Once upon a time there was a very sleepy Bossy who couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. This made her very, how do you say, sleepy. It wasn’t the falling asleep that was difficult, it was the staying asleep. This problem became so critical Bossy renamed her bedroom The Torture Chamber.
The following video explains everything, along with an announcement, so please watch:
Everything changed when Bossy married a Cloud Supreme mattress by Tempur-Pedic.
The Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme sidesteps the issues associated with traditional pillow-top mattresses, which can bunch and sag over time. That’s because Tempur-Pedic’s Cloud Supreme technology combines firm mattress support with a two-inch layer of lusciousness which conforms to your body in a way that produces a feeling of weightlessness.
It’s like sleeping in a flotation tank minus the warm questionable 1979 floatation tank water!
This type of body-contouring support while sleeping prevents the usual aches and pains which tend to wake you up in the middle of the night with, uh, aches and pains.
In addition to providing spine-alignment support, the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme mattress isolates your movements, so there are no motion disturbances while you sleep — which is a technical way of saying, You no longer need to flick your husband upside the head because he’s flailing about.
Without these issues to awaken Bossy, she’s been sleeping much sounder, where sounder equals Tempur-Pedic still needs to invent something for the snoring.
To summarize, in the words of Bossy’s Jewish grandmother, What’s not to love?
If you don’t believe Bossy’s rave review, feel for yourself! Bossy is thrilled to announce that her friends at Tempur-Pedic are giving away a Cloud Supreme mattress to one lucky Bossy reader!
The rules for entry are simple, where simple equals sister mercy bring a pillow and blanket while reading these, the War and Peace of entry rules. Click here if you want to view the contest rules in full.
Basically stated, here’s how to enter to win a Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme mattress:
- Make a video no longer than 60 seconds explaining the connection between sleep and overall well-being, and/or what you would achieve by getting a better night’s sleep.
- Upload your video to YouTube and tag it with the following list of tags: Tempur-Pedic, TEMPUR-Cloud, Sleep, Mattress, Health.
- Post a link to your video in the comments section of this post.
- Videos will be judged by Bossy and others based on alignment with the theme, creativity, use of contest tags, and entertainment value.
- Must live in the 50 U.S. states or D.C.
Contest entires accepted through midnight on July 25, 2010.
Good luck, council! Bossy wishes she could hand-deliver a mattress to each and every one of you!
Oh, and for the sake of disclosure for anyone out there who is still confused — Bossy’s friend Bobo we’re looking at you — and because there isn’t enough legalese in the world:
Bossy has partnered with Tempur-Pedic to help promote the Tempur-Cloud-Supreme mattress. Bossy has been compensated for her time commitment to the program, which includes writing about her own experiences regarding sleep and its relation to overall well being, and hosting a giveaway where the prize has been provided by Tempur-Pedic. However, Bossy’s opinions are entirely her own and she has not been paid to publish positive comments.
margalit saysJuly 15, 2010 at 9:58 am
Bummer. First I have to win a video camera. That might happen before pigs start flying overhead. Who knows? Glad you are getting a good nights sleep. Good luck, everyone.
BH saysJuly 15, 2010 at 10:05 am
Many phones and still cameras have the capability of shooting video.
Average Jane saysJuly 15, 2010 at 10:37 am
I am SO dragging out the Flip cam to enter this! We desperately need a new mattress, and yet the Money Fairy keeps passing us by…
BossysMom saysJuly 15, 2010 at 11:20 am
Can you divorce your daughter and move to a different state, change your name, whatever it takes?
I’ve tryed this mattress at Bossys’ and I’d do just about anything to own one.
KP saysJuly 15, 2010 at 11:38 am
Reading those incredible contest rules, all I can say is: Bossy has a real name? The universe just got a little less magical.
Texas Susan saysJuly 15, 2010 at 11:40 am
Bossy’s Mom: Have you tried stealing the mattress from Bossy’s house?
kay saysJuly 15, 2010 at 11:53 am
I laughed at KP’s comment, but actually believe Bossy’s real name is awesome, too.
I don’t need a new mattress, but I WOULD like to be compensated. For anything, at this unemployed time in my life…
Reeb saysJuly 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Back from a three week vacation, wherein I took FOUR pillows with me to Croatia, the queen of comfy sleep is happy to be back in BossyLand! And I’m happy for Bossy that she finally has wangled a free mattress from somebody for good night’s sleep. What will you rename the Torture Chamber too now? And does BH like it? the bed I mean.
Caroline saysJuly 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm
O hellz, I’m on me iTouch and it’s not opening the Google doc with the rules. The Big Question: Is this awesome contest open to residents of all 50 states, or only the lower 48? Chubby Hubby and I (err, Chunky Monkey?) bought our bed at Costco. Nine loooong years and manymany nights ago. It’s really horrible. THANKS, Bossy! THANKS, Tempur-Pedic!
BOSSY saysJuly 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm
The contest is open to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, of course. Go go go, Bossy readers!
Maria saysJuly 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm
This is SO cool, bossy! I’m not gonna enter because we’re happy sleepers and oy, I can’t figure out how to email much less post a vid on youtube!
I do have one quesion however: “Jaggie Fox Way?? Really?? For reals?? or do they mean Jiggie Fox Way??”
KathyB saysJuly 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm
Happy sleeper. I find that benadryl is a good combatant for snoring: I take the benadryl and he snores. Of course the fact that I live with perpetual allergies and a couple of big cats makes it a logical choice.
Glad you no longer sleep in the Torture Chamber, Bossy. Somebody will be very happy to win the mattress. My sister bought just a mattress topper thing from Tempur – Pedic and coos. I’ll let her know about the contest.
Marjorie of Connecticut saysJuly 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm
No video camera. Nine years of documented insomnia. I would have loved to win this mattress more than I want to find a husband. And I only need a full size, not even a queen or king. I can’t afford one. I am so depressed over this.
Catch the kids saysJuly 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm
Not entering from Australia. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this. We are looking for a new bed and will defintiely check it out if they are available here.
Doug saysJuly 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm
Whoa….After reading those rules, I feel a “Force Majeure Event” coming on…my eyes were spinning like the numbers on an old slot machine. I’m glad you’re enjoying it, Ma’am, but I’ll sleep on the floor before getting in bed with those TemperPeedick people and their lawyers.
WebSavvyMom saysJuly 16, 2010 at 9:04 am
–>Speaking of videos – – What happened to all that footage shot at Bossy’s (No) Book Tour?
Carroll saysJuly 16, 2010 at 11:10 am
Just the other day I was rooting around in Bossy’s archives trying to unearth the string of comments relating to Bossy’s search for a new mattress. I was one of a horde of commenters who despise their pricey Sleep Number bed, and would give anything for a free replacement because, you know, we just spent all that money on a mattress we despise and aren’t about to spend *more* money on another new one (thrift schmift!) Our widely-traveled daughter-in-law called home from a fancy hotel the other day to tell our beloved son that she now knows “why Mom and Dad despise that Sleep Number bed of theirs. I can’t wait to get home to our Tempurpedic — oh, and to you too, Sweetie! ” 🙂
I can’t enter the contest either, Bossy. Don’t have video capability here.
Hey, Bossy’s Mom…could we maybe work together on this. You make the clever video, posing as me, and I supply the necessary non-relative credentials?
Oh, but wait…we’d have to share the mattress. Not going to work between CA & PA.
Some clever video-enabled reader is going to be one happy lucky winner, though. Go, Bossy’s fellow-readers!
apathy lounge saysJuly 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Sweet Baby Jebus! I think you’ve identified my problem! I’ve got to get some sleep or teaching will be a nightmare this year!
Jason saysJuly 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm
Awwww, please don’t rename the torture chamber!
GrandeMocha saysJuly 17, 2010 at 1:17 am
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Carroll saysJuly 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm
OK, fine. So I had an idea last night as I was tossing and turning on my not-Tempurpedic mattress, and thought “Hmm…ten days? I can figure out how to do this in ten days.”
But then I read those terms and conditions and whoa!
“…as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion.”??
Maybe I’ve been watching too much “reality” TV, but that’s just a teensy bit uncomfortable for most folks to agree to (IMO)
Good luck, brave contestants. And Bossy, I’m looking forward to hearing more deets (as they say 😉 about your hopefully-less-torturous sleep situation. Yay for that, for sure!
Sarah saysJuly 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm
I bought a Natural Comfort 10″ latex foam mattress from Costco for less than 1/2 the Price of the tempur-pedic. It has the top “pillow” layer and I have not woken up with a kinked neck since I got it.
Audubon Ron saysJuly 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm
My wife and I both have our own Tempur-pedic. Couldn’t live without it. They say it was invented by NASA, which is hard to imagine. How would you know in zero gravity whether the thing is comfy or not? My wife named hers The Dream Machine, mine is the – well I don’t have a name for it yet.
em saysJuly 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm
I’m getting busy on my video!!! Horray Bossy & Tempur-pedic!!!
em saysJuly 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Because the rules are opening in Google Docs for me, I’m not seeing the contest tags or the share links in the doc. Can you share them somewhere?
souphead saysJuly 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
ok, here goes *holds breath*
It’s silly, I hope you like it (and I hope I win!) 😀
Stacey Ball saysJuly 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm
I did it…I look ridiculous! At least the baby looks cute!
Maria saysJuly 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm
Angela saysJuly 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm
I’ve arranged the trash on my refrigerator in a way that sends a subliminal “Pick Me!” to all who judge. Enjoy.
Heather saysJuly 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm
I’m glad I had a couple of helping hands for this. I can’t believe there aren’t more entries!
Jess saysJuly 22, 2010 at 1:14 am
We are officially entered in this amazing contest!! Here’s the edited for contest guidelines version:
And the full length version:
Hope this serves us well…*fingers crossed*
Sher saysJuly 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm
I need this mattress like a monkey needs short pants and a jaunty hat.
Mary from California saysJuly 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Decided to try this out, what fun. More fun if I win!
Phillgal saysJuly 23, 2010 at 8:43 am
Sherri saysJuly 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm
Hey Bossy, I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for several years now. I prefer to enjoy the writing rather than comment upon it- hence no comments from me in the past. But…my kids and I had fun creating this video, so we are throwing our hat into the ring. I am posting two videos: one contains music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1_eoUTPzQo) and is our favorite, but due to copyright/public domain laws, we are entering the second one without the music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHvb-JB6hTE). Enjoy! Thanks for the opportunity and for your blog humor and insights!
Lori saysJuly 24, 2010 at 11:27 am
Rachel D. saysJuly 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm
My Plea for Sanity!!!
I really hope that this works….
The Domestic Goddess saysJuly 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Okey Dokey, here goes nothin’. Since I average four hours of sleep a night, I cannot guarantee it makes sense.
Em saysJuly 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm
This was so much fun! Here goes:
Janell saysJuly 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Here’s my entry!
vuboq saysJuly 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm
And, after DAYS and DAYS of careful preparation, my video entry is up and ready:
I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!
Blairie Lou Hoo. saysJuly 25, 2010 at 1:48 am
velocibadgergirl saysJuly 25, 2010 at 2:09 am
I’m not sure how entertaining my entry is, but there’s a cute redheaded baby involved. That’s gotta count for something, right?
Kirsten saysJuly 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Wow…I look tired!
jenny saysJuly 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm
The rules section in relation to the party of the first part and the this lucky entrant is entranting.
muddypelican saysJuly 25, 2010 at 5:59 pm
It would be lovely to win this on my birthday!
Kath saysJuly 25, 2010 at 8:52 pm
We had fun making this, we’ll post the lyrics in our YouTube comments:
Candy saysJuly 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm
My family and I had a blast making this video. It is completely silly, but I guess that is just the way we are. What an amazing contest giveaway!
ZDub saysJuly 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm
I made this video just for Bossy. ZDub is oh so sleepy.
Cage Free Family saysJuly 26, 2010 at 1:23 am
Oooh! Wait for me! It’s 11:22pm my time… I hope that still counts! BRB with the link!
Cage Free Family saysJuly 26, 2010 at 1:50 am
Click here for the most head-bobbing-est, eye-blinking-est video ever!
What can I say.. it’s midnight, I have three kids and I live in an RV…
off to bed now to toss and turn on my crappy foam topper..