Monday, August 2, 2010

Pillow Talk

Ironically, we decided to buy a bigger bed the day before Ryan's big accident.  Evan climbed out of his crib for the first time the night before which tells us it's about time for a real bed for him.  We're short on beds so we decided to do a big bed shuffle:

* Evan will get the trundle bed that Liam currently uses (it's about 6 inches off the floor).
* Liam will get the twin bed that Sydney currently uses (it usually has the trundle bed stored beneath it).
* Sydney will get our double bed.  It's an antique that I inherited from my grandmother and I am thrilled to have a daughter to pass it on to.
* And this leaves us with......well, nothing.  I guess we could sleep on our camping air mattresses, but I don't know how long that would last.

We've decided to get a queen-sized bed since our bedroom is not large enough to hold a king-sized bed, the infamous computer desk and the vanity and chest of drawers that match the antique double bed.

So now we have to decide what kind of mattress we want to purchase.  There are just too many choices!  Do we sell one of our children spend a fortune and buy one of those fancy Tempur-pedic thingies or do we take advantage of the sale a local mattress place is having on it's plain-ole vanilla Sealy/Simmons mattresses?  Then there are the "get one big mattress with two different firmness settings so you're both comfortable" mattresses that I keep seeing on TV.

See?  Too many choices.

Anyone have a mattress that they just love?  Or, if love is too strong of a word to describe how you feel about a mattress, one you really like?


  1. We will be in the market for a new mattress soon too. I've been very curious about the mattresses that Ikea sells. They seem to have lots of choices and the price is considerably better than the other places. It might be worth checking out.

  2. Tien said...

    Three people I know have serious back problems (that required surgery). They splurged on Tempur Pedic mattresses for health reasons. It turned out that they did not like them. They ended up buying regular firm mattresses for their backs. They also complained that the Tempur Pedic foam was extremely hot in the summer. These are special circumstances since they have back problems, but I thought it was interesting nevertheless.

  3. I have slept on a Tempurpedic and not liked it at all. We have a Select Comfort bed that we bought in 1998 for our 1st anniversary gift to ourselves. It is the most expensive thing in our house (if you don't count Pattie for her medical bills LOL) and I wouldn't want to be without it! Check your local mall to see if they have a Select Comfort store so you can try them out. The newer models they have now get pretty fancy. I think they even have a memory foam topper so it's like a combo Select comfort/Tempurpedic....