5 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster + Nature’s Sleep Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow Reader Giveaway

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Sleep Tips

I must say that I am blessed in that I usually don’t have difficulty falling asleep. My mom often suffers from insomnia, so I know that I am really lucky that I don’t follow in her footsteps! But, even though I can usually fall asleep in a hurry, sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

You know the feeling – you lay in bed, but you’re wide awake. Your mind is wandering, maybe rehashing some problem in your life or compiling a mental to-do list for the next day. If you find that to be the case, here are a few simple solutions that just may help to send you off to slumber a little more quickly.

sheep5 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster


1. Before you go to bed, cut out the distractions. Put your phone AWAY!! The last email you read or Facebook post you see may just make you irritated and you don’t need anything to keep you from reaching a sleepy state.  (You could do something more relaxing like read a book, but make sure it isn’t a scary one that will keep you awake!)

2. Make sure your room temperature is at a comfortable level. If it’s too hot or too cold, make adjustments. Change the setting on your thermostat and/or add or remove clothing or blankets.

3. Try this trick to put your body in a sleepy state and hopefully your mind will follow. Start thinking about your toes and tell your toes they are sleepy and they are going to sleep. After a few seconds of that, move up to the rest of your feet and tell them they are soooooo sleepy and they are going to sleep. Keep moving up your body through your ankles, knees, thighs, etc. etc. until you get to your head. It sounds corny, but if you take enough time to do it, just the soothingness of the thoughts should make you sleepy.

4. This is a super oldie, but still a goodie – count sheep. From personal experience it really does work. Picture a beautiful field and imagine those fluffy sheep. As you imagine each one trotting up to the fence and gracefully leaping over, count it. Not only is it peaceful, but it is is also really boring and should make you good and tired.

5. Use a comfortable pillow. I have tried a LOT of different pillows over the years. The position of your head and its support can make a big difference not only in how you sleep during the night, but in how easy it is to fall asleep. That leads me into my next topic….

Nature's Sleep

I just got a Nature’s Sleep
Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow
 and I LOVE IT! When I first had this pillow delivered from http://www.naturessleep.com I was a little hesitant to even give it a try. It is BIG and barely fit in my largest pillow case, but I stared to realize that could be a really good thing. The other thing I wasn’t used to is that it wasn’t fluffy. I always thought fluffy meant comfy, but again that isn’t necessarily true.

	 Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow

When I put my head on the Nature’s Sleep Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow the first time I think I fell asleep in less then a minute – seriously! What I thought was a thick and somewhat overly firm pillow, actually cradled my head perfectly and actually made it feel like it was floating. So comfortable!! The Nature’s Sleep Vitex Gel Pillow combines memory foam with a gel pillow. So, not only does it support your head perfectly, it also provides a comfortable temperature all night long.

	 Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow Review

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win their own Nature’s Sleep Vitex Gel Memory Foam Pillow.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 5/7/14.  Good luck!

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thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. holliister@gmail.com' Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like the 2.5″ HD Visco Memory Foam Topper.

  2. lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com' nicole dz says:

    I also love & want the 3″ 4Lbs. Memory Foam Topper. This would be such a dream to sleep on. Looks so comfy!

  3. dguillen@kc.rr.com' Debra Guillen says:

    I like the Memory Foam Pet Bed

  4. I love the memory foam topper too : )

  5. dari7minnette@yahoo.com' Darlene Sullins says:

    I could soooo go for a Sapphire Gel Mattress – Medium! lol

  6. I like there 3′ Memory foam topper

  7. rachel.griesmer@yahoo.com' Rachel G says:

    I would also love to have the 3″ 4Lbs. memory foam topper.

  8. sc2466@comcast.net' Sharon C says:

    We need a new mattress and I would like to try the 12″ Glacier Gel Memory Foam Mattress

  9. casaflamingos@hotmail.com' Sharon Kaminski says:

    I like the 11″ Diamond Gel Memory Foam Mattress.

  10. The contour pillow would be great.

  11. jdine1969@yahoo.com' Jennifer M. says:

    I also love the Sofa Sleeper Gel Mattress.

  12. anger_family@yahoo.com' ginette4 says:

    I love their Memory Foam mattress

  13. Gooba01@Live.com' Holly Thomas says:

    I like the pet bed.

  14. LOVE3570@AOL.COM' ELIZABETH C. says:

    I love the Open toe slippers in pale blue.

  15. kathyluman@gmail.com' Kathy Luman says:

    I would also love to have the 12″ Glacier Gel Memory Foam Mattress.

  16. I would love to have the 12″ St. Cloud LUXE Mattress

  17. kbgm3@aol.com' ken smith says:

    I like the 12″ Sapphire Gel Memory Foam Mattress!

  18. scain54@aol.com' Sandy Cain says:

    I love their Diamond Gel Mattress! I could really sleep good on that!

  19. I would also love to try one of the ped beds, my dog would love it.

  20. The pet beds look great! So comfy!

  21. I also like their Sofa Sleeper Gel Mattress

  22. I would love to get the Nature Sleep Open-Toe slippers.

  23. erin.dear@yahoo.com' erin dear (@mummadear) says:

    I would love to have the 3″ 4lb Topper!

  24. natorama99@yahoo.com' Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! I would love to have the 3″ 4 lbs. Memory Foam Topper. Comfy!! Thank-you!

  25. The Faux Down Pillow would be nice particularly because of allergies.

  26. olivia41393@yahoo.com' Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I like the St. Cloud Luxe-Plush Mattress!

  27. darlenecarbajal20@yahoo.com' Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would like the Memory Foam Pet Bed for my dog. 🙂

  28. nathansmommy619@aol.com' stacey b says:

    I’d love to have the 3″ 4lb Topper for my bed

  29. allyson.bossie@gmail.com' Allyson Bossie says:
  30. I love the memory foam mattresses

  31. I love the memory foam mattresses: they look so comfy!

  32. I hope it help me to sleep

  33. i like the Memory Foam Pet Bed. bet my kitty would love it

  34. oneadeezdaze@yahoo.com' Daniel Clark says:

    I just had to dispose of my favorite pillow, a temperpdic classic look pillow. It got “skunked” and nothing would remove the smell. I’ve been through 4 pillows since and nothing is even close.

  35. akhartsell@gmail.com' Anita Hartsell says:

    Sounds comfy.

  36. neoh42f@yahoo.com' Anita L says:

    I would so love to own the 11″ Diamond Gel Memory Foam Mattress 🙂

  37. darkmysticnight@hotmail.com' Carolyn Daley says:

    I like the Closed Toe Terry Slippers w/Memory Foam in pale blue.

  38. karenkdwight@gmail.com' Karen Dwight says:

    I love the sofa sleeper gel mattress! I want one of these!

  39. beccadance414@yahoo.com' Rebecca C says:

    I love the mattress toppers! They look so comfy!

  40. dawnmonroe83@gmail.com' Dawn Monroe says:

    Id like to have the natures sleep slippers in lilac.

  41. surveybreece@gmail.com' Lisa Breece says:

    I went to their website, and was surprised to see they have memory foam dog beds. I absolutely love them.

  42. cjcon76@gmail.com' carrie c says:

    Biopolymer Topper

  43. I would like to have their 3″ 4lb Topper

  44. pumpkinsfan76@gmail.com' Shannon says:

    Any queen sized bed. Thank you for this chance to win!

  45. lfuchs1@wi.rr.com' Lesley F says:

    I like their closed toe slippers

  46. esldiane@gmail.com' Diane Baum says:

    I love the memory foam pet bed.

  47. s2s2@comcast.net' Susan Smith says:

    I also love the Sofa Sleeper Gel Mattress

  48. ddx155@gmail.com' Douglas Houston says:

    I would like the 2.5″ HD Visco Memory Foam Topper

  49. luvs2fishmama@yahoo.com' louise says:

    The Memory Foam Medical Mattresses and Pads would be awesome with 2 people in our house that sleep in hospital beds daily.

  50. desireedunbar@hotmail.com' Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d love the slippers.

  51. tderosa142@gmail.com' Theresa D says:

    The Biopolymer Visco Memory Foam Topper sounds like it would be nice to sleep on.

  52. marine.mom42@hotmail.com' Teresa Thompson says:

    I like the Memory Foam Pet Bed.

  53. CoreyOlomon@gmail.com' Corey Olomon says:

    I would love the 3″ 4Lbs. Memory Foam Topper

  54. hbkzgirl005@aol.com' jackie says:

    The closed-toed slippers look like they’re insanely comfortable.

  55. lme023@aol.com' Liza E says:

    I like the 11″ Trinidad Mattress

  56. cmanventuresinc@gmail.com' Gianna says:

    11″ St. Thomas Mattress.

  57. eaglesforjack@gmail.com' tina reynolds says:

    I really love the
    11″ Diamond Gel Memory Foam Mattress

  58. skevens7@gmail.com' Sky Evans says:

    I love their Slippers.

  59. vicki@brighter.com' Vicki Andrew says:

    I would lobe to have the 3 inch memory foam topper for my self and the memory foam pet bed for my kitties

  60. ahousefull2009@gmail.com' gwendolyn blunt says:

    I would love to try the sofas sleeper gel mattress!

  61. 3″ 4 lb topper

  62. willitara@gmail.com' Betty C says:

    I like the Biopolymer Visco Memory Foam Topper. It would make my sleep so much more comfortable.

  63. lightlovebeing@gmail.com' Kathleen M Smith says:

    I need the Ultimate Power Mattress Foundation

  64. yellowlabs4ever@yahoo.com' Hesper Fry says:

    I also like the Memory Foam Pet Bed. My dog who has arthritis would enjoy this!

  65. barbarastenby@aol.com' Barbara S says:

    Memory Foam Pet Bed

  66. silverkat42@yahoo.com' Terry Beck says:

    I would love to have their 12″ St. Lucia Medium Plush Mattress

  67. motherabagail531@yahoo.com' Charlene S. says:

    I like the Open Toe Terry Slippers w/Memory Foam.

  68. My dog would love to have the pet bed.

  69. ladyvon2013@hotmail.com' Dorothy Hubbard says:

    The Biopolymer Topper would be nice to have.

  70. jjak2003@gmail.com' Jessica says:

    I would also love the Biopolymer Topper.

  71. bmweida@yahoo.com' Breanne says:

    I like the Closed Toe Slippers

  72. kathypease@gmail.com' Kathy Pease says:

    I love the Diamond Gel Mattress – Medium

  73. lmurley2014@yahoo.com' laurie says:

    I would love to have the 2.5″ HD Visco Memory Foam Topper

  74. nancyloring317@gmail.com' Nancy Loring says:

    My favorite would be the memory foam pet bed. This would probaly be the only thing that could get my dog out of my bed.

  75. I would love the 12″ St. Cloud LUXE Mattress

  76. gmrichhicks@gmail.com' Richard Hicks says:

    I like their queen Biopolymer Topper.

  77. vikki.billings@yahoo.com' Vikki Billings says:

    I also love the Closed Toe Slippers

  78. buddygarrett53@aol.com' Buddy Garrett says:

    I love the Memory Foam Pet Bed Sage.

  79. amy16323@gmail.com' amy deeter says:

    Diamond Gel Mattress – Medium

  80. brmetcalf@aol.com' Beverly Metcalf says:

    The Memory Foam Medical Mattress would be nice for my bad back. Thanks!

  81. ladyt64@gmail.com' Roxann says:

    I love the 2.5″ 5lbs Biopolymer Visco Memory Foam Topper.

  82. mariasimon1973@yahoo.com' MARIA simon says:

    the memory foam pet bed..how precious is that!!! my babies would love it..thanks a lot

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