Sunday, February 9, 2014

trouble sleeping? world renowned sleep expert visiting feb. 17th

Monday, February 17th, leading British sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley will be presenting “Sleep and Your Health”. This presentation is part of a North American sleep seminar series presented by luxury British bed maker Vi-Spring. The free lunch seminar will be from 12:00 to 1:30 at Attica’s downtown Halifax location at 1566 Barrington St.

The fact that good sleep is critical for our general health and well-being is scientifically proven. Despite this, sleep is not treated by healthcare professionals to the same degree that diet and exercise are addressed. “Getting enough sleep is vital for physical, mental and emotional health,” states Dr. Neil Stanley. “Yet when it comes to feeling good and looking good, the importance of sleep is often overlooked.”

Dr. Stanley continues, “Sleep is the missing side of the ‘well-being triangle’, which stresses that we should eat healthily, exercise regularly and, last but not least, sleep soundly. Today we have very targeted campaigns to tackle obesity and heart disease through healthy eating and exercise.” Dr. Stanley feels that instead the focus is on prevention rather than cure. “The same focus is now needed for sleep, because poor sleep can be linked to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity; greater risk of accidents; lack of motivation and alertness at work; and mood swings, irritability and depression. It also has a negative impact on relationships and overall happiness.”

In his seminar, “Sleep and Your Health”, Dr. Stanley will define and discuss the stages of sleep, the benefits it provides to living well, the problems caused by lack of sleep, and strategies to sleep better.

“Sleep and Your Health” is a free-seminar. Seating is limited, so anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to

About Neil Stanley
Dr. Neil Stanley is a leading U.K. sleep expert who has been involved in sleep research for over 30 years, starting his career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine. In early 1990s he moved to the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit, part of the University of Surrey, where as Director of Sleep Research he created and ran a 24 bed Phase I sleep lab. He is past Chairman of the British Sleep Society (2000-2004) and a member of the European Sleep Research Society; the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the European Society of Sleep Technologists. From 2004 to 2008 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Assembly of National Sleep societies and through that is co-author of the Guidelines for accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres and Sleep Medicine Education in Europe. He has published 35 peer-review papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology and is widely quoted by the media as a sleep expert.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

g.romano: great style event this february

For the month of February we're celebrating the great style of leading contemporary Canadian upholsterer G.Romano. Based in Montreal, G.Romano has been dominating the forefront in the country in introducing fresh, modern styles that are about the way that we live now.

During February, save on all G.Romano custom orders that you place:
  • order 1 G.Romano item: save 5%
  • order 2 G.Romano items: save 10%
  • order 3+ G.Romano items: save 15%
granville bed - available with storage option
G.Romano Inc. is a family owned and operated manufacturer of contemporary upholstery, proudly making quality furniture in Montreal Canada since 1962. Focusing on well designed, fashionable furniture for today's modern home, G. Romano offers an unparalleled collection of contemporary furniture, hand built for your lifestyle.

montage sectional - various configurations available

axis sofa - down filled; available in a condo size sofa and chair