Friday, July 17, 2009

Hitting the sack vol. 2

Yes, back to my favourite 4 sqm in our whole house.

It's a real smorgasboard in 'bed land' these days: pocket springs, Bonnell springs, foam boxes, memory foam, latex, down etc.

Beds just ain't a hessian mat on the floor anymore.

The choice is somewhat overwhelming. All you can hope is that the design that does it for you now will still be delivering for you in 5 years' time.

Our last bed was a massive disappointment and its innards basically collapsed within a few years. When we got rid of it two weeks ago, it had more in common with the topography of the the south island of New Zealand than with the mattress we bought back in 2002.

Do you have any golden tips on choosing the right bed? One slightly greasy salesman kept saying to us, "Just leeesen to your buddy."

That's all well-and-good in the first instance, but what if your 'buddy' is telling you that the mattress you bought 3 years ago is not what it was when it left the shop floor?


cafedave said...

Get a latex mattress: they cost more, but they last much longer. We have a combo latex / inner-spring thing, but it is so much better than the mattress that it replaced that there's no fair comparison. You should get 10-20 years out of a latex mattress at least, which may make the price a little easier to swallow.

Adriaan said...

We looked into latex, but found straight latex a little bit too soft for our liking - and a bit warm.

You mention latex and innerspring - do you have a latex pillowtop over an innerspring mattress?