Project Sleep + Giveaway! | Are You Getting Enough?

Summer's coming fast, and the days of fun and sun are just around the corner! Enough with the rain and dark days and all the other trappings of the pre-summer season. And along with the bright days come quiet, peaceful nights with caressing cool breezes to relax to after long, fun days. And catching up on sleep is a blissful reprieve from the usual hustle and bustle. I love a quiet night by the lake; a long, cool evening at camp - I really like to find a quiet little place and bunk down. I think we all don't sleep enough. I know for a fact I don't get enough myself. It seems that everything else takes priority, and when it comes to getting something done, or getting enough sleep, sleep loses out.

We all don't sleep enough - over 50 per cent of Canadians say so (according to the Canadian Sleep Review 2016).  So this summer might be a good time dedicated to catching up a bit on your lack of sleep. Maybe you'll set a new trend for yourselves and you'll make it more of a priority to build more sleep into your everyday lives. Here's wishing all of you a more restful life.

Dairy Farmers of Canada brought a panel of leading sleep experts together to address this important public health issue. They have reviewed research including a national survey, and are providing insights, perspective and advice to Canadians in the form of a discussion paper. Through their Project Sleep initiative, they are calling on Canadians to make sleep a priority.

• The experts’ best advice to those seeking a better night’s sleep is to first make sleep a priority. Getting enough sleep is essential to everyday well-being. Look after yourself first.

• Secondly, get to know your chronotype (an individual’s propensity to sleep at a particular time during a 24-hour period) – for example, are you a morning person or an evening person?

• Establish a sleep routine that includes both a regular bedtime and rise time, even on the weekends.

• Don’t put too much pressure on yourself regarding sleep. Stressing out or getting fixated on sleep only makes sleep go away.

• Reach out and seek help if needed. When lack of sleep is causing distress, seek help from your family doctor.

PLUS, there’s a GIVEAWAY!

To help you get better sleep, the folks at Endy Sleep have teamed up with Project Sleep to give away one awesome prize – a new mattress for one lucky winner.

To enter, simply tweet out your answer to “what’s keeping you up at night.” Make sure to include the #ProjectSleep hashtag and tag @100CanadianMilk for giveaway eligibility. 

Giveaway closes on Wednesday,June 8 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be announced on Thursday, June 9th via the @100CanadianMilk Twitter account. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec).There will be one grand prize.Prize unclaimed after 48 hours from notification is forfeited and Dairy Farmers of Canada reserves the right to select another winner. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. To learn more about this awareness campaign, visit, an initiative from Dairy Farmers of Canada. offers visitors a place to learn more about the awareness campaign, view the discussion paper, and discover tips that can help them sleep better.

Jan Halvarson


Beth said...

I've checked the @100CanadianMilk Twitter account but don't see a post about who won the contest. Do you know if they've contacted the winner?

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Beth,

I was told yesterday they would let me know, so I don't think it's been published yet. Stay tuned!