NocJournal - The Art of Sleeping

Down vs Synthetic: What Makes a Superior Pillow?

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/30/14 10:00 AM

Size, style, color, filler, weight— who knew pillow shopping could be so complex?

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Topics: down pillows

5 Steps to a Perfect Personal Retreat that Inspires the Senses

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/29/14 9:58 AM

Everyone needs their own personal retreat—a place that you can go to get away from it all, relax, unwind, and even become inspired. The renewal and joy you experience when you are able to find enjoyment with the little things and truly be you is invaluable to your sense of wellbeing. While it might seem like a luxury for the exorbitantly wealthy, the truth is that this kind of retreat is available to anyone, and should be considered a necessity for good physical and mental health.

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Topics: personal retreat

Health Watch: How to Inspect Your Hotel for Bedbugs

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/27/14 1:40 PM

Traveling is a great experience, as long as you take the proper steps to prepare and plan for your trip. There are flight and driving itineraries to create, bags to pack, family members to get ready, pets to make arrangements for— whether they are going along with you or heading to a pet resort while you are away.

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Topics: hotel bedding, health

Does Organic Dry Cleaning Really Make a Difference?

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/21/14 10:00 AM

These days, it seems like every industry is doing their best to go green— ditching many harsh chemicals and opting for more natural process. You can find organic choices at the supermarket, your favorite clothing brand, and, now, the local dry cleaner.

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Topics: down comforter, cleaning, dry clean

3 Home Remedies for Congestion to Try When You Forget the Sudafed

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/20/14 11:00 AM

It's happened to almost everyone. It's late at night, your head is stuffy and you can't breathe. You hit the medicine cabinet and dig around for some Sudafed, to no avail. There is nothing in your bathroom that can fix your congestion. It's late and you definitely don't want to shed your comfy pajamas to go out in the cold to find something to clear your head and sinuses. You just have to suffer through the night, right? Not so.

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Topics: health, healthy home

Style Guide: Know Your Pillow

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/17/14 4:00 PM

All pillows are not created equally. In order to get the best night's sleep possible, you need to get the pillow that is right for you. But cushioning your weary head isn’t all a pillow will do. Some pillows are designed to give allergy sufferers relief, others are not meant to be slept on at all—decorative pieces that make a style statement for your home.

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Topics: down pillow, Sleep Well

4 Tips for Making Your Getaway More Successful

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/11/14 1:00 PM

What do you do when you need a break from the daily grind and your chores, work and kids? Maybe you indulge in a bubble bath, escape into a good book or do yoga. A personal retreat provides you with a longer opportunity to refocus, recharge and relax. Whether you travel to an island for a long weekend or sit at the park for an afternoon, implement four tips that ensure the success of your next getaway.

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Topics: personal retreat

Secrets Revealed: How Do Hotels Keep Their Bedding So White?

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/10/14 1:00 PM

Do you ever wish you could hang a "Clean My Room" sign on your bedroom door when you leave for work in the morning? Then magically, you come home to a spotless room with crisp, white sheets and freshly laundered towels hanging in the bathroom.

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Topics: hotel bedding, hotel comforter, hotel sheets

3 Items You Shouldn't Dry Clean-- But Probably Are

Posted by Downlite Bedding

10/9/14 1:30 PM

Because you're always looking for ways to save money, you're careful to take special precautions when washing your favorite garments. After all, you spend money on quality down bedding, soft cashmere sweaters and expensive dress shirts, and you want to maintain their intended shape and feel as you enjoy them for many years to come.

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Topics: Down Bedding, down comforter, dry clean

These Simple Steps Make Your Home a Happier, Healthier Place

Posted by Stefan Hunter

10/4/14 1:00 PM

It's only natural to want a happy, healthy home for you and your family. But with so much to do every day— between getting the kids ready for school, going to work, running errands, making dinner, and more— putting those good intentions into action is often easier said than done. Fortunately, there are some simple steps to creating a healthier home that you can easily incorporate into your family's lifestyle without taking time away from anything else.

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Topics: health, healthy home

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