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Eat Healthy Bedtime Snacks and Sleep Better

If you think that eating at bedtime is a big “no-no,” think again! There are plenty of healthy bedtime snacks that you can eat to help keep you in shape and promote a better night’s sleep. So what should you be eating before bed? It is vital that you choose tasty bedtime snacks that will keep your body satisfied until morning but won’t negatively impact your health. It is also important to note the word “snack” – avoid eating a heavy meal right before bed. Keep it light! Healthy bedtime snacks include those that contain complex-carbohydrates and quality proteins. Ideally you want to look for foods that contain tryptophan, a sleep-inducing amino acid. You can find tryptophan in dairy products such as milk and cheese, proteins like turkey and chicken, whole grains like wheat and oats, and fruit and vegetables like bananas and sweet potatoes. Foods that contain casein protein are great because casein is slowly absorbed by the body, warding off hunger for longer. You can find casein in milk and cottage cheese. Worst Bedtime Snacks Coffee – This delicious beverage contains caffeine…what more do we need to say? Avoid drinking this within a few hours of bedtime! Alcohol – As your body metabolizes your glass of vintage Chardonnay it can cause you to wake up during the course of the night. Not only that, but your alcohol induced...

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5 Reasons to Buy Cool Bedding In Winter

You may be tempted to throw on layer after layer of wool blankets, and down comforters in your quest to build the perfect winter nest. Resist the temptation! Here are 5 reasons to consider buying cool bedding this winter… 1). Too many layers can make you sweat in bed As you lie under all those layers your body temperature rises resulting in sweating as your body attempts to cool down. Not only is this uncomfortable, it can also lead to the chills as you begin to cool down too quickly. Instead of piling on the covers, choose bedding that will keep you close to your optimal sleep temperature. 2). Heated bedding is expensive, cool bedding is not Do you really want to spend money on a heated mattress pad that costs a fortune and contributes to your utilities bill? Temperature-regulating bedding offers a better night’s sleep compared to heated bedding, and is also affordable and environmentally friendly. 3). A comfortable bed is one that uses a cool bedding system By investing in a complete bedding set you are greatly increasing your bed’s ability to provide you with a comfortable night’s sleep. While buying a heated mattress pad will keep you warm, you can’t beat the combination of a mattress pad, sheet set, and pillow that are designed to be used together for utmost comfort! 4). Cool bedding will keep...

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The Slumber Cloud December Sale is HERE!

The Slumber Cloud December Sale is HERE! Throughout the entire month of December we are offering all our customers 15% OFF EVERYTHING. And when we say everything, we mean EVERYTHING…temperature regulating mattress pads, cooling pillows, sheet sets, pet beds…and more! Give the gift of better sleep this holiday season and start shopping...

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The Technology Behind Our Cooling Bedding Products

Our bedding products utilize Outlast® technology, a unique material that absorbs, stores, and releases excess heat helping you get the best sleep possible. But “how exactly does it work?” we hear you say. Read on to find out about this Certified Space Technology™. How Will Outlast® Technology Benefit Me? Before we geek out on the tech stuff, we thought it might help you to know how the use of Outlast® technology in our cooling bedding products will help you get a better night’s sleep. Our cooling bedding reduces sleep disturbances caused by being too hot or too cold Outlast® manages heat build-up under the covers to prevent overheating and perspiration Fabric containing Outlast® adapts to continuously changing skin temperatures to keep you “thermo-neutral” Night sweating associated with overheating is reduced Thermally incompatible couples enjoy better sleep Hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause are reduced so you sleep cooler and drier Cooling Bedding…The Geeky Stuff Outlast® technology utilizes phase change materials that absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort.  Outlast® technology is comparable to ice in a drink; as it changes from solid to liquid, it absorbs heat and cools the drink, keeping that drink at the desired temperature for longer. Outlast® phase change materials work in the same way, but are microencapsulated to be permanently enclosed and protected in a polymer shell. The microencapsulated phase change materials are...

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