Does the colour of your bedding matter? Here are the best and worst colours for sleep.

  The top-ranking colour: Benji Sky Blue (Click to shop)    According to tools used to track brain activity, the brain has been shown to release hormones affecting emotions, mental clarity and energy levels when exposed to different colours. The study of colour on brain activity is vast but there is no doubt that the colours you surround yourself with can influence your state of mind.    Best Bedroom Colours for Sleep   Blue Bedding  One of the highest-ranking colours to sleep on is none other than our famous Benji Blue. Blue is strongly associated with a calming response and relaxation. Blue acts as a non-stimulating colour, allowing...

5 Ways to Style a Throw Blanket this Fall!

Nothing feels better than cozying up in your favourite blanket with a good book or movie, and some warm tea! Sometimes our favourite blankets don't always look as good as they feel. With Benji's new Ultra-Plush Throw Blankets you wont have to sacrifice comfort for style!   These reversible blankets come in 3 colors that will match any space. They are hypoallergenic, easy to wash, and SO damn soft!   Here are 5 of our favourite design tips for a chic display.   Bed Nothing makes a bed look more complete than having a throw placed along the bottom.  You can have this folded...

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...