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Are You Enduring The Endless Struggle Of Separating Your Child From Gadgets?



Or does it give you a much-needed break by allowing the distraction? Nowadays, we spend most of our free time glued to the screens of mobile phones, tablets or other such gadgets. It appears as though we are depending on gadgets to not only make our lives comfortable but also fulfil our emotional needs. 

Benefits Of Drinking Water Before Bed



There are numerous benefits of drinking water, from keeping healthy and hydrated to clearing up acne. You may already be getting some of these benefits without even knowing it. Water contains many valuable minerals and nutrients that your body needs to function properly. Drinking water before bedtime is one of the best ways to help your body store those nutrients and minerals you need to stay healthy and strong.

How Reading Before Bed Improves Sleep Quality



Now, this is no thumb suck as a reason for writing another blog. There’s merit to reading at night before bedtime. We have put together a little list or reasons for getting into this habit, or, if you already are in the habit, it just confirms why you’re so smart!

Just be aware however of the content you’re reading, as it could affect your sleep quality based on how stimulated your mind becomes from reading. As for some of us here at Mattress King who enjoys reading at night, we prefer an easier read, like a romantic novel for example. As cheesy as that may sound, we figured we would prefer to fall asleep to the ideal of the story rather than the mystery of a murder in an epic horror story. 

Top 5 Foods To Avoid Before Bed Time



In previous articles written here on the Mattress King websitesite, we have discussed various reasons why certain people struggle to enjoy a good night’s sleep. There are many reasons; some being medical which we don’t delve much into as it’s not our expertise, and really you should consult your doctor. However, there are other influences that affect our sleep which we can figure out ways to improve.

Where In The World Did Waterbeds Go?



You may remember if you’re old enough, what waterbeds were like. We are reminded of a story told by one of our customers. One time he remembered showing off to a girl that he would “pop” a water bed with his butterfly knife. He whipped it out of his pocket and proceeded to flick it about, demonstrating his incomprehensible skill of knife handling, and then pretended to poke a hole in the bed. However, his showing-off went a step too far and resulted in actually poking a hole in the bed, resulting in a spray that soaked the ceiling and the floor alike, and in a panic trying to stop this flow that resembled the Midmar Dam busting at the seam after a summer afternoon downpour!

How To Effectively Use Wood In The Bedroom



What are the warmest finishes for interiors? Well, we think wood wins the prize in this department. Wood can take on the form of many characteristics, such as raw finishes, original beams and solid furniture made either look well-kept or worn – the latter seeming to take preference for most wood enthusiasts. 

Be it contemporary wood versus country-style, there are more unusual ways to introduce these characteristics to embody your own personality in the bedroom.

We have decided to put together a few ideas that could get your creative juices flowing towards a more nature-based effect in your own space.

Experience a True French Love Story With a Différence



Being in the bed business for 26 years, every now and then we are introduced to something quite unique. Now granted the beds we sell are all of top quality and designed to match your body type and budget, however today we would like to talk about a particular love story that we have fallen in love with.

You know how words spoken in French just seem to sound so much more beautiful, this love story certainly has that je ne sais quoi. If you don’t know what that means, simply put, it is something unique yet difficult to find the perfect description. 

Creating an effective bed time ritual for your kids



Do you struggle to get your child to go to sleep when you say so? We know what that’s all about, as most of us are parents ourselves! Being a parent comes with a huge amount of responsibility and with that requires patience, tolerance and the knack for finding a routine that works best for you and your child. 

We figured we would talk a bit about this topic, as it’s every parents' challenge to get their child to go to bed without their pleading and begging to give the dog just one last kiss, or go get another sip of water, or even still, play one more level of their game. 

Easy Ways to Fit a Duvet Cover Over Your Comforter



Do you find it hard to fit your comforter inside your duvet cover?  We know the pain! After all, we are bed experts, not duvet cover experts. But in light of that, we figured it would be useful to share some simple tips to getting a duvet cover over your comforter before you give in and resort to using a sleeping bag instead. After all, this is your bedroom, not a campsite! We tried it and it works!

Being able to get your comforter to lie flat corner to corner in your duvet cover is a task in itself and often never comes out looking like a hotel bed. But with these tips, we are about to share with you and a little practice you will be able to do it with your eyes closed and a smile on your face – depending on what you’re envisioning, of course!

What Is Sleep Meditation Music?



Do you struggle to fall asleep? Does your mind suddenly wake up when your head hits the pillow? You are probably one of those people who have done all the right things to make sure you get the best night’s sleep - For example buying a new bed that is better suited for your posture (and if you haven’t, please be sure to pop in for a free assessment with the use of our Sleep Laboratory.


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