How’s Your Post-Holiday Sleep Situation?

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Every time a long holiday comes around, sleep is the most typically sacrificed activity for some reason or another. Staying up late is one of the most popular things all of us are prone to do when there’s no school or work the next day, creating an adverse effect on our sleeping schedules. Some try to compensate with staying in bed later, but that hardly makes it up for the zzz’s lost the previous night, as one’s Circadian rhythm is already affected by hitting the hay late.

If you’re one of those who tend to disregard your regular bed time over the holidays, expect some negative effects on your first day back to school or work. It’s very likely for you to experience some drowsiness, grogginess, and exhaustion. Basically, you won’t be at the top of your game on your first day back if you have altered your sleeping schedule during the holidays.The best way to deal with a groggy Monday after the holidays? Here are some of our tips.

1. Have breakfast.

Prepare yourself for the challenging day ahead by powering up. Just make sure to avoid anything too sugary and cool it with the caffeine. A healthy and filling breakfast with a cup of coffee will do

.2. Get some sun.

Getting some sunshine is a great way to let your body know that it is the day time and it should shake off sleep. It will wake you up and get you ready for the day ahead.

3. Don’t consume caffeine later than 3 pm.

To prepare yourself for catching some zzz’s on time later that evening, keep yourself from intaking caffeinated drinks starting from 3 pm. Caffeine can stay in your system for 7 hours, so drinking a cup of coffee late in the afternoon can easily keep you up until late the following evening. Remember that in order to get back on track on your sleeping schedule, you should be able to sleep earlier so you can catch ample shuteye.

4. Go to bed on your usual bed time.

To get back your old sleep schedule, you have to re-train your body into sleeping and waking at the same hours again. Kick it off as soon as you get back home, so your readjustment period won’t be prolonged. Go to bed at the usual hour you do before the holidays and make sure to get up the next morning at your regular wake up time as well. You might need to stick it out and deal with daytime sleepiness for the next few days, but as your body gets re-acclimated to your daily routine, you’ll soon get back your sleeping schedule.

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The first few days back from a holiday can really leave you reeling and in need for some extra zzz’s, especially if you’ve decided to skip on them during the break. With these tips, though, you’ll definitely get your sleep schedule back in a jiffy. If you want to skip these entirely, though, you might want to consider sticking with your sleep schedule the next time a long holiday comes around.

DIY Bedrooms for a Studio Unit: Dividers and Screens

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In continuation of this week’s series, we’ve rounded up more inspiring interiors that can help you out in solving your lack of bedroom issue in your studio unit. Previously, we’ve shown you how curtains could help create a private area in your cozy apartment, and today, we’re sharing another great option for your home.

If you don’t want to install anything in your rental or unit, a screen is a great option. It can surely define a space without a fuss, without requiring much else. The only downside is it can be knocked over easily, depending on the design of your screen.

For those who are a bit handier and could actually do some work in their unit without having to call their landlord for permission, installing a divider can also be considered. A more permanent option that won’t require a lot of effort to pull off, dividers will easily delineate an area from another.

While weighing your options, check out our list that could easily inspire you below.

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Aside from creating a specific sleeping space within a studio unit, a screen can also give your small home an elegant boudoir feel. However, they can also take some extra space, which can be a problem if your home’s square footage is very limited.

Dividers, on the other hand, can add a modern touch to your space, no matter what design or style. It may need some drilling and carpentry skills, though.

Again, creating a sort-of bedroom inside a studio unit doesn’t have to be a challenge. Just make sure to assess your pros and cons, as adding something extra in a small space can turn south if done incorrectly.

If these still don’t work for you, stay tuned for more ideas how you can create a bedroom of sorts in your studio unit.

DIY Bedrooms for a Studio Unit: Bed Curtains

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Whether you rent or buy, studio units are typically the most affordable options in the market in any given area. This is why, if you want to live small, studios are some of the best options you have. The only problem is, if you’re going to share the tiny space, you’ll want to have some cozy, private space for yourself. In this series, we’ll share a few tips in how you can create some privacy for small spaces.

For our first post in the series, we’re featuring the use of curtains to create an easy bedroom for your studio apartment. Curtains are easy to install. extremely affordable, and are highly versatile. You can change them with minimal fuss and can make your space feel a lot cozier.

To help you create a cozy mini-bedroom for your small space, we’ve rounded up some inspirations from all over the web. Check them out below!

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The best thing about using curtains is that it helps create a definitive divider for your space without requiring a lot of effort to install and change up. It gives you the privacy you need without spending a lot as well.
If you’re not too keen about curtains inside your studio, watch out for our other suggestions how to create a more private space in small bedrooms. We’ll be posting more this week, so stay tuned!

Traditional Filipino Bedrooms with a Modern Touch

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With the modern times comes our easy exposure to Western trends and aesthetics, but this doesn’t mean that we should forget where we came from. For many of us, Filipino design is still the best design style there is. It is familiar, nostalgic, timeless, and ideal for the climate – everything that locals most likely look for in an interior design theme.

If you’re planning to create a Filipino look for your bedroom, you can get inspired with these homes that are #ProudlyPinoy.

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The space may be modern, but everything about this bedroom spells Filipino aesthetics. We love the headboard made from salvaged wood from the owners’ old home and the ottoman at the foot of the bed.

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Big open windows (that are made with capiz) are popular elements in old Filipino homes and this restored bahay-na-bato is as open as it can be, perfect for the humid temperatures of Manila!

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Okay, so this one isn’t a modern take on a traditional Filipino home, but it can be a good source of inspiration in case you want to go all out on your project.


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If you’re not too keen on the bahay-na-bato look, a bahay kubo with sawali walls can be a great option. Aside from the presko feel these natural walls offer, they also bring in a lot of visual interest for your tropical space.

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As the Philippines is basically a tropical paradise, you can expect a lot of homes here to be designed to let the outside so it doesn’t get too stuffy inside. Canopy beds were popularly used by the elite to hold up mesh fabric that also functions as mosquito nets.

With all the modernity embracing the country nowadays, it’s still great to see a number of homes who stick to their roots and values history at home.