After this post, I’m heading down to the basement to fetch 1/2 of a Memory Foam type mattress pad rolled up sleeping bag style and secured with – I think – duct tape. We’re going away for 2 nights and unless the hotel beds have crazy good mattress toppers, I’ll be unrolling my own softness on my side of the bed.
I used to prefer a firm mattress, but if you have chronic pain and/or nerve sensitivity that makes sleeping on a firm mattress rather torturous, you’ll understand why I made the switch. When I moved in with Christopher, I tried to convert him to my soft sleeping preference. He wasn’t a fan but came up with an ingenious yet simple solution – he cut the damn thing in half.
Now half stays on the bed all the time and half lives in the basement and goes on trips with me. It’s a hassle to bring along, yes, but if it ensures good sleep, then there’ll be less I’m-feeling-woozy-we-must-leave-now hassle.
I’m sharing this because I never would have thought of the Duh, Cut It In Half Solution, and wanted to to pass that along to anyone out there who might be as dense as I am sometimes. Hope it’s helpful.