This post is sponsored by Resident Home. All Thoughts are my own.
If I could go back in time to be a kid again, I would take the best naps. All the naps. I would nap every day and never complain about it. Anyone else? After 8 years of parenting, it’s really surprising how much sleep we miss out on though. Have you dared to look up your missed sleep calculation? I took this Missed Sleep Calculator quiz and found my results. I’ve lost 14 MONTHS of sleep since I became a parent. No wonder moms are so tired!
First we have the pregnancy insomnia. I remember sleeping sitting up on the couch when I was 7 months pregnant with my oldest. Then there was the all day “morning” sickness that kept me awake. After that, the newborn stage where they’d wake every couple hours for a feeding. For the first time in all of my years, I have three kids sleeping through the night….. And I’m still staying up late into the night to get work done because it’s really impossible to work during the day with kids. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be a mom, to work from home, and to create a life that works for us, but I’m still just so very tired.
I’ve actually had sleep issues for most of my adult life. I’ve always been a night owl, but when kids are waking up super early, you have to be a morning person too. That means that sleep cycles get cut short. Before bed, I just have a million thoughts swarming around in my head. Items on my to do list that I didn’t get around to from the previous day mixed with things I need to remember for the following day. I lay awake and plan out how to make it all happen, all while unexpected things come up and schedules get moved around. I know many moms are in the same situation, especially after this last year. It’s hard to just turn off our brains and rest sometimes when we are trying to fit it all in.
So I wanted to make sure that when I do get the chance to sleep, that it really counts. Having a comfortable mattress and pillows makes such a difference on my quality of sleep. Being comfortable allows me to fall asleep quicker. I feel more rested in the morning when I wake up. I was recently gifted a Nectar mattress with a bed frame and Serenity Sheet Set from Resident Home and this was such an amazing upgrade! I sleep so much better on this mattress! I highly prefer memory foam mattresses and pillows. I like support, too, but being able to squish into bed like you’re laying on a cloud is such a treat after a long day.
Having a king size bed is also a treat. I not only have plenty of space to stretch out as far as I can, which isn’t very far considering I’m only 5’1”, but it allows for plenty of room for little ones to sneak in and have a sleepover. The kids love taking turns sleeping in my room with me and I always sleep so much better with them by my side. Watching them sleep gives me such a peace of mind knowing they are cozy and safe.
Avalynn was so excited to test out the new mattress with me! It was so cozy that she fell asleep during the middle of the afternoon! After just turning four, daytime naps are hit or miss with her, so that’s definitely an added bonus! When she woke up, she had so much fun jumping and dancing around on our new Nectar mattress. You can see some of her fun here in this video.
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Nectar is a mattress-in-a-box that comes straight to your door. I’m actually impressed with how they managed to fit such a big mattress into a box the way they did. The box got a little banged up in transit (probably because it was HEAVY!), but inside it was shrink wrapped with thick plastic to protect it from any wear and tear and it was perfectly protected! They also include a small device to cut the plastic open so you don’t cause any damage. Once you open it up, you’ll unroll it on the bed and wait several hours for it to inflate to it’s full size. I was able to open mine in the morning and sleep on it the same night.
One Month Usage Review:
In order to give this mattress a real recommendation, I wanted to have a chance to really sleep on it awhile before sharing my thoughts. A mattress can be a big purchase and I’d never want to recommend something that I didn’t truly love. I’ve been using this mattress now for about a month and I absolutely LOVE it! They say it’s like sleeping on a cloud and I definitely agree with that! The quilted cooling cover is nice and also washable! It also has two layers of gel memory foam to help the mattress circulate air. I received a Serenity Bundle with the mattress that included two king size memory foam pillows. The mattress also came with 4 regular sized memory foam pillows. The big ones are very firm and super supportive. The regular sized ones are a little more squishy. I love all of them and usually alternate which ones I sleep with depending on how I feel that night. Sometimes I prefer more support and other times I like to just squish into everything. You can never have too many pillows! The more the merrier! I do love that the king sized pillows fit my pillow cases since some of them used to have extra room.
Nectar mattresses are so comfortable! I honestly love mine so much and highly recommend to anyone who likes a memory foam mattress. Not only are they comfy, but they have some great customer perks:
-365-Night Home Trial: You can try Nectar risk free for a full year!
– Forever Warranty: Nectar guarantee’s their mattress for as long as you own it! This is really amazing customer service!
-Affordable Pricing: Nectar mattresses start at $499 which is a very fair price for a mattress that provides you with support AND comfort (and also looks pretty nice in the process)
– Free shipping and returns: I don’t know about you, but shipping is a deal breaker for me. Love that it’s included!
-Award-Winning Layers of Comfort: This mattress has won several awards for value and quality
-Financing Available: A lot of people will upgrade their mattress during a big life event like after having a new baby, getting married, etc. Nectar offers financing with affirm or split it for up to 12 monthly payments for those who qualify. Good sleep can come sooner than you think!
Get Nectar TODAY and score a HUGE DEAL:
Nectar is currently offering customers the opportunity to receive this FREE Serenity Sleep bundle (worth $399) with your new mattress! This bundle includes a Mattress Protector (worth $99); Sheets Set (worth $150); and Premium Pillows (worth $150). This deal won’t last, so if you’re in the market for a new mattress, this is a great time to purchase and score all the extra things you’ll need anyways!
Jenni MccullochApril 15, 2021
I love the thorough review! I wish we got this one. We have their other line but now I’m wishing I realized they had the washable gel lining for cooking! We may have to get this one and put our current one in the guest room! Wow!