My husband and I needed a new mattress. Husband is a technophile and researched the best mattresses across multiple independent review sites and landed on a brilliantly reviewed all singing, all dancing memory foam one. Only one problem, I have (not for the past year!) travelled a lot with work, sleeping in many different hotels and memory foam mattresses are my sleep nemesis. I hate them. I explained this and asked that we look at alternatives. Having described what I feel most comfortable on, he found one example on one bed site that was twice what he was willing to pay and shut down the conversation.
The next day, while we were both working from home and I had a tight deadline, he came into my workroom to again plug the merits of the memory foam. I was really busy and after 10 minutes of him going on at me while I tried to work, I snapped and told him to get whatever the hell he wants.
A week later and we are 2 “sleeps” in and the mattress is as hideous as anticipated, worse if anything, the all singing all dancing nature means that the foam is incredibly dense and retains so much heat. The gasses it is releasing are setting off my asthma, giving me headaches and dizziness and all of my joints are aching.
Despite all this my husband expects me to love it and is hurt that I don’t. He is focusing on the moment that I told him to buy whatever he wants and doesn’t seem to understand that he didn’t listen to my experience and then badgered me at a completely inappropriate time. I accept that I should have been more forceful in asking to speak about it later, but from past experience he’s not the type to backdown to one person’s experience when a review site outcome is concerned.
Why YSK: Most people will grind their teeth at some point and it can cause years of horrible nights sleep, random neck pain, back pain, stress and headaches. (When you known can save you a fortune on pillows, mattresses and chiropractors)
As a stopgap solution a simple nightguard can help, but the teeth grinding is usually caused by an emotional trigger such as stress or anxiety. Not your pillow or mattress...
My son is seven and he suffers from some pretty bad night terrors that he is in therapy for. Due to this he also wets the bed, quite a lot. Normal pull up style pants don't work and I have to change him at least twice a night to protect my bed (he sleeps in my bed because it helps soothe him).
Because of this he has relatively thick diapers (although we call them superman pants), and sometimes they still leak. We aren't sure why he pees so much, but I work with it.
New years day my mother had a pretty bad fall and she was in hospital. Usually I would take my son with me, but at the time his father was calling me every day begging to see him. I spoke to my son and he agreed that he would stay with his dad for two nights. His father isn't an awful person but he certainly isn't the best, either.
With a packed bag I sent him off, said goodbye, gave the instructions to his father to help him through the night and set off to the hospital a few towns over to see my mother. She was fine and waved me off from driving all the way up, but it was still lovely to see her.
The next morning I awoke to several calls from my sons iPad, (he has an emergency call button for, you know, emergencies).
Basically his grandmother had showed up to see him and wanted to stay the night. Seeing his 'baby underwear' they told him he could be a big boy for two nights and straight up refused to let him wear them. This angered me because my son really struggles emotionally and this has been a huge set back.
When he inevitably woke up screaming, with wet sheets, it didn't go well. She yelled and he didn't go back to sleep. I said my goodbyes to my mother, and when I got to my son I was met with a very clingy, tired and emotional boy.
I yelled a little, but my main aim was getting him home. He's been stuck to me like a leech. I tried to shower the other day and he sat outside my door sobbing (terrified sobs, too). He wound up sitting outside the shower curtain with one arm stuck inside so he could touch me.
Sperm donor had the audacity to call me two days ago demanding I pay for a new mattress because he couldn't keep a "piss stained" one in his house. I told him where to shove it and hung up. My mother, still in hospital, is throwing around some rather colourful insults. A few people thing I should give him the money to keep the peace, and that it's not him to blame, it's his mother.
I think he's as much to blame as his mother and he is never seeing my son again. People a... keep reading on reddit ➡
We purchased furniture in January 2020 at Gallery Furniture. At the time they had a promotion called "Race to the White House" where you selected a candidate, and if that candidate won the election you would receive a refund of 50%.
My original paperwork says they will decide the winner December 6, 2020, and that if you don't collect your refund by December 31, 2020, that you will get nothing. I've checked in with them several times since then, and even today I called them and they say that Mattress Mack hasn't decided who has won the election.
Congress has tabulated the results and it is official. When will Mattress Mack recognize the verified outcome of the 2020 election?
This happened around Thanksgiving but I'm still getting shit about it from my family.
I'm a 27 year old woman who lives in a one bedroom apartment by myself. My brother (24) and his SO (22) have lived on the opposite side of the country (US) for a few years and decided to fly over to see their respective families, both of whom live around the same area. Neither my brother nor his girlfriend felt comfortable staying with their parents due to Covid, so I offered them my apartment while I stayed with my SO for the week. Everyone was happy with this arrangement.
We never talked about it specifically before they arrived so I just assumed that they would sleep in my queen-sized bed. I have a couple of couches in the living area and while they are comfortable enough, they aren't designed to be sofa beds. The morning they arrived, I cleaned the apartment and changed the bedding. When they got to my apartment, my brother asked where they should sleep and I indicated the bed. He sort of laughed at first, and then realized I was serious and got really angry (his girlfriend didn't say much but looked mortified). My brother kept saying that there was no way they were sleeping in my bed and it was disgusting for me to offer. I told him that everything was clean, and reminded him that they'd have the apartment to themselves. He just kept saying he couldn't believe it, and finally snapped that they'd have to make do with the couch.
I left quickly without further discussion because I was confused and pretty upset. That night, my brother called me and said the couches were impossible to sleep on. He said that he and his girlfriend needed to purchase an air mattress and requested that I reimburse him the $55 they paid for it. By now I was really pissed off and refused. I asked him again why they didn't just take the bed and he said that "if I really had to ask, I have major issues." I said that I didn't care what they did or did not do in the bed, we are all adults and should act accordingly. He called me disgusting again and hung up.
My parents found out and agree that I should pay for the air mattress, because I wasn't adequately prepared for their arrival. My mother especially keeps insinuating that what I did was gross and unfair, and I should have known better. My brother has let it be known that our relationship won't go back to normal until I apologize and reimburse him and his girlfriend.
I know my family can be kind of weird and uptight so I asked my SO and so... keep reading on reddit ➡
Alright ladies and Gents here is my 1.1M dollar position as well as my reasoning on why I think it is a safe bet.
TL:DR - Buy 2023 leaps, Sell 35 or 40.00 puts, buy shares. I recommend selling puts for safety.
Many of you followed some previous posts on PRPL and have made a money, some of you partook in the great nrpling in the summer of 2020 and lost some money.
This update will be quick. I have reduced my total dollar exposure to PRPL but my exposure is now heavily leveraged with options.
Purple recently touched 41.00 per share and has since made a pull back into the 33-37 dollar range. I believe that the next leg up will require a catalyst and I believe there are 2-3 catalysts coming up. I believe 40 is going to be a short term support level and 50 is attainable by year end.
For those of you that have been in PRPL GANG, you know the story of purple and how i've made $6,000,000+ profit. For those of you that are just getting to know PRPL, you see money but you need to realize there was the great PURPLE NURPLING of 2020 where PURPLE earnings call screwed us all over. Luckily, if you diamond handed you ended up way ahead.
Also, ignore the title, just taking advantage of the flair, don't bow, I'm just a normal dude that loves mattress stocks.
I am writing this post because PRPL just scheduled their earnings call and the most significant part about this call is that it is scheduled in the AM and it is a week earlier than projected. An AM call has only happened one other time in Purples history and it was when they beat on earnings and increased guidance from ~325M to ~400M. I am extremely Bullish on how this call will be taken by the media because there will likely be a huge GAAP earnings (hopefully, I'm not an accountant) due to 4 quarters of warrant accruals reversing. Also, the mattress industry as a whole is doing well, look at TPX and SNBR, both beat and moved significantly after their earnings calls.
Please be conservative in your plays as I don't want people crying to me later, also do your own research, go try a bed or a cushion and understand why I like their products.
We’ve been cleaning out the storage unit of our elderly friend, and have been doing so without much complication. Tonight, while taking the last trip home, my wife and I caused a little accident. The bungee cables we had securing the mattress into the bed popped off, and it fell off and into the middle lane. We immediately pulled over and sprinted back down the road to get it, and we ended up running past a dark blue compact that looked like it had taken some damage. After dragging the mattress out of the road, I ran around the parking lot looking for you with no luck. And when I say ran, I mean it literally.
Me and my wife both hope you’re okay, and that the damages to your car aren’t as bad as we fear. On the off chance you see this, please know that both my wife and I are 100% willing to pay for any and all damages to your vehicle, and again, that we’re very sorry.
Edit from my wife: We were at the intersection of Corporation Parkway and New Bern Ave
Yet again, Gallery Furniture is coming through to support the community...
My two year old mattress is sagging in the middle, enough so that even with a wonderful 3-inch memory foam topper, I feel like I am sleeping at an angle. I researched my mattress and the manufacturers have gone out of business, but the limited information available indicates it is pillow top and is not flip-over-able.
I have chronic pain (fibromyalgia) and I can’t afford to replace it even with another couple hundred dollars mattress that will also hurt me. I’ve rotated it and the topper and have tried to hold out until I can afford a new one, but it has started to seriously adversely affect me and I cannot find a solution.
Thank you in advance for any advice!
Today I saw a post linking to another subreddit called r/NSFL_ I, of course being a fucking idiot and not knowing what NSFL meant (now I know it means not safe for life), clicked on it. I scrolled down to the first post without looking at the subreddit description and promptly saw a picture of a man who was mostly decapitated via elevator.
This shocked me so bad that I threw my phone across the room, started hyperventilating, and promptly threw up on my bed.
After calming myself down, I closed reddit and tried my best to clean up, but my mattress still smells like vomit
I don't know why that got such a visceral reaction because I have seen worse in horror movies.
So now I need to wash my mattress and probably erase my memory of the last hour.
TL;DR: I clicked on a subreddit without knowing anything about it, saw an incredibly graphic image, threw up on my mattress and now have to find a way to clean it.
I’m just out of the 90 day return policy and it’s starting to fall apart. The edges are already losing their shape and bowing out, it’s losing support in the middle, and the coils are noisy.
I’m curious if this review gets deleted. I’ve seen a few people complain that negative purple reviews often get removed.
Just whip the first layers off and chuck them in the laundry so you can deal with things in the morning when you have more energy. This is also a good idea if you have kids who wet the bed or suffer incontinence. I posted this in response to another tip and as someone who used to have heavy periods, I wanted to share it more widely. If you can't fit a top layer on top, try an unfitted sheet rather than a fitted sheet.
Edit: in reply to a few comments here, with conditions like PCOS, people have irregular periods and come on all of a sudden, so it's not as simple as putting a towel down in advance. Other people have such heavy periods that they leak through pads and through towels.
Second edit: This has been weirdly controversial. Picture the scene: You're sleeping soundly in your bed and you wake up feeling that you've come on your period. You weren't expecting this so you weren't layered up with a pad, period underwear, pajamas, and a towel folder under you. You were happy and naked or wearing just one layer in bed, and now your sheet is stained. You don't want to go back to sleep in a puddle of blood, so you wake up, put on a pad and some underwear, get rid of your first layer of sheets, and go back to bed. Yes, you could just get a towel and leave the sheets, but if you prefer not to then this method saves you from remaking the bed. I am not talking about periods so heavy that you bleed through four layers of waterproof sheets and into the mattress. I am talking about those of us who come on in the night unexpectedly heavily enough to get a bit of blood on the sheets. That's pretty normal.
Foam mattresses are popular for a reason but some of them use fiberglass as a fire retardant. I only found out while browsing LegalAdvice and came across multiple threads about people having their entire home/apartment covered in the sharp threads.
It also seems like mattresses can leak fiberglass without being damaged at all:
Am I the only one who thinks the Matress Ranch businesses are either drug fronts or money laundering? 🤣 I never see anyone shopping, never heard of someone buying a mattress there, and yet, they’re everywhere! How do they stay open? Drugs. That’s how.
Hopefully this is an appropriate place to ask this!
My husband & I are in the market for a King Size mattress. I have a lot of sleep issues & have always had trouble sharing my bed with another person. We’re hoping a gigantic mattress will help!
We’re also having a baby in a few months so that’s also motivating me to get sleep help!
It would be great to find something quality but affordable! Any recs? Thanks!
First post here
So I have an update for y'all--good news and bad (insane) news.
Good news first: My and my brother's relationship is back to normal, or as normal as possible for our family. It's well understood that I'm not going to pay him for the mattress. I also showed him everyone's responses and he conceded that he "may have overreacted about this" which is as close as I'm getting to an apology. (He also said that it's a classic example of a reddit circlejerk but I'll take what I can get.)
Insane news: The reason I posted on AITA to begin with was because I was so taken aback by one of my friend's reactions, let's call her Claire. She went to middle and high school with me and my brother, although they aren't close. Claire seemed so completely adamant that offering my bed was inappropriate that I thought I might be in the wrong.
We haven't spoken since I mentioned the situation to her and I didn't think anything of it, until my phone started blowing up this past weekend. Long story short, Claire texted some mutual friends, my parents, and MY BOSS (who she doesn't know at all) that she believes me and my brother are having an improper relationship. To be clear, this is wildly out of character and I have reason to believe she's undergoing some sort of mental health crisis.
Thankfully, my brother and family are being very supportive. So are my other friends and BF. My boss not so much, and I'm dreading my upcoming performance review. Happy New Year everyone!
Edit to add: I am 20 and he is 22.
Let me preface this by saying this is all contingent on the covid situation.
So my family has a get-together every year in December. It's the big deal of the year, even beyond Christmas. Everyone goes. You get the point. It was canceled last month for obvious reasons, but it's been rescheduled for early this June. We all stay at someone's house for a weekend.
It is usually in a location that is central to all but 5 of the 24+ people that come, but will be hosted 6 hours from that central location this time. One of the five people is due to have a baby late May, and it's fair that she shouldn't have to travel. It's 4 hours from me and I'm hardly upset about the drive, but I think it's relevant.
I already have a queen size air mattress that would be just fine imo. The host asked my mother to tell my BF and I that we wouldn't be allowed to sleep in the same bed. I don't own twin sized air mattresses, sheets, pillow tops, etc.
Everything including gas, activity costs, food, etc is financially covered by the individuals. I don't feel like it's fair to ask me to go out of my way to spend at least $75 on something I'm unlikely to use again.
WIBTA if I brought the air mattress I already have instead buying new ones just to please the "my house, my rules" rule?
*Host is the pregnant lady's mother.
Has anyone bought anything from mike the mattress guy? I’m trying to convince my husband to look at the bed frames there because I’m tired of having a mattress and boxspring on the floor. but curious what people’s experience is purchasing, returning etc. or if anyone’s had any issues there.
Edit- Thanks everyone for your input! Definitely sounds like great service and somewhere local I’d like to support. Now to convince my husband that bed frames are necessary 😒
A mattress affects your sleep so much which affects the rest of your life. How do they know the mattresses were brand new in some random thrift store? It could cause them back pain or insomnia. They didn’t even test it out first. Big mistake.
I recently moved to a different apartment and decided to take only a minimal amount of stuff. Since I like sleeping close to the floor anyways, I've decided to only have my mattress laying on the floor. Its a decent quality mattress with a topper and absolutely comfortable. And the floor underneath is hardwood floor.
Yesterday though, while changing my sheets, I noticed that the bottom of the mattress is not drying out sufficiently. There's no mood yet and I've never had told problems before with only a mattress, but it still makes me kind of uncomfortable.
For now I'm putting my mattress upright throughout the day for it do completely air out, but I would prefer a easier method to make sure it doesn't get moldy/moist without getting a bed frame, since I move regularly and don't want the hassle of moving a huge piece of furniture. Not that I wouldn't air it out but maybe not every day.
I thought about putting a waterproof bedsheet between mattress and topper, or getting some kind of breathable fabric for under the mattress? Has anyone got any suggestions that worked for them? Or am I just be delusional about this being a good solution?