7 Widely Accepted B&B Myths

With the rise of traveling as a bucket-list item and, for many, a right of passage (college graduation party in Berlin, anyone?), Bed & Breakfasts have become popular accommodation solutions.

This being said B&Bs have been around for decades and have developed a number of associated myths that can make them seem unappealing. Here are a few of the most widely known myths and the truth (or lack thereof) behind them.

1. B&B’s are for the elderly.

While it’s true that in the movies elderly couples tend to flock to B&Bs, real life establishments are diverse in who stays. Most B&B’s do limit their guest lists to adults, however, in order to maintain a quiet, stress-free place for relaxing.

Otherwise, you’ll find guests of all ages and from all walks of life, with the elderly enjoying the peace and quiet and millennial’s getting fantastic, Instagram worthy photos.

2. B&Bs exclusively serve fatty, unhealthy food.

Breakfast is a highly anticipated occasion and B&Bs. This being said,  it had a reputation for being jam packed with fatty, unhealthy foods that have been fried or otherwise processed and “enhanced”.

To battle this myth, many establishments offer small portions and have added wholesome dishes such as oatmeal and fruit into their breakfast spreads

3. B&Bs only serve breakfast.

As we said, breakfast is a popular time of day. However, it isn’t the only occasion where food is served at a B&B. Many also serve lunch and dinner that rival breakfast in terms of taste and variety, as well as health.

Some B&Bs may offer snacks during the day, as well.

 4. B&Bs have shared bathrooms.

One of the longest running B&B myths is that they require guests to share bathrooms. This, however, isn’t true at all.

In fact, 95% of B&Bs offer private bathrooms, with some even offering Jacuzzi for guest use. This statistic includes small, local establishments.

5. B&Bs don’t offer discounts.

Everyone wants a great price on their accommodation. Luckily, despite popular belief, B&Bs do offer this. In many cases, establishments will offer discounts for extended stays or for booking ahead of time, much like traditional hotels.

6. B&Bs don’t boast have extra services.

B&Bs are said to be boring and lack on-site luxuries and services. However, most B&B’s -even small scale establishments- actually do offer a variety of luxuries.

These can include spa services, a pool and/or gym, a salon, and room service. If you’re looking for a B&B with extra services, inquire before booking.

7. B&Bs are dingy and unappealing.

Since B&B’s are generally smaller than their franchised counterparts, hotels, they have gained the reputation of being dingy and second-rate.

Thankfully, they are just as cozy -if not more so- than large hotel chains. This is because they offer fewer rooms and can afford to splurge on unique decor and luxury items.

5 of the Biggest AC Duct Cleaning Myths

AC duct cleaning is important- regardless of where you live. In dusty areas of the United States such as Las Vegas, though, it’s even more important. Dust gets trapped inside of air ducts and can cause a number of problems. Luckily, AC duct cleaners in Las Vegas are specially trained to conduct thorough duct cleaning. They are also knowledgeable of the facts and myths surrounding duct cleaning..to enlighten you, as well, here are a few of the myths surrounding it.

Air ducts don’t get dirty.

Many homeowners have been told that air ducts don’t really get dirty- that the myth of dirty ducts is just a scheme to help duct cleaning companies make money. This, however, is a myth itself. Air ducts do get dirty and do require cleaning. Ducts gather dust, pollen, and allergens,  and can even house pest infestations such as that of cockroaches and mice.

Duct cleaning requires harsh chemicals.

It’s a deep-seated myth that duct cleaning uses harsh chemicals to get the job done. In reality, though, duct cleaning can be done without the use of harsh chemicals- or any chemicals at all. Duct cleaning can be done using environmentally friendly chemicals that are non-toxic, or can be done with simple solutions such as hot water and soap if a homeowner is concerned about the use of chemicals inside of their AC system. Most companies avoid using chemicals altogether.

Only dehumidifying AC units house germs.

Moisture inside of the air duct system is the number one cause of germs within the system, making systems with dehumidifiers prime targets for pesky bacteria and fungi. However, almost all systems contain a drip tray that collects the water that is produced by the everyday use of the unit. If the drainage area of the drip tray becomes blocked and water is allowed to pool, any kind of system can become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Ducts only become dirty if AC is used.

This is a commonly believed myth but in reality it’s nothing more than wishful thinking. Air ducts become dirty regardless of the type of air passing through the system- hot or cold, clean or dirty. Any duct that is used for heat or ventilation will eventually need to be cleaned because even if it isn’t used often or is used to cool the home specifically, it still collects dust and allergens as an old book that has been sitting on a shelf for a long time would collect dust.  

Dirty air ducts don’t affect your health.

When air ducts accumulate dirt and allergens that are allowed to sit inside of the ducts because they aren’t cleaned, you’re asking for a number of health problems to occur. When your system is turned on, whatever was hiding inside of the ducts is released into the air and circulated around your home. If you have allergies or sensitivities to certain particles, this circulation can leave you feeling unwell. Clean air ducts are less likely to cause health problems.

Can Bioenergy Reduce Your Stress Levels?

According to research studies, constant exposure to stress can be considered as a key factor in many diseases. From simple health conditions such as headaches, body pain, and digestive issues, down to more serious health problems such as depression, cardiovascular problems, and panic attacks, high levels of stress can be a major contributor.

Symptoms of Stress

Constant exposure to stress can affect your well-being and quality of life. Below are some of the common symptoms of stress:

  • Your heart is racing.
  • You feel a knot in your stomach.
  • You feel a lump in your throat
  • You experience pains in some parts of your body.
  • Your hands and feet are cold.
  • You always feel exhausted.
  • You find yourself feeling agitated and anxious.
  • You feel like something’s not right.
  • You mind never stops thinking in circles.
  • You don’t get a good sleep or rest.
  • You can’t stop worrying.
  • You feel like there is a dark cloud over you and you dread each day.

What Happens When You Get Stressed

So how does your body react to discomfort or pain? Your body squeezes down or contract particularly in the areas around the site of the pain. In other words, the muscles and tissues that surround your organs tighten.

Similarly, when you get anxious or stressed out, your body reacts to this emotional stimulus by tightening up. Your blood flow will be restricted and less energy will flow. In the area where there is limited blood flow, free flow movement is also limited. Because the Chi and life force energy becomes restricted, health problems set in. This is the reason stress management is highly important for your overall health and well-being.

Bio Energy Therapy and Stress

Through Bio Energy Therapy, you will be able to restore the balance in your energy field and let the life force energy flow freely and in sync. When this happens, stress will be reduced and your body will stay healthy.

Always keep in mind that diseases and other health problems occur when your cells and organs are not functioning properly due to the imbalance in the energy field possibly brought about by stress. Despite the effectiveness of this form of treatment, it is also important to remember that Bio Energy is not a guaranteed substitute for prescribed medicines or treatment methods by your health care professional. What is recommended though is to complement your prescribed medical treatments with the therapies provided by Bio Energy healing practitioners.