Can you guess the common theme between these fairy tales? Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and Princess and the Pea. Well, the hint is already in the title. Sleep. Maybe because it’s a fairy tale, but sleep is a significant part of their plots. Snow White falls into a death-like sleep, Alice falls asleep and finds herself in Wonderland, and the princess is tested for her royalty in her sleep. Sleep in this context symbolises the bridge to get to where you want to be. Finding a true love prince, entering Wonderland, and becoming a true princess. But as we grow older into adulthood, we forget these stories. The same goes to show with our sleep too. We sleep less and don’t take much thought as to how our bodies react to the place we spend half our life on. Just like that, we begin our sleep adulthood.
My Jagged Road To Sleep Adulthood
Getting back to the magical world of sleep, the pea in the princess fairy tale symbolises our true selves. In the fairy tale, one of the characteristics of royalty is sensitivity. Not just sensitivity to a physical item under our bed but all the things happening in our lives that we bring with us to bed. And this pea is a metaphor for everything that passes through our mind before we fall asleep, our thoughts.
The one thing I’ve found myself practising as a young adult is attaining the, “I’ll figure it out myself” mentality. As I am gaining independence away from my family, the thought of being responsible for myself has struck quickly and hard. Therefore, to manage the pea under my mattress, I believe in resolving them quickly or accepting them altogether. Well, you’re wondering how this metaphorical pea is relevant to sleep adulthood. Growing from teens to young adults, our bodies and minds change along with increasing responsibilities. The pea that was once the size of an ant from your childhood may have grown as big as a pea-r or bigger depending on your worries.
What Comes To Mind When Hearing The Term Sleep Adulthood?
Many people upon hearing the term sleep adulthood would think of silk sheets, essential oils, or king-sized beds as big as half the room. Some unique answers would be, sleep adulthood is no sleep at all. Scarily true. But surprisingly, not many answers include the type of bed or mattress. A month ago, I wouldn’t have either. This is important because this proves the transition of sleep adulthood really does happen.
As we learn, we change bit by bit through the pre-existing notions of sleep adulthood. And eventually, the mention of buying a mattress and bed will come up as a final chapter. Changing what we can is a great initial step, maybe that’s why many see it as buying accessories and aids to help sleep better. Instead of changing the mattress altogether to help you sleep without anything else.
Treat Your Body And Mind As If You Are Royalty
Some of us might not have even given a second thought on the type of mattress we sleep on. Me, for example. I would sleep on anything that was given to me. Never had a choice in decision-making during mattress shopping. Perhaps I was still a kid then, but also it never did occur to me to even care. I mean it’s just a mattress, right? Aren’t all mattresses just the same? But no. Now I’m in my early twenties, self-care is definitely becoming a priority as everything is getting harder to maintain, including sleep.
Long Long Ago, There Once Was Mattress Shopping
As my family and I lived abroad away from our home in Malaysia, we would occasionally find time to return once a year for holiday. Whenever we visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we stayed at our condominium. The beds we slept on were bought at a local furniture store nearby. Whenever I think of mattress shopping, I think of the typical rebellious behaviour of jumping on the different mattresses with feathers flying around all in slow motion. The childhood perspective. But I only remember tagging along with my family looking at different mattresses, in and out of different stores endlessly.
It was exhausting and I would end up waiting outside and playing with my siblings instead. Once we got the mattresses, we ended up buying a separate mattress topper like the one above that made it softer and comfortable to sleep on. I never questioned it but I’m wondering, why didn’t they invest in a mattress that already has that extra cushion in it. Buying two separate items for one single purpose seems wasteful.
The Adulthood Of Mattress Shopping
I’ve got to admit, the mattress shopping experience could use an upgrade. If I had it my way, I would choose a familiar place where the quality is unquestionable. Rather than from a local furniture store that has fluctuating prices and unknown origins. People nowadays like to know where the things they buy come from and basically everything about them. Transparency makes the brand more attractive.
Relating to the present, I don’t think mattress shopping is something many people enjoy. Even prior to the COVID-19 quarantine, not many young people shop for mattresses. As rents are more common than purchasing a whole residence, beds and mattresses are usually provided when moving into a new place. So, even if they wanted to invest in a new dream mattress, what are they gonna do with the one included? That said, mattress shopping is looked upon as a past tradition practised by people older in age and higher in income.
Taking A Chance With Online Mattress Shopping
As for the young folks, an option where cost and mode are not an issue should be considered. Especially during COVID-19 and everyone stuck at home, many have found pleasure through online shopping. Buying a mattress through the internet? Sounds unconvincing. We all know the struggles of online shopping, where you don’t always get what you pay for. The size is too big, the material is too coarse, just anything under the sun could go wrong with online shopping.
But I always find brands that allow free trials and the option for refund an attractive brand. It speaks confidence in their products and shows genuine intentions to make their customers happy. Taking a chance on brands like these is the leap of faith everyone talks about. The reason why I don’t see mattress shopping at physical stores essential to buying the perfect mattress is because people can’t properly test the mattress without being inappropriate or judged. Each person and their mattress will have different experiences, therefore a quick trip to the furniture store and sitting on the mattress does not cut it. We end up trusting our gut and having to wait until the delivery date to be able to truly feel it.
Before Buying A Mattress, Bring It Home First
Before buying something so meaningful that we use every day, wouldn’t you want to know exactly how long it will make you happy and satisfied? Like tasting an ice cream sample before buying the whole scoop, we need to sample how satisfied sleeping on a mattress will be. Unfortunately, it’s not a common service for furniture and mattress stores to provide a sample or return policy. But how will we know if the mattress is what we want if we don’t properly try it? Is it too much to ask for an actual test, at home?
The Next Step Of Sleep Adulthood
Who knew mattress shopping was so complicated right? Like adulthood, sleep can get more complex and harder to manage as we get older. Our needs change. But sometimes less is more. Unfortunately, since we can’t push a button labelled “fix all the things that bother me and make me happy so I can sleep like a baby again…”, we can try the next best thing. To embrace the pea under our mattress, instead of finding different things to help, changing the mattress itself makes the most sense.
Scared To Commit To Sleep Adulthood? Joey Mattress Got Your Back!
Joey Mattress is a popular Malaysian brand that checks all the boxes. They are an online mattress store selling J-Foam mattresses made from their own blend coupled with a unique micro-cell structure. We’ve previously described their mattress as being equal to the Goldilocks bed, not too hard nor too soft. Joey Mattress had completely abolished the idea of mattress shopping. Providing only one type of mattress to customers and completely managing their whole business online.
However many young people don’t know what they are looking for and end up getting the total opposite of what they need. Joey Mattress prevents such dilemma whereby they sell only one type of mattress. As the J-Foam mattress is so popular, they solely focus on this one product since their inception. Their mattress is delivered right to your doorstep within a week’s time in a minimal blue box. Easy to assemble, the foam mattress is flexible enough to fit in a box making it ideal for deliveries. Started by 25-year-old founders, Joey Tan and Winson Chong have basically chosen the perfect mattress for you, and all you’ve got to do is trust them.
Find Your True Love’s Mattress
It all began when they were customers themselves looking for a decent mattress but ended with an uncomfortable experience instead. Hence, they took it upon themselves to create the perfect balance of temperature, material, and design that they themselves could approve of. They know what the customers want because they have been in your shoes. Not sold yet? How about a 99-day in-home trial? You’ll get to have a full mattress home experience and find how it balances with your lifestyle and needs. All the questions you have about Joey Mattress will be answered from this trial. For answers to your sleep adulthood, do check out their website for more details.
Heave-Ho Pea, Let The Hope Of Sleep Hug Me
Find your true mattress that will help lessen the burden of the pea so that you can be in a place where you can sleep comfortably into dreamland. This is an important step in sleep adulthood. Accepting that your pea symbolises all the cares and worries that have to be addressed, the first step is to find comfort in a good mattress. Sleep is essential in our daily life, and having sound sleep is the next step to sleep adulthood.