Monday, March 16, 2009

Memory Foam Remembers Too Much!

I weigh too much. This is not an apology, just a fact. In my defence, I don't think I fall into the morbidly obese range or anything like that. Just a middle aged woman who has accumulated some extra pounds----what my mother used to call 'pleasingly plump'. I hated that term, makes me think of a turkey being dressed for dinner. I was a chunky child and she used those words a lot when describing me. But back to the subject at hand........ Two years ago we bought new bedding. There is a Sutherlands fairly close and they carry furniture as well as home improvement supplies (weird, huh?). They also have a program called a 'friends card'. It is basically a rebate, giving you back a percentage of your spendings. This in mind, we chose to purchase the new mattress set there. They had an impressive display and I dutifully slipped off my shoes and tried out each and every one. The old mattress had developed deep body shaped indentations where each of us slept and I wanted to avoid this with the new mattress. I carefully read the info with each set and finally settled on a pillow top traditional mattress. I tried out the memory foam, but I began to ponder (as I am prone to do) and wonder what the foam would remember; The shape of my body or the original shape of the mattress. Love of my life was all about trying something new and would really love a sleep number bed; but as they didn't offer one at this store and I was loathe to purchase something that expensive that wouldn't offer me points towards my rebate, this wasn't an option. The pillow top portion of our new mattress was of memory foam, so Drew was appeased. Remember my pondering about memory foam? Seems I was right and it does indeed remember our bodies. We now have the hated 'troughs' in the mattress. You can't simply flip a pillow top mattress---the bottom side feels like sleeping directly on the box springs. Tired of sleeping in my remembered trough, I pondered the situation and came up with the only solution I could think of.... I turned the mattress sideways. It is a king size and they are almost square....almost. The bed isn't as long as it was, so love of my life has to sleep on his side with his legs tucked up a little (which is how he sleeps anyway). It is difficult to make up, there is more box spring at the bottom than mattress and the sides hang over a little. It is way more comfortable, though. How long will we have to sleep like this until the previous troughs are gone? Don't know. The good new is that it just occurred to me while writing this that I could turn the box springs, too! An epiphany! Drew always gets a glazed look in his eyes when he hears these words--"Honey, I've had an epiphany!" Just wait til he comes in here!

4 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Could you turn it completely around? Top to bottom and bottom to top? Maybe do that weekly? Worth a try...
Sandi

Kathy's Klothesline said...

The tunnel would still be there, only upside down and on the opposite side-I'd just be laying in my husband's trough and him in mine. LOL, that sounds kind of fun!

scarlethue said...

Turn it sideways-- what a good idea! I was just thinking last night my rut in our memory-foam topped mattress was getting a little deep. Hmm, ours is a queen though. Maybe if I turn it all the way around... the rut currently at our feet surely isn't as bad as at our heads, especially since we both tend to sleep curled up.

It seems to me the word always comes to you when you least expect it. It's that way with a lot in life, seems like you almost have to give up on what you want before what you need gets sent your way.

Lover of Life said...

I hate my memory foam bed as well. Ugghhh