Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Mattress Rabbit Hole | Adventures In Mattress Buying

In 2013 Cody and I bought a Sleep Number bed.  He was all for it, I thought it seemed like an overpriced air mattress, but if it would help us sleep better at night, why not?  Our previous bed was an extremely uncomfortable (and old) inner spring mattress.

I liked it at first, but that didn't last long.  As I got more and more pregnant the winter, the more uncomfortable it became.  Turns out, being able to control our own comfort levels wasn't all it was cracked up to be.  Then, once Calla came and discovered she enjoyed sleeping between us, the queen size of the bed became constricting.

So here I am, pregnant, with a 6'4" husband and growing toddler still in our bed most nights.  We need a change!

I decided this time to REALLY research the bed before buying.  Which has basically led me down a rabbit hole of mattress research.  Every time I think I'd made up my mind, something else pops up or a friend recommends something else, and I'm back to the drawing board.  I've flopped back and forth and up and down so many times.  Without an actual mattress store to go to and try thing out, I'm at the mercy of online reviews.  And there's a lot of them.  Sometimes, it's hard to tell how legit they are.

Leesa, Purple, Loom & Leaf, Tuft & Needle, Brooklyn Bedding, Dromma, Brentwood, Zinus, Perfect Cloud, Classic Brands... seriously.  There are so many GREAT brands out there that I can't decide between them.  But I think I at least have it narrowed down to those brands.  Now to figure out how the heck to choose between them.

Sure, most have a really great return policy (usually 75-100 days, even up to 200 days), where you can try them out and see if you like them.  If you don't, you get your money back and the bed is returned for free.  Which sounds awesome, but that does mean the hassle of returning the bed if you aren't satisfied and not having a bed for a week or so while the process goes through.  I'd like to make the decision right the first time.

So, how did YOU choose your mattress?  Are you happy?  Not happy?  I just want a NICE, COMFORTABLE bed.  Eco-friendly is of course a huge bonus.  Low priced, as well.  Why does it have to be so hard!?

The search will continue for at least a week.  I don't want to make a mistake.  I'll update when I know more!

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