This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Stacy Mehan!
We’re so excited to not only share a big bedroom update that happened around here (we got a Sleep Number® mattress!) but WE’RE ALSO GIVING ONE AWAY! We have had such a positive experience with the brand and we can’t wait to award one of you the same opportunity. Look for those details at the bottom of the post.
But first, I wanted to give you a little look into our sleep history in case you’re just tuning in. Chris hurt his back, badly, about 2 1/2 years ago lifting a band saw by himself. After many months of therapy, he had to get back surgery, a discectomy. While it helped the immediate pain, his doctor warned him, he’ll always have a bad back. Sleeping has especially been troublesome for him these past few years. Me, on the other hand, can pretty much sleep anywhere, although I definitely prefer a softer mattress. Of course pregnancy brings its own set of sleeping challenges (heartburn, forcing myself to sleep on my side, restless legs, etc), I know these discomforts are temporary. However, pregnant or not, I’m the kind of person that gets really emotional when I don’t get enough sleep. Heck, staying up late makes me emotional. I have always gone to bed early and I wake up early ready to tackle the day. I look at sleep as the center of a healthy mind, body and soul.
A few months ago, we were approached by Sleep Number to see if we’d be interested in one of their mattresses. Chris had been researching them already and it truly felt like the sleep solution for us. There is no more settling between soft or firm mattresses. We could each adjust our side to our individual wants and needs. If his back needs some extra support one day and less the next, he can adjust that. And as my pregnancy progresses, I can adjust for that, too! It’s really the perfect bed for couples.
About a month ago, we went into our local Sleep Number store and tried the bed for the first time. If you haven’t watched our Facebook Live about it, you can right here–it was a cool, cool experience where we got to see first hand how we sleep, which joints and spots are feeling the brunt of our weight (aka, why my shoulders and hips hurt every morning) and then watch how those pressure points relax as we change our Sleep Number setting to adjust to our individual bodies. It was amazing and something anyone and everyone can and should do at their local store.
Another big selling point for us was we were able to use our existing bed frame. You may remember the slats on it were giving us grief (it was human error by the delivery guy who put it together, not the bed’s fault), but we both still loved the way it looked and weren’t ready to give up on it yet. The Sleep Number platform fit right inside!
They mentioned we could take off the legs of the platform, so the mattress sits lower if we’d like, but we don’t mind the height and like the freedom of storing things, like out-of-season clothes or gifts for the girls, under our bed.
We ordered new large checked sheets and a stripey duvet cover (these from Brooklinen, that I probably should have ironed–eh well) to welcome our new mattress.
The mattress connects to an app, SleepIQ™, where you can adjust your number (you can also do this with the remote it comes with if you’d like), and the app also tracks your sleeping patterns, when you get up, when you’re restless and when you’re getting good restful sleep every night. It then produces a SleepIQ score for you each night and an average over time, too, so you can learn your sleep patterns, adjust your number if you feel you need to and get better sleep overall. The first night, Chris and I both scored in the 80s (out of 100). And we felt great! We both felt like we had slept better that night than we had in a long time. Which is kind of sad to think about what our SleepIQ might have been before the Sleep Number mattress.
The next night, we both scored even higher (I actually think my number would have been higher if I didn’t lay in bed for 30 minutes after I woke up, haha) which made us even more excited. We both are feeling great and the data backs that up and gives us hope that it will continue to just keep getting better.
Of course it’s only been a few nights, so we’re anxious to check in with you over the coming months and years, but we couldn’t pass up the chance to share the concrete proof that our sleep has already improved greatly and give one of you the chance to experience it for yourself. Enter below to win your own Sleep Number Mattress!
Prize: Queen Sized P5 Sleep Number Mattress (over a $2000 value!)
1. Click here to visit the Sleep Number store locator and find which store is closest to you.
2. Leave a comment below with the name of the store along with any sleep issues you’ve been having and why you’d love to win!
Nitty Gritty: 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: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM ET. End Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Subject to Official Rules available at http://mediakix.com/sweepstakes-chrislovesjulia/. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Mediakix LLC.
Take luck! We’ll announce the winner as an update to this post by Friday, May 5th. Please use a valid email address when commenting, so we can contact you when you win!