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The UK’s most common dreams

Dreams, the stories our brains tell during sleep, have been the subject of many studies attempting to understand the unconscious mind. Dr. Keith M. T. Hearne, Psychologist and Dreams Expert, told us that especially those dreams that wake you suddenly in bed, are probably best understood – not literally – but as symbolic messages, and verbal puns, from your wise unconscious. The emotion left on waking is probably the best indicator of whether the dream portrayed something good or bad. But what are we all dreaming about? We asked the... Read More


How to Prevent a Faux Leather Bed from Cracking

Faux leather is a wonderful option for those who love the look of authentic leather but not the price tag that comes with it. Large items, such as faux leather beds, are enormously popular due to their leather-look exteriors, but are far more affordable than a similar bed covered in authentic leather. By choosing a faux leather product carefully and providing it with care and attention, it will last for many years and still look as good as new. Faux leather beds bought from reputable manufacturers will look good and... Read More


How to Tell the Difference between Faux Leather and Real Leather

Good quality faux leather can actually look so similar to real leather that many people cannot tell the difference just by looking at it. While real leather is made by using animal skin, faux leather is a man-made plastic fabric. Faux leather beds are particularly appealing to vegans who do not condone the use of any products made from animal skins and to those whose budget does not allow for the purchase of authentic leather items. The main differences between faux and real leather are as follows: Good quality authentic... Read More


What is Faux Leather Made of?

Faux leather, or artificial leather, is a material that is designed to look like real leather. It is often made by using plastics or polyurethane, with vegetable-based alternatives also available from kelp, cork oak tree bark, and Swedish koskinn. Often used for clothing, upholstery and fabrics, faux leather provides a cheaper alternative to real leather and appeals to those who condemn the use of animal skins for their belongings. Many imitation types of leather are created by applying a plastic coating to a layer of polyester and then finished to... Read More


How Durable is Faux Leather?

Faux leather is an environmentally-friendly synthetic product that appeals to many for personal or financial reasons. Easily cleaned with just a damp cloth, faux leather is a cheap alternative to authentic leather and, if cared for properly, can last for many years. Faux leather made by using polyurethane products can be highly durable, especially when mixed with natural or synthetic fibres. Many classic cars from the 1950s still have the original faux leather upholstery, with its lifespan extended by careful maintenance and the use of faux leather-care products. So while... Read More


Lack of Sleep Can Make You Ugly!

Not getting enough sleep not only makes you feel irritable and tired, but it can also affect your looks. While we have all experienced seeing bleary or puffy eyes the morning after a late-night, it has been scientifically proven that sleep deprivation can have a long-term effect on our physical appearance. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden decided to investigate how the lack of sleep affects us physically, using five women and five men who agreed to be monitored and photographed during the study. Photographs were taken of... Read More


Achieve your dreams

Lucid Dreaming Lucid dreaming is the concept of being aware that you are dreaming while you are sleeping. Those who have lucid dreams tend to become aware that they are dreaming in the midst of a dream; this moment of clarity usually being triggered by something that occurs in the dream. Most lucid dreamers will say that they became aware they were dreaming when something happened within the dream that simply could not be possible in reality, such as flying or speaking to someone they knew to be dead. Others cannot pinpoint the trigger that... Read More


What Kind of Sleeper Are You?

Have you ever just sat in a room and watched someone sleep? It is really rather interesting. It makes you wonder what your own sleeping habits are. In light of that, we decided it might be interesting to go through the different kinds of sleepers we have all observed over the years. You may not know where you fit on this list, given that you are not awake while you’re sleeping, but perhaps your partner or one of your kids can identify the type of sleeper you are. Where ever... Read More


The Dreaded Bed Bug and What to Do about It

Bed bugs. They are ugly, nasty creatures that can make life terribly miserable should they find their way into your home. So what do you do if you are unlucky enough to have them as houseguests? Call an exterminator. More about that later. But first, let us talk about where these bugs get their name and how they might get in. There is nothing about the bed bug that makes it uniquely preferable to your mattress. These insects can live anywhere they find adequate protection and a good food supply.... Read More