Since Andy and I have been married we have never had a really good bed. It’s one of those expenses that we just never have put much stock into. In fact the kids had better quality beds than we did. Funny, in an ironic sense, how we always put the needs of our children before our own, but really we need to learn to put just as much stock into ourselves as we do our kids. If we are our personal best then we’ll be the best parents we can be to Anna and Jack. Being part of our personal best is ensuring a good night sleep on a good bed.
Back to the bed: As you know we won Challenge #4, which was to get the proper type and amount of sleep. At first I was not a happy girl because that meant I had to give up my late night me-time. (Shhhh don’t tell the good doc I’m writing this blog right now at 10 p.m. when I really should be in bed…thank goodness the sleep challenge is over…HA!) Andy and I were very motivated to win this challenge because we had a hunch that whoever won Challenge #4 would most likely be getting a new bed. We thought we’d just a get a new bed for us BUT the kids did too! WOW!
Before getting our new beds, we went through the bedMATCH process–it’s like matchmaking for mattresses! We took a few minutes to answer questions about our sleeping habits, body type and any pain we have. Using that information the computerized sleep diagnostic system actually picked the beds that were best for each one of us.
What we received were Kingsdown’s My Side Series 600 beds. Andy and I got a queen and the kids each got twin beds. This bed uses the latest technologies available in mattresses today–it’s a hybrid model that combines springs, memory foam and gel.
Here is a little more detail from the manufacturer on the beds we received:
Cool Wave™ Memory Foam: Specially designed to help you stay cooler at night as compared to standard mattresses. According to our sleep coach Dr. Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute, our bodies need to cool down at night in order to have a restful sleep.
Chilly Wave™ gel-infused lumbar support band. Again–the gel helps you to stay cool at night and this also helps provide extra support for your lower back.
Individually Wrapped Coils: Instead of one sheet of coils, these are individually wrapped for less motion disturbance. This way, when you roll over, your spouse won’t feel the “bounce” of the bed.
Full Body Surround Edge Support System: A foam encasement of the mattress’ core for added support. Essentially, this keeps you from rolling off the bed! You’ll also feel the difference when you sit on the edge of the bed–maybe to tie your shoes–and the edge doesn’t sink.
Semi-Flex Foundation: This is your box spring. Instead of being rock solid, it’s meant to flex with the mattress. It’s made from lumber cut from renewable forests and has steel supports.
We have been sleeping on our beds now for about two weeks and we LOVE them. I have never felt so refreshed in the morning and neither one of us have any back pain or any other kinds of body pain. The kids sleep so well and they too wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Plus they love how high their new beds are. It’s fun for them to get into bed.
When was the last time you bought a new mattress? Are you long overdue? Post a comment and tell me!