So we took delivery of our new mattress two days ago. It is made in Melbourne and is totally flippable and actually firm. In fact, it was firmer than my floor experience of the preceeding 4 nights believe it or not. Ian reckons the Yin mat I utilised for floor sleeping was effectively a pillow top! Our new bed is the firmest available and it truly is. We have affectionately named it ‘the brick’. After a few days sleeping on it I am starting to adjust and we have both found we are sleeping much more deeply and waking with freedom in our hips, rather than getting up clunkily out of bed. There is no way I would have been able to handle such a firm mattress a few years ago though. As you’ll find in the blog post preceeding this one it is a journey best approached in stages and as you layer up the changes in your body via your restorative exercises you can adjust how much support you require when you sleep.
If you’d like to know more about where we purchased our mattress just let me know. We still have lots of work to do as we adjust but I honestly feel like I’m using my sleeping time much more effectively for my movement health now, and when I get out of bed in the morning my lateral hips feel ready to go. Which is great because lateral hips are our theme this week!
This is the kit Ian takes away with him when he travels. I know many of you own exactly these pieces and there are many exercise routines that we utilise them for. Many restorative sequences can be done using these guys too, but you could just as easily adapt a thick book, a rolled up towel and the tie off a dressing gown. The ‘Quiet Practice’ from the Teachable channel uses only these items……’just sayin’!