The night prior-some slept on semi-stiff cotton-poly sheets- or all cotton ones-fabrics that made up a lot of runner's outfits too.
Now- over 51,000 NYC Marathon racers wearing textile performance attire + race bibs+accurate timing chips- still get to Staten Island crazy early.
But the assigned race start waves (8!!!) are staggered over 2 ½ hours-now added to the 2 plus hours of hanging around.
SO it didn't exactly surprise us- that the Bedgear Performance-a company that makes smart tech sleep products-is a NYC marathon sponsor (solicited, too).
Those long waits before the pace starts to pick up-practically begs for a nap!
Some help for wiry racers -and others... the entire line-up of Bedgear® sleeping essentials:
Probably can't haul a mattress to the start area of any big race ... but for van beds-or camping out zzzzs -there are lightweight portable options that enhance sleep-so much so-it actually might surprise.
Top Pick-Bedgear's temperature regulating bedding meaningful makes a difference-keeping sleepers cool-dryer- important for warm weather travel in a van, draped over camping cot, or stay vacations at home.
Sets of sheets+pillowcase...are made from durable, soft DriTec -a high performance fabric -moisture wicking, air flow cooling, ez clean-anti-microbial...a fav textile for various athlete- casual attire too...or luxurious Ver-Tex® silky + breathable performance sheets -which dissipates excess heat.
Color and size options available-in flat or seamless fitted with Powerband® for secure gripping, and pillow cases with Air-X® ventilated panels-for comfort-w/ stretchy inside bands hold the actual pillow in place. NICE.
Another amazing sleep aid...for environments where there's no indoor central air or steady heat available-despite portable power options...are Bedgear's primo temperature regulating pillows (48+ choices) made from the aforementioned performance breathable fabrics- and available in many different shapes for all sizes and sleep styles
It's Ver-Tex 6.1 cover is seriously soft- cool to the touch-with a cover-that's removable and washable. Honestly, the premium Solar pillow difference is so obviously better than what we had-it qualifies as a must-have piece of exercise equipment-like our foam roller.
FYI-there are specific Solar performance pillows for stomach-side-back... small- big body types -for ultimate neck/head support...for the majority of people that do sleep with a pillow.
WHAT ELSE:-mattresses, protectors/toppers, backrests, blankets, kid + baby sizes,