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Once upon a mattress

I can’t wait to go to bed tonight. And no, this desire is not directly connected to the constant tiredness I’ve been feeling lately. (Yes, I’ll call my neurologist about this. Maybe even as soon as tomorrow!)

You see, I bought a new bed today. Miracle of miracles: you can’t feel the springs in it when you lie down! AMAZING. It’s soft yet firm. And inches wider than the full-sized, hard bed I’ve had for seven years. To top it all off, it was one of the less expensive models the store had to offer–and (surprise of surprises) I BARGAINED WITH THE SALESMAN. True story, folks: you can haggle over mattress sales. I got the thing for $80+ less than I would have had I not asked the guy to strike me a deal. (A few months ago in Boston, my friend got a deal on a mattress by staging a walk out. The salesman, really wanting a sale, called her back as she was exiting and offered her a deal. We are awesome.)

So that’s the story. I’ve been waking up with back aches for many a week now, knowing I had to purchase a new, supportive mattress soon. And today I bit the bullet as soon as the Maxalt kicked my menstrual migraine out of the picture. Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel stupendous!

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  • Emily
    11 years ago

    nice! i love that you bargained for your mattress! i find that completely rad. hope you have a good weekend – migraine-free would be nice, right?

  • spud31
    11 years ago

    I bought a new bed a few months ago. I’m sleeping better now, and my back seems to be feeling a little bit better.

    The migraines sure aren’t gone, but it helped.

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