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17
Sep
2021

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THROW PILLOWS

In the world of comfort and interior décor, throw pillows never do wrong as long as you know just how to work with them. Throw pillows are a cute, simple, and often inexpensive way to change up the look of your space in the easiest way possible. Understanding how to work with throw pillows and utilizing them just right can help you take any space from zero to a hundred as quickly as possible.

So what exactly should you know about throw pillows and how can you make them work for you? Read on to find out.

WHAT ARE THROW PILLOWS?

So the “throw” in throw pillows arise from the thinking that they are a piece of furniture that typically don’t come with the arrangement of any space, they are in fact basically tossed in as a means to add more to the look of a space.

Throw pillows are also referred to as decorative pillows. They are like mini pillows that are used for decorative purposes more than functional purposes. You should note that although throw pillows are majorly decorative in nature, they can serve functional purposes like providing comfort too. In fact, some people arrange throw pillows in their beds as a means to support their spine.

WHAT PURPOSES CAN THROW PILLOWS SERVE?

Aesthetic purposes: you can use throw pillows to beautify a space. You don’t have to be a professional interior designer before you can take advantage of throw pillows to add accent and depth to your space. You can select throw pillows for your space by drawing on the colours of your drapes, walls, sofas, and floor coverings.

Functional purposes: throw pillows can be used to boost comfort while sitting/lying on a sofa, lying in bed, or while on the floor. You can create a throw pillow arrangement that helps provide head, neck, and back support when you need them. For people with little children, you can take advantage of throw pillows to protect your children from hazards. You can have a throw pillow arrangement that keeps your child(ren) from falling over while they are sitting or while they are sleeping in bed.

All in all, throw pillows are pretty useful pieces in any space.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE THROW PILLOWS WORK FOR YOUR DÉCOR?

You don’t need to be a professional interior designer to take advantage of the beauty that throw pillows possess. Simply understanding basic simple decorating ideas can help make a difference. Here is a simple guide list you can follow when you want to make use of throw pillows:

Go for a mix of textures and patterns: throw pillows come in various patterns (plain, striped, plaid) and textures (cotton, silk, velvet), and choosing to go for a combination of textures and patterns is one pretty cool decorating idea. You can choose to stick to a combination of two sets of patterns and textures that work well with each other.

Pick a colour scheme and be consistent with it: As we’ve mentioned before, you can select your throw pillows using your surrounding as inspiration. That is, consider your drapes, walls, floor coverings, beddings, and so on. You don’t have to go for the same colours throughout, just ensure that you go for a colour scheme that blends. Pick a tone that blends and be consistent with it.

Go for a combination of sizes: choosing different sizes to work with will be naturally pleasing to the eyes. You can create a combination of large and small sizes and this would make your arrangement look more organized.

Don’t go overboard with the number of pillows: throw pillows are decorative but they are also meant to provide comfort. If they are too many in one location, they can be interfering with your comfort rather than providing comfort.

CONCLUSION

Throw pillows are one trend that has been going on for a pretty long time and a lot of people are taking advantage of them to create personality in their spaces.

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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