tempurpedic tantrum

April 13, 2011 at 9:15 am 5 comments

as anyone who’s ever visited my house knows, that lumpy thing perched atop a beautiful wood bed is, well, my mattress. it used to be a thing of beauty: pillow top luxury that was the most expensive thing the hubby and i had ever bought together. then we moved it across country, then across the state, and finally across town. somewhere in those moves, something went horribly, horribly wrong, like a failed science experiment involving radioactivity and spiders. maybe it was the boxsprings, as the hubby believes; maybe some gremlin ate the comfort out from inside our once fabulous bed; maybe it was just old age. at any rate, it has grown to resemble a triple-humped camel when viewed from the foot of the bed, with two divots: one for each of our bodies. and the comfort level is probably up there with riding an actual camel.

they spit, you know


i have been aching for a tempurpedic ever since my mom got one several years ago. i started waging a subtle but fierce campaign about that time, talking about how great they were–but obviously, totally out of our price range, dear. still, a girl can dream, i told the hubby. and scheme: after an endless barrage of complaints, whining about how my back wakes me up at night–at least that’s true–and finding the ultimate(!) super(!) awesome(!)–insert cheesy mattress ad here–deal (of the century!), we made the plunge. sure, we bartered our first born for a mattress set, but they threw in free delivery (and removal of the old clunker), two free pillows, no money down, and 3 years interest free. i mean, come on…

i want you to know: this is the first time in my life that this kind of subterfuge has worked. why, oh why, did i not try this on my parents?! maybe i could have had that horse after all.

i would've looked happier



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  • 1. Leigh Bhe  |  April 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I had the same internal struggle in shelling out the dough for a tempurpedic, then I realized (through free financing, free delivery and two pillows) that it is the ONE thing that I will use almost every day for about 8 hours (well really 10 if I am lucky). We bought one and the absolute WORST thing about it is……..

    when we travel and I have to sleep on a crappy mattress again!
    I will also say this, to get the “smell” out of it, and to get it working right, walk all over that thing every day for about a week, it completely helps!

    Get ready to fall in love!


  • 2. Amy  |  April 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    thanks for the tip! i can’t wait to fall in love.

  • 3. ergosystembase  |  April 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    my story in a blog: askmeaboutmytempurpedicdotcom, is not professional because i am new at this and I CAN`T SLEEP because my ergo never been replaced.
    And here is a quote from the tempur pedic guide:

    Ergo adjustable bases

    While we DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS on adjustable bases, we stand by their quality with a 20 Year Limited Warranty. If you experience problems with your adjustable base, call 800-979-1457 to talk to the Tempur-Pedic specialists at Reverie .

    • 4. Amy  |  April 15, 2011 at 12:17 am

      yikes! that’s terrible! we got ours from an independent dealer who promises replacement within one year if we’re unhappy–though we didn’t get the ergo base, just the plain old plain old. i definitely think you deserve a replacement from tempurpedic. keep calling them and harassing them and hopefully you’ll get a replacement soon. plus putting up a blog is always a good idea because companies hate bad press; be sure they know about it, though! and good luck.

  • 5. i’m the type of girl… « dogwood & poppy  |  May 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    […] …who is a very sensitive little princess, able to feel small imperfections in her mattress. i’m very glad to have my new tempurpedic. […]


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