You want to know the oldest furnishing we own? Well, not the oldest because we have some vintage rugs, our nightstands are vintage, and we cherish some passed down pieces, like our piano, from our ancestors! But! The thing we that we’ve owned together the longest is our mattress. We got it for our wedding from my parents when we got married 7+ years ago. It has a pillow top and feels like sleeping on a cloud. Which was, well, heavenly for me but ever since Chris started having back trouble and his subsequent back surgery last year, it has been hard for him to get comfortable and wake up pain-free.
And then there’s the embarrassing fact that over the past 7 years, it has developed bucket seats.
Clear indentions where Chris and I sleep at night. As much as we love each other, Chris has expressed that even the touch of my toe on him during the night basically engulfs him in flames–he gets SO HOT! Haha! So we stick to our sides and after all these years, it’s pretty apparent exactly where that is.
The other bad thing about a pillow-top that we’ve come to understand is you can’t really rotate it. Sure, Chris and I can rotate sides, but the pillow top dictates the top and I think that factored into the ultimate wearing of the mattress to the point where we felt like, maybe it’s time to get a new one.
Whenever we share photos of our bedroom, a few readers have asked, “Do you like your mattress?!” To which, I’ve responded recently (in the past 6 months) “Oh, it’s okay. We’re casually researching new options.” And then someone always ALWAYS chimes in “Check out Tuft & Needle!”
So we did. The first thing we noticed is it had over 3000 nearly 5 star reviews on Amazon. (That I spent way too much time reading.) I also liked the fact that it isn’t memory foam (which sleeps hot–we don’t need more of that around here) or latex and it actually works in three ways to draw heat from your body and disperse it OUT of the mattress. Could this mean more cuddling? It’s made 100% in the US and the last thing that ultimately sold us was so many reviewers saying “It’s not firm. It’s supportive.” For us, that’s the winning ticket. I slept well on our pillow-top mattress, so I was worried about going into the extremely firm category. They do have a 100 night trial period, which helped my concerns. One day after Chris woke up especially achy, we ordered it. I remember our previous mattress was about $1000 and this one was $750 (with free shipping) for a King.
It arrived just a couple days later in a box. My mom got the biggest kick out of that. She, literally, could not believe her eyes that there was a king sized mattress in the box.
It comes vacuumed sealed and as soon as I got it in place, I cut the plastic off and it expanded to full size in less than a minute. Relaxation ensued.
It’s. Amazing. It’s supportive but soft. Very cool. And has zero bucket seats! We’re so grateful for all of you who recommended Tuft & Needle to us. Truly. Chris and I both love it so much and are both sleeping harder with less tossing and turning. The only downside? All of our sheets are extra deep to accommodate our former pillow-top, so now we’re sheet shopping. (Not really a downside. ;)
Ps. Anyone know what to do with an old mattress??
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