This post brought to you by Better Sleep Council. All opinions are 100% mine.
As most of you know, I’ve been busy redoing everything in my bedroom, from my vanity area, to my bathroom, and just the other day I purchased a headboard (I don’t have one!!) and brand new bedding. I find that having a calm, organized, and pretty sanctuary reduces my stress levels and improves my sleep. And as I do in every room of my house, I use blackout shades, and that helps immensely with my sleep hygiene.
After gathering all the materials to make it look nice, I started to look at my mattress. It has a distinct dip where I sleep all scrunched up at the top on one side! Even though my mattress is a couple years old, I didn’t consider my sleeping style when purchasing. Oops! Everyone else says it’s so comfortable (including my kids that like to come pile in at night), but it’s not the right mattress for me, so I’m on the hunt for the perfect mattress for me and my husband! We do sleep on a King size bed, and that is absolutely the right choice for us!
May is Better Sleep Month and this year, the Better Sleep Council is telling everyone to Get on Top! Of a new mattress! And actually Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times to go hunting – great deals! Plus the Better Sleep Council is offering a Get on Top, win $1,000 giveaway and a giveaway for a $50 Visa gift card just for my readers! You can find all the details at the bottom of this post.
I know the difference that a new supportive mattress can make – I have been taking naps on my son’s new firm mattress, and I adore it. So if you are tossing and turning, no matter what kind of mattress you have, and you are blaming everything else for your sleep problems, it may be time to stop faking it with endless coffees in the morning or medication and night and invest in a new mattress. Maybe you don’t have enough room (can you believe my in-laws sleep on a full size bed? The Better Sleep Council’s a guide for how to get better sleep says that a full-size mattress is like each person only getting the room of a baby crib! (!!!!)
The Better Sleep Council’s guide on how to buy a mattress is super helpful, and includes the SLEEP test for helping you evaluate mattresses when you do go shopping (as well as the reminder not to wear a skirt or dress!). If I could ask a mattress expert anything, I’d ask about how to tell the difference between firm beds. I love my kids’ twin size beds, which are firm, but I find that my grandparent’s and my in-laws firm beds are hard as rocks, and I can’t move the next day after sleeping on them! The other thing I’d really love to know is how to care for the new non-rotatable mattresses, or if I should perhaps be hunting for one that I can rotate, due to my bizarre sleep habits.
You can enter the Get on Top, win $1,000 giveaway, plus enter The Better Sleep Council’s giveaway for a $50 (USD) VISA gift card by commenting on this post – What are your sleeping troubles and How would a new mattress help? U.S Only; 18+, Find the official rules here!