Month: August 2018

Suffer From Hip Pain? A New Mattress Might Help

Suffer From Hip Pain? A New Mattress Might Help

Anyone who has suffered from hip pain knows that it can be very difficult to find relief even when lying down in bed. Fortunately, there are things you can do that might ease the pain from an aching hip so that you can achieve a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Much of the pain emanating from a sore hip when lying down can be due to your mattress type. If your mattress is starting to show its age, then it may provide little support which leads to misalignment of joints, particularly those in your spine and hip.

Opting for a firm mattress will provide the much needed support you need to ensure your joints remain in alignment when you sleep. In terms of mattress type, memory foam and latex mattress are able to provide firmness around those pressure points and help position your pbody in a more natural sleeping position.

In addition to buying a new mattress you could also try placing a pillow between your legs if you typically lie on your side to go to sleep. Placing the pillow between your legs will take the pressure of whichever side of the hip is causing pain and can instantly relieve symptoms.

Posted by m6beds in Bad Back, Bad Hip, Bedroom, Better Night’s Sleep, Buy The Right Bed, Good Investment, Hip Pain, M6 Beds, Mattress Type, Mattresses
Is The Bedroom A Place For Plants?

Is The Bedroom A Place For Plants?

Opinion is often divided on house plants, some people like having them in their homes, some don’t but one thing is certain, they are making something of a comeback.

You will find plenty of interior design magazines now displaying dream interiors with plants an integral part of the overall design scheme. This reflects perhaps the need for people to reconnect with nature, particularly those who are living in apartments and small terraced homes where truly natural spaces are either non-existent or at a premium.

Whether you like plants in the home or not they do offer several benefits which can be enjoyed even when they placed in the bedroom.

Plants are actually very good at regulating humidity levels in the home and they can even improve indoor air quality by filtering out impurities, which is important if you want your bedroom to be a healthy environment.

These environmental benefits are not the only reason to consider having plants in your bedroom. Plants can also help us relax and even improve our mood. There is also lots you can do to liven up your indoor plant displays and make them fit the overall aesthetic of a room.

In children’s bedrooms for example you can make plants a fun feature. For example, it is common to find cactuses with hats and moustaches placed on them in many garden centres.

Posted by m6beds in Bedroom, Bedroom Plants, Hot Weather, Investing in a Bed, M6 Beds
How Much Sleep Does An Athlete Need?

How Much Sleep Does An Athlete Need?

While it is a fact that we all need a set amount of sleep to help us function, professional athletes may need even more sleep to be able to perform at their optimum physical capacity.

You have probably heard the stories of football teams being woken up in the early hours at their team hotel by fire alarms and how this may have impacted on their performance in subsequent matches.

The recommended amount of sleep in any 24 hour period is between 7 and 8 hours but there are athletes who claim they can’t function properly on anything less than 10 hours on their days off.

There is a good reason for this. Sleep is actually very important for athletes because it is not only required for recovery between events, but also to build muscle. Without enough sleep, both recovery and muscle and gains in strength and physical performance will be slow at best.

So it is not only professional athletes who benefit from getting enough sleep, even if you are an amateur sportsperson, you are likely to achieve your goals much faster if you place an equal amount of importance on the quality of your sleep.

Posted by m6beds in Athlete Sleep, Athletes, Bedroom, Health, Improve Sleep Patterns, M6 Beds, Mattress Type, Mattresses, Sleep
How High Humidity Affects Sleep And What To Do About It

How High Humidity Affects Sleep And What To Do About It

The country is often divided in the summer between those who love the hot and weather and those who pray for rain and fresher conditions so they can get a better night’s sleep. If you belong to the latter camp, fear not there is a lot you can do to reduce heat and humidity in the bedroom.

The first thing to look at in an uncomfortable hot and humid bedroom is the type of sheets you are using. There is always an option to have no sheets on the bed at all during hot weather, but this can sometimes leave you susceptible to feeling the chill of early morning if conditions suddenly change.

The best way to cool things down therefore is to invest in cotton sheets, that are far more breathable than synthetic fabrics. Also avoid silk which can really raise the temperature.

Replacing your mattress can also help a lot. Memory foam for example moulds to your body via the heat you naturally produce and this has the effect of trapping that heat which is not ideal in hot humid conditions. Opting for a mattress type that doesn’t trap heat can make the world of difference.

Another practical way to reduce humidity is to invest in a de-humidifier. While some humidity in the room is actually good for you, if humidity gets to high it is impossible for moisture to evaporate, which prevents us from cooling down. A good dehumidifier will stop this happening.

Posted by m6beds in High Humidity, Hot Weather, Hot Weather Sleep Hacks, Investing in a Bed, M6 Beds, Mattresses, Summer Bedroom