Sleep Island – now open
Sleep Island (533 Washington St.) opened up about a month ago. I decided to swing by and take a look.
(A room full of mattresses can only be so exciting…)
Mattress Shopping gives me a headache
Originally, I visited the store to just get interior photos, and to update the contact info (see that after the jump.) I also found out that Sleep Island is owned by Roman, who also runs Futonland down the street. Great, but…
I made the mistake of simply asking how much one random mattress cost. I think it was the Sealy “Boheme” or something like that. Mattress only (I don’t need a boxspring) – was $344 bucks. “That’s it?” I thought – considering I paid maybe $1200 for my last one 3 or 4 years ago (some memory foam + coil spring combo – which I originally thought was the best ever – but didn’t last.. it’s wearing out already). The sales guy working there kept repeating how much cheaper they are than “Sleepy’s” – so I’m thinking “Boy mattress prices must have come down – or I got ripped off last time…”
This set off many hours of wasted time online researching the myriad of models of mattresses available – and I quickly realized that mattresses still cost an arm and a leg – if you want a decent one. They all feel fine in the store – but you have no way of knowing how reliable they really are. A really crappy industry, if you ask me. Some kind of “sleep cartel” must be running the show – Smoke and mirrors.
Hoboken’s “Furey” had written a blog entry about some mom & pop shop called “Omaha Bedding Company” – and I emailed him in the wee hours today to see if he still likes it 18 months later… he responded back saying his whole family has them (but didn’t mention anything about longevity). He paid about $1500 bucks for it, and insisted that you sleep on one at a Ritz-Carlton hotel first before you buy. See what I mean by complicated?
Getting restful sleep with no back or body pain as a result is paramount in life – So I don’t want to make the same mistake again…
Do you have a mattress brand/model that you swear by? That will last 10+ years? What is the best value?
Despite this rant – see the Sleep Island contact info after the jump…
Are you getting sweepy?
Quickly taking place of the the doomed Erie Street Antiques on 533 Washington Street – is a new shop called “Sleep Island.”
Since I snapped the picture in a hurry, I didn’t have time to investigate further. Not sure if it’s a Mattress Store – or a place you can take naps.
Either way, I say good job with the awning and color choice. Certainly is noticeable.
Description: Mattress Store, same owners as Futonland.
Address: 533 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030