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Read to Sleep
Join us as we commit to better rest and better reading in 2020.
You already know that looking at screens before bed keeps you up and stresses you out. This year, let’s do better together. Give yourself the gift of reading for a few minutes before bed—we guarantee you’ll fall asleep faster and feel better rested in the morning.
As if you needed convincing, here are all the ways a #readtosleep routine can transform your life.
Reduce Stress
When an individual is chronically sleep deprived, stress hormones are found at higher levels in the body—meaning you’re constantly in “fight or flight” mode. Investing in regular wind-down time means you’ll have an easier time drifting off. Adding at least six minutes of reading to your bedtime routine has been proven to lower heart rate and muscle tension.
Boost Your Mood
Feeling at the end of your rope? Short on patience with the kids? Inadequate sleep for multiple nights in a row can impact your decision-making abilities and cause major moodiness. The very best thing you can do is read a little to decompress and get a better night’s sleep—you’ll wake up with a much sweeter outlook.
Sharpen Your Brain
Reading has been shown to enhance vocabulary, improve articulation and increase creativity. Combine that with the cognitive skills and decision-making ability sleep provides, and you may find yourself feeling a lot quicker and more productive.
Clear Your Mind
Stressors like paperwork, bills, and to-do lists can distract from sleep. Do your best to create boundaries between your responsibilities and your bedroom—and that includes your phone. Create a peaceful sanctuary (maybe with some dreamy, blush linen bedding??) to help eliminate mental clutter. There’s enough real world for morning. Tonight, pick up a book to transport you.
Make Memories
Of the many, many reasons you should get more sleep, here’s a particularly compelling one: You make memories while you sleep, and if you don’t get enough of it, well, you could be putting all those recollections at risk. So good sleep is vital. Add in a regular reading habit, and it’s a serious one-two punch: readers have a slower rate of decline in memory. All the better to remember those books you read!
Enter to win a dreamy Parachute bedding set plus 25 books of your choice!
Let’s keep you reading and sleeping well all year long.

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IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Read to Sleep Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.


ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2020, and ends at 11:00 PM (Eastern Time) on March 31, 2020.

 HOW TO ENTER:  Online entry only. Enter by completing and submitting the entry form as instructed at

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

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ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive (i) a Parachute Venice Bedding set of the winner’s choosing (Linen Venice Set, Percale Venice Set, Sateen Venice Set, Washed Sateen Venice Set, or Brushed Cotton Venice Set, in any available color) and (ii) twenty five (25) books of the winner’s choosing from Penguin Random House. (Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: Up to $1,100)

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

WINNER SELECTION: ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 01, 2020 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

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WINNERS LIST:  For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by October 01, 2020 to Kelsey Manning, Penguin Random House, Attn: Read to Sleep Sweepstakes, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

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Thank you so much for joining the #readtosleep movement! Help us spread the word so we can all sleep better this year.