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New for old: addressing sleep apnea

At least 400 million Americans have fallen victim to sleep related disorders. Acute, chronic and long-term sleep disorders are household names right now. Sleep apnea, poor breathing, and insomnia have made their ways to the younger generations as well.

Memory foam vs. latex mattresses

A recent independent study shows that switching old mattresses for new ones bring a drastic change to the sleeping habits of the test population. When the new mattresses are medium soft memory foam or PolyGel, the patients are sleeping better. Their sleep related issues are significantly less. When another group was given a harder mattress (8 out of 10), they complained of increased backaches and stiffness of neck muscles.

While the advantages memory foam mattresses are significant, you can also try latex mattresses. These are naturally hypoallergenic, and you can sleep in peace since they do not allow dust mite buildups. Each mattress has a particular hardness and softness. This does not change for at least a decade of constant use.

How does environment determine your sleep quality?

To enjoy sound sleep, as you did on your last tropical vacation, do not forget to take your room temperature and your body temperature into account. Do you live in warmer weather? Do you use the AC 24/7? Do you sweat a lot? These are a few other factors, which will determine your quality of sleep.

If you live in warmer weather, think twice before buying a memory foam mattress. Memory foam mattresses are superb for support and motion absorption. However, they are terrible in heat transfer. They absorb and radiate body heat. As a result, unless you are sleeping in a controlled environment, you will face more sweat and grime than you warranted for.

Conduct your study

If you want to know the best features of each kind, you can check out comparative studies of mattresses like the Loom and Leaf vs. Amerisleep mattresses. This will tell you what factors you need to take into account for choosing and buying a mattress. Do not forget to check out what doctors are saying about each mattress type before you invest in one.

Get a sleep-makeover

A new mattress should bring a sleep-makeover in your life. You should be able to experience the relaxation of a 5-star resort without stepping outside your bedroom. Today, around 70% of people in the US agree that a new mattress will help them sleep better. At least 90% of them also agree that they do not know what kind of mattress is right for them.

Do not wait any longer. Uproot the problems that are now plaguing the youth and the elderly. Forget costly medicines and experimental treatments. You can again experience sound slumbers once you invest in a test, fully supportive and personalized mattress for your bed.

A good mattress is important for your kids to have a good rest at night. Young children need beds that support their posture and bone strength. They should also allow deep sleep which is crucial for maintaining good health. A high-quality mattress can last for 10 years or more. Therefore, you should purchase one that will grow with your baby and accommodate his/her developing body. Here are qualities of the best mattress for kids.

Support

Support is one of the crucial qualities that all mattresses should have irrespective of their brand or model. With proper support, the spine of your child will be properly aligned, and this positively affects the overall growth of the child. If your child is not well supported when sleeping at night, their growth can be inhibited, and this will negatively affect his/her overall health.

Quality materials

Kids tend to be susceptible to allergies. Therefore, parents should choose mattresses with caution to prevent triggering allergens which can cause additional health problems to your young ones. Choose organic mattress or those made from natural materials such as organic wool, cotton, silk, bamboo or natural latex. Synthetic mattresses are prone to bacteria, dust, and mites and may trigger respiratory problems, skin irritations, and other health concerns.

Correct size

Children are always growing, and you should purchase a mattress that will grow with your baby. You do not have to be buying a new mattress every year because your child has outgrown the current one. If you want longevity and want to save money, you should opt for full-sized, twin XL or a twin-sized bed. A good quality mattress will last for about 12 years, and this will be beneficial to the long term sleep and health of your child. You can read this Layla review for more tips.

Comfortable

Most kids experience poor sleeping habits, soreness and other issues related to restless sleep. These problems are directly linked to low-quality mattresses that offer minimal comfort for your child. You need a high-quality mattress so that your child does not develop bad sleeping habits at a tender age. A comfortable, high-quality mattress will boost the comfort levels of your kids and give them a good night rest.

Durable design

When buying mattresses for children, you should opt for sustainable design. This is crucial because children are known to be quite adventurous, and they love jumping up and down on their beds. Therefore, you need a mattress that can persevere some form of abuse from the kids. This way, the quality of the bed will not deteriorate irrespective of what is done on it. You should also purchase a mattress protector to guard against stains.

Shopping for the right mattress for your child might seem like a stress-free and straightforward process for most parents. However, you should aim at finding a bed that is appropriate for your growing child. This is because sleeping habits usually vary between kids and you should get one that suits your child’s age and developmental needs. With the tips above, you will be able to choose the healthiest, most comfortable and best mattress for your baby.

Author Bio

Travis Head runs a mattress store and has helped thousands of people choose the best mattresses for themselves and their kids. He has over 10 years’ experience in the industry and understands the different brands and qualities in the market. You can check out his blog to read this Layla review.

Let’s face it. Cutting yourself while shaving is almost too easy; your razor is dull, you’re in a hurry, maybe you only used water instead of shave gel. Cuts and nicks happen, and they’re totally unsightly.

Instead of covering up your accident with a small band-aid and hoping no one notices, Glyder’s Styptic Balm for Men will stop the bleeding fast, and let you proceed as usual in your daily routine.

Glyder’s Styptic Balm is a relatively new product that heals cuts and nicks that result from shaving. It comes in an eye-pleasing black paper packaging, which looks very nice, making you feel good about the product and look forward to using it.

 

Inside the packaging, you will find a nice-looking tube with styptic balm inside. It almost looks like chap stick, but it has a waterproof cap which keeps the balm clean and dry until you apply it.


It is effortless to use. You wash your face, wet the tip of the balm, and dab the tip of the balm directly on your cut. You may feel a very minor sting, but your bleeding will stop in a matter of seconds.

 

How does this all work? Glyder’s Styptic Balm is made out of a bonding chemical called styptics. Styptics are antihemorrhagics, meaning that they promote hemostasis, or stopping a bleed. Styptics have been used for centuries, as they were popular in 19th-century barbershops to quickly heal any cuts caused by the exceedingly sharp razor. Since then, shaving has become easier, and razors are so much more elite, making it harder to cut yourself. However, when your blade goes dull, you don’t have shave cream, or maybe you’re just in a hurry, cuts do happen.

Instead of worrying about covering up or stopping a bleed all day long, use Glyder’s Styptic Balm for Men to make life easier.

 

Interested in giving Glyder a shot? Check out their website at https://glyder.io/.

Taking care of your body is a necessity. Let’s take a look at how much you probably spend every month on products to keep you looking well groomed and handsome. Between your shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, aftershave, cologne, bodywash/soap, face cleanser, sunscreen, lip balm, hand/body lotion, toothpaste, hair gel, you are bound to spend anywhere from $50 to $90 per month in the toiletry aisle of your grocery store. Your precious money could be going towards pizza, Pay Per View sports and movies, a nice steak dinner, literally anything else but it’s being spent on keeping you smelling like a musky lumberjack with a baby-smooth face.

99crLawrence has a point.

There is an easier way to shave, and you won’t be bombarded with commercials, advertisements, and constant promotions by large corporate companies that only care about your money, and not about the quality of your shave.

99 Cent Razor is guaranteed to satisfy both men and women through a monthly, bi-monthly, or tri-monthly subscriptions of razors, razor blades, and shaving cream. Choices vary every month, and the customer service is some of the fastest you will ever encounter while pondering a subscription to a scheduled order form.

The razors are of the highest quality you can get for such a cheap price, and you can see raving reviews for yourself on their site if you don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Already getting razors delievered monthly to your door by another organization? That’s fine, you do you. But, do you like really cute puppies? I mean, melt-your-face-off adorable cute? 99 Cent Razor saves precious puppies and kittens through a partnership with START Rescue by donating 99 cents from every order made to their #ShaveforShelters campaign. If that doesn’t persuade you, here’s a picture of one of the dogs rescued by START Rescue. 99crdog

Look in to his floofy face and tell him you’re participating in No Shave November.

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This sassy kitten thinks you’d look purr-fect without that patchy mustache you’ve been trying to grow since high school.

Check out their male choices here. You won’t have an opportunity like this again. Think of the puppies. Think. Of. The. Puppies.

If you like cool subscription packages like 99 Cent Razor, you should check out these cool subscription boxes, too.

As you probably know already, posting to your close friends’ and family’s Facebook walls is almost as important as attending the family Christmas dinner or attending your cousin’s wedding. However, you cannot just slap down a “Happy Birthday, George! Love you! xoxo” because that makes you look like you don’t actually care, and you really don’t have it in you to write a long, heartfelt letter to them because…that is just weird to do on Facebook unless you’re a 13-year-old girl trying to impress her crush. There is one universal language that even the most inexperienced internet surfers are proficient in: memes. That’s right, from Doge to Caveman Spongebob to soulful Meryl Streep, we all can get a good giggle out of those bold-faced beauties. Here are 18 killer memes that will make you seem like you actually care about Aunt Helen’s 64th birthday, or that will make up for the fact that you totally forgot they existed until you got the notification that their birthday was today.

 

The birthday meme for the friend who holds on to a joke for way too long.

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The birthday meme from the not-so-closet alcoholic.

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Binge watch Parks and Recreation, or just trying to find the perfect birthday meme for a Ron Swanson in your life?

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Are you the Facebook friend that doesn’t appear unless circumstances are in order? This birthday meme is all you.

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Maybe not the best birthday meme to post to a mutual friend of your mother, but hilarious none the less.

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The birthday meme for that aunt you know is lying every year…

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The birthday meme for that special someone in your life who was hit with aging like a thrown brick…

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The second best birthday gift besides a birthday meme: genuine affection.

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The birthday meme for your friend with a dark sense of humor.

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The birthday meme for the friend who is a little too into vodka.

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When you’ve spent an hour trying to find a good birthday meme, because you know…

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The perfect birthday meme for your older sibling.

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A birthday meme wishing your favorite MJ fan a long and normal life. 

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The best way to spread birthday cheer is through dog-themed birthday memes.

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The essential birthday meme for the baby lover in your life.

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Have a Conservative in your life that has a good sense of humor? This birthday meme is perfect!

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For the man in your life who can’t get over Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen…

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For the Olympiad fan who doesn’t want to face the truth about how they’ll never make it on Team USA…

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For that person who loves a classic meme…

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For the long distance friend who could use a mega laugh on their birthday…

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For the lazy, cheap student in all of us to gift to our mothers…

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The best innocent recommendation for your mother’s Facebook birthday wall wishes…

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 For the Seinfeld-lover who wishes they were still in 1995 so they wouldn’t be so old this year…

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Another grumpy face, Ron Swanson birthday meme for the Grumpy Cat in all of us…

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The “I need an innocent meme for my 14-year-old cousin’s birthday to make me seem like the cool older cousin” birthday meme…

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When the horrible memories of the playground chants roll into your birthday mindset…

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And lastly, quite possibly the sad reality we hope to never face…

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Your garage has the potential for much more than a place to park your car. In all honesty, it holds an opportunity to create a space to do the things you love and gain a little private sanctuary from the pressure and anxiety of everyday life. King products are manufactured in the USA by King Electrical Manufacturing Co., an electric heat manufacturing company based in Seattle, WA since 1958, offers a unique solution with the KB ECO2S Garage Heater. More information about King Electrical Manufacturing Co. is available at www.king-electric.com.

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Due to the fact that most garages aren’t connected to a houses’ central heating system, spending time in your garage in the winter months is never fun. By simply adding a garage heater sized to properly heat your space, a world of warm opportunities is opened up to you!

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King’s KB ECO2S Garage Heater with Remote is not only good looking, but smart enough to save you energy. It has energy efficient 2-stage heating that automatically uses the lowest wattage needed to heat the room. It also includes “Summer Fan Only” and “Timer” modes, as well as a remote control for simple operation. Designed for use as primary heat source for large garages spaces. Learn more at here.

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What puts this unit apart from all the others you could buy?
• It’s SMART. The electronic smart thermostat is highly accurate and automatically adjusts the heat output to use the least amount needed to heat the room or it can be run on a
• It has a fan only mode (great for Summer months)
• REMOTE CONTROL: It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
• It heats a garage perfectly!
• It looks cool. One look at the KB ECO2S and your friends will be impressed.
• It hangs out of the way on the ceiling or wall.
• It’s an easy retrofit to any space. No expensive furnace upgrades or storage of propane is needed
• Great for a permanent solution over a space heater.
• It has adjustable louvers to direct air flow.
• It’s built really well.
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Follow these basic steps and start enjoying your garage this Winter.

Step 1: To Insulate or Not to Insulate
Heating a space without insulation can be very inefficient. Without retaining the heat generated, the only way you’ll get that garage to warm up is by cranking up the heater to overwhelm the offsetting heat loss. The best long-term solution is to insulate your garage.

There is a bright side to this, however! The KingKB ECO2S heater automatically adjusts heat output depending on the rooms heat loss, if insulation isn’t in your budget today, you can insulate over time and improve the efficiency of your space.

The easiest and least expensive way to make your garage more energy efficient is filling the walls with a fluffy layer of fiberglass. All it takes is a utility knife, a straightedge, and a little patience to make sure the insulation completely fills the stud cavity, side to side and top to bottom, without being overly compressed.

Also consider adding an insulated garage door, with polyurethane insulation and a steel layer on the back to offer the best R value. Additionally, you may want to think about a garage door screen that would open up your man cave to give you access to driveway grilling and that summer breeze.

Step 2: The Floor
If you plan on spending a lot of time in your man cave, you may want to consider changing the floor. Applying stone epoxy flooring directly over your concrete, instantly transforms the look and feel of your man cave. Stone epoxy is easy to clean, durable, slip-resistant, and great looking all at the same time.

At the very least lay down a large rug to provide you and your buddies a supportive, forgiving flooring that doesn’t make your knees ache.
Step 3: The Ceiling
If you prefer the rustic look of open rafters in your man cave, then skip this section. However, if you’re planning on adding some lighting over your new pool table you’ll want to finish the ceiling with drywall and paint.
Step 4: Heat the space with King’s KB ECO2S smart garage heater.
It’s simple. Just follow this chart to pick the correct size heater and maximize the comfort in your garage.

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Step 5: Pick a Theme
The best man caves focus on a single subject. This is chance to build the room of your dreams so make a plan, repurpose what you already have and purchase the rest. To keep costs low, use items you already have such as memorabilia, furniture, and that spare big screen TV you have in storage from your bachelor days.
Now go forth and plan, build and create the man cave of your dreams. Here are some ideas to get you started

  • Car Collector’s Dream Escape If you’re using your man cave as a place to rebuild muscle car then you need a sturdy and durable heater to keep your space warm. The KB ECO2S is rugged and can hold up to anything wrench you can throw at it.
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  • Game Room Whether you prefer playing pool or watching the big game without distractions, make your garage a place comfortable enough to invite the crew over.
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  • Woodworking Shop For the avid DIYer or part-time carpenter, creating a comfortable working environment is key for spending long hours working on your next build or home remodel project.
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  • Sports Bar If you love sports, decorate the space in a sports bar theme, complete with a kegerator and enjoy. The KB ECO2S is looks great and the remote makes it easy to adjust from the bar.
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Now that you’ve got some ideas for a heating unit for you man cave, are you ready to spruce up its decor next? Or maybe set the mood with this manly lights.

Fair warning, this post contains pictures of boobs and stuff. They are made out of cake, but some are pretty realistic.

 

 

So, you’re getting hitched. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on the journey to the best day of your life, hopefully filled with joy, laughter, and love between you and your honey. Quite possibly, this time will be one of the most stressful for you, as there are buckets of money to be spent, and your wife, her mother, and your mother are going to fold themselves into wedding-planning machines until they’re satisfied…which could possibly be doing the impossible.

But, what about you? You’re getting married too. Apart from all the planning, you get your final day of being a bachelor. with all of your closest friends, and that one weird second cousin your soon-to-be wife probably made you invite.

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Don’t let the goon squad take away from your bachelor party experience. It’s time to go all out and treat yourself! Go clubbing, get sloshed, do whatever you probably won’t be able to do when you get married. For starters, you could get, I dunno, a cake shaped like a massive set of boobs? How about Barbie on a stripper pole? Cupcakes shaped like beer steins? The possibilities are literally endless. Nothing is off limits when you’re coming up with an idea for a bachelor party, and I’m not exaggerating when I say nothing. If I were a baker that specialized in bachelor’s party cakes, I’d see more boobs and butts made of cake than real ones in my life, hands down. So, without further ado, here are some awesome, striking ideas for bachelor party cakes that maybe will inspire you to ask your mom to make you a cake shaped like a gigantic penis.

  1. This workout cake that will do the exact opposite to your waistline, by Amaranto’s Cakes.amaranto cakes  Check out more cakes at http://www.amarantoscakes.com.au/.
  2. This stripper cake from Cakes by Ane that looks like the real deal from a distance.
    cakes by ane   Check out more cakes at http://cakesbyane.com/.
  3. This xBox cake for the gamer that finally unlocked the most valued achievement in the game.
    centralfloridacatering Check out more cakes at http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/636363/cake-beginner-xbox-360-cake-fondant-s, with tips and tricks for making your own xBox cake! Save money and get loads of credit!
  4. This slot machine cake that was made at home, that looks good enough to bet your wedding bands on…okay, maybe not. But still.
    novie   Check out more cakes at http://ideas.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/2014/07/12/coolest-party-slot-machine-cake/!
  5. This delicious final resting place for all the drunken, half naked memories that will be cherished from now only in your mind…and a photo album kept private on your phone.
    Sublime Cake Design   Check out their website at http://www.sublimecakedesign.com/
  6. This homemade lumberjack cake that makes a manly man feel at his manly home with his manly friends.
    sugargeekshow See the full story at https://sugargeekshow.com/news/this-lumberjack-tree-trunk-cake-looks-cozy-on-the-inside.
  7. This super realistic set of knockers made out of pure cake that will make your mom disappointed, your wife jealous, and all of your friends super happy. Make it even more fun by taking bets as to who will call dibs on the nips.
    The Little Cupcake Kitchen   Check out The Little Cupcake Kitchen for more cakes. Pretty innocent name for a bakery making cake boobs, ammiright?
  8. This G-rated fun cake that reminds you that your freedom has ended. But your married life is beginning.
    heathers cakes and confections   Check out more of her work at http://heatherscakesandconfections.blogspot.com/. The website hasn’t been updated for a while, but if you read reviews on wedding websites, you won’t be disappointed!
  9. Last but not least, my personal favorite, this booty-ful cake. Hah. Booty.
    valentine street bakery   Check out more of their works at https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/valentine-street-bakery-surprise/434a4ddeb22892b6.html. I couldn’t find their actual website, but this does provide some contact information!

 

Hopefully this post has inspired you, made you laugh, or made you drool (quite possibly in more than just hunger). Share this post with all your soon-to-be groomsmen and show them all the possibilities. Who knows what can happen!