Slurp these for sleep…

A warm glass of milk 15 minutes before bedtime is said to help people fall asleep at night. Milk contains tryptophan, which is the same ingredient that makes everyone sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner. The warmth of the milk also helps people relax.

Chamomile tea is known as a gentle sleep aid. While most teas contain caffeine, this one contains relaxants that helps you wind down before sleep.

Montgomery cherries are surprising sleep-inducers. They contain a decent amount of melatonin, which regulates the body’s sleep-awake cycles. Studies found that those who drink (real) cherry juice first thing in the morning and right before bed managed to sleep 39 minutes longer.

 

 

Sources:

http://digitaljournal.com/article/315805

http://renasherwood.hubpages.com/hub/The-Healing-Properties-Of-Chamomile-Tea

http://www.faqkids.com/662-warm-milk-sleepy.html

Advertisements

The Art of Caffeine Napping

Picture from TheDesignInspiration.com

It’s pretty easy to become the master of the caffeine nap. The idea is simple enough: drink a cup of coffee, then take a 15 minute nap. It takes a little bit for the caffeine to kick in, so this oxymoronic combination isn’t too far-fetched. Then once your alarm goes off 15 minutes later, you wake up refreshed and ready to battle the monsters of the day.

The caffeine nap isn’t just a concept though. It’s a real scientific “thing.” Sleep researchers at the University of Britain put several fatigued drivers in a driving simulator to determine the best ways to make them more alert. Apparently, there’s a chemical in your body called “adenosine,” which makes you sleepy. Coffee chases this chemical away, which is pretty cool.

 

Info from: http://www.sleepdex.org/caffeine-nap.htm

Have you met Emily Shanahan?

On July 13, 2010, Emily took ownership of a ChiliPad to help her regulate her body temperature at night. Prior to ChiliPad technology in her life, she was having skin problems because of the temperature of her body while she slept. Even in the winter months, Emily found herself overheating to an extreme degree.

She took ownership of another ChiliPad unit this July. Here’s what Emily and her family sent us in the mail:

Image

Image

Such a sweet family! (The original picture had a much higher quality than this scanned version.)

Emily truly is an inspiration to us here at ChiliPad. If you have time, please please please watch her video. It will change the way you view your life. The link is right here:

http://www.tomsdigitalphotos.com/emily/emilysworld/

Now that she’s accomplished so much and is able to get some much-needed rest at night, Emily is ready to continue her life’s journey. She will be pursuing her Master’s Degree at Anderson University in Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Non-Profit Organization Management. She plans to develop a non-profit organization for the “differently enabled.”

To read more about Emily, visit her website: http://www.tomsdigitalphotos.com/emily/meetemily/

Aromatherapy for the Restless

According to ApartmentTherapy.com, there are certain scents that help you relax and fall asleep. Some of these mentioned are: Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose, and Sandalwood.

People choose to utilize these as a pillow mist, wrist spray, candles, or incense.

Aside from the scent itself, the act of inhaling and deep breathing also helps the body relax and fall asleep faster.

While aromatherapy isn’t a fully solid theory in the scientific world, it’s definitely worth a shot. What’s the worse that can happen? You and your room smell better?

Absolute Dark

In middle school, I learned of a temperature called “Absolute Zero.” Apparently, it’s so cold that everything on a molecular level comes to a standstill. In fact, Absolute Zero is so cold that scientists haven’t even reached it yet!

Introducing a concept I invented all on my own: Absolute Dark.

According to most sleep experts, people sleep best in the darkest room possible. Your alarm clock, sunlight, and TV’s produce light that can stimulate your brain and keep you awake. So turn the alarm clock away from you, get some thick light-proof curtains, and turn off that TV so you can get as close to Absolute Dark as possible!

See-through curtains like this won’t work when you fight the light:

And they don’t hide cats that well either 😉

Of course, this blog excludes those of us who are paranoid of the dark (like me!). I don’t mind the light from my alarm clock 🙂

If you found something great…

If you found something great, you would share it right? It’s like telling people about the mega-sale at a local boutique, or flaunting your favorite brand, or Instagram-Tweeting the outcome of a daring new recipe you succeeded at. This lovely mixture between enlightening friends to your recently discovered brilliancy and bragging to them is a sought-after relief for our pent-up product excitement.

This is the exact feeling Joshua needed to share after receiving his new ChiliPad. Joshua was the victim of nightsweats for over a decade. He was “doubting its advertised ability,” but his need for cool comfort overrode the broad skepticism he felt toward the product. He had already exhausted innumerable unrewarding attempts at keeping cool. He decided it was worth giving it a shot. After receiving his new ChiliPad and setting it up, his lack of confidence in the product begged him to test its temperature-changing abilities out at a polar-level 50 degrees! Somewhere in the middle of the night, this man who has always been plagued by nightsweats woke up freezing. While being cold isn’t normally pleasant, Joshua knew this was the beginning of a beautiful relationship with his bed. Since then, Joshua has found his happily-ever-after temperature and flouted the nightsweats.

“Cooler than the flipside of my pillow…”

Alright, you guys love the ChiliPad. And there’s more Chili-Awesomeness to share…

Have you ever heard the phrase “you’re cooler than the flip side of my pillow”? Well, Chili Technology has torn that phrase apart recently with our pillows.

Now, BOTH sides are cool like the flip side because it’s a pillow with cooling gel cells. Also, our dreamy Cloud pillows are made with special coconut memory foam that’s designed with an open-cell structure that doesn’t hold as much heat.

If you’re a hot-headed individual, this pillow is for you!

It can be found right here: http://www.chilitechnology.com/Cloud.html

“Can’t sleep without it!”

Despite being just a few months away from my 20th birthday, I still have a “blankie.” More specifically, it’s a quilt made by a great aunt, or something like that. It’s soft and it’s getting all these little rips in it, but I still love it. I sleep like a baby with it.

A picture of my quilt and I in Hawaii!

I take it with me whenever I won’t be sleeping in my own bed. I dragged it all the way from my home in NC to the Philippines, on the exact other side of the world, for a 7 week excursion. It spent a month in Hawaii with me a couple weeks ago… A week in Vegas… A cruise to the Bahamas… It’s gone to Myrtle Beach with me multiple times. Tennessee. Virginia. The San Francisco Airport. And, of course, it’s been with me all freshman year at High Point University. Needless to say, it’s well traveled. It doesn’t matter how “foreign” the bed is, I sleep just the same with my quilt.

A lot of people feel this way about the ChiliPad. They can always depend on a good night’s sleep when it’s working its magic. But don’t let me relay the news, here’s what they say:

I never want this to break down. I would not know how to sleep without it. My poodle says he loves it too. His side is so cool.. – Julie R.

This is the best thing I ever bought. It is used every night and is priceless. I didn’t know how much better I sleep till I forgot to turn it on one night and woke up in the middle of the night burning. – Kyle L.

My half of the bed is in the shop. I miss my chilipad!!!!! – Mary W.

I woke up middle of the night sweating and realized I forgot to turn it on! I wondered if it was making that much of a difference and apparently it was! – Linda S.

Some die-hard owners/fans/evangelists of the ChiliPad even travel with it. That’s how much they depend on a ChiliPad for that perfect night’s sleep.

25% of Couples Don’t Sleep Together

Did you know that about 25% of couples don’t sleep together in the same bed?

There are several celebrity couples that are known to sleep in different beds, including: Scott Disick And Kourtney Kardashian, Ryan O’Neal And Farrah Fawcett, Kevin Jonas And Danielle Deleasa, and the recently divorced Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise.

This can be due to a number of reasons like loud snoring, excessive movement, or sleep walking and talking. One of the biggest reasons is different sleep temperature preferences. One likes it nice and toasty, while the other likes to see their breath crystalizing in the air in front of them. The end result is two separate beds in two separate rooms.

ChiliPad is here to save the day!

The ChiliPad can come as a dual-zone mattress pad, which allows couples to customize their half of the bed. Technology is a wonderful thing, and Chili Technology is helping couples everywhere sleep comfortably with each other.

 

Here’s a testimonial from Dr. Margueritte Gilkey – McDonald,NC:

“My hot flashes started about 5 years before menopause. I tried everything…. I was sweating and my husband freezing. But other than Estrogen treatments (with the risk of serious side effects) nothing was beating my hot flashes until ChiliPad™. Now both my husband and I can sleep comfortably. Join me in this drug free approach to comfort.”

[Source: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/70070135.html]

Science is Backing “Beauty Sleep”

Beauty sleep is officially a concept in the science world! Researchers in Sweden conducted a survey where volunteers were photographed after 8 hours of sleep, then again after being awake for 31 hours.

The results:

“Sleep deprived people are perceived as less attractive.”

To back this up, get a mental image of yourself at its hottest. Did you look sleepy? Of course you didn’t! Sleep is obviously necessary for function, and it’s also necessary for aesthetic purposes.

Now ask yourself: do you get enough sleep at night? If your dark circles, red eyes, and yawning mouth answer “no,” then maybe it’s about time you try a ChiliPad. Sleeping at your ideal temperature will help you get a deep, restorative sleep that will have you waking up the next morning feeling good with a mega-watt smile like your favorite Disney character.

…Or this Bull Dog.

[Info from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11993944]

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.