Why it’s important to have a quarterly bathroom maintanence!

Your bathroom is probably the most underestimated room in your house. It may be a small room, but it plays an important part in your day-to-day life from your morning prep before work to that relaxing hot shower you take to unwind after a long day. In fact, the average person spends a total of one and a half years using the bathroom throughout a lifetime, a poll on 2,500 people found.

Upflush toilet

You need to pay more attention to your bathroom because of its role in your life and home, and this includes performing maintenance on a quarterly basis. Here are four reasons why it’s important to do this routine activity.

Prevent Accidents

Your bathroom may be smaller compared to the other rooms in your home, but it can actually be a dangerous place. In fact, 235,000 people aged fifteen years old and above end up in emergency rooms every year because of injuries they suffered in the bathroom, and 14 percent of those get hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The same study reported that the majority of bathroom accidents occur near or in the tub or shower. Common accidents in the bathroom include slipping on wet floors, falling, and tripping on broken tiles. By conducting bathroom maintenance on a quarterly basis, you can make timely repairs on broken fixtures, pipes, and wires that can potentially cause accidents. Regular checkups will also let you identify potential problem areas and make the necessary changes before it is too late.

Pro Tips:
● Install antislip mats in your tub, in the shower area, the space in front of your sink, and near the entrance of the bathroom.
● Immediately fix broken or loose tiles.
● Immediately repair leaks or broken pipes to prevent water stains and puddles from forming.
● If you have a toddler in the house, purchase a toilet seat that the child would be comfortable to use.

Fight Diseases

Mold and bacteria love to grow in moist and humid places, which makes bathrooms their ideal breeding ground. Bathrooms are home to bacteria like E.coli, streptococcus, salmonella, and Bacteroidaceae, and unsurprisingly, the toilet is a hive of germs, with 3.2 million bacteria found per square inch on average.

It’s important to perform daily or at most weekly cleanups for usual danger zones like the toilet, but in addition to routine maintenance, you also need to do a quarterly deep clean in all other areas of the bathroom. Deep cleaning targets hard-to-reach areas like grout, bathroom vents, and the showerhead as well as every inch of the tub, sink, and toilet. By scheduling quarterly deep-cleaning sessions, you prevent diseases from spreading and keep your family safe and healthy.

Pro Tips:
● Clean and seal your grout every quarter to prevent moisture and bacteria buildup.
● Eliminate calcium and mineral buildup from the showerhead by soaking it in white vinegar overnight before thoroughly scrubbing it with a toothbrush.
● Blast filthy and dusty exhaust fans with compressed air to thoroughly remove stubborn dirt and debris.

Save Money

Quarterly bathroom maintenance can help you stay on top of much-needed repairs and upgrades before it’s too late. Have you ever woken in the middle of the night to the sound of a leaky faucet? Broken pipes can leave unsightly water stains in your house, and they can be dangerous because their leaks can cause slips and falls.

Leaks also cost you money. On average, small leaks can cost homeowners twenty dollars every year while faucets and pipes with bigger damage could cost anywhere between sixty to two hundred dollars every year. That is hard-earned money you could have spent elsewhere if you had been paying more attention to your bathroom.

Pro Tips:

● To prevent blockage in your pipes, pour half a cup of baking soda followed by half a cup of vinegar, and then wash it down with boiling-hot water.
● Consider upgrading your toilet system to an upflush system, which features a built-in macerator that effectively shreds solid waste materials, thereby preventing clogs in your pipes.

Make Bathroom Time Enjoyable

If you have young kids, you know much of a struggle it can be to get them to take a bath. Children would much rather play and do something fun than be in the bathroom, especially if yours is a dirty, malfunctioning bathroom.

Regardless of whether you have kids or not, it’s important that you take care of your bathroom because you spend a considerable amount of time every day inside it. Conducting quarterly maintenance ensures that every fixture is in tip-top condition and ready to meet all your family’s needs. You don’t want to go to work late and frazzled because the shower suddenly stopped working.

Pro Tips:
● Make your bathroom a more fun and relaxing space by adding personal touches to it every quarter like ornamental plants and aromatic candles.
● Make bath time fun for your kids by buying toys that they can play with while in the bath like bubble machines and rubber ducks.

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Giveaway : An Ugly Christmas sweater or a Onesie (Open to US)!

Hello friends!!

How about a super duper early Christmas giveaway??.🎅!

The giveaway is sponsored by UglyChristmasSweater.com. They have an amazing variety of sweaters and have been featured on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Ellen Show. They had sponsored a giveaway back in Nov 2018 where they gave away a sweater worth $50 to one of my followers. Now, they have some brand new stock snd are offering either an ugly sweater or a onesie to one of my followers!

Here are some of the new stuff :

Ugly sweater
This sweater has a 3D jack in the box popping up santa!

PewDiePie
They have a ‘PewDiePie Collection’ too.

Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams ugly sweater

Wu Tang Clan
One from the Wu Tang Clan collection!

The giveaway is open to all my US based followers. Winner will get to choose an ugly sweater or a onesie from the site. . Rules are simple. Just fill out the rafflecopter below 😊. There are only three mandatory steps on the giveaway form but the more steps you complete, more will be your winning chances. This giveaway will end on Jun 21st & the winner will be selected at random and announced on Jun 23rd.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All the best 👍

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Biggest Wedding Day Mistakes & How to Avoid Them!

Weddings can simultaneously be one of the happiest and most stressful day of your life. However, with careful planning and awareness, you can mitigate a lot of the biggest wedding day mistakes that cast a shadow over your day.

Wedding pic

Here are some of the biggest wedding day mistakes and how you can avoid them.

Dress Doesn’t Fit

There are a surprising amount of brides that find that their dress doesn’t fit on the day of their wedding. There are a few things that cause this disaster.

First, improper planning leading to delays in the dress arriving. When the dress arrives right before the wedding, it doesn’t allow for time spent doing alterations and making sure everything fits as it should. This can be prevented by ordering the dress way in advance or shopping on Azazie.com to ensure a quick turnaround time.

Another mistake that brides make in the early days is buying the dress too small as a form of motivation to lose weight. If a bride decides she wants to lose weight for her wedding, it’s better to purchase the dress in her current size and have alterations made later. Stress plays a key role in weight management, and can thwart even the best efforts.

Delays

Delays in the schedule can not only cause undue stress for the bridal party, but they can also make the guests grumble and ruin the events. Delays are often caused by poor planning or unprofessional vendors.

To prevent delays, consider hiring a day-of coordinator to keep everyone on task. Not hiring a day-of coordinator is another wedding day mistake you should avoid! If you don’t have a day-of coordinator, ask a trusted family member or friend who is confident and organized to play the role. Yes, this job was made for your bossy aunt Susan.

Take time to vet your vendors beforehand. Read reviews and ensure that other brides who used the services didn’t have issues with tardiness or delays. Touch base with the vendors in the days leading up to the wedding to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Wedding pic

Terrible Vendors

To expand on the vendor issues, having a terrible DJ, photographer, caterer, etc. can have an impact on your wedding day that remains a sore spot even years later. Don’t cheap out on vendors or allow your friend who just started photography to pressure you into letting them take your photos.

Always read reviews and get recommendations. Your friend might take beautiful photos when the weather is right and they can have someone hold a pose. Your DJ friend might be great at putting music together but have no idea how to hook up to the system at your venue. The cheapest caterer you can find might give you all food poisoning. If you’re going to hire someone, do it right.

Allowing Family Drama to Ruin Your Day

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that grown adults can act like grown adults and be self-aware enough to not make your day about them.

Set firm boundaries and expectations for potential problem people early on and reiterate it in the days leading up to the wedding. Keep people with negative relationships seated separately and have someone run interference. Again, a day-of wedding coordinator is well-suited for this task.

By being proactive, you can prevent the issues that cause the biggest wedding day blunders. Speak your mind, plan ahead, and enjoy your big day.

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Dance Inspired Fashion for 2019!

Every year we see fashion trends that got their start on the dance studio floor. It is expected and it is a good “partnership.” When experts in the fashion world add their ideas with the ideas of experts in the Dance Design Costume world, magic is born.

In fact, many industries are intertwined here. While fashion may begin with dance-trends, they take it a whole new level. Only fashion icons can take a romantic or sexy dance costume and turn it into a red-carpet-ready event that a major celebrity will wear. It doesn’t stop there. When famous wedding gown designers take those lines, designs, and fabrics into consideration, the wedding gown season is often alive with new trends. So, it starts with dance but it has a wide reach.

Dance

2019 Trends

This is the year of romance and hot and sexy outfits. Last year was life mimicking all forms of dance. This included Jazzercise and Disco. The color was Millennial Pink all the way. The smokey, gray-pink was everywhere.

These three things are missing from the clothing trends in 2019. There will be much less Jazzercise and Disco and much more graceful ballet, and ballroom.

Colors

You will not be seeing much of Millennial Pink. It is not nearly as brilliant and lovely as the colors we will see this year.

This year look for:
● Warm Caramel
● Honey
● Emerald Green
● Peacock Blue
● Plum
● Deep Burgundy

Style

Daring, alluring, and very sexy is what you will see everywhere. Dancewear will have plunging backs combined with low-cut fronts. You will see a lot of lace or mesh cut-outs. The main thing to remember is it is all about the lines. The lines hug the body which gives shape to the outfit. You can get everything you need to improve your wardrobe in style at Just For Kix.

Athleisure

This is the “today” sweatpants. They are trim and slim and look good enough to wear anywhere. They do not look sloppy.

Traditional Must-Have Pieces For Dance or Fashion

● Leotards as tops

○ These great “tops” do not ride up. They hug the body and give you the support of a blouse and bra and they come in many cuts. Wear a halter leotard, a capped sleeve, backless, or long sleeve. Add lots of lace, mesh, or cut-outs.

● Tulle skirts

○ Full tulle skirts are showing up in all kinds of events. These skirts are being worn with cashmere, off-the-shoulder sweaters or silky leotards. Ballet flats are perfect.

● Tights

○ Tights are replacing hosiery this year. The fishnet tights of 2018 are still rocking the fashion world. This year, look for animal prints. Leopard print tights under a leotard or some cute shorts are in the dance studio. The same tights under a flirty little skirt are showing up at the clubs.

● Elephant pants

○ Elephant pants are back for 2019. Wear them low on the hips and attach them firmly at the ankles. They are a bit smaller than the 90’s hit. You will see loose pants with a high waist that are gathered and cuffed at the ankle. Pair them with a hot crop top and ballerina flats, and you are ready to go.

● Leggings

○ Leggings are here to stay and every year they get better and better. This year look for shiny metallic fabrics. Big name sporting companies are putting out shiny gold, silver, and rose gold. If you look closely, you may find a few pieces in rust that are awesome. Match these up with a cool sports bra and you have the hottest look on the floor.

The best thing about 2019 is the choices. There are so many choices that you will find your favorite look from casual, to business casual, to formal. You can mix and match and be creative. You will look fantastic and turn heads everywhere you go.

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Review : Iftar at Nando’s, Jumeirah!

Hey guys!

I’m back with another Iftar review. This was at Nando’s in Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai. It’s a really gorgeous place, with lots of greenery, beautiful landscaping and a fountain. It really has got a good vibe going there. Pair it with good food and you have got a perfect evening!

I love Nando’s. I’ve been there several times but it’s my first time being in this particular branch located in Jumeirah. Here is the Nando’s building and it’s entrance :

Nandos

Late afternoon & evening pix

Nandos

The interior is pretty special and has a welcoming atmosphere. The contemporary and beautiful South African art is definitely eye catching. The seating is comfy. The lights are beautiful ☺. Instant relaxation mood is set, once you enter there.

Paintings

I arrived pretty early before Iftar time (since I like to get my pix when not many people are around). My 3 year old was getting restless by then. Nando’s staff are always so friendly and thoughtful. They got him crayons & a paper with pictures in it to color in. That instantly got his attention and he was doodling away with joy 😊. They also gave him a balloon.

Coloring

Not part of the Iftar menu, but the staff got my son a kiddie chicken burger, fries and mildly spicy rice to keep him happy & fed. They are just so amazing!

Chicken burger

The Nando’s Iftar will start diners off with dates and water to break the fast, followed by Hummus and pita bread, rounded off with a delicious, flame-grilled PERi-PERi full chicken, chicken Espetada, four chicken wings, served with Mediterranean salad, PERi-PERi chips, PERi-PERi wedges, spicy rice and coleslaw. This is a meal for 4 persons, at just AED 199.

Nandos menu

They are also offering a delicious meal deal for two to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan. Diners can break their fast with water and dates, Hummus and pita bread, full chicken, PERi chips, rice and coleslaw for the extra special price of just AED 119.

Nandos chicken

Extremely yummy, melting-in-your-mouth marinated, flame-grilled chicken 😋

Espetada

Espetada, which has five pretty big and filling pieces of grilled chicken.

Overall, the Iftar menu is yummy and filling. I had one issue though and I need to say it here. The restaurant was packed by Iftar time. There wasn’t a single seat that was unoccupied. I think there were 3 serving staff. Once the time came to break fast, there was such a rush to serve people.

They seemed like they were unprepared for that many people to come in. I got my food a cool 25 mins after the time to break fast 😐. But, I actually felt bad for the staff. I’m not even kidding, they were literally flying across the room trying to serve soo many people. This was a media event that I was a part of. Maybe that’s why there were so many people. But with my previous experiences at Nando’s, I’d say the wait time isn’t that much and the staff are as always friendly and attentive. Please read my review of a dinner at Nando’s. That was in Al Qasba, Sharjah, which happens to be my favorite Nando’s branch.

Nando’s always so thoughtfully gives a goodie bag when going there for a review. They never fail to surprise. This time, I got a Peri-Peri garlic sauce, a PERInaise (which is a mayonnaise) & an adorable Nando’s chicken shaped USB. Love it!. I’ve been adding the sauce and mayo to my home cooked chicken ever since. They are such a great addition to just about anything. The mayonnaise squeezy bottle has this leak proof kinda lock and it’s just so convenient & mess free to use it!.

Goodies

If you love Nando’s, do check their Iftar out. The menu is designed to be pretty affordable. If you try it out, let me know how you liked it, dearies 😊

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Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Review : Iftar at Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai!

Hey friends,

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadan with a stunning Iftar and Suhoor offering, at the Serdaal Ballroom & Terrace. The property itself is breathtakingly beautiful with a gorgeous interior too.

Westin

Westin

Serdaal ballroom

Serdaal ballroom

Recently, I was invited to review the iftar there. I’ve been to many buffets in my life (being such a foodie that I am) but frankly I’ve never seen a buffet with such an extensive variety of food. It’s lavish & simply stunning, to say the least.

Westin iftar

Ramadan Kareem

Bread section

The generous buffet features an array of Middle Eastern dishes such as traditional hot and cold mezze items, succulent mixed grills, a dedicated shawarma corner and lamb ouzi. There are also European and Indian selections on offer, plus a sushi and pasta station. Save room for dessert, as an abundance of Arabic sweets, including a dedicated Turkish delight corner and an entertaining live Turkish ice-cream station.

Westin iftar

Westin iftar

Westin iftar

Chicken shawarma station

Westin iftar

All dishes were absolutely delicious, a feast for the taste buds!. I couldn’t try some items simply because I didn’t have room for it. The number of dishes were that many. The chefs have done an excellent job putting forth such a diverse range of cuisines. I even got to try out certain things that I’ve heard of before but never had had yet, namely scallops, gnocchi & seared tuna.

I was delighted to find a live pasta station. Pasta is my weakness 😉. I got a penne pasta with turkey, mushrooms and cheese in tomato sauce. It was really great.

Pasta

The dessert section was decadent and rich. Be it the Arabic ones or the others, the selection as amazing.

Arabic sweets

Chocolate fountain

Chocolate fountain, marshmallows, fruits and more

There was live entertainment (music) that was soothing and mesmerising. There is also a henna corner.

Musician

My son absolutely loved the Turkish ice cream station. We got him a chocolate ice cream. The guy serving was playing around with him, not handing him the ice cream from the get go. Finally, my 3 year old got frustrated and tried to run away. Lol!. It was hilarious. He definitely loved the ice cream. It’s texture is so different from the regular ice cream. I tried some from my son’s. If I had space in my stomach I would have gotten one for myself but I just didn’t. I was so full.

Turkish ice cream

The Iftar will be offered daily from sunset to 9.30pm throughout Ramadan. It’s all priced at just AED 155 for adults and AED 55 for children under 12 (kids under 6 dine for free). I think it’s a steal for this price.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Westin at +971 04 511 7373.

There is Shisha service 8pm onwards on the Serdaal terrace. Suhoor is offered from 9pm – 1 am on week days and 9 pm – 2 am on weekends.

I highly recommend iftar at Westin. It’s something to definitely experience and rave about!

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Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Review : Museum of Illusions, Dubai!

Hey friends,

Dubai is home to several topnotch attractions. Today, I will be reviewing one of them, Museum of Illusions, that’s located in Al Seef.

Al Seef

This whole area is built to reflect the traditional side of UAE. It’s old world charm is really refreshing, compared to the modern feel of Dubai. Here is the entrance of the museum :

Museum of Illusions

The reception staff were friendly and helpful. It’s a beautifully designed place, minimal in decor and so pleasing to the eye. On the left side, you can find a section where you can buy intellectual games that will challenge your mind. Prices are AED 50+ per game. Each of these games are available for playing inside the museum. Once you are done with the tour, you can come back and decide which one to buy and take home.There are some tshirts for sale too.

Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

Once you enter the area of illusions, you will find things that are inexplicable and mind boggling. Here are several things you will see there :

Museum of Illusions

Frames that look empty at first glance. But once you step up to them, 3D and extemely real images come up on it!

Museum of Illusions

A chair that’s completely an illusion. From a certain angle it looks like a chair, that’s all.

Museum of Illusions

Head on a plate llusion 😨

Museum of Illusions

Strange looking contraption isn’t it?. One person can stand on one side of it and the second person on the other side, looking into the mirrored inside of it. First person then clicks a picture with the flash on. The second person’s photo comes out looking like this :

Naznin

I just love this pic so much!

Blog in UAE

This was my attire for the day by the way..

Museum of Illusions

Such an awesome illusion!. A table with 6 of me..

Museum of Illusions

An upside down room. Did I mention that coming here, you’ll get some great Instagram worthy pictures?.. 😊

Museum of Illusions

These are the games I mentioned earlier in the post. They can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. It will make your mind work in ways you didn’t know, to solve those.

Illusion

My absolute favorite illusion is the Ames room. Depending on one’s position they will look either big or small in this room. It’s soo awesome!

Meanwhile my son’s favourite room was probably the room with these lights giving an awesome shadow play.

Museum of Illusions

Overall, it’s a very thrilling and intriguing experience. There are so many more illusions in the museum. You have got to go and see it, if you are someone who appreciates and enjoys things that are out of the norm. It’s a great place to go with your family and kids are just gonna love it. You will find some more attractions and some videos that I captured (like the room that spins and makes you dizzy even though you are standing still!), in the following video. Please watch it :

The museum is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10 am – 10 pm and from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am – midnight. Ticket prices are AED 80 per adult, AED 60 per child above 5 years and AED 225 for a family (consisting of 2 adults and 2 kids). For more information, check out www.museumofillusions.ae or call 043573999. You can also get AED 10 discounted per ticket if you book your tickets online.

Here are the nearby attractions. I love how peaceful and serene it is. The market area gives a glimpse into the Arabic lifestyle.

Al Seef

Al Seef

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Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Tips for oral hygiene during Ramadan!

A Healthpoint orthodontist gives tips for fresh breath and oral health while fasting

Healthpoint

Oral hygiene is particularly important during Ramadan as fasting can cause bacteria to build up, says the Head of the Dental Clinic at Healthpoint.

Dr. Khalid Alameri, Consultant Orthodontist and Head of the Dental Clinic at Healthpoint, explains that fasting and therefore abstaining from liquids can lead to the development of oral bacteria, a prime culprit in bad breath, cavities and gum disease.

Dr Khalid says, “People need to adapt their oral hygiene routine during Ramadan, being sure to brush their teeth after both iftar and suhoor to prevent bacteria from forming. Most mouth odor originates from the tongue, so using a tongue scraper twice a day will also help.”

Combatting dehydration is particularly important in avoiding bad breath, Dr Khalid points out. In addition to drinking plenty of liquids and avoiding salt, caffeine and diuretics during non-fasting hours, there are measures to prevent a dry mouth.

“If care is taken not to swallow any liquid, then the use of mouthwash or rinsing with water will not break the fast. However, some people are uncomfortable with this, so they can use miswak sticks, a natural tooth-cleaning twig, to stimulate salivary flow.”

Dr Khalid’s top-four tips for fresh breath while fasting

1. Brush and floss after iftar and suhoor

2. During the fasting hours, use a tongue scraper, miswak sticks and rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash

3. Use an oral pro-biotic to replenish healthy bacteria that may be lost through using too much mouthwash

4. When breaking your fast, avoid onions, garlic, smoking and other common causes of bad breath.

About Healthpoint

Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s integrated network of world-class healthcare providers, is a premium hospital with three specialty centers – the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Centre, the Dentistry Clinic and Musculoskeletal. Based in Abu Dhabi and accepting patients throughout the UAE and GCC, the hospital provides community care, grounded in the latest internationally recognized medical approaches.

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Should children be allowed to lock their doors

Kids nowadays tend to enjoy their solitude inside their bedrooms. They might spend their time studying or playing with their gadgets alone. Their room is where they feel most comfortable and where they escape difficulties from school and the neighborhood.

Kids

But when your kids leave their rooms, do they opt to lock them or leave them behind like an open book? Do you ever let your children decide whether they should have a private space of their own inside the house? Here are some issues that you should consider when you allow your children lock their rooms.

Privacy
Kids also need to have their alone time, especially school-age children. Kids who have had a long day at school with their peers deserve to rest on their own. They need a place where they can do their homework in peace as well.

Moreover, teaching kids the value of privacy is important so that they may be able to respect other people’s privacy. This way, they will be able to understand why other people lock or close their bedroom doors. They will learn to knock first before barging into someone else’s space.

Protection
If you teach your kids to lock the door while they are inside their respective bedrooms, you are also teaching them to protect themselves. You never know when a possible crime could take place inside your home (i.e., theft or robbery), which is why it is better to be always prepared. Even when you and your kids are not at home, it is better to have their rooms locked for safety.

Emergencies
However, locking up the room isn’t always a good option. For instance, if a calamity or an unexpected medical emergency occurs, you wouldn’t have easy access to your children’s room. Your kids might not be able to hear or sense the clamor because of an emergency or a sudden calamity.

This is an issue that most parents worry about when it comes to allowing their kids to lock their doors. In addition, it might be difficult for you to monitor your children’s activities. You will never know if a kid is sick, feeling down, or having bad dreams.

Just in case of urgent matters, you might want to use a tool that will help you enter your children’s quarters. Letting your kids lock their room does not mean you are completely banned in their space. You still have a huge responsibility as a parent to look after the safety and welfare of your little ones.

Lock pick

This emergency tool must be used as a last resort only since you should also respect your children’s private zone. Peterson lockpicks are manufactured according to Peterson’s military design. Buyers swear by its reliable rubber hand grip, which allows it not to slip away from your hands easily.

Through this tool, you won’t have to worry about your kids during emergencies, calamities, and random bad days. Your home will be a safer place with the Peterson lockpicks.

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How CBD helps to get better sleep!

In the UK, two thirds (67%) of UK adults suffer from disrupted sleep and nearly a quarter (23%) manage no more than five hours a night.

A lack of sleep doesn’t just affect your day to day life it can also lead to a whole range of issues later in the long-term.

Supplements

Many people are therefore turning to CBD as a new way to help them sleep, CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical, which is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. The same plant species from which we get marijuana.

The big difference between the two is that despite coming from the same plant, CBD is a completely different chemical compound to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana cannabis, which causes you to get “high” when you consume it.

CBD wont get you ‘high’ but it can be very beneficial to your overall health in many ways.

How does it help me sleep?

We all have what are known as 5HT1A receptors inside of us, these receptors trigger the release and the reuptake of serotonin. Improved reuptake of serotonin allows excess serotonin molecules to be use more efficiently, which in turn, allows our bodies to relax much more quickly and provides us with more control over our mental state.

Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter meaning it acts as an ‘inhibitor’, filtering out excitatory messages so that only positive and critical thoughts can pass through a neuron. Serotonin is also a precursor to melatonin the hormone that makes us feel ‘sleepy’ so when naturally increased levels of serotonin occur we make more melatonin, Naturally!! This helps us to regulate our sleep wake cycle!

This is a big deal! If you speak to any sleep specialist, many of them will tell you that universally we’re sleeping worse and for less time this is due to a multitude of factors one of which is our obsession with technology. We are constantly looking at bright screens for far too long and until late at night which can mess up our circadian rhythm and natural sleep cycle.

So, by taking a supplement that can actively help improve our bodies natural sleep processes and rhythm whilst also paying attention to the negative factors affecting our sleep we can begin to get our sleep back on track.

Here at Enhanced Biotics we take pride in our CBD range ensuring quality above all else. We have one job and that’s enhancing your wellbeing.

Our aim is to provide our customers with the highest quality, natural cannabinoid extracts from Industrial Hemp. All of our CBD oil-based products contain no more than trace elements of THC (less than 0.2%) and they are all tested thoroughly.

Our products are Gluten Free, some of our products are suitable for Vegans, non-GMO, Organic and Lactose-Free. There are absolutely no additives either!. If you would like to know more about CBD, please feel free to check out www.enhancedbiotics.co.uk and speak to one of our team members.

*CBD is a natural supplement and should only be taken as a supplement. Please always consult your doctor first before taking any form of supplement.

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