Monday, August 18, 2008

Rudeelocks and Her New Bed



Sunday, I threw in the towel and went to the furniture store.  I wasn't going to leave until I'd completed the purchase for a new bed.  I'd no idea that Tempur-Pedic beds cost as much as they did so I lingered at the furniture store longer than I needed.  As soon as the palpitations subsided, I signed the purchase agreement and left with a delivery plan.  Tuesday morning, I'll be rolling in Rhapsody.  I bought the system with the air flow chamber but not the system that would have set me back an arm and a leg.

I'm appalled to say, I've not purchase a new mattress since 1994.  I hated the one I bought from the moment I took delivery.  Fourteen years is a long time to spend despising something I spend a third of my life in.  It's uncomfortable, it's too big for my bedroom and it's killing my back.  Since I'm only about one step away from seeking the advice of a surgeon to fix my back, I thought I'd explore options that aren't so invasive. 

Mattresses can be such an issue.  They're hard to pick out at a venue as public as a furniture store.  I read up on the trial of these beds and followed the advice to lie down and stay there for a minimum of 15 minutes.  That's an awful long time when one is lying there feeling self conscious and vulnerable. I did what my research recommended though and like Goldilocks, soon found the bed that was perfect.  If the salesman had shut his mouth, I know I would have fallen asleep right there in the store.

Since I'm downsizing from a king to a queen sized bed, I needed a new frame to go with the mattresses and found a bed frame that will match my mahogany furniture beautifully.  I'm so proud of myself for doing this for me.  I'm always reluctant to spend a huge amount of money on anything that is solely for my own well being.  This was a big deal.  It's going to be an even bigger deal Tuesday night when I crawl between my sheets and drift off with no salesman talk, talk, talking in my ear.



7 comments:

laurie said...

excellent, excellent. good for you and the bed. glad to hear it. we bought a new bed a year ago and it is wonderful. except that it's too high and boscoe has trouble jumping up. but it's great for my back.

i don't remember what we paid. you won't remember the price of yours,either. you'll just be glad to have it.

Rudee said...

I'm very excited about this laurie. it's been a long time coming! I'm sure I won't care about the price-and it has a 60 day trial period. If I hate it, it can go back. I'm betting I don't.

Brenda said...

That's great! We have been married for 31 years and the mattress we have is only our second one. We have a sleep number bed and it is better than what we had for all the other years but I am sure there are a lot of new ones since we bought this one. You were smart to try them all out! I think I would really like a king size one though, because I love the ones I have slept on at hotels. They are large though!

Rositta said...

Good for you...we just bought a very expensive "bowling ball" mattress and I hate it. I put a two inch tempur foam on it but found it kind of warm so on top of that I have a feather bed. My husband hates it but that's too bad. I think we will upgrade to a king when we move to the main floor bedroom that used to be my Moms, someday...ciao

Mrs. G. said...

I have to tell you that this bed is the first thing I will buy when I hit it big. My mom has one and when I visit, I spend as much time as possible sprawled on it. For now, my Temperpedic pillow will have to do. Sweet dreams.

coleman beds said...

King size beds are HUGE. Fully understand about the need to downgrade from one of those bad boys. I had one I recently downgraded from myself, because the thing was so big it barely left room to walk!

Anyway, hopefully your new mattress is comfortable enough to help with the back issues. Let us know how your sleep goes on it! :)

Rudee said...

Dear Cole: I love my new bed and I'm so happy I didn't get a king. I'd have had to move to a home with a bigger bedroom!