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.About Protect-A-Bed
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.
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:
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*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.