NocJournal - The Art of Sleeping

These Healthy Home Remedies Help Beat Sleepless Nights

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/18/14 9:30 AM

You glance at the alarm clock. It's 1:00 a.m.

If you could just fall asleep, you'd get five or six hours of solid slumber. Instead, you run through the presentation you have to give at the office the next day. Or, you think about the upcoming parent-teacher conference at your kid's school.

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Topics: sleep tips, health, healthy home, bad sleeping habits

Down Buying Guide: 2 Details You Haven't Considered Make a Difference

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/16/14 10:00 AM

Whether you’ve always wanted one of those high-end down comforters like they use at the fancy bed and breakfast you love to stay at, or you are searching for a unique and useful gift for a hard-to-buy-for friend or family member, it’s important to be informed so that you can choose the best down products.

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Topics: down comforter

Boutique Hotels: A Good Choice for the Holiday Visitor?

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/13/14 9:30 AM

Picking a hotel isn’t as straightforward as it used to be, with all of the online tools and rewards systems that help (or hinder) you from getting the room of your dreams.

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Topics: hotel bedding, hotel, sleeping at hotels

At Work or Home, the Mini Break Is Key to a Happy Holiday

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/11/14 9:30 AM

You make lists, shop for presents , plan party menus, decorate your home and still have to go to work and keep up with your kids' regular activities. Are you exhausted yet?

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Topics: rested, personal retreat

3 Choices That Change the Look and Feel of Your Bed

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/9/14 9:00 AM

Is your bed just the thing you sleep on or is it the focal point of your bedroom design? If you have spent all your time focusing on the furniture and wall art, then you are missing the biggest part of the bedroom design schematic.

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Topics: bedding, American Made Bedding

Healthy Home Hack: Beat Winter Woes with an Indoor Garden

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/6/14 9:30 AM

Summer gardens improve outdoor living spaces as they produce fresh flowers and tasty vegetables. The benefits of a garden don't have to stop because it's winter, though. Discover the ways plants improve your mental health, air quality and eating habits as they help you create a healthy home for you and your family. Then, learn a few tips for growing an indoor garden with herbs, vegetables or ornamental plants.

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Topics: healthy home

Design Diva: 5 Ways to Style a Guest Bed Like a Pro

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/5/14 2:00 PM

You could say that, for overnight visitors, your guest room is one of your defining features as a host, so it makes sense to put a little extra effort into the bed design. And it can be the little touches— like classy pillow arrangements and down comforters— that can be all it takes to make the spare room feel welcoming for guests. The key to success is to discover new ways to decorate the bed that are easy and, maybe, just a little bit exciting.

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Topics: down comforter, guest bedroom, down comforters

4 Things That Need to Be on Your Holiday Hosting Checklist

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/4/14 10:00 AM

Are you hosting the big holiday dinner this year? The holidays are a mixed bag of stress and adventure—from pulling out that premium hotel bedding to set the guest room up just right to testing out Grandma’s famous, homemade stuffing recipe (no one can make it quite like her). But you can reduce some of the chaos by planning ahead.

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Topics: hotel bedding

What to Do When You Bring Home Bed Bugs

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/3/14 3:00 PM

Did you know that you can pick up bed bugs from almost anywhere—and, to top it off, you may not even realize you’ve picked up these tiny hitchhikers. Many people who have bed bug infestations don't show any of the characteristic clustered bites at first.

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Topics: hotel bedding

Get Inspired: 2 Healthy Home Bloggers You Should be Following

Posted by Stefan Hunter

12/2/14 9:30 AM

We all want to live in a healthy home— it makes for a much better quality of life for our families, and particularly our children—and there are plenty of bloggers, pinners, and talking heads out there who are ready and willing to offer advice. But because there is so much information on healthy living, it can be difficult to distinguish between what is good information and what is useless.

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Topics: healthy home

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