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  1. 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.

  2. Colours of bedding? Whatever's available in the linen closet. There's elongated uniform polka-dots, flowers, blue plaid-ish design, plain.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Do you sleep with the lights on or off? Lights off to promote the natural production of melatonin.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 userinfoHusband Guy's old long socks from soccer.

  8. What do you wear on those special nights? ^_~

  9. 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

  10. What does your alarm sound like? It's set on Radio.

  11. Do you make your bed everyday? userinfoHusband Guy does. I kick it until it's vaguely flat and then get out of bed very carefully.

  12. 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.

By about this time next week, we'll be sleeping on a Queen Serta Perfect Sleeper (Saxon) and userinfothe Husband's feet will no longer be sticking out the end of the bed.

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.


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Aug. 14th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
FYI - headboards are decorative, and keep the head cheese from staining the wall :) We don't have one either, but that's just because we're poor :)
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, you told me a while ago. We've never had that problem... =)
Aug. 14th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
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

I'm the exact same way. My perfect day on the weekend would be sleep until around 11am, then wake up, check email, lunch, maybe watch TV or some household stuff, then take another nap until dinner time!!

Husband Guy does. I kick it until it's vaguely flat and then get out of bed very carefully.

PB and I are the same as well. I usually just try to "flatten" the sheets and he usually makes the bed. :D
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)
Re: weekends

Haha, and I wonder where my weekends go =D

Re: making the bed

Comforters are HEAVY!!! =O I can't stand it. He can take one edge, just go *flick* and the bed nearly makes itself for him. But I'd be there heaving the damned thing all day and it won't work. =\
Aug. 14th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
We need a new mattress. I went to Brookstone and laid (is that right?) on the Tempur-Pedic bed for a good long time, but couldn't tell if it was wonderful enough for what it cost.

How do you like your memory foam top? I've got two major concerns - heat, and resistance to turning, by which I mean, how hard is it to turn over and/or get out of bed (keep in mind that I'm not as physically capable as the average bear).
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: heat

We were told that the Saxon has silk innerleave (interleave? sp?) in the top which means it breathes and makes it cooler as you lay there. This was important to us because W gets warm and sweats really easily. I'll get W to report back on this once we try it. I think the dog days of the Vancouver summer will be around for a while yet =)

Re: resistance to turning

Hmm... I didn't notice any more impedance than our current mattress... well, maybe a little because it's a lower density foam which makes it softer. We did try a firmer version at first, but we were concentrating on how it felt laying on it, so we weren't especially paying attention to that. =P
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
Anything special about that 15-year old alarm clock?
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
Nope. Just that it ain't broke, so we don't fix it =D
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Aug. 15th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)
Waterbeds are neat. But we can't use one because he's much heavier than I am, so he'd end up compressing it a lot more on his side and I'd be on a slope.
Aug. 15th, 2004 08:15 am (UTC)
What's with the anime girl thingy?

We have a similar bed. We like it a lot. The only complaint I have is that while the manufacturer says you don't have to flip it, I wish I could. I've only had this bed for about two years, and I've already managed to compress it. Maybe it's just me.
Aug. 15th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC)
What's with the anime girl thingy?

I still like playing with dressup dolls. =)

I've only had this bed for about two years, and I've already managed to compress it.

Try rotating? They told us to put the label at the head of the bed instead of at our feet. That way, you and Stef "switch sides" without actually switching sides.
Aug. 15th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC)
PB's the same way as well. So we actually switch sides. We sleep three nights each on one side, then switch to the other. :D
Aug. 15th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
I think the reason they tell people to rotate is because some people are very sensitive to being on "the wrong side". But if you can actually switch sides, then that's actually better because you could potentially hurt your back moving the mattress =O =)
Aug. 16th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
ah that lower back pain issue -- i used to have that from years of sleeping on such lumpy beds!
so the first thing i did, when i moved into the new place: purchase a new mattress!
got myself the spring air 'neverturn' one sided mattress. queen sized, 7" of memory foam!

i love how i can sleep diagonally or straight on it!

now these days, my source of lower back pain comes from elsewhere. *ahems*
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
Haha, for some bizarre reason, W likes to nap lying sideways. I think he just sits down on the side and flops backwards. =D =D =D
Aug. 16th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
My bed is a little over 10 years old, bought some time around '92 or '93, so I'm going to be checking out the Sleep Country sale as well. Which store did you buy from? Part of the reason I want to go there is that they will take your old bed away and part because they have 6-month no interest financing. So I can pay a couple hundred on the bed now and make payments for the rest. But I definitely want to get a new bed too. :)

"Squeaky"... *snorf* :D
Aug. 16th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
We went to the Broadway and Alder store. Don was the fellow who helped us.
Aug. 16th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
Not sure who helped me last time I was in, but right at the beginning he insisted on me trying out several beds regardless of the price. He said that way he would know better which ones to recommend in my price range and which ones to avoid. He was quite helpful, too. :)
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