I love sleep more than Oprah loves bread. The only thing I love more than naps is sleeping in without setting an alarm. I’m pretty unique in that I can usually fall asleep on any relatively soft surface: air bed, futon, pull out couch, carpet etc.
I’m still able to fall asleep pretty much anywhere but, at the ripe age of damn-near-30 my body doesn’t feel the way it used to when I wake up. My husband and I had been sharing a full-sized mattress with a foam topper that just was NOT the business. The mattress sagged to one side and the foam topper would slide around in the middle of the night. Plus, the foam topper made the bed extra high which made it a challenge for
me my dog Bailey to climb into and out of. Tired of waking up to aches and pains, precariously perching and scaling the bed, I knew it was time to upgrade our sleeping sitch.
My last mattress buying experience was straightforward: I called Macy’s, answered a few questions about my preferences and had a mattress sent to me. Needless to say, shopping online for a mattress isn’t foreign to me. Since I wasn’t about my financial life back then, I put it on my Macy’s credit card and wasn’t too concerned about the cost. With Jordan and I focused on destroying debt, I needed a bed that was affordable, durable and comfortable.
Enter Tuft & Needle. I found out about Tuft and Needle through Dave Ramsey’s podcast. Even with his catchy advertising, it’s still a commercial and I wanted to do my own research. So I read blogs, tons of reviews on Amazon and watched YouTube videos. Tuft & Needle’s claim to fame is that they sell a foam mattress at an affordable price. While there were other options (Casper, Leesa, Helix, Yogabed, etc.), T&N’s mattress was within our price point at $600 for a queen and had great feedback. Plus there’s a 10 year warranty and a 100 Night Sleep Trial. If we hated it for any reason, they would donate it and we would would get a full refund. Done and done!
I placed the order on Friday 04/08 and the mattress was delivered on next Tuesday 04/12. Talk about quick shipping! It was delivered in a box that had seen better days but the mattress was in perfect condition. My husband and I set up our new frame and then cut the mattress out of the bag it was sealed in. It took about 10 minutes to fully expand and line up with our queen sized frame. As you can see, Bailey wanted to get involved in the vetting process.
During my research, one piece of feedback thing I kept reading from people on was the firmness of the Tuft & Needle mattress. In fact, that was the bulk of the negative feedback I read. Since I wasn’t sure what firmness I liked, I was concerned the bed would be too firm. We have now been sleeping on it for two weeks with no problems. This is a foam bed but not a MEMORY foam. We don’t sink in it, we kind of float on top of it. It’s soft yet firm at the same time; if that makes sense. There is little to no motion transfer so when Jordan or I roll over in the middle of the night or get up, we don’t disturb each other. Since we have opposite sleep schedules, this is a pretty key feature for us. My one complaint is that I don’t want to get up so, if you’re prone to sleeping in, make sure you have a few alarms ready.
I would definitely recommend this mattress to my family, friends and you, dear reader.
Have you ever purchased a mattress sight unseen? Do you prefer a firm or soft mattress?