In an industry marred by a dizzying number of options and exorbitant costs, the hip start-up Casper offers a single solution to both: a comfortable foam mattress-in-a-box for a cool $850. Order one online and try it out for 100 days without penalty—if you don’t dig it, you can send it back.
Visiting mattress stores should not be written off as a trivial chore—you’re going to spend a third of your life lying on one, after all. Even though NYC is known as a place where you can find things to do 24 hours a day (there’s a show called Sleep No More, after all), a poor night’s sleep equals poor health. Visit these mattress and furniture stores and outfit your bedroom with a bed that’s seriously dreamy. It’ll make your affordable apartments seem that much better.
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