August 8, 2012 at 11:31 am
There’s been a lot of tired eyes at our office, and I’m pretty sure the Olympics are to blame. Let’s be honest—it’s way too easy to get roped into the action and watch into the wee hours of the morning. Funny, too, because you know the athletes themselves are catching major zzz’s the night before their events. Being a home editor, it got me to thinking—you might not be able to compete like an Olympian, but you can sure sleep like one.
First stop to a great night’s rest and relaxing your muscles to the max, gold medal style is the new Tempur-Pedic Simplicity line. Like other Tempur-Pedic products, it helps reduce motion transfer between sleep partners, but it’s the Tempur material that really gets me. It makes you feel like your sleeping on clouds that contour to your body, set to your specification of hard, medium or soft—so you can dream, undisturbed, of future victories. And the best part? Prices range from $699 (twin) to $1,598 (California King), which is insanely reasonable for this kind of mattress. You’ll be in great company—Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer, 2012 gold medalist and now world record holder in the 100 meter butterfly, tweeted about the excitement of getting back into her Tempur-Pedic bed back in July. She even brought her Tempur-Pedic pillow on the road with her to London—a little reminder of the comfy bed she left behind here in states.
Now that we’ve got the mattress covered, the second key to sound sleep—and better performance—just might be Sheex. Created by two former women’s basketball coaches, these moisture-wicking sheets don’t trap in heat like run-of-the mill varieties do, which means less tossing and turning due to elevations in your body temperature. Lest you think they’d look all clinical with their scientific advances, they’re actually available in a bunch of soothing neutrals perfect for the bedroom. We hear 2008 heptathlon silver medalist and London competitor Hyleas Fountain is a fan of the line.
So there you have it. How to sleep like an Olympian. I’ve given both of these a go, and think you’ll have sweet dreams.
Danielle Blundell is senior associate home editor at Family Circle magazine.