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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wow! Feels Like I Got to Hit My Own Refresh Button!

A guest post by Zahava [and no... Trep didn't put me up to this!]

A few days ago David posted A Worthy Experiment, Part II, and discussed our recent purchase of two new Comfort Living mattresses. In fact, he went so far as to say that “we've been talking up the new mattresses with all of our friends like a couple of new converts.”

Well, folks…. let me just say that his description of how comfortable these mattresses are simply did not do them justice!

While I did agree that our old mattresses were, well, old, I really didn't have any complaints about them.  I didn’t feel that I was sleeping poorly, nor did I find them particularly uncomfortable.  In fact, if David hadn’t been so miserable I don’t think it would have even occurred to me that the mattresses had outlived their usefulness.

Therefore, while I was looking forward to getting new matresses (who doesn't enjoy getting new things?), I really had no expectations beyond regaining a happy husband.

So… imagine my delight over the past few days to find that I actually feel luxuriously rested every morning!  Like I said, I hadn’t felt as though I had been sleeping poorly, and I wasn't stiff upon awakening in the morning the way David described.  But my new reality is so different from my pre-Comfort Living reality that I simply cannot quite believe it!

After our previous experiment with Visco-Elastic mattresses (the pregnant me being too sick to even give them a real chance), I must admit to a certain amount of trepidation before the new mattresses arrived.

I needn’t have worried.

The best description I can come up with for sleeping on these mattresses is “cradled support.”  The mattresses “give” to accommodate the curves of your body, but still provide exceptional support. It is absolutely incredible.

Any one who knows me (even a little bit) knows that I am most emphatically not a morning person.  I now think that a big part of my problem with mornings can be attributed to sleeping on the wrong kind of mattress! 

With the clarity of hindsight, I now realize that I was never able to simply lie down and go to sleep. It took a lot of tossing and pillow-punching to find just the right position to attract some shut-eye. Since the arrival of the new mattresses I have simply crawled into bed, immediately found just the right place (every position seems to be just right), and have drifted off into comfortable slumber in a matter of seconds.

And while I will never ever be that bright-eyed cheery sort in the morning (don't you hate people like that?), I must say that I mind mornings far less than I used to!  

Wow!  Who knew that a comfortable mattress could change so much about your day?!

Posted by David Bogner on March 12, 2009 | Permalink


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David and Zahava -

I'm thinking that in a couple of years I'll invest in a new mattress, and I have a question about this brand you have bought: Do you know how it holds up over the years? Does the padding lose its support/softness because it starts to stay in the same position? Is it padded on both sides so you can "turn" it every few months to increase longevity? Do you even have to do that? Will you be able to sleep as comfortably on it in, say, 4 year
s as you are right now?

I'm wondering whether you researched this. If so and if the answers are good, I'd say this will be my new mattress!

Posted by: Sarah B. | Mar 12, 2009 12:23:39 PM

I have the mattress toppers - and when I had a baby and went to stay at my parents for a week, my husband went home and brought the mattress toppers back to my parents house because we can no longer sleep without them. Be warned: You will never sleep anywhere else again.

Posted by: jewchick | Mar 13, 2009 2:38:07 AM

hmmm... You NOT a morning person? I never knew!!! Glad you're loving the new beds!

Posted by: val | Mar 13, 2009 6:15:33 AM

Mazal Tov on your new mattresses! When we made aliyah last summer, we slept on Israeli "mattresses" (i.e., 2" thick blocks of hard foam) for a week and then went to Gumavir in Talpiot and bought the best mattresses we've ever owned. Before leaving the US, we researched the variety of natural latex mattresses available - we were looking for natural-only due to allergy issues. We almost bought and shipped the Comfort Living mattresses because they seemed like a good deal. However, we were concerned about how long it would take for our lift to get here - which turned out to be SEVENTEEN WEEKS - and upon further investigation we learned that there are companies IN ISRAEL that manufacture these mattresses. We are extremely happy with our Gumavir mattresses made in Kfar Saba and available through several stores in the country.
You can see a photo of them at the bottom of this blog post.

We splurged - figuring these are the last mattresses/beds we'll buy (we're older folks) - and treated ourselves to the adjustable bed system in addition to the mattresses.

We highly recommend Gumavir for both service and quality.

Posted by: Tehillah | Mar 13, 2009 1:00:07 PM

We have good mattresses, thanks to my MIL, but I don't think I would rave about them. I'm wondering what we're missing....

Posted by: Rivka with a capital A | Mar 16, 2009 3:37:05 PM

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