My alarm rang, and like most days, I got out of bed and started heading for the shower. But something about this morning just didn’t feel right. It was dark…too dark to be morning…I felt like I had only slept a few hours. A quick glance at my iPhone confirmed that indeed I had only been asleep for 2 hours. Despite my best attempts to monitor my kids’ iPad usage, I wasn’t prepared for a prankster middle-of-the-night wake-up call. I thought they would at least wait until middle school for such antics. Needless to say, it took quite a bit of time for me to go back to sleep and as you might imagine, I dragged that day.
If you are a parent, then you’ve likely experienced sleep deprivation. In those early, euphoric newborn days, sleepless nights are expected. But as time goes by, the seemingly endless sleepless nights begin to wear. Teething, weaning, illness, nightmares and a host of other situations result in the persistence of interrupted or insufficient sleep for many parents. I remember visiting my mother in LA one weekend when my son was just an infant. She took one look at me, took my beautiful son from my arms and gave me the precious gift of a few hours of sleep. Of all the memories I have of my kids, this one stands out because sleep is still not the same for me now that I’m a parent.
I’m not alone in my sleep struggle. According to a recent survey conducted by Tempur-Pedic, nearly 87% of the moms who participated stated that concerns over their kids’ future, safety and health, finances.job situation, and deep thoughts kept them up at night. And even the sleep these moms are getting is not optimal, cited as either inconsistent or poor. For many moms this Mother’s Day, the gift of sleep is priceless. Of those moms surveyed, more than half stated that they would be willing to replace their mattress in order to sleep better. How wonderful would it be to wake up refreshed from a full night’s sleep on a brand new Tempur-Pedic mattress?
To celebrate moms, Tempur-Pedic released a poignant video capturing moms’ reactions to an unexpected surprise. They went in to audition for a game show, but that day, each mom received a beautiful video message from their loved ones and a brand new TEMPUR-Flex bed just in time for Mother’s Day. I can’t imagine anything better than the gift of a good night’s sleep and Tempur-Pedic’s latest campaign, “You’re Important. Sleep Like It.” celebrates moms and the sacrifices they’ve made…including a seemingly endless number of sleepless nights.
If you’re thinking about gifting that special mom in your life the gift of sleep, Tempur-Pedic’s brand new mattress TEMPUR-Flex combines adaptive support and pressure relief with a slight spring feel for optimal sleep. Additionally, it’s new moisture-wicking, cool-to-the-touch SmarClimate System ensures you aren’t sleeping too warm at night. The latest collection includes 3 types of mattresses including the TEMPUR-Flex Elite, the TEMPUR-Flex Supreme and the TEMPUR-Flex Prima designed to bring uninterrupted sleep to every type of sleeper. Be sure to follow me in the next few months because one of you is going to win this incredible mattress! You can view the collection online or at an authorized Tempur-Pedic retailer.