Your bedroom is your oasis from the world. It’s a place of peace, reflection, and, in a perfect world, sleep. There are many practical things you can do to create a “greener” room that reflect the type of planetary caretaker you want to be. Did you know, though, that many of these things involve the fragrance of your room?
It looks like there’s a little bit of truth in the ages old saying about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Premier Inn hotel chain recently conducted an interview involving 3,000 UK adults regarding their sleeping styles. Nearly 75 percent of those participating in the survey have no interest in switching sides. In fact, they feel that attempting to sleep on the other side would make them feel strange.
Arbor Day is a day in which individuals, businesses, community groups, church groups, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The practice began on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and is an endearing part of our national culture. Arbor Day is also observed in similar fashion in cultures throughout the world. In the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April.
Not only can you buy and plant trees yourself, but you can also gift trees to other people, groups, and organizations so they can plant them as well.
According to Harvard Medical School, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep daily on average in order to experience optimal health and performance. Unfortunately, most people squeak through the workweek falling far short of the nightly sleep goals with plans to make that sleep up on the weekend. New evidence suggests that might not be as simple of a proposition as it was once believed to be.
As we begin to take notice of the impact we have on the planet, more and more Americans are looking for new ways to reduce carbon footprints, reuse resources whenever possible, and recycle the things that remain.
It’s a great policy — especially when it comes to mattresses. According to Earth911.com, “Each year in the U.S., 40 million mattresses are disposed of, and a mattress can take up as much as 40 cubic feet in a landfill.” Unfortunately, mattresses have traditionally been difficult for the average consumer to recycle.
The Federal Trade Commission exists to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in marketing, without hampering legitimate marketing efforts. One area of marketing that’s needed additional oversight in recent years is marketing related to “green living” or environmentally friendly products.
Baby Boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are beginning to retire in record numbers. If you’re one of them, you’re might be playing harder than ever before. At the end of the day, what you need is a good night’s sleep so you can get up tomorrow and start all over again. That’s why it’s important to choose a mattress that offers the perfect combination of support and comfort to meet all your sleep needs.
Plants are an excellent way to truly “go green” in your bedroom. They help improve indoor air quality and bring a little bit of Mother Nature’s splendor into your bedroom. The following plants are perfect to add a hint of green without dominating the landscape of your private sanctuary.