Breathe Right Ultimate Night's Sleep Giveaway
This contest seriously couldn't have come at a better time.
Can you please help me sleep at night cause my husband SNEEZES LIKE A TRAIN?!?!?! ahem.
Yes. It's bad. He totally denies it..but seriously. ahem.
Between that and sharing my bed with a 3 year old?
I need to SLEEP RIGHT.
Thankfully I've teamed up with Breathe Right and 95.7 Ben FM to bring you this SUPER AWESOME contest.
And if you happen to have a hellacious rough time falling asleep at night you deserve to breathe right. (Or the hairy beast Prince Charming next to you deserves to Breathe Right so YOU can sleep right!)
I know I sound like I'm joking...which I HALF am. But it IS FLU SEASON, ya know?!!? And who on earth wants to deal with a sick household? It's totally the pits...
So help your breathe right and enter to win this super awesome new contest where you can win a Dr. Breus Bed!
It's the Ultimate Night's Sleep Prize.
One lucky winner will FINALLY get that 'Ultimate Night's Sleep!
All from Breathe Right, BEN-FM and Kmart…There’s smart, and there’s Kmart smart.
If you're a sniffling fool like my house...be sure to check out these cold survival tips:
BREATHE RIGHT ADVANCED NASAL STRIPS TIPS
- Catch more zzzz's. A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine confirms what Mom has been saying all along: You need more sleep. After exposing healthy volunteers to a cold virus, researchers found that those who slept fewer than seven hours a night were about three times as likely to become ill as those who, on average, snoozed for eight hours or more. And even minor habitual sleep upsets (such as difficulty dozing off, or waking up throughout the night) had an impact; participants who lost just 2 to 8 percent of their total sleep time—that's about 10 to 38 minutes for an eight-hour sleeper—had nearly four times the risk of getting sick compared with those who fell asleep quickly and slept soundly.
- Relax. If you can teach yourself to relax, you can activate your immune system on demand. There's evidence that when you put your relaxation skills into action, your interleukins -- leaders in the immune system response against cold and flu viruses -- increase in the bloodstream. Train yourself to picture an image you find pleasant or calming. Do this 30 minutes a day for several months. Keep in mind, relaxation is a learnable skill, but it is not doing nothing. People who try to relax, but are in fact bored, show no changes in blood chemicals.
- Avoid smoke. Smoking can aggravate and prolong symptoms. Statistics show that heavy smokers get more severe colds and more frequent ones. Even being around smoke profoundly zaps the immune system.
- Disposable. Use disposable items if someone in your family is infected. Disposable cups can be thrown away after each use and prevent accidental spread of the virus from sharing of cups or glasses. This is particularly important if you have young children who may try to drink from others' cups
- Disinfect. Rhinoviruses can live up to 3 hours on your skin. They also can survive up to 3 hours on objects such as telephones, stair railings, door knobs. Cleaning environmental surfaces with soap & water or a virus-killing disinfectant might help prevent the spread of infection.
- Stay warm & dry. The combination of cold and wet can use energy while your body tries to warm itself and this energy may have been all that was keeping that cold virus at bay.
- Laugh. As the saying goes “laughter is the best medicine”. A hearty laugh has been shown to boost the immune system. A good laugh will also increase the body’s production of endorphins, those “feel good” chemicals.
DISCLOSURE: This is a contest and promotion with my relationship to WBEN and Real Mom Radio.