My boyfriend and I recently took the big step to move in together. As a woman in her mid 30’s if there is one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I’m very particular, and quite stubborn too. I know exactly what I want and compromise, even for my very easy-going natured-self, has become very hard for me.
During the last 3 weeks as we’ve set up our new home together, I’ve learned he is even more like me than I thought. We butt heads on how we like things to be set up around the home quite a bit, and we’ve had a few squabbles about what nightstand to get, where to place the new couch, and what cars are going in the garage. Among these disagreements, we also found ourselves with the good old bed problem. His mattress is hard as a rock, and I’ve seen him actually sleep on the floor for a good nights sleep! I know, crazy! Me?! Well, I’m the complete oppositive of course! My bed feels like a cloud. It is huge, and puffy, and has a pillow top AND a memory foam topper too! You seriously melt when you lie down it! My boyfriend has always complained about my bed being way too soft when he has slept over, and when I’ve stayed at his place… yep, I’ve told him how much I’m not a fan of his bed too! Luckily for me, my bed (being that it’s bigger) won, and we’ve been sleeping on that. But because it is so over-the-top soft, he sinks into the middle and I know it’s been rough on his poor less-than-perfect hips from his surgery after a major wakeboarding accident he had years ago.
So of course, it naturally came up one night “We need a new bed” as I was cozying up in my corner, sinking into my super soft, plush bed. The cloud I have been sleeping on for the last few years quickly turned to a dark instead. 🙁 “Oh man, I love my bed so much, I can’t even think about a compromise on this.” I’m a light sleeper as it is and have always been super picky about beds and where I sleep, the thought of getting a new mattress we could both actually agree on, literally made me sick to my stomach, because I knew he would want the super firm, and I might as well be sleeping on the floor myself if that’s the case!
Well VERY lucky for me, I got it hit up by an awesome mattress company, called Spoon, that makes and sells amazing memory foam (mattress in a box) mattresses for both the firm and soft-bed lovers, just in the nick of time!
I love my memory foam topper and the added softness it added to my already soft bed, so I immediately loved the idea of trying out a memory foam mattress. The difference between Spoon and other mattresses-in-a-box brands, is that Spoon uses a firmer, more supportive, sleep pillar design, which is created to help with back, hip (my boyfriend is now happy!) and shoulder issues! It uses high-grade engineered memory foam pillars that contour to your body perfectly (sort of like it gives you a big hug and “Spoons” the body), even after hundreds of thousands of compressions. [Read more…]