My post about the first night on my Novafoam mattress still gets the most traffic on this blog (although a homework assignment about the French health care system has been remarkably popular the past month or so). Every couple of months, I get an email asking about the mattress. Dale emailed me this morning to ask how we like the mattress after sleeping on it for over three years:
Hi, In searching the web, I found your blog ("first night on..." on pinkhamster) on shopping for a Novafoam mattress - now that your blog is more than three years old, I'd like to hear an update if you could take a moment to let me know (or add a posting and point me to it) as my wife and I are in need of a new mattress and no better source than a longer-term customer... Thanks, Dale
I'm happy to report that we are still satisfied with our Novafoam mattress. It hasn't lost its support, and it still very comfortable. One thing that I didn't mention in the original post is that motion isn't transmitted laterally much when your sleeping companion moves. It's much better than the bouncing that happens on when sleeping on a cheaper spring mattress or an air mattress. Having spent two nights on an air mattress a couple weeks ago reminded me how much I like our mattress. I think we'll probably buy a King Novafoam mattress when we move to a larger home.
p.s. This season of Penn & Teller's Bullshit! has an episode on mattresses and sleep aids.
The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else. - Frederic Bastiat