Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sleeping My Way To The Top

I've slept in some pretty shabby beds in my time. No, Mother, not like that. I've spent most of my life in a twin bed, dabbled in a futon, flopped into a variety of dorm-style mattresses and recently remembered that when I was 7 years old, my parents had me in a huge waterbed. A waterbed? With a developing spine? Weird.

So, since I decided that 30 years of ruining my back was enough, I was treated to a real, honest-to-goodness proper mattress. Thanks parents! As much as I loathe their jingles, I did go to Sleep Country - I mean, why would you go anywhere else?!
It was pretty fun playing Goldilocks for an afternoon and I finally settled on a pillow top, deluxe, single coil, not made of water, blah blah blah mattress set.

Oh happy day!

I went about getting a bed frame and new sheets and I was all set for a supreme sleeping experience. However, a problem. Everything was standard - regular size bed frame, standard box spring, standard mattress height...and yet, this:

Why is it so HIGH? I know it's in a basement, but come on, this is crazy high. I feel like the princess and the pea. When I sit up in the bed, my head nearly touches the ceiling. Standing beside it, I feel like I'm at a counter. It's hard to exactly see from the pictures, but trust me when I tell you, this bed is out of control.

My feet don't touch the ground and I have to reach waaaay down to my nightside table.
I haven't figured out a solution that doesn't involve me having to take apart the bed frame and exchange it (which sounds like the worst task ever) or removing the box spring and storing it until I move into a home where my bedroom is on the main floor (seems like a waste).

So, I've been sleeping on it. And the truth is, I kind of love it. I can pretty much see out the window and I feel like royalty - so much nicer to sleep up high. I highly recommend it. Plus, it's been nice to fall asleep without the sloshing sounds of my childhood.


  1. They have 1/2 boxsprings...that's what you need. Our delivery guy told us about it when they delivered the goliath boxspring, just like you have.

  2. The pillow top will eventually flatten out a bit. My bed was like that when I first bought it. Don't worry, it will still be comfortable :)

  3. It's like Goldilocks And The Three Bears. This bed is too short; this bed it too watery; this bed is tall and is just right.