How I Found the Best Mattress and FINALLY Got a Good Night’s Sleep


It’s surprising to note that spending every night on the wrong mattress can negatively affect your health. Seems like a small thing, but it’s true. There is a difference between tossing and turning during the night for seven to eight hours and having quality, restful sleep. Symptoms of a bad night’s sleep include yawning, back pain, stiff neck, and headaches, as well as the feeling of “pins and needles” in the extremities and worst of all falling asleep during the daytime, which can be detrimental if you doze off while driving or in the middle of the day at your job. As humans, we are biologically programmed to need sleep. The brain shuts down more easily from lack of sleep that from hunger. Lack of proper rest can also wear down your health a little at a time. The stress of scant sleep can display itself in mental fogginess, and a whole host of chronic diseases that take hold due to exhaustion.

The trick is to find the right mattress for you (and your partner if applicable) so that you can get that needed rest each and every night. With that in mind, I am going to share How I Found the Best Mattress and FINALLY Got a Good Night’s Sleep.


The first step is to do some in-person shopping. Yes, you like ordering from the web, and it’s convenient; however, you need to actually try out the mattress yourself. Yes, go into a store and take a lie-down on the store model. Don’t worry, they usually have protective coverings on the mattress, so you won’t feel like you are getting into someone else’s bed. Take someone with you to hold your belongings like shopping bags or other valuables while you concentrate on the feel of the mattress. Questions to ask yourself are:

1) Does the mattress provide proper support for your shoulders back, buttocks, legs, and feet? You should feel like the mattress has some “give” to it” but you don’t sink into it like a hammock. One very expensive mattress that I tried made me feel like it would swallow me whole, so I got up immediately and moved on. I had to find the best mattress for back pain, after all!

2) Do you get a sinking feeling when you lie down? If you do the mattress is too soft. A common mistake people make is that they believe that the softer the mattress, the more comfortable it is. This could not be further from the truth. If you have a back condition or trouble with your joints, like I do, you need a firmer mattress. Unless you are the princess with a pea hidden under her bedding, you don’t need layers and layers of soft, downy material to be comfortable.

2) Electric Bed, Yes or No? One popular type of mattress is the electric inflatable kind, where each person can adjust their side of the bed to the proper firmness. It’s really nothing more than two expensive air mattresses with a pump, in most cases. If you choose that option, you’d better plan on staying on your side of the bed, as if you accidently roll over to your partner’s softer side, you will feel like you are falling, which is the last thing you want at night. Bad dreams of falling are scary enough.


My husband and I know this for a fact as we got one of those mattresses from well-meaning relatives as a wedding present and every night he was up against a firm wall and I was on my side trying not to tip over into “soft land”. After five years of precarious sleeping, a bucket of mop water spilled and made contact with the electric pump under the bed frame and shorted it out. I’m just glad we weren’t in it when it happened. Yup, if you’re frequently a side sleeper like me, you should also consider searching for the best mattress for side sleepers.

3) Not All Memory Foams Are Created Equal: If a memory foam mattress is paper thin, it may not provide the support that you need. One good thing about a good memory foam mattress is that it will contour to you and your bedmate’s body, giving gentle support. Don’t just assume that the most expensive memory foam type mattress is the best, but it’s best not to go for the cheapest one either. Make sure you try it out first, even if you will be ordering it later online. You can’t tell anything about a mattress when it is rolled up into a coil, so find a store that features that brand and give it a go–you don’t have to buy from that particular dealer if you find a better bargain through online comparison shopping.

Through my experience, I found that it’s important to take your time to shop for a mattress. Some people will go to three different stores to find the perfect outfit, but buy a mattress as if they were picking out a handbag. Plan ahead, take someone with you–particularly your partner if you will be living together. Ask about delivery charges, tax and warranties. If the company won’t give any type of guarantee for their product, steer clear.

When I found the mattress that was perfect for us, I also bought pillows of the same brand, as I loved the gentle, yet structured support the material offered. In my case, it was a spring foam bed. For you, it might be another type. What I am glad of is that we took our time and picked out the right mattress for us, plus pillows, plus mattress cover. We did save part of the queen sized electric bed. The bed frame, detached from all of the electronic equipment that ran behind it, made a lovely reusable frame for our new mattress. We used the money we saved to spend on the mattress, as that is more important than the bed frame.

If your family wants to give you a mattress for a wedding present or housewarming gift, ask for a store gift card instead. They will mean well; however, a mattress is an item that only the person or persons using the item can pick out. We are so satisfied with our new mattress and now we both get a wonderful, restful, night’s sleep.

P.S. Don’t forget to read up on best air mattress reviews to steer you on the path to sleeping bliss!

This is Why I Don’t Go to the Movies Anymore

This is Why I Don’t Go to the Movies Anymore


There is something special about seeing a new movie on a big screen and enjoying the smell of that buttery popcorn. Going to the movies can be fun. There are some things that can ruin the movie going experience. This includes loud and obnoxious people and other annoying things that can turn going to the movies into a bad experience.


Cell Phones

Man talking on cell phone in movie theater

There is going to be some idiot in the movies that will be talking on their phone. While this has been addressed by previews in the theater there are still people that ignore this. There are others that do not turn the volume off of their phone and it rings. People like this should not be allowed out in public.


Stupid Parents and Their Crying Baby


If parents cannot afford to hire a babysitter than they should not be in the movie theater. Even ask a family member to watch the little one for a couple of hours. Babies may be cute but their crying can ruin the movie. It is a huge distraction and babies should not be taken to the theater during the evening shows. That is adult time.


People That Will Not Shut Up


There is always that one person that will not shut up during the show. This is not a living room, a friend’s house so shut up for the sake of everyone else. Older people may get confused and ask each other that is happening in the movie. This is not a good reason to take. When a person is in the theater they should shut up. Talking during the movie is rude and shows that a person was raised without manners. The Los Angeles Arclight theater will kick the talkers out. All of the other theaters should as well. If a person is stupid enough to talk during the movie they should have to pay a large fine. The rest of the people in the theater did not blow their money just to hear someone talk all night.


Loud Eaters


While eating candy and popcorn is part of the movie experience people need to show some manners. While most people do eat with their mouth closed there are some that are loud when opening wrappers. Other chews loud enough for the entire audience to hear. If a person is going to eat make sure that everything is opened during the previews. Also not slurping a soda will be appreciated.


Douches That Bump the Chair Repeatedly
Some people think that is okay to move around until they are comfortable. In the process they often kick and bump the chairs of the people around them. To all the stupid people out there this is very annoying and can be seen as aggressive. It is not a nice thing to do to strangers that are out to enjoy a movie. Even if a stretch is needed it is not okay to do it in the theater. Suck it up or leave. Or just have some common courtesy and do not bump into the other people that are trying to enjoy the show.

The Top 10 Best Looking Actresses in My Opinion

The Top 10 Best Looking Actresses in My Opinion


So here goes with the actresses:

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  1. Eva Green, The Casino Royale actress along with her twin sister was born in Paris on July 6 1980. Although her father is Walter Green a dentist who made a cameo appearance in the 1966 movie Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother is Mariene Joubert who became a children’s author after she stopped acting.


  1. Alison Brie, Hollywood born Alison Brie has a Jewish mother, whilst her father is of British, Dutch, German, and Norwegian descent. Her best known film is Community.


  1. Anna Kendrick, the Up in the Air star has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestors. She was nominated for a Tony for her Broadway role in High Society


  1. Rebecca Ferguson, her breakthrough role was in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Rebecca grew up on the outskirts of Stockholm so speaks Swedish as fluently as English.


  1. Jennifer Connelly is best known for been in the movie Requiem for a Dream. A native of New York, her mother was an Antiquities dealer and her father a clothes manufacturer.


  1. Olivia Wilde starred in Rush. As well as been a successful actress she gets involved in community activities.


  1. Emily Blunt is a British actress who made it after appearing in moves such as the Young Victoria and The Devil wears Prada.


  1. Amy Adams, the Italian born American actress has most recently started in Man of Steel.


  1. Naomi Watts, english actress born in 1968, her mother was an antiques dealer and her father was once the manager of the band Pink Floyd. She is best known for her role in King Kong.


  1. Mena Suvari grew up on Rhode Island before moving to Charleston and deciding to become an actress. Best known role played by her was in American Beauty.