beds for snoring
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Separate beds for snoring partners?

Separate beds for snoring partners may be your best bet for a good night's sleep. The sound of snoring It starts in the middle of the night, when the world is quiet and all is peaceful. Sometimes it starts softly, slowly building to a crashing crescendo.  Other times it begins suddenly at full throttle.  There could be a whistling, or a grunting, or a buzzing.  Then there is the snort followed by the holding, holding, holding of breath, till finally a new deep breath, and the cycle starts over. If your partner snores...

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best beds for runners
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Best beds for runners?

I thought it's a good time to talk about the best beds for runners as today is the 94th Comrades Marathon.  As we speak 25 000 runners are making their way from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in one of the world's most epic races. One of the most important things for a runner is getting a good night's sleep.  Sleep is when the body restores and repairs itself.  Without proper sleep the body becomes fatigued and doesn't function as it should. You don't have to be an ultra-marathon competitor though.  Even if...

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Who accepts beds as donations
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Who accepts beds as donations? We Can Help.

We are often asked who accepts beds as donations, and the easy answer is "We do!" When you buy a new bed you are faced with the problem of how to remove your old bed.  If the bed is still in great condition you may move it to a guest room or another bedroom in the house. If you have nowhere for it to go, you can ask us to remove it for you. What happens to your old bed? When our delivery team brings your new bed, they will gladly remove the...

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Firm Mattress for Back Pain
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Firm Mattress for Back Pain?

Do you think you need a firm mattress for back pain?  A commonly held belief is that a harder mattress is better for your back. This is not actually true. Read more about this here. Why not a firm mattress for back pain? A too firm bed could be putting pressure on key points of your body thereby actually creating pain.  The curves of your body require some give so that they spine can rest naturally.  When the mattress presses against key points of the body it puts your body out of...

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Are all beds the same length
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Are all beds the same length?

We are often asked are all beds the same length? The short answer is "No!" Here is an explanation. What length of beds do you get? You will commonly find two lengths of beds.  These are Standard Length and Extra Length.  Extra Length is frequently written as XL and this is how suppliers and salespeople refer to this size. When you see the abbreviation XL on either a bed or linen, this is what it means. A Standard Length bed is 188cm long and an XL bed is 200cm. Does it make a...

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Can't sleep at night
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Can’t Sleep At Night?

It is common to hear people say they can't sleep at night.  The problem is on the rise.  More and more people are not getting enough sleep, and it is damaging to their long-term health. Why is it a problem? Sleep is a vital process for the body.  It is the time when it renews and regenerates.  For example when sleeping, the body repairs heart and blood vessels.  With insufficient sleep  you increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease and stroke. According to Doctor Steven Novella, people...

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How to clean a mattress
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How to clean a mattress

Knowing how to clean a mattress will help to keep yours fresh and hygienic. There are a few simple things to do to keep yours in tip top condition. Prevention is better than cure It is always easier to prevent a mattress from getting dirty or stained in the first place, than it is to clean it afterwards.  For this reason it is very important to have a mattress protector. Modern mattress protectors have a waterproof layer bonded onto the fabric.  This makes the cover waterproof, but it's not like the plastic...

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sleep better if you work night shift
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How to sleep better if you work night shift

It is important to find ways to sleep better if you work night shift. Working night shift interferes with the natural rhythm of the body. Our bodies follow a daily cycle in response to the amount of light and darkness we experience. This is a biological cycle which governs our physical, mental and emotional function. We interrupt this cycle when we perform shift work. It is not as simple as sleeping during the day and staying awake all night. Our bodies are not programmed in this way. Night shift work can have...

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Bed Sizes
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Bed Sizes Explained

We are often asked about bed sizes so we have put together a quick explanation. There are two things to consider when speaking about sizes- that is the width of the bed, and the length. Common Bed sizes: Width Beds come in the following widths: King - 183cm Queen - 152cm Double - 137cm 3/4 - 107cm Single - 91cm Bed sizes: Length Beds come in the following lengths: Standard - 188cm Extra - 200cm What does this mean? Beds are available in the different widths, in either standard or extra length.  For example you can have a King size bed in standard...

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Better Sleep
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Autumn (and better sleep) is here

South Africa is synonymous with sunshine and outdoor living. As the days get colder, and the sun sets earlier, many people start to lament the end of summer. One of the best things about winter coming for many however is the prospect of better sleep. There are a number of plusses with the winter months. There are fewer mosquitos, for one. It is a time for cooking soups and stews and warm nourishing food. The nights are cool and dark, and it makes for a better sleep. Sunny South Africa In South...

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