The lights are dimmed, the candles are lit, and the mood is dreamy. It’s Valentine’s Day. And we’re all looking to be better in bed. You know, amp up our shut-eye with the proper essentials – – what were you thinking? The right PJs and bedding can transform your sleep experience and help you log those coveted 8 hours faster than ever before.
Leading the pack in the bedroom are our friends Parachute and Lunya loungewear, both brands founded to enhance dream time in the most beautiful and comfy way ever. Parachute’s luxury bedding is designed in LA, made in Italy, and an absolute dream when it comes to craftsmanship. Lunya’s functional and soft as air loungewear is just the kind of thing one needs for the coziest night ever.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day we’re hooking up with these sleepyheads for a giveaway that’s as cool as the other side of the pillow. Find our how to enter below and get cozy with these helpful bedtime tips from the pros…
BEDTIME TIPS FROM the creators of PARACHUTE Home + LUNYA loungewear
Cut back and wind down. Minimize portions close to bedtime and cut back on caffeine and spicy foods late in the day. As bedtime nears, chamomile tea is almost instantly relaxing, and there’s good reason for that, too: it’s rich in calcium and magnesium and other trace minerals that naturally relax muscles and nerves.
STEAM IT OUT. Take a hot shower before bed to soothe your muscles and rinse yourself of the day’s stresses.
Banish the blue light. Blue or green toned lights from the TV, alarm clocks or your phone can interfere with natural melatonin production, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
Experiment with aromatherapy. Scent can be a powerful motivator and can help relieve stress, promote calm or even get you in the mood. Try oils, room sprays, or candles.
Grab your coziest socks, but turn down the heat. The body drifts more easily into sleep at slightly lower temperatures, but cold hands and feet can pull you right out of a deep sleep.
Dim the lights. Not only does it help to set the mood for lovin’, but using low lighting from bedside lamps versus overhead lights creates a more calming environment.
Win Our Be Better In Bed Instagram Contest!
What You'll Win:
One lucky reader will win a $150 gift credit to Lunya Sleepwear, a $100 gift card to Pressed Juicery, and a Venice Bedding Set from Parachute valued at over $269 – a total value of over $519!
How To Enter:
This morning, we’ll be sharing our #TCMBeBetterInBed ‘gram on our Instagram! Regram the photo, hashtag it #TCMBeBetterInBed and a caption on how you intend to improve your bedroom sleep and wellness in 2015. Folloaw and tag all three brands, @TheChalkboardMag, @LunyaCompany and @ParachuteHome, to be entered to win!
The Fine Print:
This giveaway closes Monday, February 2nd at 5 P.M PST. Our winner will be notified via Instagram and can contact us at [email protected] to receive their winnings!
Open to continental U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram.