I would have paid $10,000
So, that's a little disingenuous, I'm wayyyyyy too cheap to pay $10,000 for a bed. In fact, it was my wife that talked me into buying this mattress while it was on sale because the regular price was just so far out of the realm of what I thought I would ever pay for a bed. That being said, in retrospect, my frugal butt would absolutely pay every bit of $10,000 for what this bed has done for me. If you don't want to hear a story, just stop here and buy the bed, you won't regret it and you can return it if I'm lying to you.
For the rest of you, I'm 34 years old, I've worked as a lineman for the phone company for over a decade now and have had 2 pretty serious car accidents as well as some herniated discs from my years of highschool football. The smart money would say to get a different job, live a different life, and maybe get some surgeries, but I love the work and I love being active.
The consequences for my choices have been constant pain in my back similar to a mild burn with sharp, shooting pain a few times a day. Pain, like everything, is something you get used to the more you experience it. But it makes falling asleep take hours, then waking up 5-6 times a night to walk around, stretch, then fall back asleep. With ibuprofen I could drop that to once or twice a night, but that has its own consequences, long term.
I don't want this to sound campy or hyped up, but laying down the first night was the first time in more than 10 years that I had ZERO back pain. I woke up…
Thanks for the amazing review Andrew! Appreciate the time you spent writing up the review and so happy to hear that your back pain has gone away. Love hearing that and means the world to me - Marc