Collective insomnia seems to have taken over the city. I know I can’t sleep and I can tell by the blue dots on Facebook that there are others out there. And I blame it all on vampires. On every celebrity website I troll through in the dark hours of the night, there is something going on with vampires. There was Twilight (*yawn*) and now the new season of True Blood which I have yet to see but I should because it was created by Alan Ball who also did Six Feet Under, which I loved. I hate it when I don’t know a show that everyone is talking about, but there is something about vampire mythology that makes my eyes glaze over. The only vampire related thing that interests me is a bowl of Count Chocula, without the milk because I am back to being lactose intolerant. I hate that vampires don’t sleep or get old or die, their high maintenance eternal lifestyle must be tedious beyond belief. And thinking of this is what keeps me up at night: what if a vampire breaks into my house and sucks my blood and I can’t ever eat Greek foode again? Or fall asleep to the sound of Anderson Cooper’s voice? Or fulfill my destiny of becoming a crazy old lady in Kensington Market?
I have decided to become pro-active in my quest for sleep and went to visit a shop called Keetsa at 2245 Queen Street East. Keetsa is a mattress store that sells unique eco-friendly sleep products. The mattresses are recycled, recyclable, and they use natural ingredients for anti-bacterial benefits. Cedar and green tea extract keep the mites away. They also have pillows, toppers, and sheets. I tried every mattress in the store, and this Goldi-loca loved them all. They’re firm and with varying degrees of mushiness, depending on your preference. And the price is actually surprising reasonable, considering you are laying in a rectangle of heaven. A Queen size starts at $499. Find out more about them, check out their website here. I think even a vampire could fall asleep in one of these beds.