We often underestimate the power of stress. According to medical experts, 75 to 90 percent of hospital visits are directly or indirectly stress related. Stress can stoke symptoms such as headache, achy neck, ulcer, and allergies.
Aside medical reasons, the impact of stress on your personal life can be damaging. A person who is continuously stressed is definitely an unpleasant person to be around. It is easier to be cranky and upset when stressed. And of course, stress diminishes sexual desires.
The first step to reducing stress is accepting that you are stressed. Acknowledging that you are always fidgety, anxious, and easily tired is necessary if you must fight off stress.
The second step is identifying the things that cause you stress: a troublesome spouse, a nagging boss, a failed project, terminal illness? Then ask yourself what you can honestly do to change your current situation. If you have a solution, by all means go ahead and apply it. If you don’t have any solution and you can’t ask for help, then why cry over spilled milk? I know it’s easier said than done, but as the popular saying goes: ‘life is for the living’.
One way I like to ease stress is by Aromatherapy which is a complementary and alternative medicine practice that taps into the healing power of scents from essential oils extracted from plants in order to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Studies have shown that essential oils used in natural product diffusers are calming and can relieve stress. Essential oils like lavender have even been shown to react the same way biochemically that anti-anxiety medications do with certain neuroreceptors.
It is about time you take a deep breath and enjoy the little things in this fast-paced world. Relax. Breathe. Relax. You are here, now, and that’s what is important.
Let’s begin this journey on making life a little more pleasant for you.
A good night’s sleep is heavily dependent on a good pillow which will support your head in natural alignment with your spine while providing a soft feel.
Another sure sign that you need to change your pillow is an improved sleep when you visit a friend, borrow your partner’s pillow or stay in a hotel.
Why Bedsheets Express Pillows – The World’s Softest Pillows – Are The Best For You
If you think our Bounce Back Pillow is everything, then you should try our Memory Pillow. Like the Bounce Back Pillow, the Memory Pillow relaxes the muscles and decreases the amount of pressure on your neck and head. The biggest advantage of the Memory Pillow is that it improves blood circulation and soothes sensitive pressure points. The Memory Pillow is also suitable for those with allergies as it is made from natural and organic materials.
Most quality pillows will only last you three to four years before you need to change; while lesser quality pillows will only remain supportive for a few months. The good news is our Bounce Back and Memory Pillows last eight to ten years!
Sometimes our days can be stressful with work, meetings, engagements and kids stretching us to the limit. A simple thank you to your body by changing your pillows can go a long way in making you healthy and more energetic.
‘I love you’ is probably the strongest sentence you can say to a person. It is telling a person I see all of your imperfections and they don’t matter. It is saying when I am with you the world stops. And because love is the essence of life, almost everyone can close their eyes and think of a person they are in love with. What many fail to realize is that love is an action word. It is doing and showing. It is not enough to just love a person, or say you love a person. What are the things you do to show your loved one that you see them? What are the ways you show love?
While I don’t claim to be a love expert, I can tell you that everyone loves a well thought of gift on a day they least expect to get one. You do not need to wait for Birthdays, Anniversaries, or Valentine’s Day to give your loved one a gift that could brighten their entire week. Most importantly, you do not need to spend a fortune.
Because we at Bedsheets Express care about your entire well-being, we have come up with different cost-effective special gifts for the special person in your life.
1. Personalized Towel
Not just any Towel, Bedsheets Express Towel. Our Towels are soft and do not leave threads. When you are thinking of buying a gift for your loved one, you should think of one that will stand the test of time and show that you hold them in high esteem. And our Towels tick all these boxes. Now, guess what? We could monogram a beautiful message on the Towel. Imagine your loved one seeing a Towel inscribed with a message like: ‘Always and forever, Bola’ or ‘I would hold your heart more tenderly than mine’ every morning? Nothing beats that.
2. Personalized Bathrobe
Is your loved one stylish? A monogrammed Bathrobe screams class and luxury. It’s the type of gift that leaves them wondering how you came up with such idea.
3. A Personalized Throw Pillow
Wouldn’t you love that special person in your life to wake up to a romantic message right on their bed? Our Throw Pillows will ensure that you are the first thing he/she thinks of every morning.
Like I said earlier, love that isn’t shown is deficient. You love someone? Show them!
A lot of people always ask what a Duvet Cover is and seem reluctant to make the move from buying fixed Duvets to Duvet that comes with a Duvet Cover. We understand that they may not have any idea on what it is and why they should use it, so here are Top five reasons to use a Duvet Cover.
1. You can change the look of your bedroom anytime for less
Duvet covers come at modest prices and you can get a lot to go with just one duvet. If you properly select the colours and designs when buying; you would find that you can easily switch up the look of your bedroom simply by changing the Duvet Covers.
Duvet covers are generally easy to clean; by hand or with a machine. As they weigh less than Duvets, they can be pulled off from time to time and cleaned without much hassle. This is about the most popular reason people opt for Duvet Covers for a Duvet and not just a fixed Duvet. It can be thrown in with regular laundry and requires just the same laundry care and drying time that bedsheets need.
3. They protect your Duvet
A duvet cover under normal use circumstances will keep your duvets relatively new. By protecting your duvet from stains and tears, it will also reduce the high maintenance cost you will have spent on cleaning the duvet frequently as you will only need to slip off and clean the cover.
4. They are easy to switch and store
Removing a duvet cover and replacing with another can be done in a jiffy. It can also be quickly folded just like a fitted sheet and put away for later use; and not take up a lot of space.
5. You can always convert it to a flat sheet
This one is for the DIY enthusiasts! The Duvet Cover usually has same design on both sides and you can easily convert it to get at least one flat bedsheet or two; howbeit a size smaller but can come in handy for the Kiddies’ bedrooms. This is a great option to try out during the hot months when Duvets are just not what you want to get into at night.
We spend almost a third of our lives in bed and so it’s no surprise it’s easy to get so used to our favourite bedding such as pillows. However pillows can also accumulate dead skin, dirt, oil and dust mites that can cause skin irritations and aggravate allergies.Therefore we need to maintain them well and when need comes for it, change it.
Pillows should be changed regularly and if you’re not sure the frequency of change, here are some quick ways to know if you need a new pillow.
1. Fold it in Half
Try folding your pillow in half. If the pillow does not spring back to its usual flat form but stays folded, then it’s time to get a new pillow. However this method is best used for checking non-foam pillows such as Feather or Bounce back pillows and it should not be used to check foam pillows (such as memory pillows)
2. Feel for Lumps
Feel every inch of your pillow for lumps. If you feel lumps then it should be changed. Apart from being used for too long, these lumps also accumulate if the pillow is not properly fluffed after washing. However, this makes the pillow less comfortable to use and by not providing proper support during sleep, may lead to a lower back pain situation.
3. Check the Colour
What’s the colour of the pillow when the pillowcase and protector is taken off? If it is now yellow in colour as opposed to its white colour when you bought it newly, then you should get a new one. The colour change is a strong indicator that you have been using it for a long time as the discoloration is usually as a result of accumulation of body oils and drool whilst asleep.
4. Consider the type
Pillow labels or type usually come with an estimated lifespan. For instance, our Memory pillows can last for up to 10 years while our Bounce Back Pillows can last for about 8 years. While this duration is subject to factors such as frequency of use and maintenance rate, under optimal conditions, this can give you an indication of when to change it
5. Check the Size
This is how to know a pillow is the right size for you – Your forehead and chin are at the same height when your head is lying on the pillow. If it is not at the same height, then it means it is not the right size for you and will not provide adequate support.
Although most of us have been buying and using duvets for years. We may not be sure of what makes a good duvet or what type we should be using. This is a quick guide on what to check in duvet before eventually selecting one. Keep reading!
The Tog Rating
The performance of duvets is usually according to togs, which is a measurement of thermal insulation. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Such information enables the buyer to select a duvet suitable for that particular season. High togs such as 14 are appropriate for winter, while medium togs such as 8-10 will be perfect for cold, rainy seasons.
The Duvet Filling
Duvets usually have natural or synthetic fillings. Natural fills could be got from either Duck or Geese and include Downs (the soft, light clusters found under the feathers of ducks and geese) or Feathers (which contain quills and so are firmer than downs). These natural fillings are a lot more expensive however.
Synthetic fibre fillings that could be microfiber or hollow fibre are a great alternative. They are not less effective than a natural filled duvet, but need more filling to be as effective as natural fillings. They are also less expensive and more practical as they can be machine washed and tumble dried.
Between the microfiber and hollow fibre synthetic fillings, the microfiber is the closest in feel to the natural down as it is lighter and softer than the microfiber.
The Duvet Size
Duvets come in normal bed sizes. However, unless your bed has got a bedding skirt, it is advisable to get a duvet that is a size up from the size of your bed. This in turn makes the bed more appealing and still leaves a lot to hold if you will be sharing the bed with someone.
Now, you are better informed!
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As more than one cover can be used for a duvet, there is usually the need to get an extra cover to go with the duvet. Beyond going for unique designs and colours to give that classic look to a room, there are some extra things you should really look out for.
For Duvet Covers
When selecting a Duvet Cover, ensure you go for sheet weight fabric and not Heavy upholstery grade textiles. A lot of people think that a heavy Duvet Cover when combined with a Duvet is great to keep warm, however that is not true. While the Duvet Cover may look great on the bed, it will weigh too much and lessen the insulating properties. And of course, there is still the part of you sleeping under a lot of weight which you may not enjoy.
When purchasing a Duvet Cover, get one with a soft textile that is easy to wash. This is really important as you will be washing it more often than the Duvet. We strongly recommend that you go for 100% Cotton Duvet Covers as cotton fabrics are hypoallergenic and breathable. Cotton sheets feel cool to the touch on warm day and can provide warmth on chilly days.
These include the duvet components that make it easy to use or able to last longer. For example, Duvet Covers from us come with a hidden Velcro closure so you can easily pull it open and close. The Velcro closure is a much better option than the button closure as buttons easily break during laundry.
A duvet is a type of bedding that is in form of a soft flat bag usually filled with material of feathers, wool, or a synthetic alternative. It can come in many colors although the most popular colour is white. Its casing also defers, however it is best advised to go with cotton casings.
What is a Duvet Cover?
The Duvet Cover is a soft, removable, protective bag that encases the duvet and has a closure.It can serve as a decorative cover, while also shielding your duvet from dirt, body oil and other things that may soil it. Simply think of a Duvet Cover for a Duvet the same way as Pillow case for a Pillow. Duvet covers are easy to wash and make bedroom styling a breeze!
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Duvet is to duvet cover as pillow is to pillowcase. With duvet covers, you can also quickly and easily change the look of your bed and room without having to completely redecorate.The duvet cover also allows you to change your style or color choice of your bedding with the simple switch of the cover. This allows for easy changes from season to season.
Pillows are a part of bedding that many people love and there are many types to it; from memory foam pillows to feather pillows, and so much more. What’s common amongst all of these, is that a lot of people do not know how to take care of their pillows.
Some never take it out for some air or dry clean it. This makes the pillows to age before time and we definitely know that proper care of pillows can help you save some money.
So, these are some Pillow Care Points:
- Frequently air all pillows to remove body moisture that may have been absorbed during sleep.
- Check the care label on the pillow for cleaning instructions, as some are dry clean only.
- We recommend getting your pillows professionally cleaned, but if you decide to wash a pillow at home, ensure they are properly dried before use so it does not develop a long-term odour.
- Some pillows e.g. Memory pillows have removable zippered covers that can be washed in stead of the main pillow filling
- Pillows such as feather pillows have a tendency to develop an odour in periods of high humidity. A solution to it is to air it more regularly and to use linen sprays on it before covering with a pillow case
- A pillow protector can essentially elongate the lifespan and reduce your regular pillow cleaning span thereby saving you time
We wrote about pillow protectors here
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