Holiday Sleep Tips Pillow Talk Blog Team
Now that winter is officially upon us, the holidays will be here in a hot minute. For some of us this season inspires warm fuzzy feelings of taking care of loved ones and cozying up to the fire with a warm (shameless product plug) Downlinens.com throw.
And for the rest of us, this season drives us to drink. If you happen to fall into the latter camp, don’t worry we’ve got your back. Keep in mind that when you do imbibe that while alcohol can help you fall asleep, it doesn’t necessarily help you stay asleep. In fact, studies have shown it can disrupt your sleep cycles. Making the sleep you do get less of the restorative variety, and when you don’t get your beauty sleep it isn’t pretty. Here are some tips to keep you sitting, and sleeping, pretty through the holiday season:
- Since alcohol, tends to dry you from the inside out, the more hydration the better. Before you have your drink, take a fish oil supplement or a B12 complex vitamin. This will give you a hydration boost to offset the drying effects of the alcohol. You will look more refreshed than the rest of your drinking partners come morning.
- To prevent puffiness add an extra Downlinens.com pillow (another shameless product plug). The extra height will prevent fluid retention and promote lymphatic drainage.
- I will go ahead and state the obvious here, clean your face before you turn in, no matter how tempting it is to skip it. Applying a hydrating night cream or serum before hitting the pillow will help you look your best in the morning.
- Speaking of your pillow, try a satin pillow case (coming soon to Downlinens.com) which has been reported to help stave off the early onset of wrinkles.
- In the morning try and caffeinate, your face that is. Try placing warm green teabags over your eyes for a couple minutes. The enzymes in the tea counteract dark circles and inflammation.
- Lastly oversized sunglasses will hide a multitude of sins. Invest in a good pair.
Happy Holidays from the Downlinens.com team!
Indoor Clouds Pillow Talk Blog Team
Now we know what your thinking, "is this a new product, like a cloud bed or something?" In short, no its not. This was actually created by a Dutch artist named Berndnaut Smilde. He has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. Pretty awesome if you ask us... but seriously, maybe this cloud bed idea isn't bad.
The Inaugural Post Pillow Talk Blog Team
As active sleepers, we at DownLinens like to think of ourselves as a connoisseur of sleep. Most people concern themselves with the activities of the day, but give little thought to the major pursuit of the night-namely sleep. We hope to right that oversight and through the course of our posts help the world understand why its important to value a good nights sleep- because surprisingly it is more than sheer laziness.
To us, one of the best feelings in the world is crawling into a soft bed piled high with plush down pillows, wrapping oneself in a large comforter, and drifting off to sleep as the down warms you against those cool East Coast winter nights (or heavily air-conditioned winter night for you West Coasters).
The idea of waking up horrifies us. The second we crawl out of our down fortress we cringe as our feet hit the hardwood floor and the cool air greets our scary morning face. But life goes on and unfortunately, like every working or school going adult, we must begin our day and tackle our responsibilities.
And as if it’s not bad enough to be at work or school, being over-tired and grouchy doesn’t help. (It also spurs those “wow, you looks awful” thoughts that you know are running through your coworkers or classmates' heads as you try and fix your unruly hair) A sure way to avoid that is to make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep. The truth is, we can't stay young and continuously active forever. Our advice: keep following our official DownLinens blog "Pillow Talk", and keep in touch with our websites updates on new ways to get comfortable. Check out downlinens.com, and be proactive about the most important form of inactivity- sleep!"