In 2002 a young couple decided to get married. They were in love, full of excitement and dreams, and rather stupid and naive to, well, everything. Shortly after they wed they purchased a house. With that house and new marriage came the need to purchase the marital bed.
They opted for a Queen sized bed because they lived in that “Oh my God! We are so in love and we never want to be far away from each other so let’s get a bed that keeps us close enough to snuggle every single night because marriage is awesome and full of unicorns and my partner is so magical he farts roses” mentality. They chose what they could afford – more concerned with the elusive cuddle factor than with logical things like, say, comfort.
Nine years and 3 kids later…
The youngish couple (thought still in love!) realize they are not as small and spry as they were just a few short years ago. Through the creeks, the squeaks, and the achiness in the morning the couple decides it is time to upgrade to something a bit more practical and comfortable. Their mentality has become more along the lines of “Oh my God I love you, but if you don’t get on your side of the bed and quit stealing my covers and touching me with your cold feet I swear I’ll go full-on matrix on your ass and what the hell did you eat for dinner because I’m pretty sure it wasn’t roses!?
Thus the decision to purchase a new (king size!!) bed was born.
That’s as far as we’ve gotten, ladies and gentlemen. Nine years and 3 kids later we’ve decided it is time to upgrade. It’s time. Oh, for the love of those awesome marriage unicorns, it’s time to upgrade. We just don’t know where to go from here. I don’t want to even enter a store until I’ve done a ton of research because, by golly, I’m coming home with the best freaking mattress in all the land when we are done here.
Some people swear by the sleep number. Some people would never purchase anything other than tempurpedic. Some people say to just buy a foam pad before purchasing anything. I need some real-life testimony here. What do you sleep on? What did you consider when buying a mattress? What do you think we should avoid?
And seriously, honey, what the hell did you eat!?