Monday, December 7, 2009

The Longest Night

The Winter Solstice, coming soon to a mattress near you. Oh, the weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn't hold a candle to what scary nightmares lurk inside your bedroom as you make ready for the long winter nap. I think many humans are secretly jealous of bears ability to put everything on hold and hibernate for an entire season. Just as the healthy and beneficial sunshine vitamin D grows short, our bodies prepare for the health benefits of longer nights and restful sleep that we need in the winter months.

But not if you have bedbugs.

The author of that famous Christmas poem with "not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" was not thinking of the whirlwind maelstrom of you stirring, scratching and getting bit on a mattress loaded to the rafters with hundreds, maybe thousands of disgusting bedbugs seeking a warm dinner and some casual sex with others of their own kind. You're not just the four star restaurant to these blood suckers, your entire bed is an after hours entertainment club.

Trivia Note:
"The Night Before Christmas" poem's author, Clement Moore, lived in Elmhurst, Queens. There is a bronze plaque in the Broadway public park, where Moore's home once stood. Every year there's a Christmas tree lighting in his honor and the poem is read. The park is located very near Elmhurst Hospital.

With all the media talk about various flu bugs morphing and going around, the last thing any hard working New Yorker needs is to have bedbugs. Because what is the second thing all doctors tell their patients when a cold or flu threatens?
•1 is drink plenty of fluids and
•2 is get bed rest, meaning: a full nights sleep.
The stress of going to a job tired the next day, or worse, the stress of not having a job and going on interviews with blood shot eyes, won't help you to make that good first impression. It's the, not getting adequate sleep, that can really run down your immune system and make you vulnerable to all sorts of sickness. Fortunately, bedbugs, in and of themselves, do not spread disease but that is a small consolation when you are suffering from sleep deprivation.

Connex Environmental can solve your problem of the 'all night party bedbugs' so you can get some rest medicine. There is no reason why you can't be as the poem says "nestled all snug in your beds... and settled down for a long winter's nap" As for the problem of those loud noisy neighbors, you're on your own. But bedbugs, we make 'em gone. So before another quick sunset happens give Connex a call, we're here to help you.

Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.