Take a look at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games through the Tweets of SHEEX Co-Founder and Co-CEO Michelle Marciniak! Be sure to follow Michelle on Twitter (@mmarciniak3) for more Sochi memories and an inside look at the world of SHEEX!
The Sochi Winter Olympics commence on February 6th, and SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Kelli Stack will step onto the ice with Team USA Women’s Hockey on February 8th. We spoke with Kelli about her lead up to the Games, goals and sleeping with SHEEX. Read the exclusive interview here and be sure to check your local NBC listing (both TV and online) to watch Kelli and her USA teammates compete on the world stage.
Describe your feelings when you were named to the 2014 Team USA Women’s Hockey Team?
When I was named to the 2014 Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team I was extremely happy and excited to know that I would be going to Sochi with the rest of my teammates. I was also sad for my friends that did not make the team–one would think the day is full of joy, but it is filled with mixed emotions.
What are your goals during the Olympics?
My main goal during the Olympics is to bring back a gold medal to the United States, the best country in the world. After that happens then I can think about taking in the full Olympic experience such as watching other events and meeting other athletes!
What part of the Olympic Experience and traveling to Sochi are you most excited for?
I am most excited about representing my country and playing in the biggest hockey tournament in the world. Winning a gold medal will be the best feeling, but meeting all of the other athletes will be pretty exciting too!
How have SHEEX helped you achieve your goals up until this point? How will they give you an edge during the Olympics?
SHEEX have played an integral role in helping me achieve my goals. They have allowed me to get the most comfortable and restful sleep every night, which is extremely important for my recovery as an athlete. I plan to bring my SHEEX with me to Sochi, which will help me get acclimated to the time change much easier, thus giving me an edge during the Olympics!
SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Nicole Smith has been awarded the LPGA Power Drive Award! The Power Drive Award is given to the LPGA player with the longest average driving distance during the year. Nicole beat out her nearest competitor by four yards with a driving average distance of 274.9 yards. When asked about her top achievements in 2013, Nicole told us that receiving this award tops the list alongside completing her rookie LPGA season top the list. Nicole’s also expressed her immense gratitude for everyone that has supported her, “I am thankful for my sponsors believing in me, my fans cheering for me, and the constant love and support from my family and friends.”
Rest assured, we are extremely proud to have Nicole on our SHEEX team! As for her favorite SHEEX item, Nicole loves the SHEEX Down Comforter and Duvet Cover, “They just make me feel like I am burrowed in fluffy clouds that are always the perfect temperature I am looking for.”
After a busy week of work and school, many of us look forward to the weekends as a time to sleep in and catch up on sleep to help us re-charge and recover. But is it really possible to make up for lost sleep? According to “The Sleep Doctor” Dr. Michael J Breus, “It’s a strategy that’s only partially successful.”
In an article published in the Huffington Post after studying sleep deprived adults the consensus for your health and well-being is this: “Relying on weekends to make up sleep lost during the week won’t fully restore health and function. In particular, you should not expect your attention and focus to bounce back after a couple of days of extra sleep. ”
Our take: Shoot for quality sleep with a routine that helps you rest better and regularly get enough sleep for good health and productivity. This of course should included SHEEX for ultimate comfort through temperature management and a luxuriously soft feel that will make going to sleep one of the best parts of your day!
SHEEX Founder Michelle Marciniak had the honor of speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit (#FortuneMPW) conference where she shared the stage with some incredible role models including Pattie Sellers (Senior Editor at Large for Fortune) and Elena Delle Donne (#2 WNBA Draft Pick for the Chicago Sky).
During the summit Michelle discussed entrepreneurship, SHEEX, ambition, success and perspective. Michelle gave some sage career advice that is valuable on the court, in the office and even at home with friends and family, “Humility is key. Keep your successes in perspective.”
Congratulations to our SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Jason High (“The Kansas City Bandit”) who won last night’s welterweight UFC fight against James Head in the first round!
When asked to comment on his victory Jason said, “”It’s been a long time coming,” High said after the win. “I’m glad to get the win because I felt like I had to just to stick around. You’ve got to win to keep your job, and I did that tonight.”
Read up about how Jason (and his family) use SHEEX to prepare for training and fights in our previous blogs:
SHEEX is so proud to have 110 Meter Hurdle World Champion David Oliver on our roster of Sleep Ambassadors. As athletes ourselves we know that winning Gold comes from more than perfecting just one competition, David came back from injury with a new mindset and game plan this year that proved to be just what he needed! A big part of David’s success this year has come from proper recovery. In addition to plenty of sleep with SHEEX David took, “Wednesday as an active rest day, that was big. Because before, by the time Thursday came around it was pointless for me to be out there, I didn’t have anything left in the tank because I went so hard earlier in the week.”
Read the full articled from Inside the Games here.
This Father’s Day receive a FREE gift when you purchase SHEEX for Dad! He will love the SHEEX Lounge Hoodie ($78 value) as much as he loves to sleep in his new SHEEX! (Women’s Lounge Hoodie also available for gift). Offer is valid today through June 5th, 2013 at 12:00 AM ET and June 30th, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET, but don’t wait to ensure that Dad gets his gift in time for Father’s Day!
Additional details and exclusions:
Offer is valid with purchase of Full, Queen, King, California King, or Custom King SHEEX Performance Fabric or Performance Cotton Sheet Sets. Offer excludes Twin, Extra Long Twin and University of SHEEX Sets, any Performance Fleece Sheet Sets, and any other products. With the purchase of a qualifying SHEEX Sheet Set, use of one of two gift with purchase codes (MHOODIE or WHOODIE) to add gift to order. Code must be added on the Shopping Cart page to qualify for free gift. After entering code, you will be redirected to select and add your size to your order. You will receive a SHEEX Men’s or Women’s Lounge Hoodie. In the event that we run out of Lounge Hoodies in your size, you will have the option to receive a SHEEX Men’s or Women’s Long Sleeve Tee instead. Offer good while supplies last. SHEEX Performance Sheet Sets and SHEEX Performance Sleepwear ship separately and may arrive on different dates. Gift with purchase will be sent to the shipping address indicated during the order process. However, if you would like the gift with purchase to go to a different address, please indicate in the Notes section of the online order form.
Offer valid between June 5th, 2013 at 12:00 AM ET and June 30th, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET in the U.S. and Canada only. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer is non-transferable and not valid for cash or cash equivalent. No adjustments on previous purchases. Free gift products can not be returned for refund credit. Offer subject to change without notice.