Why you need an Eco Duvet in your home

Why you need an Eco Duvet in your home

The Fine Bedding Company have launched the first duvet to be made from recycled materials.

But why should I change to an Eco Duvet?

Single-use plastic has a terrible impact on our environment.

We manufacture over 300 million tonnes of plastic a year with half of that being only used once. Plastic is very hard to biodegrade. Landfill is not the answer and there are just not enough recycling facilities to deal with the amount of plastic we are using. As a result, plastic pollution is covering our planet. Scientific research has shown that around 8 to 12 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year1!

This issue was brought to attention with Blue Planet II when Sir David Attenborough showed us the true devastation of plastic pollution in the ocean.

“We have to act. We have to act now to try and clear up some of the appalling damage we have made to the ocean. And that is going to require positive action”

Sir David Attenborough

Many businesses are now looking at their plastic footprint and how they can create a positive change in the battle against single-use plastics.

The Fine Bedding Company have always been environmentally conscious. In the summer of 2018, they launched the UK’s first 100% recycled duvet after years of product research and development.

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The Eco Duvet is made from 100% PET plastic bottles, with approximately 120 bottles making a 10.5 tog double duvet. The 100% soft-touch microfibre cover is also made from recycled materials and encases the fibres to create a luxurious, breathable duvet.

“We were already developing this product well before Blue Planet II heightened consumer awareness. Plastic pollution has been an important catalyst for manufacturers, retailers and consumers wanting to address the issue of using sustainable products.”2 Claire Watkin Managing Director of The Fine Bedding Company.

Image by The Fine Bedding Company

As a result of the awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans, we are now seeing that sustainable, eco-friendly products for the home are more readily available. Therefore it is easier for you to do your bit to help reduce plastic waste and protect the environment.

By changing to a sustainable duvet you can help tackle plastic pollution from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about our sustainable bedding range from The Fine Bedding Company here.

 

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Calming Atmosphere

Calming Atmosphere

Creating a calming atmosphere is really important when drifting off to sleep. 

The decoration of your room is of key importance when creating an atmosphere in any room. Nothing will give a guest a warmer welcome than shots of bright colour contrasted with crisp white bed linen. A padded headboard to lounge against, and plenty of fun objects to catch the eye.

If your guest is arriving in the evening, walking into a room that has been lit up with the beauty of lamplight. This creates a feeling of relaxation. Providing your guest with a comfy chair allows the freedom of a little alone time for reading and relaxing without having to get into bed.

A great investment in a guest room is a good set of curtains, ensuring that your guest is protected from the harsh outdoor light or the evening street lights.

Special Touches

Detail is a key factor that is often overlooked, may it be disregarded in a hurry or because it is not seen as of high importance. Detail pulls the room together and creates an overall tone of the room. A box of tissues, fresh towels and soaps that are available, are...

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Bed Wetting: What is it and how can I stop it?

Bed Wetting: What is it and how can I stop it?

What is bed wetting?

Nocturnal enuresis or bed wetting as it’s more commonly known can be very worrying, often causing frustration and embarrassment in both children and adults.

Many people wet the bed, with one in every 1001 people affected throughout their adult life, just with very few speaking about it. So if you’re suffering from nocturnal enuresis, just remember that you’re not alone. Some people wet the bed regularly from a young age, while others may stop during childhood and begin again in adulthood.

Bed wetting can be a very stressful experience, affecting relationships and damaging your self-esteem. It can cause practical problems too, including having to frequently change wet sheets and bedding. This in turn can have a huge impact on staying away overnight and going on holiday.

What causes bed wetting?

Causes of bed wetting can differ depending on how long you have suffered with it. However, in some cases you may just produce larger amounts of urine during the night. It could be related to any of the following:

Muscle and Nerve Control

The necessary nerve and muscle control for your bladder to work correctly may not have developed, meaning that your bladder muscle contracts and empties when it’s only half full of urine. The mechanisms that reduce urine production at night have not developed.

 Sleep apnoea

Since breathing during sleep can be difficult for those with sleep apnoea, the brain works harder to take in oxygen than it does to control other bodily functions, like bladder control. Find out more about sleep apnoea here.

Urine infection

If you have a urine infection this will irritate your bladder, making you need the toilet more frequently.

Diabetes

This is a condition which means your blood sugar is too high. Your kidneys produce lots of sugary urine to lower the sugar. You will pass more urine and if you have weak bladder control, you could suffer from bed wetting.

Alcohol, coffee or diuretic medicines

Diuretics are medicines that encourage the kidney to make more urine and are used to treat high blood pressure. It’s recommended that you avoid taking a diuretic at bedtime as you’ll need to pass urine during the night and this can cause bed wetting if you have weak bladder control. Alcohol and coffee have a similar effect, so it’s advised that you avoid them within 3 hours of bedtime.

Sleeping Tablets

Although sleeping tablets can improve your sleep, it can also mean that you don’t wake up when you have a full bladder, causing you to wet the bed.

Bed wetting in children

Most children outgrow bed-wetting by about seven years old. By this age, bladder control is stronger and fully developed. Lifestyle changes, medical treatment and support from family and friends can help children combat bed wetting.

In the UK it’s estimated that2:

  • 1 in 12 children, aged four and half years old wet the bed at least twice a week
  • 1 in 40 children at seven and half years old regularly wet the bed
  • At nine and half years old, 1 in 65 children wet the bed regularly

Read this article for help treating your child’s bed-wetting habits.

Adult bed wetting

It’s estimated that around 1 in 100 people continue to wet the bed into adulthood (primary enuresis), with some people starting to wet the bed when they come into adulthood (secondary enuresis).

This usually requires referral to a specialist such as a urologist (a specialist in treating conditions that affect the urinary system) or an incontinence adviser.

Learn more about adult bed wetting here.

Bedding essentials to keep you dry at night

Waterproof mattress and pillow protectors are essentials tools for coping with bedwetting.

Reusable Bed Pads take away the stress of having to change the whole bed. An absorbable bed pad is perfect for endless uses from pregnancy to old age and everything in between.

It’s also worth considering a bed wetting alarm. This involves wearing a small sensor on your underwear and an alarm on your pyjamas. If the sensor starts to get wet it simply sets off the alarm. Overtime, the alarm should help you recognise when you need to get up and go to the toilet.

Read more about waterproof bedding here.

What can I do to stop my bed wetting?

Firstly it’s important to remember that bed wetting is not your fault, so there is no need to feel guilty or embarrassed. If bed-wetting is happening frequently it’s important to see your doctor. You must clearly state that your problem is wetting the bed and don’t pass it off as cystitis or some other urine problem – the doctor’s guesswork doesn’t usually pay off! It’s recommended that you keep a diary detailing your bed wetting patterns 2-3 weeks prior to visiting your doctor.

Sometimes wetting the bed can be a sign of a more serious problem – read this article to find out when you should visit your GP.

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Bedding to keep you cool at night

Bedding to keep you cool at night

Many of us will have experienced uncomfortable, sweaty nights that make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Have you ever questioned whether your bedding may be the culprit?

Night sweats are very common. Both men and women suffer from them, but that doesn’t mean you need to endure them.

Low-tog/ breathable duvets

Tog is a measure of warmth – the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. By adjusting the tog and breathability of your duvet to suit warmer evenings, you will be able to guarantee yourself a cooler night’s sleep. Wake up refreshed with the Fine Bedding Co. Spundown Duvet – the ideal quilt for the summer or for those hot sleepers with a super light 4.5 tog.

Temperature regulating duvets

The fibre in wool naturally regulates your body temperature making it perfect for couples or individuals. SlumberSlumber by Penrose Natural Wool Summer Duvet offers breathable and temperature regulating luxury at a great value and is perfect to help you keep warm in winter and cool in summer.

Climate control

Climate control duvets help keep your body temperature regulated throughout the night. The Fine Bedding Company Breathe 7 tog helps to perfectly regulate the temperature and humidity of your bed, giving you a more restful night’s sleep.

Silk

Silk allows your skin to retain its natural moisture. Unlike traditional bed sheets which draw moisture from your skin and hair as you sleep. Silk is naturally hypo-allergenic and therefore perfect for allergy sufferers. In warm conditions, silk can help draw heat from your body to keep you cool. We would recommend the Mulberry Silk Pillowcase 100% 19 momme, Ivory.

Bamboo

Bamboo is silky soft, breathable and 3 times more absorbent than cotton. The fabric wicks away moisture naturally regulating body temperature, keeping you comfortably warm in winter and cool in the summer – giving you a great night’s sleep. The Bamboo Pillowcase 100% is a luxurious pillowcase for your bed which helps regulate your temperature and keep moisture and sweat at bay.

Simba Memory Foam Pillow with Active Cooling

The Simba Memory Foam Pillow with Active Cooling actively soothes you to sleep with a special layer of cooling gel. Ideal for summer or hot sleepers, this special Simba pillow has an active cooling gel inside to soothe as you sleep.

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For more information on a wide range of sleep issues, visit the SlumberSlumber sleep clinic.

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What anti-allergy bedding is right for you?

What anti-allergy bedding is right for you?

Your bedroom can be a haven for dust mites and other allergens. In fact, it’s estimated that the average bed has around 10,000 dust mites living in it. So if you suffer from allergies it may be a good idea to invest in anti-allergy bedding.

Anti-Allergy Bedding

Anti-allergy bedding will protect your bedding against allergens, dust mites, bed bugs, bacteria, fluids and perspiration.

We have gathered together a few anti-allergy products that we recommend to help you get an allergy free night’s sleep.

Duvets

Allersafe Premium Anti-Allergy Duvet available in 4.5, 10.5 and 13.5 tog.The Allersafe Premium Anti-Allergy Duvet combines allergy relief with luxurious bedroom comfort. The specially developed filling prevents the growth of dust mites within the duvet itself.

Allersafe Premium Anti-Allergy 4.0 Tog Cot Bed Duvet ensures your little ones are safe and protected from allergens when you tuck them in at night.The specially developed filling prevents the growth of dust mites and the duvet is also luxuriously comfortable.

 Protectors and Encasements

The luxurious feel of the Allersafe Anti-Allergy Quilted Mattress Protector will ensure you’re not compromising on comfort to protect yourself from allergens. As with the anti-allergy duvet, the specially designed filling will prevent the growth of dust mites within the mattress protector.

Allersafe Anti Bed Bug & Allergy Pillow Encasement Tencel® Premium blocks all dust mites, bed bugs, mould and other mattress allergens. This Allersafe Pillow Encasement is breathable and washable, and will ensure you a quality night’s sleep. Tencel® fibre is more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.

A selection of our Allersafe products have been awarded Allergy UK’s Seal of Approval.

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