10 Tips for Better Summer Sleep

We might be one day past the summer solstice, but we still have plenty long and sunny summer days ahead of us. While summer is the time many of us feel most relaxed, this season can still wreak havoc on your sleep. Between early sunrise, hot nights, and activities that might get you off your schedule, it might just be one of the most difficult seasons for sleep. Here we have ten tips to get the most out of your summer nights.

Try to keep bedtime consistent.

Summer is often the time for vacations and staying out later. But this doesn’t mean you can’t keep a consistent schedule. Think about shifting your bedtime later to accommodate, while still keeping it relatively the same every night.

2. Give yourself time to wind down.

The late sunsets can interfere with your natural body rhythms, meaning you won’t be as tired at night. Consider closing your curtains and dimming the light in your home at least 2 hours before bed.

3. Eat a light dinner.

This goes for any time of the year, but is especially important in the summer. Many of us are guilty of just wanting to spend one more hour in the evening daylight, and might put off dinner until later than we would in the winter. After all, dinner is the sign of the end of the night for many. If you eat later, be sure to make it a light meal to avoid stomach discomfort.

4. Pay attention to bed linen.

It’s time to put the flannel away, and opt for more cooling fabrics like cotton and linen. Not only will it get you in the summer mood, but it will keep you as cool as possible.

5. Dress right

The same goes for pajamas as it does bed linens. Opt for t-shirts and shorts, rather than heavier loungewear. Make sure you can move freely at night. Consider being adventurous, and sleeping in your underwear-or even the nude!

6. Sleep with wet hair

If you’re a hot sleeper, summer can be a nightmare for you. One of the quickest ways to cool down is to dampen your hair. Having a cool head can make your entire body feel cooler.

7. Use a makeshift air conditioner

Put ice in a larger, shallow dish, and place it in front of a fan. The cool air will rise and be circulated by the fan, giving you a cheap and easy way of cooling your room.

8. Invest in a dehumidifier

The old saying goes, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. It might get annoying hearing literally everyone say this, but it is true. Take some moisture out of the air in your bedroom for deeper, cooler sleep.

9. Put up room darkening curtains

Not only does it get dark later at night during the summer, but sunrise starts as early as 5:30 in the morning. If you, like many of us would rather sleep later than that shut the sun out with room darkening curtains.

10. Listen to the sound of rain
If all else fails, and the summer heat has got you anxious, try calming methods like listening to the sound of rain. If you can use that to get to sleep, chances are you’ll stay asleep.

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5 Best Plants for the Bedroom

The best way to elevate the decor of any space is to add some greenery, and the bedroom is no exception. Since you statistically spend a third of your life sleeping, you also spend almost that amount of time in your bedroom. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, so treat yourself to some air purifying house plants that will keep you calm and centered. Here are the best plants to build your bedroom oasis:

 


Live Lavender

Lavender is often used in aromatherapy to relax and help with sleep, so having a fragrant lavender plant in your bedroom is a certain way to get some better rest. While it’s grown outdoors in most situations, it’s entirely possible to keep it as a houseplant. Make sure they have enough light-place them in a bright south-facing window. Add some gravel to the bottom of your pot, terra cotta pots are best.

 


Peace Lily


For something with less maintenance, try a peace lily. It’s on NASA’s “Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants”, helping to keep a healthy environment, which is important when you spend entire nighttime sessions breathing in your bedroom air. They prefer light shade, and can even thrive in rooms with no windows. Best of all, it lets you know when it needs water- the leaves droop, and will perk back up once you water it.
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Snake Plant


The snake plant is one of the most tolerant plants out there, perfect for bedrooms that may have less than ideal growing conditions. They’re great at cleaning toxins from the air, and can be left for weeks at a time and still survive. Make sure they’re in well draining soil, as they don’t need much water to survive. They can tolerate most lighting conditions.

 

 

Golden Pothos
The golden pothos is yet another workhorse of an air purifier, and looks beautiful in any bedroom. They like bright, indirect light when indoors, and need well draining soil. Let the soil dry out completely in between waterings. This is another one where the plant will tell you when it needs water, you’ll see the leaves drooping.

 

Fiddle-leaf Fig
If you’re a more advanced plant parent, and have a bright sunny bedroom, the ever popular fiddle-leaf fig is for you. It’s sure to be the focal point of any bedroom. Fiddles need bright, consistent light to thrive, and they need to be away from cold drafts. They need rich, well drained soil, and water only when soil is dry to the touch.

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Charles P. Rogers is Now Open in King of Prussia Mall

We are now open in the King of Prussia Mall!

Come by and try out the best sleeping mattresses around and sleep better every night!

You’ll find us at:


Store No. 2090

Upper level courtside of mall near Bloomingdales (next to Starbucks)
690 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Telephone: 800-272-7726.Showroom Hours (Eastern Standard Time):
Monday through Saturday 10-9. Sunday 10 -6  (closed Easter Sunday)


 

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Look out King of Prussia Mall. Here we come!

We are opening a new store location in the very (very) near future in the the King of Prussia Mall! (This month 😉)

Most of our new staff has finished up their orientation. We hope that everybody in the area will come by to say hello and try out some great mattresses!

More to come on the exact opening date in the next few days!

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Movie Shot in Our NYC Showroom Selected for Sedona International Film Festival

A while back we had a film shot in our NYC showroom. The film, “One Day Home” has become an official selection at the Sedona International Film Festival happening in February!! Congratulations to One Day Home Film and good luck! We loved the mattress humor, romance, and especially enjoyed the supporting role of our Powercore Estate 5000😁👌Take a look at the trailer below and remember “You get what you pay for…”

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