Confession: I am having trouble getting out of bed in the morning. What's the problem? I'm just too comfy!
For this early riser, it's somewhat of a quandry — but a good kind. 😉
Here's the story. Back in December, we got the opportunity to try out a non-toxic, perfectly supportive, amazingly comfy, and healing mattress (intelliBED). It's been a nearly 6 months now and we truly love the bed, so I asked the founder of intelliBED, Shawn Clark, to join me on a podcast to introduce you to it.
Why? Because I know a lot of you struggle to get a good night's sleep. A huge key to solving that is to find the right sleep surface. I think we can all agree that the best bed would be:
- non-toxic (no harmful chemicals off-gassing into the air you're breathing while you sleep… yuck)
- supportive (perfect posture and alignment)
- comfortable (relieving pressure on any sensitive spots)
- durable (lasts a long time)
I (and my guest) are going to introduce you to just that bed in a moment. First, a refresher — the back story.
A couple years ago, I realized that I was not sleeping well and hadn't been for a long time. I did the usual things — dark room, reduce stress, reduce latenight screentime, get electronics out of the bedroom, wear earplugs — and all those helped tremendously.
Yet the one thing those changes couldn't fix was how I was waking during the night in pain. My body ached. I would not only toss and turn during the night, I would wake in the morning with achy muscles and stiff joints. It's like my bed was causing the aches. I didn't go to bed in pain, yet I woke up in pain.
Then we were introduced to intelliBED. This bed is firm to support spinal alignment and comfortable to relieve pressure. (How is it even possible for a bed to do both? Keep reading.)
It's also non-toxic — imagine: no new mattress smell. And it will last 20 to 30 years!
Could a bed really be all these things? We decided to try out the intelliBED. We ordered our bed with their 60-day no-risk in-home trial. Shipping to us was free; and shipping back to them (should we not like the bed) was promised free as well. See what I mean? No risk.
We adjusted to the new bed for a good week or so. My second confession in this post is that change of routine is hard for me, and even switching to a more comfortable and healing bed took some getting used to. After that transition week, though… it's been a dream. Literally.
One thing my husband and I noticed right away was that when either of us moved or turned over in bed (which we do much less of now… thanks to the intelliBED), it doesn't cause the other to tip or roll into the center of the bed. There's just no disturbance due to the motion dampening quality of the bed. I didn't realize how much of an issue this was until it wasn't happening any more!
Fast forward 6 months to today… Climbing in bed at night feels so good. It's like getting onto a cloud that's just perfectly made for me. I know, so cliche — but it's true.
Which brings me to explain the bed's construction. The secret (not really) is the gel: intelliGel. intelliBEDs have a food-grade, non-toxic gel layer. That's what feels so good. It's firm to support weight while it relaxes to relieve pressure.
Here's how a person laying on it can experience proper support and alignment of the hips, shoulders, and spine along with perfect comfort for any sensitive pressure points (photo below):
When you listen to today's podcast, Shawn is going to tell you a bunch more:
- the story of how they discovered the gel for creating the perfect sleep surface
- the 4 pillars of healing sleep — hint: I mentioned them above
- how toxic conventional mattresses are — and what you can do about it
- how true healing during sleep happens — you need to get into (and stay in) REM sleep long enough
- how they've made it possible for everyone to try out the intelliBED risk-free for 60-days
Please give it a listen — it's an eye opener!
And when you're ready to check out intelliBED and start your no-risk in-home trial, please take advantage of a this special deal they're offering to Know Your Food Podcast listeners and Traditional Cooking School readers and members.
Use coupon code Wardee when you visit this link and…
…you'll save 10% on your bed!
Making a mattress purchase is a very personal thing, so feel free to call them to place your order. (Mention that Wardee sent you for the 10% off.) Their customer service is wonderful. In fact, so wonderful that they personally call you in the weeks following your bed's delivery to make sure you're happy and answer any questions that come up.
Ok, so bottom line. This bed is why I'm having a hard time getting up in the morning — a good problem to have, I guess!
If your bed is hurting you, please go check out intelliBED — to see how it can help you heal instead.
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About Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark, Founder-Board Member, is a graduate of UC Irvine with degrees in Economics and Math. He is a published author. He was director of new product development for 2 Fortune 500 companies and has consulted with the largest retail mattress company, Tempurpedic – Sealy, before co-founding intelliBED with his partner Bob Rasmussen. In this podcast, Shawn explains how intelliBED worked with leading doctors and material suppliers to design, test and perfect a new type of mattress for home use that sleeps better and lasts longer than any other product on the market today.
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