- Name, rank and serial number of bed? Our current bed is a Double/Full Sealy Posturepedic. I couldn't find "Premium Sterling Debonair" online, but that's what the label says.
- Colours of bedding? Whatever's available in the linen closet. There's elongated uniform polka-dots, flowers, blue plaid-ish design, plain.
- Type of headboard? We don't have a headboard. We don't understand what it's for and can't be bothered to spend the money.
- Do you have any electronics in the bedroom? A 15 year old alarm clock; a small lamp; the Husband's electric shaver; my digital thermometer; a small blood pressure gauge wristlet (I used it after my surgery, but it's not like I ever had anything to worry about with my bp *roll eyes*). The Husband's GBA is currently in the bedroom as well, but I don't think that counts. There's also a stereo system that's been in the corner for as long as I've been his girlfriend, but I've never seen him use it.
- Do you sleep with the lights on or off? Lights off to promote the natural production of melatonin.
- Do you need music or other "noise"? No, but I've learned to fall asleep to the sound of the Husband's snoring. It's usually very rhythmic, so if I follow the rhythm, I'm fine. Unless it gets too obnoxiously oinky, then I poke him in the face and tell him to sleep on his side.
- What do you wear to bed normally? Ugly clothes and stuff I'd never wear in public. In the summer, that's a t-shirt and panties. In the winter, I'll wear fuzzy pants, a t-shirt, another sweatshirt on top and sometimes a pair of Husband Guy's old long socks from soccer.
- What do you wear on those special nights? ^_~
- How many hours sleep do you normally get? Is it enough? Most weekdays, I can go on 6-7 hours of sleep. On weekends, if it's been a rough week, I can sleep for 10-11 hours, get up to do a few things, then go take a nap again. =P
- What does your alarm sound like? It's set on Radio.
- Do you make your bed everyday? Husband Guy does. I kick it until it's vaguely flat and then get out of bed very carefully.
- How often do you get the sheets washed? Uh... not as often as we should.
I'm fairly certain our current bed is about 10 years old or older. Husband Guy got it shortly after we started going steady. But he seems to think it's much newer than that. Lately, I've noticed that I wake up with a sore mid/lower back every morning. This would go away when I got up. That used to only happen on weekends if I slept until noon. =P So, we tried flipping the mattress over. It helped a little, but I still woke up with a sore back that would disappear.
That, and it's gotten ... very ... squeaky ... *cough*
Friday evening, we stopped by Sleep Country on the way home because they're having their Mix'n'Match sale.
We got their Comfort Accessories Package as well — a 200 thread count Taupe sheet set, mattress cover and two pillows. The sheets are in the laundry now.
The Perfect Sleeper is a pillow top mattress with memory foam, but it's not reversible. You can't flip it over and it's made to be sturdier on the one side so that you don't have to. We were told to rotate it every once in a while for more even compression because Husband Guy is a lot bigger and heavier than I am.
But because it doesn't have the pillow top on both sides, it reduces the mattress movement by a LOT when one of us tosses around. It was very noticeably steadier to me because Husband Guy shuffles the bed much more when he moves.
There was another Serta that had a much lower density foam and it felt quite a lot nicer when we were laying there in the store. But the pillow top was on both sides for flipping and it was not nearly as steady as the Serta.
I used to have a Simmons Beautyrest before I moved in with my husband and I found the "individual pocket coils" thing to be completely bullshit. The bowling ball test and the person jumping are staged somehow. A five year old baby brother jumping up and down on my bed on Saturday mornings proves (to ME at least, YMMV) that it is not motionless at all. And if you think about it, the fabric encasing will tug on the coils anyway even if they're capable of moving individually.