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Don’t Forget This One Thing to Help Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Sleep

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Don’t Forget This One Thing to Help Your Kids Have a Good Night’s Sleep

My kids may not have had the smoothest morning on the first day of school, but they did have a good night’s sleep the night before.  

As parents, we’re told all the time that our kids should get a good night’s sleep.  So we send them to bed at 8 p.m. (or 7 p.m. in my house – don’t judge me – I want my life back at the end of the day) and voila – a good night’s sleep is on the way.  But that’s not all your children need to sleep well at night.

When you want a better night’s sleep for yourself, you will probably consider buying a new mattress. But we don’t always think about buying a better mattress for the kids unless it is out of necessity. Meaning, you buy them a mattress for the new crib, then another for the new bed when they are school-aged (possibly twin or full size) then maybe one more during their teen years.  Actually, I’d imagine you want them out of the house by then and don’t want them to get too comfortable.

But kids need good mattresses too. It’s one of the keys to a good night’s sleep.

Mattress shopping is not something I want to add to my never-ending TO DO list. I’m sure you can relate. So I’m going to help you out today in case you need to get a new mattress for your children (or snoring husband).

Here is what we did.

We decided to give Muse a try. My husband and I liked that they are Carolina-based and that the brand seemed to cater to a lifestyle we subscribe to: busy people who don’t want to spend hours researching for the perfect mattress – we just wanted our kids to have a good night’s sleep.

We went online and completed “The Sleep Quiz” with our kids – which they thought was so cool by the way. It’s a short, six question survey to reveal which mattress and pillow are best suited for you. A couple of clicks later we had two twin mattress on their way to our home.  They arrived in a few days at our front door. Done and done.

I wondered how they ship mattresses so I Instagram stalked them and found out it’s eco-friendly (and most importantly cost effective). The mattresses are rolled and compressed in sealed plastic reducing your carbon footprint (and cutting down on your shipping costs). They arrive right on your doorstep and can be easily unpacked for decompression in your room.

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

Each twin mattress arrived in a white Muse box.

We didn’t have to drive from store to store to test out mattresses. We didn’t have to figure out how to get it home once we bought it. All of that work was done for us. Super easy.

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

Unpacking the mattresses. One is working and the other is…supervising.

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

He’s still supervising…

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

Now he’s being helpful…sort of.

Kids don’t care about boring stuff like mattresses, right? It’s like getting clothes for Christmas when what you really wanted was a bunch of toys. But our 7-year-old twins were excited. Even the one-year-olds were in the room testing out the new mattress (okay side note, that was the cutest thing to see them exploring on the mattresses).

 

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

Will it pass the toddler test?

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

I guess so. She did this on her own. Just laid on the mattress and closed her eyes. I’m so glad I snapped just in time.

Oh and skip the box spring. I looked on their website and saw the mattress has a firm foundation and three other layers (cold wire plus cover, gel infused foam and high-density foam). I know what none of this means, all I know is that the mattresses are comfortable and Muse gives you 120 nights to try them out.

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

 

A Good Night's Sleep with Muse. Carolina STYLE Magazine.

How do I know they are comfortable? I asked the kids. Or maybe I took a quick 15-minute power nap on the Muse when the older twins were at school. Let’s go with “I asked the kids” and forget that last part.

But seriously, when I tested the mattress for myself I didn’t want to move.  The mattress we ordered for them was made specifically for the person who sleeps all over the bed so it helps them stay put.

If you want to give Muse a try here is the website. Use the code “STYLE” and save $100.

Sleep tight!

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