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HOW TO FIX ALL YOUR SLEEP PROBLEMS WITH SCIENCE

HOW TO FIX ALL YOUR SLEEP PROBLEMS WITH SCIENCE

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep.
A myriad of distractions are constantly in cahoots to keep you from getting enough shut-eye.

We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but according to a regional survey showed that New Zealand got only 6.4 hours of sleep on average.

Sleep can provide incredible health benefits — from helping us lose weight to improving our memories, and even making us happier.

So when you’re lying in bed with one of these nine common sleep problems, here’s what the science says you should do:

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Guide: What To Look For When Buying A Bed Frame

Guide: What To Look For When Buying A Bed Frame

Let’s assume that you now have a mattress that works for all bed bases. The next step would be buying a bed frame. While seemingly an easy task for some, most people would shrug it off and say it’s nothing but decoration for the bed.
We beg to differ – your bed frame is a decision just as important.

Slats

One of the most important factors about a bed frame is what is unseen: the slats. Although unseen once the mattress is on top, the slats can literally be a make or break decision. The wider the distance between the slats, the greater the chance of wearing and tearing the mattress. It shouldn’t be wider than 6.4 centimetres or 2.5 inches apart.
There are two common types of slats: sprung and flat slats. Sprung slats have curved wooden slats within the frame that gives a natural bounce to adjust to your profile. The thicker the sprung slats are, the firmer the base is. Beware of cheap sprung slats – these may not support your weight causing breakage to the slats and tears to the mattress. On the other hand, flat wooden slats are relatively cheaper if you’re on a tight budget. They can still provide firm support – don’t worry.

How much space have you got?

Have a look at your room. Think of all the items that will go in it.
External or internal wardrobe? Dressing Table? Coat Hanger? Shoe storage? Bag storage? Television and television stand? Dresser? Bedside table? Figure out roughly the size of each of these products. If you were to put all the products you need against the walls, and have half a metre of walk space between your bed and those products, how much space can you afford for the bed?

Do you climb on, or jump?

The purpose of a bed base is to raise the mattress’ height, making it easier to comfortably climb in and out of bed. Some factors to consider are your height, the height of the mattress and bed base combined, comfort, age, and even health condition. You wouldn’t want too low a bed if you suffer from arthritis in the same way as you wouldn’t go for a high bed and struggle every night trying to get on it.
In general, it greatly depends on how tall or short you are. The average knee height plays between 40-61 cm from the floor, so you need to choose a bed base where you can lay your feet firmly on the ground and push against it to stand up easily.
Sit on the edge of your mattress or bed. If your knees are higher than your hips, it's too low. If your knees are lower than your hips, then it might be too high. Once you find a level where they are more or less equal, that's the ideal bed height for you.

Style and Material

While style is very personal, here’s a list of questions to guide you when choosing a bed base:
  • What colour is your wall?
  • What is the theme of your bedroom, and of your house?
  • What colour is the rest of your furniture?
  • Will it match the carpet, tiles, or timber flooring?
  • What is the environmental impact of the materials used?
  • Can it be recycled?
  • Are you after wood, metal, plastic, leather or faux leather?
  • Is the bed going to be exposed to a lot of light resulting in some materials to fade in colour over time?
  • How easy will it be to clean?

Does it come in flat-pack?

You need to consider whether you (or the person you hire) will be able to get it up the stairs, and through the door. Best bet is to buy a bed frame that comes in a flat pack for easy delivery and movement until it’s assembled in your bedroom. Check the dimensions of the box to ensure it will fit in your doorway, and the width of your hallways.

Lastly, act your wage

While you might have gone through your latest Vogue subscription and fell in love with a mahogany bed frame, forking over $5,000 isn't within your budget. Be practical with the amount you’re going to spend. That mahogany bed frame might be the most beautiful accentuating piece for your bedroom, but it won’t look as nice when it’s the only item in your house because you wasted a few months to purchase it.
There’s nothing wrong with having a budget. Remember that the money you spend on the bed frame is money that isn’t going to other necessities like your groceries. Know your financial limit and stick to it. Statistically, you’ll be spending a third of your life in bed, so it’s good to invest some money in a good bed frame that will last over the years. Roughly, people spend around the $1000 mark.
A bed base is so much more than just a decoration; there are so many factors to consider just buying one. At the end of the day, ask yourself what your priority is with your bed – if it’s for style, comfort, support, or even all of them. That’ll help you narrow down the list. Continue reading

Capacity : Storage Space Under Your Bed

Capacity : Storage Space Under Your Bed

Koeler Storage Bed Frame

Imagine the storage space of a Chest of 4 Drawers under your bed. It is designed with 4 deep drawers and 2 built-in bedside units, making it perfect for keeping your bedroom essentials organised and neatly tucked away. The bed is made of solid America white oak for the structure parts, and engineer wood with oak veneer for the panels. The drawers are on full extension ball-bearing heavy duty metal runner which give you a feel of smoothness and quiet when using the drawers.

 

 

Features

- Spacey 4 drawers and 2 built-in bedside cabinet
- Full extension ball-bearing metal runner for the drawers 

Available in Double, Queen, & King

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Norwish + Nordico Bedroom Collection

Norwish + Nordico Bedroom Collection

Norwish Bed Frame

Simplicity is the key to Scandinavian style which lead us to design a simple yet elegant Norwish bed. The bed is made of 30mm solid oak for the headboard, footboard and side rail with chunky oak leg 70mm x 70mm for supporting the bed. Hence, with the simplicity and solid oak, we can proudly say that Norwish bed will stand the text of time in term of style and durability.

Available in Double, Queen, King, & Super King

Nordico Chest Collection

Nordico is a fashionable range that features an eclectic blend of shapes and forms, taking inspiration from sophisticated mid-century styling through hints of both retro and Scandinavian design. Crafted from a combination of oak veneers and sculpted solid oak legs, the Nordico range is characterized by its striking beauty. Attention to detail such as feature handles and engineered mitre joints all contribute to the quality of this range.

Link: Sidetable, 4-Drawer Chest, 6-Drawer Dresser

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