Although Jackson has been an amazing sleeper, it’s been many, many months since I’ve had more than one uninterrupted night’s sleep in a row.
In the past couple of weeks, things have gotten a little worse and we’re now cosleeping. Between trying to find a comfortable position with him next to me and dealing with his restlessness, I’m more than a little tired.
For me, being tired makes me feel foggy (oh so foggy!) and grumpy (oh so grumpy!). I have trouble concentrating, staying on task and focusing, which makes working, homeschooling and even reading difficult. Oh, and it makes me crave carbs and sugar like no tomorrow, which just isn’t fair!
The Better Sleep Council offers a guide for how to get better sleep, but they don’t offer any tips for sleeping with a wiggly 7 month old! 🙂
One thing that might make a difference, though, is a new mattress — a purchase we’ve been putting off for too long.
We bought our current mattress almost 10 years ago, and we chose it for one horrible reason: price. It was the cheapest mattress we could find, and you can imagine what kind of shape it’s in after almost 10 years of use. It’s uncomfortable, and has left my husband with a backache after more than one night’s sleep.
Despite our attempts to flip, rotate and otherwise care for our mattress, it’s just plain worn out (kinda like me — ha!), and there’s no doubt that it’s time to buy a new mattress that provides better comfort and support!
Shop for a New Mattress This Memorial Day
May is Better Sleep Month, and this Memorial Day is the perfect time to shop for a new mattress. If, like us, you’re living with an old mattress that’s uncomfortable and unsupportive, consider it an investment in your health.
And if the idea of shopping for a new mattress is overwhelming, start with these tips on how to buy a mattress. I know you’ll be shocked to see that they don’t recommend sleeping on an old, cheap mattress long past it’s peak!
In fact, a scientific study conducted at Oklahoma State University found that people with mattresses 5 years old – or older – reported significant improvements in sleep quality and comfort when they slept on a new mattress.
The Better Sleep Council Sweepstakes
Need a little cash for your mattress shopping experience? Head on over to The Better Sleep Council’s Facebook page to enter the Get on Top, win $1,000 giveaway!
Life Your Way Giveaway
Finally, the Better Sleep Council also wants to give one Life Your Way reader a $50 Visa gift card. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me your sleep troubles and how a new mattress would help!
Giveaway available to U.S. residents 18 years and older. Click here for the official rules.