Doing laundry may not be the most exhilarating thing you do, but it can bring some great satisfaction. I absolutely love when I can pull a warm blanket out of the dryer and pull it up to my face because it’s not only warm but it’s also the best smell you had all day. A relaxing smell and warmth are two things that help me sleep.
From the Proctor & Gamble family we received the entire line of products in the Sweet Dreams collection to Spring Clean my household laundry. They also provided some tips on how to Spring Clean and keep the clean clean while also helping your sleep habits.
Wash sheets: We all know there is a problem when it comes to sleep hygiene in America, but the question is what can we do about it? First, the frequency at which you wash your sheets is critical. You should wash your sheets every week to maintain a healthy and comfortable sleep environment. In fact, 100 percent of doctors polled in a recent Healthcare Research & Analytics (HRA) study agreed that an appropriate sleeping environment is critical to aid in a person’s ability to relax so they can fall asleep and half of physicians would recommend their patients use clean, lavender scented sheets as a way to help them relax so they can fall asleep.
Washing bedtime fabrics, including sheets and pajamas, in P&G’s Sweet Dreams Collection – including Tide® plus A touch of Downy™ Sweet Dreams™, Downy® UNSTOPABLES® Dreams™, Downy Infusions® Sweet Dreams™ and Bounce® Sweet Dreams™ – which is formulated with ingredients to clean, soften and freshen bedtime fabrics helps to create a relaxing environment so that you can fall asleep. Additionally, lavender, a key ingredient in the Sweet Dreams Collection, is a well-known soothing scent. When used in the bedroom the products will add a calming, long lasting fragrance that can help you relax so you can fall asleep.
Controlled room temperature: A cool room, somewhere around 65 degrees, makes for the best sleep. The feel of your mattress, pillows, sheets, and pajamas also affects the quality of your sleep.
Turn off Electronics: Many people will lie in bed and check their phones and iPads before falling asleep, but the use of these electronics can have negative effects on your ability to fall asleep. The above HRA study also found that 54 percent of doctors reported one of their patients’ biggest hindrances to falling asleep is engaging in electronics such as phones, computers and televisions too close to bedtime. Commit to a better night’s sleep every night by turning off technology at least 30 minutes before bedtime and taking the “Tuck In. Turn Off.” Pledge at www.TuckInTurnOff.com.