When you stop and think about how hard getting a good night of sleep can be, it's almost ridiculous. It's sleep we are talking about, sleep! The one activity that requires you to do virtually absolutely nothing. Yet, for whatever reason it can often be one of the most frustrating points in a person's day. At least it used to be mine.
When Shawn and I got married ten years ago we went out furniture and mattress shopping and ended up with a mattress that we were pretty happy with. Fast forward ten years later and here we were, tossing and turning, waking up sore and overall just not very happy with the performance of what was supposed to be a great experience. After enough moans and groans we went on the hunt to find a mattress that would be able to support both of our needs without having to compromise each other's preferences. Enter the it™ bed by Sleep Number.
Here's everything you need to know about the it™ bed and why we are loving it. To start with, the mattress arrived at our doorstep within 5 business days of ordering it [ships for free!]. All we had to do was open the box, tear open the vacuum seal it was housed in and give it its space to stretch out and get accustomed to being in its new home. Don't worry, I cuddled and coo'd at it to make it feel right at home. Once it was all "okay guys! plug me in! i'm ready to be slept on!" we did just that.
don't worry - that little power pack goes on the ground so no, we don't feel it.
Why do you plug in a mattress you ask? Because that's what you do when you are dealing with a smart and all-powerful mattress my friends. This mattress isn't a one size fits all as each side is controlled by the person sleeping on it. Magic really. What does this mean? This means that if your husband likes his side a little firm and you prefer a little more cushion, you can do that. I'm absolutely under the influence that this technology not only saves backs and sleep quality, but saves marriages as well. There's no excuse to argue anymore people, you each get exactly what you want! Shawn's Sleep Number® setting is 65 while mine is set to a little less firm at 40.
But now you are probably asking "well how did you set your individual sides?!" Allow me. You see, it's a smart bed. Like really smart [it must have went to college]. The it™ bed connects via wi-fi to your smart device where you have full control over your side of the bed. By simply downloading the app on your phone, you have complete control over adjusting your firmness whenever the heck you want. That mattress of yours that continues to get softer and those big ole dips on each side where you sleep? You can kiss that problem goodbye.
Guess what guys? I'm not done. Not only do you control your mattress from the app, it has where you will see every day what your SleepIQ® score was the night before which represents your individual quality and length of sleep. With its built in sensors, the mattress is able to measure your heart rate, breathing and movement [again, magic]. It's fun to wake up in the morning and see how many minutes you were in a deep sleep, how many minutes you were out of bed, how many minutes it took for you to fall asleep after getting into bed and more. If you happen to use other apps like FITBIT, Map My Run, etc you can connect the bed to those as well to track how your sleep is playing out in other areas of life.
And now you are probably thinking this mattress costs a fortune. I am so sorry to tell you this, but you are incredibly wrong. For about $1,000 [we have a queen] we now have the mattress of our dreams. We truly have slept SO much better after receiving this bed and both of our aches are gone [I was starting to worry it was old age, but no - just a crappy mattress. PHEW!] Even this little one is getting up less during the night making her mama all sorts of happy.
Don't just take my word for it though. If you want to try the it™ bed, you are able to risk-free for 30 nights. If you don't love it, you send it back (a small return fee of $99 applies). If you are anything like us, you won't dream of returning it any day soon [ie: ever].
[all photos taken by tina herschberger photography]
Disclosure: Thank you to the it™ bed by Sleep Number to partnering for today's post. While we were gifted the mattress, we have been using it for a month now and the results are my honest opinion.