Oh boy, do I need help. BAD.
I don’t even want to admit how old my current mattress is. Trust me, you don’t want to know. It’s just plain sad. But I’m 24 now and I just bought my first bedroom set, a modern platform bed. Ideally it should be placed with a low profile mattress, but I’m putting my health/comfort before looks. If I can’t get the right low profile mattress, I’ll go with something thicker (although preferably not huuuge).
Although I’m only 24 and at a pretty healthy weight - 5’3" and 126 lbs, I have a few chronic health issues. The one that’s most important in regards to buying a mattress is my tendency to get unexplained aches and pains that won’t go away for a long time. I was tentatively diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year, but whether I TRULY have it is still up in the air. It doesn’t really matter, I guess. What matters is that I have pain. In the past I had trouble with my hips and lower back, but now my problem zone is definitely the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Those muscles constantly feel tight and sore. It doesn’t help that I work at a desk for 90% of the day, but I doubt my cruddy mattress is helping either. I’m also a very light sleeper, and always wake up quite tired the next day. I never feel like I get a good’s night sleep.
After doing a fair amount of research, I’m turning my nose up at most of the popular brands you can get at any old furniture store, and looking for something more natural from a smaller, perhaps family-operated business. Originally I was thinking of going with memory foam, but it sounds like natural/organic latex is the better route.
However, as I’m in a small town in Wisconsin (about an hour from the Milwaukee area), there aren’t a lot of stores near me carrying natural latex mattresses. So I’m probably going to have to buy my mattress over the Internet, and I admit it makes me a little nervous buying a mattress without being able to try it out first. I’d also prefer not to spend more than roughly $2000 total. I can’t afford a $5000 mattress.
I’m pretty much stuck at this point. I keep researching different companies and the more I dig, the less I want to buy their products. On the outside these companies appear to be great with lots of positive reviews, but if you take the time to do your research, it turns out they aren’t that fabulous. I’ve recently come across Sleep EZ, which I rather like the look of, and it seems to be a decent company and mattress. But I’m still stressed out and need some advice. I just can’t afford to get this purchase wrong, not when it comes to money (funds are limited!), and not when it comes to my body. I’m really hurting right now. I need something that can help me sleep better and feel better.
You’re my only hope, Mattress Underground!