Author Topic: Mattress Dilemma  (Read 408 times)

NotJen

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Mattress Dilemma
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:45:10 AM »
I need a new mattress.  My current one is over 12 years old, and is causing me hip and back pain.  For like a year.  I just spent a week on a crappy mattress on a fold-up bed on a Carnival cruise ship, with no pain, so something definitely needs to change.  I would just go mattress shopping, but...

I have a king bed, and I don't want a king bed.  I would start the process of getting a new bed and getting rid of the king, but...

I want to move.  I don't want to move a bunch of stuff, so I was planning to dump the bed (along with a bunch of other stuff) when I move and reassess my needs when I get to my new place / figure out what the heck I'm doing with my life.  Unfortunately the timing of my move is greatly unknown - I'm waiting for my cat to die to start the process of selling my house because I really don't want to deal with moving with a cat and having her in my new space (she's almost 17 and in slowly fading health, but super stubborn and might just live forever to spite me).

I have a guest bedroom with a bed.  Logic suggests I use this bed.  I don't believe the king bed will fit in the guest room, and I would like to keep a guest bed just in case I can ever convince one of my parents to come visit me.  This is dumb, because I have a giant THIRD bedroom that is basically unused that could be used for bed storage and I could set up the king bed in the off chance I get a visitor.

BUUUUUT - does the guest bed need a new mattress????  Even if it does, it seems like getting a temporary mattress (or "real" mattress that I eventually move) for a smaller bed makes sense.  The "upside" of the king is that it's an actual bed with headboard and footboard - it looks nice - the side tables are the correct height for this bed.  The smaller bed is just a metal frame.  Which is super functional, but will look weird in my master until I get used to it.

So I think I just talked myself into the "correct" answer.  Stop being lazy and move beds around.


I came here to get suggestions for cheap-but-comfortable mattress options (ones that would last about 2 years), so please feel free to suggest some if you have them.

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Re: Mattress Dilemma
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 01:17:45 PM »
Here's what I think:

Nobody cares which bedroom you sleep in.
You don't have to sleep in the master bedroom, or in any bedroom in particular.
Your health is more important than whether your bed matches your night stands.
You don't have to move beds now.  You can wait until someone decides to visit you.
A bedframe (and nightstands) are just pieces of furniture.  If you want to downsize to a queen or full, you can find (or make) a bed frame that'll work.

Here's my suggestion: leave everything where it is, and go sleep in the guest bedroom for now, if that mattress works for you.

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Re: Mattress Dilemma
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 02:08:08 PM »
We bought a Zinus mattress from amazon for our spare room. It was cheap (ish). Itís very comfortable and we want to take naps on it, and Iím going to replace our other mattresses with these this summer. Recommend!

NotJen

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Re: Mattress Dilemma
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 02:10:17 PM »
Here's what I think:

Nobody cares which bedroom you sleep in.
You don't have to sleep in the master bedroom, or in any bedroom in particular.
Your health is more important than whether your bed matches your night stands.
You don't have to move beds now.  You can wait until someone decides to visit you.
A bedframe (and nightstands) are just pieces of furniture.  If you want to downsize to a queen or full, you can find (or make) a bed frame that'll work.

Here's my suggestion: leave everything where it is, and go sleep in the guest bedroom for now, if that mattress works for you.

Well, I care.

I did consider a trial run (should have mentioned that), but my cat has been kept out of the guest room, and I intend to keep it that way.  I want to sleep with the cat.  I am willing to move around beds instead.

Also, I like the location of the master, the sunlight, itís uncrowded, etc. etc.  Iím not trying to make excuses.  There are just many factors that make me want to keep sleeping there for the majority of the time left in that house.  It actually does make a difference in my enjoyment of daily life.  If a different room was better, Iíd already be there.

Like I said, I already have a bed frame that matches the size I want.  No problem there.  Iím actually not interested in getting a headboard/footboard for it at all.  Just ďmourningĒ the loss of using the ones that I currently own.

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Re: Mattress Dilemma
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 02:20:55 PM »
We bought a Zinus mattress from amazon for our spare room. It was cheap (ish). Itís very comfortable and we want to take naps on it, and Iím going to replace our other mattresses with these this summer. Recommend!

Thanks!  That does seem relatively cheap.  Iím putting one in my wishlist so I can find it later if I need it.