Month: November 2018

The Simplest Way To Make a Bed

The Simplest Way To Make a Bed

Making beds is a chore most of us would like to avoid if we could but then again most of us don’t have the benefit of a maid to do it. So here are some tips on the simplest way to make a bed with the minimum of fuss.

The first thing to avoid before making your bed is doing it as soon as you get up. If your mum would always let the bed air out a bit before making it later on in the morning she had the right idea. This will prevent moisture from getting trapped and building up to encourage all sorts of nasty microscopic creatures.

Then when its time to make the bed be sure to start with straightening the bottom sheet over the mattress. So-called hospital corners where you tuck the sheet under in triangles is the quickest and easiest way to a neat start.

Then puff up your pillow cases and place on top of your tucked in sheet. If you then have a top sheet ensure that you spread it evenly over each side and smooth out any creases. Again, tuck your sheet under the mattress for neatness.

You can then shake out the duvet and if you prefer put the pillow cases on top along with cushions if you have them.

If you find yourself having to change the duvet or pillow case cover, a handy tip is to turn them inside out, grab the inner corners and pull either the duvet or pillow case through for a quick neat finish that won’t have you wrestling with the duvet.

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The science of nodding off

The science of nodding off

When you go to bed, do you struggle to get off to sleep while your partner just seems to just drop off as soon as they hit the pillow? The time it takes people to get to sleep can vary a lot and one university is studying the connection between sleep health and the length of time it takes to drop off. The results probably won’t come as a surprise…

The healthy sleep project run by professor Jason Ellis at Northumbria University analysed the effects of delays in getting off to sleep and found that people who took a long time to fall asleep had poor overall sleep health compared to those who took only a short length of time.

The study analysed individuals aged between 18 and 65 to come up with the recommended time. The optimum time to nod off to sleep was found to be between 10 and 15 minutes. More or less time than this indicates either sleep deprivation if someone goes to sleep almost immediately and poor sleep health if the person takes longer.

While simply going to bed earlier and sleeping for between and eight hours should solve the problem of sleep deprivation, poor general sleep health can sometimes be cured by taking time to improve sleep by living a healthier lifestyle.

Also investing in a better bed and mattress can make a huge difference if lack of comfort is causing the issue.

Posted by m6beds in Investing in a Bed, M6 Beds, Mattress Type, Mattresses, science of nodding off, The Right Mattress
The advantages and disadvantages of napping

The advantages and disadvantages of napping

Napping isn’t just for old people; young people can also enjoy the benefits as long as those naps are taken at the right time of day and not for too long.

Often naps are essential for us to recharge out batteries and increase alertness for the times when we need it such as when driving. Driving while sleepy is very dangerous when quick reaction times and awareness are essential.

Another benefit of napping can be felt in better performance at work if this has been affected by lack of sleep and tiredness. To get that quality nap time during the working day however can be difficult and sleep experts’ advice that naps should be taken no later than 2pm for day workers to avoid negative effects which bring us to some of the disadvantages.

Napping for longer than 10 minutes can increase the feeling of grogginess you get when your sleep is disturbed at night and this can end up having the opposite of the positive effects described earlier.

Sleeping too long in the day and too late in the afternoon can also have an impact on your sleep when it really counts at night.

So by all means don’t be afraid to indulge in a nap to catch up on some sleep and improve those energy levels but like everything else this should done in moderation.

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Out Top Tips for Beating the Winter Chill in Bed

Out Top Tips for Beating the Winter Chill in Bed

As winter approaches and the nights get chillier it’s often a struggle to keep warm and while a bit of cold is nice if you want to snuggle up, being cold for the whole night is far from good for your health. So here are our top tips for keeping warm in bed.

Wear thick pyjamas
Wearing pyjamas is one of the best ways to keep out the cold if they are made from natural rather than man-made fibres. Team them up with bed socks and this will ensure that most of your body is covered stopping some of the effects of any draughts.

It is important to take regular exercise for general health but it can also be useful to get your circulation going. An active body produced more heat and this should hopefully last you until bed time.

Hot water bottle
The good old-fashioned water bottle remains one of the best ways to keep your bed warm. The only downside is it will go cold by the early hours.

Ditch the summer duvet and swap for a winter one
There’s no point in struggling on with a summer duvet when temperatures plummet. Investing in a higher tog rated duvet will make a big difference to your comfort levels in cold weather.

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