PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog | Best Latex Mattress & Natural Sleeping Source - Part 3

How Alcohol Impacts the Quantity and Quality of Your Sleep

alcohol and sleep

If you’ve ever drunk alcohol, you’ll be only too aware of the fact that it can make you very drowsy. You might think, therefore, that a glass of wine or a beer before bed will help you sleep. However, how true is this? In this article, we take a look at the facts on how alcohol affects the quantity and quality of your sleep.

A Guide to Greenhouse Gases

greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gases are ones that trap heat within the atmosphere, and that experts believe are responsible for global warming and climate change.  Since the 18th century and the beginning of the industrial revolution, the activities of humankind have been responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouses gases in the atmosphere.

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

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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.