This post brought to you by Better Sleep Council. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that May is Better Sleep Month? The Better Sleep Council is encouraging everyone to take stock of their sleep habits and update their mattresses, something that I really need to do!
Sleep is so incredibly important to our ability to function. I know that when I don’t get enough (which is like every night), I am completely miserable and lost the next day. As a writer, I need my brain in top working order! I can’t afford a bad night’s sleep! Yet, sadly, that’s exactly what I’ve been getting lately. I really need a guide for how to get better sleep so I can wake up more refreshed!
See, my mattress is about ten years old. While it was a great mattress when I first got it, I didn’t have the problems that I have now. What are those problems? Why, thanks for asking! In no particular order, I have: herniated and bulging disks throughout my back (like 5 total), arthritis in my back (hello, I’m only 38!), carpal tunnel in both hands and a pinched nerve in my neck.
When I sleep, everything goes numb! It doesn’t matter which position I’m in, I lose feeling in my arms and my hips. Do you have any idea how hard it is to silence a screaming alarm clock when you can’t feel the buttons? So basically, I wake up tired, achy and cranky. Not the best way to start the day!
I’ve tried a few different things to help me sleep better at night. I recently bought brand new sheets, thinking at least I’d be cooler! My other ones were flannel, not great for keeping cool in the warmer months. I invested in some great pillows to support my neck. I snuggle with my ancient teddy bear, which helps me position my arms better at night. I even eliminated all electronics from my room aside from the alarm clock and surrounded myself with my son’s artwork (something I find very comforting).
I know I need a new mattress, but there are so many different choices out there. I have no idea where to start! I need someone who can tell me how to buy a mattress that is just right for my particular problems. I really do need to plan a mattress-shopping trip soon!
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Right here, we’re giving you the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. All you need to do is comment below telling us your sleeping troubles and how a new mattress would help. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on 5/30. See official rules for more information.
So go ahead and tell us, what are your sleeping troubles?