Friday, November 20, 2009

Review and Giveaway (CAN and USA): Sleep Number Memory Foam Contour Pillow by Select Comfort

Ask my husband and he will tell you I am a little weird about my pillows. I'll give you a little background on how attached I am to them. When I was in university, doing my Masters I think, my mother bought me some proper-didn't-only-cost-3-dollars-each sort of pillows. They are firm, foam filled, and well loved. How well loved? I moved to England with 2 suitcases of belongings to my name and THEY CAME WITH ME. They are my pillows. No one else can have them. If we change the bedsheets and my husband gets one of mine by accident, there is WRATH. And of course grabbing back. Because I am mature like that.

So I was intrigued by an email that offered me the opportunity to review a Memory Foam Contour Pillow sold by Sleep Number by Select Comfort. Sleep Number sponsored at least one blogger to go to BlogHer, which I think is a cool thing for a company to do, and I must have passed on my business card (I gave out a lot of business cards; forgive me for my lack of memory).

We already have a memory foam mattress topper on our bed and I LOVE IT. I started getting lower back pain after the babies were born and it totally eliminated it. It even comes back if I sleep on a different bed that isn't quite so wonderful.

So I received my pillow about a week ago, used the foam inserts to take it to its highest height, stuck a pillow case on it, and got a little excited to go to bed. Because, sleep, right? Sleep is good.

Sleep keeps me sane. Sleep means I am less grumpy. My relief at my children normally sleeping through the night, and thankfully sleeping very well, is palpable. Select Comfort would also like to point out the following benefits of a good nights' sleep:

What can you do to ensure you’re getting enough sleep so you can stay healthy?

1. Make sleep a priority: Put sleep at the top of your to-do list.

2. Consistency is key: Maintain a consistent bedtime routine and schedule sleep all week long - even on the weekends - since altering your sleep schedule can create jet-lag-like symptoms. Remember that sleep is not negotiable.

3. Avoid anti-sleep activities: Don’t eat, exercise or consume caffeine late in the day.

4. Pay attention to your environment: Go into a dim, quiet room one hour before you plan to go to bed, and turn off all screens so you start to relax.

5. Check your bed: Take advantage of innovations in bedding that allow you to customize your comfort, like the Sleep Number bed and accessories.

So I tried the pillow - and just the one pillow, rather than my normal two. And lo, it was good. And comfortable. I really, really like this pillow. I would really, really recommend it. I'm still sleeping with it. I haven't gone back to my old trusty pillows yet.

And hey it's Christmas - it's a good time of year to splurge on a gift for yourself or your family.
I'm glad I got to try it out and I will be looking at more memory foam pillows for our family. And I understand the company has some pretty big sales coming up. You can follow @SleepNumberSara on twitter for more info. And look, a contest!

I was not compensated for this review. I was provided with a pillow to review and keep.

Would YOU like to try one out? Sleep Number by Select Comfort has graciously offered me a pillow to give away.

Here's what you need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on this post between now and Thursday, November 26th, 7pm EST.
  2. Include your email address (even in the format of name dot name at gmail dot com, I will figure it out).
  3. Be living at an American or Canadian postal address.
  4. Only enter once. (Please, play fair).
Please note, before you enter: Sleep Number by Select Comfort will ask me for your name and email address if you enter and show interest in their product. They would like to add you to their sales/deals/sleep tips email list. They will never sell your contact information.

What I will do:
  1. Use to pick one winner from the entries received before the deadline.
  2. Provide names and email addresses of entrants to the company for their newsletter.
  3. Provide the name and email address of the winner to the company so they can arrange delivery.
  4. Post details of the winner after the contest is closed.
Good luck!


tami said...

I made the mistake of washing my trusty, comfy $3 pillows and now they are stained, lumpy-yet-kinda-flat pillows. Hook a sista up.

Sara...noH said...

I am completely guilty of buying those cheapy $3 pillows on a regular basis and wishing that I had a memory foam pillow - so the chance to try one out? Yes please!! saraDOTvallierATgmailDOTcom

jamie said...

Okay, I am VERY anal about my pillows... I have a water one now, would love to try it out!!
jamsideup at gmail dot com

Sueellen said...

Ok I am intrigued! I love my memory foam mattress!

Bluepaintred said...

I sleep with anywhere between two and four pillows at night and never get comfortable.

bluepaintred at gmail dot com

Maria said...

Ooh, sleep....that pillow sounds so comfy!

1001 Petals said...

I'd like to enter! My username at gmail, please.

Thanks :)

daysgoby said...

Sign me up!

A good pillow is my idea of heaven...

Chibi Jeebs said...

Only cuz you told me I could! ;) user name at gmail dot com

Thanks again! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm due for some new pillows. I know this because my neck and shoulders are protesting loudly and telling me that a visit to the chiropractor is in order. I'd love to try a Sleep Number pillow.

annathwaits at gmail dot com.

Lady Mama said...

Oh oh I want one!

Anonymous said...

I can never find the right pillow-combination so I would be overjoyed to try something new.

Over. Joyed.


Erin said...

The right pillow makes a world of difference, really! So many people with back problems would probably fare better with a better pillow!

Casey said...

Sounds interesting! cberberich at gmail dot com

Kathryn said...

I'm one of those people who gets a high from sleep. This was made for me!

Kathryn said... email is

Boulder said...

I'm in: bboulderr at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

tryin' again - only 10 minutes to cut off time!

Anonymous said...

ha it worked - i had to hit preview first...
i need the pillow now to lay my stressed head on!

Anonymous said...

yes please!

mejw2003@ yahoo. com