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03
Oct
2020

Maintaining A Good Sleep Hygiene

We all know that good sleep is paramount to good health. Getting good sleep is beyond having a good mattress.

Sleep hygiene is the practice of good behavioural and environmental sleep habits that can help you get a better night’s sleep.  What you do during the day affects the quality of sleep you will get at night. Good sleep hygiene includes exercising and adopting a properly-balanced eating roster.

The Benefits of Good Sleep Hygiene

When the sleep is great, you wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Good health can help improve your overall health which includes mental, physical and emotional health.

Some other benefits include:

  • Sharper memory
  • Improved immune system
  • Enhanced muscle repair
  • Increased energy levels

The question now remains, how do we improve sleep hygiene? Here are some tips to help you improve your sleep hygiene.

Exercise Regularly

Get at least 15-30 mins of exercise daily, this can help you fall asleep faster. Beyond that, physical activity can help you decrease the number of times you wake up at night. It does not have to be tedious; the exercise can be as simple as jogging in the morning. It is important to avoid vigorous exercise one to two hours before bed because it can raise your heart rate making it more difficult to fall asleep.

Limit Daytime Sleep

While you can take naps between 5-20 minutes, when your nap is more than 20 minutes and occur multiple times a day, it can be detrimental to your sleep at night. Naps taken too late in the day can make it difficult to fall asleep at normal hours. Naps longer than 20 minutes can cause “sleep inertia,” which is the feeling of grogginess or disorientation after waking up. This feeling can last anywhere from two to four hours, making that nap feel like a big mistake.

Avoid Stimulants before Bedtime

If you are having issues sleeping, avoid coffee or alcohol during bedtime. Caffeine can make it difficult for you to fall asleep and can cause you to wake up several times during the night. Alcohol on the other hand can make you sleepy at first but you will find yourself waking up earlier than expected. It is best to avoid stimulants 4-6 hours before bed.

Create a Sleep-friendly Environment

Your bedroom should be a place that encourages you to sleep. It is best to create a comfortable sleep environment.  The best temperature is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for adults. You can adjust the temperature to what feels best for you and your body, but colder temperatures are better for sleep.

Another factor to put in place is the light. The darker the room the better it is.

Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule

Having a regular sleep schedule is not just great for your health, it is also good for your overall health. Sleep irregularity can result in difficulty falling asleep, lower energy levels during the day, and stress. Having a consistent sleep schedule can help you stay on track; you can create one by setting your alarm clock to remind you when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to wake up.

Resist the Midnight Munchies

It’s easy to munch on something light before going to bed, this could sound sweet at the moment but it could affect your sleep quality and lead to weight gain, insomnia and sometimes nightmares. It is advisable to eat three or four hours before bedtime.

Think Positively

There is nothing fun about tossing and turning all night due to anxious thoughts. This type of anxiety can lead to an endless cycle of insufficient sleep. If you experience sleep anxiety regularly, try meditating before bed. Meditation can help you stay calm; it can improve your overall sleep quality.

You can try some Yoga; this will help you stay calm and sleep better.

BAD SLEEP HYGIENE

Bad sleep hygiene is the practice of bad sleeping habits that affect one’s ability to have a good night sleep. Inadequate sleep hygiene is considered a sleep disorder that can be harmful to your health. Below are some examples of bad sleep hygiene:

  • Frequent naps during the day and into the night.
  • Exposure to inadequate lighting right before bed.
  • Going to bed and waking up at inconsistent times.

Poor sleep hygiene can lead to sleep deprivation, low energy level, trouble concentrating and frequent headaches.

CONCLUSION

Good sleep hygiene is beneficial to your health. The next time you wake up from a poor night’s sleep, evaluate your actions the day before. Did you snooze your alarm multiple times? Did you take frequent naps during the day? The best way to get a good night’s sleep will look different for everyone. Experiment with what sleep habits benefit you the most and find out what works for you.

It is also important that you have a good sleep environment, the day is stressful and we all rely on our bedroom to give us the right comfort. Make sure you have a mattress that aligns with your body to help you sleep well, a fluffy mattress and soft bedding to help you ease off the stress and enjoy a great night’s rest.

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02
Oct
2020

Why You Should Use Memory Foam

Memory foam is a synthetic material known for its use in mattresses and pillows (although it’s also used in bedding and furniture). It’s soft, durable and heat-wicking abilities, provide support for aching joints and has made it popular with all kind of sleepers.

Here are some things you need to know about the memory foam:

Benefits of memory foam

There are loads of benefits that the memory foam can give you. It is believed that the memory foam mattresses help with good sleeping posture and reduced back pain. Here are some other benefits it gives.

  • Helps with sleep discomfort: It alleviates stress on pressure points, joints and physical injuries.
  • Creates ideal neck, hip and spinal support: It aligns with your body to give you the optimal support you require.
  • It helps keep you cool all night.
  • It is hypoallergenic which means relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
  • It is softer and you can sink into it comfortably.
  • It is very durable: it is always a worthy investment.

Memory foam uses the body’s heat to soften and mould to its contours, wrapping the sleeper in a cushion of support and relaxation.

Who should use memory foam?

  • Pregnant women: Memory foam is ideal for pregnant women, as it gives them a softer surface to rest on, which in turn relieve them of joint pains helping them sleep comfortably.
  • People who experience extreme pain in their hips and shoulder regions: it helps to realign your spine, neck and hips, evenly distributing body weight and effectively correcting a poor sleeping posture. Long-term use has been proven to reduce chronic back and neck pain.
  • People who prefer a softer surface: If you want a bed that is soft, cosy and comfortable then memory mattress is perfect for you.

CONCLUSION

Our memory foam contains springs with three layers of premium foam for body contouring and pressure relief, engineered to promote airflow and keep you cool all night long. Nothing is exciting about enduring discomfort all night.

Click below links to get your memory foam or pillows today.

06
Jul
2020

Food and Sleep

Sleep is very essential and without good sleep, we cannot function well. Getting a good night rest is dependent on some factors, how you spend your day is an integral part of the quality of sleep you will get.

Eating healthy goes beyond your weight, it also affects your sleep. It’s really important to watch our diets because eating certain foods in the hours leading to bedtime can give you a restless night.

Here are some tips to keep in mind about food and sleep.

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Pay attention to your coffee intake

Caffeine helps you stay active and feel more alert by blocking the production of the chemicals in the brain that tells our bodies to sleep, which in turn, increase your adrenaline rate.

Caffeine can stay in the bloodstream up to six hours after you consume it. It is always advised to limit caffeine in the afternoon and evening hours. To improve your sleep then you need to cut off your caffeine intake six hours before bedtime and caffeine are not only in coffee, it is also present in chocolate, kola nut, tea, certain soft drinks and some drugs.

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Reduce Alcohol consumption before bedtime

A glass of red wine can make you feel drowsy but it has been proven to affect your sleep pattern. Alcohol has the effect of knocking you out pretty hard right away, so your body spends more time early in the night in the deep sleep stage than it otherwise might. But your sleep cycle rebounds and your brain tends to then keep you in the lighter sleep stages. You wake feeling so stressed with headaches.

Drink in moderation and don’t drink bedtime.

Avoid heavy spicy or fatty food before bedtime

Heavy food that is spicy or fatty is tougher for the stomach to digest than lighter ones (like fruits or whole grains). And indigestion before bedtime makes it harder for your body to relax and drift off to slip.

It is recommended to eat a heavy breakfast and a lighter dinner.

Sugary Foods

Eating a lot of sugar has a negative impact on the quality of sleep during the day. If you want to be able to sleep, avoid sugary sodas and energy drinks as much as impossible. Excess sugar contributes to both poor sleep and weight gain.

Smoking

Smoking disrupts your sleep. Nicotine is a stimulant, which can prevent you from falling asleep or staying asleep. Not only that, but smokers are more likely to have restless nights and are at a higher risk of developing sleep apnea ( it is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep).

CONCLUSION

You must pay attention to what you eat before you sleep as it could make or mar your sleep. Watch what you eat and you will see the changes in your sleeping pattern.

26
Jun
2020

Shopping for the Best Mattress

Shopping for a new mattress can be a chore, it is like going on a blind date; you don’t know what to expect and it can be exhausting.

Skip the stress and let’s help you get the best mattress.

How to find the perfect mattress?

There are two basic types of spring mattress: Latex and Memory foam. Each of them has its importance but beyond the type of mattress there are other factors to consider, here is what to look for based on your needs.

  • If you want a bed with a bounce

If you would love to get a mattress that will bounce then Latex mattress is your best option. Latex foam has more elasticity which means it has faster response time and more bounce.

  • If you want a firmer base

If you prefer a firmer base then Memory foam is your best option as it was originally designed for astronauts in space for making their seating comfortable so it offers more pressure relief.

Memory mattress allows you to sink into its thick foam and it slowly contours into your foam.

  • You sleep on your side

If you sleep on your side then you want a surface that will support your body weight, and conform to your shape then a Memory Mattress is your answer. It is softer and comes with built-in pressure relief points around the shoulders and hips and it contours to your form.

  • You sleep on your stomach

If you sleep on your stomach then you need a firmer bed that will provide the best support and Latex mattress gives you just that. You might want to consider a latex mattress if you sleep on your stomach.

  • If you have a partner that tosses and turns all night

If your partner enjoys tossing around all night and you find it hard to sleep then you should try a Memory Mattress or Latex Foam. Both modern mattresses act as a hybrid with motion simulation that helps decrease motion transfer and you won’t even notice your partner is moving.

  • If you are a sweaty sleeper

If you are a sweaty sleeper then the Latex foam is your best option as it allows you to sleep cooler, small amounts of air can pass through the latex foam so if you are a sweaty sleeper then latex foam is for you, it allows body heat to escape easily.

When to replace your mattress

If you wake up feeling sore and your mattress feels lumpy then it’s time to change your mattress. When you sleep better you are more productive and happier. It’s time to stop complaining of body pains. We have the right mattress for you!

Our mattresses come in a box so it can be shipped conveniently and it also allows you to be more productive. Plus, it comes with a warranty!

What are you waiting for? Start shopping!

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26
Jun
2020

Choosing the Right Pillow

There is nothing fun about tossing and turning all night. You wake up stressed and tired, while several things can cause restlessness, your pillow could be the main culprit. Bad pillows can hurt your neck and make you feel pains and aches.

Getting the perfect pillow can be a chore but we are here to give you tips to help you know the right pillow. By learning about the different pillow types for different sleepers, you can find a proper pillow for your sleeping style.

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BACK SLEEPERS

Back sleepers tend to spend the majority of their sleeping hours on their back. For this kind of sleepers, a thin pillow that won’t throw your head too far forward, putting stress on your neck is what you need. Memory pillow is the best choice, as it will mould to your neck’s curve, giving consistent support.

SIDE SLEEPERS

This is the most common sleeping position, a side sleeper sleeps on any of their side and for this sleeper A firm, a high pillow is best, as this will help keep their spine and neck aligned.

A bounce-back pillow is an amazing option for this sleeper. They may also benefit from sleeping with a pillow between your knees, as this can help to prevent pain in the lower back.

STOMACH SLEEPERS

Stomach sleepers are the least common of the various sleeping types. These people sleep on their stomach. For front sleepers, a thin pillow is recommended. Memory pillow is the best option for the stomach sleepers. Consider tucking one under your stomach, too, to avoid lower back pain.

MIXED OR COMBINATION SLEEPERS

This kind of sleepers are peculiar, they toss and turn between positions. A feather pillow is a perfect pillow, it accommodates every and any kind of pillow. A feather pillow might not be ideal if you are allergic to feathers or poultry products. Another great option for this type of sleeper is the bounce back pillow, this will keep your neck and spine aligned.

CONCLUSION

The way you sleep is a great determinant as to what pillow type you should get. Click here to get the right pillow for you!

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26
Jun
2020

Why are Diffusers Essential?

We all know that sleeping well is not just necessary it is essential. It’s interesting that with this knowledge we still choose not to sleep well because sometimes it’s just hard (yes, we know). To sleep better, your mind and body need to be relaxed but this could be challenging especially when you have a lot going through your mind and we have the perfect answer!

Diffusers are made from plants but the beautiful thing about them is that they are made from different plants which are known to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being – and diffusing them in your room is an easy, all-natural way to enhance your sleep. You want to sleep better, get diffusers!

A diffuser is used to fill the air in a room with tiny, breathable particles of beneficial essential oils—giving the room a calmer, more pleasant-smelling ambience.

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It’s not just about sleeping alone, Diffusers play a major role in improving your health and here are some benefits of diffusers.

Stress Relief

Diffusers have been proven to relieve stress. Oils that contain Lavender are perfect for stress relief and diffusers also help relieve symptoms of depression.

Improved Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping, diffusers contain relaxing properties that can help anyone fall asleep quicker and sleep soundly. Electric diffusers allow you to mix and play around with different flavours, our electric diffusers comes with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

Pain Relief

Diffusers are also very effective in relieving pains. When healthy essential oils are inhaled in, they enter the bloodstream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

Improves Cognitive Function

The interesting thing about diffusers is that they don’t just relieve pains and stress they can also help to boost your cognitive function. Diffusers contain adaptogenic qualities that help the body adapt to stress, they work in two-fold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when you are feeling down or sluggish. It helps us to focus when we are stressed and also relieves us of the stress.

Diffusers also help to balance the body’s hormones. When used for a long time, diffusers can help to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

Appetite Control

Diffusers can help to stimulate the senses to control appetite. Peppermint flavours have been proved to control appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body and it also helps to increase energy.

CONCLUSION

Diffusers purify the air, enhance your mood and create an optimal sleep environment. You are looking for the right diffuser? We are a message away, our team of experts are available to guide you. Incorporating an oil diffuser into your home or workspace can make you feel like you’re living in a spa, which is never a bad thing!

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21
Nov
2019

3 Ways To Bring More Natural Light Into Your Home

Having a brightly lit room helps you relax better and helps reduce your stress. It is no wonder that when people feel stressed they go out to nature. Similarly, the lighter your room looks the better you can think properly. There is a scientific link between natural light and good mood. So it comes as no surprise that in countries that have huge seasonal changes like winter and summer, happiness seems to spring up during the seasons of spring and summer when people spend more time outside in bright light.  

With all the numerous benefits of natural light, it is important to take some steps to remedy the lack of natural light in your home/apartment. 

We’ve come up with a list of tricks to make sure your room has great natural lightning without spending an arm and a leg:

 

Have Shiny Surfaces:

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Having shiny surfaces in your kitchen or your room will enable light to bounce off the surfaces and make your room lighter. You don’t need to go for white or cream colours either, just go for pale colours and that will do as well. So try to make your surfaces shinier to enable your room to be brighter.

 

Concentrate on the Walls:

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The most efficient way of ensuring a bright room is to concentrate on the walls. This is even more important if you do not have enough natural lighting coming in through the windows. It’s important to concentrate on having bright, light-coloured walls. Having a white wall or cream wall brightens up your space instantly.

 

Outside Greenery:

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Do not underestimate the impact of your outside greenery on the light that gets in. To get enough light in, consider trimming the greenery outside and let nothing obstruct the light.

 

Try these three simple tricks to get naturally bright rooms. Let us know in the comment section below if this has worked for you.

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15
Nov
2019

Christmas Gift Ideas for your Nigerian Husband

The holidays are the perfect time to show your love to your significant other. The holidays are the ultimate gifting seasons and gifting is a gesture that shows you care. So it comes as no surprise that this is the perfect time of the year to gift your significant other.

Reignite the spark between you and your spouse by giving him one-of-a-kind gifts he wouldn’t get anywhere else.

 The Nigerian man loves being showered with love and affection and gifting is a great way to show all of that. Below we have highlighted gifts that will guarantee a big smile on our husband’s face this Christmas:

Customized Bathrobes

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There’s nothing that screams comfort and luxury than having matching bathrobes with your spouse. Our bathrobes are extra fluffy, keeping you and your spouse comfortable as you spend quality time together at home. What’s even better is that you can customize them with your nicknames or your initials – which makes them extra special.

Customized Towels

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Just like bathrobes, customized towels are fun personal gifts to give your husband. This is an item that he will see and use every day so will indefinitely become very memorable to him. So ensure that you leave an imprint in your spouse’s every day activities by ensuring he starts his day with an item you’ve given him.

Diffusers

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Our Metallica set of diffusers contain rich masculine undertones that any significant male in your life will enjoy. Aside from this, they are aromatherapy diffusers which means they have a lot of health benefits that make you relax and sleep better. The great sides of these diffusers aren’t complete without noting their amazing design.

 

Enjoy your Christmas holiday when you get the right gift for your spouse. This is the time to begin planning for those gifts and placing in orders! Let us know what your most thoughtful gift would be.

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15
Nov
2019

Storage Ideas for Small Bathroom Spaces

Living in a big city or an ever booming country like Nigeria takes its toll on your pockets financially. Getting a huge space in a busy city just isn’t feasible so we make the best out of our small spaces – making these spaces livable and suitable for our style.

Small bathroom spaces can be demanding and getting the right storage for space can seem like an impossible feat. More importantly, a lot of our self-care products are kept in the bathroom, making space a bit clustered. Efficient bathroom storage is essential to have a well-functioning, sanitary bathroom.

To help you put your stuff neatly in their proper places, we’ve created a list of storage ideas so you can create a beautifully organized space even in the tightest of corners.

Showerhead Organizers

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Showerhead organizers or ‘caddy’ are great ways to make your bath or shower space useful. Additionally, most products are used in the shower anyway so it helps to have them right in front of you to be used at your convenience. There are also plenty of bathroom storages with suction cups that can be put in the shower.

Rework your Sink Area

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Storages in small spaces are best kept in already occupied areas of the room. Making good use of those occupied spaces frees up your bathroom and prevents clutter. Have your carpenter build up a storage box around the bottom section of the sink. This is convenient for storing hair equipment and other products that aren’t of use in the shower.

Use a Trolley

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Trolleys are convenient storage spaces because they can be wheeled in and out of the bathroom when they aren’t needed. In that way, after usage, they can be taken out and put in another room that has more space.

Go for Slimmer Storage

If your bathroom doesn’t have enough floor space, you can find storage spaces that are more vertical than horizontal, in that way they ride up towards the ceiling and take up wall space than taking up floor space.

 

We hope that these tips are of good help to you. There is no need to clutter-up your tiny space when you can have innovative new ways to maintain your space. Let us know in the comment section how you maximize your small bathroom space.

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09
Nov
2019

Try These 5 Self-Care Tips the Week

Repeat after me: I deserve self-care. It is good for you and you should incorporate little acts of self-care into your everyday routine.

Self-care is even more important when you live in a country like Nigeria that’s buzzing with so much activity. It’s easy to go for days without taking time out to care for yourself. We’ve come up with 10 easy ways that you can factor in self-care into your daily rituals.

It’s important to note that you should be proactive with including these self-care rituals into your everyday activities. Follow our listed guide below and incorporate it into your busy days.

  1. Cut out one thing from your weekly calendar

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Take out one activity from your weekly schedule and don’t feel guilty about it. This helps free up your space and creates some time for you to get some rest or have some good old’ me-time. Take mundane activities or tasks out that help free up your time. It’s also ok to take a rain-cheque on that event you just don’t want to attend.

  1. Take a day off social media

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Social media has been proven to increase anxiety. Social media stirs up your mental activity to focus on unimportant things like people’s lives and honestly, news that you really don’t need. Have a designated day allocated as your Social Media Detox Day. This tip in-particular has a world of benefits. Thank us later when you incorporate this into your weekly schedule.

  1. Write 10 things you love about yourself

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It’s a good mental exercise to keep a journal. Even better is to write things you love about yourself down on paper. Don’t just think it, pen it down. It reaffirms all your good qualities and serves to remind you of how good you are. This exercise also comes in handy when you are feeling low – pen down why you are awesome!

  1. Invest in aromatherapy

If you didn’t know already, aromatherapy is a cost-effective mode of therapy. Done through the use of fragrances, it could help relieve anxiety and stress. Having an aromatherapy candle or diffuser in your room is guaranteed to help you relax, after a long stressful day.

  1. Be Still for 10mins

Being still for a couple of minutes helps you focused and centred. It could be sitting still for 10mins or any form of meditation you choose, but it is important to incorporate this into your daily habits. If you don’t, you stand the chance of burning out.

 

Incorporate these five steps into your week to get some much needed self-care that will help reenergize you both mentally and physically.

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