We often let our mattresses slide when furnishing our homes. We change out the dining room table for something more modern… Our taste in colors change and a new sofa is purchased to match new paint colors. But what about our poor backs on those old mattresses?
A good night's sleep can mean the difference in so many things… When I sleep poorly I can actually feel that I'm crabby with someone and I just can't seem to help it. My work suffers, my creativity isn't on cue and I often find myself wasting supplies and messing up my projects. And for me, glitter is money so BOO! :)
Not all that long ago I slept on a TERRIBLE mattress and I was so tired all of the time. I'd sleep through the night but I didn't really rest. Talk about weird and I felt like I should quit yawning and be functioning much better. After all I totally got my 8 hours.
Slowly my back started to hurting in the middle of the night. I convinced myself I was sleeping funny. But then I started waking up with a terrible back pains. It took a few weeks for me to realize it wasn't that I was sleeping strangely, I was sleeping on a mattress past its prime. If I had only had a guide for how to get better sleep like this one from The Better Sleep Council- but guess what? You do!
When I went and started looking at beds I told the salesman that I wanted to feel like I was sleeping in a cloud but I wanted something firm that would last. The answer was one freaking amazing pillow-top mattress that I fell in love with the moment I sprawled out on the floor model. And since I'm cheap I had really hoped to not spend my full budget but in the end I realized how important it was to get the best mattress I possibly could.
And guess what? I started sleeping so much better that very first night. I LOVE that bed and the only problem I have now is getting out of it first thing in the morning!
So how do YOU know if you need to buy a new mattress? Does it look badly with holes or a sagging middle? Have you started to experience aches and pains? Do you sleep somewhere else better than you do at home?
And next up on my to do list is helping my sister out in her quest to get the best possible mattresses for her boys. Since she lives in a small town we've been weighing the options of where to shop (would it be worth it to shop out of town for better prices but having to pay a delivery charge? Is it a good idea to buy online without actually being able to feel the mattresses?) And this guide, how to buy a mattress is actually pretty helpful.
So are you in the market for a new mattress? Or maybe you hadn't realized before this little chat that you needed a new bed and are now pretty darn excited about the idea of a better night's sleep? Why not head on out and this coming Memorial Day?
And before I leave you today, I've got a great contest to share with you… The Better Sleep Council is holding a giveaway for a $1000 Visa gift card and that will really help out with a new mattress purchase, wouldn't it! So click through and get entered –> Get on Top, win $1,000 giveaway
I'm giving away a $50 gift card here to just the readers of Dream a Little Bigger – wahoo! It may not buy you a new mattress but it could definitely grab you a new set of sheets for your new nightly digs! Open in the U.S. for readers 18+ between 5/1 and 5/30, get the full and totally official rules here.