Sunday, March 6, 2011

LAYING DOWN ON THE JOB

I've been slacking on my blog lately, and I blame it entirely on my new bed.  I just want to lay down all the time, go to bed early, sleep in late, take a nap, and then catch a few winks, get my beauty rest and after all that sleep some more.   To say I'm enjoying my new bed would be a gross understatement!

The last time I owned a "new" mattress was 1988 and I was 10 - and it was a bunkbed I shared with my sister.  Hardly life-changing.

My first "big" bed was a full-size I inherited from my Nanna when we moved to the States.  The bed once belonged to my father when he was a teenager so in mattress years, it was about 500 years old.  Looking back now I don't know how I ever slept on that thing, but since Dave only owned a twin, that same bed followed me into our marriage.  Our first Christmas together Dave bought me a 1" memory foam topper and I remember thinking how luxurious it made our bed feel.  Haha... that feeling didn't last long.

Two years into our marriage a couple in our church blessed us with a queen mattress set they'd had in their guest room.  What a huge step up it was from the full - and not just in size.  Oh how we loved that bed...at first!  Our memory foam topper followed us onto the queen even though it was only a full size - and so we entered the "lip" stage of sleeping where you needed to stay in the middle or you fell off the edge of the topper which was a good 2" too short on either side and almost half a foot in length - in essence ruining the fact that we owned a queen.  Even though I would pull it all the way up to the headboard it would travel down to the foot of the bed leaving an obnoxious split level effect for your head.  1-inch of height may not seem like much, but let me tell you it's a noticeable difference for your head.

The old bed

The other problem we had with the mattress topper was that it was a temptation to my first-born, who eats weird things...like foam  (we don't own Nerf toys for a good reason around here.)  One day while I was washing our sheets I came back into my room to find he'd taken a huge bite out of the mattress... I just rejoiced it was on Dave's side.

Foam - it's what's for dinner!

So four years later we finally decided that it was time to buy a real bed.  If you think about the fact that you spend a third of your life sleeping, a decent mattress that allows you to get a good night's sleep without waking up with aches and pains is a smart investment, but it still took us a long time to decide to actually do it.

This past Wednesday our new bed arrived.  Along with the mattress we bought new sheets (800 thread count Egyptian cotton) and I am loving both!!

That's 13" of memory foam people... with NO LIP!!
I'm so in love with my new bed I don't even care how much taller it is, and how it hides almost all our headboard (especially when we add linens).  Or how short it now makes our night stands - so what if the top of my lamp is now level with my pillow and that I can't see my alarm clock anymore - I'm sleeping GREAT!!!


And if you'll excuse me now... I think it's time I crawl back into that bed of mine... by golly it's almost 9:00pm... and I'm missing out on valuable sleeping time!

Sweet dreams!

3 comments:

  1. ha ha, cute. Yay for new nice beds!

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  2. Five hundred years old in mattress years! Made me giggle out loud (gol!) And I'm extremely jealous. I want one... that was said with an extreme whine to it:)

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  3. Awesome new bed, and I can attest to it's suck you in and not want to let you go comfyness, it's all true. Word to the wise..keep 3 yr old away from bed prior to all meals.

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