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Snobbish Thoughts March 2013

Spring forward sleep tips!

Spring Flowers by El Frito, on flickr

Spring Flowers by El Frito, on flickr

As we get ready to set our clocks forward on Sunday (a sure sign that spring is near!), we’re thinking about how to get enough sleep despite the time change. Even though we’ll be losing an hour, there are lots of simple things you can do to stay well-rested next week and beyond.

1. Make small adjustments. WebMD recommends going to bed just 15 minutes earlier for several days leading up to the time change. Getting plenty of sleep this week will make the transition easier.

2. Keep exercising during the week. Moderate exercise can help you sleep longer and feel more awake during the day. A half-hour walk three times per week is a great place to start!

3. Get sunlight in the morning. As described by Dr. Alfred Lewy, the Director of Oregon Health and Science University’s Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory, sunlight is needed to regulate and reset the body’s circadian rhythm. So, to get your body clock on the right track for daylight saving time, Dr. Lewy recommends absorbing direct, early morning sun on Saturday and Sunday. However, this means getting up at dawn and going outside to soak it in. So, if you’ve been wanting to go for an early morning walk or hike, this is the perfect weekend to do so!

4. Limit afternoon caffeine. In preparation for slightly earlier bedtimes leading up to daylight saving time, Dr. Michael Breus recommends not drinking caffeinated beverages after 1pm. In addition, he suggests eating meals up to an hour earlier a few days before the time change to give your body time to adjust.

5. Try a “sleep gadget.” Sleep tech gadgets are all the rage, and USA Today has rounded up a few of their favorites. In the coming weeks, we’ll be testing a sleep gadget, too – stay tuned!

Tell us, how do you adjust to daylight saving time? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

First Friday 40% off sale on our Temperature Regulating Comforter!

March 40x40 sale_Temperature Regulating Comforter

March 40x40 sale_Temperature Regulating Comforter

Since it’s the first Friday of the month, once again we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary with our “First Friday 40″ special sale!

For March, we’re offering our customer favorite Temperature Regulating Comforter in fluffy 700 Fill Power Down, now at 40% off!

This discounted price is good for 40 hours only, so act fast to get our uniquely-designed, comforter – known to have saved several marriages from the eternal battle of the bedcovers!  :)

On a more serious note, in celebrating 40 years ago, in March of 1973,  the last American soldier left Vietnam. Bringing the troops home to their families safely is always a reason to celebrate!

Cuddledown Product Review of the Week – 700 Fill Power Temperature Regulating Down Comforter

This weeks review is from a customer in New Orleans on our 700 Fill Power Temperature Regulating Down Comforter. To celebrate our 40th year, we’re giving you 40% off this comforter for 40 hours. Click here and save! (*40% Off discount will appear in cart. Offer ends at 11:59pm EST 03/02/13.)

700 Fill Power Temperature Regulating Down Comforter

700 Fill Power Temperature Regulating Down Comforter

I’ve bought at least a half dozen down comforters in the last decade. All top quality and expensive. Master BR, guest BRs, family BRs. This puts all the others to shame. The supersized king has finally stopped the tug of war between my husband and I. It looks and feels fantastic. Like sleeping in a cloud. First time shopping at Cuddledown – and its certainly not going to be the last.

5 stars - star rating

Customer, New Orleans Louisiana

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