Monday, March 15, 2010

*CLOSED* National Napping Day with Protect-A-Bed *Giveaway*



To be honest, I had never been much of a napper. I guess I never figured out the art of napping when I was younger. In college most of my friends would take a nap after class when they'd been out late the night before. For some reason, if I tried, I'd feel groggy all day. All that changed with the birth of my children. Long sleepless nights meant that I could and would fall asleep anytime, anyplace. A nap became refreshing and almost necessary to help me get through the day.

Since my kids are now a bit older and sleep through the night just fine, I no longer need a nap, but do love to indulge in one once in a while - especially on a long and frustrating day. As Carrie P. Snow once said, "No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."



As you may or may not know, today is National Napping Day. Protect-A-Bed is celebrating this holiday by offering you, one of my loyal readers, the opportunity to win your very own Queen Size Protect-A-Bed Premium Mattress Cover (retail value $79.99). So, read a bit about National Napping day and Protect-A-Bed, then I'll tell you how you can win.

CHICAGO (March 15, 2010) – Napping is an art – an art studies show bolsters health and creativity. History has produced a legion of great nappers. Among them are Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison and Lord Byron, who after sweet slumbers achieved great feats of art, science and literature.

Is this a coincidence – this combination of greatness and napping? On this Napping Day, we at Protect-A-Bed think not. Napping Day is the first Monday after daylight saving time begins. It’s the day when the majority of us, a bit weary from losing an hour of sleep, desperately long for a short siesta. And, those of us at Protect-A-Bed believe you should cave to that longing.

Studies abound tout the benefits of napping, from enhancing memory and learning, to improving work performance, and increasing mental acuity and overall health. That’s why on the first Monday after daylight saving time begins, it’s fitting to celebrate the benefits of the nap and those who take them.

However, those who nap the best understand a sleeping place needs protection from allergens and dust mites. After all, waking from a nap with the sniffles is no way to wake up at all.

Research shows 10 percent of the general public and as many as 90 percent of people with allergic asthma (depending on the study you read) have an allergy to dust mites. And, dust mites love spoiling our napping refuge, taking up residence in mattresses and pillows. In fact, as many as two million dust mites can thrive in an unprotected mattress.

Besides dust mites, it’s not unusual for other allergy triggers like pollen and pet dander to become trapped within mattresses. By using a mattress protector, allergy sufferers can create an impermeable barrier between themselves and the allergens within their bed. By coupling mattress protection with pillow protectors that seal allergens within pillows, people can create a virtually allergy-free nap space.

So today, harness the creative power that comes from napping, and embrace your inner Da Vinci. And remember, the art of napping needs a canvas, and that canvas comes from Protect-A-Bed.
About Protect-A-Bed
Protect-A-Bed offers consumers a complete line of protective bedding products to create a Healthy Sleep Zone. The unique technology featured in Protect-A-Bed’s mattress and pillow protectors was developed in South Africa in 1980 before the company was officially established in the United States in 2000. Now selling in 27 countries, Protect-A-Bed is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation. The company developed the proprietary Miracle Membrane® and patented Bug Lock® and Secure Seal®, which help create a dry, bed bug free, anti-allergy sleep zone for people of all ages. Protect-A-Bed products are listed as a Class 1 Medical Device with the Food and Drug Administration and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. For more information, visit www.protectabed.com.
Here's how you can win:
  • Mandatory Entry - Post a comment telling me your favorite place to nap. Make sure you leave your email address or have it available on your profile so that I can reach you if you win.
Bonus Entries (leave a comment for EACH entry to be sure it is counted):
  • Follow Protect-A-Bed on Twitter (leave your twitter name in the comment)
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your twitter name in the comment)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (link to your tweet in the comment)
This giveaway ends on Sunday March 21 at 11:59pm ET. A winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted on Monday March 22. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another will be chosen. Good Luck!

*Disclaimer: All information was provided by Protect-A-Bed and Global Influence. I will be receiving a Protect-A-Bed Mattress cover in exchange for hosting this giveaway.

40 comments:

  1. I liketo nap in my bed.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  2. I follow them on twitter.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  3. I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  4. When I was younger and living in the country I used to love to take naps outside on nice days..Now I am in the city so the sofa is it now.
    rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

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  5. I follow Protect-a-bed on twitter @rsj2000mrs
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  6. I follow you on twitter @rsj2000mrs
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  7. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/rsj2000mrs/statuses/10517307403
    rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

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  8. I like to nap in my recliner. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  9. i love to nap in the car. all of that white noise all around me. it is the best time to nap, but not when i am driving:)

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  10. I love to nap on the couch with the tv shows on. The sound of soap operas and talk shows remind me of when I was little and was home sick from school. I feel like I am getting away with something while the rest of the world goes on.careylw@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite place to nap is in my bed. And it would be even better with a new mattress cover! LOL

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  12. Following Protect-A-Bed on twitter @jillyrh

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  13. Following you on twitter @jillyrh

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  14. Tweet

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  15. my favorite place to nap is on the couch

    cbrocious1984@gmail.com

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  16. following protect a bed on twitter

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  17. following you on twitter
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  18. tweeted http://twitter.com/lovemy21B/status/10608601077

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  19. I love to nap in my office with the door closed. zzzzzzzz...
    superluke-at-gmail-dot-com

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  20. Following Protect-a-Bed!
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  21. Following you on Twitter!
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  22. Tweeted about the contest!
    http://twitter.com/LookLuke/status/10616489493

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  23. I love to nap on our air mattress!

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  24. I'm following Protect_A_Bed on Twitter; user name @crumbdonut

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  25. Following you on Twitter @crumbdonut

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  26. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/crumbdonut/status/10720129385

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  27. My favorite place to nap is on the couch. Thanks for the chance!

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  28. Following Protect-A-Bed on Twitter: hillfam2005

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  29. Following you on twitter: hillfam2005

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  30. Tweet: http://twitter.com/hillfam2005/status/10768983993

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  31. My favorite place to nap is in my bed!

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  32. Following you on Twitter @2boysblue

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  33. Following Protect-A-Bed on Twitter @2boysblue

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  34. http://twitter.com/Protect_A_Bed/status/10768711987 I retweeted @2boysblue

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  35. I would so use this mattress protector my husband drools i twitter waterbluffy

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  36. I love to nap in my bedroom as that is my sacred ground and no one is to bother me there!! lol

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  37. I also follow your accounto on twitter rmgm via @bikerblue1972

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  38. I tweeted! TY for the chance!

    http://twitter.com/bikerblue1972/status/10905991795

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  39. I love napping on the floor (carpeted). I don't know why, but I do!

    mjsweeps {at} gmail {dot} com

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