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.
I LOVE TEMPUR-PEDIC!!!!!

In the last three years I have blogged, I've probably mentioned my sleep issues at least 50 times.
I have insomnia.
Bad.
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.
You.do.not.understand.
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.
Ever.

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! :)



5 comments:

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!