Monday, November 10, 2008

I'll Sleep With You in Return for a Late Model Subaru

One and a half hours of testing mattresses is enough for me. Or, maybe not. I really like the Sleep Number. But maybe I like the Tempurpedic even more. Or maybe the old standard inner-spring mattress is my thing. After lots of testing, I don't have a clue. I need to actually sleep with the mattress for a few nights before I know whether we should make a long-term intimate commitment. "I'd gladly trade you a marriage tomorrow for a honeymoon tonight." Or something of that ilk.

But I already know I love the Heavenly Bed that Westin Hotels puts in their rooms. Why not just buy one of those? Well, considering the prices of some of the Tempurpedic beds I saw yesterday, the reason is the same: I could buy a well-equipped late-model car for what they want for their beds!

I know, I know, I spend a third of my life in bed, so I should pay whatever it takes to make that time as comfortable and relaxing as it can be. Easier said than done. If I want to buy a late-model Subaru Forrester, I can pay it out over five years, even more. Not so a bed.

Hmmm, there's a thought. I've heard that sleeping in a Forrester isn't that bad...

Oh, before I forget, as I write this, I have to remember to tell Isabelita Happy Birthday! tomorrow.


Nicole said...

Ohmygod! The mattress dilemma! I know how you feel. It took Vincent and I days of driving around and testing before we bought ours.

AND! Those Westin Heavenly Beds are excellent! We stayed at the Westin in Zagreb and enjoyed the luxuries there. The pillow was good too.

YourFireAnt said...

For a modest fee I would sneak into stores at night to sleep in beds of your choice. I'd do it night after night and report everything to you. I'd even take a friend who looked and was shaped like you.

This could be my new career.


KathyR said...

We bought a new mattress maybe 3 or 4 years ago. It seemed expensive, but not as much as the Tempurpedic ones.

That mattress has Saved Our Marriage. OK, that's a little dramatic. But I'm much more likely to stay in the same bed when his flopping around is less bouncy and disturbing and my back doesn't need stretching at 4 in the morning. It's worth it.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Go for it. Buy the bed. It'll pay for itself in *no* time.

She Whose Bed Sucks

(aka Ellie)