"Try to get as much sleep as you can now - before the baby gets here". That's what I heard a lot while I was pregnant. And try I did! It just wasn't that easy with a little bean jumping on my bladder all night..
I have to say that sleep now is much better, even with an (almost) 11-months-old. I think that is mostly due to the fact that we share a bed. And that we're still breastfeeding. Things relaxed even more when our new mattress arrived a few weeks ago. For the past 4 weeks we've been test-sleeping & cuddling on eve* - our new mattress.
We switched from a Queen to a California King Size bed (and Mr. Nifty is finally allowed back in the bed ;) ).
My sleeping habits changed ever since Ella was born. I used to toss and turn a lot at night and my favorite sleeping position was on my stomach. Pregnancy kinda changed all that: no more stomach sleeping and, turning around in bed became harder and harder with every month.
Now, I wake up (or rather I'm being woken up by Ella) the way I fall asleep: on my side. That means that I spend between 3 and 6 (in reeeeeally rare occasions 8) hours on one side. So, a comfortable mattress is vital!
Naturally, I was extremely excited when I had the chance to test-sleep the eve* mattress and pillows. What's great about eve is, they offer a 100 night sleep trial (30 days for pillows). Family consensus after just a few nights: eve is staying!
"Every great day starts the night before." - eve Mattress
Eve* is 10" tall and according to the website works on all bed bases - even the floor. Since a regular bed frame was too tall - at least as a family bed - and we were a little scared of Ella falling out of bed, we decided to keep the mattress close to the ground. We laid the mattress on a slatted bed base and built a minimalistic frame around it. We had wooden boards cut to length at the hardware store, stained them at home and assembled the whole thing with a few corner braces on the inside. Done!
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Bottom line: We are getting a more restful sleep! When I first got on the mattress I thought it would be too soft, but when you lay down and stretch out, it feels perfect. You sink in in the right places and it's soft an firm at the same time. Super comfy!
*Disclaimer: I received a mattress & two pillows from eve free of charge.
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