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Making an eco-friendly bed

The recent bushfires in Australia have heightened global concerns about climate change and the future sustainability of our planet. An eco-friendly bed will not only help the planet, but the natural and organic materials used in its construction will ensure years of...

Are you a hot sleeper?

Some people are hot sleepers. A hot sleeper is someone who consistently feels warm during the night.  They will often wake up feeling their body temperature is too high. This can lead to sleep deprivation and feeling tired during the day, unless the situation is...

How a good night’s sleep can help you lose weight

Quality sleep, along with proper eating habits and exercise, is an important part of maintaining a healthy body weight. Numerous studies have found that poor sleep is associated with weight gain and a higher likelihood of obesity in both adults and children. This is...

A short history of the bed

The construction of beds has evolved dramatically over the centuries. The modern bed comes from a long history of innovation and technical refinement.  Early beds were little more than piles of leaves and straw mounded into a depression in the ground with animal skins...

Four signs you need a new mattress

Your mattress is an essential element of having a good night sleep. If your mattress is starting to wear out – it’s sagging in places or there are some uncomfortable lumps – you will start experiencing less comfort and support while sleeping. Depending on the type of...

Creating the perfect bedroom

Your bedroom should be an oasis. A place where you can relax and forget about the cares and stresses of the day-to-day world. It’s about creating an environment that’s conducive to quality and rejuvenating sleep. Each person’s oasis will be different, but there are...

Why a latex mattress is a natural choice!

Latex or natural latex is rubber produced from sap extracted from trees. The most common commercial source of latex comes from the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), a member of the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Latex has many properties that make it highly...

What is the best sleeping posture?

According to Dr Della Buttigieg, a leading osteopath researcher and practitioner, the answer is  - which ever position you choose and feels comfortable. Unless you have some form of condition or illness affecting your bones or connecting tissue, it doesn’t really...

How a good night’s sleep can reduce migraines

A good’s night sleep is particularly important for people who suffer migraines or chronic headaches. It’s generally known that lack of sleep can contribute to migraines. Too much sleep, however can also be a trigger. Dr Della Buttigieg from Melbourne Osteohealth,...

Preventing dust-mites from disturbing your sleep

Dust mites are tiny eight-legged creatures that feed on flakes of shed human skin. They are practically impossible to see with the naked eye. The most common type of dust mite found in Australian homes is Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, which tends to prefer coastal...