Amber Merton | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog - Part 3

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Could White Noise Improve Your Sleep?

noisy neighbor

If you’ve even laid awake at night tossing, turning, and counting sheep, you’ll have been desperate for some sort of revelation or cure to bring you a good night’s sleep. It’s true that some people can sleep through anything. However, when you live in a noisy area, or if you’re a shift worker trying to sleep during the day in a full house, you’ll be aware of just how difficult getting to sleep is, even when you’re exhausted.

10 Steps to Achieve Your 2017 Fitness Goals 

fitness class

Happy New Year! Yes, it’s that time again where we get to thinking about and setting out our fitness goals for the 12 months ahead. Perhaps you want to get outside more to get fitter, or maybe you need to seriously work on losing that stubborn last 10 pounds.

13 Tips to Green Your Workout

exercising

When you’re environmentally-aware, you’re used to recycling, minimizing your carbon footprint, composting, and more. You’re probably only too aware of what you’re putting into your body, and you eat well, and are aware of where your food comes from.

Planning a Greener City: 5 Ways to Transition to New Green Technology

green city

As more and more people are expressing interest in green technology, cities are listening. While individual responsibility is essential for going green, city-wide efforts are crucial as well, and those working in government can have a tremendous impact. Here are five ways to transition to new green technology.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Sleep

couple sleeping peacefully

It’s that time of year again. You know the one, where you start off the new year with all the best intentions and hopes for the coming 12 months, and by the time you get to mid-January, they’re completely forgotten about!

15 Ways to Sleep in Heavenly Peace During the Holidays

sleeping peacefully

Good quality sleep is something that we take for granted, however, during the holidays it can be hard to come by. What with all the activities and festivities surrounding the holidays:

  • shopping for presents
  • baking cookies
  • wrapping
  • decorating
  • writing out christmas cards
  • attending parties
  • suffering from jet lag from travel
  • eating and drinking too many sugary treats
  • drinking alcohol
  • sleeping in unfamiliar locations when you’re visiting family
  • eating huge heavy calorie-laden foods before bed
  • working more hours if you’re in retail
  • and many later than normal bedtimes

It’s no wonder that your internal clock can become messed up.

About Essential Oils and Their Uses in an Eco-Friendly Home

essential oils

We’ve all heard of essential oils, and how they’re used in aromatherapy. These oils can also be used around the home and to help calm and relax you for better sleep, as well as to help you clean your home using natural, chemical-free products.

Here we take a look at some of the best ones to use around your home, as well as discover exactly what essential oils are.

Cork: Green Material Spotlight

wine cork

Cork is a wonderfully green material to use and has various building and home applications. It’s environmentally sustainable and is also readily available throughout many areas of the world, particularly in the Mediterranean.

6 Ways Businesses Are Becoming More Eco-Friendly

green business

Having an interest in greening your business shows you’re sensitive to our environment. Your efforts contribute tremendously to the vitality of our earth. Both corporate giants and small businesses are making eco-friendly strides in various forms from using power saving windows to energy-efficient bulbs. Below are some other great practices companies are adopting to reduce their carbon footprint. You can follow suit!

What Does Responsibly Sourced Mean?

supply chain management

Sometimes referred to as supply chain responsibility, responsible sourcing is a voluntary commitment made by companies to take environmental and social factors into account when managing their relationship with suppliers.