Some videos from our inspiration

Some local mattress companies have truly inspired a lot of our work. They are instrumental at spreading word at the local level, trying to get sleep out to the masses. Here we shout out to some of our favorite mattress companies and their work.

The Sealy Mattress

Tempurpedic Mattress

Gary’s Mattresses

Syracuse Mattress Company

Check these mattress gurus out, they know their stuff, and further the sleep cause.

A mattress for charity

Naturally a very important part of the sleep festival is giving back more than we take.  Being the biggest sleep festival in the United States gives us the responsibility of using our power to really benefit those in need.

There are plenty of people in need out there, and we can’t provide them everything; but if we can provide them a better night’s sleep, we will be happy for the time being.  Sleep is a huge part of everyone’s life.  If you want to go to work, succeed at your job or school, then you need to sleep well.  That’s why for every ticket that is purchased to the sleep festival, we will be donating a mattress to charity.

These mattresses will be used to help people in need. They’re going to the people that need them most, primarily in the Southern states.

We couldn’t have done this without generous donations from a number of mattress manufacturers. Efforts were lead by Slumber Sage, the leading mattress review website on the web.

Nutritional value leading to sleep

A big part of the festival is the foods that come and join us.  Many foods can help you sleep better, especially if you’re paying close attention to the nutritional value and what your body needs.  Though many people think of quality foods and quality sleep as a rich man’s game, just like buying an overpriced adjustable bed, we at the festival believe the opposite is true.  That a great diet leading to deep REMs is achievable by all, no matter their food budget.

 

The festival understands that bringing in culinary masters that have mastered very different crafts is an important point.  After all, food diversity is a bedrock value of the advisory board.  We welcome chefs from around the world with very different interests to present their food and its potential impact on our visitors.

 

How food is cooked is also a big focus, and we happen to see a lot of patterns across different food types.  This analysis is a big part of the festival, helping us really understand the cross-functional benefits of a lot of the preparation methods found.  This stuff isn’t like mattresses and sleep, it’s not a matter of preference.  Rather there are very scientific ways to help us identify what exactly is going to impact our night’s sleep and what we can do to improve it quickly.

Music and Sleep

A big part of The Festival is the music that puts you to sleep.  Music is big at any festival, but usually it serves to rev people up.  Music is something that touches a soul very easily, so we love to show people that it can touch them in other ways than getting them all hot and bothered.

 

Sleep and music also goes hand in hand with sleep meditation, a practice that we truly value during the festival.  The music allows us to explore our selves and our souls, to travel in our sleep.  Music helps bring us together and look at sleep as something that replenishes, but rather something that is on its own.  People barter with sleep, view sleeping as commerce.  But really it’s something else entirely.

 

Though showing the beauty of music and how it relates to sleep is a priority, many people have difficulty putting the two together.  Other programs, like nutrition and sleep, are much more intuitive for people.  Many other websites will help you understand this research as well.

Sleep Tips from The Festival

We would be remiss if we didn’t provide our followers some general sleep tips.  We have a lot of experience in this area, so we wanted to provide everyone some guidance on how to sleep better.  Check out some of our advice.

Electronics

If you are going to use electronics, don’t do so within an hour or two of going to bed.  The blue light that comes from these devices will trick your brain into thinking that it should be awake.  We have been developed as humans to take in blue light in the morning and it makes us naturally feel awake.  Therefore, it is advised to avoid blue light and thus electronics at night.

Consistent schedule

Your body wants to get used to waking up and going to sleep around the same time.  If you have a really inconsistent schedule, your body will never be able to do this, and you will always have a hard time getting consistent sleep.  The best way to get consistent sleep is to try to force yourself to go to bed around the same time and then wake up around the same time as well.

Go for a Walk

Going for a walk is a simple way to get rid of the stress in your life.  If you have stress in your life, your mind will be very active when you are trying to go to sleep.  Stress is terrible for the quality of your sleep and you should seek to get rid of it at all costs.  Going for a walk is a well-known and tremendously effective stress reducer.  Make sure to go for a 15-20 minute walk at least a few times each week.

Wind Down

You want to prepare your mind for sleep for at least thirty minutes before you actually try to go to sleep.  The best way to do this is to wind down.  You can read a book or listen to the radio.  Just do something that gets your mind to slowly relax within an hour or so of when you want to go to sleep.

Caffeine and Alcohol

Caffeine and alcohol consumption can be detrimental to your sleep.  You should therefore seek to limit your intake of these things as much as possible.

Good Mattress

If you have a bad mattress, you aren’t doing yourself any favors.  Invest in a good mattress and you will be surprised how great your sleep can be almost immediately.

 

These are just a few tips.  Good luck!

High end sleep parties

Sleeping is a super fun activity for everyone involved. Go to bed, get some rest, heck, we made a sleep festival about it. It’s one of the best things on Earth, and the best do a lot of it. The rich do an especially large amount of it, mostly because they’re sitting at home not doing much else. Why not sleep then? They’re getting maximum REM cycles for sure.

You know what the rich do as well?  They eat.  They eat very delicious food because well, they have plenty of cash.  Part of the reason that they sleep so well is they eat the best food to sleep well.  At the parties for sleep, or festivals as they are, let loose with the sleepy foods.  Everyone eats as much as they can, then they all go to bed.  The best sleep parties and the top mattresses are at Ljubljana Calling for sure.

The high-end aspect of the sleep festival is no different.  We really make the most out of our sleep opportunity with high-end debauchery.  Celebrities from all over come to this fancy sleeping party.

Best Sleepers’ Profiles

As you know, we are going to be holding competitions to find out who the best sleepers are in the world.  In this article, we want to profile a few of the competitors.

James Johnson- James hails from Irving, Texas.  He claims that the secret to his sleeping success comes from his all-hamburger diet.  I personally tried out this diet for two days, but my toilet really did not appreciate it.

Wang Zhang- Wang may not speak English, but he does speak the language of sleep.  He has been called the “Rip Van Winkle” of China and famously fell asleep for three straight days in Tiananmen Square.  He is also really good at math and eating noodles with chopsticks.

Tammy Amos- This woman has slept around.  She says her sleeping secret is that she has slept around with so many men that she became accustomed to sleeping on any surface in any location.  She always wins the mattress sleep competitions that involve sleeping in strange places.  She is currently the favorite to win the overall sleep competition

Tripp Reading III- Tripp is a religious man and claims that he wins competitions “if it’s God’s will.”  He claims that praying more than the other competitors will give him a real advantage.  While some might say such claims are nonsense, Tripp is currently undefeated in the 80 sleep competitions he has been in so far.

Denard Jones- Denard is a natural sleeping talent.  There was no teacher growing up that was good enough to stop him from sleeping in class.  Denard says that he has been practicing sleeping a lot lately with Tammy Amos and he has been really enjoying that experience.

There you have it.  There are a few more competitors out there, but these are the favorites to win as of now.  The sleep festival sleep competition is going to be amazing and we hope you can join.  You can do your part and learn to sleep better here.

Check out this talented sleeper, lol!

What Happens at the Sleep Festival

A lot of hype and attention has come onto the sleep festival.  Why would anyone ever bother going to a sleep festival?  How long is it?  Where is it, blah blah blah.  These are all valid questions.  I’m going to go through here what you can expect to see at the world’s greatest sleep festival.  It should contrast with National Sleep Day in many different ways.

There’s going to be sleep competitions.  Yep, just like the siesta competition in Spain.  I actually made my fortune winning sleep competitions across the world.  I actually won $1,000,000 once at a competition by default because I was the only entrant.  This competition is going to be different.  We are going to hold multiple contests.  We have a more dangerous one where we see how long people can go without sleep, like they’re sleeping in the best European hotels.  Then we have the opposite competition where we see how long people can sleep without waking up.  Either way, these competitions are going to be epic and you won’t want to miss them.

We are going to have a mattress showcase where all the best mattress companies in the world will be showing off their products.  Finally, people will get to talk to the experts and compare the best mattresses in the world.   The reps there are not allowed to buy and sell mattresses, so you know you won’t be getting swindled and you can just rely on getting good quality information.

We are also holding a bazaar like format where you can buy a number of amazing sleep accessories.  We have white noise machines that have been specifically crafter in Instanbul just for this showcase.  They are arguably the best machines ever created in the world.  You won’t have an opportunity like this to buy your way into the best sleep ever.

The festival is going to be amazing.  If you miss out on this, you might go into depression, because I know that you know how good it is going to be.  I hope to see you there!