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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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  • Michel
    July 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    DC! I have lower back issues with my current mattress!

  • Lisa Kooy
    July 10, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    My husband works for UPS and I sit all day at my job. Different back isssues. We need help!

  • Kelly Potter
    July 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Tucson location. I’d love one bc my husband likes FIRM FIRM FIRM and I like it… less so.

  • Sarah
    July 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Santa Fe, NM. Our current mattress is sinking in the middle and it’s just not in the budget at the moment for a new one, plus we have 2 little kids. So good sleep on a fabulous mattress would be amazing!

  • Teri Anderson
    July 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Sleep Number Orlando. We both have back problems. Would love a sleep number bed.

  • Beth Popowski
    July 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Excited for an upgrade!! Fort Collins CO

  • heather f
    July 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I have the clackamas store close to me. our mattress has developed low spots where we each sleep and I feel like I get stuck in mine!

  • Carly G
    July 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    The one at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD. I could really use this bed to help with my chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia (yes, you can have both together), and joint/back issues from an autoimmune disease that causes my body to attack my cartilage and blood vessels/arteries/veins.

  • Nancy Skora
    July 10, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The Store locator shows that the Vancouver Mall in Camas is the closest to me In Washington State! We have never had a sleep number bed. I think that better sleep is soo important for your Health. Recent studies are saying that even now to prevent dementia and age related illnesses require good proper sleep. So my reason for wanting this is for that reason. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  • Jenne V
    July 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Brooklyn-Boerum Hill is closest to me. We’re dying for a new mattress, but each want different things from it, so feel stalled about what to buy. He likes something firm, I want something softer.

  • Whitney
    July 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Sleep Number Tulsa! I have issues with my sciatica and my hips. A new mattress would be divine! Thank you!

  • Chrissy
    July 10, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Gilbert, AZ! In the last few years I’ve become a pretty restless sleeper so maybe a new mattress would help!

  • Emma
    July 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    There are actually a few Sleep Number stores in my area. The closest one would be Buckhead – Lenox Road, Atlanta, but I’d probably go to Dunwoody-Perimeter instead because I don’t like going into Buckhead too often haha. But anyway, my fiance and I are starting to look for a house. I have a full-size Tempurpedic right now but it might get to be a bit crowded once we’re sharing it all the time (we don’t live together right now). Maybe something more in a queen or king size would be to our liking!

  • Sandra Preti
    July 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Forest Hills, Queens is the closest store to me, but I live in NYC so there are a bunch in the area! I really need a new mattress, my current one is over 10 years old and I’m not getting quality sleep on it anymore. I would love to win this one!

  • Rebecca Musser
    July 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Newport News VA! Just down the road…

  • Katie B.
    July 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Our Eugene store is on Valley River Dr. We’re on the hunt for a new mattress, I prefer a firmer one and my husband definitely sleeps better on a softer mattress – this looks like a good solution!

  • Heather Stansfield
    July 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    We are in the market to replace our 15+ year old mattress but it will be tough because we are definitely on opposite ends of the firmness scale. Thankfully we have a store just a few miles away at the Shops at Fallen Timbers!

  • Jessica Mcfarlin
    July 10, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Geneva,IL is the closest store to us

  • Holly Mawhinney
    July 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Camp Hill location…I would LOVE a new mattress.

  • Cathy
    July 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Burlington, VT! We are very similar to you and Brandon in terms of our sleep habits.

  • Ann Walker Smalley
    July 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Mall of America–moving & mattresses need to be replaced! Husband is a sleeper like Brandon–restless, a long time to fall asleep…

  • Jennifer
    July 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    No store in DC, so out to the MD suburbs we go. I generally sleep fine, but my husband hasn’t slept through the night in a few years, claiming it’s the mattress. But at least he hasn’t resorted to sleeping on the floor, like he does in some guest rooms we visit.

  • Jessica
    July 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Like you, I sleep pretty well, but my husband’s sleep is TERRIBLE. I’d love something that might help with that. I guess I’d have to travel about 45 minutes to check out the mattresses in store, but that seems worth it!

  • Miriam Callahan
    July 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    In Upper Manhattan, but I’d probably go to the Brooklyn location since it’s on the subway! My husband’s a back sleeper and he can sleep through anything and everything– I’m a stomach sleeper and I’m pretty sure the Princess and the Pea was based on my life. Totally different sleep styles!

  • harolde
    July 10, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Sleep Number
    Across from Chick-fil-A
    1731 Martin Luther King Blvd.Suite CHouma, LA 70360

    Is our nearby location – My issues are with my back, it kills me sometimes at night. I’d love to win to try out a new mattress!

  • Tabitha
    July 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Paducah,Ky was the closest. It’s about 45 minutes away though. I’d like to win in hopes of helping with back pain.

  • Sarah Stone
    July 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I would absolutely FREAK OUT if I won this giveaway. I think we’ve been in need of a better bed for a few years and would LOOOOOOVE to have a sleep number bed!

  • Jessica Gipson
    July 10, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    The nearest store near me is PECANLAND MALL in Monroe Louisiana. We really could use a mattress, I wake up sore each morning, I would love to win this awesome quality mattress and tell others about it as well.

  • Amy
    July 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Montgomery Mall holds my future Sleep Number. New moms need comfortable sleep!

  • Linda
    July 10, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    The nearest store is here in Madison and we would love a new bed!

  • Karen Simon Peterson
    July 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Our Sleep Number store is in Bellingham WA about twenty minutes from home. My husband is a very light sleeper, while I can sleep through anything, except a crying baby!

  • kristelwymantel
    July 11, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Bellevue Square! I’m actually in need of two new mattresses — ours are so old and uncomfortable! I’ll need to head to your store soon — my husband prefers a soft mattress and I prefer a firm one, so this would be perfect for us!

  • Elif OC
    July 11, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Bellevue Square store. Our mattress must be getting old and we have back/neck issues that make us want to customize. Thanks!

  • Kristen D.
    July 11, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Closest store is in Seaside, CA. My husband and I both have some on-and-off back issues, but the more pressing issue is our infant (and her 2 and 4 year old siblings), who has been waking us all night – sometimes as frequently as every half an hour! A decent mattress (ours was a hand-me-down and is over 10 years old) would solve this issue, right??? (Wink, wink).

  • Abigail R Jacob
    July 11, 2017 at 7:36 am

    My nearest store is in Lexington, KY. I’m plagued by sleep issues. I require a certain amount of cushiness to fall asleep but I suspect a firmer mattress overall would lead to better sleep.

  • Tricia W.
    July 11, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I’m a very restless sleeper…my husband and I have ended up in seperate beds! We have a store in the Asheville Mall…maybe I should visit them.

  • ellenr886
    July 11, 2017 at 8:17 am

    The capital city mall in camp hill has a sleep number store! I would love this mattress because I need a new queen sized one that will be firm enough to support my hips but soft enough for me as a side sleeper!

  • Jacinta A.
    July 11, 2017 at 8:38 am

    My stores Cape Girardeau MO. My husband has issues with his sleep, and I feel this would really help him. Thank you.

  • Laura B.
    July 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

    My husband and I like a bit of a different level of firmness to sleep and it previously hasn’t been an issue but I’ve been waking up with back pain lately. Our closest store is in Manchester, NH.

  • Kayley
    July 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

    My closest store is in Murray, UT and my biggest sleep concern is that I toss and turn a lot and get neck/head pain.

  • Liz Marquardo
    July 11, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Nearest store is in Manchester, NH. I don’t even want to admit to how old our mattress is. It needs to go. We love the idea of a sleep number bed but yikes! they aren’t cheap.

  • Jennifer C
    July 11, 2017 at 9:47 am

    The closest store to me is at the Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo, MS. We are currently sleeping on a 19 year old mattress. We both toss and turn a lot at night. I often wake with hip pain and my husband has lower back pain. A new mattress is a high priority!

  • Megan
    July 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Richmond VA. Our mattress is starting to wear and has imprints of where we sleep. I have noticed an achy back lately in the mornings so I’d love an upgrade!

  • Denise Waghorn
    July 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Nearest to me is Savannah, GA. Less than 10 miles away!

  • Jess Ensminger
    July 11, 2017 at 10:10 am

    York Galleria – only 5 miles away! I have sleep apnea and a new mattress would GREATLY improve the sleep that I’m getting.

  • Kaitlin Jenkins
    July 11, 2017 at 10:14 am

    The closest store to me is Grand Junction, CO. I’d love to win, because my husband and I currently don’t have a bed or mattress! We are just back in the US after 6 months abroad on a thru hike of New Zealand. We had to pare down so much to leave the country that our old mattress was one of the first things to go….starting back up a new mattress is an important first step :)

  • shannon
    July 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

    We’re closest to a store in NJ but I’d probably go to the King of Prussia location since the mall is where we go to stock up on Nespresso pods :) Our issue is needing a mattress, period, to set up a guest room bed! We just moved into a bigger house and have an extra bedroom for the first time, so I’d love to trick it out.

  • Kelly
    July 11, 2017 at 10:55 am

    My closest store is in Orlando! My partner and I desperately need a new mattress. Ours is 15 years old!

  • Sarah
    July 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Three close to me in AA area! Not sure if I would want the sleep monitoring though. Afraid I’d get obsessed with my numbers.

  • Erin B
    July 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Dover, DE was my closets location. Entering the third trimester this bed should make sleep so much better.

  • Kate Trayna
    July 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Rockaway, NJ! Our mattress is 10 years old and both my husband and I sleep horribly and wake up sore and tired. This mattress would solve so many of our issues.

  • Danielle Lee
    July 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Chesterfield, MO. My husband and I have very different mattress wants, so this sounds perfect!

  • Lindsay
    July 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Madison, WI! I like a firm bed for my back and my husband likes a softer mattress. He also gets super hot at night and I freeze!

  • Emily
    July 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Winston-Salem, NC. I would love an upgrade for my bedroom or my guest room!

  • The Demure Life
    July 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Youngstown, OH. I have had on going back pain from our current mattress and we are looking at a sleep number to help solve this!


  • Lisa F
    July 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Bellevue, WA. I am a light sleeper and usually wake up tired. I’m sure it has nothing to do with having 2 young kids but I’m sure having a newer (current one is ~12 years old) and adjustable mattress would be helpful.

  • Elizabeth
    July 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Meridian Mall is our closest location.

    My husband and I are newlyweds after finding each other after failed marriages on match.com! We have so much in common and so many things are compatable…..with the exception of our sleep! I’m warm, he’s cold. I toss and then to settle, which keeps him up as our 20+ year mattress (from my first marriage! Esch!) practically bounces with each breath! What a lovely possibility to win such a prize.

  • Alice
    July 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Arlington, VA. We have an old, saggy, horrid mattress.

  • carol clark
    July 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    LONGVIEW TX i get back related issues by my shoulders and neck pain why id like to win i need something that will help me as i get older ant that is why

  • carolyn
    July 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Crabtree Valley mall – Raleigh NC – Sleeping on a 10 year old mattress is starting to get old – pun intended – Getting chronic neck pain

  • Cait
    July 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    There is a store one mile from me in Chicago. I’ll have to go try it out to see what my number would be. My boyfriend has a hard time sleeping while I don’t ever. This bed would be great for him.

  • Ellen
    July 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Oakbrook Terrace Promenade. Our mattress could use an upgrade!

  • alex
    July 11, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    westfield utc my husband is a restless sleeper and it keeps me up im sure being more comfortable would help both us sleep better!

  • Jody
    July 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Would love to try out a new mattress!

  • Sarah Fenster
    July 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Our store is in an outdoor mall in South Windsor CT (Evergreen Walk). We’ve been talking about a new mattress for a few months, but wouldn’t be able to afford anything this nice!

  • Jennifer Glasgow
    July 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    The closest store to me is on Polaris Pkwy in Columbus, OH. We’ve had our current mattress since before we were married and in September we celebrate 16 years of marriage. We know we need a new mattress, but we always manage to put off buying one because the kids need a new bed/braces/sports equipment/camp or the dishwasher/refrigerator breaks. There’s always a reason. A sleep number bed would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Gwendolyn Jordan
    July 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Avenue Murfreesboro and I need a new mattress, mine is old and needs to be replaced so I can sleep better.

  • Maura
    July 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Garden city, Cranston. We have an old IKEA mattress that I would love to give the boot. It has been killing my back– would love to try the sleep number system!

  • Kyla @HouseOfHipsters
    July 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Deer Park, IL! I get so hot in the middle of the night, and try to move out of the squishy memory foam and get stuck :/ At 3AM, I feel like a roasting marshmallow.

  • Melissa
    July 11, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    What a great giveaway. I tried one out recently and it’s a great idea for couples or anyone who is restless when they sleep.

  • Susan Cavalieri
    July 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Short Pump Town Center, Virginia

    This would be a God send for my husband and I – he LOVES firm, and firm kills my arthritic hips, pelvis and back.

  • Megan C.
    July 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH! I love Sleep Number beds.

  • edeandanna
    July 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Fort Collins, CO. My husband and I sleep on a mattress he purchased right out of college-20 years ago! He loves it and is convinced he has a special sleep groove, I hate it and have been lobbying for a new mattress for years and years….

  • Irene
    July 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Coon Rapids MN. We were so excited to buy our dumb mattress a few months ago and are paying the price for making the wrong decision. We went from a worn out mattress that caused back pain, to a firm errr to firm mattress that is giving me major shoulder pain. HELP

  • Lindsay Bade
    July 12, 2017 at 1:18 am

    The closest one to me is about 10 minutes from my house. It’s location is on Rockford, IL. I would love to win to combat my insomnia! I have a hard time falling asleep then staying asleep.

  • Nicole
    July 12, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Des Moines, IA. Whoa, a smart bed?! So neat! Our bed is beginning to show it’s age even though it’s only 5 years old (courtesy of buying on a budget out of college!). My husband and I are always waking up with aches. :(

  • Carol H
    July 12, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Mall of America. Would love a bed where I don’t roll into the dip in the middle! Bought a cushy mattress pad – kind of like lipstick on a pig!

  • Elizabeth
    July 12, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Boise town square. My husband and I have different sleep numbers for sure. I need a new mattress. The last one we bought was way too hard.

  • Cassie May
    July 12, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Chicago! I’m a terrible sleeper, I’ll try anything!

  • Kel K
    July 12, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Madison, WI. A bed that doesn’t sag in the middle? Amazing! :) With three kids (one being an infant), my husband and I could use a good night’s sleep!

  • Kim H
    July 12, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Tucson, Az – we’re sleeping on an old tired mattress – we’re ready to try something new!

  • Kelly D
    July 12, 2017 at 11:46 am

    The closest shop to me is SCRANTON – SHOPPES AT MONTAGE in Moosic PA. My issue is sometimes my lower back hurts so I would like a more comfortable sleeping surface.

  • Michellei Sweet
    July 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    San Diego, CA-I love my memory foam mattress. But then I got married and my husband hates it :-/ Would love to start marriage off right with a mattress we both love!

  • Sarah H
    July 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Woodland Mall Store in Grand Rapids, MI — Our current mattress has never been great, and I wake up sore and tired every single morning I would love to upgrade to a mattress my husband and I could customize to our own preferences!

  • Laurie
    July 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Deerbrook Mall in Humble, Tx. Our mattress is old and has what I like to call a foxhole on one side that we fall into if we get too close!

  • misstooky
    July 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Tulsa OK – We have back and hip problems with our current mattress. We would love a new one for better rest!

  • Becky Tomlinson
    July 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I have seen the sleep number store in my local mall near Harrisburg, PA (Capital City Mall) and have always wanted to try it out. I feel like I can’t get comfortable so it takes me awhile to fall asleep. Then, I toss & turn and wake up with aching hips, feet and sometimes, a sore back. My husband and I can never agree on the temperature (he’s always hot, I’m always cold) so it sounds like a sleep number mattress would solve all of these issues!

  • Tiffany Murray
    July 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Indianapolis-Keystone – I love soft mattresses and sleep on my stomach, and my husband likes firm mattresses and snores.like.you.would.not.believe. Sleep number, help us!

  • Mandi Smith
    July 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    1801 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614. I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and we haven’t had a new mattress set in 10 years so I would love to win to add to a better nights sleep.

  • Tricia Baker
    July 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Bluffton-Hilton Head! While I can fall asleep quickly, I am restless so many times during the night it is unreal! Plus I’m getting ready to buy a house and need a new bed for it. :)

  • latanya
    July 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    We have had our mattress for 9 years. It is time for a new one. Sometimes my back or neck will hurt. NORTHWOODS MALL
    North Charleston, SC

  • latanya
    July 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    North Charleston, SC
    We have had our mattress for over 9 years and it is time to upgrade.
    Sometimes I have neck or back issues when I wake up

  • Kelynnma
    July 13, 2017 at 3:59 am

    My closest is in saint Joseph mo. I have lower back pain constantly that I would love to be aided with a great mattress.

  • Mommyof2embracinglife
    July 13, 2017 at 6:51 am

    tampa location. would love to win this for my back issues – our current mattress is way too soft

  • Michelle
    July 13, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Erie, PA Our pillow top mattress is over 12 years old!! I’ve been having lower back pain for a while and think that a new mattress may help. My husband wonders if his sleeping issues would improve with a new bed too!! We heard sleep number beds are wonderful!!

  • Lynne T
    July 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Closet location to me is in Garden City, NY. I’ve had a sleep number for about 16 years now, but there’s something wrong with it (middle has sunken in) which is why I need a new one.

  • patti
    July 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    closest is at citrus park mall for me. would love to be able to have different firmness for me and my husband!

  • Erika M
    July 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Hillsboro, Oregon. I would love to combat my husband’s snoring. And shoulder pain from side sleeping.

  • Jessica Mulford
    July 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Bellevue, WA. My husband and I have been sleeping on a mattress he bought right out of college 10+ years ago. It’s been through one pregnancy, and I’m not sure it can withstand another based on the huge divot!

  • elizabeth
    July 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Florida and this would be awesome for my husband’s back/sleep issues – thanks for the giveaway!

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