Why do you send your kids to bed at a set time each night? Why do you make sure babies and toddlers get their daily naps? Because you know how important sleep is to their development, health, and their general attitude. We all get crabby without the proper sleep.
So do you send yourself to bed when you need to rest? Whether it’s the clock telling you it’s time for bed or it’s your droopy eyes and heightened irritation level, you know the signs of when you should be sleeping. Do you invest in yourself by making sleep a priority?
Sleep is not selfish. It’s a simple way to replenish your energy, heal your body, and refresh your mind. When you are healthy and clear-minded, you are better able to do your work as a homeschool mom and an entrepreneur or employee. For my own part, I make sleep a non-negotiable in my life. I require at least eight hours a night; often I sleep as many as 10 hours a night.
One way to make sleep a priority is to get in bed, turn off the devices, and close your eyes. But another way is to invest in quality bedding that makes your nighttime experience more comfortable. There’s nothing worse than waking up with a pain in your neck from sleeping askew or having an aching back all day from a mattress that doesn’t suit your body.
I’m not a super picky person when it comes to bedding. I can sleep on most any mattress, but I do appreciate high quality sheets, and I require thick blankets for maximum warmth. Pillows, however, have been known to disrupt my sleep if they are too lumpy, too hard, too fluffy, or too thin. When it comes to pillows, I have a bit of the princess and the pea situation.
Brentwood Home sent me a Home Sleep Wellness Bundle of two pairs of standard size pillows in exchange for my honest opinion.
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After Emma had her spinal fusion, she struggled to find a mattress and pillows to provide her with a proper night’s sleep. We experimented with many different types of pillows and even switched out her mattress a couple of times. Right now she prefers a memory foam mattress and the Carmel molded latex filled pillow by Brentwood Home.
These Carmel latex pillows are bouncy, resilient, and molded to perfectly contour the head and neck, providing firm, supportive foundation through the night. They never need fluffing because the latex filling bounces right back.
Everyone is different! Thankfully, Emma and I didn’t have to fight over the Carmel pillows because I preferred the Helena. It’s a bit softer than the Carmel and provides more give. They easily mold to my neck and head and provide fluffy support.
My pillow set came in two shipments, two pillows per box. They were rolled up and wrapped in plastic.
After I unpackaged them, they fluffed up to their full size. The organic cotton covers feel amazing to the touch, but of course, I encased these precious pillows in both allergen protective protectors and then crisp cotton pillow cases (not included in the set).
These Brentwood Home pillows are my first ever latex filled pillows. I was surprised at how heavy they are compared to my polyester fiber-filled pillows. But heavy doesn’t mean hard. They are soft and cushy, but instead of your head sinking down into the pillow, your head rests more on top of the pillow. One advantage to this difference is that when reading in bed, there’s no need to tuck a poofy pillow corner under your chin to keep it from blocking view of your mobile phone or book. With the latex filled pillows, nothing sticks up and out because your head doesn’t sink down as far. They aren’t as fat as a fiber-filled pillow because they don’t sink down as much as those pillows. But they also don’t require fluffing.
If you haven’t tried a latex filled pillow, try it out! As I said, Emma adores these pillows! And I’m thrilled that she has found something to help her get a more restful night of sleep.
Pillows Made in the USA from Healthy Materials
Brentwood Home has been making home and bedding essentials in Los Angeles for over 30 years. From design to development to manufacturing, they handle it all. They’ve got real expertise when it comes to comfort, and the best part is all of the healthy, natural materials they use. From natural latex to organic cotton, they make sure your home is taken care of. Many mattress and bedding companies use chemical fire retardants, phthalates, and heavy metals when manufacturing and processing their products. Those can’t be good to breathe in through the night, right? Brentwood Home doesn’t use any of those scary chemicals.
Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Giveaway
Looking to improve your sleep or that of your children or teens? Brentwood Home is giving away one sleep wellness bundle. If chosen, you will receive the same four pillows I got — 2 Carmel and 2 Helena, a $276.00 value.
1. Jimmie’s Pick — Helena Latex Filled Pillows
Filled with a combination of 100% natural latex ribbons and silky-smooth kapok fibers, this pillow is both fluffy and supportive. It’s the perfect fit for people who switch between multiple sleeping positions, as they easily mold to your neck and head. The cover is made of organic cotton, grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers, so you can sleep safe and sound.
2. Emma’s Favorite — Carmel Latex Pillows
Made with 100% natural latex, the Carmel pillow is ideal for those in need of a firm, supportive foundation through the night. Fixed in a traditional pillow shape, the Carmel offers resilient support with a latex filling that bounces right back. The Carmel never requires fluffing, and just like the Helena, is made of healthy materials.
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