Pillow Talk - A Weekend of Sleep

Pillow Talk - A Weekend of Sleep 1This weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), sleep is the topic of discussion here at Metropolitan Mama. I'll be highlighting several different products and ideas to help your whole family drift off to sleep more comfortably and quickly. I can't promise any quick fixes...just a few ideas for you to ponder.

One important thing to remember when it comes to sleep is to do what seems right for your family. Don't be scared off by agenda-laden books or pesky relatives and acquaintances who tsk-tsk your choices. Five years from now, it will not matter where your baby slept (bassinet, co-sleeper, mattress on the floor, toddler bed, family bed, etc.) or how often he woke up in the night. In fact, you might find that you actually sort-of miss those midnight nursing sessions and those precious 3 a.m. cuddles.

To kick off the weekend, I thought I'd start with a little "pillow talk" - talking about pillows, that is (pillow covers, to be exact).

You may recall that Protect-A-Bed sells incredible mattress covers that can protect your crib, twin, queen, or king bed from explosive diapers, bouts of throw-up, potty training accidents, and more. Having a mattress cover is likely to help you have a better night's sleep - especially if you have to change sheets in the groggy middle-of-the-night hours.

What you may not know, however, is that Protect-A-Bed also sells pillow protectors that "help create a healthy stain and allergy free sleep zone." You can read all about the Miracle Membrane® design and the features on the Protect-A-Bed site. The protectors retail between Pillow Talk - A Weekend of Sleep 2$19.99 and $22.99, depending on the size you select, and can be purchase at www.myprotectabed.com.

WIN IT! One mama will win a Protect-A-Bed pillow protector. To enter, simply leave a comment (don't forget to read the rules) on this post prior to Tuesday, Mar. 4, at midnight. The winner will be announced and contacted on Wednesday, Mar. 5. * Contest open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

* UPDATE * The winner is #99 suzie. Congratulations!

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214 comments on “Pillow Talk - A Weekend of Sleep”

  1. EEK I am so behind.. hopefully its not too late..

    ID LOVE to have one.. I actually have yucky awful allergies but honestly the protection is the best feature as Connor spends many a night with me on my bed as well as "sharing" my pillow.

    I blogged you too
    http://www.prizeatron.com

  2. This would be great, as everyone else has said. I think peoples allergies are getting worse, and worse.

  3. I've seen mattress protectors before but not a pillow one - I bet it would help with my allergy and sinus problems quite a bit. Interesting! :)

  4. As a co-sleeping family, this type of product would be appreciated both for its allergy protection and its stain protection!

  5. This giveaway is a reminder that I still have not bought pillow protectors after vowing years ago I would. I'm convinced my eldest daughter has allergies and would benefit from a dust mite free (or at least semi-free) environment.

    sanna1999 at verizon dot net

  6. I would love to win this for my daughter. She has horrible allergies and it's a battle to keep them in check all the time.

  7. Having had asthma since the age of 2 and my kids also having to deal with allergy and sinus problems...anything that helps keep the doctor away is a gift from above.

  8. Aahhh, I love pillow protectors. After reading a little bit on dust mites, none of my family sleeps without them! Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy reading your reviews.

    mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  9. Ah, dust mite allergies. We have them in spades at our house. An extra protective pillow would always come in handy. Count me in!

  10. My mother,my daughter, and I all have terrible year round allergies. All I can say is this will not go to waste with me! Thanks for this great contest!

  11. This would be great for every person in teh house and with 7 kids we have a lot of people. one of my daughters has allergies, so if I win I would let her use it. thanks for the opportunity!

  12. This would be wonderful for my husband who is in the military. Who knows what kind of pillow he has to sleep on! This would make me feel better in general.

    schwartz(dot)lori(at)gmail.com

  13. Another great giveaway! We could definitely use these in our house. I don't know how many pillows I've thrown away due to the kids getting sick on them :( And I like the idea of taking them with you when you travel!

  14. I could use this my husband constantly gets nose bleeds in the middle of the night, everytime I get new pillows, inevitably they are stained.

  15. I just had my down pillows fluffed and had them covered with new ticking. I was too cheap to buy 2 protective covers. I can use this prize!

  16. After having to have three nasal polyp surgeries from dust mite allergies which thrive in your pillows I really need to win this
    Great giveaway

  17. I had never thought about the importance of this pillow, but the more I think about where our pillows have been, this could not come soon enough.

  18. Oh, would I love to win this! My son likes to flip upside down in his bed and he has peed on more than one pillow.

  19. I've been coughing at night lately and wondering if it's an allergic reaction to my pillow....I NEED this!!

  20. Oh this would be great for all the asthmatics in my house (myself included!)

    taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

  21. I have looked at these before and they are great. My sister has one for her twins bed and loves it. I am a mom to be in OCtober and would love one.

  22. I've been trying all over the blogosphere to win a Protect-a-bed product for my children who have severe allergies and our budget hasn't allowed us yet to get the entire set for their bedrooms. This would really help. What a great product = thanks so much!

  23. This would be great for me--I have allergies. But I would never drool on my pillow and leave a stain, no, not me, nope!

    *glancing around furtively*

  24. my son has bad allergies and we're always looking for ways to make our lives as allergen-free as possible!

    rosiegirl8 at gmail dot com

  25. I think this a must have for everyone. I find pillows to be hard to maintain, and barring buying new ones every few months, this sounds like a great way to preserve them a little longer.

    mkboldin [at] cox dot net

  26. What a wonderfully useful giveaway! Thanks! I, admittedly, am a terrible drooler and my hubby is afflicted with allergies to dust, dust mites, etc. So I would love one of these. Thanks soo much!

  27. Awesome! We cosleep with 2 kids, so we need all the Protection we can get!
    Danielle
    dansan826 at yahoo

  28. I have the worst allergies in the world, and maybe if I get a pillow like the one in the contest that is hypoallergic(sp?)just maybe the suffering won't be as bad.

  29. These are great to use to protect your family from dust mites and allergens. I have a couple of these on one of my beds currently and love the idea of sleeping cleaner. Eventually, I will get around to outfitting the rest of our bedrooms.
    Thank you,
    Marissa :)
    md-sweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

  30. This is such a wonderful website! Thank you for all of your hard work. Please enter me in the contest and thanks again!

  31. My whole family has allergies and my kids have asthma. I've been wanting to try something like this out. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  32. I have tossed around the idea that my daughter might have slight allergies...so I would love to try this out! thanks so much!

  33. This is great-I am pre-menopausal and this would be great for my night sweat situation. Great Idea-thanks for the giveaway

  34. Chris has pretty severe allergies (but Arizona has been great for them!) and I've got them seasonally, so I think something like this would be good for us and for the girls. I really hope Taylor doesn't get her dad's nose (inside, that is. Well, let's be honest; his nose wouldn't look good on her outside, either...). Thanks! gumbi1313@msn.com

  35. oooh,i have the mattress cover and in afew weeks we are having an air purifier installed but i don't have pillow protecters,what a great idea!would love to win!

  36. I have terrible allergies - would love to try this to see if it would help, since bedtime is usually worse.
    Thanks for another great contest!

    guysrose (at) aol dot com

  37. I love down pillows but worry about the allergens. On a different but connected note, I have been increasingly irritated by people asking how Avery is sleeping. He's a baby, he wakes up frequently! argh! And, lovely new pic. ; )

  38. What a great and useful giveaway. One of my sons has severe allergies. This would be great. Please enter me. Thanks.

  39. This would be helpful for my allergies. I didn't even know about these. Thanks for enlightening me!

  40. Having two toddlers I dont get a heck of alot of sleep, having allergies makes it even worse. These pillow protector's look like they might be something to make sleep a bit more comfortable and sneeze-free. Count me in!

  41. I've never heard of these before but will have to look for them now! I would love one for my husband! Please count me in! ~ :) Thanks!
    jmagloro[at]ywave.com

  42. We have the Protect-A-Bed bed protectors, but not for our pillows! Would love to win!

    Steph

  43. I've been meaning to buy covers like these for all of our pillows, as my husband and two stepsons all have asthma. It's well-controlled with great meds, but it never hurts to take every step possible, right. With a baby on the way, we're in nesting mode here, getting the house ready for a new addition, so whether I win this or not, I think I'll finally act on this good instinct. Thanks for the great reminder.

  44. Oh your pillow giveaway couldn't have come at a better time. I suffer from allergies and also worry about those pesky dust mites. My current pillow protector is due for a replacement, and winning yours will keep me from having to go out pounding the pavement. It's just what I need. If I am lucky enough to win, you can contact me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. I think this is great. My oldest daughter has severe acne and she washes her pillow cases often to help keep it under control. This would help her ALOT with that!

    Thank you

  46. This would be great! My entire family suffers from allergies.

    I love your blurb on sleeping arrangements. Currently my three year old sleeps in her own room, by her own choice. I sleep with the youngest in my bed, and my husband sleeps in the third bedroom because he wakes up early and snores loudly, and I don't appreciate the wee one waking up fifty times a night because of it. I coslept with my eldest until my son was maybe eight months old. Anyhoo, I've gotten a lot of flack, but eh. They'll be fine, maybe even better off for it.

  47. Love your new picture!

    I've suffered from the typical household allergens since I was tiny (dust mites, mold). I'd love to have a product like this to reduce my allergen exposure!

  48. I had allergies all thru my childhood and used one of these... I think my oldest is headed the same direction!

  49. Hubby and I both have allergy problems, this would be a welcome item in our home!

    Thanks for hosting,
    nifferjeno at gmail dot com

  50. I love the allergy-related products out there. My family needs all the help we can get in this area!
    Thanks!
    carter.katelyn(at)gmail.com

  51. i love your new pic, your little girl has gotten so big. and yes thanks for another terrific giveaway!

  52. Thanks for another fantastic give away. I suffer from chronic sinus and allergy problems! I am glad you do my homework for m! Please enter me in your contest. I appreciate it.....
    Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  53. I just saw this on TV the other day. I want to say it was on The View? I can't remember which show. I'm not only excited that you're doing a giveaway for it, but that you reminded me where to find it! :) Thanks!

    Count me in on this one! :)

    ~melody~

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