Getting A Better Night’s Sleep With Febreze, Always, Bounce, Downy And Tide (PLUS A GIVEAWAY!!)

I mentioned that I flew to Cincinnati, Ohio to the P&G Headquarters last week to hear about some of the advancements P&G had to share with their Always, Febreze, Downy and Tide lines. The main focus was all about getting a better night’s sleep. YOU KNOW I WAS ALL ABOUT IT! I’ve been struggling with a good night’s rest since the beginning of time. My mind just does not shut off. And according to their studies – there’s a TON of people who are in the same boat as me.


So, how can P&G help you get a better night’s sleep? Let’s walk through each product.

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Always is introducing a Maxi Overnight Extra Heavy pad that features a 2x larger back and stays 4x drier to help catch leaks while lying down. This product will release in April of 2014. The pads will be THIN and have the three way grip flexi wings that Always brand fans have come to know and love. In fact, the three way grip flexi wings will be available on ALL Always products later on this year — stay tuned for that! The wings help keep the pad in place which means less leaks.

The new Maxi Overnight pads have 3D Macro cones built in that actually absorb fluid quickly and prevent it from coming back out. 


Tide, Downy and Bounce have launched the Sweet Dreams Collections. These scents are formulated with ingredients to clean, soften and freshen all your bedtime fabrics, from your bed linens to your pajamas, helping to create a relaxing environment so you can fall asleep.

The Sweet Dreams Collections includes:

Tide ® plus A touch of Downy™ Sweet Dreams™: Perfect for sheets, pajamas, and other nighttime fabrics, Tide works to clean fabrics from things you can see, like dirt—to things you can’t see, like perspiration. Includes lavender overtones with gourmand vanilla undertones to create a calming scent to help soothe you to sleep.

Downy ® UNSTOPABLES® Dreams™: An in-wash scent booster that allows consumers to control the amount of lavender scent added to each laundry load. The relaxing lavender scent will provide 12 weeks* of freshness to ensure your bedtime fabrics can always be ready for bedtime.
*Freshness out of storage

Downy Infusions® Sweet Dreams™: Downy Infusions is a premium liquid fabric softener with SilkTouch™ to infuse bed linens with a silky softness that helps create a soft and cozy sleep environment.

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Febreze’s new Sleep Serenity Collection offers up the most amazing scents for your bedroom and bedroom linens. I’ve been sleeping with Milk and Honey since the moment I came home from this trip. The line’s calming scents help create a soothing bedtime atmosphere ideal for relaxation and a more peaceful night’s rest.

Amazing, right?

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I also found out some great tips about sleep that I wanted to pass along:


  • Newborns – 12-18 hours
  • 3-11 months – 14-15 hours
  • 1-3 years – 12-14 hours
  • 3-5 years – 11-13 hours
  • 5-10 years – 10-11 hours
  • 11-17 years –  8.5 – 9.5 hours
  • 18+ years – 7 – 9 hours

Nap Guidelines:

  • Ideal Nap: less than 20 minutes or longer than 90 minutes
  • A nap that is around 40 minutes will leave you feeling groggy
  • Too much napping can interfere with your nightly sleep cycle

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Benefits of Sleep:

  • Lower stress and improved mood
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • When you don’t get enough sleep you tend to eat more (up to 22% more for breakfast the next morning).
  • Improves athletic performance / increases energy
  • Reduces stress / enables healing
  • Ability to focus and learn new information

How To Improve Your Sleep:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Greater regularity = better sleep quality
  • Avoid electronics when you wind down   (the light is physically altering our state)
  • Consistency makes routine influential — your body understands cues

Create a bedroom environment that sets you up for a great night:

  • Keep you bedroom dark, cool, and comfortable
  • 60-67 degrees: ideal at night temperature
  • Keep lights dim in evening
  • During day – be exposed to bright light  (daylight is best)
  • Eliminating noise at night – use sound conditioner if you need
  • Scent can help us relax too

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While I was at P&G I actually took a tour of their archives museum — check out my video to see what your favorite products looked like when they first hit the shelves.

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Now, how about a little product sneak peak action? One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive the NEW Always Ultra Thin Overnight Extra Heavy pad which is not available until April 2014!

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  1. anne hill wrote:

    yes i am!

    Posted 3.3.14
  2. Marie wrote:

    I’m looking forward to trying the Febreeze sleep scents!

    Posted 3.3.14
  3. Mary Happymommy wrote:

    Yes, I definitely want to try these.

    Posted 3.3.14
  4. latanya wrote:

    Very excited!

    Posted 3.3.14
  5. Kelly D wrote:

    yes I would like to try these products.

    Posted 3.3.14
  6. Jennifer Reed wrote:

    I am excited to try the NEW Always Ultra Thin Overnight Extra Heavy pad. It is great the continual improvements we see in these types of products.
    reejen2 at gmail dot com

    Posted 3.3.14
  7. Melissa wrote:

    I would love to try these!

    Posted 3.4.14
  8. Debbie Chaney wrote:

    Would like to try! [email protected]

    Posted 3.4.14
  9. Ashley Fryer wrote:

    I am always excited to try new things!

    Posted 3.4.14
  10. debbie wrote:

    I would love to try this, esp. if I could sleep better.

    Posted 3.4.14
  11. Joanne Gregory wrote:

    I love to try their new products!!

    Posted 3.4.14
  12. Tamara B. wrote:

    I’m beyond excited to try these products I’m one of their biggest consumers!
    tamben7996 at aol dot com

    Posted 3.4.14
  13. Kimberly Bauer wrote:

    I can’t wait to try them.

    [email protected]

    Posted 3.4.14
  14. Kari wrote:

    I would love to try the Downy Unstoppables. The Moonlit Lavendar Febreeze products sound nice as well.

    Posted 3.4.14
  15. Danielle Jones wrote:

    Yes I want to try them all but am most excited about the lavender febreeze.

    Posted 3.4.14
  16. kim burnett wrote:

    yes! Very excited!

    Posted 3.4.14
  17. Ann B. wrote:

    Oh yes, I am really excited to give these a try. I already use them so the newer version has me wondering how I will like it.

    Posted 3.4.14
  18. Recie J. wrote:

    I am so excited to try these products. I love febreze and tide already. I think one of the best things is crawling into the bed on clean, nice smelling sheets and blankets. I think I would sleep like a baby drenched in the milk and honey smell! Thank you so much for providing this opportunity!

    Posted 3.4.14
  19. Kelly Kimmell wrote:

    Yes, I am very excited to try these!

    Posted 3.4.14
  20. sandra davis wrote:

    i love trying new things….ty for the chance

    Posted 3.4.14
  21. Mihaela Day wrote:

    yes I would like to try these products

    Posted 3.4.14
  22. Yes, I like all these brands, so I’m excited to try these new products.

    Posted 3.4.14
  23. marian boll wrote:

    I love Febreze and want to try the night products.

    Posted 3.4.14
  24. Jackie wrote:

    Yes…we (my daughters and I) use Always and I would love to try these.

    Posted 3.4.14
  25. julie murphy wrote:

    I am a big fan of trying new things.

    Posted 3.5.14
  26. HilLesha wrote:

    Yes, I’d love to try these!

    Posted 3.5.14
  27. Mira Sil wrote:

    Very excited:)

    Posted 3.5.14
  28. Iliana R wrote:

    I am definitely excited! I love always

    [email protected]

    Posted 3.5.14
  29. Tari Lawson wrote:

    I would love to see if these work better than what I use now.

    Posted 3.5.14
  30. Joclyn Woodbury wrote:

    id love to try these!

    Posted 3.6.14
  31. Emily Chui wrote:

    I’d love to!
    [email protected]

    Posted 3.6.14
  32. Dorothy Teel wrote:

    I was excited to see that Febreeze has a Jasmine scent, I will be looking forward to it and Yes, I am ready to try the Always Ultra Thin pads to see if they are effective at improving a nights sleep during that time.

    Posted 3.6.14
  33. Janice Ford wrote:

    I would love to try this new product. Thanks. modelford at hotmail dot com

    Posted 3.6.14
  34. April Brenay wrote:

    I would love to try this product, lol its something that gets used every month!

    Posted 3.6.14
  35. I’m hopeful the Febreeze will help me get a better night’s sleep.

    Posted 3.6.14
  36. Annabelle wrote:

    I love the scent of the Fabreze in the Tide products! I am going to have to try and find the Fabreze Sweet Serenity scents and the Sweet Dreams in the Tide and Downey! 🙂

    Posted 3.6.14
  37. DanV wrote:

    I am excited to give these a try

    Posted 3.6.14
  38. kj skib wrote:

    I really want to try the Febreze.

    Posted 3.6.14
  39. Heidi C. wrote:

    I’d love to try these, for sure!

    Posted 3.6.14
  40. Lori Walker wrote:

    these things have gone such a long way – i am excited to try this new line

    Posted 3.7.14
  41. Brittney House wrote:

    I would love to try them. I’m super excited.

    Posted 3.7.14
  42. liz l wrote:

    Yep, I am

    Posted 3.7.14
  43. Alice F wrote:

    I wouldblove to win this giveaway.

    Posted 3.8.14
  44. Debbie Bray wrote:

    very excited!!

    Posted 3.8.14
  45. Francine Anchondo wrote:

    yes I am excited .

    Posted 3.8.14
  46. Jennifer wrote:

    I’m excited to see if these work better than my current product.

    Posted 3.8.14
  47. Nancy Meyer wrote:

    Definitely excited to try this out!

    Posted 3.8.14
  48. Brandee wrote:

    Yes I am. I always find overnight too bulky. These would solve that problem!

    Posted 3.8.14
  49. Jasmine P wrote:

    I am so excited to try these out!

    Posted 3.8.14
  50. Brandy Fisk wrote:
    Posted 3.8.14
  51. susan smoaks wrote:

    yes i am excited to give these a try.

    Posted 3.8.14
  52. Pip444 wrote:

    yes I’m very excited to try them.

    Posted 3.8.14
  53. shawna wrote:

    Yes I’m excited to try these!!

    Posted 3.8.14
  54. DESIREE H wrote:

    Yes I am excited to try them!!
    Thanks for the chance!

    Posted 3.8.14
  55. laurie wrote:

    yes I’m very excited about trying this product

    Posted 3.8.14
  56. Christina Marie Dutra wrote:

    i am very excited to try the downy unstoppable dream

    Posted 3.8.14
  57. Yes, I am very excited to try them – always great to get sneak preview too – LOL
    janicecrespo at gmail dot com

    Posted 3.8.14
  58. Denise Donaldson wrote:

    yes I am very excited!

    Posted 3.9.14
  59. Breanne wrote:


    Posted 3.9.14
  60. Kaelyn L. wrote:

    Would love to try!

    Posted 3.9.14
  61. Denise S wrote:

    Yes, I’d like to try it.

    Posted 3.9.14
  62. Rebecca Lunsfor wrote:

    yes I would love to try this!

    Posted 3.9.14
  63. Jaime Smitte wrote:

    i would like to try this!

    Posted 3.9.14
  64. Karen T Gonyea wrote:

    I would love to try these 🙂

    Posted 3.9.14
  65. Cheryl Reinhardt wrote:

    I am excited to give these a try… always love to try new products

    Posted 3.9.14
  66. I would love to try this product.

    Posted 3.9.14
  67. Donna Kellogg wrote:

    I would Love to try these thank you for the chance [email protected]

    Posted 3.9.14
  68. Candie L wrote:

    Yes I am excited to try these. Thank you

    Posted 3.9.14
  69. Heidi V. wrote:

    I love the smell of febreze so I’m excited to try these products. forteheidi at live dot com

    Posted 3.9.14

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