Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello. I'm a new person.

I have to get right up on a soap box.

But first you must know, this is totally on my own accord. I am not being coerced in any way to discuss the following product.

And I'm just going to come right out and say it.
No, shout it.
From the rooftops.

In the last three years I have blogged, I've probably mentioned my sleep issues at least 50 times.
I have insomnia.
We're talking, can go 2 nights at a time without a wink of sleep, wake up at 3 am only to never fall back asleep, or simply just can't fall asleep at all.

I'm one of those people who has to have perfect sleep conditions: black-out curtains (where I have taped any slots so not even a glimmer of light can shine through), I put underwear over any electronics that give off any amount of light, we have a fan running for a consistent noise, and of course the temperature has to be perfect.

And when I'm stressed?
Forget it.
I'm toast.
I will goes weeks without sleep.
And it is pure torture.

I finally noticed a gradual change in my ability to sleep when I quit my corporate job just over a year ago.
It was like, BOOM - I quit and suddenly I was SLEEPING. Not fully through the night. But I could actually go three or four nights a week with a pretty good night's sleep.

And then about a year later, my life changed forever. And I know I tend to be a bit dramatic at times, but I'm not kidding. My life has totally changed...thanks to our new Tempur-Pedic Cloud Mattress.
I have been sleeping SOUNDLY through the night for the past 2 months.

Oh my goodness.
If you only knew how light of a sleeper I am. I could wake up if a ladybug was crawling on the floor. Not kidding. I'd hear it.
And I usually wake up a dozen times a night.

Now, I barely wake up to my alarm. And I rarely even wake up ONCE during the middle of the night.

I won't lie. I did not want a Tempur-Pedic. I thought it was some silly marketing ploy...I mean the things are really expensive. And when we went mattress shopping, we went in KNOWING we would not get a Tempur-Pedic. We have several friends who swear up and down that the things are pure magic. We didn't get the big deal.

Until we caved and got one of our own.

Now I get the big deal.

I will say, they definitely take some getting used to at first. In fact, I was ready to send it back after 2 weeks. But once my body adjusted, everything was more than perfect. Now I will never ever ever go back to another mattress.

And now, I actually look forward to getting into bed.

I used to constantly take naps because I never got a good night's sleep.
Not anymore! :)


Janine said...

I have never met anyone with sleep issues like me! You have described me to a tee! Just today my assistant principal told me she doesn't know how I can work with only 3-4 hours of sleep and sometimes it is a full 2 days with no sleep. I am now going to start dropping hints to hubby about our next purchase. I will do anything at this point, because I am exhausted!

Jessica said...

Good for you!

lynne said...

Yah it's pretty much the best thing since sliced bread!! People definitely don't understand until they own one!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

I would love to get a tempur-pedic for our next mattress purchase. I have heard such amazing things about them. Glad its helping you sleep better!

That's Sassy said...

Thanks for the temper pedic recommendation! I suffer in the sleep dept real bad like ear plugs sound machine fan and just cant shut my mind off. Maybe I need to invest in a temper pedic!