When I was sixteen years old, my parents bought me my first ‘grown-up’ mattress and bed set. I was so excited and it was so, so comfortable. What I didn’t know is that I would still be sleeping on it with my husband, 10+ years later. My mattress has been through quite a few moves, two new puppies, and so many other life changes, so it’s no wonder that it was so beaten up. After about 2-3 years of waking up in pain almost every single morning, I finally caved and got a Molecule Mattress. My life has been changed forever – seriously!
Let me give you a little background on what’s been going on recently. If you didn’t know it by now, Ian and I workout three times a week with a personal trainer/in a small group class setting. Before then, I did Pure Barre religiously for about 2-3+ years. So, you can definitely say that I work out a lot and now with our trainer, I am pushing my body more than I thought I ever could. In fact, he calls us all “Hustle House Athletes.” We all work so hard and the hard work truly does pay off.
But, no matter how much I did or didn’t work out, I would still be in pain each morning…thanks to my mattress. Sleep is supposed to be the most restorative portion of your entire day and instead of getting restful sleep, my body was slowly becoming misaligned and I would toss and turn all night because of it. My neck and my back were just in awful shape and one of the reasons is because older mattresses typically fail to support the hips, which can create extra stress on the spine.
I started going to a chiropractor and while that helped significantly, I still knew that my mattress was to blame for my pains and it would not start to get better until I found a new (better) option, so I started looking and came across the Molecule Mattress. The Molecule Mattress is air-engineered™ for optimal recovery. They say that each component of the Molecule Mattress has been engineered to work synergistically to maximize support, comfort, and heat dissipation for the best recovery-focused sleep. Once I read this, I just knew we had to try it out. Not only did I need more support and comfort, but I didn’t even realize that some mattresses slept hot, while others (like Molecule) help cool you down. SOLD!
So, we tried it out and we absolutely love it. The Molecule Mattress feels like a firm memory foam mattress, which I love. When we first tried it out, my sister said, “It feels like all of my tension is being released,” and that is how I feel every single night when I am going to sleep. All of my tension is being released, I sleep cool, and I have stopped tossing and turning and waking up in pain.
According to Molecule, there are four different stages of sleep:
- Stage 1: Restfulness
- Stage 2: Light Sleep
- Stage 3: Slow Wave Sleep
- Stage 4: REM Sleep
Stage 3, Slow Wave Sleep is the deepest stage of sleep and hardest from which to wake. The brain waves slow to become delta waves, your blood pressure drops, breathing becomes slower, deeper, and more rhythmic, and your eyes and body are still. In this stage, the body experiences the most recovery and restoration. So, why is Slow Wave Sleep so essential for recovery? This is what Molecule says:
“CELL DIVISION AND REGENERATION
Because the brain is less active during SWS, more blood is available for muscles. Extra oxygen and nutrients travel through the body facilitating healing and recovery. Also during this sleep stage, the pituitary gland releases growth hormones which stimulate muscle, tissue, and bone growth and repair. Prolactin is released to deliver aid to sore joints.
The body regulates cortisol (stress hormone) during SWS. Cortisol enables the body to digest glucose. The metabolization of glucose into fuel is essential for endurance, especially for activity > 90 minutes.
IMPROVED HEALTH & WELLBEING
A good night’s sleep with ample time in SWS aids in the production of hormones that spur appetite satiety so you feel less hungry the next day. Stroke risk is reduced as is high-blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. SWS rest strengthens immunity and boosts memory, learning, and focus.”
Amazing, right?! The Molecule Mattress is amazing for recovery (fitness-wise + overall health-wise), temperature regulation, which Ian and I both really need, spinal alignment, and more. In addition, it’s also non-toxic, antimicrobial, and eco-friendly, which is very important to me since I have been changing over to all non-toxic products.
Ever since we started sleeping on the Molecule Mattress, both Ian and myself feel better energized, we have fewer aches and pains, and we feel overall, happier and better rested. We have both been performing better in the gym, as well, which is a huge bonus! Molecule Mattress is THE mattress in a box, so for anyone looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend choosing Molecule. They offer a 100 night, risk-free warranty, so if you don’t like it, just send it back (but trust me, you won’t want to!). In addition, their Infinity Warranty protects your mattress for life.
Ps – They also have sheets, a mattress topper, and pillows + comforters (which Ian and I have been eyeing!). Stay tuned in the near future because I just might be hosting a giveaway! 😉
Thank you so much to Molecule for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!