Currently on day five of the new apartment, in which about two thirds of the lights are wifi controlled and so is the thermostat. My bed is in pieces, but I can control light and weather with my voice. And when my new doorbell is installed, I can watch people outside my door from the comfort of my phone like a creep.

I think that makes me a god. Like, a really discount one, but you take what you can get.

So, two weeks with new mattress, review for first few nights here.



Link to mattress: Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress, 12-Inch, Queen

Note: In the interests of full disclosure, the following for context:

1.) I am five ten with a large frame and weigh roughly 200 to 210 lbs.

2.) My mattress is now on the floor right now, but considering it's supposed to be on a box spring or platform, I'm not thinking there's much of a diff.

So, report:

1.) Still no improvement or disimprovement falling asleep, which is no different from life Before Mattress, since unless I'm exhausted, it's difficult for me. My insomnia is very brain-based; if I'm paying attention and make an effort, I can take half a ritalin and use the window when it kicks in to shut down my brain enough to sleep, but that's a crapshoot. If anything distracts me, then nothing. However, now I'm comfortable while I stay awake, so there's that.

2.) I had my first stress waking multiple times.

I was waiting for the washer and dryer delivery and my apartment doesn't have a door bell and I feared I wouldn't hear my phone; yes, the delivery wasn't until two but whatever, still freaked out. It's been a long week.

I fell back asleep faster than usual each time (every time, even), which really really surprised me. Usually, I have problems getting back to sleep if woken up (that's why using Alexa as an alarm is terrifyingly good; it is almost impossible for her to hear you tell her to stop that shit over the sound of the alarm).

3a.) Sleep - definitely getting better sleep while I'm sleeping.

3b.) More importantly, good sleep during and after a four day intensive period of moving into an apartment where the front door is down two flights of stairs (outside stairs, but still, for I am on a hill or landfill, rather). I was stiff (again, four fucking days of carrying things down two flights of stairs including all the furniture and rugs) but nothing like I should have been, and not actively sore except my calves (did I mention the stairs? Lots of fucking stairs) and my back because I actually was stupid with boxes.

Me and my body are often at war when I engage in tasks it doesn't like (ie: movement); this I noticed, and also noticed I was very comfortable on my mattress lying down and didn't notice I was stiff at all until I got up. For reasons, I spent a lot of free time on my mattress for a couple of days. I didn't really have to fight for a comfortable position; the mattress did all the work.

I was told--and read--that there's an adjustment period for foam mattresses, so at the month mark, I can tell you more. But seriously, I cannot describe how nice it was to wake up without new and weird sore places (all of mine I could trace back to stairs and boxes).

Transfer:

1.) Child collapsed on the other side of the mattress in exhaustion; I didn't know until I woke up the next morning. This has happened twice because my mattress is more awesome than his (his words).

2.) I put a legged tray on the bed with food and tea on it--ALL FOR YOU, FLIST AND CIRCLE, SO I COULD TELL YOU ABOUT IT--braced myself, checked to make sure my good sheets weren't on it and the pad was waterproof, then sat down about six inches away. Didn't even shift.

Comfort:

This mattress was made for reading in bed, no lie. PLEASE SOMEONE MAKE THIS A COUCH.

Firmness:

I cannot overstate this; this is a firm mattress. Not medium firm: FIRM. It's not hard, however, as I stated before. There's give, it's ridic comfortable--I'm not joking about how this would be the perfect couch--but it's not soft and mushy; if you want that, add a topper. Me and Child on it together--and Child is six feet and over 225--could not make sinkage.

That said, it does conform to you but not with a sinkhole. If you have mobility concerns about getting in or out, I can say that probably isn't going to be an issue with this level of firmness.

Will check in at the one month mark, at which time I hope to actually have my bed reassembled. It's a dream, really. Feel free to ask me any questions on anything I might have missed; if I don't know, I will happily run some tests.
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)

2016-09-02 05:56 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the fuller review. :) I was wondering, since you said in you previous review the predicted lifespan was 5 years, if that predicted lifespan was for THIS mattress, for like, all foam mattresses. This is A LOT cheaper than Leesa or Casper, but if the trade off is lifespan, I might go for them, you know?

Thank you again!
ratcreature: RatCreature sleeps. (sleeping)

2016-09-02 07:00 am (UTC)
Fwiw my Dunlopillo foam mattress also guaranteed its quality for just five years, though the store said that wouldn't necessarily be the end of its lifespan being decent to sleep on.
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)

2016-09-02 08:00 am (UTC)
Ooo, good to know, thanks for bothering to tell me.
ellixis: kitty with pencil (Default)

2016-09-02 02:47 pm (UTC)
My foam mattress is eight years old and still going strong with no apparent decline, if that's any help.
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)

2016-09-02 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, that is interesting, thank you. And man, you're an early adopter, or at least it feels that way to me? I remeber when I first heard about them I was Not Convinced it was a legitimate product.

This is slightly OT, and I'm sorry for hijacking ur comments seperis, but what steered you toward a foam mattress back then, ellixis?
edited at 2016-09-02 07:05 pm (UTC)
ellixis: kitty with pencil (Default)

2016-09-02 07:51 pm (UTC)
I liked the idea of a mattress that conformed to me, and also liked that it wouldn't shift around much when someone in the bed moved - my spouse was on shiftwork then, and we often got up and went to bed at wildly different times, so not disturbing the other guy was a consideration. I'd tested foam mattresses at stores and liked how they felt, and I was able to get a better price online, with less shipping cost because it could be vacuum-packed into a smaller box. So all together it wasn't too tough a choice.
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)

2016-09-03 01:36 am (UTC)
Neat! Thanks for telling me. :)
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)

2016-09-04 12:34 am (UTC)
Thanks!
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)

2016-09-02 06:03 pm (UTC)
Can it be jumped upon?
azurelunatic: "Fangirl": <user name="azurelunatic"> and a folding fan.  (fangirl)

2016-09-04 12:13 am (UTC)
Loafability is very important.
ivorygates: (Default)

2016-09-02 11:17 pm (UTC)
Amazon shows this in three different "styles": 8 inch, 10 inch, and 12 inch. What's the difference? I mean, aside from the fact that no sheet in the history of EVER will go onto a 12-inch-thick mattress. I think. Maybe? Help?
ivorygates: (10. ANIMATED: STARGATE: TEAM: another da)

2016-09-03 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the answer! I have a 3-inch memory foam topper I stopped using because it was too hard to move myself across the bed with it on. I was going to get the 8, but I'll think about the 12 now. Either way, it won't be for a while...
raincitygirl: (Default)

2016-09-03 02:15 pm (UTC)
That is so cool re: being able to control the thermostat etc with your voice. Truly, we live in an age of wonders!

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