I mentioned way back in July 2021 that it was the year of the mattress. Son#1 and #2 both received new mattresses as early Christmas gifts. I wanted a new mattress for my bed too. Here we are almost a year later and I still don’t have an upgrade. I priced them, again, and the cost is crazy high. I was informed at the Mattress Depot that the prices reflect the added costs of shipping since some of the mattresses are manufactured overseas! Anyway, the result was no new sleep set for the master bedroom.
The real story is the guest bed. Son#2 mentioned that he can’t handle sleeping more than 2 nights on the ancient mattress. To be fair that mattress was a college graduation gift from my father way back in 1979. Which if you do the math makes it 43 years old. It is an Englander, which back in the day was a very highly regarded product (and they are still going strong). Anyway, with the prospect of getting son#2 to stay a little longer, we invested in a new mattress for the guest bed. It also coincided with my sister’s planned (but canceled) visit, so that was a bonus. Granted the new mattress probably won’t last 40 years, but I probably won’t either!
The reviews are in for the new mattress:
“It’s bouncy but not saggy. A big improvement.” – Son#1
“No more nightmares! Finally a firm mattress.” – Son#2
“Nice! Not that I’ll ever need to sleep in that room!” – Sparky
“Cushy! It feels like my own mattress!” – SIL when she stopped over
“Real comfortable.” – SIL’s partner in crime (who had to try it out too)
“No dent in the middle!” – murisopsis
“Good. A firm mattress.” – RighteousBruin9 aka peacefulwarrior9 aka A Sagittarian Seeker
So there you have it – the mattress is a winner!