I love nothing more than a good nights sleep. A nice snug bed with lot’s of pillows and a fluffly comforter! My bliss!

SLEEPYS – The Mattress Professionals asked me to come over to their store on 5th ave in NYC recently to check out some mattress to aid in my slumber!

The store on 5th has two floors and  the downstairs looks and smells like a spa. So relaxing and gorgeous.

Sleepys has the largest mattress selection with all price ranges. They have over 700 locations and deliver all across the country.

The staff at Sleepy’s were incredibly knowledgeable. They walked me through a computerized mattress slection system that asked me questions like height, weight, side of bed I sleep on, if I have any structural problem areas…etc.

Then I was taken to a cocoon type enclosure and lay down on a bed that spoke to me and measured my body and pressure points…etc

All to determine my ideal mattress! Who knew! There is a whole science behind this and the clever follks over at Sleepy’s seem to have it right!

They even shared some tips with me!

10 Tips For a Good Night’s Sleep

A better night’s sleep means better health for both the mind and body. All it takes is eight straight hours to feel more energized, more refreshed, more alive than ever before. Here are tips to help you get the restful sleep you need and deserve.

1. Stick to a schedule
Biologically, we are creatures of habit. Getting to sleep at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every morning will keep your body wired for restful sleep.

2. Keep the bedroom about sleep
Train your body to associate your bedroom with sleep and sleep alone by keeping TVs, computers, and other sleep distractions outside.

3. Limit caffeine and other stimulants
If you can’t avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine completely, try to limit your intake too close to bedtime. You may be surprised at how long they stay in your system.

4. Exercise early and often
In addition to sleep problems, an endless number of health concerns can be helped with regular exercise. Just avoid hyping up your body with a workout too close to bedtime.

5. Consider your mattress
A supportive and comfortable mattress could be the key to unwinding. If you wake up to aches and pains, or if your mattress is 5 to 7 years old, it may be time for a replacement.

6. Avoid eating too close to bedtime
When we eat before bed, our bodies remain active in digestion and produce energy when we are trying to sleep. Save your sleep with earlier snacking.

7. Adjust the temperature dial
Cooler temperatures tend to help us drift off, mirroring the drop in body temperature that occurs when we sleep. Ideal temperatures vary from person to person, so find a temp you are comfortable in.

8. Ritualize your sleep
Just as going to bed at the same time each night will help your sleep patterns, performing the same actions right before bed, such as reading or taking a bath, will help signal your body for restful slumber.

9. Make time for sleep
In our busy lives, sleep is too often sacrificed. Moving sleep higher up on the “to-do” list will result in a healthier, happier, more productive you!

10. Get your doctor involved
If you try these tips and are still having trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, don’t take it lying down. Consult your doctor to target the problem and explore further options for healthy sleep.

So who is ready for a great night of sleep!

And how about a mattress to help you sleep?

That’s right, the good folks over at Sleepy’s are giving one lucky reader a mattress from the PHENOM collection.

The Simmons® Comforpedic® Phenom™ Firm is one of the firmer feeling mattresses in this exclusive Sleepy’s collection. For a look and feel like no other, these mattresses combine luxury and innovation for the perfect night’s sleep. With a combination of temperature-sensitive NXG® Memory Foam and Advanced NXG® Memory Foam, these mattresses ensure incredible pressure relief and a comfortable sleeping temperature. The Transflexion foam core requires no break-in period, so you’ll get a cozy, comfortable night’s sleep the very first night!

It’s a GIVEAWAY!!!!

One lucky reader gets to win ONE mattress set..any size as long as its a PHENOM!

This is a $2000 value! So enter NOW!



Contest is open to US residents ONLY * 18 and over to enter * Contest ends  Saturday, March 19 at 11:59pm. * extended deadline – Contest MONDAY, March 21 11:59 Eastern pm**

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