It can get a little confusing when it comes to figuring out whether or not you need a humidifier, a dehumidifier, or an air purifier. The answer to which you need isn’t quite black and white and can be one or the other or even all three depending on several factors. To figure out what you need, it’s best to understand what each one does.
Mould can be just as scary as it sounds. This fungal growth, which can be hiding behind your walls or under your carpet, can cause a myriad of health issues in otherwise healthy people and even prove catastrophic for those with certain illnesses or an allergy to mould.
Humidity, or a lack thereof, can wreak havoc on allergies and breathing. Humidity refers to the water vapour in the air and has been linked to allergies and respiratory infections. Air with higher humidity levels can help relieve discomfort caused by symptoms such as dry mouth and throat, sinus inflammation, nasal congestion and irritation. This is especially the case during the winter months.
Want to get a good night’s rest? For those with allergies it may seem impossible, but there are things that you can do help manage your allergies and sleep better.
Think you keep a spotless home? Think again. Try as you might to keep your home free of dust by vacuuming and cleaning, dust still fills the air of the homes of even the most diligent cleaners. A great way to test this theory is to look around your home on a sunny day. If you look closely, you’ll likely be able to see dust in the air where the light streams in through a window. Chances are that you’ve also probably noticed dust on newly dusted surfaces too, leaving you wondering how that could possibly be. Well, that’s dust that’s in the air of your home, settling on your furniture and floors.
Infants are swaddled in the hospital because it helps reduce the shock of life outside the safe warmth of the mother’s womb. That’s why swaddling is so often encouraged at earlier ages. Today, every mother receives a lesson on swaddling before they leave the hospital.
If you’ve travelled by plane for more than a few hours, you’re probably one of the more than 90% of all air travellers who have suffered the effects of jet lag. Business travellers find they underperform for the first day or two after travel. Vacationers complain they don’t feel up to enjoying the sights for at least a day while their bodies recover.
Sleep masks are used at home, in a hotel, or while travelling as a passenger in a car, train, or airplane to block out either natural light (sunlight) or artificial light. Night shifters use them to sleep during the day and patients in hospitals use them to block out light emitting from the hallway. Others use them simply to relax or meditate or block the light when their partner is reading in bed.
Did you know that temperature can have a profound impact on your ability to get a good night’s sleep? It’s true. If you’re too hot, it becomes difficult to have a quality sleep experience. Don’t take our word for it though. The New York Times reports on a study finding that the ideal temperature for sleeping is between 15.5 and 20 degrees Celsius.
Do you have to change your pillow every few months because it loses its shape? Do you have trouble finding the “perfect” pillow that helps you get a good night’s sleep? Do you wonder if the pillow you’re using might be a hotbed of mites and microbes? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it’s time to listen up.
Your pillow is one of the most important cogs in the machinery that makes for a good night’s sleep. Since one out of three people report regular problems with insomnia, it is clear that most of the pillows out there aren’t working.
Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? If so, you’re not alone. As many as 33 percent of people living in Australia are having the same problem. And in other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, less than half the respondents in a National Sleep Foundation poll were getting a good night’s sleep.
In an age of information overload, we are bombarded daily with oodles of data that bog down our body and brains, as we try to catch up with every bit of information that shows up by cutting on our sleep time. 30 percent or 40.6 million of American adults are sleeping six hours or less on a daily basis. You might be one of them!
Here are 7 ways lack of sleep is ruining your productivity and health:
Insomnia is a common problem that affects many adults at least once in their lifetime. Though many sufferers tend to reach for expensive prescription medications, the natural solution for sleeplessness may be as simple as eating a handful of nuts with a glass of milk according to scientists from Pennsylvania University in the United States.
Seven common sleeping problems and their solutions - including: - You can't fall asleep - You wake up in the middle of the night - Your bladder wakes you up - You have PMS symptoms or are menopausal - You're taking medication - You have Sunday night insomnia - You're truly a night owl For full article [...]
Some good advice on some common questions about sleep with some sound advice including: - Keeping wake up times consistent as possible. - Foods that help you stay awake - Avoiding exercise immediately before going to bed - Alcohol disupting sleep To read the article click on the following link ->"Sleep myths put to rest"
Biology and lifestyle have a big impact on how much women sleep, and it is further impacted by women not giving sleep a high enough priority. People don't understand that "sleep is a biological need," says Dr Jeffrey Barasch, director of The Valley Hospital Sleep Centre in Ridgewood, New Jersey. But without it, he says, "everything [...]
With daylight saving ending you might think that you are going to get another hours sleep. However experts say that is not necessarily the case as our internal body clock will wake us up at the usual time. They suggest that we need to reset our body clock which is not as easy as just [...]
This is a fun article with some suprising statistics that were compiled as an adjunct to The National Sleep Research Project. Some interesting facts: Dreams were once thought to only occur during REM sleep - however they can occur to a lesser extend in non-REM sleep phases REM Sleep occurs in bursts for about a total of 2hrs [...]
Following the success of the NightWave in US, Canada, Japan, South Africa, UK, France and Germany - Sleep Solutions is proud to offer this effective sleep aid in Australia and New Zealand. If you can't get to sleep or are having trouble falling asleep - the NightWave may be just what you are looking for. [...]