Moving to LA, I sold my bed frame and mattress, knowing it would be easy to buy another one once I got here. My old bed was pretty comfortable but cheap; I had it ever since I moved off-campus my junior year, and it just wasn’t worth it to transport it across the country. I loved my bed, but like much of my life in Boston, it was time to let go, both literally and metaphorically.
Once I got here and found an apartment, I decided that it was time to invest in a real mattress. There were a few reasons behind this decision. The first, that I plan to live in California for a while, and investing in real furniture for my apartment was a good way to see this move as permanent, rather than temporary (sorry, Mom). The second was that I’m in my mid-twenties now – which horrifies me, don’t get me wrong – and I need my sleep. I’ve always been someone who needs her sleep, and with all the changes I was making to my life, I knew I’d need a bed that would take good care of me.
After doing my research, I settled on a Tuft & Needle mattress. I read reviews on their websites, checked rankings, and even asked some of my friends who own their on T&N mattresses. Everything I read and heard was overwhelmingly positive, so I placed my order and anxiously waited for it to arrive. The night before my mattress came, I slept on a pile of sheets on my bedframe, because I read the delivery date wrong. I’ve never been so uncomfortable in my life, and woke up feeling like an old lady. The next day, I gleefully ripped open the enormous tube that arrived. It was pretty cool to watch it expand into a mattress. It was lightweight enough for me to maneuver around my apartment and lying down on it for the first time, I was pretty blissed out.
Four months into my new life in LA, I can say that I absolutely love my mattress. It’s incredibly comfortable and well-made; zero buyer’s remorse. My mattress came with a 10-year warranty, and cost less than competitors like Casper and other leading mattress brands. It’s compatible with my bed frame, no box spring required. I don’t know how this is possible, but I have fewer nightmares than I used to. I don’t know if the mattress can take credit for that, but I think it’s all connected. I sleep like a baby every night.