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Part Two: Washers and Washing Bedding

Ok, let us review the major steps from my General Care Instructions: Read the “Care Label” If necessary, separate bedding pieces to avoid damaging decorative edges or patterns. Pre-Wash. Separate bedding from all other laundry. Warm, gentle cycle. NO pouring detergent directly onto fabric. And NO fabric softener! Hang dry, or machine dry on LOW […]

Part One: Care Instructions for your Bedding

Since I was a little girl I remember overhearing my mother and grandmother talking about the correct way to care for your bedding. My mother, the family nurse, always aired on the side of caution with the instructions, “Wash them once a week to remove dead skin and oils.” But, my grandmother, the frugal decorator […]

International Mattress Sizes

Converting US Mattress Sizes to International Sizes Here’s a little history lesson for you: Did you know that the word “mattress” is derived from the Arabic word “matrah”? Matrah translates into “something thrown down” or “a place where something is thrown down”. We can thank the Europeans for adapting the Arabic practice of sleeping on […]

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What to Look for When Buying Bed Sheets

While browsing through Target the other day, I wandered into the bedding section to see what other options were out there for the average consumer. Might I add, I obviously chose Target for market research purposes, not to browse their new fall women’s clothing collection or anything absurd like that. $75.00 later… Ok, ok, I […]

Debunking the Myths of Polyester

Researchers estimate that we spend nearly 1/3 of our lives asleep. For the non-mathematicians out there like myself, that’s 200,000 hours that we’re spending in a horizontal sleep-state. When you put it that way it makes sense when someone claims to have “woken up on the wrong side of the bed”. If you’re sleeping on […]

Let ’em breathe, baby: Eliminate excess layers pronto!

Do the phrases “warm and toasty” or “thick wool” or “fleece-lined” make you cringe as much they do me? In my sleeper story book, all of those phrases have one dreaded ending…more heat! And what do we know about more heat if you’re suffering from hyperhidrosis or menopause… more heat = more sweat! Here at Wicked […]

Medications that Elicit Night Sweats

In cases where your night sweats are not triggered by a medical condition, menopause, or something as simple as too many blankets on the bed, your medication may be the culprit. Night sweats are a common side effect of many medications, such as: Antidepressants Antipyretics (fever-reducer) Hormone therapy Hypoglycemic Agents The following is a list […]