Last year, I made the decision to prioritize my sleep with the best Tempur-Pedic mattress from Ashley HomeStore Tucson! In addition to changing my mattress, I made other changes to my sleep habits that transformed my quality of life.
In this post, I’ll walk you through…
- The Sleep Stress Cycle and How to Fix It
- Everything You Need to Know About Tempur-Pedic’s TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° Mattress
- Why I Ordered from Ashley HomeStore Tucson
- Q&A Tempur-Pedic (Cost, Delivery, Warranty, Etc.)
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ashley HomeStore Tucson and Tempur-Pedic, but all the opinions are my own.
The Problem: The Sleep-Stress Cycle
If you made the same mistake as me, you probably regarded sleep as the least valuable aspect of life. From high school to my late 20s, I typically slept anywhere from 4-6 hours a day. I didn’t see sleep as a necessity. And although I was able to accomplish everything I wanted, I often found myself on edge and stressed. The reason? The Sleep-Stress Cycle. And because I was often stressed, I found it challenging to fall asleep.
According to the American Psychological Association, reduced sleep leads to increased anger, irritability, lack of motivation, anxiety and/or increased stressed levels. These symptoms exist for the majority of Americans who sleep below the 7 to 9 hour-minimum.
The Solution: Three Steps to Improve Sleep
After a life-changing experience in 2018, I realized I needed to change up my sleep routine. So I later came up with three actionable items to improve my sleep:
1. Seek Out Knowledge: Why We Sleep
This book was written by the neuroscientist and sleep researcher, Matthew Walker. Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology and the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He writes how the ‘silent sleep loss epidemic’ poses ‘the greatest public health challenge we face in the 21st century.’ Aside from the mental aspect of sleep deprivation, I learned about the frightening long-term health effects.
2. Set a Sleep Goal: 7-8 hours of Sleep
As a goal-oriented person, I knew that I needed to setup mini and attainable goals to reach eight hours of sleep. So in 2019, I set the goal to sleep no less than six hours a day, and to be honest it was initially hard. For nearly 15 years, I was acclimated to sleeping 4-6 hours. In 2020, I slowly eased to seven hours, and now, I sleep around eight hours a day. What I used to think was a waste of time has made a lasting impact on my mental health, skin, energy, relationships and efficiency.
3. Change My Sleep Environment: New Bed and Tempur-Pedic Mattress
When I was researching what immediate actions I could take to improve my sleep, I discovered that extended to changing my sleep environment. Small actionable items included dimming the bedroom lights and not using my phone one hour before bed. For a larger impact, Alex and I upgraded from a queen to a king bed frame…which then led us on the search for a new mattress. Since we were moving into our new-build home, we knew it was time to switch up the bedroom. Changing our sleep environment made a significant impact on the quality of our sleep!
Shopping for a Tempur-Pedic Mattress
After multiple visits to different retail stores and extensive research online, we made the decision to go for Tempur-Pedic’s best mattress, TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze°! Long story short, it is the best. But for the full details, keep reading to learn why Tempur-Pedic mattresses are top of the line.
With the price, I was skeptical about how good could the mattress actually be? While researching the mattress, I was thoroughly impressed by the science that went into the design.
During the height of the space race in the 1960s, NASA scientists began the development of a new material to absorb and reduce the effects of G-Forces on astronauts’ bodies as they traveled to and from space. They successfully created a viscoelastic material—or a “slow spring-back foam”.
Decades later, NASA released their formula to the public and Swedish scientists perfected it for sleep and called it TEMPUR® Material. For nearly 30 years, TEMPUR® Material has continued to evolve as scientists test and enhance the foam to increase its adaptability, heat dissipation and durability.
“We don’t leave it to chance,” said Allen Platek, Vice President of New Product Development at Tempur-Pedic. “I believe we’re the only people in the industry that are approaching sleep science this way.”
While it’s true that all TEMPUR® Material responds to your body’s weight, shape and temperature, each mattress is broken down into different abilities. You can see the full difference between the mattresses on Tempur-Pedic’s website, but I will share why I specifically selected the TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° mattress.
TEMPUR-breeze° is the company’s most-awarded mattress collection, honored by Popular Mechanics, Good Housekeeping, and more. Within that portfolio includes the TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° mattress, which is 8 degrees cooler than the other products and feels almost icy to the touch. The ventilated foam initially feels firm but compresses to provide a sensational weightlessness support, even on the Firm version.
With four premium layers of cooling technologies, you will have the best sleep of your life:
- SmartClimate Cover System: Feels instantly cool and features machine-washable zip-off outer cover
- PureCool+ Technology: Phase-Change Material that absorbs excessive heat & enables better airflow
- TEMPUR-CM+ Material: Cycles out heat & humidity from mattress
- Ventilated TEMPURE-APR Material: Exclusive to LUXEbreeze° this is Tempur-Pedic’s most pressure-relieving material
Studies report that a cool, sleep environment results in a deeper sleep. Tempure-Pedic designed the TEMPUR-breeze° collection in their thermal laboratory to manage the micro-climate between your mattress and your covers, which enables a cooler, deeper sleep all night long.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure how much of a difference I would see with the TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° but the results left me shocked. Not only did I instantly relax on the cool surface but I found myself dozing off in the store.
Why Ashley HomeStore Tucson
In the past Alex and I bought furniture from Sam Levitz Furniture because we enjoyed supporting a local business that is greatly involved the Tucson community. But it wasn’t until summer 2020 that we discovered that the Ashley HomeStore locations in Tucson (Tucson, Green Valley and Oro Valley) are locally owned and operated by Sam Levitz Furniture!
They Also Sell Mattresses!
Truthfully, we didn’t even know Ashley HomeStore and Sam Levitz Furniture had a mattress section since we always had tunnel vision for specific things that we needed. But once we found their mattress section, it was a complete 180 experience from the other places we went to.
- At other stores, we’d lay down on the mattress then have a sales associate looming over us. It was quite an uncomfortable experience.
- Or we’d lay down then see a ton of bugs in the lights above us and cringe.
We actually reached a point where the experiences were so bad that we were just going to try our luck with an online boxed mattress. Right before we gave up, we discovered the gateway to mattress heaven at Ashley HomeStore Tucson!
Not only did we feel comfortable shopping for our mattress at Ashley HomeStore, but the entire experience was seamless. The sales associates were knowledgeable and helpful, but not suffocating.
A Company That Gives Back to the Community
As a Tucson-native, I always love to support and work with companies that are actively giving back to my hometown. Ashley HomeStore and Sam Levitz Furniture does an incredible job with giving back to the community. They actively donate product and financial support to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, The Boys and Girls Club, Youth on Their Own, Tucson Veterans Serving Tucson Veterans and more. Below are a few examples:
- The Humane Society of Southern Arizona: donated furniture to their thrift store, hosted adoptions, fundraisers
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson: supporter of more than 25 years, news beds and bedding, fundraisers
- The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona: sponsored walk and raised more than 50K meals!
Q&A about TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° and Ashley HomeStore Tucson
What is the cost of the TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° mattress?
A TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° ranges from $4500-$9600. On Black Friday thru Tuesday, save up to $500 on a Tempur-Pedic mattress and bed frame set at Sam Levitz Furniture and Ashley HomeStore Tucson locations.
Do I need to buy additional accessories with my TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° mattress?
To cover the warranty, adjustable bedframe, platform bed or Tempur-Pedic’s flat surface are recommended. Slatted foundations can support a Tempur-Pedic® mattress,with slats that are at least 3″ thick and less than 4″ apart. These measures will extend the longevity of your mattress. On Black Friday thru Tuesday, save up to $500 on a Tempur-Pedic mattress and bed frame set at Sam Levitz Furniture and Ashley HomeStore Tucson locations.
Is there an included warranty with my TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° mattress?
Yes! All Tempur-Pedic mattresses include a limited 10-year warranty. In order for your warranty to be valid, it is crucial to have the right support for your mattress. This includes: adjustable bed frame, platform bed or Tempur-Pedic flat surface.
Does my my TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° mattress come with a sleep trial?
Yes! Your mattress comes with a 100-day sleep trial. Ashley HomeStore will provide a one-time exchange with no delivery or restock fees. Note–Tempur-Pedic mattress take a minimum of 30 days to break in, so anything returned prior to 30 days will include restock fees.
What is the delivery charge?
There is no delivery charge!
How long does the delivery take?
The entire process from the truck to house took less than 15 minutes. The delivery team will also help with moving your old mattress. We also received a quick instruction on how to use our adjustable bed frame.
Did you notice an immediate difference after your first night of sleep?
We noticed an immediate difference! Secondly, the TEMPUR-Down™ pillow corrected my neck pain.
A year later, what are your thoughts?
My only regret is not getting the Tempur-Pedic mattress and TEMPUR-Down™ pillows sooner! It is worth the investment, especially when you consider that your bed is something you use every single day. So, why not invest into your health and sleep?
Thank you to Ashley HomeStore Tucson and Tempur-Pedic for sponsoring this post and for providing me with a Tempur-Pedic mattress and accessories. Although sponsored, all the opinions in this post are my own.