In the seven years we've been together, we'd never had a "nice" mattress. When we met, I was still on the IKEA mattress of my twenties; at one point, we swapped that for a hand-me-down from my sister. But this was the year we decided to act more like grown-ups and start sleeping like grown-ups. For too long, we had been waking up with aches and pains and tossing and turning so much we were keeping each other up.
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From the moment we laid down on the Parachute mattress, it was clear we had wasted FAR too many nights on bad sleep, and literally, within a few days ALL of our body aches disappeared.
So what makes me so enamored with this mattress? It's the plush, luxurious feel. I think most people tend to like firm mattresses, and while I would have been in that camp pre-Parachute, I've come to understand how important it is to have that cloud-like moment when you get in bed. I'd say the mattress is "medium-firm" — you can feel that the base is sturdy but it has soft coils near the head and foot that give you that "sinking in" feeling. Plus, there's a small top layer that feels slightly plush.
Six months on, at least once a week, my husband and I get into bed and just go, "Oh my god, this BED!" Parachute has fully convinced me to never skimp on a mattress again (the Queen size retails at $1,899); I'm already looking forward to the day that we can upgrade our Queen to a King, and when that day comes, it will absolutely be a Parachute mattress, with no expense spared.
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