In every marriage, there has to be compromise. If there is no compromise, there is no marriage. When couples begin the search for a mattress together, they typically always want a completely different type; the husband wants an extra firm mattress while the wife wants an ultra plush. By the end of their shopping trip, one of three different things probably has happened: one partner compromised their comfort for the other’s, they settled for the “in between” mattress, or they’ve headed home to file for divorce. Luckily for me, the Dream Catcher saved my marriage from heading down any one of these roads (after it already went down one before).
I’ve always hated that stupid mattress. As much as my husband thought that sleeping on a firm mattress was good for him, I never thought that sleeping on a brick was too good for me. Now, I’m not trying to come off as selfish, but I was just desperate for a mattress that was comfortable for me to sleep on, too. That wasn’t too much to ask for, right?
He was incredibly reluctant to even start looking for a new mattress with me after the experience we had with the first one. After an hour fight in the mattress store, I eventually gave up and compromised. Although I would’ve fought longer, harder, and louder three years ago if I realized how much more I would’ve valued a comfortable mattress instead of not doing laundry for 2 months. I was nothing but miserable from the first night we slept on that mattress.
Because I wasn’t really been getting any sleep at night, I practically turned into monster, which was the last way that I wanted to behave around my poor husband. I never wanted to act like this! But I started to resent him for every single awful emotion I felt. It was so unfair that he was sleeping like a baby every night when I wasn’t (have I mentioned I was having crazy mood swings, too?). Both my husband and I were growing increasingly more miserable by the day all because of something as simple as a mattress.
So I started to do a little bit of research and decided to take the Dream Catcher test with my husband. It would indentify both of our pressure points and match us to the perfect mattress for both of our body types. That way, we would know exactly what type of mattress would be most comfortable for each of us (and my husband would feel pretty bad if he tried to guilt me into getting a firm mattress when I really needed an ultra plush). Well, we did it. We went and took the Dream Catcher test and were matched with the best mattress. We tried it and instantly fell in love—maybe with the mattress, maybe with each other. But either way, we're still excited to go to sleep with each other every night, so I guess a good mattress really is the foundation to a happy marriage.