The floor didn't pan out. After the initial first good night, it went down hill, and there was no stopping it. There just wasn't enough lower back support. My mattress, after getting a week's break from being used, actually went back to being decent for a short time, but now it's back to as bad as it was. And as a result, my energy has taken another dive. Also, my cats decided they would protest my new on-the-floor arrangement by sleeping on my bare mattress and peeing on my floor setup....
In a desperate bid to get some use out of this mattress, I've decided to destroy my bed fixer. It's several bars of foam sewn into a cover. The cover has sections between each of the bars allowing them to be pulled away from each other, or pushed together, making it longer or shorter. I'm taking them out of the cover so I can glue them one on top of the other, doubling them up to stick them under my mattress to hopefully fix the sag in it.
...Now that I look at these things, maybe the smarter thing to do would be to design something to give me the back support I need. The only issue is, I can only do one or the other. The glue I'm going to use does not unglue, and these things are expensive, so I don't know if I want to buy another one if one way doesn't work out.
I'm aware that there are posturepedic mattresses, but the only posturepedic company within a 1000 mile radius of where I live has 6000 reviews, and it took me until page 12 of their reviews to find a rating above 1 star.
"My mattress came with a huge stain on it. Company refused to use my warranty to replace it."
"It was extremely late, and when I got it, it had mildew. No replacement."
"I had to buy a mattress from them 3 times, and not a one of them showed up."
"Mine was made improperly, had to use my warranty straight away."
"It was falling apart at the seams. When I replaced it, the new one had stains all over it."
"My mattress looks like it was melted. Could not reach company for warranty replacement."
Stuff like that. Real "company from hell" type comments. Probably cheap, Chinese labor. Oh, and remember when I said it took 12 pages to find a review over 1 star? It was a 2 star. I gave up searching dozens of pages in, unable to find a single good review. The highest I think I I saw was 3 stars, after pouring over something like 500 reviews.
I think what I'll do is try to design a bed of sorts with these foam bars, and find one that works. They might be a little too thick for that, though.
Oh, and remember how in the beginning of this I said my cats kept peeing on my bed because they didn't like it? Well, turns out that was a great test for the moisture barrier. Their pee managed to get through my thick blanket, through the sheet, and soak the moisture barrier, and that's were it stopped. The second time they peed on my mattress, a tiny bit of it managed to get through to the pad below it, but very, very little.
It might be worth buying if you have a child, or elderly person with mild bedwetting, or if you have pets like I do. Pets who think the only way to let me know they don't like something is by freakin' peeing on it minutes before I'm exhausted and ready for bed, so that I have to stay up an hour and a half later than I intended to, washing all of my damn bedding in weak, coin op washers and driers.... And one of them was the night of my grueling 39 mile walk that left me unable to stand! So I had to go all the way out to where the machines are to clean my bedding while it hurt to walk.
They lost their last can of tuna for that one. I bought them a bunch of tuna because I love my cats and I like giving them treats once in a while. There was one tuna can left, and now it's going straight to me.
Ok, I'm done ranting... For those who are on baited breath, waiting for my mocap project, I'll be updating tomorrow. Because I'm not really all that rested for writing. Didn't even want to waste what little energy I have writing this one, but here I am anyway...