Mattress shopping is pretty much the worst. All of the dreaded rigmarole of car shopping with the added disadvantage of having to lay down on sample mattresses that who-knows-who have laid on before.
We've been mattress shopping twice in the past year to buy a King size mattress. When we got married, 11.5 years ago, we bought a Queen because that's what could fit in our apartment. Since the moment the honeymoon was over, I have wanted a King. Don't get me wrong, I am completely smitten with my husband but I just need my space, and Phil is tall, and I'm always pregnant or nursing a baby (it seems), and would everyone quit.touching.me.already!
The first time we went looking for a King was an impromptu stop with all of the kids. Imagine how stress-free testing out mattresses was while yelling at kids to stop jumping all over the furniture. Yeah, not so much. We didn't buy one then because we really weren't concentrating enough to make such a big financial decision. But, this year for Christmas, we scrapped any holiday trip planning or surprise gift giving, and declared this Christmas Gift to ourselves would be buying a new bed. I'm so excited because sleeping is my favorite.
We were a little smarter last week, and got a babysitter to come over so we could go mattress shopping sans children. It was still just as stressful.
Me (huffing and puffing as I try to lay my hugely pregnant body down and then get back up 25 times): I don't even care. They all feel the same to me. I'm not picky at all. You just choose.
Phil: Oh no, because as soon as we get it home, it will be my fault if it's not comfortable.
Me: Seriously, you make the call, and I won't ever complain about it.
Me (laying down in the final bed): Ok, fine, this one is perfect. This is the only one that spoke to me. It's like the bed is hugging me. Let's get this one.
Phil (looking at the price tag): You would pick the most expensive bed in the whole place.
Me: Hmmmph. Well how are we going to make a decision?
Phil: Why don't you ask your blog friends?
And so I am.
Give me your advice...what mattress brand(s) do you have, and what are your opinions? We tend to like a plush yet firm mattress (comfort level 4ish), I sleep on my side and Phil sleeps on his back or stomach and I do not like the feel of Tempurpedics.