The days are getting longer and warmer, and falling asleep can be a little more challenging. Summer is upon us again. It is an appealing time to go to the beach and plunge into the cool waters or climb mountains to get instant relief from the heat. But since you can’t go out-of-town for months on end, how can you make staycation comfortable this season? Is it possible to have fun without leaving the four corners of your house?
Uratex has a wide range of mattresses, toppers, pillows, and other home products that ensure you enjoy every second of your staycation. Savor eight (8) hours of uninterrupted sleep on Uratex Airlite mattress. For your movie nights, grab the FAM (Fold-A-Mattress) with Thin Cotton, comfy pillows and butter popcorn.
Here are 7 staycation tips for sleep lovers, home buddies, and everyone else who value relaxation.
Netflix binge on a Fold-A-Mattress
Do you know that adults aged 18 to 64 should be getting seven (7) to nine (9) hours of uninterrupted sleep each night? If you’ve been logging less than six (6) hours of nightly sleep, you’re putting your health and wellness in serious risk. Sleep deprivation is linked to stroke and heart problems, lack of focus and high risk of accidents.
Make sure you get the right quality and amount of sleep each night by creating a comfortable sleeping environment. It’s also important to learn how to manage your stress levels to allow your mind to relax during bedtime. For your weekend staycation, decompress at home by watching a good movie on Netflix. Find a spot in your living room for the Uratex FAM with Thin Cotton, a lightweight and compact mattress.
Read away on the Cosmo Sofabed
When was the last time you finished a book? This summer, pamper your brain with an amazing selection of paperbacks. Try reading non-fiction books such as biographies of notable personalities, historical records or science books. Check out Paul Johnson’s gripping biography of Winston Churchill and Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking A Brief History of Time.
Create special corner in your home for your leisure reading. You can place sofa bed near a window to access the natural light and refreshing air. The Cosmo Sofabed, made of high-quality Uratex foam covered in elegant Dobby fabric, transforms into a sleeping space when folded out. Install an overhead lamp and light up scented candles for the ultimate reading mood.
Chill out with a summer playlist
Get your summer playlist ready! According to a US study, music has stress-relieving effects, resulting in a faster autonomic recovery after a stressful event. It doesn’t matter the type of music you listen to as long as it makes you happy and pumped up.
Thank heavens for Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube you have an access to a limitless selection of genres, artists, and songs. To help you induce sleep at night, turn on a calming playlist. Turn on Spotify, go to Moods & Genres and choose Sleep. You can listen to Peaceful Piano, Acoustic Calm or Deep Sleep. YouTube has relaxation video choices such as those featuring a crackling fireplace, raindrops on a window and crashing waves. Lay the Edge Mattress Topper, designed with anti-static features, on your bed and listen to some relaxing tunes.
Get busy with DIY projects
Going out-of-town for vacations is good for your well-being because the change in surroundings give your senses a break. But traveling can be expensive. With a bit of creativity, you can have an enjoyable and worthwhile summer staycation.
Get busy with DIY projects. You can repurpose old furniture into chic home pieces. Your mom’s dresser can be transformed into a gorgeous shabby chic piece through washed paint. You can also recycle your old shirts into pillow cases for your Uratex Snoozy Pillow, which is made of high-density foam. Another creative DIY idea you should try is a vertical garden in your bedroom to clean indoor air and cool down the temperature. You can have succulents, herbs, and orchids.
Redesign your sleeping area
Doing weekend art projects isn’t just for kids. Researchers from Drexel University in Pennsylvania said that painting, crafting and other art activities can significantly lower the secretion of cortisol, a stress-inducing hormone. "After about five minutes, I felt less anxious. I was able to obsess less about things that I had not done or need[ed] to get done. Doing art allowed me to put things into perspective,” said one of the participants in the study.
For your first art project, turn your sleeping space in a relaxation haven. Roll up your sleeves and paint your bedroom with cool and calming palettes. Try a combination of blues and greens, which are found to have calming effects. These shades complement the Astra Cool Comforter, a sleeping essential equipped with cooling technology. This premier Uratex comforter is your must-have buddy this summer. (Still confirming about replacing Astracool with other product)
Hosts guests in your cool little home
Staycation should be a lifestyle. While traveling to new places offers valuable life lessons, this doesn’t mean that staying at home is irrelevant to your personal growth. Turn your home into a space that will motivate you to cook healthy meals, adopt an active lifestyle and get better sleep at night. Make it a place in which you’ll love to spend quality time with the people who matter to you.
Starting this summer, host a brunch with family and close friends at least once a month. Prepare special meals or plan a potluck party. Then, serve loose leaf tea or brewed coffee and pastries in the living area. Let your guests lounge on a space-saving Uratex sofa bed. For more space, you have a floor lounge with seating cushions, bean bags and lots of Permasoft Pillows.
Have a slumber party!
Alcohol and hot weather don’t exactly go together. This fatal combo can send you to the ER for heat stroke. For your summer staycation weekends, why not organize a sleepover with friends? Trade the booze with fresh fruit juice or smoothies. You can binge on a Bojack Horseman or a Korean rom-com. What about board games? Or, you can just share stories. Let your guests sleep well on Uratex portables such as the FAM with Thin Cotton and the Edge Collection.
While summer is often associated with beach adventures and camping, staying at home can be as fun. Redefine staycation with productive activities such as DIY projects and leisure readings. You can also organize a potluck party with your cousins or a sleepover bash with your friends. Who says staying at home is boring?