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Seeking Successful Slumber

As we head back in to the routine of fall we are given the opportunity to rethink and renew the way we sleep.  Summer is full of adventures and excitement that derail us from our good habits; so, with the return to school schedules and busy weekdays we want to take a moment to discuss the habits that keep us well rested, healthy and energized to tackle each day. Get your full eight:  You never outgrow the adage of 8 hours of sleep for a healthy lifestyle.  In fact, according the National Sleep Foundation, adults over the age of 18 should receive 7-9 hours with school-aged children looking to gain closer to 10.  Work as a family to make sure you’re...

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From Flax to Finish

   As one of the oldest agricultural products in the world, linen has been a pervasive piece in the shaping of the textile industry and influencing cultures worldwide. A RICH AND TENURED HISTORY Cultivated from the flax plant, a hearty annual, linen is ready to be harvested when the stem begins to turn yellow and the seeds turn brown.  The best quality fibers run the length of the stalk into the roots; so, to harvest these ideal fibers, the flax plant is pulled up by the root by hand because machine harvesting is still unable to preserve the root system.  Not only does this allow for the strongest fibers, but also, by doing this farmers prevent the plant sap from leaking out of the cut...

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Choosing the Right Luxury Bedding Sets Online

It’s said that the average person will spend one-third of their life sleeping. Why not spend that time in a comfortable setting? The quality of mattress, pillow, and bedding that you use can quickly turn your night of sound slumber into a tossing and turning terror. With Italian designer bedding, you’ll sleep sweetly through the night and wake refreshed to start a new day. To help you find the right luxury bedding set to lull you softly to sleep, here are a few things to remember. MATERIAL MATTERS: During your bedding search, you’ll come across words like “synthetic” and “Egyptian.” While you may not think that material of your bedding matters, it does. The right material will keep you cool in...

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The Guide to Layering your Bedding

Don't overlook the importance of your bed, even if you and your partner are the only ones who get to see and use it. Your bed after all is the only piece of furniture in your home that has a whole room dedicated to it! No matter how large or elaborate your bedroom may be, the bed itself still holds a prominent and noticeable position in the room. Furthermore, for many of us, the bed is the single piece of furniture we utilize most on a daily basis – sometimes, we are even lucky enough to spend more time in our bed than we do seated in our chair at work. Therefore, we should make sure that our bed is not...

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How to Choose Luxury Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Coverlets

Cotton in general is the most popular sheeting material in the world for many reasons. It has a soft hand that feels even better over time. It’s durable, and can withstand repeated laundering, keeping it looking crisp and fresh. And, it has the natural ability to adjust to body temperature, so the sleeper doesn’t get too warm or cool. Why Is Egyptian Cotton the Best Material for Sheets and Duvets? To understand what makes Egyptian Cotton so special, let’s decode some of the terminology you’ll find during your search for the perfect luxury sheet collection. STAPLE: Refers to the length of an individual strand of cotton fiber in its natural state. Extra-long staple (ELS) cotton is a minimum of 1-3/8” long,...

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