How to Sleep Well in Hot Weather

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With the long, hot days of summer just around the corner, we are all looking forward to packing away our woolly jumpers and high-tog quilts for the season. While the rising temperatures make a nice change to bitter wind and chilling rain, when it starts to get that bit too hot, sleep can suffer. Lack of sleep leads to bad moods, lethargy and poor concentration and in the long-term can have a number of other health complications. So, if you want to ensure sweet dreams while others are suffering from sweaty nights of insomnia this summer, here are our top tips for sleeping well in hot weather.

How to Encourage Your Teens to Develop a Good Sleep Pattern

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Does your teen stay awake long after your head has hit the pillow? Are you worried that not enough duvet time is making your child feel lethargic? If so, read on and discover our tips on how to encourage your teen to develop a good sleep pattern.

Distractions Be Gone!

While the latest technology and social media web-sites often get the blame for keeping teens up until the early hours of the morning, television, books and even external noise can contribute to your teen struggling with sleep. In the case of mobile phones etc. you’ll have to lead by example – pop all mobile phones, tablets and so on, into a basket on your breakfast table and leave them there (switched off!) until the morning.

Are Separate Beds The Answer To Blissful Sleep?

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Lucy and Ricky in separate beds

According to several studies, an increasing number of couples choose to swap their double bed for twin beds and sleep separately. Some research suggests that separate beds is a great way to deal with sleep issues and improve sleep quality – and that couples who sleep apart may even be happier and healthier than their double-bed counterparts. In this blog, we take a look at a few of the pros and cons of sleeping in separate beds.

The Pros of Sleeping In Separate Beds

If you and your other half are constantly bickering about who has more than their fair share of quilt, having two beds – and therefore two quilts, will bring these little disputes to an end.

The result – less stress and more comfort, which equals better sleep. If you have different routines – for example your partner leaves early in the morning to go to the gym, or you have late shifts at work and don’t arrive home until after midnight, getting in and out of bed can wake the other partner and disturb their sleep. Separate beds will minimise this and help you both to get an adequate amount of rest.

Which Is The Healthiest Position To Sleep In?

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We look at the health benefits of each sleep position and the possible negative impacts of your preferred position. Is your sleep position to blame for your snoring or could it be causing premature wrinkling of your skin? Read on to find out.

Sleeping On Your Back

Sleeping on your back is considered to be one of the healthiest positions because it allows the spine, neck and head to maintain a neutral position. In this position, the body can rest thoroughly without excess pressure on any one point. Adding a small pillow behind the knees is recommended for those who sleep in this position but still have lower back pain issues. Also, beauty experts say that sleeping on your back protects your skin from wrinkles, as your face is not pressed into a pillow.

So, are there any downsides to sleeping on your back? Maybe – if you are a snorer! Lying face up narrows the air-ways, which increases the likelihood of snoring and disturbed sleep.

Yoga Poses To Help You Sleep

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When it comes to making healthy lifestyle choices, quality sleep is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. Sometimes, however, sleep doesn’t come as easily as it should do. Physical and mental tension can make it hard to settle down enough to drift off, and many of us lose hours of rest through stress related insomnia. One excellent way to relax your body after a busy day is to perform a series of yoga poses as part of your nightly routine.

What is Yoga & How Can It Help?

The image that most of us will call to mind when we think of yoga is the complex and skilled contortions displayed by the experts – but don’t worry, we aren’t going to suggest that you bend over backwards before bedtime! There are many simple yoga moves and stretches that anyone can do, regardless of their age, gender and fitness level (but please check with your doctor before starting a new workout regime). So – why is it that yoga can help you to achieve the goal of better sleep?

Bedding Guide for Babies

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Whether you are expecting a baby yourself, or are looking for a gift for a family member or friend who has a tot, the following guide is for you. We’ve put together all of our top tips on how to choose baby bedding to make shopping for crib sheets, blankets and more straightforward, helping you to ensure baby’s comfort and safety at bedtime.

Selecting Fabrics For Baby Bedding

 

When choosing which fabrics are best for your baby’s nursery bedding, comfort and practicality are the key points to focus on. Fabrics which are made from natural fibres, or a blend which is rich in natural fibres, such as cotton and wool are good options. Cotton is particularly popular because it feels soft and is gentle on delicate baby skin, helping to minimise chafing. Cotton and cotton blend fabrics are also extremely easy to care for – no fussy laundering techniques are needed, they generally dry quickly and in many cases do not need to be ironing – which is essential for busy mums and dads.

Girls Bedroom Ideas

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Are you looking for makeover ideas for your little girl’s bedroom? Then you’ve come to the right place. We have come up with a selection of fabulous suggestions, helping you to combine décor, bedding and accessories to create a designer look to suit your child’s personality and taste.

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Perfect Pink

Many girls go through a stage where pink is their favourite colour, and a pink bedroom is a dream come true! Instead of going for full-on pink throughout the entire bedroom, which can be a little overwhelming, introduce some other colours to the palette for a softer look. Pastel lilac and aqua work very well alongside pink for a lovely dainty look and many bedding sets for girl’s bedrooms include this colour combination. Another option is to go for white furnishings and walls (perhaps with a printed wallpaper) and add bed linen in pink.

Bedding Guide For Men

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If you have always left bedding choices down to the women in your life, you are missing out on an opportunity to express your style and create a relaxed ambience with a personal touch. To help you get started we’ve created this basic bedding guide for men, full of top tips to help you figure out your way around valances and bedspreads, throw rugs and quilts.

Bed Sizes

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To those out there looking for bed sizes – see below for a handy little bed chart.

Curious to see what kind of beds really, really tall people with too much money have? Then check out this very expensive custom creation for NBA basketballer Mo Williams for which he paid a whopping US$23,287.00 – here.

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Bedding For Summer

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When the warm weather of summer arrives, it is time to pack away the thick blankets and plush quilts of winter and dress your bed with linens chosen to suit the season. Staying cool and comfortable is the key to sleeping well on summer nights and the only way to beat the heat!

Read on for our guide to choosing bedding for summer, and find out which style of bedding is best and which fabrics to opt for, as well as tips on which colours and patterns to choose.