Chicken Of The Month

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So, it appears to be that time again where we choose another breed of chicken and crown it ‘chicken of the month!’

This month see’s the German Langshan chicken taking the title. This chicken is a large robust breed, and clearly from the photo has exceptional height. The standard sized German Langshan is uncommon in both the United States and the United Kingdom, however the Bantam form which is a smaller variety are pretty popular in the UK.

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Short Sleepers

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For most, not getting much sleep would affect one’s ability to concentrate and function normally. It may even leave them in a bad mood. But this isn’t the case for everyone. For a small number of people (given the name ‘short sleepers’) the reality is that they can function normally for a less than ‘recommended’ amount of sleep for their age group.

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Get Laid Beds Bedding Range

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The Get Laid Beds bedding range is an extensive and high quality collection of fine, handmade products perfectly suited to compliment and complete your bed. Despite the Get Laid Beds focus on wooden beds, we also offer a wide range of high quality handmade mattresses, amongst other items of bedding.  It’s important to us that we provide the broadest, best quality service possible to our customers.

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Top Tips For Waking Up In The Morning

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Waking up. Something so many of us hate. It seems, no matter how hard you try to get up, you cannot seem to stop hitting that ‘snooze’ button, with the aim to gain an extra 5 minutes (which always seems to turn into another ‘Just 5 More’). But did you know, there are some tips which can help making getting up easier? Following these steps can help you begin to find waking up a breeze.

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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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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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