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I have a bad back. My husband, Mr. Night Owl, has a set of wonky knees. Together, we can be quite a pair. We used to both toss & turn every single night–trying in vain to fall asleep–but failing miserably. We’d both wake up groggy, stiff, sore, and in more pain than when we went to bed the night before.
Somewhere along the way (I’m pretty sure it was one of those nights that I couldn’t fall asleep…) I was browsing the ol’ Facebook feed and came across a viral commercial for the Purple mattress. I was entranced… this mattress seemed to combine all the sciency-techy stuff that both Mr. Night Owl and I geek out over, and the commercial was hilarious… if you haven’t seen it when you’re done reading this, you should go find the Goldilocks Purple Mattress commercial on YouTube. I kinda want to be Goldilocks’s best friend. (I also kinda want Betty White as a best friend, but I digress…) The thing that most impressed me was this test they did with raw eggs… they attached raw eggs to a glass sheet that weighed a couple hundred pounds and dropped it from several feet above the mattress onto the mattress. The eggs didn’t break. And then, to prove they were indeed raw eggs, as they lifted the glass back up, Goldilocks smashed one of them.
Color me impressed. Purple, if you will.
After a few weeks of contemplating, researching, and comparative shopping, we decided to give Purple a try. We liked the science stuff. We liked the price-point. And we really liked the idea of a 100-day trial period… hey, if we didn’t like it, we could get our money back. Honestly, I was a little hesitant to push “purchase” on the site, simply because I hadn’t lain on the mattress, but I managed to convince myself to do it, since that money-back thing was in big, purple letters. What did we have to lose, right? So we ordered a king-sized original Purple mattress, a king-sized Purple platform base, the Purple mattress protector, and a set of Purple sheets. (Yup. That’s a whole lotta purple!… Go big or go home, I always say!)
About a week later, everything started arriving at the house. The mattress was rolled up super-tight in a long purple bag. It came with instructions for opening it. I quickly put together the platform base (this took me about a half an hour by myself if you’re wondering how handy-dandy you need to be to put it together…), and Mr. Night Owl and I hoisted the rolled-up Purple onto it. Y’all. This mattress is a BEAST. It is HEAVY. Just something to keep in mind…
So, we opened it up, positioned it, and cut off the plastic. It was kind of awesome to watch the Purple puff up to its proper size, not gonna lie. It took about 5 minutes for it to puff up. I was impressed that it didn’t smell weird. You know how sometimes when you open new stuff, you get that weird plastic smell? That didn’t happen. We made the bed, and both laid down.
So. The feel of this mattress. It’s not super firm. It’s not super soft. It’s perfect. You lie on it and it kind of cradles every nook and cranny of your body. Perfectly. Oh, and there’s virtually no bounce. So when I have to get up in the middle of the night (because I’m a woman in my 40’s…), I don’t disturb my husband. When he comes to bed late (he didn’t earn the name Night Owl just because it’s cute…) I don’t wake up from getting bounced around.
Unlike the memory foam topper that we have in our RV, the Purple is not hot… it actually keeps you a very comfortable temperature all night. And you don’t sink into it and get stuck. Yes, this happened with my memory foam topper as well. I am so, so pleased with our Purple.
A year later…
We originally purchased our Purple mid-August of 2017, and here we are in July of 2018. Y’all. This mattress is what it claims to be. My back no longer hurts after I wake up. My Night Owl’s knees are no longer in so much pain that he can’t walk. Every night is a good sleep night. The Purple looks and feels just as awesome today as it did the first night we slept on it.
Purple now not only offers the original mattress that we love, but they also now offer the new Purple 2, 3, and 4, which offer different thicknesses for the mattress and individually wrapped inner-spring coils sandwiched into everything. I’m not gonna lie, here… I kinda want to try the new mattress… not because I don’t love my Purple, but because of FOMO, I think. The Purple comes with a 10-year warranty, though, so I’ll hang on to my beautiful mattress until it’s time to replace, and then I’ll look into checking out the Purple 2.
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