Have You’ve Been Faking it, too?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Better Sleep Council for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Yes, I have been faking it for years in the bedroom!

And trust me it frustrates the devil out of my husband! Yours too?

May is Better Sleep Month! 

If you are like me, you have been trying to fake a good night sleep with numerous sleep aids. I do not do well on lack of sleep. Just ask my husband and children. Oddly enough, 60 % of women say their sleep environment effects them more so than their husband.

Want to Stop Faking?

Grab a guide for how to get better sleep and make sure you do your research on a mattress life. You just might be surprised. Most mattresses lifespan are only 5 -7 years. If you wake up with stiffness, numbness, and you realize you sleep better out of town, you need to starting thinking about making the investment of purchasing a new mattress. 

Our bed is approaching seven years, and it is very uncomfortable to my back and hip. The middle of the mattress is higher than on the sides. Admittedly, it drives me insane when my husband is snoring away while I am tossing and turning. My lovely 4 year old doesn’t help the situation either. 

If this sounds like you…You just might need to stop faking it and get on top – with a new mattress, that is! It’s important that you check out how to buy a mattress before you make the investment. My rule of thumb is to ask family or friends where they have purchased their mattress in the past. Word of mouth always seem to be the more positive outcome for choosing an accommodating mattress retailer. Be sure to ask your mattress retailer the imperative questions. Even though you might look silly, you need to conduct these simple sleep tests.

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and mattress retailers always have great deals. Get on Top, win $1,000 giveaway! Now that is something I can get excited about!

Getting a good night sleep is so important to me and my entire family. Some people can work well with little sleep, but I am not one of them. I am grumpy and quick to snap at my family. If you are one of those that does well with little sleep, I envy you.

Be the Blessed Beyond a Doubt WINNER of a $50.00 Visa Card!

It’s easy peasy to enter, all you have to do is tell me how a new mattress will help you become a parent in the comment. Be sure to check the official rules.

Happy Better Sleep Month!

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  1. Katrina says:

    Better sleep is SO essential to being a good parent, lol! I am much more patient and willing to do fun things if I am rested. We stayed at my parent’s house recently and I was in a haze because I didn’t sleep well on their mattress.

  2. Valerie Stachowiak says:

    It is pretty evident that how I wake up in the mornings tends to set the pace for the rest of the day. To wake up well rested and refreshed thanks to a new mattress would mean a positive start to my day and a better temperament for the day with my kids.

  3. Mindy Gardner says:

    A good nights sleep will definitely help me keep up with hurricane of a toddler, especially since I’m pregnant with a precious little girl who likes to wake me up at night.

  4. Mami2jcn says:

    I am so crabby if I don’t get good sleep! A good mattress helps me get through the day!

  5. Amber Conaway says:

    I toss and turn all night long from back/hip aches, I’ve even tried the pillow between the legs and doesn’t help lol totally putting a fund together to save up for a new mattress! I think having a new and better mattress would support my body better!

  6. sharon says:

    Wellllllll ….. a new mattress won’t help me become a parent ’cause those days are over ….but, it will definitely help me be more alert and attentive to the kids I already have! 🙂

  7. Your post says to comment on how a new mattress will help me become a parent… I can think of a few ways that a new mattress will help me become a parent (again). One way in particular (wink, wink). I am going to assume you meant, “How a new mattress will help me become a BETTER parent.” 😉
    A new mattress would mean better, more restful sleep + less aches and pains from sleeping on an old mattress, which = a happier, more refreshed mama. Which hopefully would translate into a better, kinder, more patient mama!

  8. Judith Martinez says:

    A new mattress would help me be a better parent because when I’m tired I’m cranky!

  9. kristen says:

    I would have to reiterate what all the other posts say – I can definitely tell a difference in my frame of mind when I don’t get enough sleep. The right mattress is definitely a key to making that happen!! I also agree with the comment about your four year old – my five year old joins us every night and I would sleep much better without her feet “massaging” my back all night 🙂

  10. Debi Schuhow says:

    Well, I would get a California King bed but I don’t think that Visa would be enough 😉
    My husband and I are reluctant co sleepers to our two grandsons. It’s been foisted on us since they were toddlers, and we both felt “too old” to get up and redirect them to their own beds. Anyway, after 5 years of this we’re used to it.

    • Debi Schuhow says:

      So, a new mattress would mean a better night’s sleep without various bony prominences exacerbating my arthritis!
      Sorry about the second post ……”look Grandma! Watch this Grandma!” as Bugs Bunny plays on the Telly.

  11. Jessie C. says:

    A good mattress to help me sleep through the night is super helpful for parenting. I can be more focus for sure.

  12. I wake up so stiff and achy an new mattress would enable me to be a less cranky parent and better able to actually start my day with fun instead of sitting in the recliner until my body “wakes up”

  13. The American History DVDs look great!

  14. A good night’s sleep is essential for any parent! A new, comfortable mattress makes it so much easier to get to sleep, and stay asleep, for a good night rest.

  15. Maiesha says:

    I am definitely crabby and short of patience when I haven’t had a good night’s sleep. I also tend to get a headache so anything that improves my chances of good sleep is super important!

  16. Tamrah T says:

    There have been many variables to why I haven’t been getting sound sleep. Injured back, snoring husband, poor choice of mattress. First admittedly also, the age (10 years OLD) of our mattress before we finally bought a replacement. Finances dictated why we waited…BUT we noticed right away with having replaced it, we both realized neither of us had been getting good, sound sleep. Yes, replacing is good and do it sooner than later 🙂 Make it a priority!

  17. melanie hawk says:

    sleep is absolutely essential. i am a disabled single mom of two boys. my youngestvis a special needs child and i homeschool him. i also see a sleep specialist and recently had a sleep study done. huge problemd with my sleep…. one being my matress. not the proper support and so it disrupts my sleep. i need to be at my best in order to be the best mom i can be for my children. sleep effects our bodys basic functioning and its when the body is allowrd to repair and rejuvinate itself. it is necessary for brain function, mood stabilization, and being mindfull and present for the days activities. sleep effects our judgements and energy. i lack in proper sleep. i run on empty. im often foggy headed exhausted and sometimes a bit crabby.

  18. Anna Pry says:

    i actually love my mattress and only sleep problem is my kids waking me up! but an organic mattress would be great because i wouldn’t have to worry about chemical off-gassing

  19. Rebekah says:

    I don’t do well if I haven’t had enough sleep! This would be great!

  20. If I don’t get enough sleep, it seems that everything in the world is off. I am in a bad mood, which in turn puts everyone else in a bad mood, which just makes me more irritable. 🙂 You get the picture. A new mattress could make sleeping so much easier, therefore I would wake up more refreshed! I’m trying to convince my husband that it’s time to get a new one!

  21. Jennie T says:

    Wow I never new that a beds only run for 5 to 7 years! I won’t tell you how old mine is but it’s older than that. We talk about a new mattress but it always gets put aside, now I see how it could help. I understand about not sleeping, and not being a cranky tired mom, I try but, it’s hard. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Ashley Tucker says:

    A good night’s sleep is so important, a new mattress would definitely improve my sleep.

  23. Melinda Mayo says:

    A new mattress would mean no more lower back and hip pain! No more losing lots of sleep because of tossing and turning and no more choosing to sleep in the recliner instead! More quality sleep would make me more patient with my children and not so quick to be cranky. Happy mom = happy kids!

  24. Carolyn Gift says:

    I couldnt sleep at all last night, finally at 3am i feel asleep, i awoke at 530am (thanks to alarm clock) with a sore back and neck!

    This happens to me.several times a week, which inturns makes me a grouchy mommy. I dont like being grouchy mommy!!!

  25. Nicole carlson says:

    We tried getting a new mattress when I was pregnant and hated it and had to return it. Now we have a little one And need to new mattress to get good sleep so I can be rested to meet the needs of my kiddos.

  26. Vanessa says:

    Getting a new mattress would help me be a better parent because I would actually get a good nights sleep.

  27. I definitely know that a good night sleep affects my parenting skills. I like myself better and so do my kids. I have had back problems and a good mattress is helpful.

  28. Lack of sleep makes for one crabby mom for sure! Love your points on the importance of good sleep habits

  29. Shelly Smith says:

    A good night’s sleep will always help me be a better parent, because sleep is necessary for optimal health (both physical and mental!!) Better sleep = less impatience!!

  30. Tara S. says:

    A good mattress helps promote a good night’s sleep, which leads to a well-rested momma, which leads to a happy momma. This is especially important when said momma is pregnant with Number 3.

  31. Jennifer says:

    If I don’t get a good nights sleep then I have no energy all day. You can’t get a good night’s sleep on a bad mattress.

  32. Nicole Oden says:

    My husband gets up anywhere from 1:45- 3:30 am( depending on his shift) and he jostles me awake every morning! Then it takes me rolling around trying to avoid the lumps in the mattress!! A new King size wouldn’t change his hours( although we are praying that God will!!!!!) it would make it easier to get back to sleep so I can Mother and School my 6!

  33. Ahhh – a new mattress and no more tossing and turning!!! Better sleep means more energy during the mid afternoon slump – which means more energy for my daughter!

  34. Not waking up every time the other person in your bed turns over. THAT would be great, help everyone get more sleep and be a better parent! (Though it would help if the kids slept all night, too.)

  35. Oh my do I need a new mattress! I am stiff achy and most of the time grouchy because of it! I rarely get a full night sleep and I no the mattress is the culprit along with my 6 year old that sleeps with us (smacking me in the face all night lol) A new mattress would make me a better parent x 1000!

  36. I have scoliosis which causes a lot of back pain daily in my lower back as well as the middle/center where your spine is and also between my shoulders where your neck meets your back – it’s awful. This is why I rarely sleep on my back. I am always forced to sleep on my side or my stomach because my current, older mattress is just not cushioned enough for my back – it’s painful and uncomfortable. I really do need a new mattress, one that is very soft and has a lot of cushion. I think that would help a lot.

  37. Janice R. says:

    My mattress is pretty old – at least 10 years and definitely leaves a lot to be desired. On one side I can actually feel the springs in my back so a new mattress would definitely aid with better sleep and overall better health.

  38. WIth a new mattress I would get a better sleep and my attitude during the day would be much better plus I’d have more energy to do stuff with my kids

  39. My mattress is very lumpy and uneven and not very comfortable. I get up usually at least once during the night and I think a newer, better mattress would result in an overall better sleep experience.

  40. Robin Wilson says:

    I find that my patience and temper are tested a lot easier without a good night’s sleep and that’s not good when parenting. But, my mattress is very old and very hard with a dip in the middle despite regular flipping. Thanks to Lupus, Fibro, joint issues, etc. it is impossible for me to get comfy enough to go to sleep. I use a lot of pillows to try and prop myself, but I think a new foam or gel top mattress is the only answer to being able to get some sleep!

    Robin Wilson zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

  41. susie king says:

    A new mattress would help back problems so I would feel rested in the morning. Thanks for the opportunity.

  42. My husband gets up numerous times every night (and wakes me up often doing so) and constantly complains about needing a new mattress because it’s not cushioned enough and very uneven. Our mattress is easily over 15 years old and a new mattress would let him (and me) get a better sleep!

  43. Tabathia B says:

    It would help make sure that I don’t have a headache, which is what I get when I don’t have a good night sleep

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  44. janetfaye says:

    A new mattress would be a big help in letting be feel more comfortable when I go to sleep. I toss and turn a lot trying to get comfortable on my mattress.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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