Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Office Lamps

When you start to put the lighting and lamps in your office, it becomes as personal as choosing your eye glasses or what earrings to wear with what outfit.  Office lamps should be purchased depending on where they will be used, what you will be doing - reading, studying, working and how easily they accommodate your eyes. 

One article I checked out talked about halogen bulbs in your desk lamps.  While the halogen bulbs are the brightest bulbs you can buy, they may not be the best for you.  Halogen bulbs are really bright and can cause contrast and glare while you're reading/studying.  This tends to tire your eyes, and subjecting your eyes to this over a long period of time can affect or damage the retina.  Some say that the halogen bulbs have a very subtle, barely discernible flicker that that can strain your eyes.  Light from the halogen bulb is really concentrated and shines only on one page of a book and does not cover the surrounding areas of your desk.

There are many other types of office lamps that use the incandescent bulbs (energy savings!).  If you like the really bright office lamp, try using the full spectrum light bulb in your lamp.  This is the more "natural" light that some people really like.

Office lamps come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes.  You should be able to move your office lamps around to fit your desk/work station/table. 

You need to think about designing the specific lighting needs for your office.
Be as energy efficient as possible.  Make your office lamp(s) coordinate with your office in style, design and color as well as your overall home decor.  Office lamps are a must, but they should also show off your personality and sense of style. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Getting the Right Mattress Topper

If you're missing out on a good night's rest, it could be that you need a Mattress Topper for your bed.  Mattress toppers give you support while you sleep so it should be the right firmness.  Not too hard as it will not conform  to the contures of  your body and not too soft because you will have the feeling of being swallowed.

But finding the right mattress topper needs consideration in a few things.

The size you will need - twin, full, queen, king or California king.  It is strongly suggested that you measure the length and width of your mattress to ensure the mattress and mattress topper match.  This will make for a better night's sleep.  Some mattress/mattress topper companies may use slightly different measurements in bed sizing.
The type of mattress topper - latex or memory foam.  These two are the most common type of mattress toppers.  Latex toppers are made from the pure sap of the rubber tree, so it is a natural, porous and biodegradable mattress topper.  Memory foam mattress toppers are made from polyurethane products derived from petroleum. 

Both of these provide luxury comfort and great support for your spine, shoulders, neck and limbs.  Both are naturally hypoallergenic mattress toppers.  They are also mite, mold, and dust resistant. 
There are also down, wool and cotton mattress toppers that you may prefer to check out.
The thickness of your mattress topper is usually 1 - 4".  Some 1-2"  mattress toppers provide a better feeling to your sleep.  The 3-4" mattress topper also provides that great feeling to your sleep but can also help improve the texture and feel of your bed.

Your Mattress Topper is important for a better night's rest.  Check out these mattress toppers and make the right choice for you to enjoy a great's sleep.