Before you move onto the next post thinking I'm teasing you with the title, I am not. If you are in need of a new mattress, you'll want to read this post to learn where you can enter to win your new mattress this new year!
I have a little problem....with my mattress. I don't usually like to talk about it, some of my friends know about it and I'm hoping to solve it VERY soon. It's actually very embarassing.
My husband and I married in Sept '06 and when we came back from our honeymoon after a long 20 hour flight home from Sydney, Australia all I wanted to do was hop into OUR bed and get a good night's sleep. I was so tired that night that I did indeed fall asleep but what I didn't know was that I was going to wake up every few hours because the mattress felt like it was digging into me. This was my first time sleeping in my now hubby's bed. (Before getting married, I lived in Toronto and we did not live together so I had no clue what I was in for) The next morning I woke up feeling stiff, sore and in need of a good stretch! After several more nights sleeping on that mattress I knew it wasn't me-it was the MATTRESS! So began trips to the chiropractor, daily stretching and many nights of frustrating sleep.
Fast forward to January 2010. That darn mattress is still around and although it hasn't gotten anymore comfortable, I got a little more creative. I started sleeping in the guest room. I know, great for a newlyweds' relationship, right? My sleep was starting to affect my day and I had to take action. The guest bed is actually really comfortable. Hubby likes a firm mattress. I apparently like what he so lovingly refers to as a 'marshmallow bed'. LOL. So continues the mattress saga. He paid "good money", a couple thousand dollars to be exact for the king size one we have now in our master bedroom so he is hesitant to part with it as he sees it as a waste of money and the mattress was purchased just two years before we married. I see his point and he sees mine but we still haven't moved forward.
I have looked at eco-friendly mattresses, regular mattresses and we have even tested out the much recommended sleep number bed, however it just wasn't comfortable for us. We even tried calling the hotel we stayed at in Sydney because it was THE most comfortable mattress either of us has ever slept on, but to no avail since the names of the mattresses are marketed differently in each country.
So, here we are 3 years later. I take turns sleeping in our bed and then getting up in the middle of the night and moving to the guest bedroom, sometimes hubby tries to sleep with me in the guest room but it's a double/full size bed and I'm pretty tall so it just doesn't seem to work out. We have had the money but then property taxes have rolled around or we've taken a vacation instead to keep our sanity from the trials of daily life working as entrepreneurs. Hmmm- Cruise or Mattress? That's a hard choice! Because we already have the guest room option we haven't made it the priority that we really need to. For those of your wondering, despite all of this I have a wonderful, loving and supportive husband and we have a great relationship. I am confident however, that a new mattress would allow us to get even more cozy together. We also plan to start a family in the somewhat near future and a baby's room would take over the guest room, so bye bye guest bed.
Yesterday I found a great chance to potentially get one and for FREE. I'm really hoping to win the 'New Mattress Giveaway' over at BizzieMommy! You can find her blog button in my sidebar. Thanks for reading my 'embarrassing' story. Now, for YOUR chance to win a new mattress and tell your story, be sure to click HERE to enter. Contest ends Feb.5,2010!
If you happen to already have a new or wonderful mattress, perhaps you can keep me in your prayers as the contest winner so I can get a good night's sleep and hubby and I don't have to play musical beds anymore in the middle of the night. ;)