Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{best buy}

I had a hernia operation almost 4 years ago. The operation alleviated the, at time, excruciating pain I had in my right leg. In the past year some symptoms have returned. It is difficult for me to stand for a long period and I am getting tender spots on me right leg again. One thing that really annoyed me was that I had almost a constant pain in my lower right back. Especially in the morning. Since our mattress was pretty old I started talking about a new one a while ago. But you know how men are, if it feels comfortable to them there is no need to change. But I kept nagging and in the end I won the battle ;-) and off we went to Ikea. One of their mattresses was voted Best Buy by a Dutch consumer association. A good affordable mattress. We tried several mattresses for over an hour and in the end I decided to go for the Best Buy mattress, Sultan Flokenes.

And, OH BOY, how I love it. We got the mattress on Friday and the back pain was gone on Saturday and it still is. We should have bought it earlier, at least after I had the operation. 
The Sultan Flokenes (from now on called the mattress) is a polyether mattress with a 7 cm (almost 3 inch) layer of memory foam and on top a layer of lambs wool. When I lay down the memory foam shapes to my body and supports it everywhere. The lamb wool layer is so nice and warm. The mattress is thicker and also harder then our old mattress which is nice when you get op. With our old mattress I had to sort of climb out of a hole to get up. 

I know there are people who are not very fond of the idea of buying a mattress at Ikea. And I know that there are people who are not very fond of memory foam either. I am just giving my personal opinion based on my experience. 


Okay, now that I have that out of my system I can wish you a nice weekend.
Sweet dreams!

PS. H. bought the Sultan Fjordgard. It is harder then mine, doesn't have memory foam, but it does have the lamb wool layer. He is very happy with his mattress and now is wondering why he didn't give in earlier. MEN!


  1. Fijn dat je nu zo lekker ligt op je nieuwe matras! Wij hebben ook een matras van Ikea, ook n.a.v. de consumentenbondtest... Maar helaas heeft dat niet kunnen voorkomen dat ik nu plat lig met 3 hernia's!
    Wel bijzonder dat jouw klachten alleen al door dat matras verdwenen zijn: de wonderen zijn de wereld nog niet uit (gelukkig maar!)

    Geniet van je nieuwe aanwinst, groetjes Judith