1, 2, 3, Clean!

April 24, 2015

Goodbye dust and germs! Cleaning the bedroom may not be your favorite chore, but creating the right sleep environment is important for a good night’s sleep. Keeping your bedroom free from clutter and dust can help you fall, and stay, asleep.

Here are 10 tips for a cleaner bedroom!

1- Clean as you go:  Instead of one day full of cleaning, clean as you go. Cleaning a little bit each day can keep your bedroom environment continuously clean and help you fall asleep each night. Designate one day each month for a deep clean to tackle bigger cleaning projects.

2- Set a timer:  Knowing you have to clean for hours on end can make it hard to even get started! Set a timer for ten minutes each day and see how much you can get done in that time frame. Racing against the clock will motivate you to clean as much as you can.

3- Dust:  Dusting is a simple task that can make a big impact! It’s important to dust regularly to rid your bedroom of allergens that could impact your sleep. Focus on furniture, windowsills, and baseboards for a quick, and effective, clean!

4- Deep clean carpets:  Freshly cleaned carpets can make your bedroom feel brand new. A deep carpet clean once a month will keep your carpet in good shape. Research the best method for your carpet type.

5- Wash sheets regularly:  Regularly washing sheets removes the moisture, dirt, sweat, and skin cells that linger. Clean, crisp sheets will also make your bed feel more luxurious. Get your sheets washed on a schedule by designating the same day each week to wash them.

6- Throw away garbage; organize clutter:  Do you have a pile of receipts on your dresser or loose change on top of your nightstand? Throw away garbage and organize loose odds and ends to keep your bedroom free from clutter.

7- Clean up clothes:  Get into a routine of putting clothing in its place. It will be easier to find a particular item and will prevent clothing from piling up on your floor, bed, or other furniture. Putting clean laundry away helps clothes to stay fresh and in good condition.

8- Open windows:  When the weather is suitable, open the windows to let in fresh air! A fresh breeze will refresh your bedroom and clean out the stale air. Try opening the window for a few minutes while you tidy up each day.

9- Keep shoes out of the bedroom:  Prevent germs and dirt from entering your bedroom by keeping shoes in the closet and only putting them on put when you are walking out the front door.  For an even cleaner room, only keep shoes by your front door and completely out of the bedroom.

10- Shake out small rugs and vacuum:  Keep floor space clean by shaking out small rugs and vacuuming to pick up loose dirt, dust, and allergens.

Remember, a little bit of cleaning each day can add up to create a clean bedroom environment perfect for a great night of sleep!

Sleep Monitoring Apps

March 19, 2015

What’s your quality of sleep? Good? Bad? If you’re unsure, you can use an app to track your sleep behavior! This information can help you see what is causing your sleep disturbances and find solutions to get a great night of sleep.

There is a mix of good sleep behaviors that make up a great night of sleep.  In addition to the right sleep environment and mattress, sleep monitoring apps can help you get a great night of sleep by understanding what really goes on during your sleep cycles.

Sleep monitoring appsThere are a variety of apps that monitor sleep patterns. When selecting an app, you should consider what you hope to find out. Many apps offer information on muscle movement, sleep duration, time of disturbances, and an alarm clock.  If you need help falling asleep, many apps offer soothing sounds that can help you drift off into peaceful rest.

Here are a four sleep tracking apps to help you understand your sleep habits.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock – Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock analyzes and graphs your sleep quality plus wakes you up at your lightest sleep with a soothing tone. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock also monitors you movement to determine what sleep phase you’re in. Simply download the app to your smartphone and place it under your pillow.

Beddit – Beddit measures your heart rate, respiration, sleep cycles, and sleep time and includes a smart alarm to wake you up. Even nighttime events such as leaving the bed and snoring are tracked with Beddit.  Every morning, you’ll receive a Sleep Score along with personalized tips to improve your quality of sleep. To use Beddit, you need to download the app to your smartphone and purchase a separate sensor that is placed under your bed sheet.

SleepBot – SleepBot tracks your nighttime movement and shows pattern changes and long-term trends. SleepBot goes beyond tracking your movements by also tracking sound levels that could contribute to your sleep disturbance. You can even set a reminder to go to sleep and an alarm will wake you up at the right time in the morning. SleepBot provides tips and recommendations to help you get a great night of sleep.

Sleep Time – Sleep Time shows your sleep cycle analysis in a monthly and week graph to help you track sleep patterns over time. The app analyzes movement while sleeping and learns to wake you up at the perfect moment of lightest sleep. Or you can use the app to set an alarm in the morning to wake up on your own schedule. After waking up, the app’s heart rate integration detects your pulse. Sleep Time can also be used to help you fall asleep thanks to the app’s soothing sounds. To use Sleep Time, simply download the app and place your smartphone in your bed.

While these sleep apps may help you get an idea of how well you are sleeping, they are not proven to provide a full analysis of your sleep behavior. Remember that a good bedroom environment plays an important role in your quality of sleep.

In With the New Year!

December 19, 2014

Is your bedroom ready for 2015? Freshen things up and bring in the New Year with a Serta mattress set of your choice!

From December 19, 2014, through December 31, 2014, Serta is giving fans the chance to update their outdated and uncomfortable bedrooms and welcome the New Year in comfort! From a cozy fleece blanket to a brand new mattress, Serta wants fans to get a great night of sleep in 2015.

To enter, participants are required to fill out the entry form on Serta’s Facebook Page. One winner will be randomly selected each day to receive a cozy Serta Sleep to Go® Luxury Fleece Blanket and be entered to win the grand prize!

On New Year’s Day, one winner will be randomly selected to receive a brand new Serta mattress set of their choice to start the New Year off with a great night of sleep!

The sweepstakes will run from December 19, 2014, through December 31, 2014, exclusively on Serta’s Facebook page, where additional details and Official Rules can be found.

Get Fit, Sleep Right

October 15, 2014

Woman Running

At lunch your friend shares the latest exercise trend. You read an article in the newspaper about keeping your heart healthy. Talk show hosts encourage you to make lifestyle changes by taking the stairs and going for walks. But after changing your habits and exercising more, you don’t feel any different. Often, an overlooked factor in health and weight loss is sleep.

 

Sleep has been proven to play an important role in a body’s health. Studies have shown that the quantity and quality of your sleep is related to health problems such as weight gain, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes.

 

Did you know?

  • Receiving less than the recommended amount of sleep affects growth hormone secretion that is linked to obesity. The chance of weight gain increases as the amount of hormone secretion decreases.

     

  • During the sleep cycle, blood pressure usually falls. With interrupted sleep, it affects the decline which can lead to hypertension and cardiovascular problems.

     

  • Insufficient sleep can hinder the body’s ability to use insulin. This can lead to the onset of diabetes.

Not only does sleep affect your overall health, but the reverse is true as well – an active lifestyle can help with a better night of sleep. Sleep and a healthy lifestyle go hand-in-hand for positive well-being.

 

For example, staying active gives you energy throughout the day and speeds up metabolism. When it’s time for sleep, your body will be ready for rest. Studies have shown that activity during the day allows your body to sleep continuously at night. If you are feeling stressed, exercise can reduce stress, in return allowing you to fall asleep easier.

 

To get the most out of your exercise’s effect on sleep, be sure to exercise at least three hours before bed. Cooler body temperatures help with sleep onset and it can take as long as 6 hours for your body temperature to drop after a workout. If you weren’t able to fit a rigorous exercise into your day, stretches or a few yoga exercises can help regulate breathing and relax your muscles before bed.

 

Sleep and exercise work together for a healthy body. A great night of sleep should be part of any exercise program. Get inspired to incorporate exercise into your daily routine with ideas from our Get Fit, Sleep Right Pinterest board. If it’s time for a new mattress to help you start sleeping better, try Serta’ Mattress Selector Quiz now!

 

Serta Comforts Our Heroes

September 15, 2014

Serta Comforts Our Heroes

What happens to military families while their loved one is receiving treatment? Thanks to Fisher House Foundation, military families can receive housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury for no cost. Fisher House Foundation makes it possible for military and veterans’ families to be comfortable while a loved one is receiving treatment.

To bring the comfort of Serta to Fisher House guests, Serta wants to donate 2,500 nights of good sleep to Fisher Houses across the country. But we can’t do it alone! Share a photo of what comforts you on Twitter with the hashtags #SertaComforts and #sweeps. For every qualified entry, we will donate one night’s stay at Fisher House locations across the country up to 2,500 nights paid for by Serta!

To thank you for giving back to the Fisher House, Serta will give away two iComfort® pillows to one randomly selected winner each week!

Share you photo and help Serta Comfort Our Heroes today! Learn more about Fisher House Foundation.

SERTA COMFORTS OUR HEROES SWEEPSTAKES – Official Rules

 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  The Serta Comforts Our Heroes Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10:00 a.m. CDT on September 15, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 11, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

SPONSOR: Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc.  All inquiries, questions, comments, or complaints should be directed to Sponsor, not Twitter, Inc.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prizes (described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ELIGIBILITY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), who are the age of majority or older are eligible to enter, except (i) employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address; or (ii) individuals who entered a promotion sponsored by Sponsor and received a promotion prize valued at $600 or more during the period of September 15, 2013 through September 14, 2014.

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period share a photo showing “what comforts you” on Twitter.  To be considered a qualified entry, entrants must be following @SertaMattress, and must also include the hashtags: #SertaComforts and #sweeps. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, mutilated, late or misdirected entries.

Limit one entry per person per day. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. Attempts by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple Twitter accounts may result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account submitted at the time of the entry.

For each entry, up to the first 2,500 entries, Serta will donate one night’s stay at the Fisher House.

Entries (i) must be the original and sole creation of the submitting entrant, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to the copyright in any Entry, must be owned solely by the submitting entrant;  (ii) may not have been submitted in any other competition, (iii) may not have been published; (iv) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademark, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray or depict any person, product or entity in a false light; (v) may not violate any law, rule or regulation; (vi) may not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; and (vii) may not contain inappropriate content, for example but not limited to, profanity, defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic groups, threats to any person, place, business, or group.  Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Entry complies with all of those conditions. Any non-complying Entry will subject the entrant to disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIZES AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES.

Eight (8) Prizes:  Each Prize winner (“Winner”) will receive two (2) iComfort Scrunch pillows.  The approximate retail value (ARV) of each Weekly Prize is $158.

ARV of all prizes is $1,264.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  Each day Sponsor will randomly a select winner in a random drawing consisting of all qualified entries from the previous calendar day.   The drawing will be conducted as follows.

Weekly Prize Winner Selection:  One Weekly Prize winner will be selected, from among all eligible entries received the respective drawing period, in a random drawing (each a “Drawing”) to be held on the dates set forth below (each a “Drawing Date”).  The drawings will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judges of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Non-winning entries will not be carried over into subsequent Weekly Prize Drawings.

Drawing Period Start Date/Time End Date/Time Approximate Drawing Date
1 9/15/14; 10:00:00 a.m. CDT 9/21/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 9/23/14
2 9/22/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 9/28/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 9/30/14
3 9/29/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 10/5/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 10/7/14
4 10/6/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 10/12/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 10/14/14
5 10/13/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 10/19/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 10/21/14
6 10/20/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 10/26/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 10/28/14
7 10/27/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 11/2/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CST 11/4/14
8 11/3/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CST 11/11/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CST 11/13/14

Winners will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after each day’s drawing and will asked to provide his her full name, shipping address, phone number and email address. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @SertaMattress on Twitter and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”

If a Winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected.   Delivery of the prizes will be coordinated with each Winner by the Sponsor.

In addition to the above, in the event a Canadian resident is a Winner, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance a time-limited testing question administered by email or telephone.  Failure of a Canadian potential winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted will result in a disqualification. In the event a Canadian Winner is disqualified no alternate winner will be selected.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ODDS OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received from all entry methods.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.  Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any  participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim  punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or  otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

OTHER.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.  CAUTION:  Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

GENERAL. Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission and a license to use entrant’s submission in tweets, in advertising and on web sites including Sponsor’s website and third-party social media websites; and (ii) entry constitutes permission to use each Winner’s name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation.  By participating and winning a prize, Winners release Twitter, Inc., Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the Sweepstakes, subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.   Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Winners.  For Winners’ names, available after November 30, 2014, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc.,  2600 Forbs Avenue,  Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta Comforts Our Heroes Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than December 15, 2014.

Coupling Up for Sleep

August 23, 2014

He snores. She’s too cold. He steals the covers. She needs noise to fall asleep.

Couple Sharing Bed


Often when couples fall in love, they also fall out of their sleep habits. Sleeping in the same bed can cause problems for many happy couples, leading them to a poor night of sleep and poor attitudes.


Every person has sleep habits needed to fall and stay asleep. Ironically, one person’s sleep habits are often the opposite of their partner’s. Before making the move to separate bedrooms, learn how to compromise for a great night of sleep – together.


The first step is to determine your sleep needs. Write down your ideal sleep environment – cooler temperature, complete darkness, no noise – and share your needs with your partner. Talk out how you can accommodate each other’s sleep needs and find solutions to any known issues. Like all other aspects of a relationship, the key is communication. Your partner may not know their sleep habits result in your inability to fall asleep.


Noise Control: If your partner enjoys listening to music before falling asleep, headphones are great solution for both parties.


Bright Lights: Reading a book before dozing off is a typical nighttime routine. If the light bothers your partner, use a nightstand light or book lamp instead of an overhead light.


Tossing and Turning: Rolling around, tossing, and turning can easily wake up your partner. If this is happening to you, it may be time for a new mattress.  Serta offers a variety of mattresses with featured designed to help reduce tossing and turning AND partner disturbance.  Shop our selection now. 


Lack of Space: A larger bed may be the solution if blanket stealing, kicking, or rolling is occurring in your bed. These common side effects of a too-small mattress can disrupt your sleep.


Night Owls: Does your night owl partner prevent you from falling asleep? Stagger your bedtimes and then have them join you after you are in a deep sleep.


Temperature Control: A hot issue for many couples is temperature control. For those who find themselves on the chilly side, double fold the blanket on one side or use additional blankets.


Snorers: While it may seem like a common problem, snoring can be an actual health concern. See physicians if snoring is frequent and pauses are noted. If your snoring is not a serious health condition, sprays or nasal strips can help reduce snoring.

Remember, like anything else in a relationship creating a sleep environment that works for a couple is about teamwork and compromise. Be patient and accommodating – change won’t happen overnight.

Get #ComfortableWithThat in a Snap

May 15, 2014

Do you have your camera ready? This Memorial Day, Serta wants to see how comfortable you feel on the all-new iComfort® or iSeries® mattress. Test an iComfort or iSeries mattress, snap a selfie, and tell us you’re #ComfortableWithThat for a chance to win!

Post a Photo to Win!

Snap a selfie and enter to win!It’s a snap to enter! Just visit a local retailer and show us your best selfie while trying out the all-new iComfort or iSeries mattress. Then tweet your photo or post it to Instagram. We’re giving away one iComfort® Pillow per day to a lucky winner from May 17, 2014, through May 30, 2014.

To enter, share your iComfort or iSeries mattress selfie on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ComfortableWithThat and #SertaSweeps, plus the name and location of your local retailer (e.g., “I’m #ComfortableWithThat at American Mattress in Chicago. #SertaSweeps”).

Each day, Serta will randomly select a winner from qualified entries from the previous day. One winner per day will receive a Serta iComfort® Scrunch Pillow™. Participants must follow Serta on their platform of entry, either Twitter or Instagram, and their profile must be set to public.

The sweepstakes will run from 8:00 am CT May 17, 2014, through 11:59 pm CT May 30, 2014, exclusively on Twitter and Instagram.

The sweepstakes is inspired by Serta’s new campaign for iComfort called “Always Comfortable”.  Participants are encouraged to visit Serta’s YouTube Channel to see the new videos which include television commercials and testimonial films.

 

SERTA #COMFORTABLEWITHTHAT SELFIE SWEEPSTAKES

 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  The Serta #ComfortableWithThat Selfie Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 a.m. CDT on May 17, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 30, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Closing Date”).

SPONSOR: Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (“Sponsor”).

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prizes (described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ELIGIBILITY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), who are the age of majority or older are eligible to enter, except (i) employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address; or (ii) individuals who entered a promotion sponsored by Sponsor and received a promotion prize valued at $600 or more during the period of May 17, 2013 through May 16, 2014.

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes: (a) become a follower of @SertaMattresses on Twitter and/or Instagram; (b) visit a participating Serta iComfort or iSeries retail location (see www.serta.com for participating retailers); (c) snap a “selfie” showing you testing an iComfort or iSeries mattress during the Sweepstakes Period; and (d) share the selfie via Twitter or Instagram.  Your shared post must include the photo, the name and city of the iComfort/iSeries retail location, the @SertaMattresses address, and the  #ComfortableWithThat and #SertaSweeps hashtags (“Entry”).  Failure to include all required information may result in disqualification.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, mutilated, late or misdirected entries. Limit one entry per person. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. Attempts by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts may result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter/Instagram account submitted at the time of the entry.

Entries may only be submitted during the Sweepstakes Period.  The Sweepstakes computer, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Any Entries received after the  Sweepstakes Closing Date will not be eligible to win.

Entries (i) must be the original and sole creation of the submitting entrant, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to the copyright in any Entry, must be owned solely by the submitting entrant;  (ii) may not have been submitted in any other competition, (iii) may not have been published; (iv) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademark, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray or depict any person, product or entity in a false light; (v) may not violate any law, rule or regulation; (vi) may not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; and (vii) may not contain inappropriate content, for example but not limited to, profanity, defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic groups, threats to any person, place, business, or group.  Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Entry complies with all of those conditions. Any non-complying Entry will subject the entrant to disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIZES AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES. Fourteen (14) Daily Prizes:  Each Prize winner (“Winner”) will receive one (1) Serta iComfort Scrunch Pillow.  The approximate retail value (ARV) of each Daily Prize is $79.  ARV of all prizes is $1,106.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

LIMITATIONS ON PRIZES.  One prize per entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizes in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ALL AND ANY LIABILITY FOR THE ACTUAL PROVISION, QUALITY OR NATURE OF ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ACCEPTED BY THE WINNERS.

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.   Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Contest and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

PRIVACY.  You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter.  Information collected from online entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.serta.com/privacy-policy.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  One Daily Prize winner will be selected, from among all eligible entries received the previous day, in a random drawing (each a “Drawing”) to be held on the dates set forth below (each a “Drawing Date”).  The drawings will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judges of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Non-winning entries will be carried over into subsequent Daily Prize drawings.

 

Drawing Entry Start Date/Time Entry End Date/Time Approximate Drawing Date
1 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/17/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/19/2014
2 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/18/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/19/2014
3 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/19/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/20/2014
4 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/20/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/21/2014
5 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/21/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/22/2014
6 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/22/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/23/2014
7 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/23/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/27/2014
8 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/24/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/27/2014
9 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/25/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/27/2014
10 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/26/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/27/2014
11 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/27/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/28/2014
12 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/28/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/29/2014
13 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/29/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 5/30/2014
14 5/17/2014; 8:00 a.m. CDT 5/30/2014; 11:59 p.m. CDT 6/1/2014

Winners will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after each day’s drawing and will asked to provide his/her full name, shipping address, phone number and email address. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @SertaMattress on Twitter and/or Instagram and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”

If a Winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected.   Delivery of the prizes will be coordinated with each Winner by the Sponsor.

In addition to the above, in the event a Canadian resident is a Winner, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance a time-limited testing question administered by email or telephone.  Failure of a Canadian potential winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted will result in a disqualification. In the event a Canadian Winner is disqualified no alternate winner will be selected.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ODDS OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received from all entry methods.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.  Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any  participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim  punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or  otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

OTHER.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.  CAUTION:  Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

GENERAL. Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission and a license to use entrant’s submission in tweets, in advertising and on web sites including Sponsor’s website and third-party social media websites; and (ii) entry constitutes permission to use each Winner’s name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation.  By participating and winning a prize, Winners release Twitter, Inc., Instagram, LLC, Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the Sweepstakes, subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.   Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Winners.  For Winners’ names, available after June 5, 2014, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta #ComfortableWithThat Selfie Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than July 15, 2014.

 

Which Counting Sheep Are You?

April 10, 2014

Sheep Like Me Sweepstakes

Do you speak multiple languages? Are you a fan of war movies and westerns? Do you believe in ghosts? Each of the Serta Counting Sheep has a unique personality…just like you! Which sheep is most like you? We want to know!

Tweet and win!

Send a tweet telling us which Counting Sheep is most like you and why and you’ll be entered to win a collectible Serta Counting Sheep plush toy! We’re giving away 15 collectible Serta Counting Sheep plush toys to one lucky winner each day for 15 days.

To enter, tweet which Counting Sheep you are most like and why followed by the hashtag #SheepLikeMe. For example, a qualified tweet might say: Serta Sheep #9 because I love practical jokes #SheepLikeMe.

Each day, Serta will randomly select a winner from qualified entries from the previous day. Participants must follow @SertaMattresses on Twitter in order to enter. One winner per day will receive a collectible Serta Counting Sheep plush toy!

Learn more about each of the Counting Sheep’s personalities, interests and hobbies here. Then, tweet your answer to be entered to win!

The sweepstakes will run from April 11, 2014, through April 25, 2014, exclusively on Twitter.

 

Official Rules 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  The Serta Sheep Like Me Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 2:00 p.m. CDT on April 11, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 25, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

SPONSOR: Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc.  All inquiries, questions, comments, or complaints should be directed to Sponsor, not Twitter, Inc.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prizes (described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ELIGIBILITY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), who are the age of majority or older are eligible to enter, except (i) employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address; or (ii) individuals who entered a promotion sponsored by Sponsor and received a promotion prize valued at $600 or more during the period of April 11, 2013 through April 10, 2014.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period tweet which Counting Sleep you are most like and why.  To be considered a qualified entry, entrants must be following @SertaMattress, and must also include the hashtag #SheepLikeMe. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, mutilated, late or misdirected entries.

Limit one entry per person per day. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. Attempts by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple Twitter accounts may result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account submitted at the time of the entry.

PRIZES AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZES.

Fifteen (15) Daily Prizes:  Each Prize winner (“Winner”) will receive one (1) Serta Counting Sheep Plushie.  The approximate retail value (ARV) of the First Prize is $4.25.

ARV of all prizes is $64.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  Each day Sponsor will randomly a select winner in a random drawing consisting of all qualified entries from the previous calendar day.   The drawing will be conducted as follows.

Daily Prize Winner Selection:  One Daily Prize winner will be selected, from among all eligible entries received the previous day, in a random drawing (each a “Drawing”) to be held on the dates set forth below (each a “Drawing Date”).  The drawings will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judges of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Non-winning entries will not be carried over into subsequent Daily Prize drawings.

 

Drawing Start Date/Time End Date/Time Drawing Date
1 4/11/14; 2:00:00 p.m. CDT 4/11/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/14/14
2 4/12/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/12/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/14/14
3 4/13/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/13/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/14/14
4 4/14/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/14/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/15/14
5 4/15/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/15/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/16/14
6 4/16/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/16/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/17/14
7 4/17/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/17/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/18/14
8 4/18/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/18/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/21/14
9 4/19/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/19/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/21/14
10 4/20/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/20/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/21/14
11 4/21/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/21/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/22/14
12 4/22/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/22/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/23/14
13 4/23/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/23/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/24/14
14 4/24/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/24/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/25/14
15 4/25/14; 12:00:00 a.m. CDT 4/25/14; 11:59:59 p.m. CDT 4/28/14

Winners will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after each day’s drawing and will asked to provide his her full name, shipping address, phone number and email address. In order to receive a direct message from Sponsor, you must (a) be following @SertaMattress on Twitter and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”

If a Winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected.   Delivery of the prizes will be coordinated with each Winner by the Sponsor.

In addition to the above, in the event a Canadian resident is a Winner, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance a time-limited testing question administered by email or telephone.  Failure of a Canadian potential winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted will result in a disqualification. In the event a Canadian Winner is disqualified no alternate winner will be selected.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ODDS OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received from all entry methods.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.  Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any  participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim  punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or  otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

 

OTHER.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.  CAUTION:  Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

GENERAL. Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission and a license to use entrant’s submission in tweets, in advertising and on web sites including Sponsor’s website and third-party social media websites; and (ii) entry constitutes permission to use each Winner’s name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation.  By participating and winning a prize, Winners release Twitter, Inc., Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the Sweepstakes, subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.   Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Winners.  For Winners’ names, available after May 31, 2014, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta Sheep Like Me Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than June 15, 2014.

It’s Time for a Wellness Reboot

April 7, 2014

Wellness Reboot for Spring

Ahh spring…fresh air, longer days, and the motivation to start anew. This spring, Serta encourages you to start living a healthier, better life. Looking to get a Wellness Reboot? Start here:

  1. Get active. Easier said than done. It can be difficult to find the motivation to get moving, but with warmer weather and more hours of daylight, it’s the best time of the year to get into the habit of exercise. Start with something small like a walk during your lunch break or in the evening. You’ll find the fresh air does your mind good, and you’ll sleep better at night too.
  2. Bring in the freshness. Incorporate fresh and natural scents into your home, particularly into your bedroom. Opening the windows is the easiest way to let in fresh air. Keep a window open during the day or during a cool evening to let in a burst of sweet spring scents like new grass or blooming trees. Try adding a bouquet of fresh flowers to a nightstand or dresser in your bedroom to add color in addition to fragrance. If strong scents and allergies bother you, use essential oils to add fragrance. Mix fragrant oils with water in a spray bottle and spritz the scent into the air or on linens.
  3. Eat right. It’s best to finish eating at least two to three hours before bedtime. Refrain from eating heavy meals before bed to avoid a disruptive sleep due to upset stomach or indigestion. Instead, eat a full, healthy breakfast to help steer your eating habits in the right direction throughout the day. Try a breakfast of oatmeal with fruit or create a smoothie loaded with vegetables.
  4. Evaluate your room. Keeping your bedroom at a cool temperature is especially important during warmer months. Now is the time to invest in a new ceiling fan or air conditioner to establish the right conditions you need for sleep. Removing distractions, such as television and noise, will allow you to get a peaceful night of sleep. Don’t forget a comfortable mattress and bedding! Not only will the proper mattress give you the support you need, but it will be free of allergens that might affect your sleep quality.

Remember, there’s no better time for a Wellness Reboot than right now. How are you kick-starting your wellness this spring? For more ways to Spring into Sleep, visit our latest Pinterest board.

Spring Ready Bedroom

March 24, 2014

bedroom with fresh flowers

It’s been five months and now we can say it; spring is here!

Your mind may be ready for spring, but is your bedroom? Get your bedroom ready for spring with these ideas:

  1. Get Going on Spring Cleaning — Start fresh by cleaning the areas of your bedroom you normally may skip. Start with your closet and donate clothes you no longer wear. Remember to switch out your winter clothing and while you’re there, reorganize it so you can find everything you need. Dust areas you typically might skip over like lamp shades and headboards or footboards. Swap out flannel linens with light, breathable cottons and pack away those heavy blankets.
  2. Rotate Your Mattress — Get the most out of your mattress by rotating it seasonally or as needed.  Mattress foams and fibers will experience normal wear over time. Rotating helps keep your mattress feeling like new! While rotating it, vacuum your mattress to keep it clean, and wash your mattress protector or purchase a new one.
  3. Cool Down As It Heats Up — To get the best night of sleep in warmer months, try replacing your linens with lighter, more breathable fabrics. Set-up a bedside fan if you find you need a constant flow of air. Don’t be afraid to kick out the kids or pets, and make sure you have enough space from your partner. Added body heat is sure to make you sleep warmer.
  4. Bring the Living In — Spruce up your bedroom with fresh flowers, or add a plant to breathe new life into your room.

Put these ideas into practice and your bedroom will be ready for spring and feeling happy!

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