Competing in a half-marathon has always been on my bucket list. This year, I decided to get in the best shape of my life and finally go for it. With a full-time job and commitments to friends and family, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I started my training program, and I was making a little progress, but there was one problem: I wasn’t recovering from my workouts fast enough, and I was feeling super-tired and worn out.
I asked my training buddy for advice. We were following the same exercise and nutrition regimen and had similar fitness levels, but he seemed to have way more energy than me. What was he doing that I wasn’t? The answer really surprised me.
He was sleeping better than ever on the new luxury DreamCloud mattress he ordered online. Really? I thought. That’s your secret? He said he was able to fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep on his DreamCloud. And because of that, he had the energy to work out with more intensity and recover faster for the next training session.
After that conversation, I was speechless (and envious). I took a closer look at my old, lumpy, sinking spring mattress and realized I needed (and deserved) a major upgrade. Poor sleep would not stand in the way of me reaching the finish line. My next stop?
I liked the convenience of ordering a mattress online and having it delivered to my front door. DreamCloud also had a 365-night trial period so you could try it for a full year, which was way longer than what other online mattress companies offered — not to mention free shipping and returns. And their Everlong Warranty meant that I could expect this mattress to last forever. I even went the extra mile, so to speak, and ordered the 100 percent organic cotton percale weave sheets to get the best sleep experience possible. This better work, I thought.
The mattress arrived in a bag that was easy to hoist into my one-bedroom apartment. After rolling it onto my bed frame and lying down for the first time, I knew I made the right decision.
The eight layers of memory foam and coil felt firm and supportive but also soft and comfortable. And the cashmere blend cover on top added an extra touch of plushness and comfort. I couldn’t wait to go to sleep and wake up in the morning for a run to see if I felt any difference.
That night, I slept like a happy baby and crushed my 6 a.m. workout the next day. By the second week of sleeping on my DreamCloud, I was feeling more energized during my workouts and really kicking up the intensity. I even felt “peppier” around the office. My coworkers said I seemed “happier in the staff meetings.”
I know that sleep is important to overall health, but I didn’t realize the impact it could have on my life. And I never would have guessed the secret to winning my fitness goals was sleeping on a DreamCloud mattress.
As for keeping up with my training buddy? Now we’re side by side, pushing each other along the way. And he can’t tease me for slowing him down. As a thank you for telling me about DreamCloud, I promised him an epic post-race celebration meal, my treat. The race is coming up soon, and I know I’ll be ready. Wish me luck.
DreamCloud mattress works for me and probably will work well for you.