In today’s technology-savvy world, it’s normal to fall asleep with the television on while your phone charges next to you. But did you know that electronic devices are a leading cause of poor sleep habits among parents and children?
The National Sleep Foundation 2014 Sleep in America ® Poll discovered that sleep quality diminished if electronics are left on overnight. People are more susceptible to having trouble falling asleep due to the bright light and are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night.
According to the poll, of the 48% of parents who report they sometimes leave one or more “active” electronic devices – tablet or smartphone, laptop or desktop computer, and/or video game – on after falling asleep, 57% say their child does the same.
To get the best rest possible, Serta challenges you to take the Give It a Rest Pledge!
Pledge to give your electronics a rest before bed and improve your sleep habits.
I pledge to turn off my television or computer at least two hours before going to sleep.
I will silence my phone while sleeping and remove it from my quiet space.
I will encourage others to take the Give It a Rest Pledge and improve their sleep habits.
I will set an example for my children to put down the electronics before bed.
No matter how many obstacles I face, I will continue to work diligently on my journey to improve my sleep habits.
The sweepstakes will run from March 7, 2014, through March 21, 2014, exclusively on Serta’s Facebook page, where additional details and Official Rules can be found.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Serta Give It a Rest Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Serta, Inc., 2600 Forbs Ave., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. The Sweepstakes begins at 10 a.m. CST on 3/7/14, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on 3/21/14. The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who, at the time of entry, are 18 years or older and legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Odds of being selected for a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries. Limit one entry per person. Approximate Retail Value of all prizes is $2,898. For Official Rules visit http://bit.ly/Nx4yvL.
We all know that sleep and exercise are needed for a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that the more exercise you get, the better you sleep?
The National Sleep Foundation 2013 Poll found a significant correlation between exercise and sleep, highlighting that those who exercise more often have a better sleep than those who don’t work out. Other findings included:
Vigorous exercisers have the best sleep at night and are least likely to report sleep problems.
Less time sitting is associated with better sleep and health.
Exercise at any time of day appears to be good for sleep.
Non-exercisers are the sleepiest and have the highest risk for sleep apnea.
In order to get the best night’s sleep and improve your overall health, Serta challenges you to join the movement and have a fit 2013.
Take the Serta Fitness Challenge Pledge and make a commitment to improve your health.
I pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle by increasing my daily physical activity and getting a good night’s sleep.
I will challenge myself with vigorous to moderate exercise and experiment with new activities.
I will spend less time sitting and take short walks when I am not exercising.
No matter how many obstacles I face, I will continue to work diligently on my journey to improve my health and fitness.
Sign up for the pledge and one lucky winner will receive a Serta Perfect Sleeper Whitley’s Bluff mattress set (size and comfort of winners choice) and a $500 Serta Fitness Gift Pack!
Have you ever stayed at a high-quality hotel and slept a million times better than you ever have at home? Sure, the fancy linens and super comfy pillows help, but for many it’s the hotel mattress that does the trick.
We hear from customers here at Serta every day that fall in love with the Serta hotel mattress they recently slept on while traveling. Many tell us that it was the hotel experience that prompted them to consider replacing an old, worn out mattress. (After all, there is no better way to test a new mattress than to actually sleep on it!) Others tell us that the hotel mattress was simply more comfortable than what they had at home. So….what is it about these hotel mattresses that makes them so comfortable?
Made Exclusively for our Fine Hotel Partners: Serta’s hotel mattresses are designed specifically for our hotel partners, using a combination of features that we use exclusively for this program.
Advanced Comfort and Support Features: Our hotel partners want their guests to experience a great night’s sleep. That’s why every Serta hotel mattresses uses advanced comfort and support features such as Serta’s KoolComfort Memory Foam and our Continuous Support innerspring.
Built to Last: Like all Serta products, our hotel mattresses are built to stand the test of time, for years of lasting comfort and support.
Double-Sided: The unique double-sided construction allows for an easy flip rotation and increased sleep surface.
Now, you can bring the hotel experience home with Serta’s new Boutique Suite hotel mattress collection, available exclusively to purchase online. These mattresses are built to the same specifications used for our hotel partners. Shop the collection by clicking here.
Daylight Savings Time is here! That means longer days with more sunlight and the promise of spring. Yet, many people struggle to adjust to the time change and feel sleepier than normal at odd times of the day. Why is this?
We did some basic research online to shed a little light on this mystery. It turns out that it just takes a one-hour time change to mess with our circadian rhythms and our “body clocks”. So, when your alarm went off this morning, your brain knew it was time to get up but your body didn’t get the memo. And, when you get home tonight, your brain will be delighted that it’s still light outside, but your body will be confused about what time it really is. In several days time, brain and body should meet up and get on the same page. But, what to do until then?
Check out these tips from the National Sleep Foundation on everyday sleep habits that can ease the time change and help us sleep better every night:
- <li >Go to sleep and wake at the same time every day, and avoid spending more time in bed than needed.
- Use bright light to help manage your “body clock.” Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.
- Use your bedroom only for sleep to strengthen the association between your bed and sleep. It may help to remove work materials, computers and televisions from your bedroom.
- Select a relaxing bedtime ritual, like a warm bath or listening to calming music.
- Create an environment that is conducive to sleep that is quiet, dark and cool with a comfortable mattress and pillows.
- Save your worries for the daytime. If concerns come to mind, write them in a “worry book” so you can address those issues the next day.
- If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired.
- Exercise regularly, but avoid vigorous workouts close to bedtime.
- If you are experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, or “stop breathing” episodes in your sleep, contact your health care professional for a sleep apnea screening.
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Did you see tip #5? That’s right, we often overlook the role our bedroom environment – including the mattress – plays in the quality of our sleep. This is why Serta and the National Sleep Foundation recently partnered to conduct a national poll about the bedroom environment. We’ll have the results to share with you in the coming weeks – plus an exciting contest where you can nominate someone in your life to win a new mattress.
Until then, we hope you find these tips helpful, and remember that you can always learn more about Serta’s partnership with the National Sleep Foundation and our new Perfect Sleeper mattresses by visiting http://bit.ly/perfectsleeper.
Happy Sleep Awareness Week!
It’s our favorite time of year! Serta is proud to promote Sleep Awareness Week, an annual public education and awareness campaign from our friends at the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) that promotes the importance of sleep.
All week long we will be promoting sleep, beginning with the announcement of the NSF’s annual Sleep in America poll results, and ending with the clock change to Daylight Savings Time, when most Americans lose an hour of sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation Reveals this Year’s Sleep in America Poll
This year’s ‘Sleep in America’ Poll reveals how sleep, or lack of sleep, directly impacts America’s transportation workers, including airline pilots, railroad workers, truck drivers, bus drivers, taxi and limo drivers. Learn more with ‘Sleep In America’ poll results HERE
The results of this poll got us thinking about how important sleep is to work performance and quality of life for all of us. Whether you are an airline pilot, taxi driver, office professional, teacher, doctor or stay-at-home mom, how well you sleep impacts how well you perform throughout the day.
This week, we are committed to sharing some great sleep tips with our fans on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll explore some of the best music, movies and books to aid in better sleep as well as how switching to Daylight Savings Time impacts our sleep. Follow us to stay up to date and to share your favorite sleep tips in return.
Could you need a new mattress?
Finally, in honor of this Sleep Awareness Week, we are shedding light on the role a mattress plays in the quality of sleep. Do any of these 5 common sleep problems impact how well you sleep at night?
- Tossing & Turning
- Lack of Support
- Sleeping Too Hot or Too Cold
- Partner Disturbance
- Mattress Sagging or Roll-Off
If so, then it’s probably time to consider a new mattress. Yes, we know that mattress shopping can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve engineered The New Serta Perfect Sleeper, with input from the National Sleep Foundation to help address all 5 of these common sleep problems.
Watch the video to learn more, and be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter all week for more helpful sleep tips!