HOW THE BIG FIG MATTRESS MADE ME THE ULTIMATE GIRL BOSS | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

September 4, 2018

HOW THE BIG FIG MATTRESS MADE ME THE ULTIMATE GIRL BOSS

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As someone who works a 9-to-5 job, runs a side hustle from 5-to-10, and also incorporates other various activities into her daily life, you would think that I'd be pretty exhausted all the time. People ask me how I find the minutes and hours in a day to handle both a full time job and my blog while being a social butterfly, and my answer has always been, "I don't know, I just kind of do it." Hard work and dedication are probably the two things that play into my ability to accomplish everything on my daily to-do lists. But there is one thing I couldn't make it all happen without: SLEEP. That's right. For all you nappers out there, this is your time to shine. Hit that snooze button because we are going back to bed—in a Big Fig Mattress, of course!

Let's get cozy 
In all seriousness though, a good night's sleep positions me to be on my A-game the next day, and when I wake up in the morning, I feel refreshed and ready for whatever the day brings. But it wasn't always like that. Have you ever rolled out of bed after sleeping for what feels like five minutes and your entire day feels off? You miss the train, spill coffee on your brand new silk blouse, your email inbox is off the chain, and then you have to stay late at work because your to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer? That used to be me two years ago. No matter what time I went to bed, what side I slept on, which essential oils I diffused, I never felt well rested in the morning. I woke up with back and neck pain, and what's worse: my jaw hurt from clenching it all night because I was stressed out. Imagine not having a good night's sleep night after night after night. It adds up and takes a horrendous toll on your body, and it could be holding you back from your dreams and goals.

Is there a mattress specifically for plus size bodies? 
Like I previously mentioned, it doesn't matter what sleep sounds you ask Alexa to play at night or which essential oils you diffuse, it really all comes down to the mattress you are sleeping on. When I started mattress shopping, I wasn't sure which one would work for me. I thought the mattresses that were packaged in a box and expended once you unpackaged them were cool and easy to move up to my apartment, but I soon learned that they weren't made for my body. Why did I ever think a mattress like that would work for me? As a plus size individual, the "one size fits all" kind of clothing never worked for me, so why would a "one size fits all" mattress give me a great night's sleep? That's when I came across Big Fig Mattress, the first mattress built for a bigger figure. Still, I was skeptical, and even as a plus size individual, I didn't know what a mattress needed to have for it to be perfect for my body type. So I investigated.

What makes a mattress suitable for a bigger figure?  
To figure out how was the Big Fig Mattress was going to be different from all of the rest, I had to analyze the problems I was dealing with while sleeping. I narrowed it down to the fact that my old mattress has a lack of support, the materials of the mattress shifted, and it had a weak foundation. And it was only a couple of years old. So when Big Fig told me their mattress would last 20 years or longer, and had that they had the test results to prove it, I was sold. Additionally, the mattress has features like 1600 pocketed coil springs to support the neck and back, three layers of high density poly foam for no-sag cushioning, and the mattress has been tufted in 16 places to keep the internal materials from shifting. But my favorite feature of the Big Fig Mattress is the ThermoGel quilted top that keeps me cool throughout the night. Lastly, I had the option of ordering a heavy-duty (and virtually indestructible) bed frame made out of recycled railroad steel, which was uniquely made for the Big Fig Mattress.

Sleep like a girl boss 
Sure enough, the mattress has immensely changed the way I sleep through the night. I no longer wake up with aches and pains in my neck and back, and I can even spring out of bed at 5:30 a.m., if I need to (I used to hit the snooze button until 7 a.m. and then be late for work). I can't wait to crawl into bed at night, and I often lay and sit on it while I am working because it's where I feel most comfortable (Yes, my desk feels neglected). Everyone deserves to sleep throughout the night and wake up feeling refreshed and re-energized, and I truly believe that a good night's sleep is the foundation that every go-getter needs to hustle their heart out and make their dreams a reality. But you don't have to take my word for it, you can try out the Big Fig Mattress with a 101 night trial to see if it's the perfect fit for you, too. And right now, Big Fig is having a HUGE Labor Day Sale!

Use the code "NATALIECITY" to get $100 off your Big Fig Mattress! 


Thank you to Big Fig Mattress for sponsoring this post. I am a huge proponent of brands that promote inclusivity and make high-quality products for plus size individuals. All opinions expressed in this post are 110% my own! Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make Natalie in the City a possibility!

Photography by: Rorie Raimondi

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natalie craig, natalie in the city, big fig mattress, mattress for big and tall, mattress for overweight people, mattress for bigger figure, essential oil diffuser, plus size fashion, plus size health, how to improve your sleep routine, how to sleep better, plus size mattress, sleep tips for plus size, sleep apnea, how to relieve pain from stress sleeping, plus size fashion, Chicago fashion, plus size fashion blogger, eff your beauty standards, fatshion, skorch magazine, Chicago model, plus size model, plus size petite

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