Sweet Dreams

Having a good night's sleep takes more than just a bedtime.

Month: August 2011

Work For Sleepy’s!

I have exciting news coming straight from the Sleepy’s recruitment team!  We are having an Open House Event in our Sleepy’s Corporate Headquarters, in Hicksville, NY and we are specifically looking for Customer Service Representatives.

The Sleepy’s Open House Event will take place Wednesday August 31st, 2011 from 8AM until 7PM where you can apply in person for the position.  We are looking for candidates with outstanding personalities and a desire to succeed.  Having previous call center experience is a plus.  The Customer Service Representatives at Sleepy’s work in a state-of-the-art call center and the position has tremendous growth potential!

All applicants should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to interview on-site.  If you are unable to attend the event you can apply online at www.applyatsleepys.jobs or you can submit a copy of your resume to recruit@mattress.com.

I love working for Sleepy’s; it is such a friendly and positive work environment.  I encourage you to join our team in Corporate Headquarters.  Many employees at Sleepy’s share the same sentiments about working here.  If you have a personality that shines and stellar phone skills, come to our Open House Event as we look for new talent to join our team of Customer Service Representatives.


Sleepy’s Corporate Hadquarters

1000 South Oyster Bay Road

Hicksville, NY11801



Contributor: Emily Barrett

College Sleeping Tips 101

I’m a little freaked out that come September I won’t be packing my life away and shipping myself back to college.  I just graduated this past May, and the more I think about not going back to school the more I want to crawl into the fetal position and cry.  But, there’s no time for crying in the fetal position in the real world, so to be more proactive with my yearning to go back to college, I’ll give you college-bound kiddies some sleeping advice that I wish someone told me.

Make a schedule: It wasn’t until my senior year that I learned to print out my schedule and hang it up on a wall so that I could actually SEE what I needed to do and where I needed to go.  Having that visual also showed me the windows of free time I had between my classes and internships.  If you lag during the day, put in your schedule time for a 20-30 minute nap each day, but no longer than that otherwise you will wake up groggy, defeating the purpose of napping.  Also, schedule in when you will do your work.  Having your schedule visible will put your mind at ease (making it easier to fall asleep).

  • Did you know, according to one study, that students who got 7-9 hours of sleep per night AND napped for 20-30 minutes a day were able to concentrate more easily thus directly relating to an increase in academic performance?

Ooh, look at the organization!

Get 8 hours of sleep: I NEVER pulled an all-nighter in college.  I came very close a few times, but never stayed awake for a full 24 hours.  My mentality was that nothing was more important than sleep (that must be one of the reasons I got this job).  If I didn’t have my work done by a certain hour, I would call it a night and wake up earlier to finish it.  Sleep is ALWAYS worth it.

Get sleep, but get it in your bed.

Find a workout buddy: It’s not just the “freshman 15,” it’s the sophomore struggle, the junior jiggle and of course, senioritis (it doesn’t just apply to homework).   Having someone go to the gym with you will motivate you to go and even compete with them while working out.  You need energy to get you through the workout and you get energy from a good night’s sleep.  Exercise and sleeping are the one-two punch when it comes to knocking off those extra pounds from the dining hall.

Invest in an eye mask: Why do you care what you look like when you’re sleeping?  It’s not like your roommate will wake up from their slumber to make fun of you.  Having that eye mask will be your savior on the nights that your roommate might be pulling an all-nighter.  It’s SO much easier to fall asleep when your room is as dark as possible, so if you’ve got a night owl of a roommate, the light being on won’t be a problem for you when you have an eye mask.

  • Lights are detrimental when it comes to falling asleep, another suggestion I have is to make sure that your laptop/computer screen is completely off (or shut closed) before you go to bed.  The light from the screensaver will make it harder for you (and your roommate) to get to sleep quickly.

    Is it me, or do eye masks make people look like super heroes?

Are you ready for my most important sleeping tip for college?  You’re going to hate it at first, but trust me, it will change your life (at least while sleeping).

TURN OFF YOUR CELLPHONE: Yeah I said it.  How can you live without your cell phone being turned on?  You’ll actually sleep more soundly without it.  If you use your cell as an alarm, most phones will turn back on when your alarm is set to go off the following morning.  Perhaps you’re are a little neurotic and worried about something going wrong in the middle of the night, then just turn your phone to be “Phone Only” so that only phone calls will go off.  It’s such a simple thing to do, you MUST try it.  Like most of these tips, I didn’t get to try this until my spring semester of my senior year, but after trying it, I wish I had done it sooner.   It made me realize that the only texts I was getting in the middle of the night were from, let’s just say, friends enjoying a night out (if you know what I mean) so they were never worth waking me up in the middle of the night to read.  Plus, those text become a lot funnier when you first read them in the morning (it will give you plenty to talk about at your 8AM lecture).

Seriously, thank me later on this one.

Those are just a few of my sleeping tips to try while your living (and loving) the college life.  Make sure to check back here throughout the semester as I give you more of my college sleeping tips and information.


Contributor: Emily Barrett

Moving Back to School

We’re approaching the end of August and you know what that means… Move-in day is upon us!  Whether you’ve neatly organized your life into boxes already or you’ll just throw some clothes and school supplies in a bag the night before you leave, we all can agree that move-in day is one of the more exciting days of the school year.  For the freshmen it’s their first day of independence; for the rest of the students, it’s the first day to catch up with all their friends and roommates in person.

My move-in days were always a bit of an adventure because my dorm was in the heart of New York City.  I would be wheeling my cart of bedding essentials through a sea of dog walkers while dodging tourists in Union Square.  Once my mini-adventure ended, it was time to unpack and decorate my humble abode for the school year.

Space was limited in the car, so to make moving in easier on myself (and most importantly, my Mom) we decided to buy all my office and kitchen supplies from the Kmart that was a few blocks away.  All I really needed to unpack was my clothes and my bedding essentials.  I’m going to let you in on a little tip; no dorm mattress is comfortable on its own.  I bought a mattress topper from Sleepy’s and it was awesome.  Seriously, every time my friends would come over and they sat on my bed, they wouldn’t get up.  I loved my mattress topper because it made me feel like I was sleeping on my bed at home.  A mattress topper is a great purchase because it will give you more support and greater comfort than just the mattress in your dorm.  You’re going to want to have a comfortable place to sleep each night especially since studies prove that eight hours of quality sleep improves your memory (making it easier to remember how to conjugate your verbs in Latin).

Replace the sudoku puzzle for a Gaelic textbook; that's what I would look like the night before a test.

I treated myself to new pillows as well before I left for school.  I figured if I bought pillows for my dorm I wouldn’t have to bring them home whenever I would visit.  If you’re thinking about bringing your old pillow from home, you may want to reconsider.  This disturbing infographic about the germs growing in your old pillows will make you want a new one.  It’s always a good idea to get new pillows not only for proper support but also to keep you healthy.

This puppy has the right idea.

I used my comforter as the central color scheme for the rest of my half of the room.  I had a reversible light green and blue comforter so I made sure to buy green or blue office supplies for my desk to keep the theme going.  I even picked out green and blue towels as well.

There are so many emotions on move-in day.  You may be thrilled or nervous to be living on your own while your parents are either sad or ecstatic to have an empty house.  Through all the planning and all the emotions around the eventful day, don’t freak out if you forget something, especially when it comes to bedding.  Sleepy’s has nationwide delivery, so if you forgot sheets or a pillow or any bedding essentials, they can deliver it to your dorm.

Good luck with your move-in day!  Remember to bend your knees to lift heavy items and don’t forget to call your parents once in a while to check in with them as you enjoy the college experience.


Contributor: Emily Barrett

© 2017 Sweet Dreams

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑