SOURCE: Sleepy's


January 27, 2011 13:50 ET

Freshmen Members of Congress Who Sleep in Offices Can Rest Their Heads

Sleepy's Will Present Pillows to Newest U.S. Representatives Who May Be Sleepless in D.C.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - In a firm sign of support to the one-fifth of freshmen House of Representatives who reportedly sleep in their offices, Sleepy's, the Mattress Professionals is offering 21 freshmen members of Congress the gift of better sleep. Sleepy's will deliver complimentary pillow sets to each new member of Congress who wants them. For the maximum comfort of both Republican and Democratic representatives, the pillows will feature bipartisan pillow cases -- one side blue, the other side red.

According to the CBS News survey, freshmen Congress members sleeping in their Washington, D.C., offices are as follows:

Republicans (19)

  • Steve Chabot (OH-1st), 58
  • Sean Duffy (WI-7th), 39
  • Stephen Fincher (TN-8th), 37
  • Chris Gibson (NY-20), 46
  • Tim Griffin (AR-2nd), 42
  • Paul Gosar (AZ-1st), 52
  • Trey Gowdy (SC-4th), 46
  • Morgan Griffith (VA-9th), 52
  • Richard Hanna (NY-24), 59
  • Joe Heck (NV-3rd), 49
  • Bill Huizenga (MI-2nd), 41
  • Bill Johnson (OH-6th), 56
  • James Lankford (OK-5th), 42
  • Patrick Meehan (PA-7th), 55
  • Todd Rokita (IN-4th), 40
  • Steve Stivers (OH-15th), 45
  • Joe Walsh (IL-8th), 49
  • Todd Young (IN-9th), 38
  • Tim Walberg (MI-7th), 59

Democrats (2)

  • John Carney (DE-At large), 54
  • Hansen Clarke (MI-13th), 53 

According to sleep experts, it is essential not to overlook or underestimate the importance of sleep. Without proper rest, the brain works harder, but less effectively to counteract the myriad effects of sleep deprivation. Concentration levels drop, memory becomes impaired, decision-making abilities are compromised, and the brain falls into rigid thought patterns that make it difficult to generate new problem-solving ideas. More information about sleep can be found on

Sleepy's will be arranging deliveries to House freshmen offices in the coming weeks.

About Sleepy's
Sleepy's, The Mattress Professionals® is a privately-owned 4 generation company with over 700 retail locations in thirteen states, spanning from Vermont to Virginia and available nationally through Throughout Sleepy's 52-year history, they have supported the idea that one mattress does not fit all, carrying a wide selection of mattresses so their customers are certain to find the one that suits them best. Keeping up-to-date on all the latest innovations in sleep technology, Sleepy's, The Mattress Professionals® carries the latest in Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Beautyrest, Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, Sleep To Live mattresses, the Dr. Breus Bed™ and 12 other brands to fit any price range or comfort level. For more information, call 1-800-SLEEPYS (1-800-753-3797), or visit us at

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