Huh. Well, that’s an argument for building a new bedroom…

I just got a solid eight hours of sleep. And it only took eight hours to do it.

Further, it’s the second time this week that it’s happened. I was so surprised the first time, I found a second clock to double-check.

The bedroom I’ve been borrowing this past week has a much nicer mattress than Sister Creaking Springs at the Lair. Beginning to wonder if that’s a factor.


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10 Responses to Huh. Well, that’s an argument for building a new bedroom…

  1. Ben says:

    When you get back home (which I assume will be soon) risk a few experimental nights on your new air mattress. You might end up tossing out your old Sister Creaking Springs! These new air mattresses actually can make a reasonable replacement for an $800.00 conventional mattress.

  2. Kentucky says:

    Check out the latest Consumer Reports. They have an extensive review/article on bed gear.

    I can see it now, a room designed around a bed.


  3. Mark Matis says:

    LB probably wouldn’t complain about that, Kentucky. You WERE talking about LB’s bed, were you not?

  4. M Ryan says:

    Time to stop wondering if your mattress is a factor. Trust me, it’s a factor.

  5. Goober says:

    I’ve slept every night for the last ten months on a 200 dollar memory foam mattress I bought mail order from Walmart. Wife and I are living on our 5th wheel while I’m building the new casa de goober on our acreage outside town, so the big expensive bed is in storage.

    Joel I’m telling you I’ve never slet on a better mattress and I’ve spent 4 grand on a mattress before. It’s an 8 inch thick queen but they make a ten inches for a few pennies more. Check it out. I kid you not, an AMAZING sleep for only 200 smackers. Comes rolled up in a box and vacuum sealed so it’s surprisingly compact and easy to ship, then springs back in a few hours once you open it. Do it man. Worth the pennies.

  6. Goober says:

    As an aside, it always amazes me how different joel and I are economically, but in spite of that, how similar our lives are, mostly because I’m a fool who won’t pay anyone to do things for me. From feeding the chickens to cutting firewood… and building our own lair out in the woods…

    I guess living right is living right, whether you’ve got money or not.

  7. jed says:

    I have been, for a while, pondering a new mattress. One site I found of interest was Sleep Like the Dead. I used to have a neighbor who was part owner of a bed company that did full-on custom jobs. He was a big proponent of either memory-foam or latex mattresses. His advice was that if you like to sleep warm, get memory foam, otherwise get latex. Each of the various mattress types has its good/bad points. The air mattresses, e.g., slowly deflate, and with the higher-end models you have an air pump w/regulator permanently attached, so periodically, the pump comes on to keep the pressure where you set it. And, they can get punctures or tears. I think I’ve seen hybrid futons too, where there’s a memory-foam layer over a coil-spring interior. At that point, is it really a futon?

    One thing which has really changed the market is what Goober mentioned. Lots of companies now sell mattresses that get shipped to you in a little box. I don’t know whether that’s caused any downward pressure on the traditional coil-spring products, as I haven’t done much price shopping lately.

    One thing I’m a big fan of is the contoured memory-foam pillows. I won’t go back to the bog-std. stuffed pillow.

  8. jed says:

    Forgot the obligatory Python. Buying a Bed. The album version is better, but it’s not on YouTube as single, that I can find.

  9. R says:

    Think about getting a memory foam mattress topper, pretty affordable and easy to transport while it is still packaged.

  10. Tennessee Budd says:

    I will give all the money I have for a mattress that will let me sleep like I did in my great-grandmother’s old featherbed (as anyone who’s done it will tell you, you sleep in a featherbed, not on it). Of course, that would mean I’d somehow become 4 years old again, so it’s a bargain.

To the stake with the heretic!