Whether you like to be cool or cozy while you sleep, SHEEX has you covered from head to toe!
For warm nights or a sweaty workout, the SHEEX Performance Headband will keep your hair in place! Our luxuriously soft fabric is super-comfortable to sleep in, with flexible microfibers that ensure a comfortable fit. Moisture-wicking properties and enhanced breathability keep sweat at bay during exercise.
After dealing with years of chronic lack of sleep that weighed on her health and happiness, NBC News’ Weekend TODAY co-anchor Erica Hill reconnected with getting enough sleep during an abrupt job change. During this time of increased sleep Erica recalls,
“As the weeks went by, I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. I was sleeping more soundly — not to mention longer! I had more energy. My skin was brighter and less irritated. I was more productive and more focused. I was relaxed. My family seemed happier and somehow lighter. I found my patience again. I found myself.”
Read the full article giving Erica’s personal account of how important the role of sleep is in health and our identity.
Valentine’s Day may be over but SHEEX is a sure way to keep the romance alive all year long!
Woman’s website Shecky’s raves about the new Performance Sleepwear line that is both comfortable and sexy!
SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Mirinda Carfrae (Triathlete and Ironman World Champion) spills to Ironman.com what Valentine’s Day looks like for two elite athletes in a relationship (hint: SHEEX are involved!)
And for those who want to shy away from romance, Twin Cities Live assures you that SHEEX makes an awesome gift for anyone looking for a great night of sleep! Watch video here.
Ben Auerbach does it all. This personal trainer and entrepreneur who currently resides in Maui is also a stellar track athlete and runner who competed in the NCAA National Championship 800. Ben is an all around healthy lifestyle ambassador for SHEEX. He spends his days providing training sessions filled with great workouts and health tips (including the benefits of a great night of sleep) to his clients at ONE Fitness (Hawaii’s first fitness concierge of which he is founder and CEO).
Ben’s elite college track resume has carried over to more great results post-collegiately. He is the 2009 Maccabi Games Gold Medalist for Team USA and the 2012 XTERRA 5K Trail Run World Champion. Ben shares some of his top running tips with us, and be sure to stay tuned for more great running and fitness tips from Ben!
Have Fun – Don’t look at running or exercising as a chore. If you do this, you will hate it. Running and exercising releases endorphins, a natural chemical in the body that makes us feel happy. If you’ve heard of crazy runners talking about the “runner’s high” – it’s real! Is running not your thing? No problem. Try walking a few times per week. Then slowly use the tips above to turn your walk into a jog. With the right knowledge, mindset, and attitude, you’ll be running in no time
Get Sleep! – Sleep is essential for recovery, which promotes peak performance while training and competing. Try to go to sleep around the same time (preferably before midnight) every night so that your body gets used to a natural sleep cycle. Ensure that your sleep environment is comfortable, quiet, dark, and temperature regulated. SHEEX performance bed sheets help keep you cool and comfortable by promoting proper temperate and moisture regulation while you sleep.
SHEEX Athlete Sleep Ambassador Brad Walker, the American Record Holder in the Pole Vault, shares his tips for healthy goal setting that will benefit you all year long! Follow Brad on Twitter for more updates and exclusive deals on SHEEX!
By Brad Walker
Goal setting seems easy enough, but I see people over and over again struggle on how to set realistic goals. The most common problem…they shoot too high. Yes too high, and this is coming from a guy who jumps as high as the average house for a living and who claims his next goal is the world record.
Setting clear attainable goals keeps me focused, determined, and satisfied. There are many people in my sport who talk about the world record, yet haven’t even jumped 19′ which is a far cry from 20 feet 2 inches (the current world record). Setting the bar unattainably high at any given time makes it feel like more of a dream. If a goal seems so far out of reach it can become less motivating because of the mountain of work you know you must accomplish to come anywhere close to it.
While not everyone is shooting for the world record, many people set high goals for themselves regarding either losing weight or getting into better shape. Many people believe that they need to make a super drastic lifestyle change: change my diet, no more junk food, no more beer, no more sleeping in, get up early and go to the gym before work, eat salads for every meal, etc. etc. What happens? It becomes a mountain of work that is so drastic from your daily life, it lasts for a week and nothing sticks. Time to set some new goals, ones that are easily attainable, and satisfying.
Here are three health goals Brad uses to stay on track that will help you achieve better health and your personal goals too!
Goal #1. MAKE….IT….FUN. You can get exercise by playing ball, hiking, kayaking, swimming, playing volleyball, cross country skiing or a million other things. Don’t get up an hour before an already dreadful alarm and try to pump out weights before breakfast. Enjoy what you choose to do. I try to get people who are short on time to wake up to their morning coffee on an exercise bike for 15 minutes. It will not only stimulate your metabolism for the rest of the day, it will even make your coffee more efficient. And don’t think it isn’t enough, 15 minutes of exercise is better than 0 min of exercise. Remember, small attainable goals.
Goal #2. Want to change your diet? Stick to unprocessed foods. If it comes in a box, and has words you can’t pronounce, put it down. Stick to the outside edge of the grocery store and pick up fruits, veggies, and meats. If that’s too hard, just do that for a couple of days in a row. Two pieces of advice for the non cook: one, spend as much money as you would for an entire knife block, on one good chefs knife. You won’t regret it. Two, buy a veggie steamer and a rice cooker. They are “do-it-yourselfers”–put in your food, push a button, out comes perfectly cooked fresh food with minimal effort and cleanup.
Goal #3. Sleep more! We’ve all seen the studies about how the average person is sleeping less and less. All sorts of good things happen while we are deep asleep and recovery is at it’s absolute highest. Good hormones are being pumped out to deal with the days stress and rejuvenate us for the next morning and countless other body processes. Get comfortable. There is no better way to do that then with SHEEX which help regulate an optimal body temperature for sleep! I am very serious about how nice it is to jump into a cozy, comfortable bed to end the night, and SHEEX does it better than any other bedding I have tried. It really does make a difference. Finally, my last piece of advice, if you have to wake up to an alarm, make it a peaceful one. Over Christmas I overheard my dads alarm (the ridiculously aggressive nuclear bomb alarm on the iPhone) and almost jumped out of bed swinging!! Lets keep the stress and dread of that awful wake-up to a minimum.
It is safe to assume that most everybody who visits the SHEEX website is concerned about sleep. Whether it is for themselves, a friend or a loved one almost everybody is looking for ways to sleep better, get more sleep and rest more comfortably. These typical sleep goals aside, the University of Minnesota Health department has put together “5 Sleep Resolutions for the New Year” created by Michael Howell, M.D. who is “a sleep and breathing expert and is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.”
In addition to sleeping with SHEEX Performance sheets, here are 5 ways you can improve your sleep as part of your 2013 health resolutions:
1. Reacquaint yourself with the morning sun. Your circadian rhythm evolved more than 4 billion years ago and is reset daily with morning bright light exposure. There is a special layer of cells in your retina (the ganglion layer) that only serves to reset your 24-hour clock. The absence of morning light leads to a progressive delay resulting in more trouble falling asleep at night and waking up in the morning.
2. Discover your ideal sleep time. “How much sleep do I need?” That’s the wrong question to ask. Seven hours from midnight to 7 a.m. may be just as physiologically refreshing as 8 hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
For one week, attempt to fall asleep whenever you get sleepy at night and sleep until you wake up naturally (no family, pet, or alarm clock waking you up). You will have a rebound period of extra sleep that usually lasts for a few days but by the end of the week you will have a good idea of what your natural sleep time is.
Once you have your ideal sleep time, try to achieve it as frequently as possible. Or, if that is not feasible (for example: your body wants 2 a.m.-10 a.m. but you have to get up for class or work at 6 a.m.) then attempt to advance the clock by bright light in the morning (preferably sunlight, barring that then a 10,000 lux light box) and low dose 1 mg melatonin in the evening (3-4 hours prior to bedtime).
3. Never fight the body. It’s a fight you can’t win. Surrender by becoming a good napper. Napping is an acquired skill. You may notice that if you sleep too long you may feel groggy for a while after waking. This is related to mistiming the length of your nap. We normally sleep in 90 minute cycles so try to get either less than 20 minutes (not enough time to get too deep) or about 90 minutes so that you have finished a sleep cycle.
4. Watch out for the Jimmy Legs. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is the condition that shall not be named. It is pervasive, common and disabling; however, most patients recoil against the diagnosis as they feel the name trivializes their suffering. Treatment exists.
5. Never drive while sleepy. More motor vehicle accidents are due to fatigue than to alcohol. Even if you are not falling asleep, you are impaired. Your family and fellow drivers will appreciate you.
SHEEX Sleep Ambassador Hyleas Fountain is London bound! On Saturday June 30, 2012 Fountain won the Women’s Heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials in an Olympic A Standard qualifying score of 6,419 points. The Heptathlon is a 2-day event which tests true athletic ability through a tough series of events that include long jump, javelin, 100 meter hurdles, shot put, high jump, 200 meters and 800 meters. Fountain won the Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and will compete for the Gold in London while representing the United States.
Prior to the competition, Hyleas tweeted and spoke about traveling with her SHEEX Sleep Sax which helps her sleep like a pro in order to perform at her best. Traveling with SHEEX to the Olympic Trials certainly paid off and rest-assured she will use the same game plan as she takes on the World at the Olympic Games, commencing on July 27th.
This Father’s Day give Dad the gift he will cherish every morning and night. Luxuriously soft, SHEEX are the perfect gift to make Dad feel like a King! SHEEX Athlete and Father Steve Smith (Wide Receiver, St. Louis) sleeps with SHEEX so he can be on his A-Game on the field and at home with his family. “I used to wake up in the middle of the night a lot but I don’t anymore, so I wake up feeling more refreshed,” says Steve. Shop SHEEX Home for a SHEEX Sheet Set that will match every bedroom decor and style. And for the Dad who already loves SHEEX, the Duvet Cover and Accessories will solidify the bedroom as his favorite room in the house!
With family on the brain, your favorite graduate deserves SHEEX Performance Sheets to help them make the jump to their next stage of life! The Twin and Twin XL Sheet Set Series will fit any dorm bed or bunk.
SHEEX is making headlines! Everyone from influential mommy bloggers, the evening news and even Heidi Klum is raving about the luxuriously soft sheets that keep you cool for a better night’s sleep!
Supermodel and Supermom Heidi Klum gives “12 Steps to Better Sleep” on her website and includes SHEEX as a key to sleeping success! She points out that, “considering how many hours you spend in your bed, it might be overdue for an upgrade.” Sheets are a top-priority on a healthy sleep shopping list because, “your body’s temperature changes as you move through different sleep stages so you need sheets that can handle the fluctuations.”
CBS News New York featured SHEEX in their evening news segment “The Sleep Extreme” covering unique methods to help get more rest at night. The segment shows the parallel between the benefits of performance fabrics while working out, and how the same properties that keep you cool will help you rest better at night, which both users and doctors agreed is a key to better sleep.
“As Mom Sees It“, an influential Mommy Blog focused on reviews and advice, calls SHEEX, “The Sheets That Don’t Just Cover Your Bed, They Perform.” The author not only breaks down the science behind SHEEX but also opens up about the SHEEX experience leaving readers yearning for a chance to check out the silky workout pants-inspired sheets.
“Sheex don’t feel like your standard sheets; they feel more like the pants in which you exercise. In fact, the fabric for their bedding is actually inspired by athletic fabrics to offer temperature control, moisture wicking, and breathability to make you more comfortable while you sleep.”