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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.

  • Aubrey
    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Lori Soltis
    July 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm

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

  • Abby
    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.

  • Mudrick
    July 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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

  • 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.

  • Richelle
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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!

  • Candice
    July 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm

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

  • 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

  • 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? :)

  • tmalone1964
    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!

  • 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!

  • 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 :)

  • Amanda
    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!

  • Tessa
    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!

  • Clair
    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.

  • heather
    July 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Akron, oh
    Our mattress is oooold

  • Jessica
    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!

  • percipientblog
    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!

  • Heidi Sentivan
    July 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

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

  • cathyvoight
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Janna
    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!

  • Shanonn
    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!

  • Brooke
    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

  • 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 :/

  • 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. :)

  • Danielle
    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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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. :)

  • dawn simon
    July 14, 2017 at 12:34 am

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

  • 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 : (

  • Kelly
    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!

  • Becky
    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.

  • 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!

  • Sarah
    July 14, 2017 at 7:44 am

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

  • Julie
    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!

  • Stephanie
    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!

  • R Perez
    July 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, VA, would be the closest to me. I’d like to be able to sleep in different positions and still have support, and be able to elevate my feet easily, if possible.

  • Rachel Whittekiend
    July 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

    murray, utah… i’ve had a leesa for 1 month and not sure if im going to keep it. it feels mushy already :(

  • Annie
    July 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Would love to gift this to my mom if I win!

  • Annie
    July 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Montgomery Mall bethesda md

  • Jenny
    July 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I’m closest to the Valley Fair store. Our mattress is over 10 years old and I’m certain it’s hurting out backs. Would love a new mattress!

  • Anna
    July 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    The closest location is actually a whole 3 minute walk from my work at the Countryside Mall in Largo, ha! I’ve had a few new beds over the years and I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t leave me tossing and turning at night, so I’d love the chance to try out a higher end mattress to see if maybe it would help my restlessness!

  • Jennifer Rygalski
    July 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I’m closest to the Brooklyn store. Ever since giving birth, I’ve had lower back pain, and I’d love to get a new mattress to help out with that!! I’d be so grateful to win.

  • Megan m
    July 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Cross gate mall, Albany ny. I tend to wake up thru the night.

  • Samantha
    July 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Brandon, Fl is my closest store. Would love to win for my back pain.

  • sarah
    July 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I am most near one in south florida. this would be so cool to be able to track my sleep.

  • Karen
    July 15, 2017 at 8:20 am

    McCain Mall. My sister-in-law LOVES her Sleep Number bed! I’m ready to try one.

  • kt3us
    July 15, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The closets one to me is the Main Mall store. I would love to win this as our mattress is over 15 years old and im now at the point where i wake up more sore than when i went to bed. I really need a new one and something comfortable like this. I don’t want any my hand be down mattresses. It’s time for a new one! Kelly Tupick

  • sarahleonewilliams
    July 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    My closest store is Santee-Trolly. I’ve been waking up with back pain for the past couple years and now that we’re adding an addition to our house to accommodate a master bedroom, it’s the perfect time for a new mattress! I love the SleepIQ technology on this one!

  • Stefanie G
    July 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The closest store to me is the Sleep Number Concord store in Concord, NC!
    I have a lot of issues falling asleep, and in the middle of the night my legs and hips always hurt (I sleep on my side). I would love a great mattress to make sleep more comfortable for me!

  • Katie
    July 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    The Northbrook, IL store is closest to me. I sleep on my side and like a less firm bed, but my husband sleeps on his stomach (and somehow still snores lol) and prefers a more firm bed. We’ve had the same hand me down mattress for the better part of 6 years and are dying for a new one.

  • Anita Kariniemi
    July 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I need a new mattress for shoulder pain!

  • Anita Kariniemi
    July 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    North Scottsdale, AZ, and I need a new bed for shoulder pain!

  • Megan
    July 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Layton Hills mall is pretty close to us! We have sore hips and sore necks in the morning. This would be great to try out!

  • Adrienne Dellinger
    July 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Looks like there is a store at Westfield Culver City. I would love to have a firmer bed – being a stomach sleeper makes it hard to find a comfortable position.

  • Damaris freitas
    July 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Stockton, CA is the closest store. I would love a bit soft but firm bed. I have back and hip pain. haven’t slept well this year and this would be a great to aid in a good nights sleep.

  • Jessica Danforth
    July 15, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Closest store is Jacksonville, Fl. Would love a new mattress!

  • Julie
    July 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    There’s one close to me in Brooklyn! This would be great for my back!

  • katie
    July 16, 2017 at 6:27 am

    there’s one a couple miles from me in florida – yay! i have been wanting one of these for years!

  • Crissie Woolard
    July 16, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I have a store about 3 miles. Its the GREENVILLE NC – 11 GALLERIA. For the past 2 years I have had to sleep on the couch every night because the mattress we have hurts my back so bad. If I sleep on it at night I wake up and my whole entire back hurts so bad. I would love to win so I could actually sleep in my bedroom with my husband. Thank you so so much for the chace to win suck an amazing giveaway!!!

  • KELLY M.
    July 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Buford GA is mt closest store- I have neck pain that causes migraines, and I feel life a sturdier mattress would help with my alignment!

  • Bea
    July 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Skokie Il is the closest to me. I would love to have something for my lumbar pain at the end of the day!

  • Rust
    July 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    ORLAND PARK Orland Park, IL is the closest store. I’ve got lower back and shoulder pain that makes it difficult for me to get really comfortable at night.

  • Valanne MacGyvers
    July 16, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Lafayette, LA is the closest store. I suffer from osteo-arthritis and sleep is often difficult because of chronic pain. I hope that a high quality sleep number bed would be what I need to sleep through the night.

  • Mary
    July 17, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Geneva Commons is my closet store (take that Rockford!) I know I am restless when I sleep, and I’m often up and down. I suspect a better mattress would help me sleep longer, and the Sleep Numbers I’ve had an opportunity to try were very comfortable.

  • Mary
    July 17, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Geneva Commons (this might be a duplicate comment). I am restless, and would love a new mattress :)

  • M Mumma
    July 17, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Valley View Mall (Roanoke Va) is my closest store for Sleep Number. I am sleeping on a 15-year-old mattress and it’s time for a new mattress that doesn’t sag!

  • Matt J
    July 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Viera, fL. This would be great for my back!

  • Bridgette
    July 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Boise/Meridian, ID. I’d love to be able to fall asleep faster!

  • Liz M
    July 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Town Center is our closest. Our bed is 13 yrs old and I’m starting to wake up stiff.

  • denialrenae
    July 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    46060 Noblesville Indiana. Husband snores so hopefully this would help me.

  • Donna
    July 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Just a few miles away from me here in Florida!

  • Christa
    July 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Tallahassee, Fl is the closest store to me. This mattress would solve the “I like it soft & he likes it firm” problem.

  • Erica A
    July 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

    The Valley West Mall store in West Des Moines is the closest Sleep Number store to me. My fiancé and I invested in a new mattress about a year ago. While he falls asleep within minutes of his head hitting the pillow, I spend all night tossing and turning. Our numbers are clearly very different. Would love a bed that adjusts to me for a glorious, uninterrupted night of sleep!

  • Mel
    July 18, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I’m closest to the Fresh Pond store in Cambridge, MA! I have been having some serious back issues, and I’d love a new bed to help me get some rest at night with an aching back. Thanks for the chance!

  • J Fellows
    July 18, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Promenade Bolingbrook – My husband snores and it would be great to have a quiet night sleep

  • Kim Quinn
    July 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    The closest store for me is the Tallahassee location at 346 S Magnolia Dr, Unit 3. My husband and I both like different firmness in our beds, so this is probably ideal for us!

  • Linda
    July 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

    There’s one close to me in DC!

  • Steven
    July 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

    The closest store is in Okemos MI.

    PTSD keeps me awake most nights. My Army buddies swear by SleepNumber beds for battling their demons. I hope it works for me…

  • Britt
    July 19, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    It looks like I’m closest to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. We’ve been eyeing a Sleep Number Mattress for the past couple of months and trying to decide if we can justify the price (we’ve had our mattress for about 10 years now – it’s time!). Winning one would certainly settle that dilemma!

  • Jenny Ham
    July 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    THE PLAZA AT SPEEDWAY- KS is not too far.. I have had my bed for 22 years and I got it from a family member so it is pretty old I cannot even imagine a new bed I might never get out.

  • Mary West
    July 20, 2017 at 9:40 am

    The closest store to me is Easton Gateway in Columbus, Ohio! I don’t have many sleep issues (other than a baby who doesn’t sleep thru the night) but my husband wakes up every morning with a sore back. We even have a fairly new mattress but it just doesn’t seem to help. He’s been wanting a sleep number bed for awhile now to see if it will cure his back problems!

  • Tracie Cooper
    July 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I am closest to the St Pete-Tyrone store in FL and this bed looks like it would be perfect for my hubby’s back issues.

  • Kristine
    July 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    There’s a maplewood location super close by. I need a new mattress! Ours is 20 years old and I’m just not getting a good nights sleep!

  • Sandy Mahler
    October 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Where is the cute bench at the end of the bed from? I love it!

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