Why A Good Night’s Sleep Is Essential To Your Health

No one can live without sleep, but countless Americans are trying to survive without getting enough. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being. But what happens if we don’t get enough?

Here’s how a good night’s sleep can improve your health.

Healthy weight

It’s estimated that adults are 55% more likely to become obese when they get an improper amount of sleep. Sleeping less than seven hours per night is thought to impact the hormones that regulate your appetite, so those who suffer from insomnia may be at an increased risk of obesity or weight gain. So don’t be afraid to put on your comfiest lace nightgowns before tucking in for the night.

Healthy heart

Sleep is a necessity for a healthy heart. There has been a correlation between fewer hours of sleep and increased risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol. These symptoms can lead to even worse health issues, including heart attack and stroke without the proper intervention. It’s estimated that you should get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night, though some people might need up to ten.

Healthy memory

A good night’s sleep will make you more alert and improve your memory. Though researchers aren’t sure why we dream at night, it’s thought that sleep plays a crucial role in consolidating your memories and processing new information. REM and deep sleep also serve to create links and aid in both short-term and long-term memory.

Chronic bad sleep can cause…

With chronically bad sleep, your body won’t function as well as it should. You may notice your memory begin to falter, your mood worsens, and your sex drive may diminish. Because your body isn’t repairing itself properly, your immune system will also falter, causing you to get sick more often. Your heart will also suffer and you may be at a greater risk for diabetes and weight gain.

How to improve your sleep

Improving your sleep can be difficult since it varies from person to person. Experiment with different ways of sleeping and your preferred pajamas. Some people sleep better in longjohns while others prefer the comfort of lace nightgowns as they drift off to sleep. You might also want to install a nightlight or get blackout curtains, purchase a white noise machine, or even buy a new boudoir pillow for the peak in nighttime comfort.

When you want to have a better sleeping experience, your bedtime routine will only improve from lace nightgowns and Victorian pajamas. Visit Jacaranda Living today for the best selection in cute nightgowns, boudoir pillow covers, and Victorian pajamas.

3 Tips to Help Your Son or Daughter Survive Dorm Life

As high school comes to an end for many seniors, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare for their next adventure: college. For many soon-to-be freshmen, going away to school is a completely new experience. If your son or daughter is anxious about what they’re about to encounter in college, here are some helpful tips to read to them.

Every millennial loves the Iris Pj set because it’s a cute, comfortable outfit to wear while lounging around your dorm room or watching the Bachelorette with your girlfriends.

Be Prepared for Noise

Living in a dorm room means nothing but noise. Seven to nine hours of sleep per night are generally recommended, but not always achievable in a dorm setting. People are always playing music, screaming in the hallways, and having parties with their friends. The noise might not only be coming from outside of your child’s room; it can be coming from inside as well. If they have a roommate who snores or talks on the phone really loudly, they’ll have to come up with some ways to make sleeping easier. And you can help with that. Suggest ear plugs, a sleep mask, and some comfortable white cotton nighties or pajamas. The cute nighties will put them in a space of comfort and relaxation as they try and drift off into dreamland. These pajamas and nighties are breathable so they will keep them cool at night but they are warm enough when the temperature starts to drop.

The Hannah nightgown is a favorite amongst young twenty year olds because it’s romantic, flattering and classy.

Be Prepared to Be Around Different Types of Personalities

Since college is a mixture of many different people, it’s also a space for many different personalities. Not everyone in their dorm building will act the same or have the same interests. Many of them may not see eye-to-eye on a lot of topics. This is just something all new college freshmen will come to realize after the first few months at college. Teach your child about dealing with different types of people and that it is okay to have a different opinion. Don’t let this intimidate them though, having a different perspective is a good thing because it teaches you to embrace the unfamiliar.

Nearly all ear plugs will block out sufficient amounts of noise to allow you to sleep. Branche Beauty’s silk eye masks are particularly great for blocking out outside light so your child can get a nap in between classes.

Be Aware of the Freshman 15

The freshman 15 is alive and well with all of the delicious options in the dining halls. And while they may be delicious, a majority of them aren’t the best to eat. Even though it’s tempting to eat chicken fingers and french fries on a daily basis (since they can have as much as they want), explain to your child that exercise and a healthy diet is important. The last thing they’ll want to do is gain the freshman 15 as soon as they get to college because it might make them lose their self confidence altogether. Talk to them about different healthier options such as salads, wraps, and grilled chicken. They don’t have to give up the junk food completely, but putting a limit on it can be a big help.

Healthy salads are quick and easy to make, and they will give your child enough energy to stay focused during classes.

If your child has never experienced going away for school in the past, they might not know what to expect. Before they head off, teach them how to live with other personalities, what to wear to bed, how to eat properly, and the importance of getting at least 6-9 hours of sleep a night.
Make sure they stay motivated and take good notes in class too 🙂

Every child will go out and explore the world after graduating high school. Whether that means going to college or going to travel for a year, a good night’s sleep and a healthy diet and lifestyle will be crucial for them to get the most out of their next chapter.

Trouble Sleeping? These Tips Might Help

No matter how hard you may try, falling asleep might be one of the most difficult things even after a long day. You may have tried everything, including drinking sleepy tea, counting sheep, and listening to ambient music, but nothing seems to work.

It’s hard to fall asleep for many people, but there are some options you may have never thought of that are proven to help you get a good night’s rest. Some of these tips may have slipped your mind but they might be the missing answer to all your problems!

Visit a Therapist

Therapists aren’t only helpful if you’re going through something mentally. They can also help you figure out why you are having problems falling asleep. Many therapists also can explain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. This technique involves creating a relaxing environment before bed. It has actually been most helpful for those with insomnia or who just have some trouble falling asleep.

Try Different Pajamas

Have you ever taken a moment to think that your pajamas might actually be the reason why you can’t fall asleep? If you’re still wearing old t-shirts or thicker fabric PJ shorts to bed, you will find yourself tossing and turning rather than relaxing. The often unnoticeable scent of very old clothing makes it difficult to relax in bed. You think you probably can’t get to sleep without these old t-shirts or PJ shirts, but they very likely might be the problem! Try to buy new cotton PJs that are lightweight and breathable, especially for warmer summer nights. You won’t get too hot and sticky in bed and can breathe in the fresh scent of 100% clean cotton. If that doesn’t put you to bed, try lighting a fresh clean cotton candle to take any unwelcome odors out of the bedroom. You may even consider giving percale a shot. Percale is any cotton woven with a 200 thread count or higher and is more durable than a cotton satin of the same thread count. It’s also less likely to pill than cotton satin due to its denser weave.

Buy a Different Mattress

The mattress you own might not be firm or soft enough and could be causing your terrible time. Head to your local mattress store to test-drive a few beds. Try some that are really firm and some that are really soft. See how they compare to the mattress you sleep on now. If you feel more comfortable on something from the store, make the investment and switch it out for a newer bed.

If you consistently have trouble sleeping but feel like you’ve tried every option, there might still be other things you haven’t given a shot. Consider talking with a therapist, switching out your pajamas, or trading out your mattress for a new one.

Cathy’s Recent Visit to South Africa and the Ladies Who Embroider for Us

Living our Mission for South Africa and Beyond

The mission of Jacaranda Living is as follows:

To produce beautiful quality linens and gifts made by talented people around the world, whose personal circumstances are less fortunate than ours.

Cathy recently traveled to South Africa for a visit.  While there, she stopped in to the studio to visit the women who embroider products featured in our catalog. The workspace is more of a studio than a factory. The women have comfort, safety, and based on the comments Zandile made in this video, they enjoy their work. In fact, Zandile travels three hours each way to come to work embroidering and constructing the pretty boudoir and baby pillow covers that we sell.

Where is Kwazulu-Natal?

According to Wikipedia, Kwazulu-Natal is known as “the garden province.” It was created in 1994 and borders the Indian ocean. The area faces issues with evictions and political controversy, and also has the highest rate of HIV infection at 39%.

As our About Us page states, founders Cathy and Martin Deale were born and grew up in the Kwazulu Natal region. Cathy had a passion for fine linens and needlework. This resulted in her wanting to help the people of this area of South Africa. She recognized the high quality of their workmanship, but also saw the challenges they faced; both economically and in their every day lives.  Because of this, she looked for a way to expand the market horizons for these individuals by bringing their work to Boston and founding Jacaranda Living.

Cathy visiting with the ladies in South Africa

From those humble beginnings, the company has been able to expand its product mix. They now offer  items made by groups from Africa and around the world living under similar circumstances. Subsequently, Jacaranda Living has added items made by women from other regions of Africa as well as India and China.

Cathy, Martin and the Jacaranda Living team are committed to supporting their customers. Visit the website and explore the beautiful items offered. We think you’ll agree they’re perfect as gifts for you and your family.




Spring Break Sale!

Now through April 5th Jacaranda Living is holding a sale on all our items!  From custom embroidery, to monograms, baby gifts, white cotton nights, custom sheets, home decor, coastal living decor and more!

Use coupon code “SPRINGBREAK” at checkout to save!

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New Product Launch!

Come see Jacaranda Living at two upcoming shows and check out some of our new products!  On January 8-12, we will be at America’s Mart in Atlanta and February 1-4, we will be at NY NOW.  

We are launching a new line of embroidered terry cloth towels available with all our embroidery designs!  During the shows, you can purchase these items as wholesale.

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Jacaranda Living Expands Its 2014 Gift Show Presence to Include a Stop On the West Coast

As an industry leader in handmade linens, Jacaranda Living is reaching out to new markets with its fine bed-and-bath products. The family-owned company is showcasing its unique brand of simplicity and elegance with an expanded gift show schedule.

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With more than 10 years of experience in handmade and embroidered linens, Jacaranda Living has become a yearly fixture in the exciting schedule of gift shows around the U.S. But this year, in addition to its bi-annual presentations at the East coast venues of AmericasMart and NY NOW, Jacaranda Living is expanding its schedule to include the San Francisco International Gift Show.

Jacaranda Living’s first show of 2014 will be at AmericasMart during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which will take place January 7-14 in Atlanta. They will be displaying embroidered linens and sleepwear at Booth N13.

Jacaranda Living is also an exhibitor at NY NOW, a market show for home and lifestyle which will be held February 2-6, 2014 at New York City’s Javits Center. They will be in the Home area, Booth 2754.

The San Francisco International Gift Fair, a key resource for upscale and unique designs, will be held February 15-18, 2014. During that time Jacaranda Living will be in attendance with its latest creations. The company encourages anyone who attends the event to visit Jacaranda Living at Booth 1236.

In addition to this expanded show schedule, Jacaranda Living recently launched new website features including a new lifestyle blog to address the latest design trends in fine linens and popular seasonal items. Jacaranda Living continues to offer both wholesale and retail pricing. While retail pricing may be found on the main website, wholesalers should contact the company directly at info(at)jacarandaliving(dot)com for special wholesale price authorization.

Jacaranda Living’s founders, Cathy and Martin Deale, grew up in South Africa where they developed a passion for high quality textiles. They created Jacaranda Living in 2004 with the mission of importing handmade embroidered linens while making a significantly positive impact on the livelihood of the South African women who contributed to the collection.

About Jacaranda Living: For nearly a decade, Jacaranda Living has been a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in currently based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit <a href="http://JacarandaLiving viagra vente.com” rel=”nofollow”>JacarandaLiving.com.

Fine Linen Manufacturer Jacaranda Living Launches a New Lifestyle Blog

With a decade of experience in fine embroidered bed and bath linens, Jacaranda Living is launching a lifestyle blog on its website JacarandaLiving.com. The Massachusetts-based company is using the space to showcase its unique brand of simplicity and elegance.

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Family-owned fine linen company, Jacaranda Living has launched a lively new blog on its website JacarandaLiving.com. The blog, found at jacarandaliving.com/blog, addresses the latest design trends in fine linens, top selling products, seasonal items, and features on wholesale customers.

Cathy and Martin Deale, who created Jacaranda Living in 2004, grew up in South Africa where they developed a passion for high quality textiles. Jacaranda Living began with the mission of importing beautiful embroidered linens produced by talented Zulu women on the KwaZulu Natal coastline. It quickly grew and made a significantly positive impact on the livelihood of the talented African women who contributed to the collection.

Today Jacaranda Living’s products may be found in the catalogs of several major retailers including Wayfair, The Beach House on Martha’s Vineyard MA, Pioneer Linens in Palm Beach FL, Cachet in Wellesley MA and many others. Since then, the company has expanded to include items from women in other countries. Most recently, Jacaranda Living launched a new collection of embroidered linens featuring a classic blue ginger jar on natural and white palettes.
Dragonfly embroidered Waffle Guest Towels, Cosmetic Bag

The company’s new blog will allow Jacaranda Living to spread the word about projects that make a difference in people’s lives, as well as to give design ideas and furnishing tips. Co-founder Cathy Deale explains, “We are extremely pleased to launch a blog on our website which will enable us to feature our wholesale customers, feature new products and new photos, post articles about trends in design and keep our customers informed of everything that is going on at Jacaranda Living.”

Jacaranda Living enjoys close ties with its customers. It also offers both wholesale and retail pricing. Retail pricing may be found on the main website. Wholesalers should contact the company directly at info@jacarandaliving.com for wholesale pricing.Embroidered Tooth Fairy Pillows

About Jacaranda Living: Jacaranda Living is a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, and baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit JacarandaLiving.com

Bathroom Treasures

These beautifully embroidered bathroom accents will make
your quiet bathroom sanctuary a special place to enjoy …
every morning and every evening!

Feel loved by the soft touches of our Guest Towels, Cosmetic Bags,
Tissue Box Covers, Slippers, Shower Caps and diamond
pique Shower Curtains. There are many designs to choose
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Our recently updated website now makes it easier for you to
make your selections and order from our design themes:
– Sea Life
– Botanical
– Scrolls
– Nature
– Topiary
– Nautical
– Baby
– Holiday
– Whimsical

Thank you for visiting us today!


Cathy Deale
(781) 416-3533