Mattresses are rarely the star of the show. They are more like Oscar-winner JK Simmons: an indispensable Best Supporting Actor that classes up any room he’s in. But if you look hard, mattresses do occasionally get a spin in the spotlight:
Princess and the Pea
The classic fable comes from Hans Christian Andersen, the guy to blame for Disney earworms The Little Mermaid and Frozen. Our princely hero is just about to give up on finding a true princess-y mate, when one walks right in the door. A pile of mattresses and one lonely legume stand between a solitary lifetime among Danish social-climbers and his One True Love. The true moral of the tale: if Her Royal Highness had been sleeping on an ergonomic and hypoallergenic Somnium, she could have been pelted by peas all night and would have slept through it all.
Once Upon a Mattress
A funny, sassy musical version of the fable. The Broadway original starred Carol Burnett as Princess Winnifred of Woebegone. Sarah Jessica Parker reprised it in 2005, and the production remains as light and airy as the well-ventilated core of a Somnium mattress.
We almost forgot that Glee had an entire episode dedicated to mattresses. Of course there was some minor subplot involving a fake pregnancy, but LOOK AT ALL THOSE MATTRESSES. Unfortunately, our glee (sorry) turned to glum when we saw all that jumping around. We are all about preventing motion transfer. Our springs expand when you lie on it and close the gap with its neighbor. You can still sleep peacefully even if your partner is dancing in their sleep to the entire Van Halen catalog.