Remember when all of you urged me to say “YES” to the boyfriend’s offer to build a bed for me? Well, almost six months after he drew these sketches below…
He finished building the bed!
There’s just one little drawback: my 10-year-old mattress on this beautiful new bed. Yeah, that’s one old, tired mattress.
She went on to explain that this would be a special “bio” mattress called “The Cloud.” A bio mattress?
Clearly, I’ve been dozing because I’d never heard of a mattress made of soy-based ingredients. Have you? Much of the foam in upholstered furniture, mattresses, pillows, etc. is made from petroleum-based chemicals. BiOH® polyols , on the other hand, are made from a renewable resource: soybean oil.
But that’s not all. In addition to the soft bamboo/cotton knit blend ticking and Natura wool lining, Julia told me that this particular mattress comes with a latex “topper.” (Yes, my first thought was: “Sleeping on something that feels like a condom? No thank you.“)
Well, any day now, this Natura mattress will be showing up on my doorstep:
In the meantime, while writing this post, Dr. Leah at Singlemommyhood pinged me about Arianna Huffington’s sleep challenge, which started this week. For the New Year, she’s asking women to resolve to “get a full night’s sleep every night for a month.”
Why? “Americans are increasingly sleep-deprived, and the sleepiest people are, you guessed it, women. Single working women and working moms with young kids are especially drowsy: They tend to clock in an hour and a half shy of the roughly 7.5-hour minimum the human body needs to function happily and healthfully.”
It’s rare for me to get more than seven hours of sleep. How many hours of sleep do you usually get?
I’m resolving to get more sleep this month. Are you?
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