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.
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