Fun fact...I'm a terrible sleeper. It's true. I'm one of those people who can never get their mind to turn off long enough to sleep, and then even if I do get to sleep I toss and turn and toss and turn -- and wake up about 5 times a night. It's one of those things I thought I was just going to have to live with; being the girl who never gets a good night's sleep. And unfortunately, the thing about horrible sleep is well, you feel horrible all day. I'm always tired, and I've pretty much chalked it up to how busy I am, but honestly a big part of that constant exhaustion is the fact that I can never seem to get a night of natural, well-rested sleep. That's why I made it one of my biggest 2017 resolutions...to get better sleep and to be more productive. Cue Hyphen.
I had the opportunity to meet the founder of Hyphen, a stellar new mattress brand at a "slumber party" they hosted in the fall. I was instantly smitten by how adorable the mattresses were. I mean, who would ever think of a mattress as adorable? But they were! They are these cute gray rectangles with a white stipe in the middle and 2 bright blue stripes on each side of those. Like I said, adorable! So I knew I had to try them.
As soon as I sat down, I could feel myself sinking into utter cozy. This was in the early morning after another restless night, and after sitting down on the Hyphen mattress I had exactly one thought..."sleep". Of course, this was a party so no sleeping was allowed, but I was naturally very intrigued by how cozy I felt mere minutes after laying down on one of these mattresses. Then someone asked the perfect question, "Why name the company Hyphen?"
The founder explained that a Hyphen is meant to be a connector. Just like a hyphen connects a sentence, Hyphen Sleep connects the customer with a productive day through a well-rested night. He officially had my full attention.
I was elated to partner with Hyphen to test out their mattress to see if it really was as great as it seemed. Could I finally make the connection between sleep and daytime productivity? We were about to find out!
Hyphen Sleep is a completely online company. No mattress stores, no test jumping on beds (oh, you know you do!), and no complicated choices. They sell one mattress. Just one, and it comes in a twin to a California king. After you order your mattress online it comes air compressed in a box. You simply open it, put it on your bed, and let it eventually unfold perfectly into place. Talk about easy.
So other than the little box and adorable pattern, what's so special about Hyphen? First off, it keeps you cool, which is a huge plus for me since I live with a boy who pretty much runs at a thousand degrees all the time. Their copper technology keeps the mattress temperature regulated. Hyphen mattresses are also hypo-allergenic for a cleaner, more-restful sleep. And most importantly for me, Hyphen keeps your body supported and relieves pressure so that your body has better blood flow and less impact. Turns out, that's exactly what I was missing to help me get a better night's sleep. Since I started sleeping on a Hyphen mattress about a month ago, I've yet to have a bad night's sleep.
Don't get me wrong, I still have a hard time turning my brain off sometimes, but Hyphen creates a more relaxing environment that makes it 10x easier. And more importantly, once I'm asleep I stay that was until my alarm goes off. Something that used to just not happen.
Now that I finally get a restful night's sleep, my days have been so much more productive. I'm less sore and achy throughout the day, meaning I can go longer and harder when I work. I'm less groggy and tired, and relying a lot less on caffeine to get me through the day. I may still have exactly the same amount of hours during the day, but I'm using them better. I'm more refreshed, active, and mentally aware. I've always heard "it's amazing what a good night's rest can do", but I felt like I rarely got those miraculous benefits of true sleep. Now I do, and I can't tell you enough about how good I feel at night and during the day.
Hyphen has truly connected the worlds of sleep and day time productivity for me. It's amazing how much those two go hand in hand, and I'm so excited for that little grammatical connector, the Hyphen for finally helping me bridge these two worlds.
If you're like me, and constantly living in the land of no sleep or shoddy sleep, then I highly recommend giving Hyphen a try. The best part about Hyphen is that they give you 100 nights to try it out! Almost a third of the year! And if you don't like it? That's okay. It's a full refund and they donate your mattress to charity. I figured I didn't have anything to lose, I was already losing hours of sleep a night. Instead a gained a whole day of productivity and a well-rested brain. You can't beat that.
My friends at Hyphen have been kind enough to offer all of my readers an exclusive discount. You can use promo code: SPARROWHYPHEN for 10% off your entire mattress order!
* This post was sponsored by Hyphen Sleep, however, all opinions as always are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting companies that keep The Trendy Sparrow running!*