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May 16, 2012

Silk Sheets by Manito

Filed under: bedding — Tags: , , — OLBS @ 10:41 am

Looking for high quality silk sheets? These Manito 22mm (22 momme pronounced “mummy”) silk sheets are as good as it gets. When it comes to shopping for silk you “do” get what you pay for, don’t be fooled by cheap imitation silk or very low weight silk or blended silk advertised as pure silk. The higher the momme number the heavier the fabric and the more silk used to produce that fabric. Look for 100 percent mulberry silk, mulberry silk is produced by silkworms that are raised in captivity under exacting conditions and fed a diet exclusively of mulberry leaves. Mulberry silk is also the most expensive and highest quality type of silk on the market. When shopping online for silk sheets it is very important that you make your purchase from a company that is reputable and that is reachable and available by phone to  answer any questions you may have pertaining to the quality of the silk sheets you are considering purchasing.




November 21, 2011

Silk Pillowcases Make a Great Holiday Gift For Women

Looking for a great holiday gift for a spouse or that special someone in your life?  We have found it at BeyondBeds.com!  These 100% silk pillowcases are made with the highest quality silk on the market today, and are sure to be loved by all!   Silk feels wonderful on your face is and beneficial to your hair. Available in 8 lovely colors,  each pillowcase is beautifully packaged in its own box. Gift wrapping is available for an additional $4.00, with free shipping.

September 10, 2010

Why BeyondBeds.com Sell Only One Side Sleeping Pillow

You may notice that the selection of products on BeyondBeds.com is not as extensive as most other online stores. And they are happy to tell you that this is fully on purpose. Here’s what they have to say. “Through our own testing and our customers’ feedback, we try to zero in on the best products in their class. After all, why should we sell anything that we think is an inferior product? We want you to know that we test and use most of our products ourselves – and if we don’t think highly of them, then we won’t sell them! “ For example, let’s say you’re a side sleeper who’s looking for a side sleeper pillow. They only sell one such pillow – the  SleepRight® Memory Foam Pillow because it has four superior features.  more…

Side Sleeper Pillow

It’s especially designed to reduce head, neck, and jaw tension and improve spinal alignment between the neck and back. It’s made from premium Visco elastic memory foam, so it automatically conforms to a custom fit. Its unique Left and Right Airway System helps reduce snoring and improve sleep quality. The SleepRight® Memory Foam Pillow is available in three heights (3”, 4” and 5”) because one size does not fit all. Which size is best for you? It depends on your mattress and your height– and if you give them a call, someone will  be happy to let you know – but there point is simple “we don’t feel the need to sell any other brand of side sleeping pillow, because we believe that we’re offering you the best! “


November 20, 2009

Rachael Ray talks about bed bugs on her show

Filed under: Bed Bugs — Tags: , , , — OLBS @ 12:35 pm

Bed Bugs  don’t discriminate. Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz both recently talked bed bugs on their show. They have been found in the finest hotels and celebrity homes. It has nothing to do with how clean you are.  The first sign you have them in your home, is bites usually in clusters on your body, that may itch. Don’t panic!  Although a nuisance,  there is help in ridding yourself of this problem.

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June 5, 2009

New – Cooling Therapy for Migraine Sufferers from Chillow

Filed under: pillows — Tags: , , , — OLBS @ 1:20 pm

By: Blink PR

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

People are more likely to visit A & E with migraines if the outside temperature is above normal, according to Harvard research published 10 March 2009 in Neurology*, which may explain why more and more severe headache sufferers seek the cooling therapy of the Chillow migraine therapypriced £ 24.95 + p&p).The Chillow provides the natural and time-honoured cold therapy** used to treat dull, moderate and severe headaches like migraine.

The Chillow 2cm thick cooling pad brings soothing relief by taking heat away from the head and dissipating it into the air. The cooling effect helps to reduce body temperature, relax tense muscles and provide wonderful relief.Jamie Hanley from Slough who suffers from constant migraine headaches and insomnia has found Chillow to be his ‘lifesaver’. “I had a brain disease that nearly killed me,” he says. “If I couldn’t cool my head down, I would be in a very bad way. I reach for the Chillow as soon as I start to feel warm, which is usually a sign of a headache coming on.

It is so soothing that I often feel euphoric when I use it.”Like many great inventions, the Chillow is remarkably simple. It works on the principle that water conducts heat away from the body 25 times faster than air – which is why people feel cold when they come out of a swimming pool. It is activated just once by filling it with ordinary tap water.

Once filled, the patented internal core fully absorbs the water to take heat away from the body in the same way that a car radiator keeps an engine cool.Additionally, the Chillow is totally natural. It works without power, chemicals or refrigeration and after use quickly returns room temperature, usually 10 to 20°C below body temperature.Unlike gel-pads (which have to be pre-frozen) the Chillow is always ready for use and is soft not hard, dry not wet, cool not cold.The Chillow costs £24.95 + P&P and comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee.

It is available directly from Soothsoft Ltd on 08700 117174 or www.chillow.co.uk.

Notes to journalists:

There are three products in the Chillow range. The original Chillow (£24.95 + £2.95p&p) is perfect for use on a pillow or cushion. It is single-sided, with a wipe-clean medical-grade hypoallergenic upper surface and a soft flock backing. Chillow Plus is a doubled-sided personal cooling pad that uses the same Soothsoft technology as the Original Chillow.

A new hydro-soothe membrane on the back allows double-sided cooling, while the improved inner core improves heat dissipation. It also comes with optional rubber pads and Velcro fixings, so that you may customize your Chillow Plus to use as a wrap for bruised or damaged limbs, allowing the cooling effect to soothe the affected area. Price £39.95 + £2.95p&p. The Mini Chillow is ideal for all uses and great for children.As well as being an instant soother for colds, flu and headaches, it can also be kept in the fridge as a first aid compress to soothe bumps, burns and grazes. The Mini Chillow costs £19.95 plus £2.95 p&p.Chillow products are available from Soothsoft Ltd, tel. 08700 117174 or www.chillow.co.uk – all with a 30-day no-quibble money-back guarantee.

October 8, 2008

Latex Mattresses

Filed under: latex — Tags: , — OLBS @ 6:25 am

Many people do not realize that pure latex is a natural product derived from the rubber tree. Although latex has been around for many years,

its usage has commonly been associated with gloves, condoms and other sanitary items that are sometimes manufactured with the use of chemicals and other synthetic materials. Latex allergies may in fact be provoked, not by the natural latex itself, but by the synthetic elements used in the manufacturing process, which may contain allergens and irritants. With the growing trend towards eco-friendly and environmentally biodegradable products, 100% natural latex mattresses are hypoallergenic, comfortable and resilient and of

September 25, 2008

Chili Pad Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad

MOORESVILLE, NC – With the introduction of Chili Pad™ , T2 International continues their success in bringing innovation to the way people live their lives. ChiliPad™ is a revolutionary product that allows total sleep comfort throughout every season. Not only does it guarantee comfort while getting one’s rest, but this innovative pad is based on Thermoelectric Technology and has never been put to use like this before.

Chili Pad™ allows one side of the bed to be cooled or warmed to a desired temperature, while the other can be adjusted to achieve another temperature. If your sleep partner likes it cool at night, that desired comfort level can be dialed in for them. If you like it a bit warmer; then set that temperature and crawl in for a great – and comfortable – night’s rest.

Available to the mattress and consumer bedding markets, ChiliPad™ couldn’t come at a better time. With the American population living longer, temperature regulation has been one critical element absent from our sleep experience. Well, not any more!

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Chili Pad™ allows consumers to adjust the mattress thermostat to their desired temperature – on their side of the bed. No more fighting over which temperature to set on the house thermostat or how many blankets to put, or not put, on the bed.

And, the best part about the Chili Pad™ is it can be used 12 months out of the year. No more electric blankets to take off in spring and put into storage. Chili Pad™ can also keep you cool in the summer and warm you up as winter starts to creep its way into the calendar year.

The temperature control system allows adjustments to be made with dual remote control units. It can heat up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and cool to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The mattress pad is designed to fit standard bed sizes with silicone circulation coils running throughout the surface to create the perfect temperature you desire. The Chili Pad™ control system operates at less than 45 decibels of sound and fits under the standard metal frame bed of 5.5”. Available in dual climate zones, the quick-connect tubing system allows for a speedy set-up and adjustment.

December 10, 2007

Overcoming Insomnia

Research shows that approximately 15% of all adults consider themselves to be chronic insomniacs, and 50% of the population find it difficult to fall or stay asleep at some point during any given year. We may spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, but what percentage of that time is actually devoted to replenishing our bodies and minds with the kind of restful, rejuvenating sleep that we need for optimal health?

Chronic insomnia is defined medically, as poor sleep quality 3 or more nights per week, that has been present for one month or longer and diminishes the quality of daytime activities. Sleep problems tend to be more prevalent among women and the elderly, and are often considered (wrongly) to be just another characteristic of the aging process.

Sleeping well is a necessary component of healthy living. Adaquate sleep is essential for animals and human beings to regulate body temperature, insure proper brain-wave activity and hormone production, insure proper cell regeneration and all the other activities linked to the daily biological, cycle. Insomnia is often linked to phyical pain, mood disorders and psychoses, and in severe cases, it can contribute to suicidal thoughts and impulses. Sleep problems may be symptomatic of medical conditions such as RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome), Sleep Apnea or other breathing-obstructive conditions, so please see a doctor first to determine if your insomnia has a purely medical cause. If you are regularly taking one or more prescription medications for other conditions, check with your physician also to determine if these may be interfering with your ability to sleep soundly.

Although many people choose to treat their insomnia with over the counter or prescription medications, there are natural, behavioral ways to improve the quality of your sleep that are less expensive, more healthy, and available to everyone. Sleep researchers agree that maintaining the following routines are extremely helpful in optimizing the quality of your sleep:

· Establish regular sleep habits, especially in regard to your rising time. Try waking up and going to bed at the same time each night for at least six weeks.

· To strengthen your natural circadian rhythms, make sure you obtain sufficient sunlight during the day, particularly in the first hour after you rise in the morning.

· If you cannot fall asleep within approximately ten to fifteen minutes, get out of bed, go into another room, and do something relaxing. If you return to bed and still cannot fall asleep, get up and repeat this process as many times as necessary. Lying in bed awake for too long only worsens insomnia. It is important to disassociate yourself from feeling frustrated in bed about your inability to fall asleep or anything else. Worry about your problems in another room and make your bed your stress-free sanctuary.

· Do not watch the clock during the night. Set the alarm, then turn the clock away from you so that you cannot see it.

· Do not read or watch TV in bed during the daytime. Start creating a mind/body association between your bed and only 2 activities—sleeping and romance!

· Make your bedroom and bed as quiet, comfortable and restful as possible. Many people don’t realize how uncomfortable their bed is until they get the opportunity to sleep on a comfortable bed! Perhaps an air bed, that can be adjusted to your preferred firmness level or a memory foam or latex mattress that reduces pressure points is the solution to your problems. Visit a showroom and try out a variety of different mattresses.

· Avoid caffeine and stimulants later than early afternoon. Avoid alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime, and nicotine and large meals within 2 hours of bedtime.

· Exercise during the day, but do not exercise later than 2 hours before bedtime.

· Try winding down and relaxing at least one hour before bedtime. Incorporate deep breathing, imagery or other relaxation techniques into your bedtime rituals.

Sleep restriction therapy is another technique that has proven to improve the sleeping pattern of most insomniacs. This involves restricting the time in bed to only the time that is spent actually sleeping. Begin by recording one week of your sleeping experiences in a diary. Total up the number of hours you have actually slept in a given night and divide that by seven to figure out your nightly sleep average. For the next week, limit your time in bed to only that many hours per night. If you are able to spend at least 85% of that time asleep, than add another 15 minutes to your time in bed during the third week of your experiment. If wake time increases, than decrease your nightly time in bed by 15 minutes each night in the following week. You may find yourself feeling sleepy during the daytime for the first week or two of this trial, but most patients in sleep therapy experiments have reported that this technique results in deeper and more consistent sleep after a few weeks.

November 13, 2007

The Difference Between Organic Cotton and Certified Organic Cotton Bedding

The term “organic” is easily understood when it comes to fruits, grains and vegetables, but what does “organic” really mean when applied to fabrics and textiles?

Conventional cotton growers have historically relied on a liberal dose of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and harmful chemicals, making cotton production second only to corn farming in the amount of hazardous pesticides used worldwide. 25% of international pesticide usage can be traced to non-organic cotton farming. Organic cotton growing was developed in an effort to reduce and eliminate the negative impact of these highly dangerous chemicals on our soil, water and health. But how do you know how organic your cotton bedding really is once the cotton leaves the soil?

Organic cotton farmers utilize natural fertilizers and beneficial insects to safeguard their crops and replenish and maintain soil fertility and biological diversity. After cotton is harvested, however, it undergoes several processes in manufacturing that may or may not be conducted in an entirely chemical-free or hypoallergenic environment. Cotton textiles labeled as organic or natural may nonetheless be produced using an array of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals including formaldehyde, arsenic, and heavy-metal dyes. Some companies that label their cotton products as organic, may in fact be using only a small percentage of organic cotton blended with non-organic cotton (or another fiber) and/or processing their textiles using hazardous materials.

Currently, there is no applicable standard that can be applied internationally to organic products, and standards are applied according to individual markets. There are, however, a few third-party certification organizations have been established to verify that organic cotton manufacturers and growers are employing fair trade standards and utilizing only materials and methods that are permitted in organic production.

The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) is one organization that provides quality assurance in environmentally friendly products, organic agriculture and management systems and inspects and certifies organic products. The Global Organic Textile Standards working group (GOTS) is still finalizing their certification procedures, and IMO is the first certification body approved by the International Working Group on GOTS for certification of this new standard.

Another reliable certifying body, SKAL ECO Sustainable Textiles, based in the Netherlands, was established in 1985 as S.E.C. (Foundation for Inspection of EKO-Quality symbol), and has operated as SKAL since 1992. Crops grown in SKAL certified soil must be pesticide free for at least 3 years to achieve SKAL certification.

Until standards become universal, consumers are advised to read labels carefully, research the companies that advertise their cotton as “organic” and seek certified organic labeling whenever possible to insure that the sheets, pillowcases and bedding that come in contact with their skin, are truly 100% organic.

November 9, 2007

What Makes Bamboo Fiber Fabrics Unique?

The bamboo plant has been utilized for thousands of years in a dizzying array of products, and is now one of the fastest growing natural fibers to find new usage in the burgeoning “green” textile industry. Technically categorized as a grass, some species of bamboo are capable of growing 12 or more inches a day, and reaching up to 90 feet in height. A highly renewable resource that grows naturally without the use of pesticides, all sections of the bamboo plant have usable applications. Bamboo has intrinsic antibacterial properties and the ability to block UV sunlight. These benefits are retained in sheets, pillowcases and bedding made from naturally organic bamboo. Bamboo plants are able to absorb up to three times their weight in water, and bamboo fiber sheets and fabrics similarly “wick’ sweat and moisture up and away from human skin. Lighter, softer and silkier than cotton, natural bamboo sheets and fabrics are biodegradable, thus like the plant itself, entirely eco-friendly and beneficial to both people and the environment. The natural softness and sheen of bamboo fabrics is comparable to fine cashmere and the fiber itself has a round and smooth surface that is unlikely to irritate the skin or cause allergic reactions. A very hearty plant that grows in a variety of climates, bamboo fiber fabrics are likewise durable and resilient and will retain their antibacterial and UV-ray blocking attributes after repeated launderings. A win-win situation for manufacturers, indigenous growers, and international consumers, bamboo fiber sheets, pillowcases, bedding and fabrics are gaining in usage and popularity for all the right reasons.

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