This is a fun post presented by Serta.
Declaration of Peace at Home
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sleepiness
- I declare we will give our electronics a curfew
Swap your phones and late-night TV out for family board game night and prime reading time! Children who use devices at night that emit blue light (cell phones, TV screens, computers) reported having fewer hours of sleep per week and increased daytime sleepiness. Help your family avoid drowsiness and embrace the summer mornings feeling refreshed.
- I declare we will create bedroom sanctuaries
Design your home’s bedrooms to be a relaxing oasis! For House of Harper blogger and Serta Comfort Crew member Caroline Harper Knapp, that means “lighting a candle, having fresh flowers on hand and a few favorite snapshots of our family that always brings a smile to my face.” Find what environment is most calming for you and your family!
3. 3. I declare we will skip nighttime soda
Did you know it takes around six hours for your body to get rid of just half of the caffeine from a coffee or soda? Replacing dinner time soda with low-sugar, caffeine-free alternatives will cut down on pre-bed jitters and ensure a more restful night of sleep.
- I declare to pay more attention to our mattresses
Actress Jamie Lynn-Sigler recognizes the importance of a relaxing night of sleep and says her mattress is of the utmost importance, which is why she partnered with Serta. The Serta® Perfect Sleeper® mattress is the only official mattress of the National Sleep Foundation and is engineered to help common summer sleep issues like tossing and turning, sleeping too hot and partner disturbance.
- I declare we will establish a nighttime routine
With longer days and brighter nights, it’s harder to get yours kids to wind down during bedtime. Establishing a nighttime routine with relaxing activities like taking a bath and reading a book will help prepare both you and your children for a full night of rest. The National Sleep Foundation says a nighttime routine will help cue your child’s brain that it’s time to go to sleep.