afterward. Great find there, Lauren!

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  7. You're right! If your mattress reached the 8-10 year rule, it's time to replace them with a new one. Tempur-Pedic is a great choice. It's the top selling brand of mattress in America. Most of its customers are pleased to have it in their bedrooms. I hope you feel the same way about yours. Have a great day!

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