Stop Sleeping Around! {big giveaway} #StopSleepingAround

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Well-rested? Exhausted?

Most mornings are tough for me. I have always been a light sleeper, especially after becoming a mom, and I do not always set myself up for a good night’s rest. I often head to bed still wired from the day and then toss and turn all night long. Some mornings, I just need 10 more minutes…

May is Better Sleep Month and I have partnered with the Better Sleep Council on a campaign that is focused on not “sleeping around”! By sleeping around, I mean those unfortunate situations where we fall asleep at our desk, dinner table or even at the movies. Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about.

There are solutions for this wide-spread epidemic. For example, do you have a bedtime ritual? As parents, we know that a bedtime ritual is key for getting our kiddos to sleep each night, yet we often do not do it for ourselves! A regular routine helps us unwind and prepare our bodies for sleep. If you are anything like me, you go to bed with your mind racing, which keeps you up for hours before you fall asleep. This is not a healthy way to rest, and with a little practice we can change our habits and receive much healthier sleep.

To help with your new bedtime ritual, we are hosting a fabulous giveaway for one winner! See details below and make sure you visit the Better Sleep Council on Facebook for more tips to stop sleeping around! Also, keep an eye out for a Twitter party hosted by Mom Spark Media on May 17th at 9-11pm Eastern!

GIVEAWAY

We are giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card and a Sleep Sanctuary Kit that includes:

  • Sleep Sounds CD - to help your mind relax as you fall asleep to soothing sounds
  • Mineral Bath Salts - which have been shown to induce calmness and promote relaxation
  • Lavender Oil Reed Diffuser - to provide a little aromatherapy to help relax and calm the mind.
  • Sleep Mask - to block out distracting light
  • Package of Ear Plugs  - to block out any distracting noises
  • Better Sleep Guide - to provide additional tips on creating your personal sleep sanctuary and getting a full night’s rest

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below!


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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Better Sleep Council, but thoughts are my own. Read Mom Spark’s full disclosure here.

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm.

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103 Responses to “Stop Sleeping Around! {big giveaway} #StopSleepingAround”

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    Heather S — May 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    In a closet while playing hide n seek with my niece…she took a long time finding me.

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    Chacoy — May 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    In the laundry room. I had just brought my new baby home from the NICU and wasn’t prepared for the sleepless nights-I was sitting on the floor folding laundry as it came out of the dryer, it was warm, and quiet comfy! (Did I just justify why I fell asleep in the laundry room?)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Thabal — May 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Movie theater, it was an action movie. Yet, i managed to fall asleep.

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    ellen — May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have fallen asleep in a chair in a meeting -and started snoring- not good!

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    Soha Molina — May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have fallen asleep on a train.

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    Angie Bailey — May 8, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I can literally sleep anywhere. The craziest place was at a racetrack during a race. My brother used to race locally when I was a teenager and we’d be there sometimes until 1 in the morning and a girl gets tired!

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    LaTanya — May 8, 2012 at 7:22 am

    on a bus

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    Wanda McHenry — May 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

    In front of the computer

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    Julie Lynn Bickham — May 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    On a shuttle bus in Flordia on the way back from Disney World.

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    Sandra Beeman — May 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I fell asleep standing in line waiting to purchase my freshmen college textbooks!

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    Linda Stewart — May 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

    In the bathtub and it was miserable waking up in cold water!

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    Debbie Clauer — May 8, 2012 at 8:16 am

    After working 3rd shift for a year, I can fall asleep ANYWHERE, sitting straight up !! The worst was @ the Dayton Dragons game – my daughter was furious with me for wasting her money !

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    Shannon — May 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I remember when we were kids my folks liked to go play cards with friends/neighbors. I remember falling asleep under various coffee tables more than once lol.

    Turns out I have a sleeping disorder and falling asleep anywhere, any time is a knack! Falling asleep when you do not want to isn’t fun(ny) though! I’ve fallen asleep at my keyboard (work and at home) more than few times. The “joke” that you’ll have key imprints on your forehead is not entirely true :P

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    Ashley Hatten — May 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I’ve fallen asleep at work and at the doctors office before..nothing crazy but it shouldn’t have happened LOL thanks!

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    Doodle — May 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Bathroom floor. I had a migraine and the dark put me right to sleep.

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    LuvSandraC — May 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I would so appreciate this I have a 20 years old who wants to stay out a little more than I was allowed, a soon-to-be 15 year old who is involved in too many extracurricular activities and an 8 year old that runs my entire household and how could I forget my husband that works nights and my puppy Troy a Westie Terrier that is non-stop.

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    sarie sophie — May 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

    bathtub!

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    Lori T. — May 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I would love this! I never sleep well anymore.

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    Danielle M. — May 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    The side of the bathtub! Whenever I was sick when I was little I would lay on the side of the bathtub, it was cool and it always made me feel better… I don’t fit anymore though :)

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    Oanh — May 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Front row of biology lecture. The professor was right in front of me. *dead*

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    Yona — May 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The craziest place that Ive fallen asleep was in a casino chair in front of a slot machine – it was a long night.

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    sandra — May 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    a train station bench

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    mary fanara coleman — May 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Nothing crazy…just like the doctor’s office, movie theater.

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    Claire — May 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    on the bus :p and at the movies. like why pay to see it?! lol

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    Rebecca Parsons — May 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I have this bad habit of falling asleep at a movie theater. I have been woke up before by my hubby laughing at me because I was snoring “loudly” as he put it lol

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    Tabathia B — May 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    probably in the park at the picnic table
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy — May 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    i really don’t sleep well in most weird places but I have fallen asleep at my desk at work a few times

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    Lori Davis — May 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    When I was a mommy for the first time in 1988, I was exhausted. My daughter didn’t sleep but more than 2-3 hours at a time, and I was like a zombie. I was outside hanging laundry on the clothes line and my husband was inside sitting with the baby. I sat down on the doorstep because my back was hurting, and leaned against the back door. Next thing I know I woke up falling backwards into the house..I had fallen asleep and my husband was coming to look for me! My head landed right on his feet! Thank goodness it didn’t hit the floor! My husband laughed and laughed but I was upset. He sent me to nap for a couple of hours while he watched the little one. We wrote about this in her baby book, she laughs about it today.

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    Crystal W — May 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I feel asleep waiting at the DMV once and missed my number being called and had to get a new one and wait another long sleepy hour to get my tags!

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    Jennifer B — May 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I never really fell asleep anywhere weird except back in my partying days, a hood of the car

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    Cindy Brooks — May 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Just recently I fell asleep while having a root canal! I must have been really exhausted!

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    Elena — May 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I feel asleep at the airport once and almost missed the plane

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    Stefanie Gladden — May 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    The craziest place I have fallen asleep is the movies!

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    Liza — May 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    my desk @ school

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    Myra R — May 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    i fell asleep at my meditation and yoga class! lol on more then one occasion

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    Mary Happymommy — May 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I’ve never fallen asleep anywhere strange, but my mom has fallen asleep at a stop light (while driving!).

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    Krista — May 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I never fall asleep in weird places, but I’ve been so tired lately… I actually just fell asleep sitting up! That’s what newborn twins will do to ya…

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    Jamie — May 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve fallen asleep at the movies. :o/

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    Andrea Williams — May 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    When we were moving overseas we had a 12 hour layover at the airport and our boys fell asleep on our duffel bags on the luggage cart.

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    Jennifer Marie — May 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    the craziest place i have falled asleep is on the floor of a bus while traveling in high school.

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    Amy Orvin — May 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    On my back porch
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    Amy Orvin — May 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    subscribed to newsletters and emails as 2dogs5catscrew@att.net

    Pinterest as Amy Orvin

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    Tracy Robertson — May 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

    once I started nodding off when I was driving, but that wasn’t funny! I pulled over and slept in the car, now I never drive that tired anymore!

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    Michelle H. — May 9, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I fell asleep at my husband”s work party, I didn’t know anyone there and was at the table by myself while he was talking. I put my head in my hand and bam, I was out like a light.

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    Tian H. — May 9, 2012 at 6:29 am

    At the bus, :)

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    Linda Meyers-Gabbard — May 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

    At a Cincinnati Reds baseball game.

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    Michele Henneman — May 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

    At my laptop, thankfully I didn’t kill the keyboard or hard-drive when my head hit!

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    Lisa Brooks — May 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Fell asleep at a movie.

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    Betty Dennis — May 9, 2012 at 7:51 am

    crazy – I’m thinking Miami airport during a hurricane shutdown … during our honeymoon

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    Peggy — May 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

    no weird places….just on my pool deck

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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