When we getting ready to move here from St. Louis, we had 2 queen beds. Sadly, our moving truck did not have room for one of the queen beds, so it got left behind (don’t worry, not in a landfill but gifted to a friend’s brother who was just starting out). Since then, any guests we may have make use of our assortment of air mattresses. We decided that it was time to commit to being “grownups” and buy a new bed for ourselves so that our old bed could move to the guest room. The “old bed” is mine that I bought when I first set out on my own 4 years ago, so it’s still in great shape, we were just ready for a bit more room and wanted a king size. Plus, I love soft and squishy beds while Steve prefers a firmer mattress, so we were looking for something that was a bit more “middle ground” for us.
After browsing the main show room of Nebraska Furniture Mart (we always do that first to learn about what they have and then high tail it to the clearance center to see what deals we can find) and test driving several mattress we were on our way to the clearance center. We walked to the back and found a GIANT mattress pile (I wish I had taken a picture, it’s a bit “princess and the pea” since everything is stacked so high). We found a few that seemed like they might work. The problem? They were in the bottom of the stack and we weren’t sure if we were just supposed to push the one’s on top off to get to the one we wanted or what the “mattress pile process” was. In our obvious confusion, a helpful guy named Leo happened to be loading up a newly purchased mattress for someone and he got our mattress pick out.
There was no magic happening, it was a mattress dud. After trying 3 more mattresses, Leo recommended that we try the mattress he sleeps on, a Simmon’s BeautyRest NXG. We laid down and it was HEAVEN. We then proceeded to lay on the mattress on the floor smack in the middle of the store for at least 10 minutes. Since we were ready to sleep right there in the middle of the store, we decided it was probably a mattress match made in heaven. We had completely by-passed this mattress in the “real” section of the store because it was priced so ridiculously high we didn’t want to even entertain it…but here it was in the clearance center marked at $1049. Still not cheap by any means, but less than the $2700 it was selling for next door.
We were talking about what to do when Leo (who is not actually a salesman but the stocker) offered that he would 1) go get a salesman and 2) told us to ask for a break because they have some room to negotiate the prices in the clearance center. Well done Leo, that is how you sell a mattress. So, the sales guy came back and as it would turn out, Leo already told him that we needed it to be cheaper. After a mysterious call on his walkie talkie, we got them down another $100 to $949. We were sold. After a quick trip to Uhaul to rent a $20.00 truck we were on our way. So what makes this mattress the greatest mattress we’ve ever touched?
It starts with a base of individually wrapped coils. What that means is that instead of the mattress being all joined together like a normal mattress, they are all separate giving you better back support and “motion separation” (so that if the person on one side of the bed rolls around, the person on the other side doesn’t feel it). These coils also give Steve the “firm support” feeling that he is looking for while somehow also giving me the squishy support feeling that I love. They are for sure magic coils.
On top of the magic coils is a lovely layer of memory foam so you get the continued cozy and body conforming feeling that you would experience with a traditional foam mattress. The mattress is also designed not to conduct heat. I’m a hot sleeper and most “foam top” mattresses have a reputation of retaining the body heat of “hot sleepers”. My old bed was a bit like this, so I personally was looking for a cooler night sleep.
On top of that, it has a 20 year warranty AND it’s cute! What? A cute mattress?? Seriously, I was a bit sad to cover it up.
After 2 nights of sleeping on it, we can’t imagine how we slept on anything else. I routinely had to have Steve pop my back and since the new mattress, my shoulders and back have felt loose and comfy. I was actually cold last night and slept with all the covers on ALL night (rare) and Steve apparently wasn’t feeling well and got up quite a bit and I didn’t even feel him get out of bed once. All in all, we’re more smitten with a mattress than we ever thought possible…
Anybody else experiencing the joy of a new mattress?? Or do you know why mattresses are usually so ugly? Does an ugly mattress sell better than a cute one? Can you believe I just type 898 words about a mattress?? Me either….