10 of your Tips for the Perfect Night’s Sleep

Thank you to all who entered our Facebook Competition to tell us your top tip for a Perfect Night’s Sleep.

Here are the first 10 of the hundreds we received.

  • A comfy bed and a comfy pillow are essential!
  • A comfy pillow and the correct tog duvet
  • A few drops of lavender oil on your pillow at bedtime is fantastic for helping you relax
  • A glass of warm milk last thing
  • A lovely bath with relaxing oil and a cup of hot chocolate before bed
  • A very dark and cool room
  • Always sleep with the windows open
  • Always buy good quality bedding, you sleep much better
  • Change your diet! Eat tryptophan rich foods eg bananas, milk, cheese, pumpkin seeds
  • Don’t go to bed too late so you have time to unwind, clean fresh sheets and reading a nice book help me to have a perfect sleep

 

We hope you find your way to getting the Perfect Sleep. Please let us know if you have any great tips

Bedroom Colours: How Do You Sleep?

Room colour does influence your mood and set the tone for your living environment. Therefore it’s important to choose a bedroom décor that will help you relax and induce sleep.

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Creativity

Orange expands your thinking. It reduces self-consciousness and allows you to express yourself with confidence. Use it in your home when you want to feel younger. It is the colour of laughter and celebration.

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Order

Deep blue encourages efficiency. It will purify your thinking, so you can cut through the clutter and discover what is most important in your life. It helps you integrate the big picture with the little picture. Wear dark blue when you need to make a decision.

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Calm

Blue gives a sense of peace. It dissolves tension and promotes tranquillity. Light blue especially brings ease into the home and harmony into relationships. Wearing or surrounding yourself with it helps calm aggressive tendencies and eliminates discord. Those with bedrooms this colour tend to get the best rest – nearly eight hours a night – and wake feeling happy and positive.

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Energy

Bright red will fortify you. It is a stimulant. It promotes courage and fearlessness. Use this color when you want to increase self-confidence. But too much red can make you feel overly excited or agitated. A little goes a long way.

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Concentration

Yellow increases your focus. It is known for enhancing intelligence and mental agility. It can help stimulate conversation and clarify thoughts. People sleeping in rooms decorated in calm colours, such as yellow, blue or green, received the best night’s sleep.

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Health

Green is also the colour of healing. It represents nourishment and helps steady the body, balancing your equilibrium and encouraging stability. Use it to rejuvenate yourself, to promote physical and emotional well-being. Green and yellow are also winners, with those choosing these colours clocking up roughly seven hours and 40 minutes of sleep.

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Sensuality

Deep red inspires passion. It helps awaken the libido. Use it to move you through inhibitions and emotional blocks that prevent you from expressing yourself. It will remind you to live life fully and to love your body. Try a deep red…ottoman, lampshade, accent chair.

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Rest

Aqua inspires trust. This is the colour to use when you need to relax. Wear or surround yourself with it if you have difficulty sleeping, dreaming, or meditating.

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Why buy Organic Bedlinen

Why buy Organic Bedlinen

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There are many reasons to buy organic bedlinen, but most obviously it is because quite simply, by choosing to buy the softest, purest organic cotton you have made a great choice with many positive benefits. Most organic bedding is made from organic cotton, which is grown from non-genetically modified plants without the aid of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Organic Cotton bedlinen doesn’t cost the earth, organic cotton products such as bedding are becoming increasingly popular for those striving for an eco-friendly home, but organic bedding collection is priced so that people can afford the luxury of beautiful bedlinen which positively benefits everyone.

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Regular non-organic bedding may contain residual chemicals from the production process. This can irritate people with sensitive skin or allergies. The effects of these chemicals may include headaches, dizziness, difficulties with memory and difficulties with sleeping. Organic cotton bedding has none of these side effects and will ensure that you get a good night’s sleep without any irritation to your skin. Organic bedding can offer not only a peaceful night’s sleep, but peace of mind.

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

Get Your Beauty Sleep

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They say that an hour before midnight is worth three afterwards. That’s the age-old adage. But does it have any substance? Some people swear that sleep is the most powerful rejuvenating treatment of them all. And  apparently Penelope Cruz, Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zelwegger swear it keeps them beautiful. Beauty sleep is real, it’s free, and when you skimp on sleep, it shows on your face.

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Tired skin sags, bags, and loses its luster. From 8pm to 11pm is the time for hydration and stimulation, while 11pm to 3am is the time for nutrition and regeneration, and 3am to 5am is the time for resting. While you sleep, your skin renews itself and new skin cells grow and replace older cells, repairing and restoring and rebalancing. It’s also a time when all sorts of hormonal and metabolic changes happen in and the body, including your skin, so it’s time to remember that a lack of sleep can disrupt those processes.

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Seven or eight hours of sleep is ideal for most of us. More than that can mean we wake up looking puffy and feeling sluggish. Of course, very few adults are in bed at 8pm and, as the hormone that triggers sleep – melatonin – peaks at around 11pm, this is the time we should naturally get tired.

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Not enough oxygen in your bedroom affects blood flow to the skin, causing puffiness. Make sure the room is not too warm – switch off the heating, and open a window. And also having a comfortable bed and good bedlinen always helps.

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The best Mothers Day Present is Sleep!

The best Mothers Day Present is Sleep!

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Mothers Day is just days away, and always the biggest conundrum is what to give her on this special day. Well probably one of the best things she would love is sleep! Mums work harder than anyone could imagine, whatever their age. And if she has young children the the day is packed with running around looking after them, and it can be hard physical work, with either staying at home with them when they are young or taking them to school.

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Housework, shopping and cleaning all take their toll physically on her, and at the end of the day all you want to do is sleep! So if  she  like most new mums, a good night’s sleep seems as far away as the moon and stars in her weary mind. Sleep seems a million miles away when the kids are up all night, and so are mums and dads are also indeed up all night, and it’s just no fun any more. But a good night’s rest doesn’t have to be an illusion. a good nights sleep will have a huge effect on the quality of her life. So on Mothers Day, besides your thoughtful card and gorgeous big bouquet of flowers, present her with a cool morning off, just let her sleep late or take a sweet nap while you take the kids out to the park.

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But, one thing is for certain, she will sleep much better if she has a decent bed and bedlinen. It will make such a difference to her all round wellbeing, with a good nights sleep in a beautiful bed think how happy she will be! Bedlinen might seem like an expensive Mother’s Day present, it certainly is something that she should be treated to at some point.

How Well Do You Sleep?

How well do you sleep?

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How much time do you think that we spend in bed, sleeping? It is actually a whopping 1/3rd of our life. So how much does it matter to what we sleep in and under the sheets. The mattress or the bedlinen, and taking into account the bedroom itself. Your bedlinen is a most important part of giving you that great nights sleep, and dependant on what type of bedlinen, whether cotton, linen, silk, or flannel, it is important that you choose wisely.

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Firstly Make sure that you choose the right TOG quilt, its just as important that you get the season’s right as well, too heavy and summer will be a nightmare, too thin in winter and you will be as cold as an iceberg for the season and your personal body temperature. You’ll want bedding which is breathable and regulates your body heat systematically, making it less likely that you’ll get woken up from being either too cold, or over hot. When it comes to bed linen, spending a little extra on high quality that comes highly recommended.

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Exclusively made for The Fine Cotton Company, our stylish and luxurious collections of duvet covers with coordinating plain dye sheets and pillowcases are carefully produced from pure organic and natural cotton. The eco friendly cotton we use is organic and is fully combed to give a smoother, softer feel.

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Fitted and Flat Sheets from The Fine Cotton Company

Not only do high quality sheets keep you comfortable at night because they have a high thread count and are made with breathable materials, they also last long because of the superior quality material used. This is why, when it comes to bed linen, spending a little extra on high quality comes highly recommended.

It’s National Bed Month

March is National Bed Month and Lisa Artis from the Sleep Council is urging everyone to take the Bed MOT

Is Your Bed Up To Scratch This Bed Month?

By Lisa Artis, the Sleep Council

Did you know that it’s National Bed Month from March 1st?

And no, that doesn’t mean you can stay in bed for a month! But it does mean that it’s a great time to think about the little love in your life – because let’s face it, who doesn’t love their bed?

So this Bed Month, I am urging you to take to our BED MOT and find out if your bed is up to scratch. If it’s not, now’s the perfect opportunity to buy that new bed!

You may not realise but an uncomfortable, unsupportive bed makes a huge difference to how well you sleep.  Our own research a few years back found that when replacing an uncomfortable bed, a new bed was associated with an increase of 42 minutes sleep – who wouldn’t want that?

Go on, take the TEST – you may be surprised!

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