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2605, 2017

How often should you change your duvet and pillows?

By |May 26th, 2017|0 Comments


All of us have a favorite set of pillows, duvets, and mattresses. Without them, we just aren’t able to get the sleep we want, and that’s why we tend to use all three of these things when going to bed. Now, while most of us might end up giving our duvet a good old shake (in hopes to get rid of any dirt), we don’t necessarily change them as frequently as we should. And that leads to the question most of us don’t know the answer to.

How often should you change your duvet and pillows? Well, let’s find out.

Let’s face it, not a lot of us feel inclined to change our duvet and pillows. Either we don’t have the time, are too lazy, or just don’t care. Whatever the reason might be, the point remains that not doing so ends up harming our quality of sleep.

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When to Replace Duvets?

Knowing when to replace duvets can be a bit tricky considering people commonly hide them with duvet covers and they will last you a long time before the need to replace them occurs. However, signs of lumping, lack of overall plumpness, wear and tear, and help you determine if it is time for you to replace a duvet.

Another reason you should replace duvet deals with cleanliness. A lot of people tend to buy a single duvet which they then proceed to use all year around. The problem with doing so is that when people happen to use a duvet (meant for winter) during the summer, it likely gets tossed on the floor where it sits throughout the night picking up dust, mites, germs, and other tiny bits from the surface.

A good thing for you to do is buy seasonal duvets which you can change with the environment you sleep in. Doing so will also provide you with the opportunity to clean a summer duvet during winter and the winter one during the summer without having to worry about what you’ll cover yourself up with while asleep. Furthermore, it will help prolong the lifespan of the duvet as it’ll be used during the season it’s meant for instead of being used all year long.

As for simple cleaning, you should try and clean a duvet at least one a year or after every six months if you’re able to.

When to Replace Pillows?

Before an answer is provided to you first try and give an answer to another question. When was the last time your bed pillows were replaced? If you had to think for a while, it might mean you haven’t done so recently.

It is recommended that you replace a pillow case at least every three weeks (and even sooner if possible). Furthermore, you should clean the pillow after every three months.

However, when it comes to replacing pillows, the entire thing is dependent on a few factors. High quality pillows can last more than a year, but individuals who are allergic to dust and other allergens might have to replace a pillow sooner.

Some of the signs that can tell you that a pillow needs to be replaced include the said pillow becoming lumpy, losing its plump, an increase in any allergic reactions, or if you need a new kind of pillow due to a medical condition.

Keep in mind that you require sufficient sleep if you wish to function properly. Not being able to sleep comfortably will make both your body and mind feel stressed. So, make sure that you keep your duvets and pillows clean as well as replace them if they start becoming lumpy and not being able to provide you with the comfort you require when you close your eyes.

1805, 2017

Do You Let Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

By |May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Do you let your pet sleep in your bed?

Pets are man’s best friend, and part of being a best friend means that some of us don’t mind them sleeping in our bed. If you have been wondering about whether or not you should let your pet sleep in your bed, here’s to hoping that this post takes care of some of your concerns.

When it comes to deciding if you should let your pet sleep in your bed it all comes down to personal preference. If you like your pet pet sleeping with you, then you won’t ask your pet to do otherwise. In the same manner, if you don’t like your pet sleeping in your bed then you won’t let it even it wants to.

But if you’re currently on the proverbial fence about the sleeping situation, here are a few points that might help sway you to take a side. It turns out that there are benefits of letting your pet sleep in your bed.

They help you relax

Being with your pet helps give rise to joy and relaxation. You love it when they’re waiting to greet you on your return from work or when you play with them. In the same manner, having your pet sleep next to you can mimic those emotions and help you relax while going to sleep by producing oxytocin.

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A sense of Safety

If you have a pet for security reasons, the same sense of safety can follow you in bed if you let them sleep with you. Afraid that a robber might break in at night? Having a pet next to you will help you feel safe and provide you with psychological stability at night.

Now, while letting your pet sleep with you in your bed has its advantages it also comes with some cons. Let’s go over them.

Disturbed sleep

Pets can disturb your sleep. They might move around a lot or press into you. They might get up from the bed; roam around the house, and come back again, making you wake up in the process. Sleep deprivation can make you feel fatigued. If you have a pet that’s problematic, then it might be best that you don’t let it sleep with you.

Asthma and Allergies

If you have some sort of allergies or asthma, then it is recommended that you don’t allow your pet to sleep with you. While playing with your pet might not cause an allergic reaction, sleeping with it in bed (for hours) can make your condition worse.

Intimacy Issues

Letting your pet sleep with you at night can give rise to intimacy issues between you and your partner. Snuggling up with your pet instead of your partner can lead to unresolved issues. If you still wish for your pet to sleep in the same bed then make sure it doesn’t physically come between you and your partner.

Behavioral Issues

Allowing your pet to sleep in your bed can lead to behavioral issues. Your pet might end up taking more space and even showing aggressive behavior towards you if it wants you to not get in bed. Ensure that you properly train your pet before letting him or her on your bed. Teach your pet about the portion of the bed they should sleep in. Maintain dominance over your pet.

Hygiene

You’ll need to make sure your pet is clean before it sleeps in your pet. Don’t let it dirty your bed with mud tracks or shedding too much hair. Also, clean your bed (even getting rid of all the hair will do) every after every two weeks for hygienic purposes.

So, there you have it. You’ll need to decide if you want to let your pet sleep in your bed after considering all the factors mentioned above.

 

 

405, 2017

Vaulia Lovely Emoji Pattern Duvet Cover: Trendy, Colorful, Fun!

By |May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Emoji art supplied by EmojiOne

The Lovely Emoji Pattern Design Duvet Cover is perfect for a growing young people as it not only gives their room a trendy look but also a sense of humor that can only be exuded through the use of certain emojis. It can be a bit difficult to find the perfect duvet cover for teens as it needs to be one that they like. With the Lovely Emoji Pattern Design Duvet Cover, you can’t go wrong.

The yellow colored emojis really pop out against a white background and help you give any room a tinge of color that goes well with light and even darker colored walls. The accompanying emoji-heavy pillow cover completes the entire look. It’s vibrant, colorful, and fun!

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All of the printed emojis are safe to look at which means that you won’t find any circular faces that depict cuts, bruises, violence or self-harm. As a parent, making sure that your children are exposed to suitable content is your responsibility, and this cover does cover the bases.

The little yellow circles resemble tiny suns that show a variety of emotions ranging from joy, looking cool, being angelic, winking, and more. The emoji art which has used on this duvet cover has been supplied by EmojiOne, and it shows more than eight different positive emotions that your children will surely relate to.

With the use of emojis being one of the fastest growing ways of communication among the electronically-inclined masses it made sense for it to drip into their lives instead of being confined to smartphones. Emoji is a quick and popular way for young people to communicate and express their feelings. Even if they might experience some sort of struggle to find the perfect words for expression the use of emojis allows them to express what they want to say without using speech.

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It’s the first step of enabling them to talk about their problems and parents can use that to their advantage. Urging your children (in a friendly manner) to share what and how they feel, even when they’re shy to use words, through emojis can help parents better understand their growing children.

While the design of the duvet cover is appealing to children, teenagers, and even young adults, the make is impressive too. The durable and lightweight fabric allows for the ultimate sleeping experience. Furthermore, it features a hidden zipper closure that enables you to get the comforter in and out of this emotion-depicting cover without hassle.

The Lovely Emoji Pattern Design Duvet Cover comes in a variety of sizes so you can get the type you want. You can add emoji-filled goodness to a twin-size bed, a full or Queen sized one, or even a King sized bed, depending on who you’re buying it for.

All yourself, or your growing children,  to express an array of vibrant, colorful, and positive emotions through the circular yellow faces printed on the Lovely Emoji Pattern Design Duvet Cover.

2504, 2017

15 DIY Home Decor Ideas You Can’t Resist

By |April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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Home décor is an art form. And with any art form, it’s up to you if you want to keep things minimalistic or go big. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your home look beautiful or call in professional interior designers. Even the tiniest of changes can help make your entire house change for the better.
If you’re interested in learning how to give your house that ‘oomph’ factor then here are the 15 DIY Home Décor ideas you won’t be able to resist. They don’t require a lot of finances to do. All they need is your interest.

Make Your Own Art

Now, don’t be worried if you can’t create the next masterpiece because anyone can create art for their home. If are a skilled painter, then don’t be shy to frame and hang your work around the house. However, if you think you won’t be able to create something appealing, then you can frame inspirational quotes.
You can either print them out and then frame them or use a poster board and letter stencils to write down the quote in the manner you prefer. You can hang them up in your bedroom, study, or even the kitchen. Furthermore, you can get creative with this. You can paint the letters or cut them out from a piece of fabric.

Papier-Mache bowls

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This is another easy way to give a new look to any decorative space. All you need to do is select a bowl or different sized bowls to use as molds. Cover the bowl with plastic, securing it with tape. Not flip the bowl over, the inside facing the surface you’re working on. Cover the outside of the bowl with a Papier-Mache mix. Let it dry and separate the Papier-Mache layer. Now, paint the new paper bowl however you want and display as a decorative item.

Patterned Clocks

Have an old clock lying around? Spruce it up with an exciting pattern. Disassemble the clock. Make sure you note down all the steps for assembling it. Measure the print you lick so that it’ll fit the side of the clock. Place the print inside, and assemble the bolts, nuts, and the clock’s hands for a new look.

New Vase

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Have old cylindrical vases you want to throw away? Well, there’s a way you can make them look better. Space two rows of runner bands on the vase and start inserting paintbrushes inside the bands until the entire vase is covered. You can also use different colored straws and pencils for a different look.

Interior Curtain

Give a room some sense of division by hanging an interior curtain. This will also provide you with a sense of privacy.

Paint It White

Covering an old piece of furniture in a thick layer of white paint can hide all the stains as well as give it a chic, elegant look.

Covering Walls With Plates

If you have any plastic plates lying around, you can start gluing them to a wooden wall for a weird yet attractive look.

Turkish Runners

Don’t leave your hallway barren. Placing a couple of Turkish runners, depending on the size of the hallway, can instantly make it look decorated without you having to do much.

Using Old Curtains

You can easily give your old furniture a new look by covering your chairs and even the sofa with old curtains you might have.

Mix and Match

While you might be inclined to have a single color theme for your furniture, don’t be afraid to mix and match. You’ll be surprised by the new look that might pop up. Try swapping formal chairs with a few rustic looking ones or even try using different colored pillows with your sofa.

Paint Half the Wall

You don’t need to paint the entire wall in the color you want. Let half of it remain white and the rest in some other color. Don’t be hesitant to paint each wall in a room a different color either. Play around with the shades and see what works best.

Open Shelves

Not only do open shelves allow for easier access, depending on the things you place on them, they also add a bit of color in the kitchen. Place a few flowers or even fresh fruit with the rest of the things on the open shelves for easy décor changes. Brightly-colored dinnerware can also have the same effect.

A Patch of Wallpaper

No need to cover entire walls in wallpaper. Even a single patch used correctly can make an eye-catching statement.

Fabric-Covered Drawer Pulls

If you have extra pieces of fabric lying around you can use them to cover the drawer pulls for a bit of color and a unique look.

Change That Dresser

No need to buy a new dresser. Simply give it a new paint job or cover it with a beautifully patterned wallpaper to make it look as good as new.
Try these 15 DIY Home Décor ideas you won’t be able to resist and bring uniqueness to your home.

1304, 2017

Duvet Cover You’ll Love: Vaulia Mandala Exotic Inspired Design

By |April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mandalas are geometric multi-shapes which take various forms and  have been used for ages as decorative and healing patterns, especially in Indian and Persian civilisations–yes, besides their obvious decorative purposes, their shapes encapsulate a form of ancient wisdom and some can even trigger the mind to facilitate healing. It’s no wonder why Mandalas are still popular even to this day.

Mandalas also typically come in a wide variety of color combos and each shape may have at least two colors, one in each of its layers and lines.

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Now you can enjoy the wonderful decorative as well as subtle healing properties of Mandalas, in the comfort of your own bedroom, with our exclusive mandala patterned duvet cover set. Our team of designers has come up with a truly unique mandala design which plays among the hues of black and white geometric patterns and elephants, which add that special touch of cuteness and elegance at the same time. If you are a fan of black and white patterns as well as boho and exotic styles, you will surely love this one. And the best part is, this mandala pattern is an all-time classic choice and will never get out of fashion so need to worry about changing it through the years.

This exotic duvet cover set is made of 100% polyester microfiber, which is a material renowned for its delicate texture, breathability and durability, and makes a great choice that will last you for the years to come. This material is specially weaved to mimic the effects of good quality cotton as well as other materials and for this reason, it also adopts some of their benefits like breathability and general quality of fabric long-term, even after several washes. Some may compare the look and feel of this to premium quality Egyptian cotton material–the only difference here is that a polyester microfiber bedding material costs less and you don’t have to pay a small fortune to reap the benefits of a high quality material like this.

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The set is available in two sizes: king and queen (see dimensions below) and features one duvet cover and two matching pillow shams. For ease of of use, the duvet cover includes a hassle-free zipper closure making it easy to place or remove your comforter from the duvet cover in just a few seconds.

Like all our products, this duvet cover set comes with a 24/7 support service and 2-day express shipping so no need to wait for long if you want to get this fast. Our commitment is to offer you a quality product and service and we stand behind our 100% satisfaction guarantee so you can rest assured you’ve made a great choice!

304, 2017

How many hours of sleep you really need?

By |April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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Sleep is one of the major indicators of the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Throughout our lives, the appropriate amount of our sleep is a question that often remains unanswered by many.

What makes answering this question difficult for some is the fact that factors such as alarm clocks, coffee, energy drinks, and external light, particularly from electronics, disrupts our natural sleeping and waking up cycle.

So, what determines our required sleep?

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The hours of sleep that one needs is different for various age groups and are heavily influenced by health and lifestyle. To find out the amount of sleep you need, it is vital to determine the circumstances that influence the quantity of sleep.

Such factors can include things like stress and work schedules. Similarly, you need to figure out your place on the spectrum of overall sleep needs for humans.

Of course, scientific research can’t accurately point out the exact number of hours that people of different ages require. However, research can direct you towards the maximum and minimum range of sleep for good health along with the recommended hours of sleep per age and helpful tips from experts that can improve the quality of sleep.

Regardless, you need to understand that it is vital that you pay close attention to your needs. The best method that you can use to ensure that you meet your sleep needs is to notice your mood and the amount of energy throughout your day. If you get sufficient amount of sleep, you will feel focused and energetic throughout the day; from the morning till your bedtime.

Ask yourself a few questions

Ask yourself a few questions

To find the optimum hours of sleep that work the best for you, you must ask these following questions.

  • Think about whether you are healthy, productive, and in a good mood when you sleep for seven hours? Or do you need at least nine hours of sleep before you can even start to function?
  • Think whether you have health problems. For example, are you overweight? Is feeling chronically depressed making you feel tired?
  • While driving, whether to or from work, do you feel drowsy?
  • Do you feel like you cannot make it through your entire day without taking any caffeine?
  • Do you often experience sleep problems?

Finding the answer to such questions can help you determine the amount of sleep you require.

Optimum hours for various ages

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Remember that there is a major difference between the amount of sleep you require to function optimally and the hours of sleep that will help you go through the day. According to research, an average adult, in today’s fast-paced world tends to sleep for less than seven hours daily. Of course, according to how fast the world is progressing, seven hours of sleep sounds good; however, it is only an underlying factor for chronic sleep deprivation.

Also, take note that because you can sufficiently operate after sleeping for seven hours, this doesn’t mean that sleeping for two more hours wouldn’t make you feel well rested compared to before.

For newborns from birth to 3 months, the optimum amount of hours of sleep required ranges from 14 hours to 17 hours. Infants, from 4 months to 11 months need at least 12 hours of sleep and a maximum of 15 hours.

The optimum range of sleep for toddlers from one to two year olds is 11 hours to 14 hours. Preschoolers, aged 3 to 5 years need 10 hours of sleep to a maximum of 13 hours. School going children ranging from 6 to 13 years need at least 9 hours of sleep each night.

Teenagers that are aged from 14 to 17 years need to sleep for a maximum of 10 hours and a minimum of 8 hours. Younger adults, on the other hand, aged 18 to 25 years old, need only a maximum of 9 hours of sleep. The same also goes for the adult age group which includes 24 to 64 years old. People older than that only need a maximum of 8 hours of sleep.

How to improve your sleep?

Now that you have determined the number of hours you require the next thing you need to know are steps you can take to improve your sleep. Just like exercise and a balanced diet, having an excellent sleep cycle has a significant impact on your overall health.

In order to make your way towards improved sleeping, you need to pay close attention to your body’s needs. Mentioned here are a few effective yet simple tips that you should follow to experience an improved quality of sleep.

  1. Create a sleep schedule and follow that plan religiously even on holidays and weekends.
  2. Pick out a bedtime ritual that you find relaxing, and practice it before going to bed. It might be taking a bath or even reading a book.
  3. Exercise on a daily basis. Tiring your body out can help you sleep early.
  4. Try not to excessively use your phone, laptop, etc. in bed.
  5. Make sure that the temperature of the room is what you prefer.
  6. Make sure your bed is comfortable.

Sleep in important. So, make sure you get the appropriate amount for a better life.

 

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