THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
This past week, I’ve been testing a Leggett & Platt Talalay Latex pillow and although it’s been an adjustment I am now a big fan. Before I tell you about the pillow, let me explain that Leggett & Platt is to mattresses what Intel is to PCs. It manufactures mattress springs and has just introduced a new innerspring, the VertiCoil Edge. I know that doesn’t sound very exciting, but springs make all the difference in a mattress.
For the product launch, Leggett & Platt is holding The Virgin Mattress Contest and awarding three lucky consumers a new mattress. Through October 11, visitors to The Virgin Mattress YouTube Channel can compete to win their own Virgin Mattresses. To participate, visitors must upload a video response sharing why they deserve a new mattress. The winners will be announced on October 13.
So if you’re still sleeping on your old marital mattresses or begged or borrowed a mattress when you moved out, you might want to grab your video camera and make your plea.
Now, sending out mattresses for bloggers to test would be a little difficult so the folks at Leggett & Platt sent pillows instead. The pillow is made with 100 percent Talalay Latex derived from natural materials. It is naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and dust mite-resistant. I’ve been hearing a lot about dust mites in the news lately so this caught my eye.
I usually sleep with just one pillow and because I like it fairly flat, I thought I would like a pillow with “firm” support. The Leggett & Platt pillow is definitely firm – it holds its shape miraculously and doesn’t need plumping up and yet at the same time it molds comfortably to my head.
Honestly, I didn’t sleep very well the first few nights and I was worried that the pillow was too firm. I think however, my lack of sleep was due to more a combination of the full moon and fretting over some technical issues I’ve been having with this blog, than the new pillow. I did find that I needed to change my sleeping position resting my shoulders on the pillow and not just my head. I think this keeps my spine in better alignment and I don’t wake up with a sore neck. With those adjustments, I’ve been sleeping like a baby.
I’m too embarrassed to post a photo of my old pillow so you can compare the two but I can tell you, after years of faithful service, I’m unashamedly dumping it. There’s no going back now. That’s the message behind The Virgin Mattress campaign – if you haven’t looked at your mattress in while, it’s time! It’s time to strip that mattress cover off and take a good look. How old is your mattress? Is it stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep? Is it time you invested in a new one?
This post was written for Leggett and Platt who provided the item for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary item.