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  • Nightstands for Modern Bedrooms

    There are many considerations to bear in mind when choosing a bed stand. Most of us put a great deal of time and effort into choosing the bed and mattress and treat the nightstands as a kind of afterthought. This is a pity because the right nightstand can add a lot of personality and style to a bedroom.

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  • What's Stealing Your Sleep?

    If you're waking up in the morning after a night's rest feeling still tired, unrefreshed, and not quite yourself, then there could be any number of causes. In this article, we'll take a look at some that you might not be aware of.

     

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  • How to Pick the Perfect Wardrobe

    If the bed is the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom, then the wardrobe comes a close second. It provides hanging and storage space for clothes, shoes and other items such as spare blankets. Yet studies have shown that over 60% of people don’t have a wardrobe in their bedrooms, with many younger homeowners opting for freestanding clothes rails rather than spending the money on a proper wardrobe. Continue reading

  • Latest Research on Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OSA for short, is often thought to be a men’s health problem. Research has now shown that in reality, it's women who face the real risks of sleep apnea.

     

    About one third as many women as men have sleep apnea. They are not all overweight, more of them are in menopause than not, and a lot of them are under 50. Most of them are active, health aware, busy women who work hard to take care of themselves.

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  • Headboards 101

    The right headboard can add the perfect touch to a bedroom’s look. In fact, most bedrooms would seem incomplete without one. Headboards can be attractive and practical at the same time. They give you something to lean against when sitting up in bed reading, and they stop the pillows from falling behind the bed! But they are also a perfect opportunity to express your style. With just this one item of furniture, along with a little research and planning, a headboard can make a huge difference to the overall look of your bedroom.

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  • How Music Can Help You Sleep Better

    Music is a very restorative tool for our emotions. It helps us relax and sleep better and has been shown to improve how we perform through the day. Throughout history, music has been utilised to calm worried rulers, put crying babies to sleep and soothe the nerves. In Ancient Arabia, musicians played next to the doctors as they worked.  Ancient Greeks knew the positive effects that music has on the mentally ill. After the Second World War, traumatised soldiers were treated in the military hospitals by both physicians and professional musicians.

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  • All About Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds are great space savers, but while most kids love them, a lot of adults have their doubts. There are safety issues to consider as well as practicalities such as how to make the beds and what linen to choose. This practical guide will cover all these areas and more.

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  • Morning Rituals of the Rich and Famous

    Question: What do Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama all have in common?

     

    Answer: They all have an empowering morning ritual.

     

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  • The Horrid Hallucinations and Scary Symptoms of Sleep Paralysis

     

    If you've ever woken up with a terrible sense of fear and foreboding and feeling

    like someone was sitting on your chest, then you've been visited by the 'Old Hag.'

     

    The term 'Old Hag,' or 'sleep hag', as it's sometimes called, is rooted in ancient folklore and is the name for what we now know as sleep paralysis. It is a relatively common, and harmless occurrence, but coupled with hallucinations and an inability to move an episode of sleep paralysis can be a harrowing experience. But what is it that makes sleep paralysis so scary? To answer that question, we should first try to understand what is actually going on with our minds and bodies when we experience such a ghastly event.

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  • How to HEAL Your Sleep

    The UK charity The Mental Health Foundation has published an in-depth guide to help people who suffer from lack of sleep. Called HEAL, the guide is based on what the charity consider to be the 'four pillars' of good sleep and it covers the four major factors that influence how well we sleep:

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