20 November 2020

EDOBIO - All Natural Japanese Skincare


Caring for your skin is an important part of your daily routine.  Made with minamilistic routines and the eco conscious in mind, EDOBIO has something for everyone!  EDOBIO is a Japanese all natural skincare brand.  Their inspiration comes from Japanese artwork that commonly features women with glowing skin.  They aim to bring this tradition of radiant skincare to a modern lifestyle.

EDOBIO soaps contain no unnatural elements or preservatives.  They use all natural ingredients combined with innovative techniques to be gentle on your skin and the planet.  Two commonly used ingredients in EDOBIO products are olive fruit oil and honey.  Olive fruit oil is a texture similar to human skin.  It is used as a moisturizing agent and to regenerate skin cells.  Honey is used because it contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, and also happens to blend well into the skin.

Soaps featured include Ukiyoe and Moisturizing Souffle soaps.  They also offer gift sets that are perfect for the upcoming holiday season!  Pictured above is their Geisha Ukiyoe Soap Set featuring three luxurious bars of soap.  For a limited time you can purchase this set for half off the normal retail price!


While EDOBIO features an amazing line of soaps, they also offer other products to enjoy such as their aroma spray and herbal teas.  If you love green tea you will definitely want to check them out!  Get ready to check off those beauty lovers from your holiday wish list this year with EDOBIO and share the gift of all natural Japanese skincare!

17 November 2020

Cheap Prescription Sunglasses and Eyeglasses


Buying prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses online is a convenient and affordable way to shop.  The truth is you don't have to settle for the high prices at your local optical shop.  Using your optical prescription to select and purchase your sunglasses and eyeglasses online is a cheaper alternative, and more often than not, a way to browse a wider selection of frames than available to you in store.    

Even after insurance coverage people are often left with an undesirable price tag for purchasing prescription glasses.  What's great about online optical shops is that a full pair of prescription frames and lenses for glasses is almost always cheaper out of pocket than your after insurance costs at the optical shop.  For instance, what if I told you that the frames shown above start at just $14.99!  By buying your glasses online you are cutting out the middle man and getting the best prices available, without compromising on quality.

BLIKVISION is an excellent place to shop for cheap prescription glasses online.  They offer the frames pictured above and more!  Their selection includes men, women, and kids frames so you can save on glasses for the whole family.  They also offer free shipping and free returns to make the whole process of buying your glasses online easier.

For those that love designer prescription sunglasses but don't want to pay retail price, there is Designer Optics.  Brands you can save on include Michael Kors, Versace, Fendi, Gucci, Coach, and more!  For example, the above pictured pair of Michael Kors Chelsea Sunglasses start at just $51.00.  Right now Designer Optics is even offering a pre Black Friday sale that includes free shipping and an extra 5% off when you use coupon code "PreBlack".
All you need to start shopping affordable prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses online is a current optical prescription.  If you recently had an eye exam in the last year you can ask your optometrist for a copy of your prescription.  Be sure that your PD measurement is on there, as you will need this to order glasses.  If this piece is missing, simply ask your eye doctor to measure your PD (pupillary distance), and supply it on the prescription.  From there you can browse a new affordable world of eyeglasses and sunglasses online!

Soothing Sleep Music for Kids



Parents, helping your child get a peaceful sleep while also helping brain development can be a matter of choosing the right music for their nursery. Not only can calming music help your child to be able to fall asleep without you in the room, but it can also benefit their health. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) notes that “Listening to calming music can help a child regain balance. Even very young children can enjoy relaxing to classical music—or the sound of whales communicating or waves breaking on the beach.” Helping your child relax at bedtime will make for a much more restful sleep.


Music and Development

Brain development is crucial for infants and toddlers. More connections are made in the brain during the first few years of life than most of the other years combined. Infants and toddlers are learning to navigate their environments, communicate with others, and reconcile new information. However, with so much information coming in at once, it can be overwhelming.Everything is new for children. Music can help strengthen these connections. Bright Horizons argues, “Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words.” Exposing children to music can happen at any time in a variety of situations, none easier than nap time.


Music and Sleep

Music can also help children sleep more restfully, which further increases brain development.Music is often used in daycare centers and hospital nurseries as background noise during sleep.Not only can it drown out the noise from around the home or center, but it can also help relax your child. For children who are struggling to fall asleep or who may be experiencing anxiety,music can help them feel more rested. Sleep Foundation says, “Music has the power to slow your heart rate and breathing, lower your blood pressure, and it may even trigger your muscles to relax.” Children experiencing separation anxiety or other typical anxieties of growth may find that relaxing music can help them sleep when they feel stress.


Sleep and Development 

Sleep is crucial for brain development. While children take in vast amounts of information daily,they also need time to let that data settle into their brains. The brain can only make so many connections at once. However, when children are not well-rested, they often have more trouble with memory or recall of important information. According to the Superior North Catholic District School Board, “Getting good sleep helps the brain increase brain tissue (known as grey matter) as well as alter brain circuits known as synapses. Although the adult brain is capable of making these changes, it does so at a smaller scale. The most crucial period for these brain changes is during the first three years of life.” While sleep is not the only way to build these synapses, it is the best way.


What Music is Best?

Any music can benefit children during sleep, but soothing music will be the best for them. If your child is especially fond of piano music, you can play “Relax into the Zone Music,” which lasts about three hours. While your child may not need the entire three hours to fall asleep, the extended period can help the brain to continue developing while they sleep. The combination of restful sleep and soothing music will increase their brain development.

If, on the other hand, you prefer lullabies and familiar music, you might want to use “Sleep Music for Kids” during their nap. This playlist is significantly shorter, so it can be used for the duration of their nap time. At only an hour, it can also help you to lull your child to sleep if they are feeling particularly anxious one day. Sometimes, children are overstimulated at nap time. This playlist can help calm their senses and get them on their way to restful sleep.

If the pitches in the last playlist are a little higher than your child prefers, you might consider using this “Sleep Music For Kids, Little Wonder Lullaby” playlist instead. It is also soothing and lasts about an hour. It will help your child relax from a stimulating day and feel more rested upon waking. A well-rested child can also take in more information because they are not fighting sleep.


Bottom Line 

Your child will benefit from listening to music during nap time for a variety of reasons. Calming,restful sleep contributes to mental, physical, and cognitive functions for children and adults. At The Sleep MelodysYouTube channel, you can find wonderful music to make your child’s sleep more restful and productive. If you already play music for your child during nap time, what do they like to hear?