Tax Refund Wish List: Invest in Rest
Ugh…is it really tax season again? While the stress of Uncle Sam’s annual deadline is looming, there is one thing we can all unanimously cheer for: the joys of the tax return! So what’s your plan? Maybe a family vacation? Or splurging on the latest techie toy? We love a good wish list, and we have a suggestion that you may not have thought of. How about investing in your sleep health and wellbeing this tax season?
Use your extra funds to kick-start a spring fitness plan:
The most essential part of a good workout routine is a good nights sleep. Not only is getting the proper amount of recommended sleep and sticking to a schedule important to any health plan, but creating the perfect sleep sanctuary can be a vital first step towards finessing your fitness. Dedicating a portion of your refund to your sleep health is a plan that is sure to yield amazing returns.
Create a healthy sleep environment:
Protecting your sleep environment from allergens, dust mites and moisture is a surefire way to subdue a stuffy nose and dark eye circles. PureCare’s complete collection of mattress and pillow protectors helps you take back your bedroom from the allergens that accumulate in your sleep environment. Another good idea for investing in rest is to replace those old (dust mite infested) pillows. Here are a few awesome pillow options that feature MiteTight™ seams. Cover these in a pillow protector and kiss those morning sniffles goodbye.
Utilize technical textiles to enhance your fitness game plan:
The final step in creating a sleep environment that enhances your fitness plan is to take advantage of the amazing technical textile sleep products available today. Our PureCare Elements Premium Celliant Sheet Sets feature Celliant performance fibers, which absorb and store energy emitted by the human body and then release that energy back into the skin and deep muscle tissue. The power of Celliant technology will make those workouts worth it and help to reduce pain, heal faster and sleep better®.
A sleep shopping spree is sure to add a bounce to your step and some zzz’s to your sleep. Invest in the most valuable commodity you can – your sleep health and wellness.Read More & Comment »
How To Buy New Sheets
Whether you just bought a new mattress or are spring cleaning your sleep sanctuary, there is nothing like the feeling snuggling up to a new set of clean, crisp sheets. Understanding some of the basics about fabrics and technology will not only help you find quality sheets, but could improve your well being and sleep health overall.
First things first, where do you start? Knowing where to purchase a quality set of sheets is the first big step in building your bedroom oasis. Shopping online or at a big-box retailer means you are on your own, facing a (sometimes toppling) mountain of choices. In order to get the service you deserve from someone who has your sleep health in mind, head to a specialty sleep retailer.
Now for some myth busting. Are you ready for this? A higher thread count does not mean you are buying a higher quality sheet set. For years the thread count myth has had consumers shelling out lots of loot based on thread count alone, but this is not the only indicator of quality sheets.
So what should you actually be looking for? The key combination here is a sheet set made with premium construction and high quality fibers. Sheets made with a higher quality fiber but a lower thread count can not only feel softer, but will stand up to washing regularly as a opposed to a low quality fiber with a ridiculously high thread count.
Here’s another myth buster for you. We all know that cotton makes for high quality and durable sheets that can stand the test of time. But instead of focusing on the length (or strength) of the cotton fiber in our sheets, we’ve all been obsessed with where the cotton was grown. Egyptian cotton ring a bell? If so, you may have fallen victim to paying too much for poor quality sheets.
A long staple (long fiber) cotton is superior in strength, meaning it won’t pill or lint like a shorter fiber (regardless of where it was grown). Quality cotton sheets sets not only feel fabulous, but also have naturally added benefits like moisture wicking to boot. Some key words you will want to look for are “Long Staple”, “Pima” and “Supima”.
With the basics in mind, its time to ask what your sheets can do for you, Advances in fiber technology have allowed us to create PureCare Elements, an entire collection of sheets woven with technical textiles that can enhance your health and wellness. Take for instance our Celliant™ (Lumen) sheet sets, which aid in the reduction of minor aches and pains and make for over-all better mornings. Our SeaCell™ (Halio) sheet sets are blended with nutrient-packed seaweed fibers and natural cellulose that work together to create gentle and restorative comfort while you sleep.
Lastly, you’re going to want sheets that actually fit! There is nothing more annoying than waking up in a ball of sheets that have slipped off of your mattress. Look for sheet sets with Precision-Fit™ corners and elastic bands on the fitted sheet to ensure a crisp and steady sleep surface.
Now that you have the know-how to find the perfect set, ditch those shabby sheets and create the perfect sleep haven! Your sleep health and wellbeing will thank you.Read More & Comment »