This post is sponsored by Sleep Number®.
I occasionally have restless nights, but for the most part if I’m tired, I can pretty much fall asleep as my head hits the pillow. I can sleep in a hotel bed, I can sleep on a couch instead. I can sleep in my kid’s room, I can sleep while fireworks boom. I can fall asleep in a chair, I can fall asleep anywhere! (That was cheesy. Sorry.)
Brandon though? Not so much.
He has a bad back, so he tosses and turns and is often awake at various points throughout the night (sometimes waking me up, too). When the opportunity to work with Sleep Number® came up, I immediately thought that this could be great for him. He’s keeping up with our three kids all day, and that’s hard when you haven’t gotten enough sleep.
To find your ideal Sleep Number setting in the store, you lie on a mattress and they take it from 100 (most firm) down to a point where it feels most comfortable for you. There was a monitor above the bed showing pressure points on the body, and you could see them change as you either changed position or changed the setting of the mattress.
I would have guessed before this experience that I’d prefer a firm mattress, but I wasn’t really sure. Lying on the bed in the store, it felt fine at 100, but as we lowered the setting I realized I liked it to be sort of medium/soft. Anecdotally, 35 seems to be the most common Sleep Number setting, and I felt most comfortable at 40 or 45. Such a cool way to find what works for you! And like the beds, they also have a big selection of pillows and other necessities to choose from in store. (If you go to the Oakbrook location, Regina and Linda are both so sweet. They’ve been friends and coworkers forever.)
We ordered a new Sleep Number mattress to go in our bedroom, and our current mattress will go up into the guest room (that one is shot). I think Brandon is really going to benefit from being able to customize his side of the bed to his exact liking. It’s a fantastic bed for couples, so it should lead to better sleep for both of us.
I’ll report back again after we’ve had the mattress for a bit, and I’m excited to share that I’ll also have a Sleep Number mattress to give away! Look for that post to come soon.