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Back-to-school sleep tips!

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As it gets closer to the start of school, it’s important to gradually ease your kids back into an earlier and regular sleep schedule. An abrupt change can throw off their internal clock, causing a cranky and tired start to the school year. Prevent that from happening by following these tips!

1. Start getting ready for bed at least an hour before. This routine could include having your kids brush their teeth, taking a bath or shower, putting on pajamas, laying out an outfit for the next day and winding down with a book. Setting up a routine will signal to your child’s body that it’s almost time to sleep.

2. Shift the time your child goes to bed by 15 minutes a day if he or she is used to late summer nights. A drastic change will only leave them unable to fall asleep as sleep patterns take time to adjust.

3. Make sure your children’s bedding is optimal for a good night’s sleep! Replace any old or flattened pillows and check if their covers are still weather appropriate. As we transition from summer to fall, an extra throw or blanket might be necessary.

If you have any back-to-school sleep tips to share with other Bedding Snob parents, please post them in the comment section below! A good night’s sleep is important for focusing, learning and retaining information. We hope your kids have a great first day of school!

Vacationing in Maine this Summer?

Maine, also known as Vacationland, offers plenty of exciting things to do in the summer! If you’re planning to visit (and if you haven’t, you should!), here are some of our favorite spots.

Portland Headlight

Cape Elizabeth - Portland Headlight by Peter Roome Cape Elizabeth – Portland Headlight by Peter Roome via Flickr

Located in Cape Elizabeth, the Portland Headlight is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. It offers amazing views and gorgeous walking trails.

Freeport

Wharf in Freeport, Maine by littlelionkat Wharf in Freeport, Maine by littlelionkat via Flickr

If you’re looking to do some shopping and score the best deals, then Freeport is a must! There are numerous outlets, including the Cuddledown Outlet Store! And if you need a scenic break from shopping, Winslow Park is nearby. It has a tidal beach, walking trails, grills and picnic tables.

Acadia National Park

Dave Wilson Golden Sunrise, Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park Sunrise, Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park by Dave Wilson Golden via Flickr

One of the most iconic destinations in Maine, Acadia National Park is a place every Maine visitor should see! The spectacular views and numerous activities, such as kayaking, boating, taking a flight tour, hiking or camping, will make it an fun-filled, unforgettable trip.

If you’ve been to Maine before and loved a particular area or activity, let us know in the comments below! For even more ideas, check out our full list of Favorite Maine Places.

Benefits of pure linen bedding

Linen Sheets

Linen fabric has been widely used for centuries, and there’s good reason for it! Linen is stronger, more absorbent and more durable than other fabrics. It’s also naturally lustrous and lint-free, looking and feeling better after every wash. Since pure linen is moisture wicking and temperature regulating, it’s great for year round use, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If those reasons weren’t enough to make linen the perfect sheeting fabric, it’s also an environmentally friendly, biodegradable, renewable resource. That’s because linen is made from the flax plant, which is used in other products, such as flax seed oil and even linoleum.

If you already love linen or are interested in getting your first set of linen sheets, now’s the best time. You can save on Italian linen sheets during our Luxury Bedding Sale!

Summer bedding essentials

Crochet Cotton Coverlet & Sham

It’s officially summer, so it’s time to swap your heavier bedding for warm weather essentials that will help you sleep comfortably cool. The first thing you’ll want to do is switch your thick comforter for a summer or blanket weight comforter. If you’re a very warm sleeper or live in a particularly hot climate, a coverlet will provide just the right amount of warmth, while also adding texture and style! To keep your out-of-season bedding free of dust and dirt, try our breathable Cotton Canvas Zippered Storage Bag- perfect for storing your down comforters!

Classic Seersucker

Light, breathable sheeting makes sleeping on hot summer nights more comfortable too. Linen and seersucker are summer classics for good reason! Linen is naturally moisture wicking to keep you cool and seersucker’s puckered stripes increase air circulation.

Nautical Cotton Pajamas

Now that your bed is ready for the summer heat, make sure you have weather appropriate sleepwear. Fabrics that are moisture wicking or are sheer and lightweight like cotton lawn, make the perfect summer pajamas!

Product Review Spotlight – Temperature Regulating Comforter

It’s officially summertime! Although the weather is great for outdoor activities, sleeping in the summer months can get uncomfortably hot. Avoid night sweats and get uninterrupted sleep with our top-rated Temperature Regulating Comforters. Special panels transport excess heat and humidity away from you while you sleep, even with a duvet cover. Plus, all of our synthetic and down Temperature Regulating Comforters are on sale right now! Our customer from Memphis, Tennessee says it’s “perfect.” See her review below.

Temperature Regulating Comforter

Please feel free to share your images and/or thoughts about our products. You can review them on each individual product’s page on our website, post photos here on our blog, or on our Facebook page.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re not sure what to get Dad, we can help!

For the active dad- Does he love to go fishing or hiking? Give him the gift of memories and surprise him with a camping trip for the family! Click here for help finding camp sites.

Morning Camp by Bureau of Land Management via Flickr Morning Camp by Bureau of Land Management via Flickr

For the dad who loves to relax- Ever catch him snoozing on the couch? Make sure he’s extra comfy with a plush throw or cozy loungewear. If you’re not sure what color throw to get or what size clothing he wears, you can’t go wrong with a Cuddledown gift certificate.

European Cotton Fleece Blanket or Throw

For the dad who’s hard to shop for- Any dad will enjoy and appreciate a nice, home cooked meal! Check out allrecipes.com for some great ideas.

Steak & Chips by Mark Walker via Flickr Steak & Chips by Mark Walker via Flickr

Cuddledown Product Review Spotlight – Plush Wool Fleece Mattress Pad

Our Wool Fleece Mattress Pad is made of 100% top grade American virgin wool and cushions your whole body. Since the dense wool naturally wicks moisture away, it’s also great for summer! See what our customer from Springfield, Iowa has to say about our mattress pad in her five star review below.

Fleece Review

Please feel free to share your images and/or thoughts about our products. You can review them on each individual product’s page on our website, post photos here on our blog, or on our Facebook page.

Gifts for Grads!

NTU Graduation Week 2014 NTU Graduation Week 2014 by Nottingham Trent university via Flickr

Looking for the perfect graduation gift? We’ve got you covered! Bedroom essentials are always appreciated by college-bound students preparing to move into dorms and recent college grads getting ready for their first apartment. Here are some of our top picks!

Quality bedding in Twin XL can be hard to find at department stores, but not at Cuddledown! We’ve got Twin XL sheets, mattress pads and even featherbeds to turn those dreadfully uncomfortable dorm beds into pure bliss.

For college grads moving into new apartments, treat them to the luxurious, weightless warmth of a down comforter! Our 600 Fill Power Primary Down Comforter, voted “Best Buy Comforter” by Consumers Digest, and our 600 Fill Power Cotton Sateen Colored Down Comforter are great choices.

If you’re in Maine, our Freeport Outlet Store has a great selection of gifts (and some amazing deals) for your graduate! In addition to bedding and sleepwear, our outlet store has locally made goods, home decor, slippers and gifts you won’t find online or in our catalog.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale at our Freeport, ME Store

Memorial Day Sale

Now thru Monday, save 20% off all regularly priced items and up to 60% on already-reduced comforters at our Outlet Store in Freeport, Maine! It’s the perfect time to revamp your bedroom and wardrobe with new, warm weather essentials, like our temperature regulating comforter and breathable, lightweight pajamas in fresh prints! Our outlet store also has home decor, accessories, locally made items and gifts you won’t find online or in our catalog. For driving directions, click here!

 

What does Oeko-Tex® Certified mean?

Certified Safe Fabric

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so comfortable bedding is something you’ve probably already thought about, but have you considered the environmental and health factors of your bedding? If you’re familiar with our website or catalog, you’ve probably noticed that many of our products are Oeko-Tex® Certified. If you’re not sure what that means, let us explain!

Products with the Oeko-Tex® label are free from more than 300 harmful substances that could pose health risks, including allergenic dyes and bleaches. Certification is only given after the product passes strict laboratory testing and requirements. At Cuddledown, we believe in safeguarding the environment and your health by providing fabric that is both high quality and safe. When you use our Oeko-Tex® Certified products, you can rest easy knowing that the fabrics are free from harmful chemicals and safe for your entire family. Plus, by keeping these harmful chemicals out of our fabrics, they are being kept out of the environment once the useful life of the product is over.

For more information on Oeko-Tex® certification, check out our video, and read more about the certification process in our resource center.

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day EventMaryBeth Greeting CardsMother’s Day is this Sunday! If you haven’t gotten a gift yet, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Shop our Freeport Outlet Store for great deals on a wide selection of sleepwear, slippers and loungewear. You can also give Mom something she’ll appreciate all year round- a good night’s sleep with our luxurious bedding! Plus, we carry unique gift items not available in our catalog or online, including an expanded selection of eco-friendly Caldrea® products, cute accessories like scarves and jewelry, and even locally-made cards. We’ve got everything you need for Mother’s Day!

African Charity Items

If you prefer shopping from the comfort of your own home or want some ideas before heading to the store, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide. And for the mom who has everything, you can’t go wrong with a Cuddledown Gift Card.

No matter what you decide to get, we hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and spend quality time together.

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