What to do with old bed sheets

There are tons of better alternatives to throwing away your old bed sheets, where they will harm the environment. Here are some examples:

  • Reuse old materials to avoid wasting plastic. An old bed sheet can easily become a grocery bag!
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Cloth for Painting
  • Plant Protection
  • Dog Toys
  • Make your own heating pad
  • Build a Fort!
  • Reuse, Recycle, Replace


Chickens dream. Chickens have been shown to experience the rapid eye movement (REM) cycle in their sleep.


Turkey and warm milk will make you sleep.

This is an interesting myth because while parts of it are based in fact, it’s still not 100 percent true.

Turkey won’t make you sleepy, and neither will a glass of warm milk. The amino acid tryptophan is cited as the reason for these foods’ alleged sleep-inducing powers. Tryptophan plays a vital role in sleep— it helps the brain to produce more serotonin and melatonin, two hormones that are key to healthy and sound sleep.

However, the tryptophan you ingest in a serving of Thanksgiving turkey or a steaming cup of hot milk doesn’t act as a sedative because you are not getting enough of the tryptophan to have a notable effect on your sleep.

Tryptophan-rich foods do have an important place in a sleep-supporting diet though. Turkey is only one type of tryptophan-rich meat— red meat, other poultry, and fish are also rich in tryptophan. And milk certainly isn’t the only dairy product that’s high in tryptophan— cheese and yogurt are also. Nuts and seeds, dark greens, and eggs are also great sources of dietary tryptophan.