Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tempur-Pedic (2011: A Sleep Odyssey)



         The Tempur-Pedic system (mattress and pillow) is by far the most comfortable bedding I have ever lain awake on all night almost every night.  It makes sleeplessness a restful and infinitely fascinating place on the map, one I always look forward to (re)visiting.  This luxurious product is well well worth the expense.

        I believe that you could actually jump energetically on the Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress and complete a round of calisthenics without upsetting a glass of red wine as they suggest in their commercials, but I'm not going to try.

        But, please, don't take my word for the benefits of Hypnos' and King Croesus' greatest gift to humanity.  

        Consult instead with our panel of sleep experts.

Eddie (l), Felix (r) evaluating

     "Pataphysics is the science." -- Alfred Jarry, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll Pataphysician.

 King Croesus on the pyre, Attic red-figure amphora, 500-490 BC, Louvre, Paris

Fernand Khnopff, Une aile bleue (A blue wing), 1894, Oil on canvas, Private collection

Painting includes Khnopff's Head of Hypnos, inspired by Scopas' 350 BC sculpture in the British Museum.  Khnopff made several versions of Hypnos, in both sculpture and painting, and included an altar to Hypnos in his Brussels studio.


  1. A fan myself. I like the basic hard model but also the deluxe edition with the top layer of ultra-fluff.

    The missus, however, has decided she prefers another -- another brand of mattress, I mean -- called Sleep Health (maybe). It too is good, and features memory foam, but is not a distinctively amazing as tempurpedic.

    Beer. Bed. A glass of cold water. These thrill me every day.

    Another favorite product: Soda-Stream carbonators.

  2. It's very good to hear this. Our move up to Tempur-Pedic was made even more remarkable by the fact that we lived like unhappy, uncomfortable Bedouins during our first two years in Pennsylvania, while we were getting the house together. Two years of lousy non-sleep, rather than the luxurious, sort of miraculous all-night thinking sessions I enjoy now. I have been wanting the Soda-Stream carbonator a lot, but have been putting it off. No more. Curtis

  3. Who wouldnt want a bed that would help your back and give you a good night sleep. I have one and its really a great piece.

    tempurpedic pittsburgh

    1. Shaira -- Thank you for writing and for liking this piece. I hadn't thought about it for a while. Please visit again. Curtis

  4. What kind of temperpedic mattress style was the one featured in the first photo? Sorry, I know this is really random and you probably won’t reapond. But we’re trying to sell a family members who’s looks like this and we were just wondering