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Sleep. It’s one of the most important things that your body needs in order to be healthy. It’s also essential to having a sharp mind, being able to learn, be in a good mood, and even to stay safe and maintain a healthy weight. It is an important part of just about every corner of your life. Problem is, if you are like most Americans, you have no hesitation about sacrificing it for your work, family, School, etc.

What you don’t realize is that all those nights you stay up putting in hours may be doing more harm than good. 

 EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. Every person has their own basal sleep need, which is the amount that your body needs for optimal performance. Adults usually fall somewhere between 7 and 9 hours per night. So if your body has a basal need of 8 hours per night and you trim an hour off each day, your setting yourself up to not be at your peak performance capabilities. To determine what you body needs, pay attention to how you feel after various amounts of sleep. When you consistently feel your best at a particular amount, that’s your basal sleep need.

 It’s Not Easy to adjust to sleep schedules. It can take a couple of weeks for your body to adjust to a new sleep schedule. This is important to keep in mind if you are going to be traveling somewhere that has a different time zone. A week before you go, start living off that time zone, and you will have a much easier time adjusting once you get there.

CONSISTENCY. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need less sleep as you age. The amount of sleep that your body needs remains quite consistent throughout your entire adulthood.

LENGTH of sleep is NOT the most important thing. Just because you laid in bed for 10 hours doesn’t mean that you actually got a good night’s sleep. What matters is how well you slept. It is important that you got deep sleep, as sleeping soundly is more important than staying in bed longer. To help you sleep more soundly, try using a white noise machine.

You CAN’Tcatch up” on sleep another time. While you may feel better getting to sleep in on the weekend, you don’t actually have a sleep bank, where you can make up hours that you lose. The best route to take is to aim for getting what your body needs on a daily basis.

 Naps are NOT just for babies and toddlers. Naps can be an important part of keeping you alert and performing at your best. A power nap of just 20-30 minutes can go a long way toward make you feel fresh, alert, and ready to take on the rest of your day. Did you know that Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein regularly napped? 

DON’T Downplay your snoring. Snoring may be common, but that does not mean that it’s not something that you should be worried about. Snoring can actually be a sign of some serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease or sleep apnea. If you are a heavy snorer, it is important to speak to a doctor about it to make sure it is nothing serious. You can also try Sleep Scentsations SNORE RX aromatherapy Pillow Liners, to try to naturally curb the problem.

Stress is not the only thing that keeps people awake at night. There are many things that can keep people awake at night, with stress being just one of them. One way you can help to alleviate this is to create a bedtime routine where you do something calming leading up to bedtime, such as reading or taking a bath. Avoid working right until bedtime. Instead, create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you fall asleep faster.

In conclusion, don’t downplay the importance of getting enough quality sleep. Without it, your health will likely suffer, as well as your productivity. Sleep is one of those things that we can’t do without. Try Sleep Scentsations to Improve your quality of Sleep and quality of life!

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Celebrate Mom!  Show her how much you care with a gift from the heart.

Sleep Scentsations would like to celebrate ALL of the mothers out there with our Mother’s Day Relaxation Giveaway! Show the special mom in your life how much you care by entering to win for her!

Surround her with fresh aromatic scents of relaxing Lavender and Chamomile that will help her unwind and enjoy a better night of sleep (now what mom doesn’t need that?)

Sleep Scentsations products are a soft, cushioned pillow liner infused with quality aroma-therapy oils that lasts for 4-6 nights.  They create a relaxing spa experience in your bedroom and indulge your senses as you drift off to sleep. Simply place Sleep Scentsations aroma-therapy liners on your pillow and enjoy a natural, drug-free solution to help you get a better night of sleep.

Since 2007, Sleep Scentsations has been providing a dream-inducing balance of comfort and affordable luxury – the perfect combination for a rejuvenating night’s sleep.  And as more and more research shows, the perfect night’s sleep can lead to improved health and overall wellness.

THE PRIZE:

Win a Gift Box of our Lavender and Chamomile “Relax” Scent (a 30 day supply) and our NEW 60 minute Relaxation CD to help relax the mind and body!

The contest is open to Sleep Scentsations Facebook Fans.  Visit us at www.facebook.com/sleepscentsations , “Like” our page and be sure to Post your entry on our FaceBook wall by midnight April 30th and automatically be entered to win!  1 Entry per person. 

Winner will be randomly chosen and the gift will be shipped within 24 hours of confirming shipping address.

Check out www.sleepscentsations.com for more information about Sleep Scentsations aromatherapy products

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 Are you tired of feeling tired? Want to gain valuable insight into what affects your sleep quality so you can improve it?  Sleep Scentsations wants to help you using an amazing sleep monitoring wrist band and the new Phone Application from WakeMate!

The WakeMate is a comfortable wristband that you wear when you sleep. It measures subtle body movements—a scientifically proven method of Actigraphy to map dips and peaks in your sleep cycle.

 Actigraphs are devices generally placed on the wrist (although they can also be placed on the ankle or trunk) to record movement. Collected data is downloaded to a computer (or in this case your phone!) for display and analysis of activity/ inactivity that in turn can be further analyzed to estimate wake/sleep. The latter technology is based on the observation that there is less movement during sleep and more movement during wake.

The wristband communicates directly with your mobile phone to calculate the ideal wake time closest to your alarm setting. When you wake up, your night’s sleep data is automatically uploaded to Wakelytics™, their online analytics platform.

 

The Wakelytics™ platform allows you to see a comprehensive overview and comparison of sleep quality scores, number of nightly awakenings, time before falling asleep, and more.

 When you go to bed at night, set your WakeMate alarm for the latest time you’d like to wake up. The WakeMate will rouse you up to 20 minutes prior, at a point when you’ll feel alert and refreshed

You can also drill down into each night’s detailed statistics, including:

  • Your hourly sleep score
  • A minute-by-minute breakdown of your sleep state
  • How the night compares to your lifetime averages

 

The Wakelytics Comparison Tool

 The best part is that you can track anything you can think of using their Comparison Tool. This took allows you to see how different health, nutrition, and daily life activities affect your sleep so you can make better choices.

 Sleep Scentsations plans on using the Wakelytics Comparison Tool to test different methods like Aromatherapy to supplement sleep and to determine whether Sleep Scentsations Aromatherapy Pillow liners are scientifically beneficial as a treatment for better, longer sleep!  Stay Tuned for the Results!

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Just like test driving a new car, or a mini sample of shampoo and conditioner, Sleep Scentsations has decided to offer our customers the opportunity to try out 1 liner at a time – NO Committment necessary!!

We want to give our customers the opportunity to  try out multiple scents to ensure you know which scent is the perfect scent for YOU before having to commit to buying 8 liners at 1 time.  Go ahead, pick a couple of scents you think will help you sleep better, guilt-free for only $3.50 a liner!

Beware! You might become addicted!!

RELAXING – Classic blend of lavender, bergamot, chamomile and cedarwood essential oils to help you unwind.

WHITE TEA & LILY – Fresh, clean scent with floral notes of lilies and a subtle hint of white tea.

SNORE Rx – A therapeutic blend of essential oils formulated to suppress snoring and provide a more restful nights sleep.

MY BOYFRIEND’S SHIRT – Like the scent of his favorite shirt, enjoy the sexy blend of musk, jasmine and sandalwood.

DAY AT THE BEACH – Feel like you are falling asleep on your beach towel with the scents of the ocean air, warm sand and suntan lotion.

FRESH CUT GRASS – Fall asleep to the pleasant memories of a spring day and the scent of freshly cut grass in the air.

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Sleep Scentsations along with The United Aromatherapy Effort announce more plans to donate Aromatherapy Pillow Liners to Troops stationed at Camp Phoenix in Kabul Afghanistan.

Back in 2008, Sleep Scentsations was contacted by the United Aromatherapy Effort asking if they would be interested in contributing to their cause, and the outcome was a huge success. The United Aromatherapy Effort, (UAE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Charitable organization born out of the September 11th tragedy. The mission of UAE is to provide stress relief and aromatherapy to relief workers and troops during emergency work and afterwards. They collect and disseminate donated aromatherapy products to those affected by disaster or war in conjunction with chair massage and other natural therapies.

Last time, Sleep Scentsations shipped soldiers in Afghanistan their Snore RX product, a therapeutic blend of essential oils formulated to suppress snoring and provide a more restful nights sleep,  and the response from the troops who used them was very positive.  The company was extremely grateful that they could do a small part in making the troops’ lives a little bit more comfortable.  To read some of the responses from the soldiers visit the Sleep Scentsations Facebook Fan Page.

This time around Sleep Scentsations would like to give their customers and Facebook Fans the opportunity to help out in sending a larger amount of Aromatherapy Pillow Liners to troops stationed at Camp Phoenix in Kabul Afghanistan.  For every package of Sleep Scentsations someone buys, Sleep Scentsations will match their purchase and by May 31st, 2010, they will donate a maximum of 8 bulk cases (480 liners in each case) on behalf of the ‘Sleep Scentsations Fan Club.” (If someone buys 1 package of 8 liners, 8 liners will be donated to a soldier).

Along with each case donated, they will include a special thank you letter with the names of those who participated.  For more information visit their blog http://Therascent.wordpress.com.

About Sleep Scentsations:

Ranging in six categories including Botanical, Wellness, Fresh, Aromatherapy, Exotic and Sensual, Sleep Scentsations™ is a line of patented adhesive-backed pillow liners that combine aromatherapy and “aromacology,” the belief that scents can induce moods or memories, to ensure an indulging sleep experience like no other. http://www.sleepscentsations.com

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