Picture the scene: you come home after a long day, pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on the TV and collapse on the comfiest piece of furniture you can find. Taking that first sip, you close your eyes and feel relaxation take hold. Except it’s not the wine that’s making you feel comfortable, it’s your bean bag!
It’s no secret that bean bags are at the pinnacle of comfort in furniture. They have been around since the 1960s, the decade synonymous with taking it easy and chilling out, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular. The retro style craze has brought them back with a bang, so much so that up-market bars, fashion boutiques and any other trend hungry institution freely promote their use. Real connoisseurs of comfort however are not swayed by fashion trends, and have always had a bean bag close by.
Bean bags are available in a plethora of designs, colours and materials. If you are a lover of leather, or swoon over shag-pile, fear not as they are easy to find. Even interior designers are using them to give character to rooms. They are quirky, and can play a central or minimal role as style dictates. Wherever they are placed, bean bags will always raise a smile.
Don’t think that bean bags can only be used inside, quite the contrary. Outdoor bean bags are hugely popular in the hot summer months as they provide a comfortable alternative to garden furniture. Where there was plastic or metal before, now there’s somewhere lighter than air to sit and enjoy the sun. Outdoor bean bags in the style of sun loungers are especially popular. Made from a range of strong weather resistant materials, you can dirty them up with spilled drinks, sun cream or even mud and be confident a simple wipe down will be enough to keep them looking like new!
Bean bag chairs are ideal for use as patio furniture when entertaining guests. Whether you opt for the traditional design or a modern version with a harder back support, they will certainly allow you to have a great time in total comfort. If you really want to total relaxation in every part of your life, why not consider taking a bean bag chair to work. How many times a day do you get back pain from sitting on an office chair? Using something more comfortable will lessen your pain and increase your productivity!
For children there’s no better thing to use for seating than a beanbag. They are soft enough to sleep on, resistant enough to put in a play room, and you can even wash the lining if the inevitable happens and they become dirty. Not only are they cheaper than chairs in some cases, they will last much longer too!
Their versatility is almost unrivalled; beanbags can even be used for pets. They are perfect for dog beds and will be much appreciated. Put one in your living room and your pet will have a friend for life. As mentioned previously, bean bags can be cleaned easily if smelly and dirty, so you don’t need to worry about your family room smelling like a pound. Although once your pet spreads the word, it may become one rather quickly.
When looking to buy a bean bag, you should be aware that prices can vary quite drastically. While you can pick up a cheap bean bag for no more than £5 in some stores, professionally designed ones that are super stylish can fetch as much as £100. It’s important to consider what it will be used for: sprucing up a room, using every day to relax on or putting in the kids’ playroom. If you see a particular bean bag that catches your eye, the old adage still rings true- try before you buy!
The bottom line is you’ll find nothing more comfortable than a bean bag. So if you’re looking for a place to sit down and let your worries drift away, get yourself one today. The only trouble is you may never want to get up!
For more information, visit Bean Bags.
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This. Is. Awesome.,
As much as I love the Bed Buddy, this is many times better. The shape of the Mind & Body Neck and Shoulder Wrap makes it easy to use while sitting or standing, as well as lying down.
I was experiencing pain when the Wrap arrived, so I couldn’t wait to rip it out of the package and use it. Two minutes in the microwave and it was ready to use.
The shape of the Wrap is perfect. The neck piece heats the base of my neck, the wrap applies heat across my shoulders and the end pieces wrap around the sides of my neck. As soon as I put it on, I started feeling relief. After 15 or 20 minutes, my muscles were much looser and (almost) pain free.
The advantages of this Wrap over the Bed Buddy include:
heats a larger area (neck and shoulders at the same time;
allows me to sit, stand or walk while using it; and
it has a removable cover for easy cleaning.
Although this wrap will work on many parts of the body, it is made especially for the neck and shoulders. If you have stiffness or soreness in your neck and shoulders, you need this.
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How to Deal with a REAL Pain in the Neck,
Heat is the best remedy for spastic muscles, altho after about 20-30 minutes, heat can weaken the muscle. This MIND AND BODY neck wrap heats up in the microwave in 2 minutes, and remains therapeutically warm for about 25 minutes. This prevents overheating the area, which can cause burns or weakness. The instructions say not to heat the wrap in the microwave for more than 2 minutes, which can cause melting of the plastic beads inside. I discovered if you microwave it about 2 minutes 30-45 seconds, and if your microwave has a turning carosel, that the pack doesnt overheat or melt the beads. However, microwave the wrap more than 3 minutes, then the beads will melt. If that happens, the pack cant be heated up again. Also, the pack isnt very wide. The product photo of the pack spanning from sholder tip to sholder tip across that model’s back, is VERY misleading. The pack is only 16 inches wide, from side to side. Therefore the woman in the product photo must be less than 5 feet tall, and weigh less than 80 pds. I find the pack spans my traps, but no more. And I’m not big or musclebound. For Big people, or men with broad backs, etc, this pack may not provide enough coverage. In physical therapy they had different sizes of heat packs, so if one wasnt big enough, they used two. Since its unlikely you’ll ever find a commerically available heat pack manufactured to fit your individual frame, if you’re REALLY big, just buy two of them. That was my only complaint with this product. Overall the MIND AND BODY WRAP didnt seem to hold the heat as long as those husk filled logs, but then again, those logs probibly have 3 times as much material in them. Since these can be worn UNDER YOUR WINTER COAT, warming up stiff neck and upper back muscles on cold mornings, you’ll find less muscle pain, or arthitic pain. Plus warm muscles, are less likely to get injured or torn.
Overall, an INDISPENSIBLE health care item for treating muscle spasm. It wraps around the muscles, molding to the body contours, providing therapeutic warmth where you need it most. After its heated in the microwave, you can take it anywhere. That’s an obvious advantage over electric heating pads. Its designed to hang over your shoulders, so you can wear it walking or sitting, without slipping off your back. However, take note of the dimentions when ordering, since its smaller than the photograph portrays.
DIMENTIONS: 16 INCHES WIDE (side to side) 10 INCHES LONG (top to bottom.)
DURATION OF HEAT: ABOUT 25-28 MINUTES (after heated in Microwave 2mins 40 secs)
QUALITY OF CARE: EXCELLENT (altho for big people, it may not be large enough)
RECOMMENDATION: PURCHASE (Buy two if you’re a big person, for good coverage.)
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I’m not sure what the micro-beads are made from, but they don’t smell or feel like the ‘seed’ in my old heat pack. In fact, they don’t smell at all. There was, however, some ‘dust’ when I first pulled the product from the plastic and fit it into the provided flannel cover. Whatever these micro-beads are, they are pretty heavy… like doorstop heavy. This isn’t a problem for me, but if you are giving this to your frail little old grandmother, it might be.
I can’t believe how well the shape contours to my neck and shoulders. It fits perfectly, hands free, and there is no uncomfortable feel or risk of it sliding off my shoulders, even if I am typing at my computer or moving about the room. I just don the wrap and it stays there for 20-heat-relieving minutes. That’s about how long the micro-beads stay hot–20 minutes, give or take.
Overall, I think this is a great product. If you enjoy microwave heat therapy and have a need for neck and/or shoulder therapy, then do yourself a favor and get something that’s contoured and will stay in position without the need to hold it. Definitely recommended.
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