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!


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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    glenda says

    I listen to my favorite music for a little while before I go to bed. That helps relax me.

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      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…

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        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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Charlene Kuser says

    I Like Mattress Giant on Facebook and posted message on their wall
    (Charlene Kuser)

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    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)

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    katiea says

    Daily sleep routine? Get nekkid, snuggle with hubby, doze off. Tomorrow repeat.

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    I pick up a book and I out very fast, reading to my son I wonder if I will make it to the end:)
    .-= Jennifer McC´s last blog ..Winner!! =-.

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    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.

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    Gianna says

    I do so much everyday that I just crash when I hit the bed.

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    Lily Kwan says

    I drink a glass of milk before bed.

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    Lily Kwan says

    I became a fan of Mattress Giant on Facebook and let them know you sent me.

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    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!

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    My sleep secret is melatonin! :)

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    tracy davis says

    I drink a glass of milk before bed

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    Susan C says

    I listen to new age music-it’s so soothing.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Susan C says

    I liked Mattress Giant on facebook and told them you sent me. Susan C
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Allison says

    I read before turning out the lights.

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    Deb M says

    I think this week end I will go to sleep with a glass of Mad House Wife Wine…
    .-= Deb M´s last blog ..Sylvan Springs Tour .. Healing Spa .. RomeCity, Indiana =-.