PJ Salvage and National Sleep-In Day
In conjunction with slowing Americans down for a morning of rest on National Sleep-in Day on February 19, 2011, P.J. Salvage will be donating 500 pairs of pajamas to The Pajama Program for children and teens that are living in foster homes and orphanages awaiting adoption. The Pajama Program brings pajamas and books to these children and teens that may never know the comfort of having someone to tuck them in at night.
P.J. Salvage will also be highlighting the health benefits of sleep and the benefit of proper sleepwear on sleep such as:
Quality of sleep, not quantity, can improve overall health. Our bodies need deep sleep to metabolize glucose properly. But people should generally aim for 7-9 hours of sleep a night.
Sleep strengthens our mental muscle. It helps us focus, stay alert, think critically, creatively and logically. With sufficient sleep, we can set goals and plan to see them through.
Sleep directly affects physical performance by enhancing our reaction time and productivity to keep us on our A Game.
Sleep helps us stay fit. Without quality sleep, our body goes into starvation mode and releases stress and growth hormones that stimulate hunger and retain fat in our abdominal region. This often causes the appearance of a bloated or rounded tummy.
Sleep energizes us and allows us to motivate for our favorite activities. Sleep helps refuel our internal gas tank. When we’re on empty, we just can’t go because we’re too lethargic to move.
Sleep provides restorative time for worn down muscles and body parts. When we work out, we break down our muscles, which then need to rebuild to become stronger and leaner. Sleep is an essential part of that process. Without it our muscles can and won’t change and our bodies will feel sore for longer. Physical activity is not enough on it’s own to deliver weight loss and toning results. Sound sleep is just as important to sculpting a beautiful body.
P.J. Salvage will also be sponsoring three different contests to go along with National Sleep-in Day.
More details at www.pjsalvage.com