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  • Review & Giveaway: In Balance Mattress Topper (+ Select Comfort Sale)

    IMPORTANT UPDATE 9/1/09: I omitted an important requirement/disclosure regarding Select Comfort’s newsletter, so I am closing entries to this giveaway and will re-run the giveaway, starting from scratch, on 9/2/09. The new giveaway is here.

    Select Comfort is the company behind the Sleep Number beds that you’ve seen on TV, and they’re currently having their biggest sale of the year (it ends Labor Day). These beds use “uniquely designed air chambers to provide a gentle cushion of support which can be easily adjusted to your preference for comfort and firmness.” You can even set the sides of the mattress on different settings if you and your partner disagree on what’s comfortable. I’ve been thinking that we are going to need a new mattress soon, and I’m definitely going to consider a Sleep Number bed because they are supposed to relieve back pain, improve sleep, and last for 20 years.

    Select Comfort wants to share these sleep tips as families get ready to go back to school:

    1. No gadgets: Minimize media-related activities like texting or games one hour prior to bedtime.
    2. No homework in bed: the bed should only be for sleeping, light reading and relaxing.
    3. Minimize light: Reduce the amount of light your family is exposed to the hour prior to bedtime. Also, minimize light in the bedroom while family members fall asleep. If you must use a nightlight, put it near the floor.
    4. Consistency is key: Maintain a consistent bedtime routine and sleep schedule all week long, even on the weekends since altering sleep schedules create jet-lag-like symptoms. Remember that sleep is not negotiable.
    5. Quality bedding: Invest in a quality mattress and accessories to keep your family comfortable.

    I got to test out an In Balance Mattress Topper. I was looking forward to trying it out because it the “OutlastĀ® fabric technology is designed to reduce the temperature swings that can cause restless nights-to help you sleep more comfortably each and every night.” I liked that the polyester fiberfill features an antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of fungus, mold, and mildew. I’m actually not sure that I’m sleeping any better because of the mattress topper, because my sleep patterns are totally whacked right now. But the mattress topper is certainly very comfortable, and unlike our last one, doesn’t get lumpy at all.

    Would you like to win one? Select Comfort will give one lucky CFO reader their very own In Balance Mattress Topper. To enter this giveaway, simply fill out the form below. (If you’re reading this in a feed aggregator or email, you may need to click through to the post to reach the form. If you’re having trouble filling out the form, try going directly to the published form.)

    For an additional entry, subscribe to CFO via RSS or email and fill out the form again to let me know you’ve done so. You’ll get the latest on CFO delivered right to your favorite feed aggregator or inbox, so you don’t miss any weekly giveaways. (If you’re already a subscriber, just fill out the form to let me know.)

    For a third entry, follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Then fill out the form to let me know you’ve done so (include the link to your update).

    For a fourth entry, blog about the giveaway on your own blog. Then let me know about it by filling out the form again with the link to your post.

    You can enter up to four times (one for each type), and you must complete the form once per entry. Only one entry of each type per email address will be counted. I’ll select the winner using Random.org and announce them here on CFO as well as contact them by email. The winner must respond within 48 hours, otherwise their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.

    The giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, September 2, and is open to U.S. residents only.

    Good luck!


    1. This looks really nice, I could use one of these!

    2. I could really use a new mattress and am planning on researching ones to buy soon, so it would be great if I win!!!