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Last week we gave you the rundown on the new TEMPUR-Contour Signature bed with the Advanced Ergo System that I’ve been luxuriously sleeping on, and today, well, you can win one for yourself! Woohoo! The wait is over!
For all of you dying to win a Tempur-Pedic bed (and, well, that should be all of you since they’re that awesome), here’s how the giveaway is going to work. First, you’ll commit to getting better sleep by taking the Tempur-Pedic and FBG Sleep Pledge (more dets on that later). Second, you’ll create your own customized bedtime ritual and share it in the comments. Third, you’ll get to check back in next Friday on a new Tempur-Pedic post on the importance of sleep, to share how your ritual is going. From that check-in bedroom ritual post, FBG and Tempur-Pedic will select three to five readers with the most creative bedtime rituals who have checked in on how their sleep-time has been going. Once those finalists have been picked, readers will be notified via email and announced on the site. From there, we’ll do a fourth post where you’ll get to vote on your favorite bedtime ritual. Sounds fun, right? Right! So let’s get to the Tempur-Pedic and FBG Sleep Pledge first!
We’ll talk more more next week about the specifics on how awesome sleep is for your workouts and your overall health and wellness, but today we want to challenge you to get a better night’s rest. And we know you guys need it. According to the recent Tempur-Pedic sleep survey, nearly 50 percent of Americans are willing to go a month without Facebook, their iPhones or their iPads in order to get a good night’s sleep! So just how do you get a better night’s sleep? Well, you take the below plege!
I, ENTER NAME, vow to put sleep as a top priority in my life for my health. I will schedule seven to nine hours of sleep each night, giving myself roughly 30 minutes of chill time to de-stress and relax before bed with my bedtime ritual. I will do my darndest to rise and shine at the same times each day (yes, even on weekends), and I will avoid electronic devices and TV an hour before bed. I understand that making time for sleep helps me to be better at all facets of my life and—most importantly—it allows me to feel grrreat!
See? Pretty painless! Sure, it’ll take some time and planning, but we promise that it’s worth it!
Step Two: Create Your Bedtime Ritual
Now for the fun and creative part—coming up with your bedtime ritual! Create your own process for getting ready for bed each night that will calm and soothe you. As is stated in the pledge, your ritual should last about 30 minutes and should help you to relax and get totally ready to snooze. Here are a few examples (feel free to use an inspiration for your ritual)!
- Read a chapter of a cheesy romance novel while listening to soft-rock hits from the 80s.
- Do a series of yoga poses with Enya playing.
- Trade foot rubs with your partner (and if any funny business happens as a result, it’s an extra sleep bonus!)
Remember, the more creative and unique your ritual is, the better shot you have at becoming a Tempur-Pedic bed finalist, so get specific and create a bedtime ritual that is perfect for you.
Step Three: Leave a Comment, Yo!
Now just leave a comment below telling us that you’re taking the Tempur-Pedic and FBG pledge, and share what your bedtime sleep ritual is. Then, tune in next Friday to share how it’s going! Finalists will be announced Thursday, September 22, for voting, but you have to comment on this post and next week’s to be entered.
Ready…set…sleep well! —Jenn