Who Doesn’t Need A Good Nap?! And A Giveaway!

by Kathy Sykes on March 15, 2010 · 4 comments


Do you ever wish that you could sleep like a baby again?

Well, today is officially National Napping Day!! This is the day I have been waiting for all of my life. People who really know me, know that sleep is on the top of my “favorite things to do” list.

To help commemorate this day, Protect-A-Bed will be hosting a Twitter party tonight where they will be giving away sets of Premium Pillow Protectors to those who share the funniest place they have ever taken a nap. To enter, follow @Protect_A_Bed on Twitter and use the hashtag #nappingday to share your funniest or strangest nap location.

I will also be giving away a  Queen Size Protect-A-Bed Premium Mattress Cover (retail $79.99) to one of my readers who leaves a comment about why napping is important to your well-being? Comments will be accepted until Thursday, March 25st at 11:59pm. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, March 26th and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, if not, another winner will be chosen.

The winner is….AMY H. You have 48hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. CONGRATULATIONS!

For more information about National Napping Day and Protect-A-Bed, read the press release below:

Protect-A-Bed® supports the art of napping on National Napping Day

Company’s mattress protectors create a comfortable, allergy-free nap environment

 CHICAGO (March 15, 2010)– Napping is an art – an art studies show bolsters health and creativity. History has produced a legion of great nappers. Among them are Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison and Lord Byron, who after sweet slumbers achieved great feats of art, science and literature.

Is this a coincidence – this combination of greatness and napping? On this Napping Day, we at Protect-A-Bed think not. Napping Day is the first Monday after daylight saving time begins. It’s the day when the majority of us, a bit weary from losing an hour of sleep, desperately long for a short siesta. And, those of us at Protect-A-Bed believe you should cave to that longing.

Studies abound tout the benefits of napping, from enhancing memory and learning, to improving work performance, and increasing mental acuity and overall health. That’s why on the first Monday after daylight saving time begins, it’s fitting to celebrate the benefits of the nap and those who take them.

However, those who nap the best understand a sleeping place needs protection from allergens and dust mites. After all, waking from a nap with the sniffles is no way to wake up at all.

Research shows 10 percent of the general public and as many as 90 percent of people with allergic asthma (depending on the study you read) have an allergy to dust mites. And, dust mites love spoiling our napping refuge, taking up residence in mattresses and pillows. In fact, as many as two million dust mites can thrive in an unprotected mattress.

Besides dust mites, it’s not unusual for other allergy triggers like pollen and pet dander to become trapped within mattresses. By using a mattress protector, allergy sufferers can create an impermeable barrier between themselves and the allergens within their bed. By coupling mattress protection with pillow protectors that seal allergens within pillows, people can create a virtually allergy-free nap space.


So today, harness the creative power that comes from napping, and embrace your inner Da Vinci. And remember, the art of napping needs a canvas, and that canvas comes from Protect-A-Bed.

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About Protect-A-Bed®


Protect-A-Bed offers consumers a complete line of protective bedding products to create a Healthy Sleep Zone. The unique technology featured in Protect-A-Bed’s mattress and pillow protectors was developed in South Africa in 1980 before the company was officially established in the United States in 2000. Now selling in 27 countries, Protect-A-Bed is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation. The company developed the proprietary Miracle Membrane® and patented Bug Lock® and Secure Seal®, which help create a dry, bed bug free, anti-allergy sleep zone for people of all ages. Protect-A-Bed products are listed as a Class 1 Medical Device with the Food and Drug Administration and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. For more information, visit www.protectabed.com.

***In exchange for sharing this information with my readers…I will also be receiving a Protect-A-Bed Premium Mattress Cover***

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Nanette March 19, 2010 at 3:29 am

There is nothing more energizing that a good nap. I can nap for 15 minutes and be rejuvinated, Ahh! I am so happy to know that napping is being celebrated. Looking forward to celebrating this next year also!


amy h March 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Napping is important to my well-being because working full time and going back to school takes a lot out of me. Between a full day at the office and nights filled with homework there doesn’t seem to allow enough time for a “good” nights sleep. If I nap it is for an hour and then I have enough energy to get me through the rest of my daily tasks. Thank you so much for the chance!


crumbdonut March 25, 2010 at 12:38 am

I believe napping is important to your health because it gives your body time to rest and heal. It also gives your eyes a break from the day, as they are always working hard (at least mine are!). Many of us don’t get enough sleep at night, so naps can re-energize us and keep our minds and bodies sharp.

Thank you for the giveaway! And what a cute sleeping baby picture in your post! 🙂


Heather March 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

It’s important to nap because its a gives your body/mind a bit of time to rest! Even with the shortest of naps, you usually awaken with more energy!


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