lately i’ve become obsessed with how i sleep. for no reason that i can pinpoint. i just woke up one day tired of being tired and decided that something needed to be done.
i live in a tiny apartment in queens. not the smallest by new york standards, but it’s the smallest room i’ve had in over a decade. so my fixation began with the idea of getting a bed frame that maximized the space in my room.
i bought a frame from ikea six months ago. a frame that i’ve wanted for a long time. turns out i don’t like it. not in my current space, at least. it’s too bulky, and my feet hang over the side and dig into the wood. it’s not great.
for the last few years i’ve thought about getting a loft style bed, but i’ve been hesitant to pull the trigger. whether it be money or space, i’ve never been comfortable making the leap.
it’s probably still a bad idea, but i’ve got my mind set on a loft bed. it’s too expensive and might not fit, but i’ve been thinking about it for a few days now and i think it’s time. i’ve done a dozen measurements, and even made a 3d model of my room. i think i can make it work.
what’s cool about getting a loft bed is that i would have enough space underneath for a small couch and a coffee table, which is something i desperately miss having since moving from minneapolis.
i’ve never purchased a bed proper. i’ve always inherited them. technically, i bought a twin from a friend-of-a-friend for $50 when i was 19, but i hardly think that counts. it is worth noting that i held onto that bed for over a decade.
but i rarely slept in it. or i tried not to. i always preferred sleeping on my couch. part of that is because of my desire to watch tv until i can’t keep my eyes open, but it’s also a form of protest.
when i was in high school my mom’s then boyfriend would yell at me if i laid on the couch. fucking prick. so when i inherited the couch, i slept on it out of spite. over time it became habit.
when i moved to new york, i threw out that old twin mattress. i slept on a friends floor for a few days before having the idea to spend $100 on mattress pad.
i still sleep on that.
my desire to create the perfect sleep experience led me to nolah mattresses. i don’t know if they’re the best mattresses, but the price was right and i liked what i was reading about them. i was originally looking at casper, but i was able to get a nolah for over $200 less, so i bought one while wine drunk. it should be here in a few days.
my journey will continue in a few months when i have enough money to waste on a $2000 loft bed. the ultimate sleep experience is around the corner. probably. or i’m just going to throw a bunch of money away.