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Ways for moms to get better sleep

This post encouraging moms to get better sleep is brought to you by Tempur-Pedic who sent me a promotional item at no charge for my review. 

I’ve always been one to burn the midnight oil…but when I finally went to bed I’d sleep solidly and wake up when I was rested.

Along came children. I don’t think I’ve slept more than six or seven hours in a row for three years (exception being two nights we went away for our anniversary two years ago!).

Everyone needs a good night’s rest to function well, and moms are no exception! I always have a better day after a good night’s rest! Moms are always making decisions for their children’s safety and well-being, so it’s important we be rested to do a great job for these little munchkins!

I’ve been trying to rebuild my sleep deficit in a few ways:

Obviously, getting to bed earlier helps, and I am working to improve! When I find work keeps me up too late, although it seems weird, I actually stay up a couple minutes MORE to set up for the next morning. Putting out breakfast items, pre-packing bags and picking out clothes are easy to do late at night when I am actually alert. I find I sleep better when a) the house is picked up and b) my mind isn’t whirling to remember everything I need to do in the morning. Then the next morning when I’m running a bit slow, I don’t have so much to think about.

I also have a secret “weapon” – a quality mattress. We bought a Tempur-Pedic mattress  before we got pregnant with our first child. We knew sleep would be important for a pregnant mom and we’d need our rest to chase after kiddos! I’m glad we have a mattress that has remained comfortable despite the many changes my body has experienced the past three years.

I’ll be talking more about Tempur-Pedic mattresses and why we love them so much in a couple months… Aren’t you so curious now? Just wait….!

May is Better Sleep Month, and Tempur-Pedic is celebrating with the help of Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh. Walsh is currently a Tempur-Pedic mattress owner, and had a baby recently. She says, “I absolutely love my Tempur-Pedic. With my first two kids, I would always get achy when doing feeds in bed and then I would be uncomfortable all night. Fortunately, with my Tempur-Pedic, that hasn’t happened once. Getting a good night’s sleep is more important than ever!” She has a lot of tips for better sleep:

  • Sleep well on a bed that supports your body during sleep
  • Eat well – the less processed your food the better
  • Be prepared – When we are prepared, it … gives us a sense of security and sanity
  • Expect the unexpected – nothing in life is perfect and that we need to be ready for anything.
  • Smile and breath – Life is a challenge. Period. Set the tone of your day and of your family by taking the challenges on with a smile.

Sleeping on a good pillow that suits your body and sleeping position is also key. That’s why Tempur-Pedic wants to give one of my readers a set of two TEMPUR-Cloud pillows!The TEMPUR-Cloud® Pillow: combines the softness you want in a pillow with the comforting head and neck support you need to relax. It’s a soft pillow made for back, stomach, and side sleepers.

Features:

  • TEMPUR-ES® material sleeve filled with shapeable TEMPUR-ES micro-cushions that adjusts as you need
  • Supports head, neck and shoulders, allowing muscles to fully relax for more restful sleep
  • Removable and washable cover
  • Dust mite and allergen-resistant

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Thanks to Tempur-Pedic for offering this great giveaway and sending product for review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Jacob LaFountaine

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

A cool, dark room

Jacob LaFountaine

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

A cool, dark room

Marc

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I'd stay in bed for 9 hours (or more) just to get 8 solid hours of sleep...that's fair.

Marc

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I'd stay in bed for 9 hours (or more) just to get 8 solid hours of sleep...that's fair.

Bryan E.

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

Thanks for the giveaway…cool temperature in the room & no lights, total darkness, give me perfect sleep conditions.

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