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I like to think of myself as the 'crazy mom of four'. I'm 31 years old and I love my life, my kids, my husband and my God. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Eliot

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Do you know what your sleep number is?

Kris and I bought a bed today. A sleep number bed. We've talked about getting this bed for about two years. In fact, we went to the Select Comfort store at the Mills with Cindy and Dean once and tested out the beds. We wanted to get a bed then, but we really didn't have the money so we made a wise decision and did not buy the bed at that time. Cindy and Dean bought one for themselves instead. It was kind of funny.

Well, since I started having problems with my neck and back and shoulder (sometimes all three at the same time!), Kris and I have discussed the purchase of a bed. A good, lasting bed. And a king size. We decided on the sleep number bed for many different reasons. Primarily, we do not have to flip the bed, and since we wanted a king size bed, this was an important factor. Also, we wanted to have the ability to adjust the firmness of the bed, which you do not have with just any bed. We could spend $2000 on a bed that we may hate in a year, or we could take that same money and buy a bed that gave us more flexibility where comfort was concerned.

I'm so tired of being in pain. I have been alternating heat and cold off and on for the last three days with no noticeable difference. Bio Freeze hasn't even been giving me any relief. Last night my shoulders were swollen for some unknown reason. This morning I woke up with BOTH of my hands completely numb, as if I had slept on both of them even though I didn't. There was also a new pain shooting down my right arm. That was nice. Not really. The numbness went away but I've had twinges of pain in my right hand all day, especially if I have tried to turn something (like opening a water bottle) or grip something. I feel like I am losing dexterity in my hands sometimes. I'm getting very annoyed with myself. I think Kris must be too since he decided we could afford to go ahead and get the bed now instead of waiting until November like we had planned. Poor Kris!

Okay, that's all the complaining I have for now. I am pretty excited about our new bed though. Hopefully I'll finally sleep entirely through the night for the first time in, oh years...


  1. Yes, I've heard of those beds, and they are supposed to be miraculous! Have you gotten it yet, and if so, how did it go? Also, it sounds like you have a stinger in your arm which is a common football injury. Andy has had them in high school during his football days so that's the only reason I know what they are. It's usually the result of a pinched nerve in your shoulder that causes pain/numbness in your hand or arm. If you want, I can ask him what home remedies can help it, if anything.

    I really hope your pain problems go away soon or at least lessen with the advent of the bed. I'll pray for ya!

  2. Oh! Just read a previous post and realized you probably already know what is causing your neck pain! (Reading in reverse order, for the win, ha!) I still hope it gets better!

  3. Hello, my name is Chris and I work with Select Comfort’s Online Customer Service team. I’ve just come across your post and I wanted to thank you for making the Sleep Number bed your next mattress purchase. A new bed is an investment in your health and happiness, and we’re happy to hear you’ve placed your trust in our product. I would like to invite you to join us at http://beds.com/fan-community/ to join one of our online communities- including Facebook. It will give you the opportunity to learn more about our beds as well as enable you to hear the stories of others who have owned one for some time. You’ll even find tips on how to sleep better regardless of what mattress you use. If you have any questions about the Sleep Number bed, you can also give us a call at 1-888-248-0028. We’re always willing to help.

    Sleep well,

    Chris V