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.
cdJune 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm
Wait, how many free mattresses is this? Didn’t you get one or two that came rolled in a box? I thought people kept mattresses for like a decade or more? And you say the one you have is shot – wasn’t that a free one that you gave good reviews to? Or am I getting confused with another site? Lots of mattress posts these days.
Making it LovelyJune 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm
I know — there are a lot of posts around mattresses in the blog world! This is my second time working with a mattress company. The first was two years ago (a foam mattress shipped in a box, yes) that I still like and stand by my recommendation of. I think the industry recommendation for foam mattresses are usually 7-10 years, so there’s still plenty of life in it and the mattress in the guest room was much older, pre-dating the blog.
Caitlin DregerJune 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm
I look forward to the followup on the couple’s sleep part. I’ve always wondered if the middle part would feel weird in the middle of the night if you rolled from your 45 to Brandon’s 60. Thanks for doing the research for me. :)
JanetJune 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm
I have a bad back also and have slept on my sleep number for I think at least 8 yrs and have loved it still a great mattress❤️
JanetJune 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm
I will have to say tho I did not get the couples version but subsequently my daughter and husband did and because there numbers were so different the bed did not do well for them after a few years so think about that if you sleep at different numbers
Mo KilgallonJune 21, 2017 at 10:49 am
Is it at all strange that I think your shoes are amazing? Admittedly, Your adorable footware is not the point of this post, but they are fabulous.
TmJune 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm
The pink/blush bedding……Is it a quilt or duvet cover and please share, where you purchased it……..it’s lovely.
JoseeJune 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm
We’ve tried the Leesa, the Novosbed soft and are now on the Novosbed medium. My husband likes medium firm and I apparently need a bottomless pit to sleep in. I rarely have a full restful sleep and often wake up with various hips and back pain. I’m seriously considering getting a king frame with separate twin beds route. Or two twin beds.
I read sleeping apart is getting more popular and couples are fessing up to sleeping much better that way despite the stigma. And that new luxury builds often have two master suites for that very reason.
Tracie SteelJune 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm
Would love to know where your purse is from!
Lori WJune 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm
I think it’s a Kate Spade!