Monday, March 15, 2010

Nation Napping Day Protect-A-Bed Giveaway

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You can call it what you want, a nap, a siesta, a little snooze, a cat nap, or a nip nap. I love to take naps. Now that I am a mom I don’t take nearly as many naps as I used to. During my son’s daily naps I am usually doing some kind of work or watching something that includes a judge and not cartoon characters. It is a time for me to get things done. I try and occasionally take a little nap but it usually ends up not going as planned.

Today March 15, 2010 is National Napping Day. I don’t think they could pick a better day for this. It’s the first day after Daylight Savings started and we all lost an hour. Our internal clocks were messed with and we are all feeling it. I am definitely going to cuddle up with my son today and take a nap or take one myself during naptime. Everyone should take a nap every now and then. It is refreshing and it can be a mood lifter.

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Protect-A-Bed offers consumers a complete line of protective bedding products to create a Healthy Sleep Zone. The unique technology featured in Protect-A-Bed’s mattress and pillow protectors was developed in South Africa in 1980 before the company was officially established in the United States in 2000. Now selling in 27 countries, Protect-A-Bed is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation. The company developed the proprietary Miracle Membrane and patented Bug Lock and Secure Seal, which help create a dry, bed bug free, anti-allergy sleep zone for people of all ages.

However, those who nap the best understand a sleeping place needs protection from allergens and dust mites. After all, waking from a nap with the sniffles is no way to wake up at all.

Research shows 10 percent of the general public and as many as 90 percent of people with allergic asthma (depending on the study you read) have an allergy to dust mites. And, dust mites love spoiling our napping refuge, taking up residence in mattresses and pillows. In fact, as many as two million dust mites can thrive in an unprotected mattress.

Besides dust mites, it’s not unusual for other allergy triggers like pollen and pet dander to become trapped within mattresses. By using a mattress protector, allergy sufferers can create an impermeable barrier between themselves and the allergens within their bed. By coupling mattress protection with pillow protectors that seal allergens within pillows, people can create a virtually allergy-free nap space.

On Monday only, Protect-A-Bed will be hosting a Twitter contest where they will be giving away sets of Premium Pillow Protectors to those who share the funniest place they’ve ever taken a nap. To enter, follow @Protect_A_Bed on Twitter and use the hashtag #nappingday to share your funniest or strangest nap location.
So today, harness the creative power that comes from napping, and embrace your inner Da Vinci. And remember, the art of napping needs a canvas, and that canvas comes from Protect-A-Bed.

Thank you to Protect-A-Bed for sending me a Queen Size Protect-A-Bed Premium Mattress Cover and providing one to giveaway.

I have a giveaway for you. One lucky reader is going to win their own Queen Size Protect-A-Bed Premium Mattress Cover (retail value $79.99)

Mandatory Entry: Go to the Protect-A-Bed website and tell me why you want to win.

Extra Entries:

Subscribe to my blog via email

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Follow @sheilacakes7 and @Protect_A_Bed and tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post. This can be done daily

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Remember to put your email address in your comments or make it accessible on your blog.

This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents ONLY

This giveaway ends on March 29,2010 at 11:59 pm ET.

108 comments:

  1. I would like to win because their mattress covers sound so much nicer than the one I am currently using which is 10 years old and worn out.

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  4. I would love to win this because both my daughter and I are allergic to dust mites. Eww!
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  5. I'm an email subscriber-
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  6. I would love to win because their products are a step above most- I love the fact that they have allergen protectors & much more-
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  9. I want the mattress protector to help protect us from dust mites & allergens. My Husband and myself have both been sick a lot recently and I think this is why!
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  12. Blog follower, carawling(at)Hotmail(Dot)com

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  14. I want it because it helps protect mattress against allergens, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  19. I would like to protect my brand new mattress (that I won on Napping Day!)

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  20. why I would like to win ? there matress covers are so much nicer then the cheap one we have on our bed right now would love to have a better quality pad
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  22. i would like to win because this mattress pad is supposed to relieve allergy's and my husband has them bad
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  23. its actually disgusting when you think of the mites and stuff on the bed- thats why

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  24. I would love to win because in the 5 years we have been married, for some reason we never got a mattress protector for our queen bed. I was paranoid about my water breaking on our bed because of it, and know I will be this time around too!

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  26. Been wanting one. bought my little boy one but mommy and daddy don't have one yet.
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  27. We don't have a cover and hubby and I both have bad allergies, so this would be helpful, I bet. :D

    THANK YOU! alisonad23 at gmail dot com

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  28. My bed is really old and I'm worried about dust mites.

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  29. I would like to win because it might help my allergies.

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  30. I follow your blog as degood

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  31. I would like to put a protector on our guest room matteress.

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  32. I want to win because my husband has been wanting one of these mattress protectors for years to help with his allergies.

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  34. My mattress cover is getting old and it is the one with that plastic lining and the plastic is all cracked and torn - it really needs to be replaced!
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  35. I follow on Google Friend Connect as "Pam"
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  36. I subscribe via email
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  37. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    IT HELPS EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE MATTRESS

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  38. I would love to try the pillow protectors!

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  41. The waterproof mattress covers and mattress encasements allows for healthy and hygienic sleep by providing a state-of-the-art layer of protection from allergens, dust mites and bed bugs.

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  43. I would like to win because my mattress pad doesn't provide allergy relief and is not waterproof. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. Email subscriber

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  45. I want it because it could help protect us against allergens.

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  46. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  47. I follow you both and tweeted.
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  48. I need a new mattress cover for my bed ours is worn out and old, this really sounds like a high quality cover.
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  49. Let's see... three pre-school kids, dust mites, pollen, pet dander (and whatever else the puppies drag in) vs. a line of protective bedding products to create a healthy sleep zone. In this case, I could use some 'protection!' :)

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  51. I want to win because of allergies

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  52. I would like to win because I need protection from dust mites & allergens.

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  53. Junior has decided recently that he likes to take his naps in mommy and daddy's bed. Usually its not a problem, but occasionally he'll leak from one of his 3 places to leak from (mouth, front diaper, back diaper) and cause a big mess. It'd be nice to have a removeable and washable protector to mitigate the results of such shenanigans. Thanks!
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  54. I actually have a queen-size bed, s I'd like the Protect-a-Bed cover. I also have allergies, so this would be great.

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  55. I want to win because I don't have a mattress cover on my bed, just the kids. This looks like a really nice one too!

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  56. I have allergies and the mattress protector will make my life a lot easier by keeping the dust mites away.

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  58. I'd like to win in the hopes that this would help me with my allergies!

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  59. I'd like to win because this product will help with my allergies. Thanks for the chance!

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  60. Id like to win cause it sounds so comfy

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  61. I would like to win because my mattress pad is about 6 years old and this might help with my allergies.
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  62. I'd love to have one to create a healthier and allergy-free sleep environment.

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  63. i would love to win this as i'm allergic to dust mites. this would really help my allergies. thank you.

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  65. This would be great for our new bed and bedding.

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  66. I would like to win because my husband has dust mite allergies and this would be helpful.
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  68. I want to win because we just bought our first new bed in 12 years and we have five dogs that like to sleep on it.

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  70. I would like to win because my mattress pad doesn't provide allergy relief.

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  71. i have a queen matters and would love this to protect it

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  72. I want to win because they lock out bedbugs!! I've seen a picture of bed bugs and every since then I've been so freaked out about them. I'd love to have a product that locks them out! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  73. I want to win this because I suffer from allergies and this might just help alleviate the problem

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  77. Follower (pamelashockley) Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  78. Subscribed to email. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  79. I would like to win because Protect-A-Bed® Products are listed as a Class 1 Medical Device with the FDA.

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  80. I would like a Protect-A-Bed mattress cover mainly because it looks so comfy...but on their website it talks about bedbugs not being able to get in with a cover over it! lol definitely don't ever want that problem.

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  81. these are really nice i have one and would love another for my sister in law who has allergies :)

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  83. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  84. I want to win to help fight our allergies!

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  85. I want to win because this prize looks very useful!

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  86. I want to win because we are all allergy sufferers at my house, including my little 6 month old, who has eczema. We need all the help we can get to eliminate triggers, such as dust mites.

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  87. One of my daughters is moving up to a queen sized bed soon so this would be perfect for her :)

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  88. I want to win to protect my bed from the harmful allergans and other pests that invade my mattress. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  90. I'm a follower on google friends.

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  91. I want to win this, because we will be bringing our new baby girl into the world sometime in the next two weeks, and to have a protection on our bed would be lovely.

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