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Sleeping in the winter can be a delightful experience if your bedding is keeping you warm and cozy. With just a few changes, you can make your bedding winter-ready. The right winter bedding should trap your body heat enough to keep you warm but remain breathable enough that you stay comfortable. Look below to learn how to choose specialty bedding for winter.
The kitchen is the most heavily used room in your home, so it takes work to keep it clean. Your kitchen sink needs special attention in particular. Whether you have a stainless steel kitchen sink that's easy to maintain or a specialty copper sink, you can significantly improve the appearance and cleanliness of your kitchen sink by doing a thorough deep cleaning. Here are some steps to help your kitchen sink shine.
If you're getting ready to update your child's bedroom, it's worth researching new trends in children's beds before you start. Kids' furniture can be expensive, and ending up with something they hate a couple years down the line isn't ideal. Children's beds come in wide range of styles, so you can find something for your little princess, your future football star, or even your tomboy twins.
Your sheets can have a distinct impact on the way you sleep. Satin sheets offer a silky feel and can help keep you cool, while traditional cotton sheets are highly durable and come in a variety of prints. If you're stuck debating which type of sheets to buy, look no further. This guide will help break it down by looking at the pros and cons of satin sheets vs. cotton sheets.
If you're feeling fatigued, your diet may be to blame. A lack of the proper vitamins can leave you tired, even after a good night's sleep. If you find yourself struggling to keep your energy up throughout the day, then you might consider adding vitamins and supplements to your daily routine. Adding vitamins and supplements to your diet can help you fight fatigue and feel more energized. Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an anti-stress vitamin. If your body can't deal with stress properly, you tire quickly. Vitamin A maintains the health of skin, plus the mucous membranes lining your digestive tract, bladder, mouth and lungs. Vitamin A also aids in the production of T cells, which improve your immune system. When your immune system is healthy, you feel more energized. In addition to supplements, you can get more vitamin A by consuming more eggs, spinach and mangos. Vitamin B. Vitamin B is best when taken in the form of a B complex, which includes folic acid, B6 and B12. Vitamin B helps regulate hormones and metabolism. Getting enough vitamin B helps your body efficiently process food and turn it into energy. Vitamin B can also improve your mood. Vitamin B is especially helpful in treating pre-menstrual fatigue and mood swings. B-complex vitamins and fish oil capsules can help your body get enough vitamin B. You can also find high levels of vitamin B in meat, lentils and potatoes. Beer is also a surprising source of vitamin B, though alcohol can limit the body's absorption of vitamins, so consume alcohol in moderation. Vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial for maintaining your immune system and fighting viruses. Infections, even those unapparent to you, can cause fatigue as your body uses energy to fight them. Vitamin C is also helpful for iron absorption. Because iron deficiency, or "anemia", can result in fatigue, vitamin C is an important part of an energy-packed diet. Fruits and fruit juices are high in vitamin C, as are a wide range of vegetables. Vitamin C supplements are also a great way to get enough vitamin C. Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant, which means that it limits cell damage throughout the entire body. Vitamin E is also necessary for a healthy immune system. Supplements and multivitamins containing vitamin E can boost energy, and vitamin E can also be found in nuts, wheat germ, fruits and vegetables. NADH. NADH is a coenzyme. NADH aids in breaking down food and converting it into energy. If you're lacking NADH, fatigue is often a symptom. In addition to supplements, NADH can be found in fish, poultry and meat. Gingko Biloba. Gingko biloba is an extract from ginkgo leaves. Ginkgo biloba is often used to increase energy levels because it has been shown to increase blood flow in the body. Ginkgo biloba is also an antioxidant. You can find ginkgo biloba supplements or purchase teas and other drinks and specialty foods that are infused with the plant. The content on this site is not intended to substitute for the advice of a qualified physician, pharmacist or other licensed health-care professional. The products may have additional information and instructions on or inside the packaging that you should carefully read and follow. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. The use of dietary supplements may not have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. View All Vitamins and Supplements Back to Guides Directory View All Vitamins and Supplements
Bed pillows and sleeping pillows have one primary use: They support and cushion your head while you're sleeping, giving you a better night's rest. The pillow material most directly influences how well it does its job. Take a look at the article below to learn about the various types of pillows and how they affect your sleep.
A specially structured pillow is essential for reading comfortably in bed. If you love to slip into bed with a good book, you may want to consider looking for pillows that are made to help you relax comfortably. Using regular sleeping pillows for stability simply doesn't work because they do not provide the support your neck and back needs to prop you up to see your reading material. Look below to learn about the best pillows for reading in bed.
Even if you have a top-of-the-line mattress and an 800 thread count sheet set, your bed is not likely to be comfortable without the right pillow tucked under your cheek. Nothing ruins a good night's sleep like a bad pillow. Unfortunately, it's easy to underestimate the value of a good pillow. Not only do good pillows add aesthetic value to your bed, but they can also be the difference between a restful night or an aching back and neck. Pillows come in different shapes, sizes and firmness. Take a look below to learn how to pick a pillow.
Decorating is made simple with sheet sets in coordinating colors and styles. Bed sheet sets take the guesswork out of buying sheets by including a matching flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcases all in one ensemble. From children's character sheet sets to comfortable jersey cotton sheet sets, you can find whatever style you're looking all in one convenient package. Keep reading to explore the top five reasons to buy bed sheet sets.
Buying a new toilet isn't something most people think about until they have to. Whether you're shopping for new toilets to install in a new home or just looking to replace outdated models, details like flushing power, configuration, aesthetics and technology should be considered for your bathroom.
Have you ever stayed up too late just because your bed didn't seem very inviting? Is the bedding in your dreams better than the place where you do the dreaming? A comfortable bed is easier to have than you may expect. With the right pieces, you can make your bedding more inviting -- so you'll be excited to go to bed.
There's nothing quite like the taste or smell of freshly baked bread, and there may also be few things more nutritious than a loaf cooked in your own kitchen. You'll need a few tools to bake your own bread at home, but don't let the cost, or the extra work, deter you. After a few batches, you'll recoup the upfront cost and you'll never have to buy another loaf of bagged bread again. Here are some easy tips and suggestions on how to easily make your own delicious loaves at home. It may be the next best thing since, well, you know.
Updating your bathroom cabinets is a great way to make your whole house feel fresh and new. Trends in cabinets are always changing, and it's worth exploring what's popular and what you like before committing to new furniture for your wall. Bathroom cabinets should be useful and attractive without necessarily being the focus of your bathroom decor. Choose cabinets that can mesh with many decors or be ready to commit to years of a single look.
Packing for a trip doesn't need to be stressful, especially when it comes to purchasing vacation clothing. When you have all of the necessary clothing and fashion accessories ahead of time, you can pack without worrying. To make sure you have the clothes, shoes and other accessories for your trip, use this vacation clothing buying guide. No matter what type of trip you're planning, you'll know how to buy vacation clothing long before you get out your luggage.
Adding ambiance, interest and security to your home can be as simple as adding outdoor lighting. The wide variety of outdoor lighting options available can make finding the right garden lighting a bit tricky. Fortunately, this outdoor lighting buying guide can help you determine the best outdoor lighting for your yard; when you know what your options are and what overall effect you want your garden lighting to achieve, buying the right outdoor lighting is easy.
If someone you know is welcoming a new family member, help them celebrate with a thoughtful gift. Consider gifts and flowers for the parents-to-be that will enrich the experience of having a new baby and help them make the transition as smoothly as possible. Along with all the clothes, diapers and other baby gifts the couple are likely to receive, special gifts for parents will show how happy you are for them and their new baby. Gifts for expectant parents are fun to give at baby showers, hospital visits and beyond. Use our gift ideas to choose presents that will be appreciated by the new parents.
When you're ready to take your little one out in the world you're ready to buy a baby stroller. There are different strollers for different activities -- everything from jogging to casual walking. The answers to these frequently asked questions about baby strollers will help you purchase the stroller that's right for you and your growing family.
March has been designated as National Craft Month in the United States, so why not celebrate it by making some of the crafts you've been meaning to try? Whether you plan to work on some kids' crafts with your family or celebrate St. Patrick's Day with festive holiday crafts, the following ideas will help you get started this month. Read on for tips on making the most of National Craft Month.
There's hardly anything more beautiful or versatile than wood furniture for your home. Whether you're looking for classic living room furniture or a contemporary dining set, wood furniture gives your home a beautiful touch. It's important to care for your wood furniture, however, to make it last and keep it looking its best for years to come. The following tips can help you determine the best way to care for your furniture.
Stocking a kitchen can be a tall order, especially since there is so much variety to choose from. Because bakeware is one of the kitchen items you use most, finding the right bakeware shouldn't have to be intimidating. Once you decide which bakeware pieces you need -- cookie sheets, casserole pans, cake pans, muffin tins, bread pans, lasagna pans, tart and quiche dishes and others -- you need to determine which material of bakeware is right for you. This bakeware buying guide is here to help.