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01 26 2015

Not sleeping better? It could be that your room is not dark enough. Sometimes, just the flicker of light that comes in from your window can disrupt sleep. Yup, even when your eyes are closed, they can detect that small amount of light and keep you tossing and turning the whole night. That’s because light, even the ones coming from your alarm clock, the red little light from your television that indicates power off and the lighted screen of your smartphone or tablet can inhibit the secretion of melatonin, a sleep inducing hormone that helps you falls asleep. When your room is pitch dark, you’ll fall asleep fast and you’ll wake up feeling more refreshed in the morning.

So, how do you achieve an inky-dark room? Make sure all the gadgets are totally turned off when you hit the sack. Try to cover your alarm clock with a piece of cloth or turn it away from you to prevent the light from disturbing you. Lastly, switch to black bedroom curtains.

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The black out shades like the ones from ogotobuy can block light from outside pretty well. That annoying street lamp, the light from your neighbor’s garage or even the headlights from passing cars won’t disturb your good night’s rest.

11 22 2013

I got mom a couch cushion for her achy back. Ever since she gained more weight her back has become a problem. She’s trying to lose weight through walking but because of her age, she’s not losing them fast. She says she feels more comfortable now when she sits with the cushion. She can sit longer to watch her favorite show. She looks so comfortable in the couch that I had to get one for myself. I don’t have back problems but I’d also like to sit comfortably while reading a book.

05 25 2013

There are more ways than ever before to cover up tobacco smoke. In the past, it was almost impossible to disguise the smell of smoke. Almost no air freshener invented could completely mask it, and people who are non-smokers are extremely good at picking out a smoke smell. Luckily nowadays you can use things like Tasty Puff air freshener at Nirvana420.com to easily disguise the tell-tale smell if you are a smoker. These new air fresheners that have been invented to cover up tobacco smoke work a little differently.

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Instead of simply spraying the freshener into the air around you as you smoke, you put a few drops of it directly onto your tobacco. This will ensure that the smoke that comes out will not smell exactly like tobacco. Another advantage of drop air fresheners is that they will make your tobacco taste better, too. Air freshener drops for tobacco additionally come in lots of different flavors and scents. You can choose between apple, strawberry, melon, or even a fresh lemon scent. Your non-smoking friends and family won’t have nearly as much to complain about if you begin using drops on your tobacco if you choose to smoke around them.

01 23 2013

That beautiful, unique baby bedding you received at your shower is in place, but the only thing missing is your baby on it. Sound familiar? Even the most prepared parents might find that their new addition to the family is stubbornly resisting all overtures to initiate them into slumber. Thankfully, it’s not an uncommon issue with newborns, and – even better! – there are plenty of ways to create an environment that promotes sleep.

Set a Nighttime Schedule

Understand first of all that babies aren’t born with a sense of day or night, let alone the concept that nighttime is most definitely for sleeping. So it is up to you, the parent, to give your baby cues that will inform them that the time for ZZZs is nigh. It can be as simple as a bath, followed by a mini-massage with lotion, a feeding and then quiet time in the crib with a musical mobile and a snuggle with a teddy bear. Whatever works for your family, stay as consistent as possible to give your baby the opportunity to recognize and anticipate these nightly cues.

Keep It Cool

Many adults enjoy a slightly cooler room for sleeping at night – it just makes those warm blankets that much cozier. Babies are the same way. The optimal temperature range is between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and you can emphasize the temperature difference by keeping the nursery slightly warmer during the day. Just be sure to monitor for too-hot or too-cold extremes.

Frequently Feed in the Evening

Beginning in the early evening – say, 5 p.m. or so – if you normally feed your baby during the day at three-hour stretches, then start feeding every two. This will load baby up and keep her stomach feeling fuller when she goes down to sleep at night, and that will hopefully mean she stays asleep for longer stretches of time.

Put Baby to Bed Awake

One of the greatest victories of parenting an infant is when he wakes up at night and is able to put himself back to sleep. You can promote this triumph of later infancy by putting your newborn to sleep drowsy but still awake, so that he has time to wakefully associate the crib location with sleep before actually succumbing to slumber (and perhaps appreciate the great room ideas you’ve used to decorate the crib?). It’s also a good way for baby to get practice fussing to himself a little bit before falling asleep on his own.

01 10 2013

Good plumbers are hard to find. There seems to be a scarcity of them these days. If you are in Newnan, GA, you are in luck. At Newnan, you will find a team of the best plumbers in Georgia. Plumbers from A Better Plumbing Service are a family of plumbers who has been serving this community for over 40 years. This fourth generation of plumbers is dedicated to providing the best quality plumbing service at the most reasonable of prices, just as the generations before them have sought to achieve. This is the one factor that has kept their business going for several decades. Customers are pleased with their service and keep coming back to them.

The team of plumbers from A Better Plumbing Service can address the plumbing needs of both residential and commercial customers. They have the best equipment to assist them in taking care of your plumbing problems. Their assurance is that they will get the job done right the first time. Water leaks, toilet trouble, water heater repairs, repair of main service lines – these are just some of the problems you may have that they can help you with. They also provide installation services of new fixtures and appliances, sinks and faucets, and even water distribution systems. No job is too big or too small for A Better Plumbing Service in Newnan.

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