Monday, February 06, 2006

Good Parenting begins with a Good Night's Rest

Normally, I wouldn't write about a non-kid product, but a good night's rest is essential for every parent. A month ago, my husband and I bought each other a Sleep Number bed. It's the best investment we've yet made. Sleep on our old, regular box spring mattress was restless and fitful.
I sleep so soundly now. I must also inform you, it's made a huge difference in my energy level through out the entire day and thus improved my patience and attitude. Before the Sleep Number bed, I was a yawning-machine around 3 o'clock every afternoon. In the evenings, I was exhausted and it took everything in me to cook dinner and play with my children. I'm not yawning every afternoon any more (well, unless there's an issue with the kids-like my son's teething) and I have the energy to spend quality time with my kids after work.
My husband and I chose the Sleep Number bed because we could control the softness/firmness on both sides of the bed. If you're pregnant or plan on having another child, you know how uncomfortable it can be to sleep especially during the third trimester. I remember having to use pillows to support my belly. The sleep number bed can conform to your body and "nest" your belly.
There are several good beds available in different price ranges and with payment plans. Whether it's Sleep Number, TempurPedic or a top-rated pillow top mattress, I highly recommend investing in a good bed. As a parent, you can't afford not to sleep well.

I have one complaint about the Sleep Number bed:
I never want to get out of bed in the morning-it's that comfy.


Micah said...

You're the first person I know who has one! I'm so excited to hear you love it! I MUST get out and try it. (Not of my own...)

Kelley said...

We got a KING size sleep number bed-come try it out-there's plenty of room!