5 Tips for Better Sleep During the Week

Deep, restful sleep can oftentimes feel elusive and out of reach, especially during busy week nights. If you're having trouble catching up on your z's, we have five tips to help you reclaim your sleep.

 

 1. Unplug an Hour Before Sleep 

This is something that many of us have heard, but don't follow. It's tough, but incredibly important. Getting off your phone, computer, tablet, or iPad will significantly help your chances of restful sleep. The bright lights in our technology slow the production of melatonin, which is crucial for sleep. Light, in general, is the body's way of registering that it is time to keep staying awake and alert. 

In addition to putting your electronics away an hour prior to bed, you should also start turning the lights down low to encourage sleepiness. Shower with low, ambient light and allow yourself to start relaxing and getting all your thoughts and mental notes for the next day out before heading to your bed.

 

2. Try an Eye Mask

Even the smallest amount of light (like the computer monitor, a light in the other room peaking underneath the door, or car lights shining through the blinds) can disrupt sleep. Our Bucky sleep masks are the best quality, blocking out light and never put pressure on your eyes, ensuring pressure free blinking.

 

 

 

 

3. Exercise

Exercising helps you sleep better and it's good for mental and physical health. Any form of exercise, whether it's going for a walk, doing some yoga, rollerblading, etc., will help you get that sought after shut eye. Just be sure to get your fitness in 3-4 hours before you plan on going to bed or you might have a burst of energy and sleep will be distant.

 

 

 

4. Use Hot/Cold Therapy

In order for sleep to occur, you also need to be relaxed and comfortable. On cold winter nights, heat therapy is a great way to soothe your muscles and induce relaxation, which will bring you one step closer to a good night of sleep. You can relax with our neck wraps, heart warmers, and compact wraps, which can also be used to warm the bed for maximum comfort. On hot nights, use cold therapy to cool off and achieve a cooler body temperature, which is necessary for falling asleep. 

 

 


5. Set a Routine

Finally, set a routine and stick to it every night. Set a reminder for when you want to head to bed and plan to wake up at the same time each morning. This will help set your biological clock, eventually making it easier to wake up since it will be more natural than an alarm. To make your body more alert and awake, spend time in the sunlight for 5-20 minutes first thing in the morning, if possible. 

 

Bonus Tip: Make Sure Your Pillow is Up to the Task

Sometimes the culprit to lack of sleep can be as simple as the type of pillow or mattress you are using. If it's time for a new, comfortable pillow, we recommend our natural filled buckwheat and millet pillows. Hull bed pillows are not only great for deep, restorative sleep, but provide ideal head and neck support that greatly improves sleep posture and reduces soreness in the morning. 

 

 We hope these tips will lead you to more restful sleep and a healthier life. 

Relax at Home with Hot and Cold Therapy

As the end of October nears, we are slowly adding another blanket to our beds, throwing on extra layers, and grabbing a warmer jacket before leaving the house. Yes, it's definitely getting colder and darker these days. Winter is on its way. If you're feeling a little discouraged by the cold weather, we have the perfect cure. Our Bucky hot and cold therapy just may be what you've been needing this winter. It is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing evening at home and relieve some of the stressors in your life. 

 

With the arrival of chilly weather comes cold and flu season. Combat this less than ideal winter side effect with the Bucky heart warmer pillow. Filled with premium buckwheat seeds that conform to your body, this pillow is a wonderful combination of heating and cooling—simply put the Heart Warmer in the microwave for the soothing benefits of a heating pillow. 

All Bucky buckwheat is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and produced without pesticides or fertilizer. The quality of buckwheat filling far surpasses that of rice and other grains used in traditional heating pillows and is recommended by professional spas and salons worldwide as the best solution for long-lasting, moist heat.

Heat therapy can help relieve stress and anxiety, loosen stiff and sore muscles, and soothe aching joints, headaches, and arthritis pain—just put it in the microwave and be amazed at how long the Heart Warmer provides gentle heat. Freeze the Heart Warmer for a refreshing cold pack that can help soothe strained muscles, bruises, insect bites, hot flashes, and reduce inflammation and swelling.

For a relaxing spa inspired day at home, try the Serena MaskOur Professional Spa Comfort products are Bucky best sellers. These eye masks are great for relaxation, sinus headaches and reducing puffiness and circles under the eyes. The chenille covers are soft to the touch and extremely durable. Each can be placed in the microwave or the freezer depending on your desired use.

Another great way to stay warm and comfortable this season is using the heated/cooling neck and shoulder wrap. All you have to do is put the wrap in the microwave for soothing heat relaxation, or in the freezer for a refreshing cold pack. 

Unlike traditional heat wraps that use rice and other grains, buckwheat is recommended and used by professional spas and salons worldwide as the best solution for long-lasting, moist heat. Even better, all Bucky buckwheat is naturally fragrance-free and grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizer.

All Bucky shoulder and neck wraps are designed for hands-free relief—gently drape the wrap on your neck and shoulders to alleviate aches and pains while moving freely throughout your day.

Put your Bucky Neck & Shoulder Wrap in the microwave for a heat wrap to reduce stress, anxiety, stiff and sore muscles, aching joints, headaches, arthritis pain, and much more! For a cooling wrap, let it chill in the freezer to help soothe strained muscles, bruises, insect stings, hot flashes, and reduce inflammation and swelling.

For a relaxing night in your bed with a book before sleep, try the compact wrap, which can be used as a bed warmer. Just put the wrap in the microwave and then under the sheets for instant warmth and coziness.

 Heat wraps are recommended to help reduce stress, anxiety, stiff and sore muscles, aching joints, headaches, and arthritis pain. For cooling relief, they soothe bruises, bug bites, hot flashes, etc. 

 

 

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 Stay warm as it gets colder and don't forget to give yourself some self care in one form or another!