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Better Sleep (and a Giveaway!)

This post is sponsored by Sleep Number®.

I’m a more patient mom with enough sleep. A more creative designer, a better partner, a better everything. For me, getting enough rest means not pushing myself to stay up and do one more thing because if I can just get myself into bed at a reasonable time, I can usually fall asleep pretty easily. If you’re someone that has a harder time of it though (like my better half), Sleep Number has some great tips for better sleep.

Sleep Number Mattress

We’re loving our new mattress, and I’m pretty into checking the SleepIQ feedback that the bed provides. I knew from talking to Brandon that he doesn’t sleep as soundly as I do, but look at the difference in our data. And this is a big improvement for him! He used to get even less rest before.

Sleep Number SleepIQ data

Those numbers are from a few weeks ago, and it’s cool to see in the app how they’ve improved and changed over time. Brandon’s paying attention to his patterns and implementing some helpful sleep solutions, using that information to find better sleep.

I was thinking about it and I realized that we’re opposites with other furniture too. I love our teal couch in the living room because it’s deep and the cushions are so soft. He prefers much more firm seating, like our beige armchairs or the black and white sofa in the library. Having a mattress that adjusts on each side has been really great for us! I keep my side at 40 and he’s most comfortable at 65 — a big difference. It’s a fantastic bed for couples, and they can tailor the right solution for you in store.

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We’re sleeping well on our Sleep Number mattress, and I’m thrilled to offer up a chance for one of you to do the same! One Making it Lovely reader will win the awesome prize of a queen sized Sleep Number p5 mattress. You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

Good luck!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to eligible legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction. Begins: July 10, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM ET. Ends: July 20, 2017 at 9:59:59 AM ET. Subject to Official Rules available at http://mediakix.com/sweepstakes-makingitlovely/. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Mediakix LLC.

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    Stacey Roberson
    July 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    The closest store to us is in Fredericksburg, VA. Both my husband and I have back issues and could use a new mattress to help resolve some issues and get better sleep.

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    July 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    The closest store to us is in Grapevine, TX. My husband and I both have trouble sleeping and are struggling to agree on a new mattress. This could really help solve the issues.

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    Jennifer Haddad
    July 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    The closest store to us is in Marlborough, MA. My husband and I definitely don’t get enough sleep because we are tossing and turning a lot. We both complain about back and neck discomfort in the mornings. And we also have different mattress preferences (I like a softer mattress and he likes one more firm). A sleep number would be perfect for us!

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    Lyndsey Reed
    July 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I have five stores within an hour of me but the closest one is in Roseville – The Fountains. I have slept on Sleep Number beds at friends’ houses and get the best night’s sleep of my life! I think one would really help my lower back pain.

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    Lori Soltis
    July 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    There are numerous sleep number stores near us in CT. I love the bed too!

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    July 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    The closest store is Roseville and I would love a new mattress that both of us could agree on.

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    July 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Our store is on Westshore in Tampa. It’s definitely time to replace our mattress!

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    Nikki Sloan
    July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I am entering for my mom. Her closest store is in Champaign, IL. She has multiple autoimmune issues and needs a new mattress to help with her joint pain and getting a good nights sleep.

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    July 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    We’ve got many store options in Chicago and the near ‘burbs. We’ve tried memory foam and traditional spring mattresses, and all I want is a mattress that doesn’t get lumpy. If there’s one that stops snoring, that would be popular in our house, too.

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    Jennifer Ravey
    July 13, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Yea! There’s one in my town. My mattress was amazing, but it’s reaching it’s max lifespan, and I can feel it. Would love a sleep number for my new hubby and me! Thanks, Nicole.

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    MaryAnn S
    July 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    The closest Sleep Number store is Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, FL. I believe having one of these beds would help the quality of my sleep. I have a lot of back issues and other health stuff going on, that I think this bed might help some of these ailments.

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    Hannah Thomas
    July 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    My closest store is in Chandler AZ, not far away :) We are currently shopping for a new mattress. Our old one has been great, but it’s definitely reached the end of its lifespan. But finding one that will work for both my husband and me, we sleep very differently, has been a challenge. This would be perfect!

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    Jill E Stillman
    July 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    There is a store at Vintage Faire mall. I need a new guest bed!

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    Amber B
    July 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Our store is in Roseville, MN. Biggest sleep problem is that my partner and I need completely opposite mattresses. It puts a strain on our marriage when it’s uncomfortable to sleep next to one another! I miss snuggling!

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    July 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Savannah’s Lee sleep number Savannah Ga. I need a new mattress!

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    Molli Dunbar
    July 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    TOLEDO-MONROE ST. – OH, just 21 miles away! We just need a new bed, period. Plus it would be nice not for it to be delivered in a box

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    Meagan Schmieder
    July 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    My closest store is in Southcenter, only a couple miles away. We sleeping on a mattress that was my parents and probably 15 years old… Do I need to say more? :)

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    July 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    The Sleep Number store nearest to me is in Lafayette, Indiana. My sweet husband is really having problems sleeping – he just can’t get a restful night’s sleep on our 13-year-old mattress. He often sleeps in the recliner in the family room rather than try to get comfortable in the bed. I want him to feel better!

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    Erin P.
    July 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I’m right by the Indianapolis – Keystone store. I have a hard time getting to sleep, and when I wake up in the night, a hard time getting BACK to sleep. Our mattress is old so I would love to replace it with a Sleep Number!

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    Sara Willeford
    July 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    The closest Sleep Number store to me is in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Our mattress is 18 years old and we would so grateful to win a new bed :)

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    July 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    The closest store is in North Olmsted, OH. My husband has sleep apnea and sleeps with a mask. Our two children, ages 2 and 5, like to sleep with us… so a new bed would be fantastic for this mom who would like a good night’s sleep!

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    July 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Closest store is South Portland, ME. Our mattress is HORRIBLE and is causing back pain for both my husband and I, we need a new mattress ASAP!

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    July 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    The closest Sleep Number store is in Cherry Hill, NJ. My back is often stiff when I wake up in the morning.

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    July 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Akron, oh
    Our mattress is oooold

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    July 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    The closest store is in Charlottesville, VA! The mattress that my husband, dog, and I share is from 1996! And now we have a baby on the way!

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    July 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    The closest location for me is in Omaha at Westroads Mall. I would love a Sleep Number because I am newly pregnant with twins and need all the rest I can get before they arrive!

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    Heidi Sentivan
    July 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Our closest store is Springfield Mall, Springfield Pa. Would love have a good night sleep.

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    July 13, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    1. Pinnacle Hills Promenade

    21 mi.

    Rogers, AR
    This is our closest store! I figure this bed would be the heck out of sleeping on the floor. So that is the reason I would love to win it.

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    Sara Oppler
    July 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Ithe closest store to us is Bellevue Square, WA. I’m a side sleeper and our current mattress leaves me with sore shoulders.

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    Amanda Taylor
    July 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Oklahoma City-Quail Springs. I always always wake up with an aching back and neck except when I sleep at my parents house on their sleep number bed!

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    July 13, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Maine Mall is the closest location —- I have two toddlers, I need all kinds of help! A comfortable bed is a good start!

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    July 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    My closest store is in Beaumont, Texas. My husband and I have two very different ideas of a perfect nights sleep. After several months of mattress shopping we are both disappointed and pained with our choice. I wish we would have had the budget for a Sleep Number bed!

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    July 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Bayshore Mall is the closest and we’re in DESPERATE need of a new mattress!!! Ours is from 2000

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    Kate Morgan
    July 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    My closest store is Crossgates Mall in Albany NY. Our sleep related issues relate to my slipped and herniated discs while trying to sleep on a full sized mattress! Plus we both snore :/

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    Amanda Charron
    July 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Our closest store is in Allen Park, MI. We would love to win this bed because my husband and I have such a hard time comfortably sleeping next to each other that we haven’t made it an entire night in the same bed in over a year. I would love for us to wake up next to each other, well rested once again. :)

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    July 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Cedar Rapids (Lindale) is our closest store. My husband has hip issues so this would be a great improvement!

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    Kristen Cass
    July 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    A Sleep Number bed would be a dream! I LIVE in my bed… eat, sleep, relax, work… but I’m always having to go to the Chiropractor for hip & upper back issues. I know a Sleep Number would help that! Love your blog, thanks, Nicole!

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    Sarah N
    July 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    My closest store is the Town East Mall store in Mesquite, Texas.

    My husband and I have been married four years. Our first matress was an old one someone loaned us. We slept on it for 1 year and then moved across the country with hardly anything for an internship. We slept on a very thin air mattress for nearly six months; four of those months, the air matress would deflate after just a few hours, and we essentially would end up on the hardwood floor. It was rough. But it shaped us and we worked hard as interns. We finally decided to buy a matress we could afford and bought a bed in a box from Walmart. A full size was the only size that would fit in our apartment though (three sides of the matress touched walls!!) Fast forward nearly three years.. we are still sleeping on that full size matress, and it is nearly at the end of its time with sagging on both sides. After a very rough pregnancy and delivery, we just had our first baby three months ago, too. I’ve spent a lot of time in bed recovering and our baby ends up in our bed nearly every night. We are all very squished on that full size bed, for sure! We would love to upgrade to a queen someday, and one that doesn’t sag! Haha!

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    Angie S
    July 13, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Our closest store is Dubuque, Iowa. We’re mattress shopping now and this would be wonderful. We have different sleeping styles and this bed might help us be more comfortable.

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    susan s
    July 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    San Diego is our place for a sleep number bed :)
    As a teacher of K-3 kiddos with special needs-I NEED this bed!

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    Isabel Rodriguez
    July 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    My closest store is in Lake Grove, ny. My husband is currently sleeping in our guest room, because our bed gives him back pain. So, this could be a marriage saver!

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    dawn simon
    July 14, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Funny thing that I came across this right now. As I was driving home earlier I saw a sleep number bed delivery truck driving. I wondered in my head, “what magic does this sleep number thing hold that I keep hearing and seeing about it all around”?

    My husband snores. Like bad. He has a sleep apnea machine but he doesn’t always use it all night. I also have a very clingy boxer dog who tries to get as close to me as possible all night long. I need the most comfortable spot for “me” to sleep all night long despite all of the distractions I have to deal with. Oh, I forgot to mention the 2 little humans that I created that also try to horn in on my sleep time. lol

    Now that I think about it maybe I just need my own room. :)

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    dawn simon
    July 14, 2017 at 12:34 am

    oh, I forgot to mention m closest store is the Brea mall. I

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    Jennifer B
    July 14, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Our closest store is in the Arden Fair Mall. We purchased a mattress last year for our ten-year anniversary and, sadly, it’s no better than the previous one : (

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    July 14, 2017 at 5:26 am

    The Chicago store is nearest to me! With two small children – I dream about good, sound, uninterrupted sleep these days. Beyond the two sweet little ones that often find their way into our bed, I run cold & my husband hot. I like a firm mattress – he prefers soft. We make it work & fully embrace any/all shut-eye we can get!

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    July 14, 2017 at 7:20 am

    The Chicago store is our closest store. I have suffered from back pain for years now and with kids climbing into bed in the middle of the night, that is only getting worse!. I would love a new mattress that supports my back better.

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    Mary Henesey
    July 14, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The closest store to me is in Amherst, NY. My husband and I would love a new mattress that can suit both our preferences…and help with hip and knee pain!

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    July 14, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Plenty of store options in Chicagoland! I wake up feeling stiff and old. : /

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    July 14, 2017 at 8:12 am

    There is a store just 5 miles away from us in Maryland. My biggest concern is getting a mattress that doesn’t aggravate my lower back problems!

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    July 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

    The closest store to me is the North Shore Mall in MA and I need a new mattress because mine is ten years old! I always wanted a sleep number because it’s adjustable for two different types of sleepers!

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