Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sweet dreams? Maybe someday....

Rocky Mountain Mattress ( is looking for "The Ugliest Mattress in America". I'm not quite sure if I qualify because my bed isn't necessarily ugly, and it really isn't a mattress. But let me tell you my story. You can decide for yourself.

My husband and I sleep on "full size" futon mattress (I think that is an oxymoron!). The futon frame broke about year ago, so we top of futon (minus the stand) is on the floor, covered by the futon "mattress". This is covered by not one, not two, but three memory foam mattress toppers. The "bed" rests a total of about 6 o r 7 inches from the ground. Yep. It's a blast to crawl out of in the morning!

As if that isn't enough, two of our children (age 2 and 4) decided to join us most nights/early mornings. As you can see from the picture in my last blog entry, neither my husband or I are small people. Add a couple of little ones, and space quickly disappears.

Over the almost 21 years we've been married, we've spent a lot of time on less than desirable beds. When we got to college, we bought a King Sized Waterbed! The store offered any size bed for the same prize, so we went for the big one! We hauled that bed (with 12 drawers and a a massive headboard) to about a dozen moves in three states. After about a decade, we gave it up, and we spent the next few years on various inflatable mattresses. We tried the fancy name brand ones. We tried single layers, double thick ones, and we even stacked three mattresses high. (That lasted about 2 nights!)

It is definitely time for a real bed. My husband suffers from chronic migraines and often spends several days in a row in bed. He also has fibromyalgia. I would love to win a new, comfortable bed where he can get some good rest. Who knows? Maybe the Rendezvous memory foam mattress will even help his migraines!

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