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Sleep Smarter.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Rebecca Orr

    I definitely do not get enough sleep every night. I think my mattress is the culprit. I wake up multiple times during the night with crazy back pain. I keep having the “we NEED a new bed” talk with my husband. And while he agrees, we can’t agree on what kind/brand to get. I am going to discuss Sleep Number with him. I really like that he can get the kind of mattress he want and the same for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Penelope!

  • I would love to have a Sleep Number bed, especially since I prefer my mattress to be soft and warm and my husband likes things more firm and cool. Thankfully I at least get enough rest each night.

  • Nina Say

    I have always wanted to buy a Sleep Number bed. They look so comfortable, it would be nice not to wake up sore.

  • Theresa

    The best night of sleep I ever had was on a Sleep Number in one of the hotels we were staying in. I’d love to have one of my own!

  • All three of my children slept through the night yesterday, and it was heavenly. I would love to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

  • Beth

    I think my body is programmed to only get 7 hours of sleep. I would love the 8th hour of sleep.

  • Stacey

    I would love a Sleep Number bed for myself! Regular mattresses are never exactly comfortable enough for me!

  • Felissa

    Those Sleep Number beds look so comfy! I think they would be great to sleep on! I have never tried one, but I would love to!

  • Chrysa

    I have noticed I haven’t been sleeping as well lately. I’m thinking we may need to invest in a Sleep Number.

  • Sarah B

    I’m really interested to know what my sleep number is! I have to think it’s one of the higher numbers.

  • Amy

    I slept on a Sleep Number bed on my honeymoon! I’ve wanted one ever since! That was 7 years ago!

  • Christie

    my husband has been asking for one of these beds for years! Love the dual air technology

  • Jocelyn McGaffic

    I would LOVE a Sleep Number bed. I never get a good night sleep, and think this mattress would be a huge help.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I have always been so interested in a Sleep Number bed. I will have to go try one out. I think it would be perfect for me.

  • I’ve heard so much about Sleep Number. I want to try one!

  • Emily

    I would love a sleep number! I have heard great things about them and I bet they would help with my snoring.

  • Debbie Denny

    I am looking at getting a new one. I will be checking this out.

  • Sounds like our bed could be a great fit for you and your husband, Rebecca. 🙂 We hope you’ll have a chance to stop by soon and check them out! Let us know if we can help find a local store in your area or answer any questions for you in the meantime.

  • Did you know we also have a DualTemp™ Layer that lets you set either side to a warmer or cooler setting, Marcie? That could come in handy if you and your husband have different temperature needs when sleeping. Let us know if we can answer any questions for you.

  • We’ll look forward to seeing you, Debbie! Let us know if we can answer any questions for you before you stop in.

  • We can help with that, Amanda! Stop by next time you’re in the area and we’ll walk you through our beds and help you find one that’s perfect for you.