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ABOUT TONTINE BEDDING AUSTRALIA
Tontine – Australia’s No. 1 Retailer For Pillows, Quilts, & Mattress Toppers, and the home of the famous Doona® brand online.
For more than 60 years, Tontine have consistently provided Australian families with the best pillows, quilts and mattress toppers available. Today, we continue to help people across Australia enjoy the best possible sleep. Our wide range of comfortable bedding accessories, including quilts, doonas and premium pillows online ensures that we have something for everyone.
With Tontine, you’ll know when it’s time to buy pillows online because we’ve added innovative date stamps to our products to make it easier to determine when to throw out the old and bring in the new. If you’re looking for the best pillows in Australia, look no further – we have latex pillows, memory foam pillows and mattress toppers, anti-allergy pillows and quilts, kid’s pillows and kids quilts, European pillows as well as king size pillows, all available to order online or at one of our stockists.
All of our pillows, doonas and quilts are made to the highest quality standards, allowing us to provide you with the comfort and support you deserve for a good night’s sleep. For comfort you can trust, and the best possible night’s sleep, the only choice is Tontine.
Our Pillows come in different feels and profiles, such as soft feel with low and medium profiles or heights and firm feel and high profiles. They also come in different fill types, such as: Premium polyester, Memory foam, Latex, and down-like. There are also various types of our pillows available such as: Anti-Allergy, Stain Resistant, Luxury, European, Kids and Pet pillows for your four legged children.
Doonas and Quilts
Our Doonas and Quilts come in different weights and warmth ratings, such as: Light weight/Low Warmth or medium warmth quilts, Medium weight/Medium or High warmth quilt, and Heavy Weight/Super warmth for extra cosiness. There are different types of seasonal quilts such as: Summer and Winter and there are also different types of quilts/doonas® available such as: Anti-Allergy, Stain resistant and Kids quilts.
Be sure to also score some amazing offers at our pillow, Doona® and quilt sale here.
Natural Latex Pillows, Buy Online Talalay Pillows, King Size, Extra long
TLC’s THE KING is the only king size Talalay latex pillow available in Australia. In fact, they are very hard to find anywhere else in the world. This is a true hotel style & standard epic pillow.
It is a high profile (18cm) pillow, but has a lovely softness to it that stops it feeling too high, while still providing exquisite comfort and support. These pillows look brilliant on king and queen size beds.
For such a large pillow it is surprisingly light in weight because it is produced via the Talalay process, resulting in an open cell structure that allows the pillow to breathe and sleep cool. This pillow proudly sits at the top of our range.
It is a really sumptuous pillow that fits nicely into a 50 x 90cm king size pillowcase. This size is readily available online and at most good bedding retailers
Size: 85 x 40cm. Height 18cm. Weight 1400 grams. Soft density.
All our pillows are covered in beautiful, snow white, 100% soft cotton interlock. Zip off for easy washing.
Our pillows are guaranteed 100% natural latex, with no synthetic latex blended in. They are created using the Talalay latex process, affording the following benefits:
- King size – fits king pillow case 50 x 90cm.
- Breathable – cool in summer, warm in winter.
- Supportive – latex maintains its shape over time, providing consistent head & neck support.
- Lightweight and soft – the most comfortable pillows in the world.
- Long lasting – guaranteed for 5 years. Life expectancy is 10 – 15 years.
- Natural – ultimately biodegradable. The only latex pillows that can really breathe.
- Hypoallergenic – ideal for allergy sufferers. Inherently anti-microbial, dust mite and mildew resistant.
The TLC Guarantee – our pillows are 100% natural Talalay latex. We are supremely confident in the exceptional standard of our pillows. If you are not happy with your pillow we will immediately refund the purchase price of any returns.
Buyer Beware – false claims are often made that ‘natural’ latex is used in pillows, when it is actually a blend that includes up to 70% synthetic latex (man-made from oil derivatives). While the former is eco-friendly and the latter clearly is not, it is very hard to tell the difference without scientific laboratory testing. Likewise, many sellers incorrectly claim their pillows are Talalay, a term that is either misused unknowingly or intentionally. The Talalay process is very expensive. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
Buy Super King Size Pillows | King Latex Pillows
Have you thought about upgrading your bed set with super king size pillows? At TLC, as well as our great range of larger size latex pillows, we offer impressively oversized and extremely plump super king pillows. Customer reviews tell it all – these pillows are absolutely fabulous to sleep on.
Anyone who has a king or super king bed should be using super king pillows. In the past all latex pillows were a standard size (60 x 40 cm). But nowadays, there are many excellent options for larger sized pillows and TLC Latex Pillows has them all. Browse our range of larger size Talalay process latex pillows which include the Classic Plus Pillow, the High and Soft Pillow, the High and Firm Pillow – and the crème de la crème, King latex pillows
CLASSIC PLUS PILLOW
This larger pillow is 10cm longer, and marginally lower than the standard Classic Pillow. It is ideal for people who prefer a bigger pillow that is medium height – and those who tend to hug their pillow while they sleep or use their arm like a cradle. It will completely fill a standard sized pillowcase and look great on the bed. It suits almost everybody.
HIGH AND SOFT PILLOW
Not as big or sumptuous as our king size pillow, never the less this is a terrific option and very popular with big pillow lovers and huggers. It has ideal height and softness, making it very comfortable to use while providing excellent neck support. It just fits inside a standard sized pillow cases.
HIGH AND FIRM PILLOW
This generously sized latex pillow is perfect for people that are looking for plenty of height and firmness. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and is designed to be as big as it can be, while still able to fit into a standard size pillowcase.
This king latex pillow has a high profile of 18cm, but it’s softer and lighter in weight than expected. Although this king size pillow is huge, because it is soft it feels ‘just right’ in height and provides optimal comfort and support. It really is like sleeping on a cloud. Deservedly, it sits at the top of our range and is almost impossible not to love. Looks brilliant on king and queen size beds, but does require a king size pillowcase (90 x 50cm).
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Browse our online store today to find premium super king size pillows, as well as other high-quality pillows available in different sizes. Feel free to get in touch with our king latex pillow experts by calling 0412 100 587 or by sending an email to [email protected]. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information about how you can upgrade your bed and pillows.
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Sizes & Dimensions of Common Pillows in Australia
3) King Pillow Size & Dimensions
An Australian king pillow measures 51cm by 92cm in metric measurements, or 20in by 36in in imperial measurements. As the largest standard pillow size, this pillow works best for sleepers who have a lot of space in bed to move around. The king pillow also works well for those who value sitting up to work, read, or watch TV from the comfort of their bed.
- What is the best bed size for a king pillow? As expected, this pillow is designed so that when two sit side-by-side, they fit perfectly across a standard king size bed. However, some prefer the sizing of a queen pillow to a king size pillow; in that case, king pillows are also great for decorative purposes across a king or super king size bed. One king size pillow also works well across a twin or full bed; king pillows also fit tightly in a pair across a queen bed.
- What is the best pillowcase for a king pillow? The king pillowcase will fit this pillow the best.
4) Body Pillow Size & Dimensions
The body pillow comes in a range of sizes, however the most common is 51cm by 137cm, which is the equivalent of 20in by 54in in imperial units. These pillows are designed best for side sleepers and mould to the shape of the body throughout the night. Also doubling up as a speciality pillow, it is often used by pregnant women to provide support under their stomach and back.
- What is the best bed size for a body pillow? Body pillows are used based on personal preference. A sleeper can use a body pillow in any bed size, though it can be a tight squeeze in a standard twin size bed.
5) European Square (Euro) Pillow Size & Dimensions
The European square pillow measures 66cm by 66cm, or 26in by 26in in imperial measurements. European square pillows are most commonly used as decorative pillows. They work great as stacking pillows to add dimension to the look of your bed.
- What is the best bed size for a European square? One European square fits comfortably on a twin size bed. Otherwise, two European pillows can fit tightly on a queen size bed and comfortably on an Australian king or super king size bed.
Questions to Ask Yourself While Purchasing Pillows
- How active are you while sleeping? Would it be more comfortable to have additional space for movement?
- Your sleeping position – Back, Side, Front or Combo. Usually, side sleepers do well with high loft pillows while stomach or front sleepers may prefer thin pillows. Back and combo sleepers may want to pick a mid-loft pillow.
- What size is your bed?
- Do you want pillows to fit comfortably or tightly on your bed?
- How many pillows do you typically sleep with?
- Are you looking for sleeping pillows or decorative pillows?
A Guide to Pillow Sizes: Styling Your Bed With Pillows
Ever wonder how you can make your bedroom look as inviting as the ones you see in stores or on home design shows? Plump pillows are a great place to start, but how do you know what size pillows to use? This blog explains different pillow sizes and how you can use them to up your home decor game.
READ: How Many Pillows Should I Use?
Pillow Size Guide Australia
A standard pillow size in Australia is 38cm x 56cm – this is the best type of pillow for sleeping. Ecosa’s standard pillow is ergonomically designed to fit your natural head and neck alignment, no matter your build. Opting for a standard pillow for sleeping allows you to make the most of your bed space in all bed sizes, and give you the neck support you need.
A European pillow is a square pillow at 65cm x 65cm. It’s generally used as a decorative pillow, and can be propped behind your standard pillow to create an ascending size structure.
There are other pillows you can use, including king pillows (51cm x 92cm), queen pillows (51cm x 76cm), and body pillows or bolsters, though these are less common sizes. Some home decor pros use sham pillows, which have a wider front than back due to the way they’re designed.
READ: 7 Memory Foam Pillow Benefits
Using Pillows to Style Your Bedroom
Home decor experts say to stick to a maximum of six to seven pillows on a queen, king or super king bed, five on a double, and three on a single or long single bed.
Put your neck and spine alignment first and begin your pillow collection with the Ecosa ergonomic pillow as your standard sleeping pillow. Then, build out your pillow haven with smaller pillows and different shaped decor pillows. Changing the pillow covers or pillow cases can also give you a new look without having to buy new pillows.
Starting with a larger European pillow at the back, followed by your standard pillow and then two smaller pillows can create a stacked aesthetic, while opting for an odd number of pillows ‘scattered’ in a carefree style can make for an easy everyday pillow styling setup.
Play with textures too. Smaller, decorative pillows in heavier textures create a gentle contrast against softer cottons and silkier bamboos. Smaller pillows may be denser and more structured, while your European pillows can be softer. Try creating a subtly squish in the top of the pillow for a ‘lived in’ look.
Ecosa’s buttery soft bamboo pillow cases come in a range of seasonal colours to change up your bedroom style. Cooler tones create a lighter aesthetic for winter while darker tones make for a cosier winter environment.
For the ultimate hotel bed feel, pair your pillow setup with a set of luxurious sheets in a complementary colour. A plump, natural quilt or duvet will also complete the look – like Ecosa’s all-seasons silk quilt. Fold back the top of the duvet cover about 30cm for an at-home turn down service style.
Pillows – European, Memory Foam, Feather
How do I know if I should change my pillow?
Once pillows start to age, they no longer give your head and neck the support you need and they can also become very unhygienic. Here are some signs your pillow needs replacing:
- Your pillow is discoloured. We lose up to a pint of sweat each night. This inevitably dirties and stains your pillow cover, and allows unhealthy bacteria to grow inside the filling.
- You wake up with neck ache. It may be because your pillow has become flat or lumpy and no longer supports your neck as it should. It may also mean that you have the wrong pillow for your sleeping style.
- You wake up wheezy or with a runny or blocked nose. You may be allergic to house dust mites living in your pillow. New pillows are dust mite-free.
Should I buy a firm pillow or a soft pillow?
How firm or soft your pillow feels depends on what it is filled with. In a natural pillow, firmness depends on the ratio of feather to down – feather being firm, down being soft, and the quality of the down – the larger the down cluster, the softer the feel of the pillow.
In a synthetic pillow, firmness depends on the amount of filling blown into the pillow – a higher amount gives firmer support.
Take your time choosing the pillow that will give you the right balance of support and comfort for the position you sleep in, your body shape and size, plus your personal preference. Everyone is different, and you and your partner may have different needs.
Do you sleep on your back or on your stomach? Then you will need one soft pillow (not too thick) that will offer support by gently moulding to the shape of your head and neck.
Do you sleep on your side? You will need one firmer pillow (or two pillows, depending on how broad your shoulders are) to keep your head supported and aligned with your spine. A firm bottom pillow and a soft top pillow might be a good choice.
Can I buy all these types of pillows at Spotlight?
Yes, Spotlight offers a broad range of pillows both online and in-store, at varying prices and from a number of suppliers, allowing you to choose shape, size, firmness, price and precise level of comfort that you require from your pillows. If you are undecided, or need further advice, our sales staff will be more than happy to assist you with your choice of pillows.
What are the benefits of memory foam pillows?
An increasingly large number of people are spending more time in front of their desks, in front of computers, or performing some form of labour that includes repetitive movements. If you regularly return home with back or neck ache, it may be worth trying a memory foam pillow. Memory foam is heat-sensitive and the way it moulds itself to your contours gives it the ability to cradle the head and neck, allowing you to relax your muscles more easily. The result can be a more restful nights sleep. Spotlight stocks a number of memory foam pillows including travel pillows and v-shaped pillows.
I suffer from allergies, what kind of pillow should I look for?
People who suffer from asthma, hay fever, skin allergies or breathing problems will benefit from choosing a hypoallergenic pillow. A hypoallergenic pillow is designed and produced with materials that minimize developing allergies or allergic reactions and is designed to repel dust mites, one of the leading causes of allergies. Hypoallergenic pillows are produced to be anti-microbial, allergy-free and toxin-free.
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90,000 Reviews of tourists. Australia. Wilson Island
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Wilson Island is a tiny sandbank in the Great Barrier Reef island chain surrounded by pristine coral. Located 8 nautical miles from Heron Island (about 40 minutes by boat)
The pristine sand of the island is a habitat for huge turtles and a nesting site for unique birds. The island’s coastal waters are the ideal place to enjoy the spectacle of coral and fish marine life.
Those who decide to visit the island will plunge into the atmosphere of unspoiled beauty, solitude and freedom from civilization.
Comfortable designer tents have been set up for living on the island, which can accommodate no more than 12 guests at a time.
The average annual air temperature on the island is + 27C.
– day tents cleaning
In each tent:
– embossed wooden floor
– king size bed with duvet and pillows
– bedside tables and storage chest
– bedside lamps and battery-operated clocks
– comfortable armchairs
– bath towels
– beach towels
– shielding awnings
Accommodation on the island – in 6 permanent tents arranged with utmost comfort, overlooking the reef and ocean.
The energy of the sun provides hot water for showering and all the other delights of comfort.
Each tent has a private shower room, dressing room and toilet room.
Meeting and Conference Rooms
The Longhouse is a central location for dining and relaxation. Equipped with a long table where a variety of snacks are served, a large comfortable sofa for relaxing and socializing, and an open kitchen. Visitors to the island are allowed to feel at home here, use the library on their own, take drinks and snacks whenever they want.
Community Tent – a tent for communication, with large comfortable day beds, a selection of fresh magazines, with binoculars … a great place to relax and enjoy the views of the ocean, reef and evening sunset …
Restaurants and Bars
Visitors to the island fully nourished: distinctive Australian cuisine – fresh, simple and varied.
Breakfast – tropical buffet, hot dishes at the request of clients.
Lunch – a delicious buffet can be served in the dining room or right on the sandy beach in a picnic style.
Every evening starts with drinks and sandwiches at sunset. And it continues at the table set in the style of a party with friends: light music, candlelight and the owner of the island, finishing preparations for the evening meal … The dinner menu is updated daily.
Vegetarian meals can only be prepared on request at the time of booking. Some dishes are not available on the island. Please be sure to inquire when booking.
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Alcohol and any other beverages can be ordered prior to departure to Wilson Island.The cost will be charged to your hotel account on Heron Island.
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– Walking around the island and reef
– Relaxation surrounded by nature
– Contemplation of magnificent landscapes and starry night sky
Additional information Children under 16 are not allowed on the island . ..
The island is closed to the public in February due to the bird nesting season.
How to choose the right pillow size – 7 tricks
Sleep comfort directly depends not only on the mattress, but also on the correctly selected pillow.
One of the most important parameters when choosing a pillow is size. The wrong choice of the height, length and width of the accessory negates all the positive qualities of the accessory, no matter how high-quality filler is inside. Unpleasant sensations in the neck, pain and stiffness, uncomfortable sleep, the need to change posture while resting are sure signs that the pillow is not chosen correctly.
If the pillow is fitted incorrectly, the spine will be in a curved position all night long.
So what size should the pillow be? Read our article so as not to be mistaken when choosing the size of your sleeping accessory!
The content of the article
- Standard and Custom Sizes
- Orthopedic pillow sizes
- How to determine the height?
- How to Choose the Perfect Pillow – 7 Tricks
- Expert opinion
What are the sizes of pillows for sleeping
Depending on the manufacturer, pillows can be either standard sizes or non-standard.
The following sizes are most often found in domestic stores: 40×40 cm, 50×50 cm, 60×40 cm, 50×70 cm and 70×70 cm. The last two sizes are often found, including in our online store. The easiest way to match the standard size pillows is a pillowcase.
Non-standard size pillows for adults vary between 31x50cm and 50×90 cm. Among the non-standard size products, orthopedic models are the most common.Why? More on this below.
Table of standard and non-standard pillow sizes:
|Russia|| 70×70 cm
|from 31x50cm to 50×90|
|EC|| 65×65 cm
Standard: 51×66 cm
Jumbo: 51×71 cm
Queen: 51×76 cm
King: 51×91 cm
|Australia|| 48×73 cm
Prosthetic Model Dimensions
What are the sizes of orthopedic pillows?
Non-standard sizes are more common among orthopedic products. In their manufacture, manufacturers are guided, first of all, by the shape, so that the pillow optimally supports the head and cervical region. That is why their size and shape can be completely different. For example, Tempur cushions in the shape of a star or a crescent.
The sizes of orthopedic pillows vary from 20 to 50 cm in width and 30 to 80 cm in length. Products 40×60 cm are suitable for people of standard build.
Minus pillows with a non-standard size – it’s hard to find a pillowcase for them.Therefore, among the non-standard options, it is better to purchase models with removable covers. For example, items from the Mr. Mattress FreeDream are equipped with double pillowcases: the inner non-removable protects the filling, and the outer one with a zipper allows you to sleep.
An equally important parameter when choosing a pillow is height. Not only convenience, but also the condition of the upper spine directly depends on it.
General rule: the head must be at the same level with the body.Only in this case will the upper spine get rid of the load and have time to recover overnight.
If the accessory is too tall or too low for you, the head and neck will be in a curved position. This is fraught with pain and discomfort. The head is usually tilted back because of an unnecessarily low pillow. Because of this, the arteries in the spine are pinched. They feed the brain with blood.
The height of the pillows varies from 2 cm (children’s models) to 18 cm.
When choosing a height, be guided by the type of filler. If this is a classic version of fluff or artificial bulk fiber, it is better to take the height with a margin, because the filler cakes and loses volume. But orthopedic models made of modern materials such as latex, polyurethane foam, soy foams or memory do not stick together with the time.
How to choose the perfect pillow
7 tips for choosing a pillow
- We focus on the mattress. The softer it is, the lower the pillow should be.This is due to the fact that the body is, as it were, slightly immersed in a soft mattress. And the head, which in the meantime lies on the pillow, remains at the same level. As a result, the cervical spine will be in a deformed state all night long. If you have a soft mattress, for example, made of memory-form material, then it is better to pay attention to the lower model – up to 11 cm.
- Pillow height and sleeping posture. One of the main parameters for selection. If you sleep on your back, it is better to choose low-density pillows of medium to high firmness.For sleeping on your side or on your stomach, choose soft or medium-hard pillows. Desirable – orthopedic. In this case, the height of the pillow should correspond to the width from the shoulder to the neck. Sometimes our behavior hints at the wrong choice of pillow. If, while sleeping on your side, you now and then want to put your hand under your head, then your pillow is too low. But if you are trying to lie on the edge of the pillow, then on the contrary, it is too high.
- Cushion width. Usually the width is selected depending on the size.Measure your approximate shoulder width – that’s what your pillow should be.
- Do you often toss and turn in your sleep? In this case, choose a pillow that is wider so that the head remains on the pillow despite the constant change of position during sleep. In this case, classic and orthopedic models of at least 70 cm in width are suitable for you. The Tempur Sonata pillow is made especially for those who like to turn around before falling asleep – its crescent shape will not allow slipping off the pillow.
- Shoulders must not rest on the pillow. If you’re having trouble lying down, the pillow is too big.
- Please note that it is easiest to find pillowcases for standard sizes. But for a product with non-standard sizes, you will have to order pillowcases of individual sizes or use the standard one that comes with the kit. But in this case, you will not have a second replacement kit while one is in the wash. In addition, not all pillows come with removable covers.
- How to choose the size of the pillow for your child? In the first years of life, children are generally not recommended to sleep on pillows. But if there are special indications (for example, a doctor’s recommendation), pay attention to products up to 2 cm high.Children from 3 to 5 years old should sleep on a pillow up to 6 cm high.School-age children – up to 10 cm.The width and length do not play big roles, follow the advice above.
Recommendations of doctors
Choose a pillow no less carefully than a mattress
The ideal pillow for healthy sleep is the accessory you have chosen based on your physiological parameters.The tips above are for healthy people. If you have orthopedic diseases, it is better to consult a specialist before buying a pillow. The doctor will help you decide on the rigidity, height and size of the accessory that is suitable for you.
Some additional recommendations:
- The pillow should be comfortable. This is one of the simplest tests for a pillow to sleep. If the new pillow seems uncomfortable to you, then it is better to replace the accessory, no matter how expensive it is.
- Fillers must be breathable. If air passes through the pillow, this will ensure that moisture and dust will not accumulate inside. Dust attracts bed mites, and due to moisture, microbes actively multiply.
- Hypoallergenic materials – the right choice.
- Wash your pillows every three months. It is advisable to do this in a dry cleaner. Some fillers (such as soy foam) can be machine washed.The more often you do this, the better.
The size of the pillow is no less important parameter than the filling and material of the cover. When choosing pillows, it is necessary to focus on the sleeping position, type of pillow, shoulder width, age, presence or absence of orthopedic diseases. Choosing the right size and height for your sleeping accessory will help make your sleep comfortable and healthy.
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For the first time, ancient people tried alcoholic beverages, but they were fermented juices of fruits or berries, which gave a feeling of euphoria and relaxation, improved mood.Over the millennia, people have learned to make quality wine, cognac, brandy and other alcoholic beverages. And everything would be fine if it were not for the harm to the body, which is caused by the systematic use of alcohol.
Are there “safe” doses?
Our Ministry of Health officially declares that there are no safe doses of alcohol. Although there are studies indicating the benefits of moderate consumption of wine, beer, or stronger beverages, the harm of ethyl alcohol to the liver and other organs is outweighed so far.Naturally, one should not forget about the reactions of the nervous system.
Alcoholic beverages are the most consumed substances in the world, and they often bring people to the emergency room with poisoning, injuries and alcohol addiction, withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol is a powerful antidepressant, a psychoactive substance, so it forms dependence of varying severity. But many drinkers simply don’t take their problem seriously. This is due to the many myths surrounding alcohol consumption, hangover and the effects of alcohol on the body.
Let’s deal with some of the alcoholic myths:
If drinks are not mixed, there will be no hangover
Many people believe that the hangover pangs in the morning are due to the fact that you mix light and hard drinks. In reality, you most likely ended up there because of the total amount of alcohol you consumed, rather than the order in which you drank the drinks. The theory that the degree needs to be increased is wrong. But usually people start with beer or wine, and then switch to stronger alcohol at the end of the night, and therefore they think that it was he who made them “sick.”But simply mixing two or more drinks has nothing to do with it. The total amount of alcohol is dangerous.
Excess beer gives a “beer” tummy
Of course, an excess of beer is harmful, and the drink is high in calories, but not enough to lead to an increase in the belly. Rather, the stereotypical behavior of beer lovers is to blame: to consume with a foamy drink that whet the appetite, a large number of fatty and high-calorie snacks – chips, sausages, meat dishes, burgers.Most beer bellies grow from excessive amounts of calories from any source, including beer. But if the same snacks are consumed with wine, the result will be the same.
Alcohol will help you fall asleep and sleep better
Hot drinks before bedtime can make it easier to fall asleep, but the very process of sleep becomes irregular, superficial and restless. Therefore, you will most likely wake up with a heavy head and a feeling of not getting enough sleep.According to a 2013 study, alcohol tends to interfere with REM sleep, but this is when we actively rest. Drinking alcohol leads to a reduction in the time spent in this critical phase of the night’s sleep.
Cocktails and pills will help with a hangover
There are a lot of hangover remedies in pharmacies. It is a mixture of vitamins and biologically active substances, but there is no scientific evidence to support that these products help as a hangover cure, no matter how many vitamins they contain.Many manufacturers add thiamine, folic acid, vitamin B6, or vitamin B12 and claim that this helps speed up the elimination of alcohol. But there is no reason and no evidence that this is really happening.
A hearty breakfast the next morning will bounce back
Almost every strong drinker has their own hangover meal, but what you eat before (or during) drinking is actually more important.If you eat before drinking, or during, the effect is to reduce the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the body. You will not reach such a high blood alcohol concentration. But there is no research to support any benefits of any after-party breakfast, be it sandwich coffee or scrambled eggs.
Even if it gets bad, it’s not dangerous
Many of us know people who can drink until they lose their pulse.Moreover, they do not consider such a state to be a life-threatening situation. In case of alcohol poisoning, when enough alcohol is drunk to suppress the central nervous system, the person can turn off the necessary functions of the body. Reflexes such as coughing, vomiting can be completely disabled, which can lead to death directly or, as is more common, in accidents in a state of insanity (froze, drowned, hit by a car). People need to know how much they drink and make sure they don’t put their lives at risk.
If you drink just a little, the alcohol will disappear quickly
Many believe that after drinking a glass of wine or a can of beer, 50 g of brandy, the body naturally processes the drink within an hour. But in fact, it takes at least two hours to break down even such a dose of alcohol. The average metabolic rate for alcohol is 100 mg of alcohol per kilogram of body weight per hour. For a 70 kg man, this translates to 7 grams of alcohol per hour. With each glass you drink, the alcohol breakdown period increases.
Sober up quickly if needed
Nothing speeds up the process of removing alcohol: not a cup of hot coffee, not a cold shower. In general, caffeine can do more harm than good. He is a stimulant, and because of this, the person will be more alert, but at the same time, the intoxication will not go anywhere. This can give the person the false belief that they are sober, which can lead to more risky behaviors and dangerous decisions.
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Drinking alcohol does not lead to swelling, but dehydrates the body.The action of alcohol suppresses the hormone vasopressin, which means more fluid than usual is redirected to the bladder. Alcohol is also a diuretic, so more water is squeezed out of every cell in our body when you drink. This extra fluid is also sent to the bladder. In order to suffer less from a hangover in the morning, you need to drink more water, and drink about 200-300 ml of mineral water before going to bed.
Beer is less intoxicating than other alcoholic beverages
The fact is that one 0.5 liter can of beer, one 300 g glass of wine, or one normal-sized cocktail containing about 50-70 g of whiskey or vodka is equally intoxicating.It’s just that the amount of fluid consumed is different, and the amount of alcohol supplied will be different. Therefore, preferring beer only because it is less harmful and does not give a hangover is reckless, it all depends on the dose.
Eating a heavy meal will keep you drunk
Yes, eating a large meal before drinking alcohol will delay its absorption into the bloodstream, but it will not prevent drunkenness. Eating hearty, fatty, carbohydrate-rich foods can prevent you from developing worse hangover symptoms than fasting alcohol, but it doesn’t prevent you from getting drunk.
Everyone reacts to alcohol the same way
There is a global myth that alcohol causes the same intoxication in everyone. But people are all different, and reactions to alcohol can differ even for the same person. This can be influenced by many factors – body weight, metabolism, level of alcohol tolerance, gender, body biochemistry, and much more. There can also be various genetic factors that influence how many react to drinking alcohol.There are a number of people with a deficiency of alcohol dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down and removes ethyl alcohol. For them, even low doses of alcohol are deadly.
Dark drinks are healthier
Dark beer and wine usually contain more antioxidants than light beer and white wine. Darker shades are thought to mean higher flavonoid content in beer and higher polyphenol content in wines. Because of this, most people conclude that they have more nutritional value and are therefore inherently healthier than their lighter friends.
While darker drinks may contain more antioxidants, they may also have more congeners – toxic chemicals produced during fermentation that can worsen hangovers if too much. This applies to beer, wine, rum, whiskey, tequila and almost any drink with a dark tint.
Beer is a good post workout recovery drink
Some studies have shown that beer can restore moisture loss in athletes better than water for three main reasons: First, the vitamins and minerals in beer provide health benefits not found in water; secondly, carbonation helps to quench your thirst; and thirdly, carbohydrates help replenish energy stores.
The authors saw only a small benefit of rehydration compared to water in the athletes they tested. Sports drinks that contain salt and potassium can also moisturize a depleted body without the negative side effects of alcohol.
In addition, the effects of alcohol on the liver and pancreas interfere with the transport of digestive enzymes and essential nutrients through the body. This slows down muscle growth and recovery and disrupts the metabolism of carbohydrates for energy.That is, beer is not exactly what the body needs after a long run or strength training.
Luxury pillows and duvets with goose down and feathers
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RIGHT PILLOW AND BLANKET
Made from high quality white goose down and fine feathers, Hästens down pillows and duvets breathe and provide the best insulation for the entire natural environment. Our research shows that no matter what kind of breathable bed you have, the wrong blanket or pillows will still hold back its ability to circulate air around your body.
Your pillow and blanket play a key role in ensuring a healthy sleep. It is very important to choose the right pillow to provide the spine and neck with the right conditions to maintain the anatomically correct position during sleep.
Since 1926, Hästens has perfected pillows and duvets using the finest down and feathers available – nothing synthetic, just pure natural goose and duck down and feathers. Down insulates and keeps your body warm, allowing moisture to evaporate and providing delicate support.Ducks and geese are well dressed all year round “in the same clothes.” And so will you when you sleep with Hästens pillows and duvets filled with clean, fresh down and feathers.
To ensure you get the most from the amazing properties of down, the fabrics in our duvets and pillows are also of high quality and weaved to our unique specifications. It is durable, lightweight, down-proof and made from 100% cotton.
Woven from fine threads to allow air to circulate, our fabrics and linens help the down fill breathe.
After a while, when it comes to thread density, we already know that there is a fine line between luxurious comfort and lack of ventilation. You want softness, but not insulation. At Hästens, we select fabrics that combine strength with lightness to spark interest in the study of airborne sleep. True luxury bedding is when the fabric with the best thread density is perfectly compatible with any specific material, all without compromising breathability.
BE CAREFUL with low quality products, they often use an adhesive sealant that keeps the fluff from seeping through the fabric, but also inhibits air circulation. If you feel stuffy under the duvet, it’s probably because glue has been sprayed on it, or your bed is made of synthetic material, or your bedroom is too hot (14-18 ° C recommended).
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