Princess and the Pea, that’s me right now!
For a while now, every morning when I get out of bed and bend over in front of the sink to wash my face, my back screams with pain. Then shortly after I’ve been walking around for a while, I’m fine. But I notice it’s tender.
We have a mattress called Contour from Maricela. I just tried to google search it and all I can’t even find a mention of it anywhere. We’ve only had it for maybe three years and it doesn’t appear to be bad. It does not dip in the middle and I seem to lay flat on it but yet my back hurts? It’s weird.
Terreeia lives with chronic back pain so she can’t say whether it’s the mattress.
Then, last week, while leading my Specify Colour with Confidence™ event, I slept in a different bed as I stayed downtown. And my back pain disappeared.
So I’ve decided we need a new mattress.
Every time I stay at a Westin I’m soooo comfortable in their ‘Heavenly Beds’, so I went on-line and was about to order one but then I decided to read the reviews.
And of course, that led me down the tunnel of all reviews for all mattresses and now I don’t know what to do because they all have the bad and the good.
I posted a poll on Facebook yesterday regarding the Heavenly Bed and this review from Lyssa:
“I did and loved it at first but found that even with regular rotation/flipping it quickly got big dips and you felt like you were sleeping in a hole.”
But other people thought it was the most comfortable mattress ever!
And when mattress shopping, apparently you can buy basically the same mattress and there will be a $1,000 price difference so a more expensive mattress is not necessarily better.
Manufacturers make basically the same mattresses with slightly different features custom for the stores that sell them which make comparison shopping virtually impossible.
A memory foam mattress is out because it’s too hot for Terreeia and although it seems latex mattresses seem to be good, the biggest complaints about them are that they are hard.
I want the feel of the Heavenly Bed but I want it to last longer than three years? Is that too much to ask?
So I thought I’d shop with you, since my community gives me the best and most real advice. And the biggest problem is, now we’re doing this (above) haha.
Over to you? Which mattress have you had the best experience with? Love your advice and feedback.
UPDATE ON THIS POST: Here’s the mattress I chose.
PS. The winner of my SW boards that will be ready in a few weeks is Liz Palmer!
This is what she said about her favourite Sherwin Williams Colour! Congratulations!
You can buy large sample boards from BM here now if you can’t wait!
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