One of the primary things I identified in my “Energy” month is sleep. There are a couple of aspects of sleep that I wanted to tackle; both the amount of sleep I get and the quality of sleep I have been getting.
So the first trick has been attempting to get to bed by about 10pm each night. This is not easy for me. I try super hard to limit my time online, or watching TV, or even doing chores and pick up. But with a 16-month-old in the house, the evening quickly becomes the only time that I can take either enjoy a little “me time” or take care of stuff that just needs to get done.
I picked 10pm for a couple of reasons. During the week, I need to be up by about 6:30 am to get to work on time. And on the weekends (well really every day), young Zoom often wakes up by 7 am. With a little buffer time in there, it means I CAN get 8 hours of sleep.
The other issue at our house is our bed. Egads. The queen size mattress we currently have is almost TWELVE years old. No joke, I wake up multiple times a night with my arms and legs tingling and often wake up with any number of odd pains. It’s terrible. So terrible, in fact, that we have moved into the guest room and are sleeping on a futon. Mattresses can be really expensive so I tried to put off buying one for as long as possible. I read some of the best mattress in a box reviews on Sleepify and other websites, to try and find out which mattress might be best for our needs but I’ve been undecided about which brand to get for a while. There are so many to choose from, I was truly spoilt for choice!!
Whenever you decide to invest in a new bed, it is crucial that you put a lot of thought into what type of bed you buy so that you don’t have any regrets over your purchase. For example, if you’re buying a spare bed for any guests that may come to your home, you may want to think about buying a sleeper sofa instead of a classic bed. This way, you can use the furniture as a sofa when there are no guests around, before turning it into a bed whenever necessary. If this sounds like something that interests you, it might be wise to have a look at something like https://mentalitch.com/why-are-sleeper-sofas-great/ so you can learn even more about sleeper sofas before you make your purchase.
Anyway, that’s about to come to an end. We are going to be buying a new mattress this week, and will be getting a new platform bed! Last week we went and checked out the Savvy Rest organic, all-natural latex mattress and it is amazing. I might buy from luxtex.co as I hear their laxes mattresses are good too. A mattress is a big commitment so I want to make sure I get the right one so that I can get a decent night’s sleep. I’m rather excited to get a whole new bed, I feel like it’s been a long time coming. You’ll hear all about my bed and mattress decisions in my next blog post. See you there!