My husband and I have been sleeping on the same full-sized spring mattress that my mother gifted us when we first moved in together seven years ago. Since then, our family has expanded and we now have two kids who insist on sleeping with us every other night. I decided it was time to splurge on a brand new mattress, California king-sized this time. I didn't want to deal with the headache of going store to store trying to find one, (which is honestly one of the reasons why we put it off so long) so one of my girlfriends suggested I just order one of those "beds-in-a-box."
I'm one of those people that needs to see it to believe it, so I was skeptical about buying a mattress that I haven't even laid on. It's not just some dress I can give away if I don't like it. Besides, how can something as big as a bed fit into a box and still be comfortable? So, I asked my Facebook feed about it. Other people said they felt the same way until they bought The Casper. I already knew about The Casper Mattress from their witty ads. After doing my own research, I found that The Casper Mattress is made of 4 layers of high-quality foam that contour to your body to keep you comfortable all night, unlike most other mattresses which are made of 3 or less. The Casper's top layer is made of open-cell foam with tiny pores that let hot air escape, so not only does it help you sleep cool, but the mattress is also naturally resistant to mildew and dust mites. What really finally sold me was that I could try the mattress for 100 nights and just return it for a full refund if it wasn't for me, so with nothing to lose I took the plunge and ordered it.
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When I got the mattress, it arrived wrapped in plastic in a cardboard box that my husband and I easily moved upstairs to our bedroom, totally skipping the biggest headache we had trying to navigate my mom's store-bought mattress up our narrow stairs. Any couple that's been together for a while knows that it's always good to have one less thing to bicker about! We unboxed and unfolded it in our bedroom and it was cool watching the mattress come to life right away. We could actually hear it taking in all the air as it puffed out to its full size in just a few minutes. Throughout the day it continued to get fluffier, but most of the work was done in that first few minutes.
I've had innerspring mattresses my whole life, so I was afraid The Casper mattress wouldn't have that bounce that keeps you from sinking in too deep. But it did. It was cloud-like soft, yet firm enough that I could sit on the edge without feeling like the mattress was sagging off the bed. That firm foundation keeps the spine aligned, which is great for anyone with back pain. My husband has dealt with aches in his back for years, and after a few weeks on my Casper, he never complains about the pain anymore. I really liked that it wasn't creaky like my old mattress and since it doesn't transfer motion either, I could get up in the middle of the night to check up on the kids without waking my husband up.
You'd be surprised what getting a good night's sleep on a consistent basis does for you. After a few nights of sleeping on my Casper, I woke up in a genuinely good mood, something that usually doesn't happen until I've had my morning coffee. Overall, I just felt so much more energized and less sleepy because I wasn't tossing and turning all night. My coworkers even started to comment on my work getting better, and I noticed I ate less sugar in the afternoon. I really don't know why I waited so long to buy a new mattress. You can get used to average sleep and think it's normal, but my Casper showed me how much better life could be when you wake up well rested and ready to tackle the day.
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