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15
Apr
2019

PURPOSES AND TYPES OF BATHROBES

There are different objectives of using bathrobes as well as several advantages attributed to bathrobes. With such a large assortment of robes currently available on the market, there is a robe for almost every need and desire.

There are three core functions that the bathrobe does: 

     The first and foremost apparent purpose is to cover up the body after taking a bath or shower. Putting on a robe after bathing helps the body to stay warm and can prevent you from becoming cold. Bathrobe materials are designed to aid in drying your body. Fabrics such as cotton are known for their water absorbing properties. Hooded robes are also popular because they provide heat to both head and body. 

     Bathrobes are also used to cover up while at the beach. The beach wrap design of the bathrobe is used to dry and to cover up your body from the sun and wind.
Bathrobes are now commonly worn for pleasure around the house. Many persons slip on a bathrobe after getting up in the morning or right before bed to wind down at night. 

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Bathrobe Choices

When choosing a bathrobe that will be most suitable to you, consider your budget. Beautiful robes are open for both men and women. Many hotels, inns, and guesthouses have good robes as complimentary gifts. 

Knit bathrobes are known for their light-weight and breathable surface. If you are searching for a good robe, the knit bathrobe may be best for you. 

Looking for something that has breathability as well as warmth?  Then choose a silk bathrobe, as it provides coverage and leisure. A bathrobe offers the best of both worlds.

Bathrobe Materials

Luxury bathrobes are designed to be soft, warm, and comfortable, and they are also designed to last.  

Silk robes are at one end of the spectrum, and another popular choice is microfiber blends. The advantage of silk is its unique softness, while the benefit of microfiber is that it is machine washable and gets softer with every wash.  

Thick cotton robes are the classic choice that many spas use today. Cotton is durable and can be very cosy depending on where it comes from and how it was woven. No matter what brand you choose, you can find a luxury bathrobe for your climate; one that will keep you hot even in the cold morning air, or a thin robe that is perfect for summer months and tropical settings. If you still need more information about bathrobes you can contact us on +2348142223219 or send us a mail to
sales@bedsheetsexpress.com.

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08
Apr
2019

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR BEDDING

The recommended times to wash linens, blankets, and other bedding depends primarily on the use and how close the materials are to your body when you sleep. Sheets, pillows, and duvet covers are in direct contact with your skin every night, so they’re a lot like the clothes you wear during the day and should be washed almost as frequently. Blankets and comforters may have very little contact with your skin, therefore can be washed less often.

Health and hospitality experts recommend washing sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. Sheets get oils and dirt on them from our bodies and can lead to tough stains. Sheets also collect anything that comes off of our bodies, particularly dead skin, bacteria and pathogens. 

Be sure to check for and treat any stainson your sheets no matter how often you wash them. Also, avoid washing sheets in hot water because it can shrink your sheets, which you might not notice until you try to put them back on the bed. Warm water is much more likely to get them clean without shrinkage.

 

Pillows

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If you use pillow protectors on your pillows and under your pillowcases, you probably only need to wash your pillows three times a year. However, the pillow protectors should be unzipped and washed monthly. Oils and dirt from our hair and faces soak into the pillows. Washing pillow protectors monthly with a mild detergent will keep them clean and fresh.

If you don’t use pillow protectors, washing your pillows monthly or at least every other month will be your best bet. Most washing machines can handle washing a pair of pillows at a time. It’s not a good idea to wash a single pillow because it throws your machine out of balance.

 

Blankets

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To decide how often to wash extra blankets, you need to figure out how often they are actually used. If you have blankets at the end of your bed that are seldom unrolled and used, then washing them every few months should work well. However, if a blanket is used daily or nightly, you may want to put it on a weekly or biweekly washing schedule.

Be sure to follow the specific care instructions for your blankets, and wash them as directed. If a blanket is used less often, be careful about colour bleeding when you do wash it.

 

Comforters and Duvet Covers

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Covers for comforters and duvets help protect the interior from most everyday dirt and soiling. Unless the comforter has something spilt on it, you won’t need to wash it more than once or twice a year. The cover, however, will need to be washed weekly.

On the other hand, if there is no separate cover, you’ll need to wash the entire comforter every week and whenever spills or stains occur. If your machine can’t handle the size, you may need to launder your comforter at a laundromat where there are oversize machines for bedding.

 

Mattress Cover

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Using a mattress cover is a lifesaver in extending the life of your mattress. Mattress covers can help prevent mattress damage, reduce allergy symptoms, and keep your mattress clean and comfy. Mattress covers themselves should be removed and washed at least monthly. If any spills or stains occur, remove the cover, treat it, and wash it according to the directions as soon as possible.

 

Bedskirts, Canopies and Curtains

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All these extra bedroom pieces are usually for decoration and not function. Items like bed skirts, canopies, and curtains don’t usually get dirty very often. However, if you are someone who has allergies, you may want to wash these items every two to three months. For everyone else, twice a year or yearly washings usually are all that is needed unless spills or stains occur. Be sure to follow directions to avoid damaging the fabric and to prevent colours from fading.

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02
Apr
2019

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FLAT AND FITTED SHEETS

What are flat sheets?

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Flat sheets are flat, simple, rectangular pieces of cloth that fold easily and lie completely flat on any surface. They are the normal day to day sheets we use in our homes.

What are fitted sheets?

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Fitted sheets have elasticated corners that are designed to be pulled over a mattress to ensure a snug, making it tight and – they also do not lie flat and are difficult to fold. They are mostly used in hotels or hospitals although some people use them in their homes as well.

Fitted sheets are also known as bottom sheets while flat sheets can be referred to as top sheets.

What are flat sheets and fitted sheets used for?

Traditionally, fitted sheets are the ones used to cover and protect the mattress. These are the ones you lie directly on top of, and the only thing sometimes used beneath them is an additional mattress protector. Sometimes, people opt out of using the mattress protector and just use the fitted sheets instead.

Flat sheets  on the other hand are traditionally placed on top of the fitted sheet, but beneath duvets and blankets. It is there to make the bed appear more inviting, and to protect the mattress protector if used from getting dirty.

How to choose between flat and fitted sheets?

Now you need to know how to pick the right flat and fitted sheets for you. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing your sheets.

  • Size of your bed

The wrong sheet will not work because it needs to grip the bed properly. With fitted sheets, it is very important you choose the correct size to exactly match your bed 

If you have a double bed, for example, you will need a double fitted sheet. You also need to pay attention to the height of your mattress and whether or not you’re using a mattress topper. Thicker mattresses need deep fitted sheets to ensure the sheet fits around the mattress and stays in place.

  • Colour

Colour is important when choosing flat and fitted sheets, as they need to harmonise with the colours of the rest of your bed linen. Classic colours like white and cream are the easiest to match up with almost any colour scheme, making these the most popular.

However, you can create a variety of harmonising colour schemes with your bedding if you want to opt for something a little more exciting.

The good news is that flat and fitted sheets are easy to find in a wide range of colour collection.


Choosing high-quality cotton bed sheets for both your bottom sheet and the top sheet is very important for comfort, as your skin comes into contact with both. 

Cotton blend and 100% Egyptian cotton bed sheets are soft on your skin and much more breathable than 100% synthetic materials, and are still easy to wash and care for. 

 

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19
Mar
2019

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR MORNINGS EASIER

We wake up every morning with a promise of a fresh start. Click To Tweet The only downside is that you’re always waking up in a foul mood which makes it harder to look forward to the day.

This could be as a result of feeling stressed about the things you need to do, or feeling anxious about something or you’re just too tired even to get out of bed and just want to sleep in.

If you’re a member of the I-HATE-MORNINGS club, then here are 5 tips to help you wake up in a much better mood.

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Ensure that you’re getting enough sleep first of all. Try adjusting your sleep schedule to ensure you’re getting enough quality hours of sleep. This might include having a consistent sleep schedule or even limiting your intake of caffeine and the use of technology before bed.

PREPARE THE NIGHT BEFORE

Less complex mornings make it easier to get out of bed and face the day. The best way to ease into the day is do as much as possible before bedtime. Working a few minutes into your bedtime, you get to lay out your clothes for the day, prepare lunch for yourself and your kids, and pack your bag. This takes only a few minutes but would be precious in the mornings.

TAKE A SHOWER

Take a warm shower in the morning to improve your mood and then also take a cold shower to wake you up.

QUICK WORKOUT

15 jumping jacks or even 10 crunches is great for anxiety and depression in general. And you know just that little bit of exercise can help change your body’s physiology and make you happier.

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FILL YOUR ROOM WITH SCENTS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD

Certain smells can bring you joy and happiness, and only the sense of smell is connected directly to the emotional centre of the brain.

This means if you love scented candles, light them up every time you take a bath and every morning when you wake up. This is a quick and easy way to shift your mood because the smells make you feel good.

You’ve got this! Now you’re on your way to being a morning person.

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05
Mar
2019

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR BEDDING?

 
The number of times recommended to wash sheets, pillowcases and other bedding is primarily dependent on the use and amount of contact with our body.
 
Sheets and Pillowcases
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It is quite important to know how often to wash your sheets as we do not sleep alone in our beds. We settle in at night with microscopic dust mites. Washing your sheets regularly reduces the appeal of dust mites to want to live in your sheets which if they do makes the sheets unpleasant for humans.

A good idea is to wash your sheets once a week or every two weeks if you or any member of your family is feeling unwell, be sure to wash your sheets daily or change the pillowcases daily.

 

Pillows
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If you make use of pillow protectors and under your pillowcases, you’d probably need to just wash your pillows three times a year. Your pillow protectors, however, should be unzipped and washed once a month.
If however, you don’t use pillow protectors, then you should wash your pillows monthly or once every other month.

 

Duvet Covers
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Unless something spills on your duvet, you’d only need to wash it once or twice a year.  The duvet cover can be washed weekly.
If there is no separate cover for the duvet, then you have to wash the entire duvet every week and whenever there is a spill or stain.
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26
Feb
2019

Types of Morning People

 
From snoozers to coffee addicts to the grumpies, with the beginning of every new day, new opportunities are discovered and how one responds to this early morning call is thought of.
 
We have different types of morning persons and this list is based on how different people respond to the early morning call. Here is a list of the types of morning people we have:
 
Early Birds
We’ve all encountered the early bird and are familiar with this type of people. The early bird is up as soon as the alarm goes off, although sometimes they get up even before the alarm goes off. By the time every other person is just rolling out of the bed at 9 am, the early birds already have completed their morning routine which might include going to the gym, having breakfast, doing some yoga and finally attending to work emails.
 
 
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The Coffee Addicts

Don’t try talking to this type before they’ve had their morning charge, you’ll be putting yourself at risk. These type of people do not function properly until they’ve had their morning dose of coffee after which they are ready to take on the world.

 
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The Snoozers
The snoozers are drawn to snoozing as soon as the alarm goes off. They are so much in love with their sleep and hate to roll out of bed but when they do, efficiency is key. They have mastered the art of 2 minutes shower and downing their coffee in record time (legendary!)
 
The Grumpy Folks
These ones aren’t morning persons at all and you do not approach them. The alarm is their mortal enemy and they’d love nothing more than to snuggle deep into their duvets and sleep.
The Living Dead
Lol, also called the walking dead, this type of people are early birds on the outside but on the inside, they aren’t fully awake. Every information passed within the early hours of the morning goes into one ear and out the other.
There are certain things you can do to become a better morning person and here are four (4) tips:
1. Go to bed earlier.
2. Eat breakfast; do not skip breakfast.
3. Exercise.
4. Organize yourself; organize your day, pick your clothes for the next day, prepare your lunch etc. all of these would help your morning routine be less stressful.
 
What type of morning person are you?
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06
Feb
2019

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

 
There are numerous reasons everyone is excited about Valentine’s Day and top of the list is receiving gifts! Everyone loves gifts. Nothing is better than the excitement one feels while opening a gift box. What’s not so fun is trying to decipher which thoughtful gifts your friends and family will really love.
 
If until recently you have always been in a fix when it comes to buying gifts for those close to your heart, trust that this year will be different. It is time to think outside the box. Scratch that! No need to worry your pretty head. It is time for me to help you think outside the box.
 
Here are some gifting ideas:
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Red Rose Diffuser
Gifting a red rose to the love of your life is a classic show of affection. Imagine that the rose is infused with natural essential oils and smells really good at the same time. That is a sum of the Red Rose diffuser we stock at Bedsheets Express.
 
 
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Monogrammed Towels

You’re definitely bursting out of your seams with words and things to say to your partner and this brings us to monogrammed towels. 

At Bedsheets Express, when we send out gifts, we send out a whole experience. The towel, the monogram, the perfectly tied ribbon, the gift box, all come together to form a love story. 

What’s better is that any gender would be delighted to receive this gift.

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Monogrammed Bathrobes
Our Waffle Bathrobes are stunners. They are more impactful when monogrammed. They ooze class all day and every day. They are also perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for those highbrow clients, friends or mentors.
 
 
 
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Monogrammed Throw Pillows
Our monogrammed Indulgent Throw Pillows might be the winners of this list. They are a fun way to send a Valentine’s Day message. Combine high-quality fabric, awesome designs and patterns with a lovely monogrammed message and bam! You get the ideal Valentine’s Day Gift.
 
Call 0814 222 3219 to place an order in time for Valentine’s Day.
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19
Nov
2018

How To Make Your Diffusers Last Longer

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It’s really hard to say goodbye to that special scent you wake up to every morning or that fragrance that feels your office with such an energizing mood. So how can you milk your diffuser to the last drop?

Here’s how,

In your reed diffuser, you will have about 8 sticks or more, instead of using them all, diffuse with just half of the sticks

If you don’t need your diffuser running, maybe you need to step out or you’re even travelling, simply place your reeds on a wooden tray until you’re ready to diffuse again.

You can also wait a while before changing your reeds based on your preference.

If you want to increase the impact of the fragrance, you can use a cloth to flip the reeds frequently. The more you flip them the greater the impact.

Keep your diffuser at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

Reduce the use of fans and air conditioning in the room, especially when the diffuser is not in use.

Use few reeds for a small room and more reed for a larger space.

Do not dilute your reeds with oil, water or anything.

 

Try these tips and be sure to give us feedback on how they work out for you.

Till next time.

Bedsheets Express

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15
Oct
2018

Tips to tackle insomnia

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Hey you!

You find it difficult to sleep at night right?

Or you know someone that does?

Well, this post is for you.

First things first, there are no specific cures to tackle insomnia, but certain steps with proper dedication can easily solve the issue.

Now many things affect our ability to sleep soundly or without any difficulty but I have GOOD NEWS; you don’t need to break the bank to fix this issue. In fact, all you need might be a change of mattress or bedding, simple as that.

Here are a few tips that are guaranteed to give good results.

Increase Melatonin intake:

Melatonin is a sleep hormone with the main role of regulating our sleep cycle to make us sleep and wake easily. The best way to do this is to consume more foods with folic acid, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin c, and zinc. This would entail consuming more chicken, turkey, milk, eggs and seafood.

Stay away from stimulants:

To prevent insomnia, avoid stimulants such as caffeinated drinks and reduce your intake of sugary food to keep blood sugar at an even level. This may require eating whole grain pasta and brown rice as opposed to white rice.

Try herbs and minerals to relax you:

Foods that contain minerals such as magnesium and calcium are vital for solving sleep difficulties. They are perfect for calming your muscles and nerves and relaxing you. Foods such as nuts, green vegetables and whole grains are rich in magnesium. Herbs such as chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm and bitter orange have sleep-inducing properties and can be even used as essential oils in your bath before bed.

Try these easy tips and say goodbye to insomnia.

  • Have you ever suffered from insomnia?
  • Will you try any of the tips mentioned above?

We would love to hear from you in the comments below.

Till next time.

Bedsheets Express

02
Oct
2018

HIDDEN BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS

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Diffusers not only beautify your homes with their fragrance and aesthetically pleasing nature, but there are also amazing benefits you stand to gain from them.

Read on to know what.

Diffusers with essential oils such as lavender, cedarwood, and chamomile have a powerful calming and soothing effect on your mind and body. When you inhale such few minutes before bed, they are capable of improving your sleep cycle and even solving issues such as insomnia.

These diffusers are even powerful enough to clear your lungs and boost your resilience against cold and flu. Antimicrobial essential oils like eucalyptus, sweet orange, clove and cinnamon are capable of stimulating white blood cell production and boosting the immune system. They help put in enough humidity in the air which can relieve dry sinuses and cold.

Diffusers with oils like peppermint, spearmint and rosemary have the power to reduce inflammation in your lungs and cut down respiratory colds. They can reduce congestion and soothe respiratory illnesses such as asthma, chronic bronchitis amongst other diseases.

Oils like frankincense and sandalwood that are high in sesquiterpenes are good for increasing oxygen and blood flow.

Diffusers with essential oils are also capable of improving your mood and putting you in high spirits, no matter what state you are in. They help mitigate and eliminate certain depressing emotions, cheer you up and help you feel energized.

At Bedsheets Express, we stock a wide range of essential oil diffusers most of which have all these ingredients mentioned above.

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