Bedsheets Express
15
Oct
2021

FOUR SECRETS TO MAKING THE PERFECT BED

The way you lay your bed will go a long way in determining whether you enjoy quality sleep or not. Making a bed can be such a hassle, especially when you have to add layers upon layers just to get the perfect feel.

It might seem impossible trying to get your basic bed to look dreamy like you see in catalogs but with the right efforts, you can achieve those looks without hassle.

With these four secrets, you can upgrade your bed-making skills and give your bed a facelift.

HAVE THE RIGHT MATTRESS

To enjoy a well-made and comfortable bed, you have to ensure that your mattress is of the right quality. If your mattress is old you should consider getting a new one or flipping the mattress if you can’t afford to invest extra coins into getting a new mattress. Something else you can consider is investing in a mattress topper as this would help you add an extra layer of comfort to your mattress.

START WITH A BASE AND THEN YOUR FLAT SHEET

Starting off with a good foundation is important and you do this right by investing in a good mattress protector to protect your bed from dust. If you are already using a mattress topper, you can choose to ditch going for a mattress protector.

Spread out your flat sheet on your layered mattress then tuck in the edges into your bedframe. You can choose to use double flat sheets or a fitted sheet and a flat sheet as these would help give your bed an extra hotel feeling. Ensure that you go for sheets that have a good thread count and are also clean. We have a collection of bed sheets that you can explore.

SPREAD ON YOUR DUVET

Once you have lain your sheets, the next step is to add layers of warmth and coziness to your bed. You can do this by introducing duvets and/or blankets. You can choose to go for duvet sets that come with bedsheets so you can have a complete look on your bed. Depending on your preference and the weather, you can decide on whether you just want to keep your duvet on your bed until you want to sleep or you would use it as a cover around yourself as you sleep.

INTRODUCE PILLOWS

Based on preference, you can choose to place as many pillows on your bed as possible. You should however keep in mind that you don’t want to have too many pillows that your bed looks choked. You can have a mix of throw pillows and sleep pillows just to create a more decorative look.

You can style your bed effortlessly by combining the right colours, textures, patterns, and sizes. If you just want the pillows for the look, you can have them piled away when you want to sleep –that is if you are comfortable with dealing with having to pile up and un-pile your pillow stack every time.

CONCLUSION

Making the perfect bed for you to sleep in every night can be one key to enjoy a goodnight’s sleep so you can wake up feeling refreshed the following morning.

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01
Oct
2021

7 AMAZING REASONS YOU SHOULD OWN A PAIR OF BATH SLIPPERS

Who doesn’t love owning a pair of warm, fuzzy bath slippers? We are guessing everyone does but if you are not fully convinced as to why you should have at least a pair of bath slippers, here are 7 reasons why you should treat your feet to that fuzzy goodness.

THEY HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF CATCHING COLD AND FLU

Research has shown that having cold feet drastically increases your risk of catching flu. Your body tends to lose body heat more when your feet are chilly and this can lead to your body taking on a defense mode to reduce the loss of heat. As a protective reflex action, the blood flow to your nose reduces and this means that there are fewer white blood cells to help fight a flu infection hence, you can break down with flu.

WEARING BATH SLIPPERS CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH SWOLLEN FEET

Improper blood circulation typically causes swollen feet and not wearing slippers can lead to a disruption in blood circulation. Wearing cotton bath slippers around the house will boost blood flow to your feet which will, in turn, reduce swelling.

THEY AID BODY BALANCE

For babies, aged people, and people who deal with flat feet, slippers can aid balance and help to alleviate strain on the feet. Our cotton bath slippers have a ribbed rubber sole that promises comfort and good arch support. These two are important recipes for balance.

THEY HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL INFECTIONS

Wearing fuzzy slippers around your home not only leaves you feeling pampered, but also helps to reduce your risk of getting bacterial and fungal infections. Your floors can be extremely dirty no matter how much you clean and constantly keeping your feet in a pair of slippers helps to ensure that they are protected from communicable foot disease-causing fungus.

WEARING BATH SLIPPERS CAN HELP YOU MAINTAIN A CLEAN HOME

The footwear you wear outside your home can track in a whole lot of dirt, bacteria, and microorganisms. Owning a pair of bath slippers that you wear around your home can help you reduce the chance of tracking in dirt from outdoors. You can simply leave your shoes by the door and don your cotton bath slippers as you move around at home.

WEARING SLIPPERS CAN BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

If you work from home and are thinking of ways to boost comfort so you can be more productive, consider donning a pair of bath slippers. Not a lot of things are as relaxing as slipping your feet into warm, fuzzy cotton slippers.

THEY HELP REDUCE HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS

Floors can be slippery and walking around bare-footed or with just socks on can be a recipe for a fall. Opting for wearing bath slippers that soles with a grip can help reduce your risk of falling to a minimum. Also, you can protect your feet from getting pierced by pesky, pointy objects that could be lying around.

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TAKEAWAY

You can enjoy several comfy benefits by keeping your feet cooped up in a pair of cotton slippers. Convinced by the amazingness they represent? Head over to our bath slippers section to shop a pair or two or more.

20
Aug
2021

DEALING WITH PARASOMNIA

Most sleep disorders tend to not just affect how you enjoy sleep at night, but also how you function during the day. Some disorders can be so intense that they lead to disruptions in cognitive reasoning and can lead to accidents. Parasomnias are a category of sleep disorders that can be pretty worrisome.

Parasomnia refers to a class of sleep disorder that can lead to abnormal behaviours during sleep. With parasomnia, one can experience or exhibit abnormal behaviours during any stage of sleep. From wakefulness to sleeping and vice versa, these behaviours can occur at any point.

Sleep disorders that are classed under parasomnia include sleepwalking/ somnambulism, sleep talking, bedwetting, catathrenia or groaning while asleep, nightmares, night terror, confusional arousal, teeth/ jaw grinding, REM sleep behaviour disorder, sleep texting, sleep-related hallucinations, sleep-driving, sexsomnia and so on.

Some parasomnias are common like sleepwalking, while some are rare like sleep-driving which is a more dangerous form of sleepwalking. Whether common or rare, parasomnias can make it difficult for you or people around you to enjoy restful sleep at night.

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF PARASOMNIA

A number of things can cause and/or trigger parasomnia in a person. They include stress, PTSD, drug abuse/ substance use, genetics, depression, anxiety, an irregular sleep schedule: like with people who work with shifts, neurological problems, sleep deprivation, and so on.

It is important to note that parasomnias are especially common with children than they are with adults. This is typically because the sleep-wake cycle in children is not fully mature and this can result in a mixed state of consciousness.

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT HAVE PARASOMNIA?

Parasomnias are majorly characterized by unusual and abnormal behaviours that you exhibit while you sleep. If you or people around you notice the following symptoms, there is a likelihood you are dealing with parasomnia: waking up feeling disoriented and confused, not remembering carrying out certain activities, feeling extreme fatigue and sleepiness during the day, finding unfamiliar cuts on your body when you wake up, experiencing extreme insomnia and so on. To fully diagnose a parasomnia, you should consider seeing a doctor.

TREATMENTS FOR PARASOMNIA TO EXPLORE

Luckily, parasomnias are treatable and you can explore various habits that would help to reduce abnormal behaviours. Treatments to explore include but are not limited to: prescribed medications, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, psychotherapy, hypnosis, adopting scheduled awakenings: this involves waking up about 15 to 30 minutes before it is time to spontaneously wake up, making your bedroom a safer sleep environment by probably getting rid of dangerous items, ensuring you lock your doors and windows before going to bed and so on.

You should also consider adopting certain lifestyle changes. Reduce allergies with hypoallergenic mattresses, pillows, and beddings. Adopt a consistent sleep-wake schedule. Limit your consumption of water before bedtime. Try to avoid watch intense movies like horror and reading suspense-filled novels before bed. Adopt exercising, meditating, or any activities that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Decrease smoking, your intake of alcohol, carbs, sugary and spicy food before bed.

TAKEAWAY

Parasomnias can make it difficult to enjoy quality sleep and certain types of parasomnia can lead to increased risks of accidents and health problems. Luckily, they are treatable, and depending on their severity, you might be able to overcome them quickly.

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25
May
2021

THE DOs AND DON’Ts OF CREATING A BEDTIME ROUTINE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

A bedtime routine is a set of repetitive and consistent activities done every night before bed, as a means to facilitate good sleep. With the right sleep routine, you can ensure that you enjoy quality sleep every night. In children, a set bedtime routine ensures that they are able to enjoy good sleep each night, thereby aiding their overall well-being.

It’s not enough to create a bedtime routine for your children, you have to ensure that you engage in the right practices that won’t sabotage the benefits that a bedtime routine is supposed to have. This is why understanding the dos and don’ts of engaging your children in a bedtime routine is important.

DOs OF CREATING A BEDTIME ROUTINE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Do it consistently

The major idea behind a bedtime routine is consistency. You have to ensure that the selected activities are ones that your children engage in every night or as many nights as possible. This would help them become accustomed to it and help their body easily get used to the idea of the routine.

Have a daytime routine

Following a set routine during the daytime too will help to maintain a flow for the nightly routine. Practices like ensuring that your children get enough sunlight, engage in exercises, and have short naps in between activities during the day, can help to regulate their Circadian rhythm and enhance good sleep.

Have a set of bedtime hygiene rules

Engaging your children in some bedtime hygiene rules will help to ensure that they enjoy a goodnight’s rest. Turning off the bedroom lights or for children who are scared of the dark, switching to dim lights, maintaining a cool and clean bedroom, and ensuring that there is no unnecessary noise, are sleep hygiene rules that can help your children enjoy good sleep. On your own part as a parent, you also have to ensure that you follow set rules too. For instance, engaging in noisy activities after you have tucked your children in for the night is not beneficial to them as the noise can keep them awake.

Make it short

When creating a bedtime routine, you want to go for activities that are not time-consuming and would be easy to carry out even on nights when you are short on time. Also, making the bedtime routine short will help to ensure that your children have ample time to go to bed and enjoy a long night’s rest.

Listen to your child

Although you are ultimately in charge of creating a nightly routine for your children, it is important that you have a discussion with them to understand which activities work and which ones don’t. Listening to their concerns will help you know where to make changes and adopt new methods.

DON’Ts OF CREATING A BEDTIME ROUTINE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Don’t let them use electronic gadgets right before bed

Phones, televisions, and other electronic gadgets produce blue light and constant exposure to it can have an impact on a person’s sleep quality. You have to ensure that your children do not use electronic gadgets when it’s getting close to bedtime.

Don’t carry out the routine when they are already sleeping

If for any reason, your children go to sleep without engaging in their routine, let them continue sleeping. Waking them up can make them grumpy and make it difficult for them to get back to sleep. It is better to start out the routine before the child becomes drowsy.

Don’t let them eat caffeinated and sugary foods

Like with adults, certain foods can have effects on sleep in children too. Try to keep nighttime snacks to a minimum and if there will be snacks, make them as healthy as possible. Avoid snacks with caffeine as they can cause hyperactivity, sugary foods can also make children hyperactive and can cause cavities.

Don’t let them run around at night

Children have ample time during the day, to run around and burn off steam as much as they want. Letting them run around before bedtime will only work them into a frenzied state and keep them too hyperactive to sleep.

Don’t let them sleep in on weekends

It can be typically tempting to let your children take a break from their bedtime routine and let them go to bed later than the usual time, you should however note that this can lead to an imbalance that would make them find it difficult to return to the routine during weekdays.

Bedtime routines are important and with the right practices, they can be extremely beneficial to not just your children but to you too.

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23
Apr
2021

SEVEN WAYS TO BRING THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE TO YOUR HOME

You don’t have to walk into a hotel before you can enjoy the experience that comes with lodging into your favorite hotel. With a tweak here and there, you can recreate a hotel experience that you wouldn’t need to break the bank for.

Indulging in creating a hotel-like experience in your home can be a way to relax and create a serene environment for yourself. Below are some ways to experience the suite life at home:

DECLUTTER

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One of the most inviting features of most hotels is the decluttered rooms. It can be visually appealing to be in a room that doesn’t have unnecessary items lying around and taking up space. Apart from that, it can also have a calming effect on the mind. You can work on decluttering your room so as to give yourself that suite-like feeling. It is also an idea that makes space conservation easier.

INVEST IN FRESH SHEETS

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Honestly, not a lot of things feel as good as fresh, soft, and fluffy sheets on a bed and that is one thing hotels are good at in abundance –fresh sheets. Investing in new sheets will not only help you enjoy the suite-like experience you are looking for but will also help your health. Dirty and worn sheets can have adverse effects on your sleep and health.

INVEST IN PILLOWS

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Another great thing about hotel rooms is the fluffy pillows they tend to stock up on. With fluffy, soft pillows and an arrangement that makes the bed as inviting as a hot beverage on a rainy day, your trip to la-la land can be a pretty smooth ride. You can choose to inculcate the pillow habits of your favourite hotel and bring in the much-needed suite life to your home.

INTRODUCE APPEALING SCENTS

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When you create experiences that appeal to your senses, don’t forget how helpful your sense of smell can be. The power of smell is so strong that it can transport you anywhere without you leaving your room. With appealing and alluring scents, you can create a whole vacation vibe that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home without having to leave your room or spend a dime.

SPICE UP YOUR BATHROOM

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Why don’t you make your bathroom into your own spa and create a pampering environment to let go of pent-up stress? Invest in bathing essentials that you typically wouldn’t buy and since we are going for a suite-like experience, why don’t you recreate the scene using bathing essentials from a hotel you’ve once visited. A clean bathroom, collection of bathing essentials including bath salts, bubble bombs, and mosturisers, warm lighting, and music can create a harmony of hotel vibes. Want to take it up a notch? Why don’t you introduce a glass of your favourite champagne/wine to the scene?

GET COMFORT CLOTHING ITEMS

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Ever gotten comfy in a bathrobe and fluffy bath slippers? Doesn’t the feeling just give you hotel vibes? Introducing bathrobes and bath slippers to your comfort routine is one way to create a hotel-like experience for yourself at home.

CREATE YOUR OWN MINI-BAR

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You can create a private mini-bar by stocking up on munchies like chocolates, nuts, cookies, and even mini-sized fizzy drinks or spirits. Imagine eating all the munchies you want without having to worry about your hotel bill racking up the cost.

Bringing hotel-like experiences to your home doesn’t have to be a one-time routine. You can choose to make it a ritual that helps you spice up your environment, thereby helping your state of mind. You can choose to make minor changes around your home that are similar to the ones gotten from your favourite hotel suite. Get inspiration from hotel catalogues and gradually inculcate them into your home.

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