I’ve been sleeping on my couch’s pull-out bed for a few days now, and I have never woken up so easily and quickly in the mornings. I wake up before my alarm totally refreshed, alert, and ready to go. It’s insanely weird- I am NOT a morning person, partly because that’s just how I’m wired and partly because of debilitating morning joint pain. But this crummy, awful, cheap, inflexible mattress has been the best thing ever. I don’t know why, maybe the… stuff… I don’t know. But it got me thinking:
You spend an average of maybe 8 hours a night (so like anywhere from 4-12…. it varies) sleeping. So about a third of your life, right? To the average, not-disabled person, mattresses are important. To the person with chronic joint pain/pain of whatever flavor, mattresses are IMPORTANT. A simple change in your mattress can make a huge difference in your life!
And don’t just assume you need some spacey, soft thing- firm mattresses are good for you. I’ve been lusting after a tempurpedic for years, but I swear to you that I’ve gotten the best morning of my life after sleeping on this pull-out bed.
If you’re having chronic trouble getting out of bed in the morning, consider changing your mattress, and don’t get snowed by a salesman- try different things, and most places let you return it after thirty days if it’s not working for you.