Well! I’m the proud owner of a new mattress and box spring. My last purchase was well over a decade ago and the old thing was sagging in some very uncomfortable places. My back is not a happy camper under the best of circumstances, so hopefully this will help.
Damn, but mattresses are expensive! Over a thousand bucks for anything halfway decent and that’s not including the box spring. We’d about given up. I couldn’t see spending that kind of money, so I suggested we wait until something better came up. Turns out that was a good strategy. Macy’s (a department store) ended up having a floor sale over the weekend and we got what we both wanted for a lot less than anything else we’d seen. Even better – we bought a model that had two different settings, with one side firm and the other side plush. Perfect for the two of us, who have very different preferences that way.
This new mattress and box spring are a lot taller, too. They started adding some foam to the top of mattresses a few years ago and that made them higher. The box spring is also higher, for whatever reason. The sheets fit – thankfully – but I’m probably going to get a nosebleed once I finally get up there!