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Things I Love Thursday- Sleep Number (GIVEAWAY)

One of the things no one tells you about marriage is the temperature thing. If you’re married you know of what I speak. I am always cold. My hubby is always hot. This is brutal on car trips. I am shivering under 10 coats in the dead of winter and my hubby practically has the air conditioning on. The heat apparently makes his feet sweat. So he tries and put the heat on my face. Which everyone knows is not the way to run the heat in the car. Heat goes on your feet, air conditioning goes on your face. Never shall the two be reversed. It is a wonder we ever ride in the car together.

Then there is the bedroom. I think I might be a bit high maintenance when it comes to sleeping temperature (I almost wrote I was high maintenance in the bedroom, but that seemed inappropriate). I like a lot of blankets on my when I sleep. Even in the summer. Because I like the room to be really cold. I would prefer a fan on me. Even in the dead of the winter. My hubby doesn’t really want covers on. And forget about the fan. I am thinking that sleeping in separate room thing from the 1950s is sounding pretty good right now.

Enter NASA. Seriously, we turn to NASA for all our marital problems, don’t you? You’ve heard of those sleep number mattresses where each person gets to pick the firmness of their side of the mattress (solving marital problems right there). Well Sleep Number has expanded their line and it now includes blankets, sheets, mattress pads and pillows. The In Balance Blanket uses NASA technology that reduces temperature swings. The claim is that it keeps you warm when it is cool and cool when it is hot.

I gotta tell ya, it works. Maybe I am just a sucker for marketing, but I consulted the hubby and he agrees. We are sleeping like babies. Or we would be if the actual baby would…..sleep like a baby. It keeps me so warm and cozy that I don’t want to get out of bed. Although truth be told that is pretty much par for the course. I can’t wait to see what happens in the summer when it is hot. If I can be under a big old blanket and still say cool I will be in sleep heaven. Oh, I should also mention that it is hypoallergenic and down filled.

Downside? This blanket is pricey. It’s on sale right now (through April 3rd) and that helps a little, but it is still pricey. So this might be a Christmas/ Birthday list kind of thing. But if you can swing it I think you should go for it. Cause you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep.

How would you like to win one? To enter, head over and let me know what In Balance Bedding Product you would most like to try. *Email must be provided for Sleep Number, so you can be added to their mailing list to receive emails about products and deals. They will never sell your information. Required for entering this giveaway ( you can opt out via the email link).

For extra entries (You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry):

Winner will be drawn via random.org. Contest will end next Wed night, Mar. 31.

*Disclosure: I received a blanket from Select Comfort to facilitate my review, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. I am a blanket freak. I collect them and I have way too many – but that doesn’t stop me from wanting an in balance comforter. And I’m totally with you on the 1950’s Ricky and Lucy sleeping arrangements.
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  2. I subscribe to your RSS feed. And I can’t stop looking at that $170 pillow.
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  3. i would have to say the sheets. for many many reasons….but we are definitely different temps at night!!
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  4. and i have you delivered to my inbox :)

    gimme the sheets!
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  5. and tweeting now.

    about those sheets….
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  6. Phew – wish list is right! $$$ Naturally, I’m interested in the organic comforter. ;)

  7. I entered TILT

  8. I am a subscriber

  9. jennybek says:

    I want the blanket. My husband is hot. *blush* Hot-blooded. Not much better, huh? He keeps the room cold. Oh to be warm enough without using an extra blanket only on my side that eventually slides off and I wake up all shiver-y.
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  10. jennybek says:

    I’m a subscriber.
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  11. We have been mattress shopping lately and are discussing whether or not a sleep number is worth the extra money so I’m loving that you posted this to remind me that they have other goodies. I love this blanket and the pillows!
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  12. I’m also a subscriber!
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  13. I can give you the ultimate answer to your fan woes. :) My husband HAS to have a fan blowing directly in his face whilest he slumbers. I, on the other hand, am a chronic sinus sufferer. SO, the ONLY solution that we’ve been able to come up with that keeps us both *ahem* civil to one another, is that I sleep at the other end of the bed and his fan blows his face into icy bliss every night. Yes, we sleep head to foot. Kind makes ya wonder how this little “oops #3” baby has come along, huh? :) I’m ALL about the blankets and I am always switching up my pillows trying to find “the one” to keep me company at my end of the bed. :)
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  14. AND, I subscribe. Thanks! :)
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  15. Kristen says:

    The balanace comforter sounds amazing!

  16. I would love the Pima Cotton king sheets, in that gorgeous Lake bluish color!
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  17. I just liked up to Things I Love Thursday, for the very first time! :-)

    I would love the Pima Cotton king sheets, in that gorgeous Lake bluish color!
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  18. I would love that blanket!
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  20. Follow you on twitter
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  21. I subscribe via RSS
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  22. That blanket sounds amazing!!! I want one!
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  23. I linked up to TILT
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  24. You are in my Feed Reader. However, I usually read your posts straight from Twitter. :)
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  25. I’ve had such a hard time finding a pillow…the create your own pillow sounds WONDERFUL!
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  26. I participated in TILT!
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  27. I’m torn between the sheets and the blanket! They both sound incredible.
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  28. Subscribe.
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  29. I’m subscribed to ya!
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  30. wow that in balance blanket is wonderful! I too have different sleep temperature preferences than my husband. I’m always cold!!! I’d be curious to give this blanket a try!
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  31. I get The Diaper Diaries e mailed to me every day! :)
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  32. I tweeted about the giveaway! (and I already follow)
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  33. Tweeted!
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  34. This sounds awesome!

  35. I have a post up, but I don’t see where to link up- or any links.
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  36. I have you in my reader.
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  37. Jessica says:

    How cool are these blankets. Put me down for an In Balance Blanket.

    I can’t complain about my hubby but I am one who MUST have the heft of a blanket on me all year round. It makes summer tough, but this is totally worth a try.

  38. I linked up!
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  39. I subscribe :)
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  40. Renea Harrin says:

    Would love to win this blanket, because my husband and I have the same problem. I freeze all the time and this blanket would be awesome. Would love to have a sleepnumber bed someday too! Also, when you sign up for there emails, you get a free dvd & $50 off of $100 purchase, So if you don’t with you could always buy the blanket and save $50. Thanks for the opp to win.
    Renea H

  41. I’d love to try the balance blanket! I looked at it and it’s machine washable! How cool is that? Thanks for the testimoney that it works!

  42. I put you in my Google Reader.
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  43. I have used the Sleep Number beds during sleep studies and I would so love to own one. They give me a better nights sleep and I wish I could live there. lol
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  44. I’m an email subscriber to TDD.
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  45. Sherry says:

    My husband and I are the same way. I actually have an electric blanket on my side of the bed. LOL!
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  46. Ooh, the sheets sound fantastic!
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  47. I only have eyes for the balance blanket. It sounds amazing!
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  48. jennybek says:

    I just linked up TILT. It made me cry to write that post. (Just a blubbering mom here.)
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  49. The blanket sounds great!! One of the many things no one tells you about marriage!!

  50. nicolerenae says:

    I’d like to try the Natura Soothing Aloe Vera comforter!

  51. nicolerenae says:

    I subscribe by email!
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  52. MNStacey says:

    I like the In Balance Blanket. I need some kind of weight on me, even in the summer. I also liked the Pillow protectors. Then I don’t have to flip to find the ‘cool’ spot!

  53. MNStacey says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  54. I would say the sheets! Love that idea! My husband is a furnace and I am always cold!

  55. I am following you on my reader now!

  56. just linked up to TILT
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  57. I would love to try the Pillowology line! My neck would appreciate it!

    BTW, that blanket sounds amazing!

  58. I subscribe via Google Reader!

  59. I didn’t know they had blankets, too. We have the mattress and not only does it cut back on dh’s snoring but he actually sleeps at night. Maybe the blanket will solve the 2 blankets in bed issue.

  60. Beverly says:

    I know how true this is. I am always cold and my husband is always hot.
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  61. Thanks for the link, jill :)

    The in balance sheets look dreamy though they only come in plain ol white?
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  62. Miriam says:

    I would love the In Balance Blanket. You describe my husband and I — I’m always cold and he’s always hot. And, I love the weight of a blanket, even in the summer. It can’t get any better if it helps keep you cool!

  63. Bethany says:

    I would like to try the sheets or blanket! To be covered and cool in the summer, a dream come true!

  64. Bethany says:

    I get your email

  65. After viewing all the wonderful items I would definitely say sheets. I haven’t gotten new sheets since I was married. I just keep rewashing the same four sets. Sigh. My bedding needs an update.

  66. All the in-balance stuff looks really cool. I especially like the blanket! :)

  67. I follow your blog in reader. :)
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  68. I want one of the mattresses!

  69. I subscribe
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  70. I just tweeted it!
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  71. I am always searching for a new pillow! The down alternative would be delightful.

  72. I just linked up, if a bed is an option I want one of those, if not I will go with a blanket. :)
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  73. CIndy says:

    Love the sheets – that would be wonderful to sleep on!
    Cindy

  74. Participating in TILT!
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  75. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would love to try the In Balance Sheets.

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  76. Sharon Rooney says:

    U participate in Things I Love Thursday.

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  77. Sharon Rooney says:

    Subscribed to The Diaper Diaries via email.

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  78. I would like Heritage Brown Bedding Set, both masculine and feminine.

  79. I’m subscribed via e-mail!

  80. I’m already following you on twitter and just tweeted!

  81. Sharon Rooney says:

    Tweet

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  82. After comparing the In-Balance Sheets and Blanket, I’d have to go with the blanket. We both like blankets year round and sheets have to get washed to frequently and we’d need more than one set. So, we’d LOVE a blanket to go with our sleep-number bed that has been wonderful for my husband, but not as good for me. That’s OK. He’s the one who needed it. And I DO like it, just not nearly as much as I thought. It’s nothin’ special to me. So please enter me for the blanket.

  83. I wondered over here from OnceaMonthMom and decided to subscribe to your blog. I like what I see so far. ;-) And that blanket sounds absolutely perfect!
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  84. I had never heard of a blanket like this, but I would LOVE one! Just like you, I am always cold, and my husband is usually warm. :)

  85. Jenny says:

    I would most like to try the In Balance Blanket. I used to be cold all the time and both my hubby and I slept great together at night – but since I gave birth to my second child – also known as “the furnace” I have not been able to cool down.
    I am hot all night long and my husband is cold – especially since I want the window open, fan on – you name it.
    I dream of being able to sleep through the night and not be woken up because I am hot – kids… well that is a given right?

  86. I would get the White King size (even though my bed is a queen size, I like the bigger blankets).
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  87. I participated this week in TILT. ;)
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  88. I follow you on Twitter. Tweet: http://twitter.com/lavonnelong/statuses/11115138832
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  89. I’m just popping over to comment on this post so I can enter to win a yummie tummie tank. yes, I’m using you. :)
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  90. Ellen S. says:

    Ooohhh…Awesome giveaway. I like the rest and read pillow…that looks comfy. Good for nursing too.

  91. Ellen S. says:

    I subscribe to your feed in google.

  92. I would love to try out the in balance sheet set! Sounds like it could help with my husband and my temperature issues!

  93. I want a set of the Lyocell sheets!

  94. I’m a subscriber!
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  95. Lisa L says:

    I would love to have the beautiful Lakeshore Blue Bedding Set! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  96. Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  97. The Grand King Sleep Number mattress looks heavenly, I’d never get out of bed! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

  98. I subscribe by email.

  99. Emily E says:

    I think the blanket would be great for my husband and I.

  100. Emily E says:

    I subscribe by reader.

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