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Family / How To Sleep With Sciatic Pain During Pregnancy by Y4all: 3:07pm On Feb 26
Pregnancy experiences may differ from one woman to the other, while a  majority of expecting mothers will experience some dull, throbbing  aches in the middle of the back or butt, some struggle with the  immense pain of sciatica. Fortunately it is a painful but temporal  condition.

WHAT IS A SCIATICA PAIN?

Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main  symptom is shooting pain that starts in the low back and radiates down  the leg. Sciatica is one of the less common causes of back pain during  pregnancy. Sciatica is more likely to arise during the later stages  when the fetus is large.
Getting a restful, sufficient and restorative sleep is an essential  component of an effective sciatica treatment.  However, if your pain  is severe it can be a challenge to find a comfortable sleep position  and to stay asleep through the night.

CAUSES OF SCIATICA PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

•        Weight gain and increased fluid retention
•        Expanding uterus
•        Your growing and breasts shifts your center of gravity forward
•        Your baby’s head can rest on the sciatic nerve
•        A herniated or slipped disc caused by pressure of your growing uterus
So what can you do to relieve sciatica pain? Here are a few home  remedies you can try to help you deal with the pain:
•        Use a warm compress on the spot where you feel the pain
•        When you can, take a break off your feet.
•        Sleep on your side of the body that is pain-free, even though  the best sleep position for pregnant women is “left side”,  sleep on your right side if you feel pain in your left side.
•        Use a firm mattress with extra support. You could  also place a pillow between your legs to help place the pelvis in  better alignment.
•        Try to avoid sitting for lengthy periods.
•        Stretch, try some pelvic exercises.
•        Try swimming
•        Try to gain pregnancy weight at a steady pace.
•        If the pain is severe, talk to a doctor.
•        While resting on your back, use a leg rest

*Medication for pain and physiotherapy are common treatments.

See also:

https://www.wincofoam.com/best-sleep-position-and-mattress-for-pregnant-women/

https://www.wincofoam.com/why-sleeping-too-much-during-pregnancy-is-risky-for-your-baby/

https://www.wincofoam.com/4-maternity-must-haves-for-pregnant-women/
Family / The Perks Of Buying A Mattress Online by Y4all: 2:38pm On Feb 25
The advent of the corona virus forced the world into hiding, during the height of the pandemic; the world went into a total lockdown as the disease ravaged the earth but in that time, something else happened; there was a sudden spike in the use of internet.

The world might have ground to a halt but that did not mean human activities had to too. There were meetings to be held, products to be bought, movies to watch, you name them; the internet became a safe meeting point for buyers and sellers of commodities and services.

Many consumers are contemplating whether or not it is better to buy a mattress online. For some people, it may be difficult to make such a large purchase without physically being there to do so. Online shopping has taken over the way people buy and sell goods, so purchasing a mattress online has quickly become an option that many people are choosing. The benefits are numerous, from significant financial savings to a better selection of mattress brands, and much more.

For those that are still a little skeptical, here are the top 7 reasons to buy a mattress online.

FLEXIBILITY AND CONVENIENCE

Caught up in all the day to day activities going from shop to shop looking for the right mattress and this might be a hassle and a time consuming venture. Shopping online is easy, convenient and flexible; in that you can do it at any time, in the privacy of your home, in a car, on your phone. With time becoming an expensive commodity day by day, online shopping has helped ease the burden for many tasks like mattress shopping.

MORE INFORMATIVE PURCHASE

When you walk into a mattress store, you are usually dependent on the information the salesperson or brochure provides you which is not the case when you shop online. You can look through different brands and what they offer before narrowing down your choice. Shopping online also gives you access to consumer reviews which give you an insight into what real shoppers say about a specific mattress.

COST CUTTING

Online shopping reduces the overall cost of buying a mattress. Ideally you would have to drive to a mattress store, spend time looking through different brands, then different models before you can make a choice, all these activities cost time and money which shopping online completely eliminates. You can shop whilst on your way to work and then have your mattress delivered straight to your door step.

BETTER RATES

As a way to encourage more people to shop online, many outlets offer a significantly lower price for their products. Some manufacturers offer as much as 50% off their mattresses you would purchase at any physical location.

BETTER SELECTION

Buying online allows you access to a barrage of options, you can peruse a host of mattresses and their various models and do your research on each of them. Even though a retail store might allow you physically test out a mattress, they usually have a limited number of mattresses on display, limiting you to a few brands, sizes or models.

SALES PRESSURE

Don’t you just hate it when you are trying to shop and you have a salesperson rehashing rehearsed lines in your ears, trying to extol the benefits of purchasing a particular product and in the end you make the transactions only to find out the product do not agree with you?

Shopping online completely eliminates that hassle.

PRODUCT COMPARISON

Many e-commerce websites offer you a feature that lets you compare different products in the same category to make it easier for you to make a decision. This would not be possible in a traditional store. Comparison shopping also helps customers pick a mattress faster and as all the information is presented in a compact form.

 See also:

https://www.wincofoam.com/the-ideal-mattress-sizes-for-singles-in-nigeria/

https://www.wincofoam.com/how-to-know-original-winco-foam/

https://www.wincofoam.com/5-best-mattresses-in-nigeria/

https://www.wincofoam.com/the-best-mattress-for-back-pain-winco-orthopedic/

https://www.wincofoam.com/things-to-consider-when-buying-pillows/

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Family / How To Deodorize A Mattress by Y4all: 2:34pm On Feb 24
A mattress is a serious investment, something that you could use for years, so you want to make sure it lasts—and that means learning how to clean a mattress.

Just like the cloth you wear, a mattress can get smelly from repeated use. Unlike your clothing however, you can’t just throw a mattress into the washing machine-too bad!
This can be a problem when you have pets, little children running around, a sweaty sleep partner, a partner who smokes, and/or possibly a child who still bed wets.

While washing bedding may be a part of your weekly chores, mattresses also need some maintenance. You can freshen and deodorize your mattress to prolong its life and keep you healthy.

Any normal adult sweats and sheds dead skin cells during sleep, which gets absorbed by bed sheets and mattresses. Moisture and skin cells provide a perfect environment for dust mites and other allergens to thrive in your bed.

Allergens may cause breathing difficulties, runny nose, sore throat, watery eyes, or skin irritation. This allergen build-up not only impacts your health, but it may also cause a bad odor, increasing the need to freshen and deodorize your mattress.
In this article, we will discuss how to freshen and deodorize your mattress.

How to deodorize your mattress

Vacuum the Mattress
Use the https://www.wincofoam.com/mattress-sanitization/Wincohygene technology to completely eradicate all skin cells and other organic debris that are embedded on your mattress. Using the UV-light technology, the system also destroys all microorganisms that feed on these debris, rendering them impotent and unable to procreate. All these are sucked free from the mattress, making it safe to sleep in again. Note multi-bed facilities like schools and hotels should sanitize their mattresses every three months, whilst homes should do theirs every six months.

Distilled White Vinegar
Instead of resorting to using chemicals, try using an equal mix of water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. Lightly spray the surface of the mattress just enough to dampen it but not so much it becomes saturated. Then let it dry for preferably 18 to 24 hours!

Baking Soda
this is a popular method of removing odor from mattresses. Sprinkle as much as you want and endeavor to spread it evenly across the entire surface of the mattress then let it soak up the smell for a day; if you can open the window to allow direct sunlight hit the mattress. Then vacuum the surface in the evening.

Corn Starch
Cornstarch absorbs body oil, something else that may be making your bed smell. Mix cornstarch with baking soda and scatter it all over your mattress surface. Let the mixture rest on your bed for a day. Then vacuum the mattress surface to pick up the cornstarch-baking soda mixture. It can also be used to absorb urine.

Essentials Oils
Mix 15 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oils with baking soda before sprinkling it over your mattress. Your bed may retain this fresh scent for a few days. We recommend using eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, or lemon oils for a soothing effect.

Clean your Bedding

Wash your bed sheets every 1 to 2 weeks and follow the care instructions for blankets, duvets, and comforters.
For a deeper clean, wash the bed sheets on the highest allowable temperature setting, then tumble dry for at least 30 minutes. This will kill dust mites and other bacteria that may be lurking in your bedding.

Use a Mattress Protector
The best way to protect your mattress is by using a high-quality mattress protector. It’s a cheap, easy to apply method that’s worked for years. Waterproof mattress protectors prevent liquids and stains from reaching the mattress. Plus, buying and maintaining a mattress protector is easier and less expensive than replacing a mattress. Mattress protectors can even extend the life of your mattress.

Finally
regularly cleaning and deodorizing your mattress is key to keeping your sleeping space hygienic and giving you a better night’s sleep. Not only will you extend the life of your current mattress and save yourself some money, but you’ll also improve your health by removing pesky allergens and other bacteria. Now that you know how to deodorize your mattress, check out how you can get rid of bed bugs.

See also:

https://www.wincofoam.com/how-to-prevent-molding-in-mattress/

https://www.wincofoam.com/how-to-clean-your-bedroom-thoroughly-and-efficiently-a-quick-easy-guide/

https://www.wincofoam.com/mattress-sanitization-service-in-nigeria/

https://www.wincofoam.com/how-to-care-for-your-kids-mattress/
Family / Finding The Mattress For Your Infant by Y4all: 5:39pm On Feb 23
Sleep is an essential part of every child’s development, and finding the perfect mattress can help to support his/her growth.

Studies have shown that there is a relationship between adequate sleep, memory, immune system responsiveness and even school performance. Depending on your child's age, they will need between 10 and 14 hours sleep per night. For this reason, it's vital your child's mattress provides a comfortable and supportive night's sleep.

It is important when shopping for the best mattress for your baby, toddler or child, to consider the quality of materials along with the mattress type and level of firmness. Ideally, you’ll want to buy a mattress that your child can grow with for several years.

Your child's mattress should:

Encourage healthy posture
Support their changing size
Provide a clean and healthy night's sleep

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Select the right size

Choosing which mattress to buy will depend on your child’s age, size and the length of time you plan for your child to use the mattress.

Cot bed 60 cm x 120 cm, toddler bed 70 cm x 140 cm,

Single bed 90 cm x 190 cm, European single 90 cm x 200 cm

Select the mattress type

Whether you like it or not, picking the right mattress for an infant should follow the same rudimentary as if you were picking a mattress for yourself and that means selecting the right type of mattress. Since there are hosts to choose, it is left to your discretion to pick the right type. Some common types of kid’s mattresses in Nigeria include: Spring mattresses, foam mattresses and memory foam.

Choose the right firmness

For a child, a mattress is not only a place to sleep but also a place to play, climb and bounce on. With these levels of activities, firmness becomes essential. A firm mattress will aid the growth and development of a child by providing adequate support for their growing joints and bones, as well as ensuring proper spinal support. This is where foam mattresses excel! A lack of proper support has been known to lead to scoliosis. 

Durability:

As we mentioned earlier, your kid’s mattress will be used for other activities asides sleep; they will be used as a trampoline, a battlefield, a dining table and occasionally, a slide, not to mention bedwetting. Over time the mattress will begin to tear and wear, which is why picking a highly durable mattress, is very important.

Cleanliness

Let’s face it, kids will pee or spill drinks on their mattresses, thus it is imperative when picking a mattress to pick one that is either waterproof or has a washable fabric. Kids need to sleep on a clean sleep surface for a healthy sleep life and over all general wellbeing.

Allergies

If your little one suffers from allergies it’s important to remember that anti-allergy mattress covers or bedding may be required. Some mattresses already have anti-allergy covers included but with any purchase of this nature it’s always best to read the fine print. If your chosen mattress does not have an anti-allergy cover you can easily pick one online.

CONCLUSION

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when you are looking for the best mattress for your kids. You now have the tools and knowledge to decide which the best mattress is for them. From the different aspects to consider to the sizes and materials, it should have, there is a lot to take into consideration.


Also check out: 

https://www.wincofoam.com/how-your-child-suffers-from-lack-of-sleep/

https://www.wincofoam.com/5-common-infant-sleep-mistakes-to-avoid/

https://www.wincofoam.com/5-bedwetting-hacks-to-help-your-kids-have-dry-nights/

https://www.wincofoam.com/how-to-care-for-your-kids-mattress/
Health / How To Sleep Better With Arthritis by Y4all: 2:41pm On Feb 22
Painsomnia-the inability to sleep due to pain-this is a major problem  for people with arthritis. A good number of people with osteoarthritis  or other inflammatory types of arthritis have trouble falling and/or  staying asleep.
Pain and stiffness that is tolerable during the day may prevent you  from getting good sleep at night. This is bad news, because poor sleep  can cause pain to be worse—creating a frustrating cycle of pain and  poor sleep.
If pain and stiffness are keeping you up, try these steps:

1.USE HEAT THERAPY BEFORE BED
Place a heating pad or a hot towel for 15 to 20 minute on a troubled  joint before bed. You could also try a hot bath for the same  effect-just give your body a little time to cool afterwards, because  falling asleep when you are overheated could be difficult.

2. CONSIDER YOUR MATTRESS
A good mattress can make a huge difference in your level of comfort  and support as you sleep. Your mattress should be supportive but not  too hard, try; grandeur. If you cannot invest in a new mattress  right now, try a topper. 

3. USE PILLOW STRATEGICALLY
How you use pillows can be as important as your choice of mattress. If  you have hip or knee arthritis and sleep on your side, you may benefit  from having a pillow between your knees. If you have shoulder  arthritis you are most comfortable using a wedge pillow and sleeping  on your back.

4.    EXERCISE AND STRETCH
Contrary to popular belief, exercise does  not make arthritis pain worse, instead regular exercise tends to  decrease joint pain and help maintain joints motion.

5. MANAGE YOUR JOINT PAIN
Arrange your medication schedule so it  provides peak relief around the time you want to get to bed. Avoid  activities in the evening that cause flare-ups of arthritis pain.

6. ICE IT UP
When joints are swollen, apply ice. This can be soothing and can  relieve inflammation.

7. SLEEP WITH A LEG REST
Sleeping with a leg rest can be very helpful, prop your leg on them to  alleviate pressure on your joints while you sleep.
Family / Mattress Firmness And Why It Is Important by Y4all: 12:42pm On Feb 19
The firmness of a mattress contributes greatly to a comfortable lying position for the body during sleep. When purchasing a mattress, one of the first steps should be choosing a mattress firmness that suits your sleep needs. Mattress firmness is subjective, what is soft for one person may be uncomfortably firm for another person, though it is dependent on a personal preference, it is important to choose a firmness level that is best suited to your sleeping style and personal preference. Choosing the wrong mattress firmness level could lead to not just a loss of sleep but also more severe problems like a bad back.
The firmness level characterizes the comfort level of a mattress and shows how hard or soft it is. Winco foam mattresses are available in different levels of firmness; they also have mattresses that combine the characteristics of both a firm and soft mattress.
It is important to note that “soft” is not necessarily soft. The levels of firmness of a mattress are not standardized and differ amongst manufacturers, therefore it is advised that before buying a mattress you visit a local distributor and try out various models. It is the best way to find the right mattress level for you.

WHY IS FIRMNESS IMPORTANT

If the mattress is too soft, the hips sink too deep into the mattress, so that the spine can easily sag in this area. The results can be tension up to the neck or pain in the back.
When a mattress is too hard, it prevents the shoulders from sinking into the mattress. This might cause the spine to curve upwards in the shoulder area and can lead to neck tension or back pain. Thus, the right level of firmness of a mattress is worth gold for healthy sleep!
The firmness of a mattress not only determines the overall comfort level but also its support level, which is why it is a fundamental characteristic you should consider when buying a mattress. The firmness of a mattress affects the comfort and support levels and also the overall performance of the unit.

FIRMNESS VS SUPPORT

Quite a lot of people regard firmness and support as the same thing. This is not correct.
The firmness measures the immediate feeling that you get as you first lie down on your mattress, the support, on the other hand, refers to the way the mattress keeps your spine in perfect alignment.
You can easily have a rather soft mattress which offers a lot of support or a firm one which is also supportive, but it creates a lot of different pressure points which makes it counterproductive.

When you go ahead and pick your mattress, it is quite important to make sure that you separate the firmness as well as the support and have them both in mind. The firmness is just the way your bed feels.
You would also have to make sure that it’s comfortable, that it relieves pressure, that it’s cool and all the other things of the kind. For instance, a firm mattress might fail to deliver the necessary contouring and, hence, it wouldn’t be appropriate for people who prefer to sleep on their sides. These are just a few of the considerations that you’d want to take into account.
In any case, it’s important to keep all those in mind and make sure that the product delivers a proper feel altogether.

OUR FIRMNESS SCALE AND CHART

Soft (1-2)
These mattresses are not recommended for adults or people above 50kg, as they are soft and offer very little support. They are ideal for children, side sleepers and people who weigh 50kg and below. Check out: Bloom, Blossom and baby mattress.

Medium soft (3-5)
These types of mattresses are quite common as it is estimated that about 80% of people fall into this category. Mattresses that fall into this category have the firmness level of a soft mattress but the support level of a firm mattress. They are suitable for teenagers, medium body weight sleepers, side sleepers and people who weigh 80 to 134kg.  Check out: Porsche, Merit, Comfort, Delight and Elegant.

Medium firm (6-cool
It is slightly firmer than the medium soft and provides a little less sinkage, they are perfect for people who prefer a little more firmness underneath them. However some people might find them a bit harder. Stomach sleepers, heavy weight sleepers, back sleepers and people within 135 to 139kg would find this type mattress comfortable. Check out: Grandeur, Exclusive, Supreme and Hospital mattress.

Firm (9-10)
These mattresses are very firm; they are specialized mattresses, in that they are therapeutic. They are designed for people with a particular sleep need. They are recommended for people with back pain, athletes, construction workers, people with arthritis and people who weigh 144 to 148kg. Check out: Orthopedic and Divan.

CONCLUSION

As you can see, there is a whole lot to consider when it comes to the firmness of your mattress. The thing is that it’s tied to a range of different characteristics, all of which need to be accounted for. This is something quite important.
Of course, ultimately, it would all come down to the way you feel on the mattress. While statistically, you are likely to prefer a medium-firm mattress, you might also like something else. It would depend on your sleeping patterns, positions, preferences and overall weight.
We hope that the aforementioned provides you with detailed information about everything that you may need to know. Hopefully, you’d be able to make a quick yet very informed decision.

You can also check out:
https://www.wincofoam.com/mattress-density-how-important-are-they/
Health / Pros And Cons Of Sleeping Without A Pillow by Y4all: 11:56am On Feb 18
Pillows have become an integral part of our sleep and accessories. And it is not surprising because we were introduced to them right from a young age. It is often difficult for a person who has become accustomed to sleeping with pillows to fall asleep without one. But the question is, are pillows really beneficial? Do they help us sleep better or improve our health or would it be better to get rid of them?

Most people are used to sleeping on a pillow and can’t imagine a comfortable rest without it. At the same time, there are those who think that it is much more useful to do without this accessory.
Sleeping without a pillow may sound similar to eating without a plate, typing without a keyboard, or fishing without….You know a fishing rod or net.

But some schools of thought recommend it as a way to alleviate (or perhaps cure) neck and upper back pain. As it turns out, sleeping without a pillow works for some people, but not for others. If you’ve been wondering which is true, we’ve put some research into it and shared those findings with you here.

Are you more comfortable sleeping with or without a pillow? There have been multiple studies done on this subject alone. But what is best for you? While some people love to sleep on big fluffy pillows, others find them uncomfortable. You might be tempted to sleep without one if you often wake up with neck or back pain.
The benefits to sleeping without a pillow are numerous; however, these advantages aren’t one-size-fits-all. Sleeping without a pillow may only help if you sleep in a certain position.

PROS OF SLEEPING WITHOUT A PILLOW

1.    Prevents back pain: Bad posture is one of the major reasons you may be suffering back pain and one of the main causes of bad posture is the wrong choice of pillow. For a stomach sleeper sleeping without a pillow keeps your head flat thereby reducing stress on your neck and promoting better spinal alignment.

2.    Reduces neck pain: This is especially true for stomach sleepers, without a pillow, your head will rest in a natural position and it will also prevent nerve damage. It will also relax your strained neck muscles.

3.    Improves bone alignment: Because of your day to day activities your body can be in an anatomically wrong position for a longtime, which can affect the structure of your bones. Sleeping on a flat surface allows your body to find its comfortable natural posture and helps restore the musculoskeletal system.

4.    It improves sleep quality: When you forego a pillow, it completely eliminates the stress of waking up intermittently wrestling with your pillow to find a comfortable position.

5.    Prevents head deformation in infants: Flat Head Syndrome is a situation when a baby’s head becomes flat on one side due to the unnatural position of sleeping on a pillow. Sleeping on a pillow is prohibited for children less than 6 months.

CONS OF SLEEPING WITHOUT A PILLOW

1.    Provides inadequate for side sleepers: If you sleep on your side, you should never sleep without a pillow, without a pillow your head will fall and cause your head to be out of its natural position leading to neck pain and if this pain persists over time, it can become chronic and never go away.

2.    Snoring: snoring may worsen when you sleep without a pillow, especially if you are a back sleeper. The fat tissue and in the folds in your throat muscles can over relax and cause your air passages to become blocked.

3.    It worsens some ailments: There a number of conditions that require you to sleep with your head slightly raised:
•    Glaucoma
•    Acid reflux
•    Heart failure
•    Lung congestion
•    Predisposition to ischemic stroke

4.    It is not comfortable for some sleepers: Some people just cannot go to bed if they do not have a cushion under their head; sleeping without a pillow is something they are not accustomed to and lose sleep when they have to sleep without one.

Medical Disclaimer:[b][/b] Let us first state that the information provided above is for your general information only, and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, or advice on treatment for any medical condition.  

You could also check out:

https://www.wincofoam.com/can-your-pillow-make-you-sick/

https://www.wincofoam.com/category/pillow-talk/

https://www.wincofoam.com/category/pillow-talk/

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Health / How To Prevent Molding In Mattress by Y4all: 1:19pm On Feb 16
The climate in some parts of Nigeria is mild and humid. Rainy season is particularly humid and foggy. The walls, the ground, and the glass windows all have large water droplets. Even the clothes, bedding, and bed sheets are affected by the humid environment and become sticky. It is quite imperative that we have to diligently clean and prevent the growth of mold.


We spend a good amount of our life sleeping. After a busy day, the greatest comfort is to rest and sleep comfortably in bed. Mattress maintenance and moisture protection are very important for extending the life of the mattress. Mold can grow all year round. Finding mold on a mattress is not only unsettling; it can pose a potential hazard to your health.

Mold growth is predominantly caused by humid environments, sweat, moisture or stains. Also factor in that the human body perspires during sleep to cool down and there are many other contributing factors. This guide will help you avoid mattress mold. 

What is a Mold?

Mold is very insidious and spreads quickly. Mold spores are in the air all the time, and they will thrive and grow on warm damp surfaces. By the time you can see visible evidence of mold on a mattress (pink or black spots or stains); it can already be a very entrenched problem.

Mold is a type of fungi that are commonly found in homes and which thrive in moist environments. It can grow all year round and grow fast. Typically, the earliest symptoms of mold under the mattress are a visible appearance of small black dots.

Mattress mold will not always be immediately visible to you; it will attach to dust, and stay on various objects. They rely on the decomposition of organic matter in the environment. Stains on mattress fabric, dirt, oils, mites, etc. all make the mattress a perfect host for mold growth, especially when in a dark and unventilated environment. When it meets the appropriate humidity and temperature, the growth of mold can be terrible.

Mold typically occurs on the bottom of your bed. The reason why the underneath of your bed is the most common spot for fungus growth is that it gets practically no light exposure and the air circulation is limited. 

Future preventions

You should always take steps to prevent molds on the mattress. The cleaning of the mattress is not once and for all. To prolong the life of the mattress, it must be cleaned regularly.

Protect mattress[/i]

Moisture and sweat in the room can further cause the mold for a rapid growth. In order to prevent the mattress from being directly affected by the moisture, you can choose to buy a mattress protector. The mattress protector can be placed on top of the mattress to remove sweat and avoid direct contact with the mattress surface. If the mattress itself is provided with a waterproof cover, it can help you a lot in preventing mold on the mattress as well as base forms inside, and the mattress would be more durable.

Every time you get up, uncover your bed during the day to allow the mattress surface layer to be breathable, to avoid residual sweat and body temperature on the mattress, and to keep the mattress ventilated and dry.

Bed frame type[i]


When the mattress is directly placed on the ground it is most likely to become moldy. The reasons are first of all, the mattress is not breathable, and second, when the mattress is placed on the ground, the ground moisture condenses the bottom of the bed, and it is easy to provide a perfect host for the mold.

The air permeability of the slatted bed frame is high, and we recommend the use of a dehumidifier indoors to make the room be well ventilated as well remove accumulated moisture, but it may not be enough to keep the mattress dry. You can choose to use a desiccant or anti-mold agent and place it near or at the bottom of the mattress to absorb the moisture to avoid the accumulation of moisture.

Moisture-proof measures

Many people use a dehumidifier when it is wet to keep the room dry and remove accumulated moisture, but it may not be enough to keep the mattress dry. You can choose to use a desiccant or anti-mold agent and place it near or at the bottom of the mattress to absorb the moisture to avoid the accumulation of moisture.

A dehumidifier

In addition, the environment should be kept well ventilated. Although closing the window can indeed prevent moisture from entering the room, it will also prevent the entry of fresh air. Insufficient air convection may also help mold to be formed. You may open a little window to allow good circulation, and then add a dehumidifier to dehumidify, making the room both ventilated and dry.

There’s no perfect mattress and no perfect environment, but knowing good care instructions can create a healthy environment for both of you and your mattress.

Keep good airflow on the underside of the mattress[/i]

To help prevent mold, air has to circulate properly on both sides of the mattress - not just one side. Therefore, invest in a slatted bed base. Because the slats are spaced out, the air will flow freely on the underside of the mattress, unlike standard flat top bases. You can find a good quality sprung slatted bed base at European Bedding Singapore. The technology is very advanced and the level of springiness can be adjusted for your comfort, making for a truly relaxing experience. The high-quality beech wood lends a tone of natural elegance and luxury to your bedroom.

What to do if your mattress develops mold?[i]


If your mattress does develop mold then there’s no need to panic; it can be removed by following the mattress maintenance steps below.

You would first need to vacuum both sides of the mattress thoroughly; it’s advisable to thoroughly vacuum both sides. Once you have done this ensure that you fully empty your vacuum in order to prevent any further spread of the mold.
Using warm soapy water use a circular motion to clean the affected area with a damp cloth. Ensure that you do not soak the cloth that you’re using as this will only exacerbate the situation by adding further moisture to the area.
Sparingly and evenly spray on a disinfectant suitable for upholstery usage. Do this over the surface of the mattress.
Once this is done allow as much air to the mattress as you can in order to let it dry and ventilate. The ideal way to do this is to allow direct sunlight to the mattress. If this can’t be done, just allow as much air as possible to it.

Mold on a mattress is a product of the environment in which it is kept and is not caused by the mattress itself.




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Health / Can Your Pillow Make You Sick? by Y4all: 3:11pm On Feb 11
Can your pillow make you sick? The answer is a resounding YES!! When you lay down to rest after a long, hard day, the last thing on your mind is how clean your pillow is. But that is actually something you should consider at some point.
Pillows can carry germs of all types which will include not just bacteria or viruses but also insects. Pillows are a popular home for bugs, mold and fungi, average pillow is expected to harbor over one
million fungi spore. This is especially dangerous if you suffer from allergies, asthma or an immune deficiency disease. Sleeping on bugs, fungi and mold can have adverse effects on your health.
Asides these micro-organisms imbedded in your pillow, its content also can also be responsible for making you sick.
Humans shed between 0.03 and 0.09g of skin every hour, which might seem like nothing but over a lifetime it amounts to 35kg or roughly half your bodyweight. It is these shed skin that dust mites foster on; these
microscopic pests can trigger allergies and asthma. They are probably the most common insects you can find on the surfaces of furniture.
Bed bugs and fleas, bites from these insects can leave uncomfortable, itchy welts on your skin. Scratching these itchy bites could cause a secondary skin infection to develop.
It is understandable for buyers to want to get the best deal possible when going to buy mattresses or its accessories, even if it means buying products simply because they are cheap (er) but the downside of this
move is that more often than not these “cheap” pillows turn out to be expensive sojourns in the long run as they are made with substandard materials and these materials can be very hazardous to your health and general wellbeing.

Pillows in Nigeria often come with crushed foam crumbs inside, fiber fillings or with memory foam; it is also not uncommon to find pillows stuffed with feathers abroad, these fillings are designed with comfort in mind. So it comes as a surprise that people go for the ‘cheap” pillows that have uncrushed foams, tattered clothes, dirt, paper and even sachet as fillings, these fillings can only cause you discomfort in the long run and can be responsible for various types of skin irritation and respiratory problems.

Tips to care for your pillow

1. Dry your hair before bed: These micro-organisms love moisture, endeavor not to give them any. Ensure you dry your pillow anytime there is moisture from it especially from sweating during the night.
2. No pets in bed: Avoid this at all cost; pets are common vehicles for pests; no matter how clean they are.
3. Declutter, dust and vacuum: Just like soft furnishings attract mites and unwanted insects, so do dusty ornaments! Keep décor to a minimum to reduce dust-attracting surfaces, clean regularly and vacuum your bedroom – particularly if you have carpets or rugs – as often as possible.
4. Get rid of extra pillows: extra pillows mean more places for micro-organisms to habituate and because we do not sleep on decorative pillows, they tend not to be washed often.
5. Replace your pillows: Buy a new pillow at least once every two years; a five year old pillow has double the amount of mold in a two year old pillow.
6. Wash your beddings regularly: this goes without saying.
7. Get a dust mite cover for your pillow
8. Invest in a HEPA vacuum: Though they are quite expensive, they are a worthwhile investment as they extract micro-organisms that are in the air. If you often wake up with a runny nose, you might want to try this out.

How to pick a good pillow

There are many options to choose from and it’s hard to pick a ‘perfect pillow’ as most types offer a mix of pro’s and con’s. Furthermore, the lifespan of your pillow will also depend on how well you care for it. One way is to fold your pillow in half and place a book on top. If the book keeps your pillow folded in place, it’s definitely
time to go shopping!

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a pillow that’s right for you:
1. Spend as much as you can.
2. Choose breathable pillows as they are less allergenic, meaning less sweat is retained in the pillow.
3. Go for pillows with low toxic materials, certain foam pillows contain chemicals such as formaldehyde and toluene diisocyanate, which are potentially carcinogenic and allergenic. Do your due diligence by
researching this carefully with the manufacturer before buying.

Research has shown that we now sleep 30% less than the generation before us, yet we cannot dispute the impact of quality sleep has on our health
and wellbeing. So why not pick the right mattress and make every second worthwhile.
Family / Why Sleeping Too Much During Pregnancy Is Risky For Your Baby by Y4all: 10:52am On Feb 10
Are you pregnant and exhausted? Growing a human is hard work, so it’s not surprising if you feel a little extra tired during your pregnancy!
However, if you feel the need to sleep all the time, you may start to worry.
It can be difficult sleeping whilst you are pregnant, a number of issues can interrupt sleep including the frequent need to urinate, abdominal discomfort, back pain and shortness of breath, among others. Disruptive sleep during pregnancy can be dangerous; a recent study has shown that oversleeping can be dangerous to the growth of a fetus too.
Louise O’Brien, a research associate Professor in the Neurology Sleep Disorders Center and in Obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan and her team were able to link a period of undisturbed sleep to still birth, independent of other risk factors. She pointed out that blood pressure reaches its lowest point during sleep but surges upon awakening, causing a brief, temporary increase. These short-lived rises in blood pressure may prevent extended periods of low blood pressure, which has been linked to fetal growth problems, preterm birth and stillbirth.

What is meant by excessive sleeping during pregnancy?

What might be described as excessive might differ from person to person, and it also depends on your typical sleep needs and habits.

The amount of quality sleep necessary for good health varies by age. Between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each day is recommended at the age most women find themselves pregnant. (Genetics and quality of sleep can affect these numbers, but this is a good general guideline for how much shut-eye is needed.)

If you find yourself routinely sleeping upwards of 9 to 10 hours straight and you’re getting good quality sleep, this might be a signthat you’re getting excessive sleep. However, if you’re up several times during the night or have disturbed sleep patterns, you may need to spend more time in bed resting than normal.

It has been posited that there may be risks to excessive sleep in yourthird trimester. A study suggests,women who slept for more than 9 continuous hours without disturbance and routinely had non-restless sleep in the last month of their pregnancy had a greater instance of stillbirth.

However before you start setting alarms to wake you every few hours; it’s important to note that this study has been contested by scientists who feel that the longer, non-restless nights were the result of decreased fetal movement and not the cause of the stillbirths.

While you may not want to sleep too much, it can be worth it to spend at least 8 hours in bed, as there are some potential benefits to getting sufficient sleep during the late stages of your pregnancy.

What problems can affect sleep during pregnancy or cause excessive sleeping?

There are many reasons why your sleep may look different during pregnancy. Some potential causes include:

• Hormonal changes: During the first trimester, your blood pressure and blood sugar levels decrease, potentially leading to feelings of fatigue.Increasing progesterone levels during this period can also lead you to want more sleep.
• Restless leg syndrome Trusted Source: Many pregnant women experience some unpleasant nights due to a need to move their legs. It might be triggered by rising estrogen levels or a lack of folic acid and iron.
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): A muscular ring at the bottom of your esophagus opens to let food into your stomach. In women with GERD, this ring will stay loose and allow food and liquid back up into the throat. Pregnancy can lead to GERD, as the extra pressure on the stomach area can hinder the ring’s proper closure.
• Insomnia: Especially in the first and third trimesters, you may find yourself spending lots of time in bed, but not getting good sleep. One reason for insomnia is pregnancy-related aches and pains. Heightened levels of stress and anxiety around giving birth and caring for a child can also lead you to be up long past your normal bedtime.
• Sleep apnea: Talk to your doctor right away if your breathing is restricted while sleeping. One review Trusted Source found that some women develop sleep apnea during pregnancy, potentially due to hormonal and physiological changes. While it may resolve after pregnancy, it can be linked to a variety of other health concerns, so it’s important to get this checked out!
• Frequent urination: By the third trimester, you may find yourself waking up several times a night to use the bathroom. Well, you can thank your growing baby for putting extra pressure on your bladder. You can try to limit your fluid intake right before bedtime to help with this, but remember that you don’t want to become dehydrated!

Footnote

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Health / Why Sleeping Too Much During Pregnancy Is Risky For Your Baby by Y4all: 9:45am On Feb 10
Are you pregnant and exhausted? Growing a human is hard work, so it’s not surprising if you feel a little extra tired during your pregnancy!
However, if you feel the need to sleep all the time, you may start to worry.
It can be difficult sleeping whilst you are pregnant, a number of issues can interrupt sleep including the frequent need to urinate, abdominal discomfort, back pain and shortness of breath, among others. Disruptive sleep during pregnancy can be dangerous; a recent study has shown that oversleeping can be dangerous to the growth of a fetus too.
Louise O’Brien, a research associate Professor in the Neurology Sleep Disorders Center and in Obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan and her team were able to link a period of undisturbed sleep to still birth, independent of other risk factors. She pointed out that blood pressure reaches its lowest point during sleep but surges upon awakening, causing a brief, temporary increase. These short-lived rises in blood pressure may prevent extended periods of low blood pressure, which has been linked to fetal growth problems, preterm birth and stillbirth.

What is meant by excessive sleeping during pregnancy?

What might be described as excessive might differ from person to person, and it also depends on your typical sleep needs and habits.

The amount of quality sleep necessary for good health varies by age. Between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each day is recommended at the age most women find themselves pregnant. (Genetics and quality of sleep can affect these numbers, but this is a good general guideline for how much shut-eye is needed.)

If you find yourself routinely sleeping upwards of 9 to 10 hours straight and you’re getting good quality sleep, this might be a sign that you’re getting excessive sleep. However, if you’re up several times during the night or have disturbed sleep patterns, you may need to spend more time in bed resting than normal.

It has been posited that there may be risks to excessive sleep in your third trimester. A study suggests, women who slept for more than 9 continuous hours without disturbance and routinely had non-restless sleep in the last month of their pregnancy had a greater instance of stillbirth.

However before you start setting alarms to wake you every few hours; it’s important to note that this study has been contested by scientists who feel that the longer, non-restless nights were the result of decreased fetal movement and not the cause of the stillbirths.

While you may not want to sleep too much, it can be worth it to spend at least 8 hours in bed, as there are some potential benefits to getting sufficient sleep during the late stages of your pregnancy.

What problems can affect sleep during pregnancy or cause excessive sleeping?

There are many reasons why your sleep may look different during pregnancy. Some potential causes include:

• Hormonal changes: During the first trimester, your blood pressure and blood sugar levels decrease, potentially leading to feelings of fatigue. Increasing progesterone levels during this period can also lead you to want more sleep.
• Restless leg syndrome Trusted Source: Many pregnant women experience some unpleasant nights due to a need to move their legs. It might be triggered by rising estrogen levels or a lack of folic acid and iron.
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): A muscular ring at the bottom of your esophagus opens to let food into your stomach. In women with GERD, this ring will stay loose and allow food and liquid back up into the throat. Pregnancy can lead to GERD, as the extra pressure on the stomach area can hinder the ring’s proper closure.
• Insomnia: Especially in the first and third trimesters, you may find yourself spending lots of time in bed, but not getting good sleep. One reason for insomnia is pregnancy-related aches and pains. Heightened levels of stress and anxiety around giving birth and caring for a child can also lead you to be up long past your normal bedtime.
• Sleep apnea: Talk to your doctor right away if your breathing is restricted while sleeping. One review Trusted Source found that some women develop sleep apnea during pregnancy, potentially due to hormonal and physiological changes. While it may resolve after pregnancy, it can be linked to a variety of other health concerns, so it’s important to get this checked out!
• Frequent urination: By the third trimester, you may find yourself waking up several times a night to use the bathroom. Well, you can thank your growing baby for putting extra pressure on your bladder. You can try to limit your fluid intake right before bedtime to help with this, but remember that you don’t want to become dehydrated!

Footnote

Feeling fatigued during your pregnancy is commonplace; it is a usual pregnancy symptom, particularly at the beginning and end of your pregnancy.

However, if you always feel like you’re getting poor sleep or are finding yourself needing to sleep at all hours of the day; it may be time to speak with your doctor. They can make sure that no underlying medical conditions are causing this!

Health / How To Soften Your Mattress by Y4all: 5:56pm On Feb 01
Does your mattress feel like you are sleeping on a hard slab or a cement floor? Sometimes a mattress might be firm because it is new and needs to be broken or because of its makeup, either way, a mattress that is too firm can chop into your valuable hours of sleep. A mattress that is too firm may cause pressure to accumulate in your joints and muscles and will leave you sore and stiff in the morning.

In a situation like that, replacing your mattress is always an option, so we have listed ways you can manage an overly firm mattress.

Use a Mattress Topper

A topper can be used to soften or harden your sleep surface; it is the easiest way to adjust the surface of your mattress. Some can give a mattress a more supportive feel, while others add plush padding. Soft toppers add a few extra inches of cushion and are made using materials like memory foam, latex, cotton, wool, and feathers.

However the drawback of a mattress topper is the expense, despite some people still prefer a topper to buying a softer mattress.

Be sure not to confuse mattress toppers with mattress pads. Manufacturers often use the terms interchangeably, but a true topper adds a few inches of memory foam, latex, or poly-foam to your mattress. A mattress pad is essentially a fitted sheet with a quilted top.

While they serve similar functions by providing an extra layer of cushion, toppers are also different from pillow tops. A pillow top is a comfort layer added on while a mattress is assembled, while a topper is something you buy separately and place on top of a finished mattress. Pillow tops are often found in imported mattresses.

Break In the Bed
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If your mattress is new, it may just need time to soften up. Many mattress companies suggest trying out a bed for a specific period before deciding it’s the right mattress for you.

To break in the bed faster, don’t just restrict yourself to lying down at night. Try to lounge on the mattress during the day or walk across its surface for a few minutes.

If you can’t spare the time to soften up your mattress during the day, try leaving a few heavy books or similar items on its surface. The pressure will help the mattress soften up quickly.

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Many foam mattresses are sensitive to room temperature, softening when warm and firming up when it‘s cool. This is a side effect of its sensitivity to body heat, enabling the material to mold to a sleeper’s curves. Memory foam is especially temperature sensitive. You can boost the effect by keeping warm flannel sheets or a wool blanket on the bed, preventing ambient heat from escaping the mattress.

Bundle Up With Blankets and Soft Bedding

If you don’t have the money for a mattress topper, you can still soften up your mattress with a few blankets and specialized-bedding. For example, while most people sleep under a comforter or duvet, placing a comforter/duvet on top of the mattress pads the bed, softening a too-firm feel.

Layering blankets on top of your mattress isn’t the most comfortable way to sleep. However, it’s a good stop-gap measure while you shop around for a more permanent solution.

Try a New Foundation

Where you keep your mattress can affect its feel. For example, if you keep your mattress on the floor, the surface may feel harder than if you paired it with a slatted platform bed.

Box springs were only designed to support traditional innerspring mattresses; more significantly, box springs do not provide consistent support and can cause premature sagging.

Solid platforms often make a mattress feel firmer than another type of bed base would.

Return the Mattress

After trying out the mattress for the specified period prescribed by the manufacturer; Winco Foam gives a 2-week trial period and it still feels like you’re sleeping on a plywood board? You might want to reach out to the company’s customer service and initiate the return process.

But if you cannot return your mattress and you’ve tried our other tips and still aren’t getting proper sleep, it’s probably time to replace your mattress.

Family / How To Fight Insomnia In One Day by Y4all: 4:37pm On Jan 27
Interestingly, many people struggle with the problem of falling and/or staying asleep-insomnia. Statistics show that 24.4% of Nigerians experience difficulty staying asleep, while 23% battle with falling asleep and early morning awakening. Unsurprisingly, this has been associated with reduced quality of life and increasing death rates amongst the old and young. This is because of the devastating effects of insufficient sleep on the body.

To put it more succinctly, if you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep, or you wake up too early and struggle with getting back to sleep, you are suffering from insomnia. However, you don’t need to worry, as we have provided simple do it yourself remedies to insomnia.

HERE'S HOW TO FIGHT INSOMNIA IN ONE DAY.

Reduce the duration of your Nap

Sleeping during the day can adversely affect the quality of sleep you get at night for some people.  While naps can help you make up for night time sleep loss, it can diminish your sleep drive especially when you nap close to bedtime. You may struggle with falling asleep at night or even frequent awakening because of a long daytime nap. So, rather than nap forever, we recommend a power nap of about 10-30 minutes. Additionally, you should nap early in the afternoon and not close to bedtime. Also, if napping disrupts your nighttime sleep and affects the quality of sleep you get at night, then we suggest you avoid napping. READ ALSO: How Napping Enhances your Health

Check your food habit

Food choices during the day and close to bedtime can disrupt the quality of sleep you get. Certain foods and late night feeding can trigger tossing and turning in bed reducing your sleep quality and resulting in sleep deprivation. Also, drinking a lot of water close to bedtime will exerts too much pressure on your bladder, resulting in frequent bathroom trips that can affect your sleep.

Stick to a healthy sleep routine

Going to bed and waking up at the same time daily will help you fight insomnia. Most people wake up late during weekends in order to make up for sleep loss during the week. While this may be satisfying, it can alter your body’s internal clock and contribute to insomnia.

Avoid alcohol and stimulants

Contrary to the misconception by most people that alcohol makes one sleep for a long time, the intake of alcohol can cause insomnia. Unarguably, alcohol can induce sleep but it can also result in frequent bathroom trips and low quality sleep. Also, avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine. While caffeine can help you stay awake at night, it can also result in sleeplessness and low sleep quality.

Avoid exposure to technological devices

To fall asleep faster, you need to avoid the use of technological/electronic devices such as smart phones, computers, laptops, televisions, tablets etc. These devices emit blue-light that can make your brain more alert and make it difficult for you to initiate sleep.

Keep your mind free from worries

Anxieties and worries can keep you awake for a long time and frequently interrupts your sleep when you finally drift to dreamland. To fall asleep faster, clear your mind of any worries by meditation, listening to a soothing music or doing something boring.

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Family / Best Pillows For Great Comfort In The Nigeria Market by Y4all: 5:18pm On Jan 25
One would literally think that sleeping is no rocket science. Like its simple-just lay your  body on any slumber surface, heads on anything even on the crook of your elbow and viola! You are off to dreamland. Oops! The neck pain and stiffness just proves that
sleeping right requires some extra work. From eating right, the ideal room temperature, lights out, comfortable mattress and of course the best pillows for great comfort. The right pillow gives great comfort and helps us rest our head perfectly, aligning our spine and neck in a proper position.

The idea of the best pillow is subjective. This is because your preference maybe shaped by certain factors such as: your sleep position, the level of firmness or your  budget. However, getting the right pillow could still be a huge hassle with the so many pillow brands on the Nigeria market. Thankfully, we have categorized the best pillows that offer great comfort to guide your choice, and help you make the right pillow investment for better sleep. Let’s dive in

BEST PILLOW STUFFING

Foam Pillows: Winco foam classic and super pillow
Winco Foam Classic Pillow and Super pillow is made of high quality foam chips that offer optimal support to your head and neck.  These pillows are highly affordable and a best fit for both back and side sleepers.
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Fiber pillow: Winco Foam Elegant Pillow
If you desire a high quality yet affordable fiber pillow, then we recommend the Winco foam Elegant Pillow This is a very supportive and extremely comfortable pillow. It’s fiber filling is soft and doesn’t retain heat, giving you a cozy feeling that makes you drift off easily. Also, it is durable and easy to maintain. This pillow has a weight of 1kg, providing adequate support to any type of sleeper.
Click Here For Price: https://www.wincofoam.com/product/elegant-pillows/

BEST PILLOW FOR FIRMNESS

Firm Pillows: Winco Foam Super Pillow
Not everyone is comfortable with that a soft or medium firm pillow. Sometimes, we just want it  firm and tough. Interestingly, you can find the right firmness in the Winco Foam Super pillow. It is designed to give your head and neck a firm support without waking up with a crick in your neck. Side sleepers would appreciate the feel of this pillow more as it provides proper cushioning in the right places and enhance quality sleep.
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Medium Firmness: Winco Foam Classic Pillow
The Winco foam classic pillow is a fairly firm pillow. This pillow is mostly used by back sleepers who desire a not too flat or too thick pillow. This is indeed a classic pillow that offers proper spinal alignment and support for the overall body.
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Soft / Flat Pillows: Winco Foam Memory Pillow
The Winco foam memory pillow is very desirable for many reasons. First, its resilience and ability to retain shape, meaning that the Winco foam memory pillow molds itself to fit the shape of your body and stops the buildup of pressure, providing an exceptional luxurious feel. This headrest is also notable for its ability to absorb movements; this makes sleep comfortable with little or no disruptions caused by noise from movements. The Winco Foam memory pillow is structured to enhance healthy spinal alignment and provide relieve from neck and head aches. Although it is not as cheap as the other pillows, but it is definitely worth the investment. We recommend this pillows for great comfort for anyone who desires quality comfort.
Click Here For Price: https://www.wincofoam.com/product/memory-pillow/

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Family / How Your Child Suffers From Lack Of Sleep by Y4all: 5:28pm On Jan 20
Interestingly, our children aren’t getting enough sleep. Unfortunately, family members bear much of the financial, emotional, psychological, social, burden when a child suffers from lack of sleep. Does your child get the recommended sleep duration for each day? Apparently, many children (age 0-12) are ignorant of the effects of sleep deprivation. So, you would have to get them on a sleep routine to ensure they get quality sleep.

The truth is that most children consider sleep, especially day-time naps, as a punishment. So many factors contribute to the tendency of our kids to stay awake rather than go to bed. These factors include: not being tired, too busy watching cartoons, playing games, playing with a new or old toy, etc., they are afraid of something, want to be with you or lack the motivation e.g. no enticing bedtime routine.

Recently, a father sought help in Nairaland on how to handle his child who is sleep deprived due to fondness for cartoons. In his own words `` My 3 year old son loves cartoons especially PJ Mask so much to the extent he could watch it from 7pm to 3:am in the morning.  If you take him to the bedroom he won’t sleep, he cries and if not this cartoon nobody watches any other program anymore. He used to be intelligent before now, it seems this PJ Mask has entered his head. Please help me, how can I stop him or distract him from this?

Fortunately, our article on “How to get your kids on a sleep routine” provides useful tips on how to ensure your child gets quality sleep and lives healthily. You have to become deliberate about your child’s sleep time and wake time.  This is amongst many advantages; sufficient sleep will boost your child's immune system and overall wellbeing. Does a child suffer from lack of sleep? Certainly.

HERE’S HOW YOUR CHILD SUFFERS FROM LACK OF SLEEP

Increase risk of health problems

Lack of  sleep can make your kid sick. This is because sleep and the immune system are strongly connected.  Having adequate sleep will boost your child’s immune system which in turns helps protect the body from bacteria and viruses that attack the body. However, sleep deficiency can distort the healthy functioning of the immune system, increasing vulnerability to illnesses. Children who don’t sleep well are exposed to illnesses such as obesity, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, diabetes and so forth.  Besides, not only will a child suffer from these illnesses due to lack of sleep, the entire family also shares in this suffering.

Reduced or slow cognitive processes

Research has shown that children with numerous learning disorders have an elevated prevalence of sleep problems.  For instance, 80% of children with intellectual disabilities suffer from sleep difficulties.  This is evident in the child who watched cartoons between the hours of 7am to 3am daily. Also, a study also revealed that between 25% and 50% of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience problems with sleep. These stats prove that lack of sleep will affect your child’s ability to acquire knowledge and understand things through thought, experience and the senses.

Poor academic performance

Children who sleep little experience difficulty with learning and retention, this results in poor academic performance. Most times, sleep deprived kids doze off during classes and miss out on lessons. On the flip side, children who get quality sleep are more alert, creative, have better problem solving skills, better focus on task and responsibility, energetic, and able to learn and retain new knowledge and much more.

Emotional Problems

A child in sleep debt is prone to anxiety, negative moods, restless and easily stressed not only in childhood but also exhibit such behaviors as adults. A study of 2,706 children published in the April 7 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicines shows that children who get less sleep than their peers have a higher risk of anxiety, depression and aggressive behavior as adults. Notably, sleep loss can make your child easily angry, frustrated, irritated, sad and in some cases violent when relating with others. Meanwhile, a well rested child is always smiling, happy and full of life.

WHAT'S THE RECOMMENDED SLEEP DURATION FOR CHILDREN

We recommend the following sleep duration for your ward.

Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep duration between 14 and 17 hours each day

Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range is extended from 12 to 15 hours

Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range broadened from 11 to 14 hours

Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range stretched by one hour from 10 to 13 hours

School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour, 9-11 hours

HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS ON A SLEEP ROUTINE

Having a sleep routine will help your child get quality sleep and live a more healthy life. Here are tips on how to get your child on a sleep routine.

Set a bedtime and wake-up time

Avoid certain meals before bedtime

Make the sleep environment more comfortable

Engage them

Help Alleviate Fears

Turn off screen

Look out for sleep disorder

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CONCLUSION

Getting enough sleep will boost a child’s overall wellbeing.  A secret to ensuring your child get to sleep and stay asleep is in creating an enticing sleep schedule that lures your kid to sleep.  Unarguably, there are days your child may sleep earlier or later than the usual time. This may be due to special family outings or events or a new toy. Still, you must ensure not going to bed on time doesn’t become a habit.




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Health / Re: 3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Y4all: 11:58am On Jan 18
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Family / Does A Mattress Topper(s) Really Help? by Y4all: 11:22am On Jan 18
Sometimes, investing in a new mattress that suits our preference and lifestyle may just not be convenient. Most times, we seek an affordable yet effective solution to upgrade the comfort of our mattress and overall sleep quality. Thankfully,  mattress topper(s) is a quick yet durable solution. Interestingly, you don’t need to break the bank nor burden yourself or your budget to get one.

We’ve had customers question the value of a mattress topper, in fact some people think a mattress topper is just a bed cover that enhances the look of your mattress.  This is not surprising as most people are yet to explore and leverage on the advantages of a mattress topper.

Here’s a perfect scenario: A customer was about to purchase a new mattress because of the frequent shoulder and hip aches she experience. Also frustrated by the constant tossing and turning on bed in a bid to relieve pressure points which leaves her sleep deprived, she decided to invest in a new mattress although this was not financially convenient. Fortunately, our sales representative recommended the standard mattress topper that gives the ideal softness. This mattress topper upgraded the feel and standard of her old mattress and made it comfortable to sleep on and most remarkably on a low budget.

We get it, you really want to know if a mattress topper helps. Yes! A mattress topper(s) is valuable in a number of ways, let’s get to it:

Toppers enhance support and comfort

Imagine getting that ideal softness or firmness you desire. It only means better sleep and an improved wellbeing. A mattress topper would add extra cushioning and contouring to your body. You no longer have to wake up with aches and pains at pressure points because the ideal mattress topper would aid even distribution of your weight, spinal alignment and promote a healthy body posture.

Toppers prolong the lifespan of your mattress

Although a mattress topper doesn’t completely rule out the need to change your old mattress, it would prolong your mattress and give you extra time before you need to purchase a new mattress. Additionally, you can add extra comfort to your sleep experience with the right topper. Getting quality sleep should be your goal and going the extra miles, investing in a mattress topper doesn’t cost a fortune.

It keeps your mattress clean

Ideally, a mattress topper is placed on a mattress; this protects your mattress from dust, dirt and stains that can cause quick wear and tear. So, not only does a mattress topper provide support for your body, it also shields your mattress investment.

Its budget friendly

A topper helps you save more money by giving your mattress an upgraded feel.  Importantly, a mattress topper will relieve you of the stress and anxiety that comes from budgeting for a new mattress as a topper gives you extra time to invest in a new one while using the money saved on other important things.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATTRESS TOPPER(S)

Buying the wrong mattress topper is like adding salt to injury or petrol to fire as used in our local parlance to mean that you’ve made a bad situation worse.  So, it’s important to make the right choice of a mattress topper, the goal is to get the most comfortable mattress topper that enhances sleep and overall well being.  Here are factors to consider when making a choice of the right mattress topper.

Topper’s Thickness

There’s no one size fits-all topper, so you should consider the thickness of a topper before making a purchase.  An ideal topper should be at least 2inches; this can provide the needed support and comfort you desire. However, this depends on what your experience is. You can opt for a thicker topper.

Support/ Comfort

A mattress topper should change the feel of your mattress and provide an upgraded support for your body. If your mattress is too firm and causes aches and pains at pressure points, then you should get a mattress topper with a pillow-like softness, the Winco Foam Standard mattress topper is the best bet, to enhance the feel of your  and make you more comfortable. Sometimes, pains and aches can be a result of a too soft mattress, and then you will need a firm mattress topper such as the Winco Foam Orthopedic mattress topper to augment the comfort of your existing mattress rather than buy a new mattress. So, if it will not provide the needed support, then don’t invest.

Maintenance

Not all mattress toppers are washable; we recommend that you invest in a mattress topper that you can launder. This ensures you have a healthy sleep surface and reduces your vulnerability to allergies, rashes and other illnesses that can hamper your productivity.

Certified manufacturer/vendor

You do not want to be a victim of a substandard mattress topper. After all, your health is important to you. While there are quality toppers made by certified manufacturers and brands, there may also be fake toppers made with harmful chemical contents that can ruin your sleep and consequently your overall wellbeing.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A MATTRESS TOPPER
It is absolutely easy to maintain a mattress topper. Here are simple ways to take care of your topper(s)

Regularly air dry your topper

Place a mattress protector on your mattress topper before putting your bed sheets, this will help protect your mattress topper as well as your mattress and also elongate their life span

You can spray detergent on your mattress if it does not have any stain, dirt or odor. Simply mix a mild detergent in a bowl of warm water, turn it into a spray bottle or any alternative, and then lightly spray the entire topper. Ensure you lightly spray, not soak the topper.

Remove stains immediately with detergent, sponge and water so as not permanently stick to the topper. You can also use baking soda to clean stains, mix a handful of baking soda in a bowl of small water, using a towel, rub the solution on the stain. After a period of 45minutes to 1hour, you can soak the solution back and air your topper.

Launder your mattress topper regularly and ensure it’s completely dry before you return to its position.

You can also check the manufacturers guide on how to take care of your mattress topper.

 FINAL NOTE

Get a mattress topper today if you desire luxurious comfort and improved sleep.  It is an affordable solution to constant pains or aches in pressure points, an easy way to get comfortable sleep,  increases the durability of your mattress and most importantly a strategy to save more money.

 In conclusion, it’s not about getting a topper,  but you must get the right mattress topper from a reliable brand.  Also, taking care of your mattress topper would help you preserve your investment.

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Family / Re: 3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Y4all: 9:01am On Jan 18
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Family / 3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Y4all: 6:05pm On Jan 15
Many people struggle with one or more health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and other diseases that cost them lots of money in medical expenses every year. Interestingly, the proverbial saying "prevention is better than cure" reminds us that it's easier and better to stop these diseases from happening than to deal with it when it has happened. Yet some people are ignorant of “simple” lifestyle measures that could help them live healthfully whereas others consider it a huge task keeping up with “simple tips” that could help them prevent so many diseases and stay healthy.

Sometimes, we get so busy and carried away with  the hustle that eating right, exercising and getting quality sleep is considered trivial. Unfortunately, our bodies do not understand our  and so it fights us. To think that you need a balanced emotional, mental, physical wellbeing to function optimally, then practicing these 3 tips would be a priority for you.

That said; let’s look at the top 3 ways you can prevent so many diseases, stay healthy, increase your longevity and function optimally.

Eat Right
To maintain a good nutritional status, eating right is a good start. Undeniably, eating a well-balanced diet helps ward off many diseases and illnesses and can keep you away from constant medical trips. This is because your choice of food would either boost your immunity against diseases or attack your body immune systems, exposing you to harm today or in the future. It is important to feed on a diet with immune boosting properties such as citrus fruits, yogurts, garlic, ginger, spinach, almonds, papaya and so forth.

For instance, medically, it is advised that the best way to  prevent the  risk of type 2 diabetes, is to feed on low-fat, well- balanced diet, minimize or completely skip the intake of sugary foods and drinks, eat healthy fats, cut down on red meat, feed on foods rich in  protein such as beans, eggs, fish amongst others.  Additionally, you should consume these foods in the right proportion. Also, smoking cigarettes is a faster way of damaging your immune systems and increasing your vulnerability to a number of diseases. In fact, you are warned that “smokers are liable to die young” So, why take the risk in the first place? Similarly, the excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided, as moderation remains the key. Moreover, what you eat also affects the quality of sleep that you get. 

Exercise
Keeping fit through regular physical activity is a way to prevent diseases and enhance a healthy living. This is backed by a number of researches that proves the relationship between regular physical activity and a balanced wellbeing. One of the studies states that regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Also, engaging in physical activity improves other aspects of health and fitness, including aerobic capacity, muscle and bone, strength, flexibility, reduces stress, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there is no magic to exercise and it doesn’t cost a fortune to keep fit. You can engage in exercises that help burn calories and strengthen your heart.  Examples of such exercises include:  walking, jogging, running, squats, push-ups etc. The rule of thumb is to deliberately engage in an exercise or activity that enhances blood circulation, and consequently aid your immune systems to work effectively.

Get Quality Sleep
Most adults do not get enough sleep. Expectantly, experts have associated a number of health issues to poor sleep quality. This is because of the health benefits of sleep to the body. Sleep is a vital but often neglected part of our lives.  It is as important as eating the right food and engaging in regular exercise. In our article “How your body suffers from lack of sleep” we have revealed the devastating effects of sleep deficiency and have also provided helpful tips on how to make up for lost sleep.

To stay healthy, you have to invest in anything that would help you get a better night rest, this includes purchasing a quality mattress and pillow.  The National Centre for chronic disease prevention and health promotion in its studies and findings has linked lack of sleep to several chronic diseases and conditions, such as Type2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression and recommends 7hours+ of sleep for adults per night. ALSO READ: https://www.wincofoam.com/tips-to-fall-asleep-faster/

FINAL NOTE

While there are a number of ways to prevent so many diseases, we recommend that you practice eating healthily, have an exercise program, and ensure you sleep well. Remember, these factors are at the foundation of achieving a healthy lifestyle.

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Health / 3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Y4all: 4:15pm On Jan 15
Many people struggle with one or more health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and other diseases that cost them lots of money in medical expenses every year. Interestingly, the proverbial saying "prevention is better than cure" reminds us that it's easier and better to stop these diseases from happening than to deal with it when it has happened. Yet some people are ignorant of “simple” lifestyle measures that could help them live healthfully whereas others consider it a huge task keeping up with “simple tips” that could help them prevent so many diseases and stay healthy.

Sometimes, we get so busy and carried away with  the hustle that eating right, exercising and getting quality sleep is considered trivial. Unfortunately, our bodies do not understand our  and so it fights us. To think that you need a balanced emotional, mental, physical wellbeing to function optimally, then practicing these 3 tips would be a priority for you.

That said; let’s look at the top 3 ways you can prevent so many diseases, stay healthy, increase your longevity and function optimally.

Eat Right
To maintain a good nutritional status, eating right is a good start. Undeniably, eating a well-balanced diet helps ward off many diseases and illnesses and can keep you away from constant medical trips. This is because your choice of food would either boost your immunity against diseases or attack your body immune systems, exposing you to harm today or in the future. It is important to feed on a diet with immune boosting properties such as citrus fruits, yogurts, garlic, ginger, spinach, almonds, papaya and so forth.

For instance, medically, it is advised that the best way to  prevent the  risk of type 2 diabetes, is to feed on low-fat, well- balanced diet, minimize or completely skip the intake of sugary foods and drinks, eat healthy fats, cut down on red meat, feed on foods rich in  protein such as beans, eggs, fish amongst others.  Additionally, you should consume these foods in the right proportion. Also, smoking cigarettes is a faster way of damaging your immune systems and increasing your vulnerability to a number of diseases. In fact, you are warned that “smokers are liable to die young” So, why take the risk in the first place? Similarly, the excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided, as moderation remains the key. Moreover, what you eat also affects the quality of sleep that you get. 

Exercise
Keeping fit through regular physical activity is a way to prevent diseases and enhance a healthy living. This is backed by a number of researches that proves the relationship between regular physical activity and a balanced wellbeing. One of the studies states that regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Also, engaging in physical activity improves other aspects of health and fitness, including aerobic capacity, muscle and bone, strength, flexibility, reduces stress, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there is no magic to exercise and it doesn’t cost a fortune to keep fit. You can engage in exercises that help burn calories and strengthen your heart.  Examples of such exercises include:  walking, jogging, running, squats, push-ups etc. The rule of thumb is to deliberately engage in an exercise or activity that enhances blood circulation, and consequently aid your immune systems to work effectively.

Get Quality Sleep
Most adults do not get enough sleep. Expectantly, experts have associated a number of health issues to poor sleep quality. This is because of the health benefits of sleep to the body. Sleep is a vital but often neglected part of our lives.  It is as important as eating the right food and engaging in regular exercise. In our article “How your body suffers from lack of sleep” we have revealed the devastating effects of sleep deficiency and have also provided helpful tips on how to make up for lost sleep.

To stay healthy, you have to invest in anything that would help you get a better night rest, this includes purchasing a quality mattress and pillow.  The National Centre for chronic disease prevention and health promotion in its studies and findings has linked lack of sleep to several chronic diseases and conditions, such as Type2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression and recommends 7hours+ of sleep for adults per night. ALSO READ: 8 Sleep Hacks to Help you Fall Asleep Faster

FINAL NOTE

While there are a number of ways to prevent so many diseases, we recommend that you practice eating healthily, have an exercise program, and ensure you sleep well. Remember, these factors are at the foundation of achieving a healthy lifestyle.

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Family / Should Pets Share The Same Bed With Their Owners? by Y4all: 4:20pm On Jan 14
Can you sleep on the same bed with your four-legged friend? Unsurprisingly, most pet owners develop an unusual bond with these beautiful creatures that they do not consider sharing their slumber surface with their pet(s) a big deal. However, there are some people who frown at the idea of sleeping with their pets for some reasons.  But should pet lovers share the same bed with their pets?

We would look at two sides of the coin to determine what’s ideal for you. Let’s explore:

Negative Effects of sleeping with your pet(s)

It threatens the lifespan of your mattress
Co-sleeping with your pet could reduce the lifespan of your mattress especially if they are not well groomed. Your pet might accidently pee or even poo on your mattress, these stains could cause your sleep surface to emit a pungent smell or result in permanent stain. Additionally, your pet may leave dander, pollen and dust on your bed coverings; this can result in early wear and tear of not only your bed coverings but your mattress. We are sure you did not budget for getting a new mattress because of your pet do you? Besides, a pet bed would save you the hassle.

Interruption of sleep

Sleeping with your pet might affect the quality and quantity of your sleep, this is because your pets- cats, dogs and birds, do not share the same sleep cycle with humans. While humans are monophasic sleepers (have one segment of sleep especially during nighttime hours), pets are polyphasic sleepers (they sleep in shorter sessions throughout the day and night).  This explains why they stay alert, move around, kick, scratch and make unpleasant noise that may disrupt your sleep at night. Sleep disturbance and consequent sleep deficiency can influence your immune system and immensely affect your overall well being.  Although, some people snooze better with their pet in bed because of the feelings of warmth and security it provides.

 Pets don’t suffer from lack of sleep as you would; this is because they could easily make up for lost night time sleep during the day.

Vulnerability to allergies

Sharing a bed with your pet can trigger your risk of allergic symptoms for those who do not have pet allergies. Also, for those allergic to certain pets such as dogs, and a continuous exposure to this pet would trigger some health issues. Interestingly, while your pets go outside to potty or play with other pets, it is exposed to pollen, ticks, disease and dust that clings to its fur, and this can increase allergic reactions. Aside from the allergens, your pet can also transmit external parasites such as fleas and ticks to you.  Although, a daily routine of cleaning your pets with a moist towel, bathing them, washing your bed coverings and consistently sanitizing your mattress will reduce your exposure to pet allergens. But purchasing a pet bed for your friend is a safer way of protecting your health.

It may affect your relationship/ love life

What if your partner isn’t a pet freak, and frowns at the idea of co-sleeping with your pet. Letting your four- legged friend(s) slumber on your bed may affect your romantic relationship if you do not clearly define boundaries. So, it’s important to let your pet snooze in your bed often and not always. A result from an interesting survey carried out by mattress online indicates that 50% of pet lovers would rather cancel or post pone sex and let their four-legged friend interrupt an intimate evening if they couldn’t be left alone at night.  Also, pets can prevent you from cuddling with your partner.

The Pros of Co-sleeping with your Pet

Co-sleeping with your pet may not be entirely bad. The truth is that many experts and pet lovers have enthusiastically shared their beautiful experiences with pets and the benefits of having one. Here are some positives of snoozing with pets

Eases anxiety and stress

Interestingly, cuddling your furry friend releases cuddle hormone or love hormone known as oxytocin in your body. Studies have shown that oxytocin level increases during hugging. These hormones help to enhance your mood, learning ability, appetite, digestion, etc.

Provides a sense of safety

Co-sleeping with your pet for some people provides a sense of security. It will boost your confidence to know that while you drift to dreamland, your pet will alert you if they suspect any danger or even unusual event. However, this doesn’t erase the fact that your pet may disturb your sleep by jumping, dragging the blankets etc. Therefore the best workaround is to get a pet bed.

Reduces blood pressure

Studies indicate that having contact with your pet while sleeping can lower your blood level. Practically touching or petting your pet can lead to lower blood pressure readings.

CONCLUSION

Co-sleeping with pets has been an age-long practice in many cultures around the world. However, when considering the question co-sleeping with your pet, two important factors should guide your decision; they include your health and the health of your pet. If the risk associated with sleep loss, allergies, affected sex exceeds the benefits of snoozing with your furry friend, then we recommend investing in a quality pet bed for your four-legged friend.

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Family / 5 Best Mattresses in Nigeria to Help You Sleep Better this Year by Y4all: 4:47pm On Jan 13
Having quality sleep should be top of your goals and priorities this year. Ever heard of the cliché ‘health is wealth? Of course, every other thing-  job, business, education, family etc. will  thrive if you are healthy. Interestingly, getting adequate sleep helps prevent illnesses such as diabetes and stroke that could hamper your plans for the year. Certainly, you need the best mattresses to sleep well.

Investing in the right mattress that helps you sleep better is a gateway to having a robust year. After all, snoozing on the wrong mattress can ruin your sleep. Nonetheless, we understand how frustrating it can be to make the right choice of mattress that suits you.  Like who has the luxury of time and patience these days to sort through a bulk of mattresses in a bid to pick just one or maybe 2 mattresses that provide beauty sleep? Definitely we do.

We have carefully reviewed and selected best mattresses that would promote better sleep. So, We narrowed down your choice to 4  best mattresses that will provide the needed support for your body, your sleep position and budget.

Here’s our recommended list of mattresses that would help you sleep better this year:

Best Medium-Firm Mattress
Grandeur Mattress

The grandeur mattress is a definition of luxury and quality. It is a semi-orthopedic mattress that is designed to support your body.  It alleviates stress and provide adequate spinal alignment and pressure relief. This is a medium firm mattress and is recommended for any and everyone who wants to enjoy a healthy body posture this year. If you need a guaranty on your mattress investment, then you are sure to get one with the Winco Foam Grandeur mattress with its 5 years warranty period With an ideal firmness, this mattress provides maximum comfort for all types of sleepers-stomach sleepers, side sleepers or back sleepers.  Oh! Did we skip the 14 night free-at home sleep trial period?  So, if you are dissatisfied with this mattress, then you can return it at no additional expense.  Also, our sleep buddy can support a body weight of as much as 130kg.

Best Spring Mattress
Elegant Mattress, Exclusive Mattress and Porsche mattress

Ever wished for a mattress that is highly comfortable yet affordable? Then you can end your search with the Winco Foam Elegant mattress, Exclusive and Porsche mattress.  These mattresses undeniably portray its name in function, features and appearance. Designed with spring coils, these mattresses provide even weight distribution, pressure point relief and proper spinal alignment. While the Elegant mattress has a 3years warranty period, the Porsche mattress has a 5 years warranty and the Exclusive mattress a 10years warranty with a choice to customize these mattresses to suit your preferences. You are sure to sleep better on this range of Winco foam spring mattresses with a free 14 night trial on the Exclusive and Porsche mattresses.

Best Firm Mattress/ Best Mattress for Heavy People
Winco Orthopedic Mattress, Supreme mattress

A pain free back, joint and overall body is possible with these mattresses. Firmer mattresses like the Winco Foam Orthopedic mattress and the Supreme mattress is ideal for people who desire a firm sleep surface to help alleviate pressure points and align the spine. The supreme mattress is dual sided mattress- orthopedic foam at the bottom layer with firm foam at the upper layer. This provides exceptional comfort and delivers a cozy feeling as you can flip the mattress to suit your sleep needs. This mattress supports all body weight.

A customer raved about the supreme mattress in an online review “I was all out for a solution to my constant back and joint ache. While I would discontinue any activity I suspect was the culprit, I never thought my soft mattress was the culprit until a friend recommended the Winco Orthopedic mattress. When I first settled into the mattress, I felt so comfortable that I knew my search for a solution was over. I woke up without any unpleasant pain in my back, neck and joints. This is due to orthopedic foam chips designed to support your spine from sinking or curling while sleeping, thus positioning the body for a better sleep.

The Winco Foam Orthopedic mattress also offers extra support to plus-size or heavy people. Its high density foam provides adequate support and comfort in any position. This mattress has a 10 years warranty and offers a 14 night free-at home sleep trial period. It comes in different sizes and prices ranges from ….

Best Foam Mattresses with Low Prices

Comfort mattress, Delight Mattress, Blossom mattress,  Merit mattress 

If what you want is a foam mattress that will help you enjoy quality sleep this year, then any of these mattresses will serve you well. These mattresses are highly affordable and provide your body the adequate support it needs, they offer the right firmness, support and comfort. They are beautifully designed with appealing colors that add beauty to your home. You can customize these mattresses to suit your sleep needs and preferences.

Best Mattress with a Bed Frame

Winco Divan Mattress

Imagine getting a mattress and a bedframe in one purchase? Absolutely amazing isn't it? Read more about this unique masterpiece and you would be completely fascinated and charmed to make a purchase out rightly.

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Family / Re: Oversleeping: What Happens When You Sleep Too Much? by Y4all: 2:53pm On Dec 30, 2020
sleep? i rarely get enough

Interesting...so how many hours do you sleep at night?
Family / Re: Oversleeping: What Happens When You Sleep Too Much? by Y4all: 2:52pm On Dec 30, 2020
faithfull18:
Poverty will come like an armed man.


Quite true smiley
Family / Oversleeping: What Happens When You Sleep Too Much? by Y4all: 4:49pm On Dec 23, 2020
You might be amongst the many people who are excited about the holiday period, because you finally got the time to rest. Unsurprisingly, you might be tempted to sleep long hours this period in a bid to make up for sleep lost during work days. Unfortunately, this article might just burst your bubble. This is because many industry experts have associated oversleeping with certain medical conditions which you don't want to experience. While we have continuously emphasized on the need for adequate sleep, still, oversleeping can be detrimental to your health.

HOW MUCH SLEEP IS TOO MUCH

The quantity of sleep you should get is largely determined by your age. Although, there are certain sleep conditions that might make you sleep longer than the recommended time. However the rule of thumb is to snooze within the recommended range for your age, and not to doze much more than( 9hours for adults) or far below(9 hours for adults)the recommended sleep range.
Below is the recommended sleep duration by the National Sleep Foundation:


Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep duration between 14 and 17 hours each day (Previously it was 12-18 hrs)

Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range is extended from 12 to 15 hours (Previously it was 14-15)

Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range broadened from 11 to 14 hours (Previously it was 12-14)

Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range stretched by one hour from 10 to 13 hours (Previously it was 11-13)

School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour, 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)

Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range broadened by one hour, 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)

Younger adults (18-25): [/b]Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)

[b] Adults (26-64)
: Sleep duration remains 7-9 hours (Previously also it was 7-9 hours)

Older adults (65 and older): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU OVERSLEEP?

Of course, too much of everything is bad and this includes too much sleep. Here are the health effects of oversleeping:

Excess Weight Gain
Nobody wants to be out of shape, do you? The truth is that, You are more likely to be obese when you sleep continuously sleep beyond the appropriate time. A study has shown that long sleepers- people who slept over 9 hours are 21% more likely to become overweight  than people who slept within the recommended range. Therefore, we can rightly say that too much sleep can make you fat.

Stroke

A 2019 study published in the online issue of Neurology reports that those who sleep for more than 9 hours at night had a 23% higher risk of stroke than those sleeping less than eight hours each night. Additionally, it also found that people who nap for at least 90 minutes have a 25% stroke risk than those who nap for less than 30 minutes.

Headaches
Too much sleep can trigger headaches especially for people who are prone to headaches and back pains. We strongly discourage Snoozing longer than the usual time regularly, whether it's during the week, weekend or taking advantage of the holiday period to oversleep.  It’s safer to stick to a regular sleep schedule and not to oversleep. Notable amongst the many explanations on why oversleeping causes headaches is its effect on a neurotransmitter-serotonin.  Generally, serotonin helps induce sleep and keep you awake, and any interruption in the activities of the serotonin will result in headaches.

Heart Diseases

People who have excess amounts of sleep are prone to heart complications. Result from the Nurses’ Health study have shown that women who sleep more than 9 hours per night were 38% more likely to have coronary heart disease than women who slept eight hours.
Staying in bed longer than recommended can result in hormonal imbalance, making it difficult for your body to regulate stress. Example of such a hormone is the cortisol. The cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands; it helps your body deal with stressful situations. However, if you do not stick to a normal sleep pattern, the activity of this hormone may be interrupted; affecting its ability to manage stress and consequently result in the buildup of anxiety and depression overtime.

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Family / Re: How To Go Back To Sleep After Waking Up At Night by Y4all: 2:10pm On Dec 23, 2020
Cutehector:
If you keep your phone far away from you, you will sleep longer than when your phone is just beside you while trying to sleep.

You are correct
Family / Re: How To Go Back To Sleep After Waking Up At Night by Y4all: 3:28pm On Dec 18, 2020
CalliDora1:
Like now, I'm finding it diff to go back to sleep. undecided and this always happens if I wake up and splash water on my face. But if I don't, i go back to sleep easily.

Its not like anything is bothering me though.

Nice one.

Thank you. I would advice you stop splashing water on your face because it makes you more alert than sleepy.

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Family / Re: How To Go Back To Sleep After Waking Up At Night by Y4all: 3:25pm On Dec 18, 2020
jeff1607:
Tried all of these ,it’s 5hrs now still can’t get some sleep.

Village pipo wehdone

Are you sure you did?
Family / Re: How To Go Back To Sleep After Waking Up At Night by Y4all: 3:24pm On Dec 18, 2020
Bola146:
Thanks for the info


You are welcome smiley
Family / How To Go Back To Sleep After Waking Up At Night by Y4all: 3:15pm On Dec 17, 2020
Some nights are just different in so many ways. Some people are abruptly awoken by an unpleasant sound in the middle of the night. While for some it’s either a nightmare, the frequent tossing and turning, the need to use the toilet etc. that leaves their eyes wide open without the slightest knowledge of when to catch the next sleep flight. In our local parlance, we use the phrase “Sleep has disappeared from my eyes”, to describe this state.

However, this is a frustrating and exhausting experience, especially when you wish to catch some more Z's but sleep seems to be far away. Unfortunately, not only does this affect the quantity and quality of sleep you will get, it will also impact your productivity the next day.

Here are ways you can fall back asleep after waking up at night

Ignore the time
This seems like an impossible thing to do. It’s a common act to stare at the clock and watch the time slip away while we struggle to snooze off. However, this only makes it more difficult for you to fall asleep as it increases tension and anxiety. This is because your brain will be more active, making falling back asleep more difficult. Resist the temptation of checking the time, focus your mind on something else aside your desire to fall back asleep.

Try music
Do you remember how those lullabies lured you or your little baby to sleep? Ah ha! That’s the power of music. Beautifully, it works for people across or ages.  A beautiful soothing, slow music at night can get you back to dreamland easily. Interestingly, listening to music can help your body relax and prepare for sleep. This is because of its effect on the parasympathetic nervous system. Additionally, those pleasant sounds can penetrate your body, soul and spirit. It can slow your heart rate and breathing, reduce your blood pressure and calm your nervous system. Although, your music preference could also determine the effect of music on you.  Still, music enhances sleep and can work on just anyone.

Leave your phone
Some people quickly resort to checking their emails, chats, play games or see movies with their phones, once they have trouble getting back to sleep. Unsurprisingly, they find it even more difficult to snooze. This is because the brain becomes more alert, making sleep more difficult to achieve when we are exposed to the blue light from our phone. Literally, your brain is tricked into thinking its morning and therefore becomes alert and set for the day. In fact, sleep experts have recommended putting your phone away 2-3 hours before bedtime, so picking it up at the middle of the night is a complete NO.

Create a distraction
When you focus on getting back to sleep, your mind might be stressed out and you’d become too tense to sleep. You can doze off by visualizing a beautiful scene, recollect great memories, or repeat soothing lines, poems or songs till you go off. Also, try counting- repeat a circle of 1-10 or try counting backwards.

Use the meditation technique
Meditation increases your prospect of falling back asleep if you are struggling to. This is because meditating calms your mind. It helps lower your rate, foster slow breathing and activates the parasympathetic nervous system. These activities will help you drift to dreamland faster. You can do this by lying flat on your bed with your head stationed on a pillow. Begin with a few long slow breath-inhale and exhale slowly. Also, be sure your body is relaxed and close your eyes, so you would concentrate. This would help you snooze quickly.  You can also try the meditation techniques in this article: 8 sleep hacks to help you  fall asleep faster.

Get off your bed
Ok, you’ve been struggling to catch some Z’s for over 10-20 minutes yet it seems like an impossible feat. It’s time to get up. Lying on your bed doesn’t not guarantee a doze off, in-fact you only get frustrated and exhausted trying to sleep.  Because, your brain would adjust to sleeplessness on your bed. So, you’ve got to do something different: change your sleep surface, move into another room, read an interesting but not horrific novel with a dim light, and listen to music. Again, you can try a warm or cold shower depending on the temperature of your bedroom.

FINAL THOUGHT

Sleep is a fundamental part of life; therefore anything that robs you of quality sleep should be treated as urgent and important. While staying asleep is very important, falling asleep easily should also be very easy. For some people, the trouble to get back to sleep is a daily experience which may be due to insomnia. For such people, we recommend a visit to your doctor.  More so, you can get a sleep App to help you go back to sleep based on a doctor’s recommendation. We have also discussed in other articles how a mattress can affect your sleep. You can get a new mattress if your mattress is the culprit.

RECOMMENDED READING

https://www.wincofoam.com/best-mattresses-for-couples-in-nigeria/

https://www.wincofoam.com/pillow-prices-in-nigeria-a-giude-for-your-next-purchase/

https://www.wincofoam.com/should-babies-share-a-bed-with-their-parents-find-out-here/

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Family / Pillow(s): 5 Signs You Need To Get New One by Y4all: 5:15pm On Dec 14, 2020
How long have you been using your pillow(s)? Surprisingly, most people do not consider replacing their pillows a priority. But the truth is, in addition with your mattress, your pillow plays a vital role in the quality of sleep you get each night, and so, should be given the needed attention.

Pillows are designed for several purposes. Common place amongst its numerous functions is that it serves as a head rest. This means that every night, your pillow bears the weight of your head, this would eventually lead to sagging and discomfort. Also, while you snooze on your pillow, your pillow absorbs saliva, sweat, skin and hair, even body oil. Unfortunately, these materials will make your pillow smell, think of the offensive odour your pillow emits that makes you toss and turn all through the night. Although you can prevent this pungent smell by regularly washing your pillows.

Again, dust mites thrive on these materials-sweats, saliva and so forth and would result in allergies that could disrupt our sleep and also productivity. More so, your pillow like every other item has a lifespan, so, you would have to replace your pillow regardless, to enjoy a peaceful slumber each night.

Here are signs you need to replace your pillow(s)

Dust mite Allergies
Pillows are oftentimes reservoirs for dust mites, which causes allergies like sneezing, runny nose, itchy or red eyes, etc. When you constantly experience one or more of these allergies each time you wake up, then it’s time to get new pillow(s). These allergies can destabilize your day and also disrupt your sleep. Also, if you have allergies, replacing your pillow regularly should be a habit.

Aches and Pains
The right pillow will help position your head and neck properly, providing the needed alignment for your entire body. However, if you wake up with aches and pains in your neck and shoulder, then your pillow might just be the culprit. You should replace your pillow ASAP.

Uneven Spots
You most likely have noticed that your once beautiful and comfortable pillow is having lumps. Pillows get lumpy when they collect moistures, dust mites and dirt.  This is common with leather or foam pillows. Although you can remove the lumps through online DIY’s tips-pillow fluffing, this may not provide a satisfactory result. We recommend simply buying a new pillow(s). Moreover, there are high quality bed pillows that would save you from the stress and discomfort of a lumpy pillow.

Flat surface
Most persons do not realize the harm a flat pillow poses to their health until they begin to feel pains and aches in their neck or shoulder. A depressed pillow surface is a sign that your pillow has served its purpose and therefore you need a new pillow. Also, if your pillow does not stretch back to its original shape after you fold it, then you should get a new one. Also Read:https://www.wincofoam.com/things-to-consider-when-buying-pillows/

Tough or Permanent Stains
You don’t have to be stuck with a pillow with noticeable permanent stain, especially when a new pillow won’t cost an arm. We do not refer to stubborn stains on your pillow case but on the pillow itself. This can be an unpleasant yellow stain caused by a saliva or fluid which will eventually cause your pillow to smell due to decay.


Regular washing your pillows will prolong its life span but the truth is that your pillow won’t last forever. Ideally, you should replace your pillow every 2-3 years. Most importantly, you should replace your pillow if it no longer provides the needed support to your neck, head and spine.


Recommended Reading: https://www.wincofoam.com/where-to-get-affordable-pillows-in-nigeria/

https://www.wincofoam.com/5-selfish-sleep-positions-couples-must-avoid/

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Family / How Your Body Suffers When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep by Y4all: 11:31am On Dec 12, 2020
Sleep is one of the most valuable asset in the world. Many people strategize on how to achieve every other thing- think: professional certifications, career goal, business etc. but plan less to enjoy quality sleep.  Unsurprisingly, nature has a way of penalizing the culprits of sleep debt- daytime drowsiness, lack of concentration, low productivity etc. However, these are just a tip of the iceberg.

While you are likely familiar with the ‘common’ consequences of sleep deprivation, there are other surprising things that happen to your body when you are sleep deficient. This is because your sleep habit has a premium impact on everything you need to function in life-immune systems, cognition and what have you.  So, it will be right to say that your body suffers, when your sleep suffers.

If you still think having quality sleep- a recommended 7- 9hours sleep for adults according to sleep foundation, isn’t a necessity, here are surprising ways your poor snoozing habit affects your body.

Increase vulnerability to diseases and illness
Not having enough sleep would not only make you sick when exposed to a virus but will also affect your ability to recover from sickness easily. Industry experts have reiterated the correlation between insufficient sleep and decreased immune response to diseases and illness. This is because while you sleep your body repairs it’s cells, and infection-fighting antibodies also increase, consequently improving your immunity to illness and disease. Sleep deficiency will severely hurt your immune system and expose you to more harm.

Reduced Sex drive
Getting far below the recommended amount of sleep can negatively affect your sex life. This proves a strong link between sleep deprivation and sex. Most people unknowingly experience sexual dysfunction due to stress caused by sleep loss. The truth is that, when you are stressed, sex hormones such as oxytocin and testosterone is lowered or suppressed. This could result in lack of interest in sex and other sexual disorder. Additionally, not only does short sleep make you stressed out, you can also be too tired and consequently lack the energy for sex. However, as couples you can improve your sex life by improving on your sleep duration. Studies have shown that when you sleep longer-between 7-9 hours of sleep, your sex drive will be boosted.

It can lead to Diabetes

An estimated 463 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 19million people live with diabetes in Africa. There is a relationship between short sleep and diabetes. While lack of sleep doesn’t directly cause diabetes, not getting the right amount of sleep can affect the production of insulin. This in turn raises your blood sugar level, because of the lack of insulin that helps your body turn blood sugar into energy, thereby resulting in diabetes.  Getting enough sleep will help regulate your sugar level and prevent the risk of a type 2 diabetes

It can increase your risk of heart disease
Poor sleep can adversely affect your heart health. On the other hand, when you enjoy a quality sleep time, your blood pressure is properly regulated, this will reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, heart failure, coronary artery disease and so forth.

Increase risk of obesity
When you sleep less, you gain more weight. Studies have proved that people who sleep for four hours at night are prone to hunger and increase appetite for foods high in calories compared to those who snooze for 8 hours or more. Another reason for obesity weight gain due to short sleep can result in fatigue which will make you less likely to engage in any exercise that aids weight loss. Also, insufficient sleep will decrease the production of leptin and increase ghrelin, consequently resulting in increased appetite and more weight.

RECOMMENDED READING

https://www.wincofoam.com/try-these-7-tips-to-sleep-better-at-night-you-will-be-glad-you-did/

https://www.wincofoam.com/simple-changes-that-improve-sleep-quality/

https://www.wincofoam.com/tips-to-fall-asleep-faster/

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