Good Sleep Begins In The Laundry Room #TuckInTurnOff {Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is a compensated by Downy through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are 100% my own.

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I never thought that I would say this, but I crave a good night’s rest. When I was younger, I would wake up early, but now that I am getting older and working two jobs (teaching and writing), I look forward to my Tempurpedic bed and some good shut-eye. I love my bed and the delicious smelling linens that adorn it. When I lay my head down at night, I allow it to sink into my pillow, taking a deep inhale which leads me rapidly into my sweet dreams, with visions of no kids waking me up in the middle of the night (dreams, I said!).


One third of Hispanics, according to the 2010 Sleep in America Poll (38%), report that many of the following stresses are causing their sleepless nights:


At times, I do feel sleep deprived with all that I do in 24 hours. In today’s day-to-day life, nearly one-third of Americans are sleep deprived. This compromises their health, ability to learn and follow through with daily activities, as well as contributes to decline in quality of life. With this wonderful creation by P&G, I know that my sleep deprivation will be eased thanks to the products that they have created.

photo-1244 I must say that all of this begins prior to me even getting into bed. While I wash my bed sheets and blankets, the smell of Tide Downy Infusions not only brings me joy but softness to my body when I lay down at any time during the day. I allow my clothes to marinate in that fragrant liquid which I combine with Downy UN-Stopables right at the beginning of my wash for that fresh, lavender scent that entices my senses.  My sheets finish their cycle with a smell that is out of this world and would make anyone want to lay themselves upon them. I finish off with adding a Bounce dryer sheet to the dryer and those sheets are showered with a little bit more love and fragrance and a whole lot of static control and softness.

photo-1245 Caring for our bed linens is extremely important to me especially since my husband works hard on a daily basis and needs the best sleep possible. Your bed is your safe haven and the place where you lay your head down at night expecting cleanliness and comfort. Looking forward to some great sleep and actually receiving it is at the top of this Mami’s priority list. Not only do we moms need it, but we deserve it. What better way than with a fragrant, soft blanket to cuddle with in this cold New York City weather? The lavender scent is sure to provide you with a comforting and sleep-filled night.

photo-1246 What I adore about The Sweet Dreams collection is that it has joined forces with celebrity Physician and wellness expert Dr. Ian Smith and lifestyle expert, busy mom, and friend of mine, Jeanette Kaplun to highlight benefits of the Sweet Dreams collection. I have promised myself to follow the tips based on recent HRA study findings. It states that 54 percent of doctors reported that many of the hindrances of falling asleep are due to:


  • the use of phones, computers and televisions too close to bedtime.
  • 72% of Latinos watching TV within one hour of going to sleep.
  • 20% of Latinos using the computer or internet at bedtime according to a poll completed by NSF (National Sleep Foundation).


I am taking the pledge for my family, for myself and for my sanity to “turn off” ALL technology at least 30 minutes before bedtime. I also pledge to “tuck myself in” to my comfy bed with my handsome husband at a decent time every night, despite Twitter parties or work commitments. I will LOVE and APPRECIATE myself enough to wrap myself up with fabrics infused with soothing scents and the softness of the Sweet Dreams Collection to help me relax and fall asleep so that I can have a carefree and calm, restful night. I am asking all of my MommyTeaches readers to do the same because we are WORTH IT!!!


Will you be taking the challenge with me over at

There will be a grand event over at

Grand Central terminal, Vanderbilt Hall

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

10 a.m. to 12p.m. ET


There will also be a Twitter Party on March 4th so follow #gno #TuckInTurnOff for info!


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Disclosure: This post is a compensated by Downy through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are 100% my own.



  1. Vicky says

    Sleep with teenagers is worse when they were little. When they were little they were home now I have to wait for the noise

  2. says

    I also love to sleep and have to do it with fresh clean sheets, now that I’m 29 weeks pregnant sleeping is becoming almost an impossible task and I suffer for that. :(.

    P.S: I use Bounce in all my dryer’s loads but didn’t know about the one for sweet dreams. Will try it!

  3. Ana says

    My sleep deprivation comes from having a busy schedule throughout the week with the kids, just making sure everything is right. I look forward to my sleep on weekends with a nice comfortable pillow and a very soft blanket

  4. says

    Amiga, thanks so much for your kind words. I’m one of those who used to keep on checking emails, social media and the web on my iphone & I’ve changed that. I hope we help more people get the sleep they need. Abrazos!

  5. says

    Oh my gosh, woman! You know both of my kids are still waking up at least 1-2 times during the night and they’re up for the day in the 4 o’clock hour! I’m gonna lose it!! ; )

  6. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I have fibromyalgia and it causes many sleepless nights. I am in chronic pain and it is hard to sleep through the night. I have bouts of insomnia sometimes going several days without sleep.

    When I do finally fall asleep I may sleep for a couple days only waking to eat and go to the bathroom. A cool room does help when I do sleep

  7. says

    My now-3-year-old didn’t sleep through the night until she was going on 2 years old. Even now, she doesn’t go to bed until midnight and often gets up around 5 a.m. for milk or a snuggle before going back to sleep. So I’ve basically been sleep-deprived for 3+ years 😉

  8. Erin Ellis says

    I had 2 girls – 11 months apart! EEEK! My life has been full of no-sleep-nights ever since. I love to sleep in a nice quiet room with fresh comfy sheets and earplugs (Kidding about the last part!) .Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  9. Sheila K. says

    I have no trouble falling asleep but I do have trouble staying asleep—my ideal sleep environment would be a cold room, lots of blankets, and soft music!

  10. Jane says

    Sleep is a huge problem here, having two generations of children, crazy work & school schedules, in addition having two rescue dogs I always have one ear awake. On nights when I drift off early my LO has a tendancy to come into our bed, I do love the snuggle time, but she stretches out like a starfish & I’m squished.

  11. kelly willis says

    the worst sleep for me is when the kids are sick I love to sleep in my bed with no tv lights or noise

  12. mindy says

    The best kind of sleep is laying down with my two lilttles when its beds time. And when i go to bed i love just to lay with the covers on laying on my hubbys chest.

  13. jet s. (@frugaliscious) says

    its been 8yrs since i really get to enjoy a great sleep, i sure miss & always wanted to have it again. Now that im a mom & have 4 pets at home every little things wakes me up not sure if its a natural tendency being a mom or im just too light sleeper. will be amazing to finally sleep like a baby again!


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