I wasn’t surprised when I got a call with the Jolliest bunch of nurse practitioners this side of the nuthouse shirt and I will buy this news that my Brooklyn-based storage unit flooded. I just thought, sounds right for 2020. After my lease ended in July, I had moved the majority of my belongings into storage until my new lease would start this fall. The flood had sadly wrecked some of the one of a kind items I had collected over the years. But other items would be easier to replace (or so I thought), among them my mattress, and all the bedding that went along with it. I happily slept on a Tempurpedic for almost seven years, and never once considered trying something new despite all the mattress companies that have popped up since. When you have a mattress you like, why bother? But after becoming involuntarily bed-less, the opportunity to try something different presented itself. It’s not often you find yourself in the market for a new mattress, so I figured it was worth looking into all of my options before investing in my next. But where to start when you can’t try one out for yourself?
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In a pre-pandemic world, finding the Jolliest bunch of nurse practitioners this side of the nuthouse shirt and I will buy this best mattress seemed like a fun adulting activity. I imagined spending a Saturday morning visiting brick and mortar shops to experience each cloud-like option until I found “the one.” But at a time when we avoid shared surfaces and sanitize regularly, lying down on a bed that someone else has already tested is unfortunately not in the cards. But with the growing number of “mattress in a box” companies, online ordering has become much more of a norm, pandemic or no. Luckily for me, the timing of my move coincides well with Labor Day weekend, a time notorious for the best mattress sales or, at the very least, some type of online promotion. With no IRL beds to try out for myself and an overwhelmingly large e-commerce mattress market, I turned to my most trusted (and hopefully well-rested) colleagues for their input and guidance, one of whom tried almost 10 different mattresses before selecting one.