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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Journey to Pain Relief: My Thoughts On Our New Purple Mattress

I've had my Purple Pillow for some time now. As you can see here, I wrote my review on it a year ago, but had it for a couple months before then. I'm still as much in love with it now as I was then! So we decided to see if the mattress would help as much.
*Disclaimer: My husband purchased this for us. I have not been endorsed, paid to write and did not receive this Purple product for this review. All opinions are my own.* 
Pain is no joke. EVER! 

I've been dealing with back pain for over two years now. My spine looks like it has been over a minefield. The various doctors' reactions when they see even part of the picture has painted an ugly reality for me. Sleep became a permanent thing of the past most recently. I've come to see a part of me that I try very hard to keep at bay. I don't have the patience I need to wrangle with the baby all day. I don't have the energy, or drive, to put in my normal effort for the daily grind. I've tried throwing myself into my crafting, but that only goes so far. Working out causes pain flare ups, however, not working has made losing 40 pounds look impossible. All this adds to my moments of feeling the blues. 

When was the last time you checked your mattress or pillow as a cause of pain? 

My husband has been looking into the mattresses that Purple had to offer. Since the pillow worked out so great and helped with my neck pain, we thought that the mattress would help me sleep better and wake up refreshed. We decided to go with their original model. It also happens to be the cheapest option, which is best for us right now. We wanted to use part of our tax return to pay for it.  They have other options, however. You can pick your thickness or firmness. With those options, the price fluctuates too. And then we also got free sheets with it! Pretty cool, huh? Super soft and stretchy.
I was so very excited when we placed the order. But then shipping kept being delayed. Which was incredibly frustrating. Especially when we ordered a box spring (from somewhere local) and had the old mattress and old box spring picked up on the day the mattress was supposed to arrive. When it was delayed, my husband had to take his post and pre-work naps on the floor.
It's finally here! 

It was not comfortable. So when everything finally arrived, you can just imagine how excited I was. I couldn't wait for my husband to wake up, so I dragged the "body bag" (my husbands description of the packaging) into the room to bust it open and get it set up. I figured he would be happier sleeping on the mattress anyhow.
One thing I love about Purple, is their packaging. They don't skimp. They want everything to arrive in excellent condition. And so it all did. There were even handles on the bag to make dragging it easier. 
The body bag comes with handles! 
The shrink wrap was easy enough to cut through and then the mattress expanded out. I definitely advise you to have someone around to help as this was a two person job. I could not wait for bed time! It looked so inviting.
Sadly, sleep was not all I hoped it would be. I tossed and turned. The only somewhat comfortable position was on my sides. When laying on my back, it felt as though there was something pressing into my lower spine where the nerve damage is. The rest of me felt comfortable when lying still. My husband slept like a baby. 
Not giving up...

So now what.... My husband thinks we can get a memory foam topper of some sort to ease my back. I think the mattress itself is amazing. I truly believe this is the future for modern mattresses. Springs are a thing for the past. I just have to find the right firmness and I think this one was too much on the firm side. But like everything, don't take my opinion and run with it. What doesn't work for me, might just be the answer to your prayers. My husband absolutely loves this bed! And if you do consider it, remember this - they offer ways to try it in the store for some cities. Still not sure? Try it for 100 nights. If it doesn't work out, they will come pick up the mattress and give you a complete refund.
Though this one didn't work out, I still believe Purple mattresses are amazing. And somehow, we will make it work for me as well. So let me know what you think? Who made your favorite mattress?

18 comments:

  1. First off I think your hubby should have gotten off the floor and moved the mattress for you. Your back doesn't need the extra strain of pulling it.
    Second you mentioned they pick up 100 days. I would send it back and try another. this is your back. You need something that works for you!

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    1. He did help. I only had to drag it to the room. He got onto me for doing that much, but I wasn't sure I wanted to wake him just yet. He had worked the night before. Also, we are going to try the topper first. Upgrading cost more money. More than we can afford right now.

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  2. A very honest post about this mattress. I know some that think these mattresses are wonderful. Will have to see when the time comes to get a new mattress.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you find the perfect one for you.

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  3. It looks like an awesome product. I prefer a foam mattresses for myself But I hope that this product did help you in some way. thanks for sharing.

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  4. My gosh! Searching for the perfect mattress is so hard. I've tried a few memory foam ones, and hope to get an adjustable one soon. Getting a good night's sleep is so important. Hope you find a good one.

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    1. It sure is! We were afraid the foam one would leave us sinking into it.

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  5. My parents recently bought one of these and they loved it! It seems like such a great supportive mattress.

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    1. I'm glad they love it! We bought a foam topper and now I sleep like a baby :)

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  6. Looks comfortable, feels comfortable! Happy for you. Finding the best mattress definitely can be taxing. You cannot just like it, you have to feel it and know that it's going to give you that good night's sleep you have been aiming for. Glad you found yours, will check this out.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it sure can be taxing. We spent months researching options!

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  7. Thanks for sharing about this mattress. I would love to have them for the colours and the usefulness.

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  8. I never read reviews about mattresses before, usually only books, so this was pretty interesting. Never heard of this brand either but i enjoyed your review, though however, i'm really content with mine at the moment XD

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  9. Adding a memory foam topper might be the simple solution you need. Why is a switch to a more fitting mattress considered an upgrade? Shouldn't they just switch it as promised?

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    1. Because there are different levels of comfort offered, and they come at different prices. So if we had sent this one back and requested the one we think would work better, we would have to pay the difference.

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