Summer Sleep Travel Guide
The sun and fun of long summer days bring family vacations, summer camp, and extended weekend getaways. You’ve planned to a T and packed everything but the kitchen sink, but have you thought about how your sleep schedule will factor in? Our tips will keep your Zz’s on track through any excursion you have planned.
Ahh...being close to nature has its benefits but can also have its fair share of drawbacks when it comes to sleep. Appreciate the starry skies and fresh air all night long with these tips for camping sleep success:
- Sleeping Bag & Sleep Pads
Sleeping soundly starts with having the right gear and comfort. Be sure your sleeping bag is appropriate for the climate you’re venturing to. Sweating your way to sleep isn’t an option.
- Pillows Are Key
A comfy pillow will make all the difference after a long day of hiking, but technical textile-infused pillows can provide wellness benefits beyond comfort alone. The Celliant fibers infused into the covers of our Body Chemistry pillows help to promote restful sleep and faster recovery from physical activity.
- Noise Control
Chirp, chirp! The sounds of nature are wonderful—unless you are trying to sleep. Ear plugs provide a cheap and easy solution. Glamping alternative? Get a white noise machine that is battery operated—it will drown out the sounds you may not be accustomed to, providing a much better sleep environment for you to lay your head.
On the plus side, someone else made your hotel bed this morning. On the dark side, someone else slept in your hotel bed last night. Just a little pre-planning can take the ick out of this sleep situation.
- If you’ve got room…
Hotel pillows have never been known for their comfort, so if you’ve got some room, pack your new PureCare SUB-0º SoftCell® Chill Hybrid Pillow. Our patented SoftCell design features individual pockets filled with our exclusive designer down alternative for consistent support and cloud-like comfort wrapped in a cooling fiber cover.
- If space is tight…
Beyond the flat discomfort of standard hotel pillows, you seriously don’t even want to think about how many heads have been on that bed. The truth is there are a lot of microscopic squatters in hotel linens and pillows. If space is tight (too many shoes?), don’t leave home without a PureCare pillow protector to keep the ick of hotel pillows (allergens, dust mites, bed bugs, and moisture) from affecting your sleep.
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Tips to Make Your (Sleep) Resolutions Stick
It’s that time of year again…resolution season. If your plans for a healthier 2017 already seem to be taking a back seat, don’t be discouraged! We’re here to help take the stress out of the resolution slip and coach you toward healthier sleep one vitamin Z at a time! Take a look at our resolution-restoring tips that prove that quality sleep should be at the top of your list:
1. Sleep Your Way Toward Your Fitness Goals
If banking hours on the gym mat made its way to your resolutions list, don’t forget that your new regimen requires a healthy night’s rest. Already coming up with excuses to excuse yourself from the elliptical? Sleep on it! Research shows that a better night’s rest is what the doctor ordered for the motivation your mind and body need. The more sleep you get, the more you are inclined to sweat it out come tomorrow.
TIP: For some added arsenal in your healthy agenda, check out our technical textile-packed PureCare Celliant mattress and pillow protectors. Clinically tested Celliant® fibers absorb energy emitted by the human body and recycle it back into the body, promoting faster recovery time from physical activity.
2. Sleep Your Way to Healthier (Eating) Habits
If you committed to more veggies and no sugar but just finished your late night snack, you aren’t alone. You might be surprised to learn that sleep and eating habits have a symbiotic—the less quality and attention you give to one, the more the other suffers. A body that isn’t getting the healthy sleep it needs starts out the day at a disadvantage, leaving us to crave high-fat and quick energy foods. How many times have you put off cooking a balanced dinner because you are too tired? Do yourself (and your healthy goals) a favor by factoring in the doctor recommended 7-8 hours of quality rest a healthy body requires!
TIP: For the java junkies that swore off that cup o’ joe in favor of healthier solutions for the new season, here are some great alternatives to ease your transition.
3. Sleep Your Way to Restoration
Not only does quality sleep affect how we face the day, but it is key to the rejuvenating process of skin and tissue repair. Sleep is the down time your body needs to rebuild, restore, and refresh. At the very least, better sleep even helps to alleviate the ailments of under eye bags and wrinkles.
TIP: Our premium PureCare Elements Halio sheets feature SeaCell™ fibers packed with the natural antioxidants found in seaweed. These fibers help to nourish the body while reducing inflammation and introduce nutrients that revitalize and protect skin while you slumber.
4. Rest Your Way to (Career) Success
Our decision-making, memory skills, and sociability are all linked to our quality of slumber. Whether striving for serious career goals or battling the demands of the day-to-day, it is vital that you get the best night’s rest to equip your mind and body with the energy it needs to rally your routine! And for those that believe getting less than the recommended 7-8 hours of nightly Zz’s is enough, imagine the potential productivity possibilities that you can achieve by powering down just a few hours earlier?
TIP: Eliminate electronics from the last hour of your nightly routine. This method of winding down has been tested and proven to help restless sleepers when implemented on a regular basis.
We can all agree that the seasonal resolution slip happens, but with the power of healthy sleep in your wheelhouse this New Year, your health and wellness goals are more attainable then you think.Read More & Comment »