Want to Boost Productivity? Master Your Sleep Patterns by Finding Your Chronotype

  Your circadian rhythm is a cyclical sleep and wake cycle that impacts your appetite, concentration, exercise, and other core body functions. However, your chronotype relates more closely to your own personal, or natural, inclination to sleep at a certain time. For example when we say someone is an 'early bird' or 'night owl', often these habits occur naturally on a more permanent basis. Although your circadian rhythm can be trained to develop a different pattern, scientists consider it very difficult, or impossible, to purposely change your chronotype - although it can shift throughout the course of your life.   The amount and quality of sleep...

Are you sleeping less this summer? Here are some tips to get your sleep back on track!

Why is it harder to sleep during the summer? Research has found that sleep issues such as insomnia and fatigue are less common in winter. It has also been noted that waking times during the summer months appear to be earlier. Here are some reasons summer might be affecting your sleep!   More hours of daylight  A study from 2019 shows that exposure to light later in the day contributes to an increase in waking events during the night and fewer delta sleep waves. Delta sleep waves are the sleep waves associated with deep sleep; the more deep sleep you are able to achieve, the more rested you will...

Cottage Bedding Essentials

When it comes to cottage bedding and decor, practical and cozy are the main requirements. Here are some things to look for when choosing your cottage bedding.   All seasons appropriate A cottage or second home does not get the same use and attention as our permanent living spaces might, which is why versatility is key. Chances are you will be using the space during several different seasons. Not to mention, many cottages can offer less regulated heating and cooling systems. Due to this, it is important to prioritize all-seasons appropriate bedding.   For example, an all seasons appropriate comforter or duvet would be best. Benji's all seasons appropriate comforter, made...

Travel Tips: Essentials VS Non-Essentials 

 When it comes to travelling or road trips we all aim to pack light… "only pack essentials" we tell ourselves.    “Ok, so 3 nights means… 15 pairs of underwear, 2 pyjamas - 1 hot, 1 cold (I'm not sure how i’ll feel when I’m there) - a cozy outfit, a sporty outfit, maybe some nice dresses, should I bring my prom dress - I think it could be cool again? mmm, too much!.. ok but I probably should bring one evening dress juuust in case we end up at a fancy restaurant, wait do I bring heels then?... sandals are...

How to become “That girl” 

"That girl wakes up and meditates on a yoga mat facing the sun. That girl makes her bed, blends a kale and matcha smoothie to drink with her avocado toast, and follows it up with a well-curated journaling session. That girl is the queen of romanticizing her life — the girl who naturally has all her sh*t together." - Bustle  The only thing that seems more exhausting than being "that girl" is trying to be "that girl". But don't worry, here are some of our simplified tips on how to become your own version of "that girl".    Get a good night's sleep! ...