I will be the first person to admit that my absolute most favourite thing to do is sleep. It really is. Of course, I haven’t actually had a solid eight hours sleep since I fell pregnant back in 2010. Come to think of it, I actually haven’t had a solid three hours sleep in that time either – that really explains the eye bag situation I’m currently rocking.
So any sleep I do have, no matter how long it is, I really cherish. And I try to make sure that it’s the most comfortable sleep possible, especially as I suffer from back problems. One thing that has made a considerable difference to my quality of sleep is the type of pillow I use. I didn’t realise just how important a good quality pillow is until we started using memory foam ones. It was a sleep game changer, let me tell you!
And right now these pillows are my bedtime saviours as it is starting to become quite apparent that our mattress is nearing the end of its time. I think the recommendation is that a mattress is changed once every seven or eight years. We’ve had ours for 6 1/2 years, but we do also have two boisterous kids that like to use it as a trampoline whenever my back is turned.
Recently I have started to look into different types of mattresses – if I’m going to be sleeping on it for the next seven years then I want the very best that I can afford. Initially, my thoughts were that we should buy a memory foam mattress, but a visit to my in-laws a few weeks ago where we slept on an adjustable bed has possibly changed my mind.
I was impressed at how well I slept. I always thought that an adjustable bed would be super hard and uncomfortable, but I was mistaken. It seems that the quality of mattress for adjustable beds have come a long way since I last slept on one (a very long time ago!) There are so many different options available, and after sleeping on one over Easter it is definitely an option we will consider.
But until we do invest in a new mattress I will take note of the really helpful tips that #SleepExperts Adjustmatic suggests in their new video.
Are you a one pillow or two (or three, like my husband!) type of person? What are your top tips for getting a good night’s sleep?