On average we spend a third of our time in the bedroom doing little but sleeping. Space being at a premium means our bedroom is small. However the bed is going to be reasonably large. King size in the UK or Queen size if in Australia. Even more importantly; it needs to be comfortable!
Many years ago during the first couple of weeks after leaving home, I slept on a slat bed with a paillasse for a mattress. For those readers who don’t know what a paillasse is; it’s a canvas covered bag filled with straw. We then received foam mattresses and I slept on one for the next six years.
When Jan and I married we purchased and inner spring mattress. I didn’t mind it, but Jan thought it was too hard. We then changed to a waterbed and have slept on one ever since. The waterbed is warm and conforms to the shape of your body. Now we need to think about the type of mattress we will want on Waiouru.
We are having to be a cross-over bed which will preclude the selection of a waterbed. Anyway, it would be too hard to heat. We have to choose between inner spring or foam. Our builder suggests the former, whilst I’m leaning towards a memory foam mattress. I suspect they will be more like a waterbed and are probably cheaper.
However I’m open to other opinions or suggestions. I also think Google with produce some “pro’s & con’s”!