Month: October 2018

Why Choosing The Right Pillow Is Important

Why Choosing The Right Pillow Is Important

If you have ever woken up with a headache there is a good chance this was caused by your head being in the wrong position while you were sleeping or your sleep was disturbed for the same reason. This is why choosing the right pillow is essential if you want to get a good night’s sleep. Here are some of the reasons why choosing the wrong pillow can have the opposite effect.

Your head and neck need good support
You can have a good firm mattress and the best bed you can afford but your pillow choice is just as important because it need to provide the correct support for your head and neck. The wrong type of pillow can cause you to have a stiff neck because it fails to put the spine in correct alignment with your neck which contains 7 of the 33 vertebrae. With the average head weighing 5.5 kilos, a pillow will need to have enough supporting material to keep it in the right position. If the pillow is too soft or pillows are stacked too high this can cause discomfort.

All pillows are not created equal
Taking into account the above spending some time choosing the right pillow is worthwhile. You will find plenty of choice and you should try out as many as you can to see which one is right for you.

Some materials can cause allergic reactions
Another important consideration when choosing a pillow is the material it is made from. Some people can be allergic to down or feathers. There will be plenty of hypo-allergenic alternatives if this is the case and sometimes simply swapping an old pillow could reduce your allergy symptoms

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Most People Regret Buying Mattresses According To Poll

Most People Regret Buying Mattresses According To Poll

You might think that all mattresses are equal and there is little difference no matter what you buy but a recent poll suggests otherwise. According to the poll, more people regret their mattress purchase than anything else they buy for the home.

The poll was undertaken by home interiors company Hillary’s and included a sample of nearly 2,500 people. Of those 29% chose their mattress as the most regrettable purchase narrowly ahead of sofas. This is understandable considering that most people spend a good proportion of time sleeping and sitting on sofas.

Some possible reasons for people’s dissatisfaction with their mattresses will relate not only to the material but also how hard or soft it is and how big it is.

It can be particularly hard for couples to choose a double mattress that suits both partners needs because people can sometimes have different requirements. While some prefer a soft mattress, others may prefer a harder mattress with more support.

Material is also important. Memory foam for example can be great for some people and less hard on joints but for others, the material can be uncomfortably hot when it retains heat in warm conditions.

The answer to choosing a mattress you won’t regret buying is to try different mattress types and ensure that everyone who will be sleeping on it tries it out to make sure they are happy with the size and comfort. Also consider the quality, you tend to get what you pay for with mattresses.

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How Much Sleep Should Your Kids Be Getting?

How Much Sleep Should Your Kids Be Getting?

Anyone who has children will understand that making sure they get adequate sleep can be challenging unless those parents are very lucky. Keeping to strict bedtimes everyday is unrealistic but there is guidance available that might help you decide if your kids are getting enough sleep or if they need to go to bed earlier.

If we set aside babies who tend to sleep at all times of the day, experts recommend that children under 3 should get around 12 hours of sleep. This number falls slightly for those aged 3 to 6 years old who need between 10 and 12 hours sleep a night.

For children aged 7 to 12 the amount of sleep needed falls to 10 to 11 hours and, contrary to popular belief, teenagers need 8 to 9 hours.

So if your teenage children are lying in bed too long then it might be time to start getting them up earlier and for younger children the focus should be on getting them to bed early enough for them to get the sleep they need.

For those not getting enough sleep the consequences can be anything from under achieving in exams to clumsiness and bad behaviour in school.

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3 Reasons To Invest In A Bigger Bed

3 Reasons To Invest In A Bigger Bed

You never hear anyone complain that a bed is too big particularly if you are part of a couple sharing one. After all we spend a lot of our lives under the covers so beds are an important sanctuary that should be suitable for our needs. With this in mind, here are some of the most compelling reasons to invest in a bigger bed.

You might sleep better
Studies have shown that couples sleep better in a larger bed than they do on smaller ones. The study involved couples sleeping on a bigger bed and comparing it to a standard bed of smaller proportions. Following the trial the number who said they would buy a bigger bed rose from 15% to 50%.

It doesn’t cost that much more
If you spread the investment over the 7 years it takes for a bed to start wearing out, the extra cost is minimal working out at just a few pence a night. This makes buying a bigger bed more than worthwhile if you value your sleep.

It will cost far less than TVs and some other home gadgets
Society today is obsessed with gadgets and people are prepared to spend several hundred pounds on an iphone. Few phones or TVs will last as long as a bed which makes it puzzling why more isn’t spent by people on buying the biggest most comfortable bed

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