The day had finally come. You could not surgically remove the smiles off our faces. My girlfriend and I were incredibly excited to go check out the Tempurdedic. This was not an impulse buy. We had looked up a lot of mattresses and final decided to go for this one. With her weighing around 100 pounds, and me being a little more on the heavier side, we figured our different body types would give us each a unique perspective concerning the main components of the mattress. Already imagining my body sinking into the cozy memory foam, I patiently waited as she tested the mattress out first. I could feel my ridiculously high expectations get knocked down as I saw her face change when she laid down on it. The mattress we had landed on after much research did not impress her at all. Now, although I leave most of the decision making to her, I decided to test the mattress out myself, just to make sure. Even though my body sank into the mattress a little bit, the mattress was a lot less cozy than I had expected it to be. We realized how hard this mattress was. We decided to look for a mattress that makes us feel like we were laying down on a cozy cloud surrounded by angels looking over us. (I told you I had ridiculously high expectations) In case the short anecdote above did not help you draw a word picture in your mind, we were pretty disappointed with the memory foam. Not only that, but I was a little sad when I realized how hard mattress shopping can be. I figured it would be as easy as going to a store, picking out a mattress, and bringing it home. Turns out, I was wrong. There are just too many choices out there. It is too hard to choose one among the countless mattresses the industry has to offer. Judging from the numerous websites I read on mattress buying, it takes a lot of research and field-testing to be able to find your ideal mattress. Since I am not an expert on the subject, I decided to ask you guys for a little help. We are looking for a spongy mattress, since we have been using a regular firm mattress for a while and would like to move on to something a little more comfortable. I am no expert when it comes to mattresses, so if there are any mattress experts out there who would be able to give us any advice on which is the next best mattress to buy, we would really appreciate it.