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Why Sleep is Important When You’re Under Emotional Stress

Most people understand the importance of sleep and how it can affect their health in many ways. Despite this, many take it for granted and focus on other priorities, like work or social activities. Others meanwhile, sacrifice bedtime because of reasons they have difficulty handling by themselves, such as unresolved problems or an overwhelming event in their life. No matter the reason, it may lead to emotional stress, which is something that can cause weeks of sleepless nights. In truth, however, it’s a time when you should try to get... Read More

Pillows On Bed 23/03/2018

Oxford or Housewife – Which Pillow Case is for Me?

Do you know the difference between Oxford and Housewife pillow cases? Had you even heard those names before now? It’s OK if you haven’t – they aren’t terms that you often hear in regular conversations after all. To most people a pillow case is a pillow case, but there are subtle differences between these two types that are worth knowing about. Here’s a rundown of the main differences between Oxford and Housewife pillow cases and where they got their names: Housewife Pillow Cases Ignoring the name for the time being, Housewife... Read More

Thread Counts 23/03/2018

Don’t Lose the Thread: Your Guide to Bedding Thread Counts

The higher the thread count mean better quality bedding, right? Well no, not exactly. This is one of the most common misconceptions in the textile industry, and it’s a myth that we’re here to dispel. Read on to find out everything you need to know about thread counts, what they mean and how to recognise good quality bed linen. What does thread count Mean? Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Erroneous belief about thread count that higher the thread count means better & soft quality bedding however thread... Read More

Does Exercise Help You Sleep Better? 27/02/2018

Does Exercise Help You Sleep Better?

Fall asleep faster, stay asleep for longer and wake up feeling rested. Those are the three things we all look and hope for when we go to bed. But it’s not always as easy as that, is it? When it comes to getting a better night’s sleep, there’s a whole lot of advice, tips and tricks out there to help you. But there’s one thing in particular that can be incredibly effective in improving your sleep: Exercise. According to the Sleep Foundation, as little as 10 minutes of mild to... Read More

Bed Sheets 20/02/2018

Flat Sheets and Fitted Sheets: What’s the Difference?

Should you use a flat sheet or just stick with a fitted sheet? This has been the subject of many an internet debate, and people just can’t seem to agree on the matter. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, stick with us and we’ll explain it all. First thing’s first: What are flat sheets and fitted sheets? As their names suggest, flat sheets are flat, simple, rectangular pieces of cloth that fold easily and lie completely flat on any surface. Fitted sheets have elasticated corners that... Read More

Interior Trends 12/02/2018

The Home Interior Trends to Welcome In for SS18

After a year of flamboyant prints and shiny metallics it’s time to see which home interior trends are due to enter our homes in 2018. Now is the perfect time to start planning a home decor refresh, and there are some seriously swoon-worthy trends in the pipeline to help you stay ahead of the curve. Here’s a peep at some of the biggest SS18 interior trends to keep an eye out for: Powerful Pigments in Living Spaces Neutral greys have been the reigning interior colour champions for quite some time... Read More

Bedding 30/01/2018
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What Does the Colour of Your Bedding Say About You?

Did you know your choice of colourful bed linen is more than just a pretty face? The colours you choose for your bedroom could be down to more than just preference, and can actually be very telling about elements of your personality. Because your bedding colour will often dictate the colour scheme across the rest of your bedroom, we put a lot of effort into choosing a shade that we know we’re going to love and feel comfortable around. In other words, there may be deeper and more subconscious factors... Read More

Mattress Toppers 05/01/2018

Do I Need a Mattress Topper?

Is a mattress topper a necessary bedding addition or simply a luxury? The answer is: it’s a bit of both. Mattress toppers carry many benefits that can greatly improve your sleep quality, but if you’re a little unsure about whether or not to invest in one, this post should help you make up your mind. The benefits of mattress toppers Protection Mattress enhancers provide valuable protection for your mattress, especially when paired up with a mattress protector. If you’ve just invested in a brand new mattress, you can keep it... Read More

How to Get the Best Night’s Sleep 29/12/2017

How to Get the Best Night’s Sleep

  Who doesn’t love sleep? Getting into bed at the end of a long day is up there with some of the best feelings in the world, but you might not be making the most of these precious hours of rest. To get the best night’s sleep, you need to first create the perfect restful environment, and here’s how: Start with your mattress If your mattress isn’t up to scratch you’re never going to get a good night’s sleep, no matter what you do. If you find it takes a... Read More

Winter Duvets 07/12/2017

How to Choose the Right Winter Duvet

Feeling the cold now that winter has arrived? It could be down to your duvet. You need to choose the right winter duvet if you’re going to stay toasty warm and comfortable over the winter months, and there are a few things to consider that you may not have thought of. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of all the things you need to consider about winter duvets before picking one, including a duvet tog guide. The first and most obvious element to consider when choosing winter... Read More