Good morning everyone! I’m excited to talk about what Andrew says is my favorite hobby—> SLEEP. I am passionate about my bedtime routine and getting into bed at a good time to give my body the rest it needs for my health. When I was in elementary and jr high I would go into my parents’ room crying at night if I couldn’t fall asleep at the time I thought was best for me, ha. I don’t cry anymore if I’m not able to get enough sleep but I sure do everything I can to help my family and me get the best sleep possible.
This post is sponsored by The Pillow Club. I have an awesome deal for you at the end of this post that you do not want to miss!
Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep but runners really need to get in as much sleep as we can.
“Ryan Hall pens naps in his calendar as ‘business meetings,’ and both Deena Kastor and Shalane Flanagan log as much as 10 hours of shut-eye a night. They clearly understand what science is increasingly revealing: It’s during sleep that your body recovers from hard training and builds you into a better runner.” (Source)
All of those mile repeats that we do, the buildup of mileage, time at the track or on the trails… Those things take SO much work and effort to accomplish and our sleep is just as important as those workouts in getting stronger and faster. That is why I think we all need to make sleep a priority if we can!
Better sleep = better running.
I love finding new ways to help me to sleep better and The Pillow Club is my new favorite way.
With The Pillow Club you get a new luxury pillow delivered to your door as soon as your old one needs to be replaced every 6-12 months. Switching out our pillows is an awesome way to help us to sleep better and I’ve already noticed a big difference in my sleep with the Core Pillow (the perfect mix of soft and firm!) from The Pillow Club. I had been sleeping with a really old pillow before I switched over and I had no idea how much that impacted my sleep. I wake up now in the morning in the exact position I fall asleep in at night. I’m guessing that is because I’m no longer tossing and turning and readjusting my pillow.
Getting a new pillow through The Pillow Club every 6 months means that you won’t be sleeping on an old pillow that no longer has the support and comfort we need to sleep our best.
Another awesome reason to change out our pillows regularly—> We can lower the chances of getting headaches and neck/shoulder pains too!
This is the same face I have each night when I get into bed because I’m so excited to sleep, ha.
Not switching up our pillows can also lead to things like acne, allergies and other viruses. I break out often and I’m excited to see what The Pillow Club does for my skin because I never switched my pillows out regularly before them. I’ll keep you posted on how my skin reacts to the change!
The second I lay down and get comfortable is the second that Skye notices and decides it’s time to tackle me.
The Pillow Club makes it super affordable for you to get new luxury pillows right when you need a new one. You can get 2 pillows each year delivered to you for just $10 a month which makes it 40% cheaper than their buy outright price.
Also, they make it easy for us because we don’t even have to remember (I couldn’t remember how old I was the other day so yeah… my memory isn’t the best;) when to change our pillows because they automatically send it right to us.
One more thing that I love about The Pillow Club is that you can send your old pillow back to them when you are shipped your new one and they will rewrap the pillow in an outdoor waterproof cover and donate the used pillows to animal shelters as dog beds.
Go HERE and sign up with The Pillow Club and get 2 pillows delivered to your door for only $10!
Skye looks as though she is 3 seconds away from falling asleep. She kept saying ‘mine, mine, mine’ whenever I put my head down and as soon as I moved, she got nice and comfortable for a long nap.
Have any tips or tricks that you use to help you to sleep better?
Do you sleep on your stomach, back, side or a mix?
Do you like to sleep in a warm room or a cold room? Do you use a lot of blankets or no?
Do you always sleep on the same side of the bed?