In this season of my life sleep has not come easy. I am often plagued with sleep deprivation because I just can’t turn my mind off. Due to a handful of added life stresses, my mind not turning off and having the bad practice of “working” in bed, my lack of sleep was starting to catch up with me.
Many top medical sites state that stress is the number one cause of sleep deprivation. And sometimes you just can’t help the stresses in life. Often times circumstances are out of my control and I just have to deal with them as they come to me. But that is just it. I have to deal with the stress and how I deal with the stress will dictate a reaction of other things like appetite and sleep.
If I handle stress correctly and keep with a routine that I know is better for my body, mind, and spirit then I will sleep better and not cause the painful cycle of sleep deprivation to continue.
And that’s when the Snoozecube bed comes in.
I had been sleeping on a mattress that had springs and over time those springs had worn out in the places I laid the most. This caused my body to have more stress on it in places that were already injured and in need of recovery.
My shoulder for instance. I have woken up timeless times after a very physical day at work with my shoulder in agonizing pain. And I assumed this pain was due to the fact that I slept on it wrong or in one position too long.
But after doing some research and partnering up with the Snoozecube bed I found out that my bed was the culprit. It was actually hurting my body more when I slept, not helping it rest and recover.
So here I am sore muscles, sleep deprivation trying to run a family with five children and multiple jobs on 5 or fewer hours of restless, painful sleep.
This was not a good combination.
But after sleeping on the Snoozecube bed for the past 30 nights I have seen a drastic difference in how my body feels and how my mind functions.
I have worked just as much physically and not woken up once with my aching shoulder. Plus I have made it a new rule for me to not work in bed. Cuz if I do my brain doesn’t shut off correctly. So even though my desk is 8 steps away it has helped me to settle into sleep easier. This along with the non-spring memory foam mattress has helped me get to sleep quicker and stay asleep longer.
Here are the 3 things that stood out to me about the mattress that I wasn’t getting from my old spring mattress.
*Bonus!! The cover is washable. Like I said, I have five kids. Sometimes that makes things messy and washing my mattress cover is going to be handy. I already had to wash it once and the zipper that goes around the brand covered mattress made it easier for execution. I was able to take off and put it back on my king size bed all by myself. The covers are replaceable as well. Just call customer service.
Partnering up with this company has been dream come true. No pun intended. This newly launched mattress company has given me a great night sleep and helped my body recover from many Mom-aches and pains.
Advice from a work-from-home mom of five...If you're in the market for a new mattress, get your snoozecube on!
This post is in partnership with Snoozecube Bed but the opinions are all my own.
Meet Helen King of Wine-O-Helen. Last month at our girls night out at Bar Louie in Stone Oak Helen won the Housewives Approved Business. All the guests voted and she came out on top. And it’s easy to understand why. Helen offers a great product delivered right to you door. No pressure, just fun wines and good times.
Here is a little more about Helen and how she is Leading Lady in the WineShop at Home industry.
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I became a Wine Consultant with WineShop at Home last year after being a wine tasting host and customer for the last year. I have been in direct sales/multi-level marketing for several years with other companies and I was looking to add something new to my brand that had a product and company I was passionate about. I love sharing a unique and fun experience with others. That is what keeps me motivated to keep going. I also love using my business to support charities/causes through donations and fundraisers. It makes me feel good to do my small part of helping others.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Being able to donate $200 last year to the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and the Movember Foundation.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To help 3 people get started in this business opportunity, earn my companies 2019 incentive trip and donate to even more causes.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I love to plan events so I think being some type of event planner/coordinator would be fun.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Scheduling out my tasks/week as much as possible. I remember better when I write things down and feel accomplished when I can cross things off my to do list so I keep a calendar/planner in my purse at all times. Sticking to the schedule is key.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
! love going down to the Pearl Brewery there are lots of great restaurants and bars. I also like Fiesta in April and I'm a big movie buff so I am at the movies theaters often (preferably a Santikos).
What is your goal for retirement?
I’m not sure if I will ever "fully retire", I always have to keep busy. I do want to be able to travel more and spend time with my love ones.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Go for it! Find your passion and skill set then utilize that to start a business. Set your own goals, don't be afraid to start small if you have to and work your way up.
Helen’s favorite quote: “Being in business is a marathon not a sprint and "Don't compare your Chapter 1 to someone else's Chapter 20."
When I first laid eyes on this artist she captured me. She had taken to the runway stage for a quick photo by her husband. Not many probably noticed but I did. And then when I realized she was a designer at the fashion show it made a little more sense.
Giovanna DizZurita and I bumped into each other again at an International Fashion panel this spring. Everyone there was intrigued by this artist’s new twist on fashion. She creates art on canvas and has now started to screen print the images onto material for items to be made- Custom clothes and home decor. From dresses to t-shirts to pillows and backpacks she is spreading her art all around.
Gio is a gem to be around. She is charming and vibrant about her work. Her husband is sweet and supports his wife in all her efforts. Gio has a mixed media style all her own.
This past Saturday Grio’s Gallery highlighted some new artwork and some new duds. Complete with a catwalk, dj and ordering station this event showcased Gio’s originality and creativeness.
If you are ever down at the Alley on Bitters be sure to stop in her gallery. And next time she has a runway, don’t miss it.
HI! I'm Cassidy!