Dealing with Race Anxiety Dreams + A Giveaway

by - Tuesday, May 01, 2012

If you've been following along with my whole triathlon journey, you may have noticed that I have not been sleeping well throughout this training cycle because I've been having major freak outs and nightmares about the race.

First there was the dream where I parked my bike at my friend's apartment and when I got back all the parts where gone except for the seat and the handle bars. It was like my bike had been to the chop shop.

More recently, I dreamed that I got to the race late and my wave has already started or that the race has decided they aren't going to use timing chips or that I can't find the tent for body marking.

I have woken up from all of these dreams in a horrible cold sweat, and have had a hard time falling back to sleep.

So sleep lately, has not been my friend.

However, when I got the opportunity through FitFluential to partner with Technogel to test out one of their amazing pillows and host a giveaway for my readers, I jumped at the opportunity.

Excited to try my new #technogel pillow! #fitfluential

I know that a pillow isn't going to banish my anxiety dreams, but I figured that maybe if I had something comfortable to snuggle into after waking up from one of my dreams, I'd drift back to sleep easier.

Pillow take two

Guys, in all seriousness, this is the best pillow I've ever slept on.

Technogel makes several different style pillows and I opted for the Classic, which is their thinnest pillow. I absolutely hate big, fluffy pillows, and tend to snag my pillows super cheap and super flat from the pillow bins at Ikea. Big, fluffy pillows are annoying and hurt my neck, but the Classic was the perfect height.

Technogel pillow
Just the right amount of fluff!

My favorite part though was the blue gel on the inside that feels slightly cool to the touch when you put your head on the pillow. I like sleeping in the cold and having that chill factor was awesome.

Sleeping on this pillow has been amazing. And lucky for me, this week the triathlon nightmares have stayed away. Sure, I know that is not a direct result of the pillow, but it's sure been a nice coincidence.

Cuddling up with my awesome #technogel pillow
Hooray for a good night's sleep!

The best part of this whole thing is that I get to share the wealth! Technogel has offered to give away one of their amazing pillows to one of you. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment answering this question:

How do you deal with bad dreams, especially anxiety dreams about races?

I'll pick a winner on Friday morning.

FitFluential LLC compensated me for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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