How Animals Sleep?

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Many animals, like cat’s and dogs adopt the common sleeping position of just laying down. But other animals have some unique and interesting sleeping habits. Some animals such as horses can lock their legs so that they can sleep whilst standing up, this allows them to make a quick escape if a predator comes near. Some birds such as the flamingo can even sleep while balancing on only one leg. It is known that Leopards have excellent balance, these large cats can sleep on a tree limb without falling off. The three toed Sloth also sleeps on a tree limb, usually sleeping in a sitting position, using a tree branch as back support.

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The Importance Of Pillows

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Pillows have been an item of comfort and customisation from day one when it comes to the rise in beds as an expression of wealth and status. If you had expensive, elaborate pillows and cushions in rare silks and fabrics it was clear you were wealthy and of a high status, you could afford luxuries like that.

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What Effect Does Caffeine Have On Us?

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Caffeine is one of the most popular substances in the world, but also one of the most misunderstood. Some people can’t function without their morning cup of coffee, so we’re here to explain why that is.

It is found not only in coffee, but also in: tea; energy drinks and even in chocolate! This may explain why these products are so addicting as caffeine is one of the most addictive substances in the world. Some people can even be diagnosed with caffeine addiction, where if they are to go more than 2 days without caffeine they can experience: Headaches; anxiety and depression.

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Handmade Four Poster Beds

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At Get Laid Beds our Four Poster Beds are handmade. Available in bespoke sizes and any colour a Four Poster Bed makes a great addition to any room. We have 3 different versions of the Four Poster Bed, and the different versions have been outlined below, to help you make the right choice.

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What Came First? Chicken Or Egg?

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The age old debate of which came first? The chicken, or the egg? There have been mentions of it found in the writings of Aristotle, a well-known Greek philosopher who lived over two thousand years ago, before 300 years BC. Puzzled by the conundrum, he decided that both the bird and the egg must have existed from the beginning.

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Sleep & Athletic Performance

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Many of the world’s greats across all sporting areas, eat, sleep, live and breathe for their sport. But in addition to physical conditioning and conscious eating, sleep plays a major role in athletic performance and success.The quality, and the amount of sleep an athlete gets is often the key to them winning. REM sleep ( Rapid Eye Movement Sleep) in particular provides energy to both the brain and the body. If sleep is cut short, it doesn’t give the body enough time to repair memory, consolidate memory, and release hormones.

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Our 19 Environmentally Friendly Wood Colour Stains

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At Get Laid Beds, we care about the impacts on the environment while hand making your wooden bed frame. This is the reason why we take great care in the sourcing of our timber and pride ourselves in choosing the best possible stains which are the most environmentally friendly. We are extremely proud of our exclusive and gorgeous range of stains for you to choose from to colour your brand new wooden bed frame. Combined with the bespoke bed frame options, our large range of colours allow for thousands of combinations, making finding your ideal frame and colour an easy task.

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Charity Work/Recycling

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Here at Get Laid Beds, we pride ourselves on the charity work and recycling we as a company aim to achieve. We strive to ensure that all we do is eco-friendly and helping the environment whilst also supporting charities that could benefit from our unwanted stock. We deem this to be an important cog within the business, and gain great satisfaction from doing our part to be environmentally friendly.

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Space Saver vs Standard Beds

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At Get Laid Beds we are frequently asked about the difference between our space-saver and standard height beds.

Space-Saver Beds:

Here is an example of one of our space saver beds. As you can see it sits very low down which is very ideal for saving space. These tend to be used in attic bedrooms and apartments as space-saving is quite essential in these types of properties. The main difference between a standard-height bed and a space-saver bed is that they take up less floorspace as the bed frame itself is smaller than it would be with a standard-height bed. This gives the mattress a floating effect, no legs sit at the feet of the bed, meaning that it saves vital room and you also won’t experience the pain of catching your toes on the legs of the bed.

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What Are Hypnic Jerks?

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Do you ever wake up suddenly grabbing the sheets, feeling like you’re falling off the bed even though you’re laying right in the middle of it? Perhaps you’ve experienced dreams where it feels like you’re falling, and you’ve woken up as you reach the end of your downwards journey. These two occurrences and many like it are actually extremely common, experienced by over 70% of the world’s population. They’re called “hypnic jerks”, a fitting name for the sensation it provides.

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