How to Wash a Down Duvet?
While most people keep their bedroom clean and tidy by washing their sheets and covers regularly, a lot of us forget about our beloved down duvets. While they definitely don’t get dirty as quickly as their covers, they do need the occasional cleaning. So how do you do that? Here you’ll see all the needed […]
Cotton Sateen Bed Sheets: Everything You Need To Know
When shopping for bed sheets it can be difficult to make the right choice. With so many options for materials, ., one can easily get lost. Here at Nordic Paradise, we exclusively sell bed sheets made from cotton sateen with 300 thread count. We believe this is the best option for you and we are […]
Energy Conservation Tip: How Investing in a Down Duvet Can Save You More Than €360 Yearly
The coming of the cold winter months and the socio-economic factors have gotten all of us thinking about saving money from heating bills through better energy conservation. The rising gas prices and the global uncertainties have left us wondering how will we overcome the harshest season of the year. Many have started cutting their use […]
Natural vs Synthetic Duvets: Battle Against Microplastics
The discussion around natural down duvets compared to synthetic alternatives usually revolves around quality, breathability, body temperature, and price. Due to their natural filling, down duvets outperform synthetics in all mentioned categories except for price, which is why synthetic duvets are seen as a lucratively cheap alternative. However, one hugely important point in the comparison […]
How Much Sleep Do I Need?
Sleep is undeniably important for our well-being no matter our age. It is what helps us heal, grow, recharge, learn, and so much more. The amount of sleep we need is mainly determined by our age and also our health condition. But how much do we actually need to sleep to make sure it is […]
The Seven Wonders of Down
A common mistake is that down is another word for the feathers of a bird. Down is actually the next-to-skin coating on the underside of the birds, or in simpler words – the light and fluffy parts of the bird’s plumage. Also down is primarily collected from waterfowl birds such as ducks and geese and […]
How to Sleep Better: 12 Tips on What You Should and Should Not Do
Sleep quantity is important (see our “How long should you sleep” article) but sleep quality is just as vital. While the former is easy to measure and determine if it is sufficient, the latter is slightly more complicated to measure. The National Sleep Foundation (2020) use four items to assess sleep quality: sleep latency, sleep […]
REM Sleep and the 4 Stages of Sleep
Sleep is essential for every process in our body. To best understand its complexity, we have to learn about the different stages of sleep and their functions. In total there are four stages of sleep split into two groups- REM and NREM. NREM stages, or non-rapid eye movement, are: awake, light sleep, and deep sleep. […]