Sleeping Like a Baby

My dad has always said that you should spend good money on shoes and a mattress because you’re gonna spend practically your whole life in them. Well, I’m gonna add a pillow to that saying too. I already don’t get a whole lot of sleep and especially don’t get a whole lot with my flat $10 one. I’ve been through a lot of pillows; A LOT. Mattress Giant sent a Tempur-Pedic Symphony pillow to try out. Now one of the things that I don’t particularly like about memory foam pillows is that many times they are much too firm for my taste but that was NOT the case with this pillow. It was actually quite soft. I slept with it all week and I have to say, it was pretty dang awesome. I was extremely surprised that I’d like it that much because I had preconceived feelings about these kinds of pillows going into it. My oldest son had slept with it for a few nights and loved it….and of course tried to steal it but he’s just gonna have to get his own because I have a new favorite pillow.

May is better sleep month and if y’all follow me on twitter or facebook, then you’ll know that I have gotten tons of sleep this month. I’m thinking that maybe after the past three years of hardcore blogging that I finally hit a wall and needed sleep. I have some tips to share on how YOU can get a better night’s sleep. These are tips I’ve learned over the years.

  • Own a good pillow and mattress.  Our mattress is pretty terrible actually and is well over 20 years old. We currently have a Tempur-Pedic topper to help make it a little more comfortable. I’m determined to get a new mattress one of these days but until then, I highly recommend one of those toppers.
  • Tensing up. I know, sounds odd huh but I find that tensing parts of my body up and then a nice stretch helps me a lot..
  • Have a routine.  Now I don’t get a lot of sleep but I do tend to go to bed around the same time every evening for the most part and I always get up early.  I find that if I sleep late, I actually feel worse…it’s like my body doesn’t know what to do with extra hours of sleep.  Anyways, make a routine and try to stick with it.
  • Of course avoid caffeine a few hours before bedtime.  That doesn’t mean just soda y’all!  That also includes chocolate which is a weakness of mine!

So because I’ve been getting a good night sleep, I want YOU to get a good night sleep too.  Thanks to Mattress Giant, one winner will get their own Tempur-Pedic Symphony Pillow valued at about $100 bucks!  I’m excited about the giveaway for you guys and even more excited that I’ll be building a long term relationship with these guys and hope to bring you even cooler giveaways down the road!

HOW TO ENTER

Leave a comment here telling me your tips on how to get a better nights sleep. Or share how you fall asleep. Do you have a bedtime routine? Do you drink a glass of milk before bed? **THIS IS A DAILY ENTRY!** So you’ll have more chances to win!

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Contest ends on May 25th at about 10pm CST.  In full disclosure, Mattress sent me a pillow to review. My opinions are my own, always have been, always will be.  Read more about my blogging ethics on my disclosure page.

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Discussion

  1. Elaine R says

    I like the air for sleeping to be fresh and cool so summer and winter I have the window open a bit.

  2. Mary T. says

    I get a good night sleep by not going to bed until I am real tired. I don’t read a book in bed, I don’t eat snacks, I don’t watch tv in bed. To me, the bed imeans bedtime, not time to do other things.

  3. Sunnie says

    I sleep ok actually, I think from being in the Army I can sleep anywhere, or maybe we were just that tired!

  4. Shirley Hodge says

    Since I am retired I pretty much set my own hours but always get my 7-8 a night and sometimes a nap thrown in when I feel the need. Actually I don’t watch daytime TV because there is nothing on worth watching then but do watch a few shows in the evening and Alton Brown’s Good Eats at 11:00PM then half an hour to do my tweeky things like washing up and moisturizing my dry skin then watch The Golden Girls from 12:00 to 1:00AM then join my cat Kitty Kitty (she was named by my 4 year old step grandson so not very original but it serves the purpose) in bed. Now how is that for excitement?

  5. Mommy2Bears says

    I always read a little before bed. Sometimes if it’s a really good book I read to much and regret it in the morning.

  6. Annette D says

    I have a hard time falling to sleep at night. I just cannot make my mind stop replaying the day’s events. What I have found that works for me is to imagine something and make it as detailed as possible, it puts me to sleep
    everytime.

  7. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open… then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials!

  8. Sharon B says

    Like you, I’m a terrible sleeper. But I do try to read for an hour or so before bed to calm my mind. I also keep the room dark, and run a fan every night, even in winter, to keep the room cool.

  9. joni taylor says

    I make sure I’ve had a hot shower, rubbed myself down with lotion, went through my face washing routine and turn the fan on full blast

  10. Kasey says

    My husband makes us all the best chocolate milk! We’ve been thinking about checking into their mattress’s. Our backs have been hurting; we need a new one.

  11. Angela J says

    Getting to sleep is always an iffy proposition, I try word games in my mind, but maybe all I need is a “knockout” pillow!

  12. alycep says

    I do have trouble falling asleep most night often because I have arthritis pain so I usually have to takle something, either an herbal remedy or a pain killer. I need a very dark and quiet environment or I will wake up often. I know I could use a good new mattress but I think this pillow would help too.

  13. Roxann says

    If I put on a movie that I really want to watch and lay down on the couch, nine out of ten times I will fall asleep. Go figure!

  14. Kate S says

    After a good day’s work outside, falling asleep in not too difficult. If I do need a liile help, reading a book usually relaxes me.

  15. Kimberly says

    I work third shift. I hung light blocking curtains in my bedroom. It helped a lot since the sun faces at least one of my bedroom windows most of the day. They also help keep my room cool.

  16. Hannah says

    I try and relax every part of me before i go to sleep, but I find that the best way to get to sleep is to have a newborn as you can’t get enough!

  17. Holly says

    I like to read before bed that quiets my mind on the daily stuff that is going through my brain and reading relaxes me.

  18. Joanne A says

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  19. victoria lester says

    What helps me get a good nights sleep at night is staying on routine. I notice I get better sleep if I go to bed around 9:00 each night. I have to get up at 5:30 each morning, including weekends.

  20. Kimberly says

    I use a pillow between my knees to keep the strain off my lower back and keep me from tossing and turning.

  21. Jess D says

    Get an alarm clock with an unlit face or turn it away. There’s nothing like staring at time pass to keep me up.

  22. Katie says

    I love to keep my house cool and the blankets piled high. There’s nothing like a warm, cozy bed to help me drift off to sleep.

  23. Debbie Groce says

    I fall asleep very fast and I’m not sure what the secret is, however, this pillow would be an added comfort :o)

  24. Shannon Baas says

    As I sleep during the day as i work nights, I keep the room dark and as quiet as possible(not easy considering where I live).

  25. Tari L. says

    I am one of those people who rarely have difficulty falling asleep. I drink a cup of hot tea before bed. Once in bed, I typically fall asleep within 10-15 minutes (sometimes sooner). One thing I have learned is to go to bed when you are tired, don’t wait until later as forcing yourself to stay up ultimately makes it hard to fall asleep later.

  26. Christine says

    Reading before bed always makes me sleepy and a good cup of chamomile tea helps too. Thank you!

  27. says

    I try my best to go to bed at the same time. It helps alot! No cool bedtime routine, just let the dog out, check the locks and the garage door, brush my teeth, and as soon as my head hits the pillow I’m out. It makes DH mad cause I have no problem getting to sleep and he will be up for hours just trying to get tired!
    .-= Stephanie Coldwell´s last blog ..root canal =-.

  28. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open… then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials!

  29. alycep says

    I need a dark quiet room. I also try not to have any stimulating factors for at least an hur before bed-no coffee, tea, chocolate and not fights or spirted discussions. Create a down time and then when you are sleepy get into bed-not before.

  30. says

    I try not to get on the computer before bed .. because i stay up way too late if i get started on it. soooo stay off computer before bed.

  31. Brandon Ralston says

    Within one hour of when you are planning to go to sleep, do not have any bright lights on and don’t drink any soda either.

  32. Denise B. says

    I actually like to go to sleep watching television. It relaxes me, and I just doze right off.

  33. Mary says

    My Sister gave me a recipe for a Lavender Pillow Spray~~1/2 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon witch hazel, 4-5 drops lavender oil, shake them up in a spray bottle. It really is a lovely, relaxing scent!

  34. Monique Rizzo says

  35. Debi says

    Not good advice, but I fall asleep with my t.v. on. I do use the sleep timer. Ideally, I pray and try to think over my next day in a non-stressful way! I could use a good pillow! ;)

  36. Meaghan F. says

    I always take a shower a while before I go to bed and I use a lavender soap and try to read a chapter of a good book. It seems to help!

  37. Kimberly says

    Before going to bed, I make sure I have a bottle of water on the night stand. I hate having to get up for a drink.

  38. Laurie Holcombe says

    I like to read….usually a magazine or cookbook. I throw it on the floor by my nightstand when I fall asleep.

  39. Suzanne K says

    I read a bit when I first go to bed. As long as the book isn’t terrific, it will generally relax me and I fall asleep. Sadly, if it’s by one of my favorite authors, I get hooked into the story and forget to put the book down and end up reading late into the night! Of course, when I finally put it down (or finish it), I do sleep well… just not enough!

  40. Diane R. says

    Coming from a family of hard-core insomniacs, I have lots of tricks, but the most effective is relaxation techniques, combined with mental visualizations that reproduces the hypnagogic state that normally occurs immediately before sleep.

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  43. Huguette English says

    I listen to my husband’s snoring to go to sleep and wish I could fall asleep as fast as he does ;)

    henglish(at)nb(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

  44. Kimberly says

    I like to read before bed, but not in bed. That helps me relax but also makes it easier to turn my mind off when I get in bed.

  45. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open… then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials! Also having a box fan on the ‘medium’ setting (for light noise) helps.. but that is more my husband’s thing.. I’ve just grown accustomed to it.

  46. Marcia says

    I have found that if I can’t get to sleep within 20 minutes it’s best that I get up for a little while – just don’t start anything that will keep you up – like TV or a computer game.

  47. Mary says

    Another thing I do to get to sleep is read. This sometimes backfires if I doze off, and then drop the book. It wakes me back up, and then I really need help to fall back out!

  48. Nancy says

    Relaxing in a warm bath with a good book is a great way to wind down before the day and get a good nights sleep.

  49. Alex K says

    I play poker on my zune. After about 2-3 minutes, I get tired of waiting for the computers to do their betting and my eyes get tired. Before I know it, I’m asleep

  50. John S. says

    Watching tv actually makes me sleepy. Nothing like another Law and Order marathon to get the z’s going.

  51. says

    Insomniac here! i Can’t fall asleep without my trustee medication.
    Melatonin also works (a safe non-prescription vitamin) for the stubborn non-sleeper!

  52. Katie says

    I like to read a good chic lit novel before bed, as they put me to sleep and fill my head with pleasant thoughts.

  53. Amanda D. says

    I read – guaranteed to knock me out in 20 minutes. Thanks for the opportunity for such a great prize.

  54. alycep says

    I turn off the phone and any other distractions or anything negative infleneces for an hour before I want to go to sleep. I often tke some Valerian or other herbal remedy when I need a good nights sleep. A good pillow will help as well.

  55. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open… then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials! Also having a box fan on the ‘medium’ setting (for light noise) helps.. but that is more my husband’s thing.. I’ve just grown accustomed to it.

  56. Vicki Andrew says

    I sleep very poorly, I wake up a lot during the night but I sprinkled lavender in my pillow slip and that helps me to get back to sleep faster
    singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  57. Kimberly says

    Before getting ready for bed, I take my dogs out. That way I know I’ll be able to get a good night’s rest before they have to go out again.

  58. Mary says

    Something I do when I really can’t fall asleep, is set one song (Astronomy-Blue Oyster Cult) to play softly, continuously.

  59. Belinda M says

    I always read for 20 minutes before turning out the light to go to sleep. I find it helps clear my head of the all the daily stuff going on and helps me to relax and fall asleep much more easily

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  60. Aisling says

    I like to drink a cup of hot decaf tea and read for at least 30 minutes before I go to bed. Really relaxes me and puts a buffer between events of the day and sleep time.

  61. Jessie Parks says

    I have to have noise to fall asleep, i usually watch a little tv and then set the sleep timer for an hour. I also turn on the fan so when the tv goes off there will still be noise because I will eake up if it is too quiet.

  62. gina says

    I just make it as dark & quiet as possible & cuddle with my dog & husband. Also no caffeine after like 3pm.

  63. gina says

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  64. Christie says

    Definitely no caffeine anywhere close to bedtime as you point out. A warm shower is helpful to me and also melatonin is a natural sleep aid that I sometimes use.

  65. EMMA L HORTON says

    IT HELPS WHEN IT IS RAINING OUTSIDE…THE SOUND OF RAIN RELAXES ME…BUT THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE NO CONTROL

  66. Aisling says

    Some people think watching tv in bed before falling asleep is restful, but studies have shown that it is not. It’s much better to go to sleep in a dark, cool, quiet room.

  67. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open… then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials! Also having a box fan on the ‘medium’ setting (for light noise) helps… but that is more my husband’s thing.. I’ve just grown accustomed to it.

  68. Heather R says

    I used to have trouble falling asleep because of my husband’s snoring, but he went to a sleep expert and discovered he had sleep apnea. Now he uses a machine to help with the snoring, and I get a good night’s sleep.

  69. Kelly Gentry says

    I make sure I clean sheets, a cool room and a good book to read. Currently I use two thin, lumpy pillows stacked together, so a nice pillow would be very helpful towards a good night’s sleep.

  70. Mary says

    Something that I think helps, is when I go out with my dogs last thing before bed. It’s relaxing and quiet outside at that time of evening, I get a little fresh air, and enjoy the night sky.

  71. Brittney says

    If I can’t fall asleep I’ll run a hot bath and soak for a bit, that usually does the trick.

  72. Danielle D says

    I play white noise or rain in the background it puts me out instantly and it helps filter out street and other noises so i can stay asleep.

  73. Debra P says

  74. Crystal F says

    We layed down last night a 6pm to take a nap and didn’t wake up intil 9:30 this morning. lol I have a hard time going to sleep so I count to 100 when I’m going to sleep. I might do it a few times but it eventually works for me. Thank you!

  75. says

    Oh goodness, I do not sleep so well at night. It must be my pillows and mattress! I know a Tempurpedic mattress and the pillows would really help me sleep much better:) Ive been bugging the hubby to buy us the mattress, maybe someday:)
    .-= CincyShopper´s last blog ..CVS Gift Card and Bag Winner! =-.

  76. Kimberly L says

    I have a hard time turning my thoughts off, and in order to get to sleep I start counting backwards from a thousand

  77. Eileen Burke says

    I just had a baby 3 weeks ago, so I pretty much can sleep anytime anywhere these days, but before that I would take a benadryl every night before bed.

  78. kimbly says

    Maintain the same sleep schedule and keep your bed just for sleeping…watch tv in the living room.

  79. Jennifer R says

    Unfortunately I have not been able to sleep well lately so I have had to rely on over the counter sleep aids. I would love to see if a new premium pillow would help.

  80. Cristy C says

    I love this giveaway! My sleep tip is keeping a consistent sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day ( even on weekends.)

    cristywin at yahoo dot com

  81. juau4 says

    Lately I’m a terrible insomniac. I try to always drink a glass of milk before bed. Sometimes a hot soaking bath is relaxing too.
    judy7885 at gmail dot com

  82. Debbie Welchert says

    I like to play on the computer for a couple hours and then I turn my tv on and watch tv until I fall asleep.

  83. karen says

    I am working and going to school full time. I am so tired at bedtime (around 4am) that I never have trouble falling asleep. Thanks.

  84. Erica C. says

    I make sure I exercise earlier in the day and stop drinking soda by about 5pm. As long as I keep busy during the day (not that it’s hard to do), I fall asleep relatively well.

  85. Kathy Scott says

    No coffee after 1:00 or I will not be sleeping. I also like to read for a little while to relax.

  86. Melissa D says

    Chasing a 3-year-old around the house all day does the trick. I usually fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow!

  87. KellyH says

    Working outside now that it is nice out here will help with a good night’s sleep!

    Thanks!
    KellyH

  88. Catherine says

    I can’t go to sleep before I put my 14month old to sleep first. I tried the reading thing but the baby ends up eating the book. I tried giving bath before she goes to sleep but she ends up crying when she gets out. So my baby and I got into a habit of watching yo gabba gabba and we follow their advice of letting the wiggles out before going to sleep. Then we knock out.

  89. katie s. says

    My tip is to make sure that it is a comfortable temperature in your bedroom. Too hot is the worst, too cold is bad (but can be compensated for with blankets at least), and just right is, well, just right. Its worth it, imho, to get a window air conditioner if necessary or just put a bowl of ice under a fan, and/or get a small room heater. Laying down and being instantly comfortable with the temp and the bedding is hugely important! That being said, I’d love to try a memory foam pillow and see how it compares to me down filled one. Thanks!

  90. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open, then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials! Also having a box fan on the “medium” setting (for light noise) helps.. but that is more my husband’s thing…. I’ve just grown accustomed to it.

  91. Vicki Andrew says

    I sometimes take a short afternoon nap to recharge and then I have a comfy set of soft sheets and quilts to snuggle in at night

  92. Jason Nickolay says

    My tip for a better night sleep is to have some kind of white noise in the back ground. I cant have tv or radio on, but I need something like the hum of a fan. This pillow sounds rockin. Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  93. Lauren says

    For a good night’s sleep, I always turn on my fan for background noise. Then, I watch my “shows” on tv. I guess you could say I have a routine. Usually, I am very sleep at the end of my shows, so I turn off the tv and drift away. Thanks!

  94. Joanne M says

    I’ve tried so many pillows and still haven’t found the perfect one. I try yoga before going to bed.

  95. Valeen N says

    I usually get a drink of water and then turn on the fan, fluff my pillows and snuggle in! I also keep a pad of paper by my bed so if I have thoughts that just won’t go away, I write them down and then I seem to not worry about them any more cuz I know I’ll deal with it in the morning.

  96. Shannon says

    I have to have covers on..no matter the weather…and it must be dark and quiet. :o) then…i fall asleep very quickly!

  97. says

    I think I need more help with my sleeping habits than I can share, lol I totally agree with your daddy – you spend so much time in bed, you should spend the money on a good one!
    .-= Storm´s last blog ..Petpalooza! 2010 =-.

  98. Pamela S says

    I’ve had to cut out caffeine because it was keeping me awake. And I like to drink a nice warm cup of non-caffeinated tea. Thanks.

  99. says

    When I can’t sleep I do try to have a cup of hot decaffinated mint tea. It does help often. When that doesn’t work, I try laying down in a really dark room with soothing music. Works often but not always :)

  100. Tammie says

    I get a better nights sleep if I don’t take my worries to bed with me – which isn’t always easy, but it helps if you have a very comforting pillow! :)

  101. Sue E says

    I don’t do anything special. I take a shower and occasionally I read for a short time, but not always. I’m usually tired from all the activities of the day and just fall asleep.

  102. susitravl says

    My bedtime routine is to pray I will go to sleep – I have terrible problems with my neck that keep me awake and when my neck doesn’t hurt – I have insomnia. Maybe a new pillow will do the trick!

  103. Danica D. says

    For me to get a better night’s sleep, I must de-stress and focus my mind on something good in my life, or something I want to happen in my life. If I don’t do this, I am too anxious to fall asleep.

    Winterbreeze85 at yahoo dot com

  104. barbara wright says

    Don’t laugh, but I read popular fiction novels about serial killers right before bed. I find that it gets my mind off my REAL problems, so I’m able to fall asleep as soon as I put the book down.

  105. Heather Curtis says

    If my first attempt to go to bed doesn’t succeed, I’ll come out to the living room and watch late-night infomercials until I start getting too drowsy to keep my eyes open, then I’ll trek my sleepy self back to bed and sleep like a rock for the rest of the night. So my tip, infomercials! Also having a box fan on the “medium” setting (for light noise) helps.. but that is more my husband’s thing.

  106. Sue says

    I try to take a walk in the evening and then read a book for a little bit to slow down my mind… Thanks for the giveaway.

  107. Winona says

    Get your hubby checked for sleep apnea! ;) Mine used to keep me up all night with his snoring, and now that he’s under control after seeing a sleep specialist, he doesn’t snore and I sleep like a baby.

  108. Naomi says

    I am gonna listening to music until I get to fall in sleep and I read magazines stuff before I sleep.

  109. susan smoaks says

    i suggest you get some exercise during the day and do not eat for about 3 hours before bed time!

  110. Joanne Schultz says

    When I took a class on stress reduction they taught us the deep breathing method for relaxation. Slowing inhale through your nose, and then slowly exhale through your mouth.
    Because you are concentrating on your breathing, your mind is pretty empty except for that.
    It’s a great way to clear your mind when you go to bed, so that you can fall asleep quicker!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Kathy S says

    If I find that I can’t get to sleep, I will usually take a warm shower and have a cup of hot cocoa. I’m usually pretty sleepy after that, and then I make sure that my window shades are down and my clock radio light isn’t facing me because that keeps me awake. If I’m lucky, these tips do help me get my 7-8 hours of good sleep.

  112. kathy pease says

    reading a book puts me right out like a baby..the bad news it takes me a year to finish a book..lol

  113. says

    oh dear god, all i know is that i cannot sleep lately. i have been complaining about my pillow for weeks now. it HURTS my neck.. hurts my back. i sleep like shit.
    dear lord of cowboys, please let me win this fucking pillow.

    thanks.
    lol

  114. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…a hot shower, a cup of warm milk, or a good book usually does the trick to get me to sleep.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  115. Danica D. says

    When I finally am able to fall asleep, I must kiss my hunny, whether he’s already asleep or not.

    Winterbreeze85 at yahoo dot com

  116. Trina C says

    I have the worst habit – I have to fall asleep with the TV on. I cannot sleep in a perfectly quiet room.

  117. sarah l. says

    I do not exercise for at least 3 hours before bed. I listen to classical music for 30 minutes after I get in bed. Actually I set my radio to go off in 30 minutes, but often I don’t hear the second half. Thanks for the contest.

  118. kim e says

    I don’t have a routine. I actually have a hard time getting to and staying asleep. Would love some good advice for that.

    • Down but not out in Houston says

      I bought a Symphony pillow about a week ago and it feels NOTHING like the model in the store. The one in the store was so soft, like resting my head on a cloud. I was so excited about my pillow. That was short lived. My pillow is so hard and non-giving. It feels like a balloon after you put too much air in it. I called the Tempurpedic rep and they said that I have to “break it in.” Well, I’m not sure whose breaking who in. If anyone has ANY tips on how to break in my pillow, please let me know. I’m so disappointed. Oh, I’ve been sitting on the pillow, stepping on it with my feet, and that joker still puffs right back up…

      • A Cowboy's Wife says

        I didn’t have to break mine in. It’s the perfect for support for me. Maybe you need to squish it a few times to “loosen” it up…I really don’t know but I LOVE mine. We bought three more for the boys.

  119. Marcy Strahan says

    I have trouble falling asleep & have to take nightime colds meds or Equate PM.
    The only other thing is reading until I get sleepy.

  120. Charlene Kuser says

    I run a small table fan every night next to my bed and the noise from the fan puts me to sleep.

  121. Tara Fearon says

  122. skena says

    I don’t have a regular bed time but I read once that you should not eat before bedtime directly (at least 2 hours between)
    sulansb(at)gmail(dot)com

  123. Lisa Catania says

    Tips for a good nights sleep:

    1: Have your last drink at least two hours prior to going to bed.

    2: Consume sugary foods early in the day and not before bedtime.

    3: Take a long walk prior to going to sleep.

    4: Reading before bed helps you to relax.

  124. Tom Douglass says

    My wife has herniated discs and always struggles with her sleep. Deep breaths, saying prayers, soft music… anything to quiet the mind seems to help!

  125. TinaP says