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I have officially reached the 'hack up a lung' stage of my illness. I so hate this. I bought a new bottle of a reisling I had never tried today, but I don't feel at all like drinking. *gasp*

We have been looking at possibly getting a sleep number bed to replace our soft-side baffle waterbed that's now about 9 years old. Mostly, we're considering this because of my back problems. I need a LOT more support. When I went to Colorado, my back problems let up, and I slept like a DREAM. I think it had to do with the bed. Anyway, we tried them out, and in theory they sound great, but they're expensive as all hell. I also read pretty poor reviews from some people online that it didn't help their back at all.

So today, when I was doing out 'bulk shopping' at Sam's, I saw that they had a 3" deep tempurpedic mattress topper, king size, for less than $150. If you've priced these elsewhere, you know that is DAMN good. When I got it home, it's in this 'all of the life sucked out of it along with the air' state. You have to wait 48-72 hours for it to completely bounce back before putting it on your bed. Seriously. This thing was about two inches thick, about 3 feet long and 1 1/2 feet across, and it is SLOWLY expanding in my office to become three inches deep and the size of a king mattress.

I can't WAIT to try it. I hope it gives me just a LITTLE bit more support, such that I feel better and we don't have to spring for a new mattress. :)


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Oct. 12th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Scott and I tried out the Sleep Number beds at the store (only because we got two free pillows and I'll do anything for something free). While we were there I asked the guy to "open" it up so I could see the inside of it - it's basically just a glorified air mattress. It's basically a big box with a divider in the middle and two "air chambers" with a pad over top. After I saw that, I was unimpressed.

I actually got my mattress at Sam's and *love* it - it's a Serta and it's fairly firm, but has a 3" pillowtop on top so you kind of sink down, but not all the way if that makes sense. It was only ~$300 for a queen. You can get some really good prices on mattresses/bedding stuff there.
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
I love those big pillow tops. We have a firm mattress with a fluffy pillow top on each side. It gives support and comfort. But it cost a bloody fortune. I think I spent $1500 - 1800 on it. Worth every penny.
Oct. 12th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
We bought a queen size 1" memory foam topper for $50 at Target (bought it for our guest bed, so didn't feel like getting one of the uber-thick ones), so yeah...$150 for a 3" king is a pretty good deal from what I've seen.

But it is freaky how small they are when they come out of the package :)
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
You didn't want to drink your reisling?

Damn! You are sick!!
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