I was wavering between GQ and IMHO, and IMHO won, in part because I want send a post to our newest moderator name, Czarcasm, and see if he’ll be czarcastic.
My sad story: for many many years I have slept on a futon. Now, I am blessed with a significant other, aka the wife, who does me the honour of sharing my bed. I’m sure many posters can already guess the rest - she hates the futon, and says her back hurts in the morning. All my stories about how when I moved to California, I slept on the floor for three months, and during World War II, russian soldiers in Stalingrad slept on bare cement in below 0°F weather, etc… have failed to convince her that a futon is actually the acme of comfort.
Last week, on her day off (winter vacation for teachers) she wandered into one of those yuppie stores, Brookstone to be exact, and saw a mattress she would dearly love to have, a tempurpedic mattress. When she told me the price, I did some swift mental arithmetic and figured that for the price of the mattress I could augment my DVD film library by approximately 50 or 60 masterpieces of the cinematic art form, which IMHO would be a much better investment.
So here are my questions:[list=A][li]What is the best mattress in general? Isn’t sleeping on something hard better for your back?[/li][li]Is the tempurpedic mattress a scam?[/li][li]Any recommendations of a cheaper solution (besides getting rid of my wife? I think I want to keep her.)[/li][li]What mattress do you use? Do you recommend it?[/list][/li]I did a search for recent threads and only found this:
Is a box spring required for a mattress?
(The answer in that thread was “no, a box spring is not required.”)