I never thought I'd be so happy to own a mattress. Will bought an air mattress to use while we saved up for a real one. I was opposed to the idea from the beginning. I slept on it 1.5 nights before I demanded we go shopping. (The second half of the first night I abandoned ship for the couch, not exactly a big step up, but better nonetheless.) At first we were discouraged by how expensive it is to buy a mattress set. However, a stop by the BX and our sleep problems were solved!