February 10, 2010
Except it didn't last long. Things settled, and no matter what I did, the experience was never as good as it was when that feather-stuffed topper first came out of the package. I decided mattress toppers were bunk.
Then, a couple of months ago, I was pondering buying a new mattress set. What a conundrum. Sleep Number, Memory Foam, pillow top -- so many decisions. Headache.
Before you know it, I'm wandering through my favorite WalMart and there is a whole aisle of mattress toppers there. At decent prices. And there's one for a thick memory foam topper. Now, I already had a memory foam pillow that I'd fight for, so this caught my interest.
I rambled home, and began surfing around, checking out the memory foam mattress topper. It got great reviews -- in fact, the exact same one that I had spotted at WalMart was rated the highest in the land by some comparison site (that I can't remember right now).
So, I went back to WalMart and caught a sale. Dear Reader, I'm sure you understand the inner realization that I had that returning to find this product on sale was a sign. So, voila, a new Memory Foam mattress topper for less than $100.00. Much, much cheaper than a whole new mattress set.
Now, it's been months since my purchase. And the Memory Foam mattress topper has held up. It's also solved any issues that I had with my old mattress set, and I'm not planning on replacing the set any longer.
I cannot tell you how great this Mattress Topper is for sleeping. One hint: my terrier mix jumps up on that topper every night about 10:00 p.m., and starts periodically barking for lights out. She will not move again from that spot for ten hours.
For more info on mattress toppers, check out the Consumer Search survey and all the information there.
To check out the Memory Foam Mattress Topper that I have, you can see the product at Walmart's site plus read over 400 5-star reviews of the wonderful thing.
Image: Illustration of "The Princess and The Pea" by Edmund Dulac.