Don’t Miss The Downy “Tuck In, Turn Off” Event & #Giveaway! #gno #TuckInTurnOff

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Hey All!

If you’re in the Los Angeles area you’ll want to check out the Downy “Tuck In, Turn Off” event taking place at The Grove (near Nordstrom) on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hall Display from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET. The event will be the launch of P&G’s new “Sweet Dreams” Collection in collaboration with Downy, Bounce & Tide. It will be hosted by TV personality & bestselling author Dr. Ian Smith, the National Sleep Foundation, and Latina lifestyle expert, Jeannette Kaplun!

The Sweet Dreams Collection is a new fabric care regimen that helps with our 24/7 worldIn today’s world, nearly one-third of Americans are sleep deprived and therefore compromising their health, ability to learn and quality of life. With Daylight Saving Time approaching, and an extra hour of sunlight ahead, many may experience increased trouble falling asleep. With many distractions such as technology, it’s hard for people to relax to help them fall asleep.

In fact, a recent HRA study found that, 54 percent of doctors reported one of their patients’ biggest hindrances to falling asleep is engaging in electronics such as phones, computers and televisions too close to bedtime. 72 percent of Hispanics report watching TV within one hour of going to bed according to a poll done by NSF. 20 percent of Hispanics report using the computer or internet within one hour before bed. I’m not surprised by these statistics as I’m Latina and I am guilty of all the above. Honestly I was raised watching TV when we ate, watching tv all day, and going to sleep with the tv on! I’m not ashamed to admit it that everyone in my house sleeps with the tv on or with some type of device on. I usually have the tv or ipad, my fiance’ usually has the laptop, and our teen usually had his iPod. It’s not uncommon for any of us to wake up with our devices still on our beds. I know it’s sad and truly an addiction to technology!

Downy is encouraging us to take the pledge at www.TuckInTurnOff.com which asks everyone to “turn off” their technology at least 30 minutes before bedtime and “tuck in” to bed-time fabrics infused with the soothing scent and softness of the New Sweet Dreams Collection to help them relax in order to fall asleep.

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I decided to take this pledge as I wanted to see if it will help me and my family unwind and sleep better! We were armed with our Downy, Tide and Bounce and a nice new purple blanket to take the challenge.

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I have a house filled with men and boys. Even the dogs are male, so it’s always high energy and things get dirty quickly. All clothes including pajamas and sheets get dirty quickly, but it’s nice to have products that work well to get the clothes not only clean, but smelling fresh!

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Great sleep starts in the laundry room with the new Sweet Dreams Collection! There is honestly nothing better than having clean, fresh, and warm clothing fresh out of the dryer from having done laundry. 

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In fact, according to a study conducted by HRA, 100 percent of doctors polled agreed that an appropriate sleeping environment is critical  to aid in a person’s ability to relax so they can fall asleep and half of physicians would recommend their patients use clean, lavender scented sheets as a way to help them relax so they can fall asleep. I’ve been washing that purple blanket and our clothes with these products and they smell and feel fantastic.

Since taking the “Tuck In, Turn Off” challenge we’ve not only been sleeping better, we’ve been able to relax more before bed. It truly makes us less stressed when we unplug from everything and just rest. It’s really about setting boundaries for ourselves and our technology. It’s also about taking more care in how we sleep. Having amazing scents of the New Sweet Dreams Collection on our sheets and clothing is truly relaxing and it really does help us sleep better!

If you’d like the opportunity to try this challenge and these amazing products enter to win a A Sweet Dreams Collection Kit below!

Enter in the Rafflecopter form Below to WIN!

 
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Comments

  • Sleeping well is one of the most important things for health, without it, it would be difficult to obtain optimal health. And a comfortable, clean and with a pleasant smell instead help to rest better!

  • i think if its not quiet enough or comfortable enough that plays a role in me not sleeping well

  • I have trouble sleeping due to back pain so its essential that the room is dark and quiet so I don’t have anything else waking me up.

  • I have problems staying asleep. I’ll sleep for a few hours and then wake up and find it hard to fall back to sleep. I like the room to be dark and not too hot.

  • I love these products ty.

  • I take Melatonin when I have trouble sleeping. None of my three kids slept through the night until 18 months!

  • I work shift work so getting good sleep is hard to do…anything to help is great.

  • My Husband suffers from Sleep Apnea so getting a good nights sleep often seems impossible in our household.

  • I never sleep more than 5 hours a night and that is broken sleep due to health issues.I have found the only way I get any sleep is if it is dark,quiet,and I have a fun blowing on my face.

  • I have a new baby and sleep is hard to come by. I can sleep in any condition at this point! Haha

  • I have no problem sleeping.. I sometimes will wake up in the middle night for no reason, but other than that nothing really.

  • I actually have chronic insomnia, so, I deal with sleep deprivation many times. It’s important to have soft, comfy and smell good bedding. I also wear a sleep mask and ear plugs. 🙂

  • I like a dark room with clean sheets and pillows while listening to my relaxation cd

  • the start of menopause has brought the lovely wake up and can’t fall back to sleep syndrome. I’ve spent many sleepy days at my desk at work in the past year or so

  • I try to sleep in a cold room. I cannot sleep when one of my teens is out.

  • I am picky about my sleep. I need all lights off (even little ones) and no noise. I try to reduce caffeine late at night. Drink lots of water and it all helps.

  • I hate when i get passed my sleepy mode because then im up and its hard to get myself to go to sleep. I love to have a big warm blanket/comforter, dark room and no sounds!

  • I’ve had insomnia issues my whole life. Then I got cancer and one of the side effects of my suppression therapy is insomnia. Totally sucks!! Basically I need complete silence to shut down and cross my fingers I can fall asleep. Cup of no caffeine tea helps as well. Bigger problem is getting back to sleep during the 3 – 4 times I wake up a night.

  • I am overly stressed all the time. I recently moved in with family due to a bad relationship and they were not expecting me… so, I’m having to stay up all night til one of em wakes up then take over their bed.

  • I’ve always had trouble falling asleep, even as a child sometimes. I’ve found things that work but only for a time, then they cease to be effective. I do though love scents like lavender and chamomile on my sheets and find them soothing.

  • i went two days without sleep from work and my ideal sleep environment is complete darkness with a fan running

  • Every year when I set out on a backpacking trip, the first couple of nights I barely sleep. Getting used to sleeping in the tent, the night noises, etc. But after a couple of days of hiking for 12 – 15 miles a day, I tend to get the best night sleep.

  • I was sleep deprived when my kids were infants. I know the experts don’t recommend it, but reading or watching tv helps me fall asleep.

  • I used to have no problem sleeping but due to a back injury and some other health issues I have had 12 surgeries over the past 3 years and I am always in pain and now I don’t sleep well at all you don’t realize what good sleep is until you can’t do it anymore you take it for granted. I do try to sleep in a dark cool room though that is what helps me to sleep the longest!

  • Years ago me and my husband worked different shifts and I would get off my graveyard shift job and would have to wait for him to get home before I could go to bed, I was so tired by then, it was awful. My favorite sleep enviroment is a dark room that is cool and soft music.

  • I work shift work so getting good sleep is hard to do

  • I have to have a dark quiet cool room to get a good nights rest. Most of the time my youngest gets in the bed and sleeps sideways

  • I like to have cold air on my face when I sleep.. I hate being cold during the day, but love it at night

  • I have 3 little ones so a full night of sleep doesn’t exist anymore!!

  • I like to sleep with a night light on so I don’t fall over anything if I get up at night and a fan going to drown out any noise
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  • I have trouble going back to sleep a lot of times after i wake up.

  • I am going to college so I get very little sleep. I love a cool quiet environment.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  • I have difficulty falling and staying asleep often.
    Deep breathing and Lavender essential oil help a lot.
    I like a totally dark bedroom with a little white noise from my ceiling fan.
    Also prefer it to be cooler.
    Thank you.

  • i have sleep apnea a good nights sleep just does not happen

  • the first 3 months after have our son we called the Zombie months, we just never got any sleep and finally when he did sleep more then 2 hours at a time we celebrated!

  • i have the hardest time falling asleep at night i cant ever fall asleep till about 2 am

  • I usually sleep well and most times if I plan for the next day it works out better for me. Clean bedding and no clutter help sleep as well as dark and quiet.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  • I have had intermittent insomnia since I was a child; if anyone comes up with an ideal sleep environment, let me know!

  • I have 2 toddlers 3 and 17 months, I have forgotten what sleep is :).

  • I have never been more sleep deprived when my first baby was born – I don’t know how I functioned on such little sleep! I prefer to have a dark and cool room to sleep in

  • My husband was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea so he now sleeps with the CPAP machine. It has definitely taken some getting used to and I try to go to bed before him to ensure I am asleep before the noise kicks in. I love the smell of lavender and the relaxing effect it has!

  • I get really hot when I sleep and I wake up dehydrated due to sweating so I buy light sheets and comforters and turn the air conditioning on.

  • it has to be cool and dark for me.

  • I get sleep deprived when I start getting stressed and worrying about certain things. Last night was one of those nights I tossed and turned and slept about 4 hours.

  • randominities-etsy.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Kimberly Hilbert

    One time I didn’t get sleep for nearly 24 hours due to stuff. It was a hard day at work. My perfect environment is my bedroom.

  • I have trouble sleeping since other members of the family are up when I go asleep and tend to wake me up at different times during the night.

  • I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in eight years. I have tried everything but to no avail. However, I know that the bedroom needs to be cool to get any rest. I sleep only about 1 hour in the morning.

  • When I was teaching, I had major sleep deprivation, both from stress and anxiety. My dream sleep environment smells nice, is comfortable, and clean.

  • I have such a hard time sleeping..Even with taking Ambien now and then I cant sleep. I have to have soft blankets and real comfy pillows.. I have a ton of pillows to make my area really soft. Plus I have to have a Fan always blowing on me to get to sleep..lol..yes I know i overkill on my nightime sleep area..but otherwise I wouldnt sleep. I have had insomnia my whole life. also I have to have ceiling fan going to. It does not matter how cold it it. I have to run them

  • When I had babies was real sleep deprivation. I just tried this product called glysonna and it works amazingly.

  • My ideal sleeping environment would be a cool, dark room with the sounds of the ocean in the background!

  • We sleep with the fan on and pointed off of us as white noise and I like extra blankets so I can stay cozy. We sleep deprived for a while after our first child was born.

  • I wake up constantly throughout the night and it affects the quality of my sleep. I notice that if my sleep quality suffers, so does my health. I get sick more often. Now I take care to sleep in an allergy free room.

  • It seems like every night I am beyond exhaustion after work and two young children. The minute I get into bed though I am wide awake which is so frustrating. My ideal environment is a nice cool bedroom with the window open and nice clean fresh sheets which have a calming fragrance to them.

  • I nearly tripped from exhaustion. I sleep well when it’s quiet.