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!

Additional entries include and must be left in a seperate comment to count:

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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    Holly says

    A cup of warm milk and a good book before I go to bed.

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    Lyudmila says

    “Like” Mattress Giant on Facebook

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    Judith says

    I get a better nights sleep when I sleep alone.

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    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!

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    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

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    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.

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    Susan Smith says

    I read and listen to music before I go to sleep.

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    Susan Smith says

    Like” Mattress Giant on Facebook and wrote on their wall

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    Kimberly says

    Before going to sleep, I make sure I give my bf a hug and kiss. :)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Naomi says

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

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    sarah says

    i get my husband to talk me to sleep, his voice is so soothing!

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    Naomi says

    Like on facebook.Naomi C.

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    Vicki Andrew says

    a touch of lavender spray on my pillow and sheets

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    susan smoaks says

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

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    susan smoaks says

    their fb fan tony l smoaks

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    lilshuga2001 says

    I have such a hard time falling asleep its not even funny!
    I use AMbien!! ;-(

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    Anne D says

    A drink and a trip to the potty.

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    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!

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    Joanne Schultz says

    I Fan or “Like” Mattress Giant on Facebook and left them a comment over there telling them that A Cowboy’s Wife sent me!-Joanne Schultz.

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    DanV says

    My tip is to limit caffeine before bedtime

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    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.

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    Michelle B says

    Read a book before bedtime always works for me

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    Michelle B says

    Liked the mattress giant on facebook angels abode

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    kathy pease says

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

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    kathy pease says

    like mg on facebook Kathy L Pease

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    Cristy C says

    I think sticking to a consistant sleep schedule is the key.

    cristywin at yahoo dot com

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    jennster 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.


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    Joanne M says

    I can’t compete with the last post


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    Melissa B. says

    Taking a hot bath makes me relax enough to fall asleep quickly.

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    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

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    Heather C says

    I always have music on to help me fall asleep.
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

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    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

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    Chrysa says

    Reading before bed helps me to fall asleep.
    .-= Chrysa ´s last blog ..LeapFrog New Mobile Learning Device – Enter to Win! =-.

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    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.

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    Veronica Garrett says

    I showr, pamper my body by using body oil, have a glass of milk.

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    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.

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    sarah l. says

    FB like Mattress Giant: Slehan

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    sarah l. says

    digged: slehan

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    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.