Month: January 2016

How to Get the Best Sleep

Published On: January 18, 2016

The science of sleep is complex, but experts now know that there are certain actions you can take that will help you get the sleep you need. The right environment along with a few simple tips will help you log more sleep hours and feeling refreshed the next day.

Set the Scene for Sleep

A warm bed with a cozy and heavy comforter is always appealing, but it may not help your sleep.   Lighter layers and setting your thermostat between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit prepares an optimal setting for sleep. This ensures you won’t wake from getting too hot. Make sure no furry friends are in your bed. Pets open the door to sleep disturbances.

Get Out of Bed to Go Back to Sleep

No matter what actions you take to get a restful sleep, you may still wake up in the middle of the night.   If this does happen, don’t just lie in bed staring at the clock. This might make you more anxious. Instead, get out of bed and do something calming until you start to feel tired, then go back to bed.

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Spruce Up Your Home Office

Published On: January 14, 2016

If you work from home, a proper office space is required to have a place to concentrate that is separate from your home life. A good working space is especially important if you operate your small business out of your home. Your work-space should not only be functional, but attractive and appealing so it is a nice place to spend time in. A nice office space helps increase productivity.

The Right Space
Make sure your home office is located in the right space. It should be large enough furnish a desk and storage items for files and supplies. Your space should also be able to accommodate ergonomic equipment to prevent uncomfortable body strains. Ergonomic equipment includes stand-up desks, chairs, keyboards, and footrests and are worth the investment. To prevent eyestrain, make sure your space contains adequate light sources. Spaces with windows that provide natural light are optimal, but if windows are not available or if it is dark outside, make sure you have plenty of overhead lighting or working lamps.

Appeal
You don’t have to spend much time and money to provide some appealing décor to your home office space. A few inspirational or decorative wall hangings and plants provide visual appeal and may help to reduce stress. Decorative storage and organization containers for files and supplies can also spruce up your space while providing visual appeal.  A few small details will make a big difference!

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