*Disclosure: I did receive these products to facilitate my review, these opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.
There aren’t many more prominent, or satisfying, signs that spring is finally here than the annual clean that takes place in households across the country. While houses nationwide are being swept out and spruced up, there is one room in the house many Americans neglect during this seasonal scrub down; the bedroom.
Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to spring clean your sleep environment and what many do not realize is great sleep can actually start in the laundry room and a simple switch in caring for your bed-time fabrics can make a big difference.
- Wash sheets: We all know there is a problem when it comes to sleep hygiene in America, but the question is what can we do about it? First, the frequency at which you wash your sheets is critical. You should wash your sheets every week to maintain a healthy and comfortable sleep environment. In fact, 100 percent of doctors polled in a recent Healthcare Research & Analytics (HRA) study 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.
Washing bedtime fabrics, including sheets and pajamas, in P&G’s Sweet Dreams Collection – including Tide® plus A touch of Downy™ Sweet Dreams™, Downy® UNSTOPABLES® Dreams™, DownyInfusions® Sweet Dreams™ and Bounce® Sweet Dreams™ – which is formulated with ingredients to clean, soften and freshen bedtime fabrics helps to create a relaxing environment so that you can fall asleep. Additionally, lavender, a key ingredient in the Sweet Dreams Collection, is a well-known soothing scent. When used in the bedroom the products will add a calming, long lasting fragrance that can help you relax so you can fall asleep.
- Controlled room temperature: A cool room, somewhere around 65 degrees, makes for the best sleep. The feel of your mattress, pillows, sheets, and pajamas also affects the quality of your sleep.
- Turn off Electronics: Many people will lie in bed and check their phones and iPads before falling asleep, but the use of these electronics can have negative effects on your ability to fall asleep. The above HRA study also 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. Commit to a better night’s sleep every night by turning off technology at least 30 minutes before bedtime and taking the “Tuck In. Turn Off.” Pledge at www.TuckInTurnOff.com.
My thoughts? I was recently asked to review this new line of products from The Sweet Dreams Collection.I was really excited to try these products because I am already a big fan of these brand names, but it also turns out that both my hubby and I have sleep issues from time to time. I love the smell of lavender and I am aware of it’s soothing properties and these products definitely help with relaxation due to the lavender smell. I not only felt like our sheets felt softer and fresher, but cozier and more comforting, which made for a very “ahhhhhhhh” relaxing moment as we climbed into bed. The fragrance continues to linger (we are on day four now) and can certainly see where this would contribute to a good nights sleep – and if you have sleep issues, you know that EVERY little thing counts.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.