A Letter Only to You...
Since you’re here on my site right now, chances are that you’re looking for information on purchasing
a new mattress.
- Wake up with aches and pains -- consistently!
- Feel sleep-deprived and fatigued; either you have trouble falling asleep and/or you have difficulty remaining asleep for any length of time.
- Endured painful back and/or hip surgery and now need a mattress that is gentle on your body.
- Need clarity on what type of mattress is best suited to you. Do you purchase a memory foam, innerspring or hybrid? What level of firmness is best -- Soft, Medium or Firm? How do you know that the mattress within your price point is durable and of a high quality?
You suspect that your current mattress may be the culprit that’s robbing you of your much-needed restorative and restful sleep. But you feel totally overwhelmed by all the mattress choices available.
Where do you even begin?
Believe me when I say; you are not alone. I’ve been there and I can totally relate to your level of frustration.
- What if I told you that you don’t have to spend hours and hours online or walking the pavements going store-to-store, because I personally conduct all the mattress research and/or testing so that you don't have to?
- What if I told you that you now have access to a friend (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) who offers guidance with all the information you require at your fingertips AND who can point you in the right direction to the mattress of your dreams?
Would this assurance lift a huge weight off your shoulders?
No matter at what stage of your mattress search you are -- whether you’re only now beginning or only need one more piece of the puzzle to make your final decision -- I’ve got your back.
Around these neck of the woods, I have several core beliefs:
Your time is precious and you deserve to spend it in a way that matters most to you -- with your family and friends or simply having fun -- and I’m here to help you free up your time and take the guesswork out of your mattress search.
You deserve to have access to unbiased, relevant information from a trusted source.
My goal is to ensure that my research checks all the right boxes in answering your questions, so that you can confidently make an informed decision.
You deserve to sleep on a mattress that will provide you with the optimal support, thereby allowing you to awake refreshed and rested and start your day strong.
The bottom line is this -- whatever information you need on your path to finding the perfect mattress for YOU, I’ve done all the heavy lifting for you and I’m here to help.
Hi there, my name is Sharon Picone and I am COMMITTED to helping you cut through all the confusion and hype when searching for a new mattress.
So What Led Me Down This Path?
Growing up in South Africa, I was a ballet dancer for 16 years. Being a dancer has many advantages (such as teaches discipline and proper posture), but it also has disadvantages.
Due to the continual stress placed on joints and muscles during training, dancers typically develop issues in these areas of their bodies, even years later. This fact has been my experience.
I stopped dancing more than 30 years ago, but as I’ve aged, my body has changed and I realized that I simply cannot take my health for granted.
So what does this have to do with mattresses, you may ask?
Well, I’ll tell you. It’s vital to take care of yourself, and part of a successful health routine is to get enough sleep and to ensure that your mattress provides your body with the required support.
In 2016, after a year of waking up with aches and pains every morning, I realized that it was time to bid adieu to my 16-year-old mattress. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Sharon, why in heaven’s name did you wait so long to replace your old mattress?”
Truth is, I’ve asked myself that question many times. I believe it’s because it’s human nature for us at times, to hold onto certain possessions in our lives, even when they cause us pain and don’t serve us.
My only regret is that I didn’t dispose of my old mattress sooner.
Add to this fact that from 2013 to mid-2016 (around the time I replaced my old mattress), I was also an insomniac. This was due to a combination of circumstances: The sudden passing of my father in
January 2013: A loss that I have felt most profoundly and that I can honestly state has forever changed me. The second reason, I strongly believe, I can attribute to my defunct mattress.
It is during my research and quest to find a new mattress that I realized how totally overwhelming the whole process is and I thought, “If I’m experiencing this type of overwhelm, I bet that there are so many more people who are too.”
It was in that moment that I decided to make it my mission to not only promote the importance of adequate sleep for better health and longevity, but also help you by making the process of purchasing a mattress much easier and quicker AND within a price point that is comfortable and achievable for you.
Since I’ve started sleeping on a new mattress, my quality of sleep has improved by leaps and bounds and some mornings it’s quite tempting to continue lying in bed. To be honest, the warm sandpaper kisses
I receive on my cheeks from my cat every morning helps too :)
So there you have it…In starting Sleep Metro, I look forward to sharing and experiencing this ongoing journey with you.
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Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I sincerely appreciate it...but mostly, I sincerely appreciate YOU.
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