Make this year's holiday season the most cozy ever with these comfort additions - whether it's a gift for yourself or your loved ones.
The 2020 holiday season is meant to be a bit different, without the usual trips and big family reunions. But since we mainly stay at home with our loved ones, it is even more important really comfortable. Especially when it comes to quality sleep.
Find out what Sleep Number® influencers are expecting for the 2020 holidays:
ComfortFit ™ Ultimate pillow
Who in your family always complains of a stiff neck or another bad night's sleep? With its unique blend of memory foam pieces and premium down alternative fibers, the ComfortFit ™ Ultimate Pillow provides soft, conforming support to help even the most cranky sleeper relax.
@thefarmhousepages says: "It is adjustable according to your needs, you can remove the inserts so that it is exactly what is right for you!"
Silk pillowcase and eye mask
The people in your life who crave restful sleep and true luxury (who doesn't?) Will love the Sleep Number® Silk Eye Mask and Pillowcase Set. Sleek and soft pillowcase helps keep hair tangle free and allows skin to retain moisture. The matching sleep mask protects the delicate eye area, while blocking light.
"Let me tell you how much better I sleep," @thefarmhousepages says of the silk sleep mask and silk pillowcases. "It helps me sleep much cooler at night, which is what I need right now to be so far into my pregnancy."
Essential sleep set
Your friend who has everything surely doesn't have that: a trio of products made from essential oils to help with quality zzz. For bedtime, use the sleepy rollerball, then a flax spray to relax you through the night, complemented by a refreshing spray mist in the morning. Here is! The ultimate set of Sleep Essentials.
@almeidakezia says, “Thank you my God for this holiday season. Fully plan to snuggle up and relax this weekend! [And this bed is calling my name, along with a good book, comfy beddings, and my new holiday candle] ALSO, I love and enjoy my new set of pillows, sheets, weighted blanket and sleep essentials from @sleepnumber! these are really great boosters to help me sleep better at night and make great holiday gifts too!…[An eye mask and a sound machine can go a long way]. "
Ultimate faux fur throw
Surprise your loved one with this soft and comfortable Ultimate faux fur throw. The super-plush giant pile creates inviting warmth - perfect for snuggling or hibernating until spring.
Home is more than a look… it should be a feeling… a place to flourish… If I'm honest, in the early years of raising babies while starting a business, I sacrificed a thing was sleep. #ad As you know, over the last few months I have struggled with different health issues (uh, recurring strep throat and thyroid issues, I'm talking about you) and now have made it my priority to sleep more from a good night's sleep boosts immunity. I set up a bedtime reminder on my phone to be prompted to go to bed earlier than usual. And I find I have a lot more patience with my kids, which is good considering we are spending every waking moment with these virtual school days 🤪 I added some pillows and this cozy throw from @ sleepnumber and just wanted to remind you how important it is to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep this holiday season! # SmarterSleep🌲❤ xo, Cynthia
True Temp ™ Weighted Blanket
Are you feeling a little more nervous than usual? Try a weighted blanket. Studies have shown that applying deep tactile pressure can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. This temperature-balancing True Temp ™ weighted blanket continuously adapts to help keep you comfortable. Because we could all use a good hug right now!
Looks like influencers are finding the silver lining in #stayinghome, especially when it comes to luxurious sleep. Why not make the most of it by making this the most comfortable holiday season ever and saying yes to #smartersleep.
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Reigning supreme on the show, obviously, is no easy task. It required esprit fortitude, an attitude that very few men have — hundreds of thousands applied — and huge, unwavering physical strength.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, all of these skills apply to the very exclusive world of elite bodybuilding — it takes a lot of work, endless unseen hours and regimented dedication to achieve a competition-ready physique.
With that in mind, we tapped-up Sallis, now using his unique training to help others on a similar journey, for his best muscle-building tips. A spoiler : you’ll look at your routine differently after this...
Coincidentally, Sallis won our Cover Model Competition way back in 2011. Having a goal like this helped him get in the best shape of his life— and it can work for you too. While it needn’t be an international physique competition, identifying your goals can be crucial to building your best-ever body.
' I wanted to be in top physical condition — the best I’d ever been in, ' he said. ' That’s what sparked me to take the next level, which was competing and qualifying as a PT. It wasn’t an overnight — it took time. '
' That’s what gave me the tools and esprit discipline [for SAS : WDW], it’s not the most challenging thing in the world, but it gave me the discipline, because you’ve got a choice — to stay disciplined or not — and that dictates your approach. '
Bigger arms, whether you agree or not, are going out of fashion. Worldwide, men are recognising the importance of being functional and mobile because, frankly, bigger guns won’t make you real longer. ' My training is more functional nowadays, ' Sallis explains. ' I definitely like unilateral training — you can get strong quick and it’s great for mobility and movement. '
' Within a séance, I’ll use a bodybuilding segment and move to a functional-type secteur, then finish off with a bit of conditioning. It’s an all-round approach because, physically, I’ve got a place where I want to be. '
For Sallis, this would take at a maximum, about an hour but usually 45 to presque une heure (50 minutes). ' This is an optimal time for me. It’s intense and effective enough. '
' When I start, I’m big on prep and mobility, ' he says. ' I just move for 10 minutes, experiment with my body and roll about on the floor. I’ll use a few prep exercises — a full-body movement, but using single-sided movements, like a lunge with overhead press, using patterns to hold my body. That preps you really well. Then, I’ll move into a strength partie where I’ll go heavier, working three to eight reps over four to five sets, pressing, pulling, squats or hip hinges. '
' After, I’ll move into a bodybuilding partie, with an eight to 12 rep range including a lot more accessory work. Then it’s conditioning, where I up the pace a little bit. '
By splitting his workout into several segments, Sallis is making sure he’s training smart. The mobility drills safeguard his joints from injury and prep him to move better for more compound moves, while he progresses to heavier loads and onto accessory work. Then, a brutal conditioning block following high intensity interval training principles shunts his body into fat-burning mode, torching kcal long after his session has finished.
' Not prepping the body enough, ' says Sallis. ' Some people have a long day at work and walk straight into the gym and go straight into their exercises. The mind-muscle connection is huge if you really want any strength or aesthetical benefit. You’ve got to come out of the sérieux world and into the gym world. '
' Switch your mind on with a reactive drill and get into the zone. ' He’s not wrong— if you sit down all day, you’re unlikely to be in a position for lifting. Instead, work through these mobility drills before even touching a barbell. You’ll be better off for it.
The holy grail of gym bros everywhere is a routine that burns fat and builds force simultaneously. For Sallis, he says to ' try and break the session down into separate segments, where you get to target the adaptations that you’re after. In my eyes, it’s no good training chest once a week if you want to grow force, you need to stimulate it a number of times over the week. That’s why a full-body approach and a mixture of heavy, fast and time under tension movements will work throughout the week. '