What’s your Sleep Tip?

March 2, 2015

What helps you fall asleep every night? Do you have a favorite sleep tip?

Share your sleep tip and you could win! To celebrate Sleep Awareness Week™, Serta is asking for your best sleep tip. We’ve shared our sleep tips; now it’s your turn!

 

 

 

To bring awareness to the importance of sleep, Serta is encouraging you to share your favorite sleep tip on Twitter. Simply share your sleep tip using the hashtags #SleepWeek and #SertaSweeps and you’ll be entered to win our daily prize. Each day, one winner will be randomly selected to receive a Sleep to Go® DuoCore Dual Comfort Pillow by Serta!

You can enter as many times as you have sleep tips, however:

-An individual can only be selected as a winner once throughout the sweepstakes period.

-To qualify, entries must include content that is easily interpreted as an actual sleep tip and include the following hashtags – #SleepWeek and #SertaSweeps

Share your sleep tip from March 2 through March 8, 2015, and celebrate Sleep Awareness Week with Serta!

 

OFFICIAL RULES

SERTA SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  The Serta Sleep Awareness Week Twitter Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10:00 a.m. CST on March 2, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on March 8, 2015 (“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 March 2, 2014 through March 1, 2015.

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period tweet your favorite sleeping tip with the hashtags #SleepWeek and #SertaSweeps. Entries must include content that is easily interpreted as an actual sleep tip. 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.

There is no limit to the number of entries per person.  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.

A.        Seven (7) First Prizes:  Sponsor will reward one (1) Winner each day during the Sweepstakes Period.  Each Winner will receive one (1) Sleep to Go by Serta DuoCore pillow  The approximate retail value (ARV) of the Prize is $49.

ARV of all prizes is $343.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason whatsoever. The prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state/provincial and local taxes on the prize value awarded and for all costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize are the sole responsibility of the Winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  First Prize winners will be selected from all eligible Entries received during the respective Entry period in random seven (7) drawings (each a “Drawing”) to be held on the dates below (each a “Drawing Date”).

 

Drawing Number Entry Period for Eligible Entries Prize Awarded Approximate Drawing Date
1 March 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. CST – March 2, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST First Prize March 3, 2015
2 March 3, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CST – March 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST First Prize March 4, 2015
3 March 4, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CST – March 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST First Prize March 5, 2015
4 March 5, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CST – March 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST First Prize March 6, 2015
5 March 6, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CST – March 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST First Prize March 9, 2015
6 March 7, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CST – March 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST First Prize March 9, 2015
7 March 8, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. CST – March 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CDT First Prize March 9, 2015

 

Non-winning eligible Entries will not be included in subsequent Drawings (if any).  The First Prize provisional winners will be notified by Sponsor by direct message within three (3) days after the First Prize 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 First Prize Provisional Winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the First Prize Provisional 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 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 Winner is disqualified, he/she shall forfeit his/her prize and another entrant will be randomly selected until such time as contact is made with a selected entrant or there are no more eligible Entries, whichever comes first.

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 March 22, 2015, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta Sleep Awareness Week Twitter Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than May 1, 2015.

 

How to Jive with Your Java

February 24, 2015

The warm, smooth, rich flavor of coffee is a must-have wakeup call for many sleep-deprived people to jump start their day. For others, drinking coffee throughout the day to stay alert is preferred. Two, three, or four cups later, they’re going strong when others hit the 3 o’clock lag. Whether it’s a regular cup of coffee, a cappuccino, or mocha with soy, coffee is a daily staple for many.


While the caffeine in coffee cannot replace sleep, it may make you feel more alert. Caffeine blocks sleep-inducing chemicals in the brain and increases adrenaline production. This combination gives people the feeling of alertness and feeling “awake.” Once in the bloodstream, caffeine can have an effect on your body as soon as 15 minutes after it’s consumed. Once in the body, the effect of caffeine can last for several hours.




Whether you prefer a cup of coffee in the morning or multiple cups throughout the day, the rich, smooth taste of coffee may have an ill effect on your quality of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, studies have found that it takes about six hours for one half of the caffeine in your body to be removed. Consuming caffeine up to six hours before sleep may have a disruptive effect on sleep. This means that your 3 o’clock cup of coffee will still be in your system when you’re ready to go to sleep at 10 o’clock.


While a warm cup of coffee will wake you up in the morning, it can cause problems when you are trying to fall and stay asleep at night. If you crave java, here’s how to get your coffee fix and still get a good night of sleep.


• Stick to a coffee cutoff. Late afternoon caffeine can cause problems when it’s time to sleep. Keep your caffeine intake to strictly in the morning. If you love drinking coffee into the afternoon, try to have your last cup before 2 o’clock.

• Decrease your caffeine intake throughout the day. Start the day with the strongest amount of caffeine, and then reduce your intake as the day progresses. Try switching to tea or decaffeinated coffee in the afternoon for an enjoyable drink without the effects on your sleep.

• If you find yourself unable to fall asleep at night due to caffeine, try a relaxing bedtime routine such as stretching or drinking decaffeinated tea. Rest your mind by ridding yourself of anxiety or reading a book.

• Remember to look for caffeine in unexpected places. You may be surprised at the foods and drinks that contain caffeine. While you may be cutting back on coffee or soda, remember to watch out for other sources of caffeine such as chocolate, pain relievers, and energy water.

The next time you brew a cup of your favorite coffee, remember to enjoy it and then cut back throughout the day so you can get a great night of sleep.

Celebrate Movies with the Hollywood Herd

February 19, 2015

It’s the biggest night in movies and we’re celebrating with Serta fans and movie buffs alike!


Get ready to feel like red carpet royalty, Serta fans! We’re rolling out the carpet for a special sweepstakes from February 21, 2015, through February 22, 2015.



Tweet and win!

Send a Tweet with the hashtag #ReplaceMovieNameWithSheep and, if you are one of the first 50 retweeted by Serta, you’ll receive a Serta Counting Sheep plush toy!


To enter the Hollywood Herd Sweepstakes, participants must send a Tweet replacing a word in any movie title with the word “sheep” followed by the hashtag #ReplaceMovieNameWithSheep and #SertaSweeps. For example, Gone with the Wind becomes Gone with the Sheep.


Movie titles can be from any genre and time period. Here is an example of a qualifying tweet:


“Shawsheep Redemption #ReplaceMovieNameWithSheep #SertaSweeps”


The first 50 Tweets that are retweeted by @SertaMattresses will receive a Serta Counting Sheep plush toy and will automatically qualify for a chance to win the grand prize. To be considered a qualified Tweet, the participant’s profile must be set to “public.”


The grand prize winner will receive a Serta Movie Night Prize package that includes: two Serta pillows of their choice, a Sleep to Go™ Luxury Fleece Blanket, a movie-themed gift basket, and a $100 gift card to purchase movie tickets.


The sweepstakes will run from February 21, 2015, through February 22, 2015, exclusively on Serta’s Twitter page.




Enter to Win

Post a message on Twitter using the hashtag #ReplaceMovieNameWithSheep and #SertaSweeps and the title of a film from any genre and time period, replacing one word of the title with the word “Sheep,” from 10:00 am CT on February 21, 2015, through 11:59 pm CT on February 22, 2015. To be considered a qualified entry, the participant’s profile must be sent to “public.”


Official Rules

SERTA HOLLYWOOD HERD SWEEPSTAKES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Serta Hollywood Herd Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10:00 a.m. CST on February 21, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on February 22, 2015 (“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 February 21, 2014 through February 20, 2015.


HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period tweet your favorite movie title with one of the words in the movie title replaced by the word “Sheep.” You must include the hashtags #ReplaceMovieNameWithSheep and #SertaSweeps. 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 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.
A. Fifty (50) First Prizes: Each First Prize winner will receive one (1) Serta Counting Sheep Plushie. The approximate retail value (ARV) of the First Prize is $5.
B. One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize winner will receive one Serta Movie Night Package including two (2) iComfort Directions pillows, one (1) Sleep To Go Luxury Fleece Blanket, one (1) $100 movie ticket gift card, and one (1) movie themed gift basket. ARV of Grand Prize is $547.
ARV of all prizes is $797. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason whatsoever. The prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state/provincial and local taxes on the prize value awarded and for all costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize are the sole responsibility of the Winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS. Sponsor will randomly select entries to retweet. The entrants who submitted the first fifty (50) entries retweeted by Sponsor will be deemed Finalists and will be the First Prize Provisional Winners.

The Finalists will then be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all Finalists during regular business hours on or about February 24, 2015 to select one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The drawing will be conducted as follows: one (1) Grand Prize Provisional Winner will be selected at random by Sponsor. The First Prize and Grand Prize Provisional Winners will be notified by Sponsor by tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after the Grand Prize 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,” during the Sweepstakes Period and for a period of thirty (30) days thereafter.

If a First Prize Provisional Winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the First Prize Provisional Winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected. If the Grand Prize Provisional Winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Grand Prize Provisional Winner will be disqualified and a substitute Grand Prize Provisional Winner will be selected from among the remaining Finalists using the process set forth above. The first eligible Grand Prize Provisional Winner that the Sponsor successfully contacts and who claims the Grand Prize, and complete sand returns an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity and Liability Release (“Affidavit”) within the time period specified on the Affidavit in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Grand Prize Winner. 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 First Prize or Grand Prize Provisional 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 Grand Prize Provisional winner is disqualified, he/she shall forfeit his/her prize and another entrant will be randomly selected until such time as contact is made with a selected entrant or there are no more eligible Entries, whichever comes first. In the event a First Prize Provisional Winner is disqualified no alternate winner will be selected.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE 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 March 15, 2015, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn: Serta Hollywood Herd Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage. Requests must be received no later than April 30, 2015.

Fall in Love…with your Mattress

February 10, 2015

Finding the right mattress

It’s the season of love! Romance is in the air, comfort is on the mind, and people are falling in love. This Valentine’s Day, you can fall in love too…with your mattress.


The right mattress gives support, comfort, and a great night of sleep, making it easy to fall in love.


Finding the right mattress can be a difficult, overwhelming, and time-consuming task. How do you find the right mattress for you? Keep reading for things to consider when searching for the right mattress to fall in love with.


  1. Consider who will be sleeping on the mattress. If you and your partner will be sharing a mattress, talk to your partner to understand what he/she wants from a new mattress.


  2. Determine why you need a new mattress. Is your current mattress old and worn out? Are you ready to update to a better quality mattress for improved sleep? Knowing why you need a new mattress will help determine the qualities that are most important for you in a mattress.


  3. Think about what disrupts your sleep. Are you tossing and turning and unable to get comfortable? Do you wake up with back or neck pain? Are you too hot or too cold? Then, make a list of what you like and do not like about your current mattress. Understanding what sleep problems you want to solve helps you look for solutions in your new mattress. 


  4.  Do your research. Research the various types of mattresses available such as innerspring, memory foam, or a combination of the two. Make a list and try out different types. You might find that what you thought you liked isn’t what you need. Get recommendations from friends and family about their experience. Find out what type of mattress they have and how their quality of sleep is. Remember to put price in perspective. You spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so look at a new mattress as an investment in yourself. 


  5. When you’re ready to start shopping, consider comfort, support, durability, size, warranty, and where to shop. Shop at a trusted retailer and understand their return, exchange, and warranty policies. Try out several types of mattress and be sure to wear comfortable clothes. Lie down and see how it feels!


If you’re looking to fall in love with a new mattress, check out the Serta Mattress Selector or Test Rest App to find the perfect mattress for you and fall in love with a great night of sleep!

Sweet Dreams, Parents

January 26, 2015

The crying, the wailing, the fussing…when your baby doesn’t sleep, neither do you. Countless books, websites, and friends offer advice and tactics to get your little one to sleep through the night. While so much is focused on helping the child sleep, what about helping the parents? Keep reading for tips to help sleepless parents find relaxation and make the most of their sleep.

Sleep tips for new parents

Nap when they nap - You’re getting the same amount of sleep and still waking up the same amount of times as your little one. You both need sleep! During the first few weeks, don’t forget to take a nap as your little one naps. While the dishes still need to get done and laundry is a must, taking a short nap gives you the boost to get those household tasks completed. Remember to set an alarm so you get your rest but also have time for yourself.

 

Take turns – You can’t do it all alone. It’s OK to ask for help with watching your little one. Late nights and early mornings with little sleep in-between will make for one cranky parent. Talk to your partner about roles and responsibilities and remember you’re in this together. Rotate nights, or ask a family member or friend to watch the baby while you both take a quick nap. People are more than willing to help sleep deprived parents get some shut eye to feel like themselves again; you just have to ask.

 

Go to bed when the kids do – This is a tough one because many parents feel there is much to do while their kids are sleeping. While it may be unrealistic to hit the hay around the same time as your child, you’re waking up as much as them, and as early, so remember to get just about the same amount of sleep.

 

Make your bedroom environment suitable for sleep – Remember, this was your room before the diapers, wipes, toys, and trash took over. Keep your space clean and suitable for sleep to make sure that when you can get sleep, you do. Take ten minutes to tidy up before going to sleep, and you’ll be surprised how the quality of your sleep improves.

 

While each child and parent is different, it’s important to develop a plan for those first few sleepless nights as new parents. Most importantly, remember that you’re not alone and many parents experience the same struggles.

Countdown to Kickoff with Serta

January 25, 2015

Serta is counting down to the biggest night in sports by giving you the chance to show your team spirit and win big!


It’s seven days until the big game and Serta has seven days of prizes to give away! From January 26 through February 1, 2015, celebrate The Big Game with Serta by entering the Countdown to Kickoff Sweepstakes. We’re counting down by giving away a limited edition Serta Counting Sheep plush toy to one randomly selected winner every day. The winning team won’t be the only ones celebrating because during the game on February 1, one grand prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a Serta mattress of their choice!


To enter, participants are required to submit a photo on Twitter or Instagram showing how they are the biggest fan of their favorite football team. Examples might include:


• A pet decked out in your team’s colors
• Your collection of team jerseys


The photo must include #SertaCountdownToKickoff and #SertaSweeps in the caption. To be considered a qualified entry, the participant’s profile must be set to “public.” One winner will be chosen every day for seven days, with the grand prize winner announced on February 1, 2015 during Halftime during The Big Game.


Whether your favorite team is playing or not, you can still win big!

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES FOR COMPLETE PRIZE DETAILS.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  The Serta Countdown to Kickoff Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on January 26, 2015, and ends at 5:30 p.m. CST on February 1, 2015 (“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. or Instagram, LLC.  All inquiries, questions, comments or complaints should be directed to Sponsor, not Twitter, Inc., or Instagram, LLC.

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 January 26, 2014 through January 25, 2015.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period tweet or post a photo on Instagram showing why you are the biggest fan of your favorite professional football team.  You must include the hashtags #SertaCountdownToKickoff and #SertaSweeps (“Entry”). By successfully transmitting the Entry, entrant will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. 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 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 or Instagram account submitted at the time of the Entry.

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.

A.        Six (6) Daily Prizes:  Each Daily Prize winner will receive one (1) Serta Counting Sheep Plushie.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Daily Prize is $5.

B.        One (1) Grand Prize:  Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Serta mattress set of the winner’s choice up to a value of $4,950 or less. The Grand Prize also includes delivery to the Grand Prize winner’s residence. The Grand Prize may be awarded through a gift card/gift certificate or voucher to a retailer near Grand Prize winner’s residence.  ARV of Grand Prize is $4,950.  ARV may vary based on model and base mattress selected by the winner.

ARV of all prizes is $4,980.  Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded.

TIMING OF DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION TO WINNERS.  Daily winners and the Grand Prize winner will be selected from all eligible Entries received during the respective Entry period in random seven (7) drawings (each a “Drawing”) to be held on the dates below (each a “Drawing Date”).

Drawing Number

Entry Period for

Eligible Entries

Prize Awarded

Approximate Drawing

Date

1 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – January 26,2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST Daily Prize January 27, 2015
2 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – January 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST Daily Prize January 28, 2015
3 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – January 28, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST Daily Prize January 29, 2015
4 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – January 29, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST Daily Prize January 30, 2015
5 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – January 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST Daily Prize January 31, 2015
6 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – January 31, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. CST Daily Prize February 1, 2015
7 January 26, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. CST – February 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. CST Grand Prize February 1, 2015

Limit one (1) Entry per day, per person, regardless of Entry method. Non-winning eligible Entries will be included in subsequent Drawings (if any).  Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible Entries (including Daily Prize winner’s Entries) on February 1, 2015 to select one (1) Grand Prize winner. The Daily Prize and Grand Prize provisional winners will be notified by Sponsor by direct message within three (3) days after the Daily Prize and Grand Prize drawings, respectively, 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 or SertaMattress on Instagram and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.”

If a Daily Prize provisional winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Daily Prize provisional winner will be disqualified and no alternate winner will be selected.  If the Grand Prize provisional winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s direct message within two (2) days of the message, the Grand Prize provisional winner will be disqualified and a substitute Grand Prize provisional winner will be selected from among the remaining entrants using the process set forth above.  The first eligible Grand Prize provisional winner that the Sponsor successfully contacts and who claims the Grand Prize, and completes and returns an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity and Liability Release (“Affidavit”) within the time period specified on the Affidavit in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Grand Prize winner. 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 Daily Prize or Grand Prize provisional 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 Grand Prize provisional winner is disqualified, he/she shall forfeit his/her prize and another entrant will be randomly selected until such time as contact is made with a selected entrant or there are no more eligible Entries, whichever comes first. In the event a Daily Prize provisional winner is disqualified no alternate winner will be selected.

AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF ENTRANT’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 entrant 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 an 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, posts on Instagram, 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 March 1, 2015, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Serta Inc., 2600 Forbs Avenue, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Attn:  Serta Countdown to Kickoff Sweepstakes Winners. VT residents may omit return postage.  Requests must be received no later than April 30, 2015.

Rest Your Head

January 13, 2015

Side, stomach, back, or a combination – do you know your sleep position? The right pillow is just as important to your quality of sleep as choosing the right mattress. Before selecting the right pillow to rest your head on, you must know and understand your sleep position. Here are some things to consider when selecting the pillow for a great night of sleep.

Woman Sleeping on Pillow

Whether you’re a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or back sleeper, each position has found that a certain level of firmness helps create a more comfortable night of sleep. While solutions for each sleep position may vary, firmer pillows are typically good for back sleepers, while softer pillows are preferable for side sleepers. During the night, you might change positions often. If you are a multi-position sleeper, look for a pillow designed for various sleep positions.

 

Do you find yourself stacking pillows to elevate your head and neck? You may need a thicker pillow! Some people don’t consider the thickness level of pillows and the role it can play in their sleep. If you love to sleep as close to the mattress as possible, a flatter pillow may be best suited for your sleep habits. The thickness and firmness of your pillow play an important role in the comfort of your sleep. Looking at the firmness level of pillows can help determine the best fit for your sleep position. For example, a pillow that isn’t firm enough for your sleep position may cause neck aches in the morning from a lack of support.

 

Other than your mattress, you sleep on your pillow each and every night. So, you should invest in a quality pillow that will provide comfort and support over time. An uncomfortable pillow can affect the quality of your sleep by causing you to toss and turn and re-fluff pillows and result in a neck or back ache in the morning.

 

A good night’s sleep doesn’t end with a new mattress. Choosing the right pillow plays an important part in the overall quality of your sleep. Serta has a variety of pillows available with a helpful guide to sleep positions and firmness levels so you can choose the pillow perfect for you, no matter how you sleep.

Keep Your 2015 Resolution

December 30, 2014

5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone, did you keep your 2014 resolution? If you didn’t, you have another chance to make good on your promise in 2015! If you’re ready to make a real change this year, here are five tips to consider before deciding on your resolution.

Making Resolutions

1.     Make it something you really want

Don’t make your resolution something that you “should” want or what people tell you. Think about what you want to change or improve in 2015. When you really want something, you’ll be more encouraged to make it a reality and stick to your resolution.

 

2.     Start small and reasonable

One of the main reasons resolutions fail is because they are unrealistic goals. It’s great to aim big, but choosing a resolution that is attainable will help you actually stay motivated and achieve your goals. This doesn’t mean you should choose goals you can achieve in one week, but think of a goal that is reasonable to your lifestyle.

 

3.     Set small goals

Setting small goals throughout the year can help keep you on track to reach a larger goal. If your 2015 resolution is to save money, determine how much you want to save by the end of the year and then break that down into small goals. Calculate how much you’ll need to save each week or month to reach your yearly goal. As you see your progress add up, literally, you’ll be motivated to keep it going.

 

4.     Get a Buddy

Having someone along for the ride can make you feel encouraged even when you want to give up. Ask a friend or family member to act as your accountability partner. Encouragement and motivation from others goes a long way when working toward a goal!

 

5.     Give it time

Behaviors change over time. This is an important lesson as progress may appear slow in the beginning. Give yourself time to make improvements. You are changing your lifestyle, habits, and behaviors. These things can’t change overnight!

 

Follow these tips to establish your resolution and you’ll be ready to achieve goals in 2015!

Give the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season

December 9, 2014

Giving a Gift

 

You’ve made your gift list and you’re checking it twice. You’re giving your brother tickets to his favorite basketball team and your aunt a cashmere sweater. But what about those hard-to-buy-for loved ones? Are you stuck on gift ideas?  This holiday season, give them a gift they’ll truly appreciate – the gift of sleep! Take joy in the gift of giving with ideas inspired by a night of great sleep.

For those who need a little extra comfort and support

A pillow will impact your quality of sleep each and every night. Give your hard-to-buy-for loved ones comfort and support with a quality pillow.  To give the perfect pillow, consider your recipient’s sleep position. Firmer pillows are good for back sleepers while softer pillows are better for those who sleep on their side.  Also consider thicknesses preferences. Does your gift recipient stack pillows? Check out Serta’s pillow options to find the perfect pillow for a great night of sleep.

For those looking for coziness  

Your gift recipient has comfort underneath from their mattress, but what about comfort on top? A soft, breathable, cozy blanket can help create a pleasant sleep environment by providing comfort. For the person in your life who loves to cozy up, a soft and luxurious blanket could be the key to their great night of sleep. For a blanket made from soft and breathable premium fleece, consider the Sleep to Go® by Serta Luxury Fleece Blanket available in Full/Queen and King sizes.

For those who want a smooth night of sleep  

There’s nothing worse than worn out sheets that don’t stay in place. Consider a new set of sheets as a gift to transform any bed into an oasis. Clean and crisp, they’ll be sure to help your gift recipient drift off to sleep in comfort and get a great night of sleep. Look for sheets deep enough to fit mattress heights to provide the proper fit. Serta provides two great options – Mocha Solid and White Dots –perfect for any bedroom décor!

For your furry friends who need their own space

Give your four-legged friends the gift of sleep with a new pet bed! Provide your pet with pressure-relieving comfort and proper support, which is important to keep their joints healthy while promoting better sleep. For a selection of pet beds from top poly fill to memory foam, click here.

 

If you’re stuck on a gift idea this holiday season, give the gift of Zzzz’s!

Get Comfortable for National Sleep Comfort Month

November 14, 2014

A bowl of hot soup, your favorite fuzzy slippers, or a big hug, there’s nothing better than what comforts you. November is National Sleep Comfort Month, which means it’s the perfect time to rethink your sleep habits and get comfortable for a great night of sleep!

Woman comfortable in bed

Invest in Sleep Items

One of the major causes of poor sleep is your sleep products. To celebrate National Sleep Comfort Month, it may be time to ditch your old sheets, blankets, or mattress. New, fresh sleep items can revitalize your sleep behaviors and create a plush environment that’s nothing but comfortable. To find the new mattress perfect for you, click here.

 

Get Comfortable PJs

It may seem like a no-brainer but wearing clothes to sleep that are comfortable can lead to a pleasant night of rest. Avoid pants that are too tight or a shirt that rides up. Otherwise you’ll be busy fixing them instead of enjoying sleeping in them! Loose, soft fabrics keep you cool and comfortable as you snooze off.

 

Fluff Your Bed

As you start to drift into sleep, your body temperature will change. Keep an extra blanket nearby if you get chilly at night or turn on a fan if you get hot. If you love being surrounded by fluffy pillows, make sure you have enough before shutting off the light. Knowing your sleep position before purchasing a pillow can give your body the right support. Prepare for any potential disturbances—have extra pillows and a glass of water within reach and an extra blanket for temperature changes—before falling asleep so you won’t experience disturbances in the middle of the night.

 

Create a Sleep Journal

Each person has specific triggers that cause them to have an uncomfortable night of sleep. Keep track of what you do a few hours before bed each night this month. Then track how you feel in the morning and throughout the day. This will show you the triggers that lead to your uncomfortable night of sleep.

 

How will you get comfortable this month and celebrate National Sleep Comfort Month?

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