Bedsheets Express
10 signs that indicate that you are sleep-deprived - 02 - bedsheetsexpress
02
Dec
2021

10 SIGNS THAT INDICATE THAT YOU ARE SLEEP-DEPRIVED

Sleep Deprivation is a thing and humans are the only mammals that have been known to willingly deprive themselves of sleep to supposedly get more done. In some instances, sleep deprivation happens subconsciously due to being extremely busy with various daily activities. It should be noted that sleep deprivation can get so bad that it leads to several adverse health conditions and if care is not taken, they can be issues that are irreversible.

How do you know that you are sleep-deprived? What signs indicate that you are sleep-deprived? We have highlighted 10 sure signs that indicate sleep deprivation, read on to find out what they are.

CONSTANTLY MOODY

If you are feeling constantly moody, irritated, and angry, it might be a sign of sleep deprivation and it is time for you to take a break. Sleep and emotional health are interconnected and one can have great effects on the other. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation can cause a nasty cycle that can affect a person’s mental health. Lack of sleep can lead to having a feeling of anxiety and anxiety can become the reason you constantly lose sleep at night.

DEPRECIATING ATTENTION AND PRODUCTIVITY

When it seems like you constantly find it difficult to pay attention to your work and/or what is going on around you, you might be experiencing a sign of sleep deprivation.

Also, getting constant complaints about your level of productivity might be a sure sign of being sleep-deprived.

BECOMING OVERWEIGHT

Apart from becoming overweight, sleep deprivation can be noticed when you begin having an insatiable appetite. You should know that there is a problem with the amount of sleep you have when you constantly have the urge to eat even when you are not feeling hungry.

DEPRECIATING MEMORY

When you do not remember things as much as you use to, you might be suffering from sleep deprivation. Sleep has an impact on learning and memory and when you are sleep deprived, they can be negatively affected.

FALTERING JUDGEMENT

With adequate sleep comes a sound mind to make correct and sound judgments. When you start noting a falter in your sense of judgment, it might mean that you are sleep-deprived.

FAILING SEX DRIVE

Studies have shown that lack of sleep can have effects on both women’s and men’s sexual drive. Having a depreciating libido and lack of interest in sexual activities can be a sign that you are being sleep-deprived.

BEING DROWSY DURING THE DAY

The human body has a natural alarm system known as the Circadian Rhythm and it is typically responsible for telling the body when it’s time to be alert and when it’s time to sleep. With your circadian rhythm, you are typically supposed to be alert during the day and asleep at night but sleep deprivation can mess this up and cause an imbalance in the routine. You could start feeling extremely drowsy all day and incredibly alert at night.

CONSTANT FATIGUE

Fatigue is a state of complete tiredness and we honestly all have moments when we are fatigued. However, when fatigue becomes constant, it might be a sign that there is a problem with the amount of sleep you are getting.

OVERWHELMING FEELING OF ANXIETY AND STRESS

Sorry to spell it out to you but being stressed isn’t a good thing. So don’t think being stressed means you are hardworking and being productive. Being constantly stressed can be a red flag indicating a problem with the amount of sleep you are getting. Also, when you begin to feel an overwhelming amount of fear for unknown reasons or over things you should not be too bothered about, it might be a sign of sleep deprivation.

YOUR SKIN IS SUFFERING

When you begin to possess a zombie-like look (puffy and red eyes, heavy eye bags, dark circles, wrinkles, and uneven skin colour), it could be a sure sign of sleep deprivation. The right amount of sleep can help your body produce hormones that help keep your skin looking radiant and glowing. The opposite occurs when you become sleep-deprived.

10 signs that indicate that you are sleep-deprived - 01 - bedsheetsexpress

TAKE AWAY

Sleep deprivation can have adverse effects on your body, health, and overall quality of living. If you think you are sleep-deprived, having a conversation with your doctor is one option you should consider. However, you can make conscious efforts to sleep better; you can adopt healthy sleep hygiene and invest in quality beddings that promise you an avenue to sleep great.

pillow shopping, things to look out for - 01 - bedsheetsexpress
04
Nov
2021

PILLOW SHOPPING? HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Buy the wrong pillows and you could be throwing away your chance to enjoy nights of good sleep. Sleep is an extremely vital part of our lives and we need it to recuperate daily so not getting enough of it can be worrying.

It is important to note that like with other bedding pieces, pillows play a good role in helping you enjoy good sleep, as well as enjoy good health. For a lot of people who experience neck or headaches every morning despite sleeping through the night, their pillows might be the main reason why that is happening.

So what should you consider when shopping for a pillow? What factors should you think about to ensure you buy the perfect pillow for you? Read on to find out.

pillow shopping, things to look out for - 02 - bedsheetsexpress

DO I NEED A PILLOW CHANGE?

You might already have a sleep pillow you use and you might be skeptical about getting a new one probably because you think it has a long lifespan or because you haven’t used it for too long. It is however important to note that your pillows could need change long before their lifespan is due if they don’t make you comfortable.

How do you know that it’s time for a change? Signs can typically include having constant headaches, your pillow looks discoloured and covered in stains, your pillow has gotten lumpy and uneven, you get allergies after each use, you have to adjust the pillow a couple of times during the night, or you now experience constant neck and head pains after use.

If you experience one or more of these signs regularly then that might be your pillow’s way of warning you that it’s time for a change.

CONSIDER YOUR PREFERENCE

Do you like firm pillows? Or do you prefer ‘soft as cloud’ pillows? You should consider what you prefer when pillow shopping. However, you should note that sometimes, your preference might not be the best choice for you so you should be ready to compromise for the sake of your comfort and health.

If you are a lover of firm pillows, you can consider going for a memory foam pillow. It is a firm pillow that still has flexibility that guarantees you comfort. If you will rather go for a soft pillow, you can consider a goose feather pillow or a bounce-back pillow. You should also note what you are allergic to so that you don’t go for a feather pillow if you are allergic to goose feathers.

CONSIDER THE MATTRESS YOU USE

Your pillow and mattress should work hand-in-hand to help you enjoy quality sleep. While deciding on what pillow to buy, consider how your mattress feels. If you use a soft mattress, you should consider going for a thinner pillow so your pillow doesn’t lift your head too far from your mattress as a soft mattress would mean your body sinks in easily. With a firmer mattress, opt for a fuller pillow.

CARRY OUT RESEARCH

Ask around to know which pillows are recommended. Know your medical history and work with that in mind. Understand the different types of pillow fillings, their properties, and how you react to them. Check to see if you can test out the pillow in-store before making a purchase. Carry out research to properly understand pillows before going out to buy.

CONCLUSION

Taking your time to completely understand what you want to go shopping for will help to ensure that you buy the right pillow and don’t end up with a pillow that aggravates your inability to achieve good sleep. Your pillow could be your best sleep buddy if you work on getting the right one for you.

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.

  • Be the first to know about our special deals

  • Be the first to know about our special deals

  • Theme Settings