More about beds!!!
As if I would forget that I left my last post with a bit of a loose thread! PSHAW! (Pshaw is a GREAT word, BTW. Go on. Try it! Fun, huh? Go forth and use it today!)
NOTE: Happy Monday all! I could have sworn I published this on Friday, but apparently not! Enjoy!
As I mentioned, the first night on our “new” bed was fantastic! Right to sleep, quick as you please! The next few nights, however revealed something evil about our new acquisition. SO HOT! And let me tell you, in South Texas, extra hot is not something that one goes in search of. We have plenty of hot and we don’t need any more, thank you very much!
Also, I generate heat like you wouldn’t believe! Lying on the new mattress pad seems to rebound the normal body heat and send it into solar proportions. It took a few nights of discomfort and tossing and turning for me to realize what the problem was. Thanks to this quasar of heat between myself and the mattress pad, I was having trouble falling into anything deeper than a light doze before I would wake up, irritated for no observable reason.
To be honest, the warmth of the bed as the memory foam gently cradles you is rather nice. HOWEVER, as you may or may not know, when you go into deep sleep, your core body temperature drops when you sleep and allegedly for deep sleep to occur without interruption, your skin’s (and muscles) temperature makes a huge difference. From what I’ve read, a room temperature of 60 – 68 degrees (F) is optimum and deviating from this too much can cause restlessness. And LET ME TELL YOU, I was way over that with our new mattress pad.
Cue: frantic music with time-lapse footage of chubby woman with frizzy hair tossing and turning in bed as husband sleeps peacefully.
So, yeah. That’s been fun. But with a combination of a slightly cooler nighttime air conditioner setting and kicking off the sheet, some sort of equilibrium has been achieved. Thank goodness the acquisition of the heat retainer occurred when I was on vacation or you would have seen a very grumpy work Melme indeed!