How To Clean & Protect Your Mattress

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Everyone knows that washing sheets and linens is an important chore to stay on top of. And really, is there anything that feels as good as crawling into bed with freshly laundered sheets? But what about what’s under your sheets? How often do you clean your mattress? If the answer is “not often,” or, let’s be completely honest, “never,” don’t … Read More

How To: Make Your Mattress Last Longer

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It would be nice if things could last forever. But alas, most things need replacing after some time. For mattresses, they should be replaced somewhere between eight to ten years. Around the decade mark, you’ll probably find that your mattress has begun to break down and sag, perhaps it’s taken on some odours, has stains, or is in a general … Read More

How To Keep Cool While You Sleep

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Summer on Vancouver Island keeps teasing us. We’ve had some warm weather in Parksville and Nanaimo that feels like it’s here to stay, followed by overcast days that remind us that it’s still spring. But summer is going to officially be here soon, and that means making sure your sleep situation is ready to handle the change in temperature. If … Read More

Sleeping & Overeating: Are they linked?

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Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep has many health benefits, but what are the risks or effects of a lack of sleep? According to recent studies, besides being irritable, unable to focus and simply tired, scientists have also found a link between undersleeping and overeating. And it’s not just overeating. That might not be so bad if being sleep … Read More

Strange Sleep Facts

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Sleep is one of the most fascinating and well studied phenomena out there. While we all know that we need sleep, there are certain things about sleep that remain a mystery. Like why, exactly, do we dream? And why do some animals require more sleep than others? Many scientists have conducted studies into sleep to discover things like what happens … Read More

The Best Mattress for Back Pain

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We all know that we need to take good care of ourselves, especially as we get older. We’re familiar with the familiar signs of aging — aching joints, stiff arms and legs, and, of course, a sore back. And we’re told by multiple sources all the ways we should be taking care of ourselves: making sure we have a good … Read More

Tips To Stop Snoring

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There might not be anything better in the world than a good night’s sleep. But waking up feeling refreshed and energized for the day ahead is not a luxury that everyone has. Many people suffer from sleep disorders and insomnia, and if you sleep with a partner who has sleep problems, you might find yourself suffering, too. One of the … Read More

Why Do We Use Plywood In Our Cabinet Beds

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When it comes to beds, everyone has their personal preferences. Some people need a large surface area to roll around on while others sleep like a log in one spot and hardly move throughout the night. There are those who have the space for a king sized mattress in their bedrooms while others search for ways to have a mattress … Read More