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Chasing Your Dreams

Catching up on lost sleep during the week isn’t as easy as you think.

How many of us look forward to the weekend and hope to catch up on lost sleep with a nap on Saturday afternoon or a morning when we don’t have to spring up with the sound of the alarm?


It’s interesting that most people underestimate the amount of time it takes to recover from sleep deprivation and the impact it has on our lives. Sleep deprivation can impact our blood pressure, is linked to metabolic syndrome and diabetes, in addition to learning disabilities, vigilance and other potentially disabling issues. Sleep deprivation can even cause depression.


A new study found that after prolonged sleep deprivation, it takes days to return to regular functions. After 10 days of sleep deprivation, even a week or 7 days of recovery is not enough. And what’s more, study participants believed they had recovered full functions after seven days of recovery when testing instruments showed otherwise.


While there is no definitive answer yet for the question of exactly how much time it takes to recover from sleep loss, study authors and other experts emphasize once again, the necessity of prioritizing a proper amount of sleep each night.


Have you ever suffered from a prolonged period of sleep deprivation? How long did it take you to catch up on that lost sleep? Among other tips one expert noted it is “crucial that your mattress, sheet and bedclothes are comfortable.”


I can help with that latter part.


The SleepSmart bedding collection sold at Pottery Barn has all


the bedding pieces you need to sleep comfortably! I designed this collection to keep you cool, comfortable and dry so you can sleep without overheating throughout the night. The SleepSmart products feature down and down alternative pillows and duvets, plus a great assortment of accessories including a mattress pad, duvet and pillow protectors. All pieces are made with allergen barrier weave in the fabric. There is even a breathable waterproof pillow and mattress protector for those who need extra moisture management to help keep their pillow and mattress free from spills or other accidents. Best yet, all pieces use 37.5® Technology to evaporate sweat to keep you dry. The 37.5® active particles in the fabric and the fill respond to excess heat your body generates to release accelerate the release of moisture vapor. That means less humidity to build-up in your sleep environment, and more cool comfort for you. What’s unique about the SleepSmart bedding collection is that each piece works together to increase comfort. It’s been clinically proven that the more layers you use, the more comfort and sleep you’ll achieve!


While life may sometimes derail our sleep goals, it’s great to know t


hat your comfy bed is your motivation partner to help you get back on track!


About Inventive Sleep® by Tracy Miller


Tracy Miller is a trusted inventor and innovator of dynamic, technology driven, and comfortable products for the home, and founder of Inventive Sleep™. Her engaging brands are found in millions of homes and hotels across the country. As a Sleep Products Innovator, Tracy is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams and goals starting with a great night’s sleep. Her reputation for combining proven and modern materials in everyday products including sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets and mattress pads, adds exciting new comfort and performance qualities consumers love to incorporate into their homes. Tracy is also the author of the weekly sleep blog Sleep Secrets and Inspirations. In it, she shares her expertise on materials research and design, and demystifies the sleep experience with an informative and fun-filled conversation on how sleep helps people with daily living, as well as some of her tips and tricks on picking your favorite products. For more information, visit www.inventivesleep.com. Sleep Tonight. Create Tomorrow.™



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