This is a public service announcement to all my female readers. Word of advice: don’t let your hubby pick out your mattress. I made that mistake once and I will never do that again. Instead of buying our mattress from a mattress store, we bought it from a furniture store. I know you might think, “is there really a difference?” And the answer is yes. Would you go to a pediatrician for a c-section? Sure, your pediatrician might be a very skilled professional, but not skilled enough to perform surgeries. So, if you want the job done right, go to the right people for the job! So, now it’s my turn to make a decision on what I’m sleeping on. For the past seven years I’ve been sleeping on an uncomfortable piece of spring rolls wrapped in fluff. Mama needs a new mattress!
I’ve flirted with the idea of getting a Sleep Number bed in the past because they looked really cool on TV. That’s a valid reason, right? My husband, the self proclaimed mattress guru (yeah right) shot me down right away. There was no way he would let me have control over an electronic bed. He envisioned my attention issues taking over and a constant change in bed firmness every ten minutes. He’s probably right, but I decided to let the professionals help me out and headed to my local Sleep Number store. Maybe they could help me figure out the whole “numbers” thing…
I dragged my hubby to Sleep Number, and he was as reluctant to go as I was to let him ever pick out another mattress for us, but to avoid an unnecessary marital fight, he went along. We were barely in the door when we were met with a lovely sales lady and our first Sleep Number, the Dual Temp mattress. The sales lady swept my hubby off his feet and into bed within minutes. Now, you might be thinking why I let some strange lady put my hubby in bed, but I assure you, she was completely professional the entire time.
We learned that the Dual Temp mattress was actually a mattress topper that allowed you to adjust the temperature of your bed. Think of it as a heated blanket in the winter or a cool comfort in the summer. The best of both worlds and the ability to adjust the temperatures independently on each side of the bed. I was in here for a new mattress, but clearly my husband was in love, and not getting up any time soon!
While my husband started getting use to the idea of controlling the temperature of his mattress, I decided to shop around for a new mattress. The sales lady explained the benefits of Sleep number mattresses and when I expressed concern of not being able to find that comfortable number, she explained that she would find it for me! We walked over to a mattress hooked up with some gadgetry and I got to see my body’s reaction to various levels of firmness. Throughout my life I’ve heard that the firmer the mattress, the better it is for you. My daughter’s first mattress was as firm as I could find it and for three years she didn’t sleep. Then we tried a softer mattress and that first night she slept through the night. I started to rethink everything I knew about firm mattresses, and my sales lady confirmed that firmer is not better when it comes to mattresses. A firmer mattress may put too much stress on your body causing aches and discomfort at night. As I laid down in the high tech bed, I saw the tension buildup in my lower back as the bed got firmer. When it started to soften up, I immediately felt much more comfortable. We decided my sleep number was 45, with 100 being the firmest.
By the time I found my sleep number, my hubby had joined me and it was his turn. His sleep number is a 30 and with a Sleep number mattress we can each choose our own personalized number to sleep on without affecting the other. So, Mr. “I don’t like soft mattresses,” in your face! Turns out he actually likes his mattress softer than I do!
We walked around some more and tried out every sleep number mattress in the store. I’ve finally convinced him to get a new mattress, and it will definitely be a sleep number. I just don’t know when we will get it, but in the mean time we get to enjoy the Dual Temp! I will update you soon on how we are doing with the Dual Temp mattress by Sleep number! To find out more, check out the Sleep Number Dual Temp Layer and be sure to connect with Sleep Number on Twitter to stay in the loop on current promotions.
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