I am a Nature’s Sleep Ambassador, hashtag #NSAmbassador. Being a brand ambassador means that Nature’s Sleep provided me with a Diamond Gel Memory foam mattress to sleep on and test in return for my honest opinions and amplification via my social media space. I was not provided any other compensation of any kind. I value my time and image, and closely evaluate if the brands I work with are a natural match for C8C, feel authentic and fit with my demographic. All opinions I express, plus any ideas and photos I share, regarding the mattress are my own (and sometimes HIMself). The has tag #ad is a new FTC requirement.
I promise to steam the new bedskirt soon
This is a year of major transitions for me. I was due for an overhaul anyway. I am transitioning my brand, simplifying my life (yeah right) and getting married in November. I am letting go, letting be and letting me emerge. Part of that is taking better care of myself and getting a better night’s sleep.
Why am I excited to do a test drive of this mattress?
There are three reason why…
- I really need to replace my 20+ year old pillow top mattress,
- I need good support after several spinal injuries and surgeries, plus
- I am curious to see if memory foam is just a trend and if I believe all the hype?
According to the website description, “The Nature’s Sleep Diamond Gel Memory foam mattress has a unique formulation that delivers you a great feel, superior comfort and heat dissipation unlike any other Gel Memory foam mattress. Our Gel spheres, capture the heat and release it away from your body for a cool comfortable night’s sleep.” The promise of a “cool comfortable night’s sleep” is what I was looking forward to the most. Living in Florida’s humid conditions and being of an age when hot flashes often interrupt a good night’s sleep, I plan to put this to the most rigorous of tests. But first let’s look at how this mattress arrives.
Unpacking My Mattress
Now that has been quite the discussion around my house. It has been a comedy of errors getting it in place. The carton arrived via UPS and sat in my foyer until my air conditioner died and the two repairmen graciously agreed to carry it up the stairs. With my bad back and HIMself’s recent surgery, that was a major hurdle. This product is delivered in a non-traditional manner…in a box via UPS. I have been spoiled in the past by always having mattresses delivered by two strong gentlemen who placed it for me and carried my old mattress away. That is the one downside I see…and I must dispose of my old mattress myself. It seems that no charities accept mattresses without the box springs…so I will have to pay to have the old mattress hauled away. Since I was given the new mattress, I guess I can spring for that. I was banking on my son being able to help me place the mattress when he visited last week to play golf with me at TPC Sawgrass. Not to be, as he had appendicitis which required surgery the week before our golf date. So, with promised deadlines looming, I just bit the bullet and unpacked this baby myself. You can see the result in the video below!!!
How did a King size mattress come in that box?
The video shows how I (we) wrangled the mattress out of the box and onto my old box springs. It was way easier than my imaginings had conjured. Within a matter of minutes, I had this beautiful mattress in place and it was recovering to its full size. Now how on earth did Nature’s Sleep get this King size mattress in this box? Well, it is Vac-packed using state of the art technology! What I had been dreading was surprisingly easy to accomplish even by a couple of people who are not supposed to be lifting. Trust me, if we can do it, anyone can do it!!! Only boo boo was a smashed finger replacing the box springs on their frames. OUCH!!!! It is hard to type without 1 finger!!!
Did I mention that this is a beautiful mattress? We both stood there admiring the plush feel and look. HIMself said is was a shame to put sheets on it and cover it. Just running my hands over the top makes me smile. I think a nap is in order!!!
Next on the agenda!!! I so want one of those adjustable beds where the head and knee areas raise and lower with a button. I sleep on my back with five pillows to keep me from landing in a position that would be painful. So an adjustable foundation is on my bucket list. They are pretty pricey ($4000-6000), so I am saving my pennies. 😉 I did take this time to elevate the head of the bed with some 5″ risers. I placed 3″ risers under the bottom legs. That gives me a nice incline.
Several of my friends and family have transitioned to memory foam and swear by it. I do like the cushy comfort so far and hope that it gives me the support I require. I promise to give you an update on this in a few months as the transition continues.
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