We were so excited to host students from four local high schools as part of Manufacturing Day! Designed to educate students about career paths in manufacturing, this national event is celebrated by more than 2,000 companies across the U.S. As we make all of our pillows, comforters and featherbeds in Maine, it was a wonderful opportunity for us to open up our manufacturing facility to students and show them what we do. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!
Freeport High School students with their handcrafted pillows
Zipping up his handcrafted pillow
Happy high schoolers with their brand new pillows
Manufacturing Manager Scott Braman explains how a comforter is stitched
It’s the final day to save during our Columbus Day sale! If you’re thinking about stocking up on cozier sheets and blankets for cool weather, now is the perfect time to do so. It’s also a great opportunity to get an early jump on holiday shopping!
The sale ends tonight at midnight – don’t miss your chance to save!
Save 20% sitewide at cuddledown.com
Free shipping on eco-friendly products - today only!
Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we’re offering free shipping on all orders containing organic, eco-friendly, and certified safe products! Simply click the link or the image to access the promotion. The sale ends tonight at midnight – don’t miss out on free shipping!
Shalane Flanagan (center) in 2010. Photo courtesy of outsideonline.com/Don Feria/Corbis
For elite runner Shalane Flanagan, this year’s Boston Marathon is especially meaningful. Growing up just north of Boston in Marblehead, Massachusetts, she had a love of running from a young age and thought that “Patriots’ Day was a national holiday and that everything revolved around the Boston Marathon.” Both of her parents competed in the marathon and she remembers standing at the finish as a child, cheering them on. Last year, Flanagan herself finished fourth in the race and recalls feeling disappointed about her finish, until hearing about the bombings. She then became the first runner to commit to the 2014 race, and has dedicated herself not only to running a personal best, but to winning the women’s division.
Recently, Anderson Cooper of 60 Minutes sat down with (or rather, laced up his sneakers and ran with) Flanagan, who talked about her training plan and strategy. The “pony-tailed assassin in knee socks” described the learning curve associated with marathon running, and how proper pacing is critical to success. Currently, she runs up to 120 miles per week, fitting in weight training and high-altitude runs to achieve peak fitness.
We’ll be cheering on Shalane today when she races in the 118th Boston Marathon, as we keep those impacted by last year’s tragic events in our thoughts. We’re so inspired by the strength and dedication of those racing, and wish the best of luck to all of the athletes!
It’s the first official day of spring, and to celebrate, we’re having a HUGE clearance sale! This weekend, save up to 80% off clearance items online. Plus, if you’re in Maine, you’ll also find great savings – up to 70% off – at our Freeport, Maine outlet store! Additionally, all regularly priced merchandise at our outlet store is 20% off. So, whether you’re stocking up on cozy winter essentials or refreshing your bedroom for spring, you’ll find a great selection of sheets, blankets, sleepwear, slippers, and more.
Cuddledown's spring clearance sale - don't miss out on great savings!
We’re not quite ready to plant flowers here in Maine, as we brace for yet another large snowstorm heading our way this evening. However, even if it’s too early for us to start gardening, we’re thinking spring with fresh florals … on our beds!
Cotton Percale Garden Floral Bedding at cuddledown.com
To find more spring bedding, sleepwear, and slippers, head over to cuddledown.com. You’ll also find a large selection of clearance items – up to 75% off – with more being added regularly. Happy shopping!
Sure sign of spring by blmiers2, on flickr
We’re looking forward to the unofficial start of spring this weekend as we set our clocks forward and jump into daylight saving time. However, even this small transition can throw our circadian rhythm out of sync, leading to increased fatigue and grogginess. Luckily, there are several simple ways to get back on track and wake up well-rested Monday morning.
1. Soak up sunlight at the right time Since our circadian rhythm is affected by the balance of light and darkness, you can help to reset yours by heading outside at dawn this Saturday and Sunday. If that’s not feasible, limiting your time outside at sunset can also help with the transition.
2. Exercise Spending time exercising outdoors on Sunday is a great way to ease into the time change, as you’ll most likely feel tired and ready for bed earlier. Although it’s frequently debated, sleep experts recommend exercising in the morning for better sleep, as vigorous exercise before bedtime can keep you up later.
3. Eat dinner a little earlier To fully prepare for your earlier bedtime, you might want to eat dinner a bit earlier Sunday night (particularly important if you are typically a night owl)! You also might consider having a meal that promotes sleep, while avoiding caffeine intake late in the day.
How do you deal with the transition to daylight saving time? We’d love to read your feedback in the comments section below!
If you haven’t yet experienced the lightweight, lofty warmth of a Cuddledown comforter, or the comfort of our supportive mattress pads, now’s the perfect time to do so. Our annual comforter and mattress pad sale ends on Monday, March 3rd – don’t miss your chance to save!
Cuddledown's comforter sale ends Monday!
Jeremy Abbot and teammates at the Sochi Olympics team figure skating medal ceremony
For Olympians like Jeremy Abbot, going for the gold starts with getting a good night’s sleep. In fact, Abbot even brought his own queen-size mattress to Sochi so that he could avoid tossing and turning on the twin-size beds at the Olympic village! Reflecting on his experience at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Abbot told NBCOlympics.com, “I toss and turn a lot. For the two and a half weeks I was in Vancouver I didn’t sleep one full night because I was always afraid that I was going to roll off the bed.”
Talking about his portable queen-size mattress, Abbot commented that “[The mattress] is really high; it’s a legitimate bed. Getting it here was a pain; it weighs 25 pounds. I literally packed a suitcase just for the bed, but it’s definitely worth it.”
Sleep experts agree that as little as one extra hour of sleep per night can improve athletic performance. In an interview on the Huffington Post, sleep specialists Haley A. Davis and James B. Maas, Ph.D explained how athletes can reap the maximum benefits from sleep. By sleeping at least 7 hours and delaying early morning exercise until later in the day (if possible), athletes can improve their muscle memory, leading to better performance.
We hope all of the Olympians have been able to get some much-needed sleep in Sochi – and a big congrats to Jeremy Abbot and his teammates (above) for their bronze medal in the figure skating team competition!
Even though winter is still in full-swing here in Maine, we’re getting ready for spring with our big winter clearance sale! Save up to 80% on bedding, sleepwear, comforters and more – click on the image below to start shopping. Quantities are limited, so don’t miss your chance to scoop up some of the best deals of the season!
Cuddledown's Winter Clearance Event
We’ve been enjoying some lovely, spring-like weather here in Maine lately, but we know we haven’t seen the last of winter! We’re still getting plenty of use out of our cozy comforters and warm pajamas – and you can, too. Our winter white sale ends next Wednesday; don’t miss your chance to save on bedding, blankets, sleepwear and more. Click on the graphic below to shop our sale!
Save during Cuddledown's Winter White Sale!
Tokyo Bay Barbarella Watch - on sale at cuddledown.com!
Still picking out gifts for a few people on your list? No worries! There’s still time to get it to them in time for Christmas. To help take out some of the guesswork, we’ve added a handy holiday shipping map to our site, showing the cutoff dates for standard shipping. Want send a comforter to Washington state and have it arrive by the 25th? Never fear – you can expedite it until December 20th (the cutoff date for overnight delivery is 1:00 PM EST, December 20th). Happy shopping!
Don’t miss your chance to save – our Black Friday sitewide sale ends tonight. Click the image below to access the promotion!
Last day to save 25% sitewide at cuddledown.com!
Want to take a break from the mall & do a little online shopping instead? At cuddledown.com, our Black Friday sale is still going on – save 25% sitewide! If you need a little help finding just the right gift, our Holiday Gift Guide is full of wonderful ideas to make your gift giving easier.
Our Black Friday sale continues at cuddledown.com
Psst … have you checked out our clearance section lately? Our annual clearance event is going on now, with savings up to 80% off! To find out more about upcoming promotions, sign up for our email list! And, to shop the clearance event, click on the image below. Happy shopping!
Cuddledown's year-end clearance event!