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Guest Bedroom Essentials

Whether you'd like to make the most out of a spare room, or simply find you need to create a welcoming space for friends and family to relax in whenever they stay over, a guest bedroom can be a lovely addition to any home. But unlike a normal bedroom, a guest bedroom needs to be two things: comfortable and practical. Not only do you need make a cosy environment for your visitors to rest their heads, you'll also need to ensure you can get the most out of the space when they're not around. Below, ...

How Long Should You Nap For?

Everyone’s sleeping habits are different, and while some people feel wide awake all day until it’s time to go to bed, others benefit from a little catch-up nap – usually in the afternoon. Having a quick snooze can boost your alertness, relieve stress and make you more productive for the rest of the day. Humans are unusual among mammals in that we tend to do all our sleeping in one long, sustained period – most of our furry cousins in the animal kingdom enjoy a mixture of short naps and l...

Bedtime Wake Up Calls

You snooze, you lose! Or so the saying goes. Yet Brits don’t seem to be put off by that at all, with our latest research revealing that the average snoozing time on a morning is 30 minutes. We looked into the snoozing habits of the nation and uncovered a host of interesting statistics. Did you know Northern cities are the most frequent sleepwalkers? We even found out that teachers are the most likely to hit someone while asleep. Doctors were the most likely to sleep in on a morning (86%), wh...

The Perfect Morning Routine

Whether you’re a seasoned snoozer, a pro at lie-ins, or an early-riser extraordinaire, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to waking up on a morning. But did you know how you go about waking up can have a big impact on the rest of your day? Setting a few morning rituals can have you up and running in no time. Here we break down a few habits that might just make your mornings better. Get up! …At the same time each day, that is. While it’s bad news for weekend snoozers, keeping...

The Perfect Bedtime Routine

Sleep – some people love it, some people struggle with it, but it’s something we need as a matter of health, it’s something we often crave (especially on a cold Monday morning), but how can we make sure we actually get enough of it? Turns out, having a bedtime routine could actually help you drift off. That doesn’t mean you have to have a warm bath and be read a bedtime story every night, but incorporating a few night-time rituals can really help you switch off and get into the right fra...

How to Get Your Child to Clean Their Bedroom

UK parents have spent a staggering £43.9 billion ‘kitting out’ their children’s bedrooms. With one child’s room alone worth an estimated £3,165, how do parents make sure their kids are cleaning their room? Most of us can agree that cleaning isn’t the most exciting of tasks, and for kids who aren’t house-proud, seeing the point in tidying can sometimes be hard. Letting their room become a mess isn’t an option though! If you’re struggling to get your child to clean their room, h...

Solving Kids’ Sleeping Problems

Most parents will agree that part of having kids is getting woken up in the middle of the night, or early in the morning! But while a few wake-up calls here and there are perfectly normal, constant sleep problems can quickly become an issue, hurting both you and your child’s sleep. There’s no need to keep suffering and worrying though – here’s everything you need to know about solving sleeping problems for good. They won’t go to bed The only way to get your tot to sleep is to be consi...

How to Transition from a Cot to a Bed

Trying anything new with a child can often be a bit of a challenge. Childhood is often a time when routine is best, and anticipating your child’s reaction to change can sometimes be difficult. Throughout their early years however, there are some changes that are inevitable, one being the transition from a cot to a bed. There’s no predicting how it might go, but here we lay out some handy tips that could just make the change a little easier on you both. Why move to a bed? Children grow at a ...

How Screens Spoil Kids’ Sleep

In the past two decades, we’ve seen an explosion in the number and variety of electronic devices with screens. While this is great for keeping in touch, enjoying entertainment and getting things done, there’s an increasing body of evidence, and plenty of first-hand experience, that says that too much time spent in front of a screen can harm sleep – especially in kids. The scale According to the National Sleep Foundation, some 43% of school-aged children have a TV or computer in their bedr...

How To Get Your Child To Make Their Own Bed

While making a bed isn't difficult, convincing your kids to actually do it certainly is. It's a chore after all, but taking some time to encourage your child to keep things neat and tidy in the morning is certainly rewarding, both for them and for you. Whether you're a parent of a energetic four-year-old or trying to persuade a teen to plump up their pillows before they go to school, it's never too late to help your kids pick up such an important habit. Children will find there are many benefits...

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