Did you know that Edith Wharton penned her novels in bed? Or that “Yesterday” came to Paul McCartney in his sleep? Winston Churchill stayed in bed as late as 1pm, dictating to his secretary, nibbling on biscuits, and brushing crumblies from his duvet. No one ever accused him of lacking drive!
Your bed is important. Not just for physical rest, but because your quality of sleep directly correlates with creative thinking and problem-solving. Both Salvador Dali and Thomas Edison used sleep techniques to generate inspiration. That’s nuts! The universal image for inspiration is the light bulb over your head, and the guy who invented the lightbulb used sleep as a tool to get the idea for the lightbulb…what went off in your head before the lightbulb? A candle? A teapot? Not as effective.
My point is, your bed is more than a soft place to land at the end of a long day. It’s your inspiration, your health, your balance, your next idea—and if it’s not working for you, it’s working against you. So let’s fix that!
A Mattress For The Dreamers
We’ve talked about Sir Paul, but he is not alone in his dreaming genius, oh no…during a bout of writer’s block Mary Shelley decided to take a snooze only to watch Frankenstein come to life in a lucid dream…”I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion.”
And Keith Richards told NPR he woke up to a “ghostly version” of “Satisfaction” on a tape recorder followed by 40 minutes of his snoring. Waking up with a hit like that?! Impressive. My Bob-O-Pedic Prize Hybrid mattress could have helped with the snoring…
This medium-firm mattress combines the contouring comfort of Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory foam with temperature regulating charcoal to keep you cool and comfortable. The individually wrapped coil system provides support, relieves pressure, and guarantees a good night’s rest. Plus it ships as a mattress-in-a-box for an easy and fun setup! With all of its sleep benefits and the ease of delivery, the Bob-O-Pedic Prize Hybrid mattress is the stuff that dreams are made on. Who knows what you’ll dream up!
Oh yeah, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight came to her in a dream as well. You might not be into vampires, but everyone loves a million-dollar dream!
A Mattress For The Thinkers
Maybe you’re not into books…or songs…or vampires. Okay! You’re the serious sort, a reeeeal heavy thinker. I’ll bet you didn’t know that Dmitri Mendeleev, creator of the Periodic Table, came up with that brilliant idea after a 20-minute catnap on a 3-day work bender. Seriously! The elements fell into place as he slept and the guy changed modern chemistry forever…because he caught a couple zees!
Same with James Watson. After dreaming of two intertwined snakes with heads at opposite ends, he came up with the shape of the double helix—a structure that had eluded scientists for years!
When you need the kind of sleep that unlocks the power of deep thinking, you need a mattress that works as hard as your brain does.
My Bob-O-Pedic Copper Sport Hybrid Mattresses keep you cool, provides pressure relief, and help you sleep clean—did you know copper is believed to kill germs?!
Don’t let the name fool you, a “sport” mattress isn’t just for the jocks. It gives you the kind of rest your body needs to stay healthy so your mind can focus on bigger things…like inventing the sewing machine…yeah that tricky piece of machinery was thought of in a dream as well.
A Mattress For The Workers
Dreams don’t do it for you? You’re a person of action? I get it! I’m a puppet with priorities! I get the job done! Sometimes I even work from my bed. If you’re a bed-worker you’re in good company…
Frida Kahlo painted masterful self-portraits in bed using a mirror she hung under the canopy so she could see her reflection.
Truman Capote considered himself a “horizontal author” telling journalists, “I can’t think unless I’m lying down.” If your bed is where you work, you need support—a mattress that keeps you feeling fresh and keeps the ideas flowing.
My Bob-O-Pedic Twilight Firm mattress features multiple layers of firm memory foam for support, micro coils to relieve pressure, and a stretch knit cover with innovative phase change material (PCM) threads to reduce excess body heat and keep you from tossing and turning. It will keep you comfortable and supported so you can get to work without wasting time fidgeting for the perfect position. No wonder it’s one of my most highly reviewed mattresses!
If you prop a Bob-O-Pedic Adjustable Pillow behind your back, you’ll really be in business. Fire up those fingers, it’s time to crank out some Proust-ian Prose…yep, he worked from bed too.
Make Your Bed Work for You
Languishing in bed gets a bad rap. People think that to be successful you need to pop out of bed at the crack of dawn, strap on some sneakers, and hit the day like the marathon you expect it to be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe you should ease into your day. Maybe you should lean back. Maybe you should lie down…all the way down…in your bed. Ahhhhh. Yes. That’s it. Snuggle right in—it’s time to make all your dreams come true.
Whether you’re penning the next great American novel, puzzling through a Nobel Prize winning idea, or just need an inspiration reset, a new mattress is the perfect way to jumpstart your creativity and freshen your outlook on life. For even more mattress and sleep options, check out my Mattress Lookbook.