I’ve had the MOST AMAZING sleep for the past week—-which is quite a statement for someone who doesn’t fall asleep easily and wakes up throughout the night. I’m a chronic over-thinker. Plus there’s the neck issues.
And all the feet.
This is the last week of summer in our house and while I could be curled up in the fetal position, sniffing school supplies, I blame all the good snoozing on the latest and biggest blessing in my life. I can just tell you–we’re going to need a group hug when this is all over.
As some of y’all know, I’ve been putting off neck surgery for a while now by doing these fun things: last year I had three cortisone shots in the spine-also known as the THREE VERY SCARY DAYS I THOUGHT I MIGHT GET PARALYZED. I also do traction, where my neck is stretched away from my body (yep!), use buckets of icy hot and smell like an 80 year old man and randomly take white pills that make me loopy in the daytime and dream about flying purple ponies in the night time. (Hubby asked me to insert that they are non-addictive pain pills. He’s so cute.)
I’ve been considering a new mattress, one that actually helps me sleep and is good for my neck (I’ll tell y’all more about mine later, but just know that it’s been in the family for a while, if you know what I mean.)
In the middle of all this contemplating and getting my house and family back-to-school-ready, I got an email from…….
[drumroll, please, because I’m feeling it today]
The ultra-fantabulous mattress people.
INSERT HALLELUJAH CHORUS HERE.
I nearly did a flip, but what, with the neck and all, I just did jazzy fingers instead.
Yes, you guessed it. We’ve been getting some sweet sleep on our very own Tempur-Pedic Signature bed (with an adjustable TEMPUR Advanced Ergo base) this week (just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) and I’m pretty sure it’s going to change my life!
Here, my hubby, a man of many words will sum it up for you: “Honey, I want to take a vacation day and not get out of that bed the whole day! I want to eat in that bed, nap in that bed, work from that bed, watch a movie from that bed…” Well, you get the idea.
And my kids think it’s their very own ride with remote control!
It does sleep like butter. And that’s no lie.
For the first time in years, I actually look forward to going to bed! With the lush mattress, I’ve forgotten how to toss and turn. And just in the nick of time too…
Did you know:
According to a recent study by Tempur-Pedic and StrategyOne, parents wake up at least 53 minutes earlier than their children to ensure they make it to school on time*. That’s 9,540 minutes of sleep lost per school year** for parents – i.e., nearly an entire week’s worth of sleep!