Why Your Sleep Schedule is Suffering

May 31 2017
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You’ve worked on your wind-down and listened to all the advice on how to get your quality Zz’s, but try as you might, you just seem to not be getting the slumber you and your body needs. What if some of the truths you hold so dear about tucking-in could be what is actually sabotaging your quality sleep? Take a look at these reasons your sleep schedule could be slacking - your mornings will thank you.


1) If you consume caffeine throughout your day…
When you grab a pick-me-up to power you through your day there’s a good chance it contains some sources of caffeine. While coffee may be clutch to many, it can turn into a serious crutch. While there are some benefits to a healthy relationship with caffeine, it can negatively affect your sleep cycle.

Consider this instead…
Morning: Start the day by chomping on an apple (or other goodsugar fruits like a banana or an orange). Pair this with a protein such as yogurt or an oh-so-easy egg recipe and you have an arsenal for achievement!

Mid-morning: Stretch it out! A quick limbering of your limbs or even a walk around the block can boost not just your energy, but your positivity levels as well.

Mid-afternoon: Step away from your go-to (highly sugar saturated) treat and try something just as yummy. These alternatives provide an energy boost that outlasts a sugar rush and crushes the carb crash.

2) If you set yourself up for disruptive sleep…
Did you know that the ideal room temperature for sleep is between 60-67 degrees? Even if you’ve lowered your bedroom temps, you will wake up sweating throughout the night if you curl up within a fortress of pillows, blankets and sheets. Your body temperature needs to decrease throughout the night in order to keep your circadian cycle in rhythm. 

Consider this instead…
Utilize technical textiles like FRíO® rapid chill cooling fibers. Our clinically proven PureCare FRíO mattress and pillow protectors provide a unique tunneling effect that keeps heat from accumulating in the material surrounding the body. FRíO fibers help provide a refreshingly cooler sleep surface by dispersing body heat throughout the surface of the protector at a rate five times faster than that of regular polyester, focusing solely on heat reduction along the sleep surface.

3) If you are addicted to technology before bed…
The scroll cycle is real – and you have totally fallen into it. You figure at least you’re in bed, so what if you fall asleep to the web or tv? Keep in mind that you’re phone isn’t the one that will wake up groggy.

Consider this instead…
Distractions like blue-light emitting devices can trick our brain into thinking it is time to be awake even though you are tucked-in and tuckered out, leading to tossing and turning. Good rule of thumb: turn off your devices one hour before bedtime. Take your battle with blocking out light one step further with our PureCare two-in-one Dream Composer Sleep Shade + Scented Cool-Remedy Gel Mask with specialty light-eclipsing construction to block out visual distractions and light. We promise, the emails and apps will be there in the morning


4) If you love that snooze button…
Ah, who amongst us doesn’t love that extra 10 minutes or so of snooze-time. So you set that clock a little earlier than needed so you know you can pound that pillow a little more. Just a little sleep satisfaction, right? No so fast.

Consider this instead…
Your body naturally starts waking about two hours prior to rising, so slamming the snooze makes your body think “false alarm!” When that snooze alarm comes inevitably back around, you have set yourself up for groggy and fuzzy-headed mayhem. Bottom line, those extra half-awake snooze minutes aren’t quality sleep, and can leave you feeling out of whack for the day to come.


5) If you haven’t updated your sleep sanctuary…
You curl up to your favorite pillow…the same pillow that’s been with you since, well, forever. Sure you have to slap it in place a bit, but it’s YOUR pillow. Same goes for those sheets you got on sale ages ago. They’re fading, but they’re just sheets, right? 

Consider this instead…
The truth is that pillows are designed to last about two years. TWO years?! Yes, two years. And sheets typically carry a warranty of 1 year. After that the supportive materials and fibers start to break down from the repeated use, skin cells, sweat and drool which has accumulated in your sleep surfaces. Clean, supportive pillows and fresh sheets provide a sleep surface that leads to quality Zz’s.

Breathe new life into your bedroom and start fresh for the season. We suggest our PureCare Body Chemistry Hybrid pillows. Designed with your body in mind, the entire collection features clinically tested Celliant® fibers that absorb energy emitted by the human body and recycle it back into the body, providing additional wellness benefits beyond perfect support. Our PureCare Premium Modal sheets feature a unique blend of long staple cotton ecologically blended Modal® fibers for a smooth, soft-to-the-touch comfort.


It’s time to wake up refreshed. Which tip will be your first step toward your best sleep yet? Do you have a tip you’d like to share? Comment below or share on our Facebook page.