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How to Choose Children Bed Sheets for Healthy Sleeping Cycles

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Sleep and rest are very important in the life of any adult. These help us to calm down physically and mentally so that the next day our batteries are restored for new activities. In the case of children, sleep plays an even more important role.

Beyond the many benefits for which a child should sleep long enough, it is vital to know that sleep plays an essential role in the process of growth and physical development. Therefore, creating a perfect sleeping environment becomes the responsibility of the parents. 

Restful and healthy sleep is given by a combination of factors (good mattress, comfortable pillows), including the quality of bed sheets. It may seem simple, but most parents omit these mandatory things. Read below to find out what to look for in bed sheets meant to offer a quality sleep to your child. 

How Does Sleep Influence a Child’s Behavior?

Physical development of the child – height, weight, bone growth, muscle development, etc. – is mediated by the so-called growth hormones. They are secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulates the functioning of all biological systems in the body. 

Some factors stimulate growth hormone secretion or, on the contrary, affect it. Among the most common are:

  • nutrition;
  • medical conditions;
  • stress;
  • physical activity;
  • sleep.

Sleep plays an essential role in the secretion of growth hormones in the body and the growth of the child. Although, in general, they are released into the body during the day, specialists claim that their highest output occurs at night, during the sleeping cycle. 

Moreover, sleeping during the day or in the afternoon is mandatory in infants and toddlers since it stimulates their physical growth.In addition to providing a well-deserved moment of rest to parents, reduces hyperactivity, anxiety, improves memory and ability to concentrate, thus having beneficial effects on temperament, learning ability, and social behavior.

Sleep is very important for the well-being of children. The link between lack of sleep and the behavior of a child is always obvious. When adults are tired, they may be anxious or lacking in energy, but children may become overactive, moody, irritable, and have extreme behavioral changes.

How is the Children’s Health Affected by Poor Quality Sleeping?

In case the child does not sleep enough or encounters sleep disturbances, caused by uncomfortable bed accessories (mattress, bed sheets, pillow), problems in his physical development may occur. 

These situations lead to delayed growth or, worse, cease to evolve. The lack of sleep or its poor-quality causes hormonal imbalances in the body. It can affect the release of hormones that regulate appetite and hunger, causing the child to either eat less or overeat. The child may become malnourished or obese.

The low amount of sleep or its disturbance also affects how the body metabolizes the foods consumed during the day. There is a risk of insulin resistance, which may predispose the child to type 2 diabetes.

On the other hand, the problems that the child may have with sleep also affect the development of motor skills. Fatigue caused by insufficient sleep predisposes a kid to frequent injuries. Moreover, low school performance, and emotional functioning disturbances may appear.

If you want to convince your child to spend his nights with pleasure in his room and bed, attractive bedding, to his taste, is a mandatory condition.

What You Need to Know Before Buying Bed Sheets for Kids

Children’s sleep is often interrupted by bed sheets that do not rise to qualitative standards. Sometimes these cause irritations or are not suitable for the season, keeping the kid cold or too hot. 

Bed sheets for kids must offer superior comfort but also be resistant to multiple uses and washes, without losing their patterns, colors or quality. Here is what to look for in bed sheets for kids. 

  1. Choose organic materials.

The best sheets for kids must allow the air to circulate so that their skin is permanently oxygenated. Children’s skin is more sensitive than adults and for this reason, you have to make sure that you choose friendly materials. Therefore, the most suitable materials are natural, organic ones. 

The cotton plant is the most common source of fibers that reach the bed sheets’ composition. Generally soft and with high air permeability, this offers a good choice for kids, especially in the hot summer months. Organic cotton is an even better choice because it is baby-friendly, anti-allergic and resistant.

  1. Opt for bigger dimensions. 

Before choosing the size of the bedding you need to know the size of the bed mattress. Choose a slightly larger bed sheet so that you can tuck well bed sheets under the mattress. In this way, your child will sleep without disturbances due to uncomfortable untucked bed sheets. 

  1. Attractive patterns are a must.

The bed sheet patterns are very important for the little ones because these have to be folded to their tastes and personality. Therefore, in the case of girls opt for bed sheets with pink patterns with accents of red or green. Alongside these, you can add flowers, fairies, and princesses to ensure success.

As for boys, they are attracted to bed sheets with cars, dinosaurs, animals or cowboys. However, if you prefer to choose single-color bed lingerie, turn your attention to the red, blue or green ones.

  1. Strength of fabric is important. 

Each piece of material is defined by several other parameters: density, thickness and type of fabric. Density tells you how many fibers are per unit area (per square centimeter, usually). The higher the density, the more your bed sheet will be perceived as soft and pleasant to the touch. 

  1. Go for tested products only. 

Look out for certified products that have been tested and approved to be used in children’s bedrooms. These should be free of any harmful chemicals or paints in the realization of patterns.  

Studies show that the intelligence of a child can be stimulated not by various methods, but through healthy sleeping habits.Healthy sleep is given by a combination of factors including the quality of bed sheets.

Two aspects are very important when choosing bed sheets for children. For parents, the quality of the material is important, which must be one that will not endanger the health of the child. 

For the little ones, the bed lingerie model is important. This should be attractive and to their liking.For example, children’s bedding can be chosen in cheerful colors and prints with favorite cartoon characters. 

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Did you Know Andrea Bocelli and Hauser Performed Live In Times Square?

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Celebrating the release The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli, Andrea Bocelli and Hauser performed Melodramma Live in Times Square.

Combining world-class musical performances with intimate conversations across the awe-inspiring Italian countryside, The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli is an exploration of the moments that define us, the songs that inspire us, and the relationships that connect us to what matters most. You can see this film produced by Fantom events April 2 – 9. You can get tickets here.

Watch Bocelli and his wife Veronica travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena, an ancient road traveled by pilgrims for centuries in the footsteps of the apostles and saints. Along the way, they are joined by friends Michael W. Smith, Tori Kelly, Tauren Wells, and TAYA for world-class musical performances in some of Italy’s most magnificent venues and majestic locations.

Following a blessing from the Pope, Bocelli’s children Matteo and Virginia make appearances in this amazing adventure, as well as musicians and singers Katherine Jenkins, Clara Barbier Serrano, 2Cellos, 40 Fingers, and many others.

 

 

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T2C Talks With Rajesh Bose on Life Of Pi’s Opening Night and More

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Lolita Chakrabarti’s Life Of Pi, the new drama is adapted from the novel by Yann Martel makes its Broadway debut  tonight at the Gerald Schoenfeld theatre. T2C talked with Rajesh Bose who plays Pi’s father.

Rajesh is an actor who has worked regional and Off-Broadway. He performed with The Bedlam Theatre Company in The Crucible and Pygmalion, Henry VI forNAATCO),  Against The Hillside for the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Indian Ink at the Roundabout, Oslo at St. Louis Rep, Mary Stuart at the Folger Theatre, Guards at the Taj for Capital Stage, Disgraced at Playmakers Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre winning the  Connecticut Critics Circle Award and an IRNE Nomination. The Who & The What at Gulfshore Playhouse and The Invisible Hand at the Westport Country Playhouse and Hartford TheaterWorks.

Rajesh’s film and television roles include “Quantico”, “Blue Bloods”, “Elementary”, “Blacklist”, “Damages”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Madame Secretary”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Criminal Minds”, the series finale of “The Sopranos”, and the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River. 

T2C wish the Life of Pi and very happy opening.

Video by Magda Katz

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Restaurant Scene Glory in New York City

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Are you hungry? Then New York City is the place to be this season.

Found at the glorious Henn na Hotel New York is the fantastic GOSUKE. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here at the place where the hip and happy come to stay for a perfect staycation or vacation getaway. The authentic Japanese restaurant located inside the lobby serves up a superb dishes that will bring bliss to your life.

Chefs highlight over 50 years of experience handling Japanese cuisine in Japan and New York City. This wonderful restaurant highlights a menu of fresh sushi and sashimi meals. You are greeted by staff who passionately cares about your dinning experience. They want you to feel the same love they have for food with each delicate curated plate.

Il Tinello East never goes out of style. In a City with thousands of restaurants, this sparkling gem of a business outshines many. The treasures found at Il Tinello East blend years of tradition with innovative Italian cooking and provide a rich experience through presentation that is purely matched by a delicious menu.

The menu boasts a lunch and dinner service that is notably divine in presentation and taste factors that all together create a magical experience. The fresh homemade pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list are all desirable. Portions are as large as skyscrapers and tastes are as rich as the Wall Street stock markets.

Such highlights at this quintessential restaurant include antipastos of Grilled Portobello with mixed green salad, goat cheese, balsamic dressing; Capesante with pan-seared jumbo sea scallops, brandy, saffron, herb sauce; and Crispy Calamari with tomato sauce. Enjoy the house favorite Caesar Salad for two prepared table side and served classic style: or the Siciliana with mesclun, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, and cucumbers.

pastaRAMEN is another fantastic option for the hungry New Yorker. It is coming to SoHo this April for a month-long dinner party powered by HexClad, the fastest-growing cookware brand in America.

The secret, speakeasy-style experience from Montclair Hospitality Group will head to NYC following sold out dinners in Seattle, Jersey City, Miami and Los Angeles.  Those pop-up dinners were so successful that pastaRAMEN opened its first permanent restaurant location earlier this year in Montclair. pastaRAMEN’s SoHo omakase pop-up will feature a one-of-a-kind Wafu (Japanese inspired) Italian omakase dinner from James Beard Nominated Chef Robbie Felice complete with truffles, caviar, uni, mouth-watering Ramen and more.  This 10-course meal will expertly fuse Italian and Japanese cuisines into one-of-kind dishes such as Cacio e Pepe Fritti, Truffle Porcini Ramen and Dry Aged Japanese A5 Wagyu.  Reservations open on March 31.

And, we hear that Sweetbriar held a fantastic Bourbon Masterclass this month with Beverage Director Ivan Papic, in partnership with Heaven Hill Distillery. The night was dedicated to expanding one’s bourbon whiskey knowledge with an  exclusive cocktail class and tasting that guided guests on select cocktail creations paired with small bites from Executive Chef Bryce Shuman.

The chef is famed for “Food & Wine Magazine’s” “Best New Chef” of 2015, was previously in the kitchen at three-Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park where he worked under Chef Daniel Humm for six years and rose to Executive Sous Chef before opening Michelin-starred Betony, where he received a three-star review from The New York Times.

For Sweetbriar, he has created a chef-driven dining experience that shares a spirit with his Ribs n Riesling pop-up. It combines his personal history of growing up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina cooking and eating barbecue, and his professional background in fine dining. The experience is centered around live fire cooking and the bounty of New York State’s seasonal produce.

 

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