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Are Valance Sheets Old Fashioned?

A valance sheet is a decorative sheet border designed to hang down to the floor covering the base of a bed. Valance sheets are typically available in a range of colours and fabrics. Unlike fitted and flat sheets however, your body doesn’t lie on or even touch a valance sheet. For that reason the main consideration when buying is aesthetics, i.e. how it looks.

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Should I Have Plants In My Bedroom?

Having plants in your house is good for so many reasons, there are many proven mental and physical health benefits.  Plants in your house help to improve mood, they create a sense of peace and positivity, which in turn has an impact on your ability to focus. Improved productivity results from an uplifted mood Plants also work to improve your immune system, helping to defend you from seasonal coughs and colds and all sorts of illnesses. Plants spread positive airborne chemicals that support your immune system and help fight stress Plants improve air quality by extracting and filtering out pollutants that you’d otherwise breathe in, they also rebalance humidity by releasing moisture into the atmosphere as well as oxygen The above reasons...

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How Much Sleep Should I Get?

For something we spend a lot of our lives doing, there is a lot we still don't know about sleep. What we do know however is that sleep is important to good mental and physical health. We all know what we feel like when we've either not had enough sleep, or the sleep we have had has not been of a good quality, with lots of restless interruptions throughout the night. We are lethargic and cranky, just getting through the day can be a real struggle. Sleep allows our brains to switch off, clear away the mental debris of the day just gone and get itself ready and organised for the day ahead. There are lots of other health benefits...

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Mattress Toppers Explained

A mattress topper is a layer or pad that lies on top of your mattress to provide extra support and comfort. There a number of reasons why you might use a mattress topper:  A mattress topper can be used to prolong the life of a mattress that has passed its peak. Mattresses, or at least good quality ones, can be expensive, so prolonging their life can be a smart move. A mattress topper can be very effective at protecting the mattress itself from the daily hazards in the life of a mattress, spillages and so on. A mattress topper can be used to radically change the comfort of your bed. If your bed is either too hard, or too soft...

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Linen Vs Cotton Bedsheets

Many people spend a lot of time and effort choosing the right bed, and the right mattress, but don’t give their choice of sheets the same amount of consideration. Not you of course, because you’re here reading this! Sheets are as an important a component of your overall sleep experience as your mattress and we’re not talking about what colour sheets you choose. Common bedding materials include cotton, silk, polyester, bamboo, linen and material blends such as polycotton. Cotton is probably the most common bedding material and it is a great choice. Cotton bedding is available in a dizzying array of types and weaves or treatments. Here we put cotton bedding head to head with linen, look at the pros...

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