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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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  • Emily R
    July 10, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Cambridge, MA

    My bed is 16 years old. I’d say it’s time for a new one!

  • Catherine
    July 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

    My closest sleep number store is right here in Tallahassee, FL! My husband and I have very different sleep preferences. He likes the room cool; I like it warm. I like thick, fluffy blankets; he likes nothing more than a thin sheet. He likes a firm mattress; I like a softer. A Sleep Number mattress would go a long way in helping us find compromise in our sleeping arrangements!

  • Corrin
    July 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    There’s a store less than 5 miles from my house in Austin. My biggest problem is that I wake up hot and sweaty every night because my current mattress retains heat like whoa.

  • Chantel
    July 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    My closest store is in Cambridge, MA! I’m way overdue for a new mattress, this sounds perfect!

  • Bailey K.
    July 10, 2017 at 9:34 am

    My closest store is in Camp Hill, PA. It’s definitely time for a new mattress since mine has a valley in the middle! :-)

  • Marty Oravetz
    July 10, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Oh my, I would love to win, this is a fabulous bed.

  • Erin
    July 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Bethesda, MD. Our bed is older than our marriage, and we haven’t been able to decide on a replacement!

  • Cheryl
    July 10, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Looks like there are 3 locations in Orlando area less than 10 miles from me! My sister & her husband keep offering to let us try their bed – they love it. We need a new bed and have been considering a Sleep Number bed since we’re not sure the compromise we made last time really worked for us – he likes it soft and I like it firm. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Ari
    July 10, 2017 at 9:41 am

    There is a store just a few miles away from me in Cincinnati. Our mattress is old and it needs replaced, but we just haven’t gotten around to taking care of it.

  • Amy
    July 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Serremonte is our store, and we have such an olllllddd mattress we truly need an upgrade, the hubs moves a lot during sleep so something more solid would be great for my sleep!

  • JF
    July 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

    There’s a store not far from me but I’ve never gone to try it out. I’ve got an old mattress and I live alone so I’ve never considered sleep number before. That app though is really a nice feature and I trust it more than a phone that sits on the mattress. Plus, I like that what feels comfy today may not tomorrow, so the mattress adjusts for that.

    Would love to see a check in after a few months to see how you two still love the mattress and if Brandon has improved more!

  • Arli
    July 10, 2017 at 9:54 am

    My closest store is in Boerem Hil, Brooklyn, NY. I wake up in the middle of the night and am awake for hours.

  • beth
    July 10, 2017 at 9:57 am

    my closest store is in greenville, nc. not sure if it’s a side effect of getting older (having just turned 40) or having kids, but i feel like my sleep quality has progressively gone down hill. the 14 year old mattress i have surely is not helping.

  • Brianne Tomlin
    July 10, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Looks like our closest is Alderwood Mall – Lynnwood, WA. My husband and I have very different ideas of “soft” and “firm”, so would be great to have our own options.

  • Betsy
    July 10, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Closest store is Easton. Our mattress is old! I’m sure we’d sleep better on a new one!

  • Sarah
    July 10, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Billings, MT. We just bought a new house and I’d love a new mattress to go with it!

  • Gina M.
    July 10, 2017 at 10:04 am

    My nearest store is smack dab between work and home. My husband and I will be married eight years tomorrow and we’re still sleeping on his childhood FULL mattress. It is more than time for an upgrade!

  • Megan Merrill
    July 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

    My closest store currently is the Brooklyn-Boerum Hill location, but I’m moving at the end of the month and my new apartment is near the Buckhead – Lenox Rd (Atlanta) location. My husband has back problems and I have weird shoulder problems, so a Sleep Number bed would be great!

  • Ashley
    July 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    The closest location is in Raleigh, NC! My biggest perform right now is pregnancy-related: my hips are killing me at night. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Kristin
    July 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    My closest store is Fairfax VA. My husband has sleep apnea and also trouble falling asleep. Our mattress was a hand me down and is too firm for me, so I’d love something tailored to our needs!

  • Victoria Crow
    July 10, 2017 at 10:16 am

    The store I would go to is in Santeria, CA. I would love to know my sleep number and improve my sleep health.

    • Victoria
      July 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Santee, CA! I didn’t catch the auto correct- sorry!

  • Wyndi
    July 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Broadway Square Tyler Tx and my matresses are so worn out and are starting to make sleeping painful.

  • Nicole C
    July 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

    My closest store is in Springfield VA. We’ve had our current mattress for over 10 years and desperately need a new one. I have a few friends who love their sleep number mattresses. Being able to have different settings for each person sounds great.

  • Stephanie
    July 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Fayetteville, NC.

    We really need a new mattress, our current one is sagging and lumpy. We both have shoulder pain, a sleep number might just be the trick to fix that!

  • Laura K
    July 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Our closest store is Rogers, AR. I would dearly love a new bed. Ours was given to us (used) by a neighbor when we were first married. It has definitely seen better days and now we both have sore backs constantly. I’m ready to upgrade.

  • Courtney
    July 10, 2017 at 10:41 am

    My closest location is the Lincoln Park store! My parents have had their Sleep Number for about five years and love it. Now that my mattress is on its last leg (not even plural, there’s just one leg left) I’m giving one of my own some serious thought.

  • Amy Mayen
    July 10, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I toss and turn every night and have back pain. We’re building a house and I’m hoping to seriously upgrade my sleeping!

  • Elizabeth
    July 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Our closest store is at Mall St. Matthews. We need a new mattress because ours currently has two human-sized wells in it. I was unimpressed with how a traditional mattress has held up over the years, so perhaps a sleep number bed would be a good change.

  • Caitlin
    July 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Indianapolis, Ind!

    My husband and I can’t agree on an appropriate mattress firmness, our next mattress will likely need to a Sleep Number. He likes mattresses so soft that I feel like I’m falling into a sink hole and he feels like my firmer preference is rock-hard.

  • Jolene Miesner
    July 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    My boyfriend and I just bought a house. I had been noticing that our bed wasn’t as comfortable as it used to be, but especially after the move and pushing and pulling up the stairs I just haven’t been sleeping as well. I started thinking about it and realized that the mattress is 11 years old now, so probably about ready for an upgrade!

  • Erin
    July 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

    My closest store is at the Quarry. Our mattress is way too soft and definitely needs an update!

  • Kylie McGowan
    July 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Our closest store is in Appleton, just 30 minutes away. My husband sleeps really hot, so I’d love to have some temp control.

  • Allison Schweizer McDougall
    July 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Camas, Washington

    My husband and I have different sleep needs and out firm mattress is making it worse!

  • Emily hambrick
    July 10, 2017 at 11:11 am

    There’s a store so close! I need a mattress SOOO bad. We both sleep terribly on our current mattress and it is so broken down that it just creaks all night long!

  • Amanda K
    July 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

    My closest store is in Burlington, MA. We have a Sleep Number bed and love it! But definitely need an upgrade after moving a couple of times

  • Nancy Loring
    July 10, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Portland Mine is the closet to me which is perfect because I go right by this store when I visit my daughter at college. My bed now does not give me any type of support anymore. The kids used it too much as a trampoline when they were younger. Yes, I also I had fun with the kids jumping on my bed but now I have to pay the consequences for having all of that fun. My dog also thinks my mattress doesn’t do the trick anymore.

  • Rachael
    July 10, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I just need a bigger bed!

  • Courtney
    July 10, 2017 at 11:16 am

    How timely! We are in the market for a Queen size bed, coming from a King to better fit our room. My closest store is in Tulsa, OK.

  • LynnR
    July 10, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Garden City, Cranston here. Our mattress is aging

  • Carrie S.
    July 10, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I’m surprised to see a store at the Galleria at South Bay! We slept on a Sleep Number bed several years ago at a resort in San Diego, and it was one of the best nights’ sleep ever. I like firm and my husband likes soft, so someone always has to compromise – it’s usually him since I have back & hip issues!

  • Debbie G
    July 10, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Closest is Knoxville Turkey Creek….We have different sleeping positions, which means we generally buy for my husband while my hips pay the price!

  • Ashley Knight
    July 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

    This is an amazing giveaway! My closest store is in Rochester Hills, MI. And we have similar issues in our house – very different comfort levels! It’d be so nice to tailor our bed to our own taste!

  • Diana
    July 10, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I’m ecstatic to see a store nearby in Greensboro and Raleigh. As a newly pregnant momma, a sleep number bed would greatly help me and my partner get a little more sleep!

  • Diana Tijerina
    July 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

    My closest store is in Bakersfield, CA. My mattress is so uncomfortable!! My husband and I would love a Sleep number bed.

  • chicamania
    July 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Brand new store in Dedham, only 4 miles away from us! We’ve already been there checking out the beds, because we have the issue where my husband prefers a much softer mattress and I prefer more firm. I’d also be SUPER interested in analyzing all the sleep data to figure out just how much rest we’re actually getting :)

  • Beth
    July 10, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Our nearest store is Charleston, WV. I’d love a new mattress because I have a difficult time getting to sleep and staying asleep!

  • JH
    July 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I work right near a store, who knew!

  • Peggi
    July 10, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The closest store is 50 miles away, but that’s what happens when you live in the middle of nowhere! I’d love to upgrade our bed and then have one for the guest room- the ol’ mattress shuffle.

  • Miranda I Bouck
    July 10, 2017 at 11:46 am

    My closest store is the West Omaha store, which is about 30 miles away.

    Sleep Number has been on my radar for a while – my husband needs a firmer mattress because of lingering back issues from his time in the military. I, on the other hand, need a softer mattress, because each time I sleep on anything too firm I wake up with backaches and my neck out is out of alignment. I feel like a Sleep Number might finally be the trick to getting us both what we need.

  • Christy Sapp
    July 10, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Murray is my closest store. Like you, my partner and I have different sleep patterns. I would love to try this out.,

  • LB
    July 10, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Rock Hill SC Galleria — my bed makes my legs fall asleep!

  • Nicole K
    July 10, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Capitol Mall, Olympia, WA – struggling with lower back pain. No fun!

  • Tracey
    July 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Irvine Spectrum Center store
    I have trouble getting to and staying asleep b/c my husband moves a lot in his sleep!

  • g2-0601b79489fb2303e196b84543c09137
    July 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Manhasset, NY – having more trouble sleeping due to illness

  • Mindy D Asplin
    July 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Market Place Mall Champaign, IL. I have issues with going to sleep and staying asleep. I have a condition called fibromyalgia and deep restful sleep is hard to come by with it.

  • Julia
    July 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    We’ve actually already visited our nearest Sleep Number store because I’m desperate to replace our mattress. I have pain in various points around my back but the worst is in my lower/inner side right shoulder blade.

  • renlea
    July 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Tukwila-Southcenter Pkwy – intermittent insomnia

  • Maya
    July 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Scottsdale Arizona – two hours away!

  • Jenn Q
    July 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Bellevue square

  • Sherry Jensen
    July 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    The Avenues Viera– my husband and I don’t share the same opinion on soft vs. firm. A Sleep Number would solve our debate!

  • shan
    July 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    austin-domain–chronic back pain that greatly diminishes depending on my mattress!

  • Katie
    July 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    The Rivertown Crossings store is closest to me. Both my husband and I need a soft mattress but ours is old enough that I end up with tingling in my arms from having no support for my back while sleeping. This needs to stop!

  • Bianca Munoz
    July 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Concord NC – NOW OPEN!
    I’m pregnant and due in December. Getting a good nights rest is hard. This would be wonderful during pregnancy and after. Thank you!

  • Becky
    July 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Davenport, IA

    We slept at an hotel near O’Hare with a sleep number bed before we departed for our honeymoon, and we still look back on it as one of the best night’s sleep we ever had ten years later!

  • Hannah
    July 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    My closest store is in Holyoke MA, where I work. I’m currently 20 weeks pregnant and would LOVE to try something to help make my sleep better! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Les
    July 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Concord, NC – my husband and I sleep so differently and have different types of back and leg pain. Plus…the mattress is worn out with 4 kids who used to love to jump on it! Haha Would love a sleep number…hearing so many good things!

  • Deb A
    July 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Cincinnati-Eastgate Marketplace – I just don’t sleep well! I average about 4 hrs per night. Not good!

  • Zhaleh
    July 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    The Woodlands Mall Store. Our current mattress is precariously concave in the middle, good for snuggling, not so good for my hips and knees or my husband’s back.

  • Amber
    July 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Roseville, MN – I’m a pain in the neck. No! Wait, I HAVE a pain in my neck. :)

  • Liz
    July 10, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY. I, like many people, took advantage of/fell victim to the online bed in a box; a year in, it is truly terrible. My husband and I both sleep badly (tossing and turning, disturbing each other, etc.) and I wake up almost every day with lower back pain and a constant feeling of exhaustion. Please help us out!

  • S. Shaw
    July 10, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Austin-Domain Dr TX
    My husband and I also differ on what type of mattress we each find most comfortable. With a sleep number mattress, we could both get a good night’s rest!

  • Wendy Stewart
    July 10, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    The Chicago store is my closest one. My husband and I have had the same temperpedic mattress for almost 14 years!! It doesn’t do it’s job well anymore and we’re definitely in need of an upgrade. I’ve got a bad back and he has a hard time falling asleep.

  • Amanda Carson
    July 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    North County Faire Mall in Escondido, CA. My husband was in the military and has back problems due to an accident as well as normal wear and tear of daily activity in the military. He’s been out for 8 years now, but he seems to be in constant pain to the point that he even goes to a chiropractor regularly to get relief. Recently, he’s told me that he wants to get a sleep number bed because he thinks it will elevate some of his back pain and help him get better sleep. This bed would be for big, bad Marine who needs some help. Thank you!

  • Anna McNinja
    July 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    My closest store is the Birmingham Riverchase Galleria. I have neck/back issues, and this could def help with those problems!

  • angie
    July 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    My closest store is in Roanoke, VA.
    I would love to be able to sleep for more than 5 hours a night but back and hip pain wake me up most nights.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kim R
    July 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Buckhead – Lenox in Atlanta, GA. I have pain in my left hip and have difficulty sleeping on that side, and also pain in my right shoulder. Some nights I flop back and forth all night long.

  • Dorothea
    July 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    There’s a store nearby in Camas, WA.
    I can’t sleep for more than 2 hours without waking up – it’s a continuous cycle throughout the night.

    (Love the upholstered bench you’ve placed at the end of your bed – would you mind divulging where you purchased it? Many thanks!)

  • Virginia
    July 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Our closest store is Bellevue WA, which is convenient as it’s right near where my husband works. Ever since I got to my 2nd trimester in pregnancy I knew our old Simmons BeautyRest had to go–it had been a great mattress but we’d had it for a decade and it showed (and hurt my back sometimes with the uneven wearing of our heavy bodies on it). We tried another mattress, one of the higher-end online versions, but I really haven’t been impressed and would be thrilled to try a truly customizable mattress like Sleep Number! Alas, I don’t feel like I can justify another *purchased* mattress after we already bought and decided to keep a new one, but man, if I won it… :)

  • Korin B.
    July 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Our current mattress used to be heavenly but in the last six months or so it has gotten sadly saggy, we are just starting the search for a new mattress. My parents have a sleep number and we would LOVEE a free upgrade so much!

  • Susanj
    July 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Fashion Square Mall, Charlottesville… Our bed is almost 20 years old. We both wake up in pain every day and our sleep is horrible. We would love this new bed!

  • natalie
    July 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I’m overdue for a visit to the Chicago store. I’ve been researching start-up beds and feeling overwhelmed with making a big decision. But I’m sick (and tired! from not sleeping well) of tossing and turning all night. It’s time for a change.

  • Elizabeth
    July 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Camp Hill, PA — an hour away. We bought an Ikea mattress three years ago and haven’t been very pleased with it.

  • Jennifer
    July 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Park Meadows Mall Lone Tree, CO. I am a light sleeper and my spouse moving around constantly wakes me up. Think a new mattress would help greatly with this issue

  • Jessica
    July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Greenfield WI. Would love to be able to personalize the mattress for myself and my husband!

  • tara
    July 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    a boerum hill location just opened in brooklyn, so that’s the closest to me!

    my husband has sleep apnea and i have type 1 diabetes, so between the two of us, a good night sleep is a rare thing. would love a new mattress!

  • Hallie J. Fry
    July 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Springfield, IL is the closest store. Hot flashes wake me up on a regular basis-would love to try something different. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Elise
    July 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    the avenue, viera is the closest. my husband and i have drastically different softness requirements for a bed, so both of us are at least mildly uncomfortable in our bed.

  • Meghan
    July 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    My local store is greensboro- wendover village. We just bought a new mattress a month ago and it is way too firm. We are both having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep (it would probably really bum me out to see my stats right now, like you have at the beginning of the post). We need to replace!

  • Linda Moore
    July 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Wellington, FL. So close

  • Allie K
    July 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Cambridge, MA- BF has sleep apnea, this would be so helpful!

  • Pat
    July 10, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Orange Park FL – I get plenty of sleep time-wise, but I wake up tired so it’s not good sleep.

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  • Amy
    July 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway! Woodmere, OH
    Chiropractic issues are my biggest sleep struggle! Aaaaand wanting to watch more TV

  • Gretchen
    July 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Bellevue, WA – I am a restless sleeper and often wake up sore. This could potentially help!

  • shamar
    July 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Cary town center is the closest store. I’m a hot sleeper and a side sleeper and my arm is always numb in the morning — would love to try a sleep number bed.

  • Emilyh
    July 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    My neartest store is in tukwila, wa. My neck and shoulders are always sore and stiff. I’m sure a new bed would help.

  • Sarah U
    July 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Towson, MD- I’m forever tired because I wake up every time I roll over (which is frequently!) while partner has back problems so we each prefer a different bed type. Different halves could be the way to go!

  • Emilie
    July 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    My nearest store is:

    Sleep Number Lynnwood
    3000 184th Street S Space 964
    Lynnwood, WA 98037

    I can’t tell what I need. I like soft but tend to wake up stiff so wondering if firmer matress would help.

  • Nicole
    July 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Closest location to me is YORKSHIRE PLAZA in Aurora, IL… my lumpy old Ikea latex mattress needs an upgrade. I toss & turn forever trying to call asleep, so this seems like it could be just what I need!

  • Anna K.
    July 10, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    My closest store is at Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus, OH. My husband and I sleep differently – he is a back/side sleeper, and I’m a stomach/side sleeper. We are staying in a charity-run guest house for ministry workers, and 2 of the 3 mattresses here are VERY old. I’d love to provide one that can be used by us, then many other families who come through the guest house in the future!

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