AD – This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts are my own.
If my friends can’t get hold of me during the day, the first question they will ask is “Were you napping?”. The answer is usually, yes. I love my sleep and always have done. My Mum says she never had a problem with getting me to sleep, or to have naps when I was a child – I’ve always enjoyed sleeping and I still have regular naps now.
Saying that, there have been plenty of times in my life when I’ve struggled with sleep. The majority of these occasions were when I was suffering with anxiety – sometimes I’m not even conscious that I’m anxious, but my sleep pattern will tell me I am. Lockdown was one of those periods. I started to have very vivid dreams, which I heard a lot of people experienced, and I was struggling to sleep all the way through the night, meaning I was constantly exhausted.
I’m someone who needs a lot of sleep to function. I need 8 hours minimum, and even half an hour knocked off that will have an impact in how I feel. So, during the periods when I’m struggling to sleep, I really feel it. A good night’s sleep is essential to repairing your body and mind. Did you know that a good night’s sleep will:
- Improve your memory
- Boost your immune system
- Strengthen your heart
- Improve your mood
- Regulates your metabolism
- Reduce stress
- Makes you more alert
- Plus, much more!
During sleep its essential that you have a quality mattress and pillow, that not only feels comfortable to lie on, but will also support the alignment of your back and neck.
I mentioned this on my Instagram stories the other day as I was on the hunt for a new memory foam pillow. I already have one, but it’s so old – so old that I’m embarrassed to write how old it is on here! So, I’ve been looking for a new one. I can’t tell you how many pillows I’ve bought trying to find one that gives me a good nights sleep, and means I don’t wake up with a stiff neck.
Well, I’m pleased to report that I’ve found one! The TEMPUR® pillow is a dream! I first heard of TEMPUR® about 15 years ago as my Dad bought one of their mattresses. I knew that TEMPUR® invented the world’s first memory foam mattress and following their huge success many other brands have tried to replicate their mattress material. However, with less than 10 people in the world knowing how to make the TEMPUR® memory foam, no other brand has quite able to replicate the feeling of the TEMPUR® material.
The TEMPUR® material is viscoelastic, which means it like both fluid and spring-like. When you lay your head on it, it feels soft yet firm at the same time – it’s quite hard to explain, you really do need to feel it for yourself.
I’ve been using the TEMPUR® pillow for a few weeks now and I love it. It supports my neck, so I don’t wake up with neck ache and I wake up feeling like I’ve had a good night’s sleep. It also comes with a protector that can be removed and washed which is really handy.
If you’re looking for a new pillow, I really recommend checking TEMPUR® out, they are sold online, and many stores sell them so you can go and feel them in person. Check out this list here for a list of the UK retailers.