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If you think this post title is dramatic, that’s because I am talking about sleep, so it is! I have sleep issues. Like, boatloads of them. So a comfy bed is essential. And back in 2015 I set out to find the perfect new mattress. I was also starting a new small business at that time so I was working off of a budget that was much more commensurate with purchasing a dog bed at HomeGoods. So I did what any gal with a computer does- took to the interwebs to see what the consensus was on the most comfortable and affordable mattress. After my deep dive into info and reading approximately 1 billion reviews on Amazon, I came to a scary realization: I was going to purchase a memory foam mattress off of the internet. I clicked. I ordered. And in the time it takes to say I LOVE AMAZON PRIME, I had my brand new Best Price 10" Memory Foam Mattress delivered to my doorstep.
Turns out that my research paid off because OH MY STARS, this mattress is HEAVENLY. During my research I also saw some insider info that this brand *may* be the generic brand that other big companies purchase and then slap their fancy label (and a hefty price tag) on. And I definitely believe it.
Since 2015 when I purchased my first Best Price mattress, I am now the proud owner of 23 of these guys. I know. That’s an excessive amount of mattresses for someone to own and no, I don’t run a brothel, but there’s probably some internal joke within the company about such whenever they see my name on yet another order. I just loved this mattress so much that I outfitted all of my AirBnB rental properties with them, too! And every other week I get the same message from guests: “Hey Becky- we LOVED our stay, thanks again! Everyone in our group is wondering where we can buy those mattresses? We all can’t stop talking about how comfy they are!” I have now gotten countless friends and fam switched to these mattresses, too, and I am happy to continue running around and preaching the good word on these thangs.
I could go on and on about how wonderful this amazing memory foam is but here’s the important stuff. If you like a FIRM bed, this one isn’t for you. It is definitely soft and plush and gets even more so as time goes on. They are different than a pillow top standard spring mattress, if that’s what you’re used to. They are comfy yet supportive. I would recommend getting a minimum of 10” thick and I can’t say I noticed a huge difference between the 10” to 12” from a comfort standpoint but if you want the height for your bed, go 12”. Some quick bed math: Standard total height for a bed (frame + box spring + mattress) to sit is around 25-27” overall. Anything in the 30” is more of an Antique bed height where you have to climb in and anything around 18”-20” is more platform-style. What totally works as a cheap fix is this 14” metal bed frame plus a 12” Best Price Mattress. Hide the ugly metal frame with a 14” bed skirt like THIS and some gripper shelf liner laid down to keep it from sliding. This is a Pinterest hack, yo.
I will be blogging some awesome headboards shortly and a hack for the best way to attach them! I love saving a bunch of money and getting just a great headboard plus a bedskirt is a great way to get a chic new look without the huge cost of a big clunky entire bed surround.
What to expect when you’re expecting (a bed): Your mattress will come all rolled up and vacuum packed in a rectangular box which makes it very easy to move into any house or apartment. Bring the box to your space, take your mattress out and then CAREFULLY cut the plastic off and watch it fluff up! Ideally let it fluff for 24-48 hours but I am the most impatient so I have totally slept on mine same-day and never had an issue. I do recommend also purchasing one of these inexpensive waterproof covers for it. No, not because I think you’re all going to tinkle in your bed, but because if you ever accidentally spill your morning coffee [raises hand] or maybe you had a few too many and you spilled your glass of wine [raises hand] or you went to chug water in the middle of the night and missed your mouth [just puts both hands up at this point] then you’re going to want to protect the memory foam from water damage.
Now if you want me to upgrade ya on the cheap all the way around, these Amazon Basics microfiber sheets are the most AFFORDABLE and comfy sheet out there. They feel silky and cool and are perf for the warmer months! I have a million sets of these for all my rental properties, too, and they really wash and wear well.
Now everyone go forth and upgrade your bedroom!