I was fortunate enough 18 months ago to be gifted a beautiful new mattress which I had to search online to find as they wanted a good deal. However, I have had a medication change since then, and the 8 stone that I did lose has all but gone back on again due to Mirtazapine. So what was a fabulously comfy mattress, has turned out to fail on me as my weight has destroyed the springs in the centre of where I sleep.
At the moment Andy is using foam to pack it out and it’s actually better than it was, but it isn’t an ideal long term solution. Ideally the weight needs to come off, that’s number 1 priority BUT I can’t come off the medication. My anxiety spiralled out of control in 2016, then what with Andy having tongue cancer, my mental health was shot to pieces. After being given Propranolol, I was then advised that Mirtazapine would help the Seroxat work better. I have been taking that nearly 6 months and have ballooned. My mental health though is loads better, which is great for me yet not perfect as the weight is becoming a nightmare to lose.
So I want to find a mattress that will support my weight. It’s advised to have a firm or extra firm mattress if you are over 20 stone. First place I start looking is Groupon. I have had so many fantastic bargains through them that it’s my go to whenever I’m on the hunt for something new. They always have great mattress deals and I could kick myself for not going there the first time. At least then I would have saved a fair amount and wouldn’t feel so guilty having a huge hip shaped hole in it.
Looking at some of the mattresses elsewhere online, I’ve seen some that are made especially for those of us over 20 stone, some accommodating couples over 50 stone combined, but the price is ridiculous. The mattress we already have cost nearly £2,000, yet is no better than the £200 one that we picked up as a bargain. I don’t think being expensive is a mark of good quality anymore at all.
At least I know now that I don’t have to save £1,800 for a mattress anymore, as looking at the range on Groupon, I could bag myself a deal at a third of the price if I’m lucky and as long as it lasts as long as the one we have now, it’s a bargain.