Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mattress Hunting

Well, hubby and I finally decided that it is time to see our mattress go. We bought it only two years ago (right before we got married) but we obviously had no clue what we were doing. After two years on the mattress, the center is nothing but a hole (despite turning and flipping the mattress), it creaks and groans, and has no support. We wake up smushed together in the center (which isn't always so terrible :p) with aching backs. With my growing baby belly, getting in and out of the "grave" is impossible! I am doing a lot of research on mattresses this time to ensure that we don't buy the wrong one. The one we currently have was very expensive, and we don't want to make the same mistake twice!! 

Here are some things I have learned:

  • Spend at least 10-15 minutes on each mattress before buying: this gives you a better idea of what is to come
  • Anything over 390 coils is excessive and your body won't be able to tell the difference
  • Get a mattress that is around a 6 on the firmness scale (Medium-firm mattress). It is the most beneficial for achy backs
  • You can haggle the price! Most mattresses are marked up 50%! That's why they are so darn expensive!
  • Find a store with a good return policy, so if you end up with a mattress you don't like (like us unfortunately) you can return it within a certain time frame.
We are going this afternoon to shop around. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the outcome will be good! We need a couple nights of rest before Lindsay comes and keeps us up all night! :)

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