This post brought to you by Sleep Number. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Penelope’s Oasis.
I don’t get enough sleep. I just don’t. When I read that Americans get an average of 6.7 hours of sleep a night (below the recommended 8 hours) I was frankly jealous. I think I get closer to five hours of sleep.
We all need a good night’s rest, and not just because some researchers say so. People who get enough sleep can concentrate better at work and school, they can focus better when driving on roads in bad weather, they live longer, look younger, find it easier to maintain a healthy weight, and are less likely to suffer from depression. This is all factual, so getting a good night’s sleep is really important (however elusive it might seem for moms). Just as important as the amount of time we sleep is the quality of that sleep, and that is where SLEEP NUMBER® beds comes into the picture.
SLEEP NUMBER® offers a full line of luxury mattresses and accessories designed to help us achieve the most restful sleep, something I learned on my recent visit to the Manhasset, NY location from Erwin. I never really understood what the whole number system was, and by the time I left I felt like an expert (and like I really need a Sleep Number bed of my own).
SleepIQ® technology is compatible with all Sleep Number beds, and it can actually keep track of patterns while you sleep that provide you with important information broken up monthly, daily, even hourly, including your average heart rate and average breathing rate, body movement and bed presence. You have nothing to wear, nothing to turn on, because SLEEP NUMBER® beds have DualAir™ technology sensors that measure it all while you sleep and provide the information to you via an app on your phone, tablet, or computer in easy to read and understand charts and graphs. You can also control the bed via any of these or a remote control that sits at the bedside.
SleepIQ® data helps identify routines and factors that affect sleep with an intuitive activity tracker, so you can monitor how things like how caffeine intake, diet, exercise, medications, television use, etc all affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep. This can help identify trends so you can make changes over time, like exercising in the morning instead of the evening if you notice you don’t sleep well when you exercise in the evening, or changes in other dietary and lifestyle habits.
Your SLEEP NUMBER® setting is tracked too, so whatever you start with can changed based on your patterns, comfort, etc. My SLEEP NUMBER is 35 (firmest is 100). This is the level of softness that my body needs so that most of my pressure points were gently cradled in the mattress and I wouldn’t have to worry about waking up with stiff joints or an aching back. Your partner on the other side of the bed can adjust their own comfort level as well, which impressed my husband almost as much as the articulating mattress and DualTemp layers options.
My favorite bed was the i8 in King Size with an articulating split mattress base that vibrates (something we would consider adding on over time for more comfort during the eight hours a day of our lives we should be spending in bed each day)…definitely something that would help lull me into a good night’s sleep.
Learn more about SleepIQ technology and how a SLEEP NUMBER bed may help you get your best night’s sleep at http://www.sleepnumber.com/sleepiq. So tell me why you’d want a Sleep Number bed for yourself! Check the Sleep Number store locator to find one near you.