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Sleep Etiquette: Part One

Posted on Oct 26, 2015



“How did you sleep last night” used to be a polite inquiry the same way that “How are you today?” Is used as an opening question to break the ice. Its decline in daily discourse reflects a reduction in the social recognition of the importance of sleep to happiness and well being. Also referred to as “sleep etiquette”, sleep manners involve respecting one’s owe need for sleep and for the conditions that support a good nights rest. Sleep etiquette is often used as a synonym for sleep hygiene or the practices that promote good, and deep sleep. However, this blog is also addressing how sleep manners and etiquette can include interpersonal or social relations, and how respect for others can extend to their private time, including the respect for an individual’s time for rest and sleep.

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Silk Comforters & Wool Mattresses (Absorption Vs Adsorption) Part 2

Posted on Sep 21, 2015

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As a worthy comparison to silk, wool fibers readily absorb moisture but are not hollow, as opposed to silk, which absorbs moisture thus the difference Absorption and Adsorption. Wool can absorb almost one-third of its own weight in water. Wool absorbs sound like many other fabrics, such as thick curtains in music halls or theatres. Wool ignites at a higher temperature than cotton and some synthetic fibers. It has a lower rate of flame spread, a lower rate of heat release, a lower rate of combustion, and does not melt or drip. Wool gets charred which is insulating and self-extinguishing, and it contributes less toxic gases and smoke than other types of carpeting. Wool carpets are specified and required often times, for high safety environments, such as trains, aircraft, and other means of public transportation. It is regularly used to make clothing for firefighters, soldiers, and other occupations that are exposed to a high possibility of danger or fire.

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Dust-Mites & Why Mattress Protectors Matter

Posted on Sep 14, 2015

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Recently I heard of a person who claimed to have a bad case of lice, but it turned out that she had an over-active case of dust-mites or body-mites. Yes, your bed is susceptible to a nearly ‘invisible’ creatures known as mites that live on human dander or flakes of skin. Most mattresses and beds eventually will harbor a population of these tiny creatures, and they are particularly drawn to synthetic foam mattresses.

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Rug-Rats Unite # 6 - Why Bamboo Floor Mats Are Awesome

Posted on Aug 19, 2015

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This blog will be the final obligatory chapter about the alternative flooring movement, until someone invents a flying carpet. I hope you have enjoyed and found some of this information useful. If you happen to have a dog as a beloved pet or you happen to play with cute rug-rats periodically, then Haiku Design’s bamboo chair-mats will make rolling back and forth between your responsibilities much easier from now on. I mean look at those fury cherubim faces above. Don’t you want to be as efficient as possible and as eco-friendly as possible for future generations of angels, animals and angling adolescents? 

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The Versatility of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture – Part 1

Posted on Jul 27, 2015

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The first time I saw bamboo in the form of a stickball bat, I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this is cool, it’s hollow and hard at the same time. I can hit a home run with this thing’. Many years later, when I realized how incredibly flexible bamboo was, I saw that each shoot was full of air. I saw that each shoot grew beyond anything I had ever seen. I then realized that bamboo was an eternal paradox. I began to see that, as a result of its complex nature, you could harvest bamboo and craft it into a myriad of things, from dressers, flooring, flutes, night-stands, coffee-tables, dining-room tables, bed-frames, talking-sticks, walking-sticks, stick-ball bats and beyond.

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