Monday, 26 October 2015

Tips for a Better Sleep with Bed Linens

Sleep is one of those things that is really important and yet so many of us have problems with it, at some point in their lives. It's just so vital for resting and preparing your body as well as your mind. Thankfully, I tend to sleep pretty well these days but I've had insomnia before and it really can be hell when you're wide awake at 3am in the morning. 

I don't know about you, but I definitely function and feel so much better if I've slept well. On the odd occasion that I finish work at 11pm and have to be there again for 7am, I am SO grouchy and unsociable because I just haven't had enough sleep. I think knowing you have to be up early sometimes makes it harder to switch off but there are definitely certain things though that can really help you sail away to the land of nod..

1. Create a relaxed environment. Let's face it, if you don't like the room/place you're going to be sleeping in, you aren't going to want to go to bed. A dark, cosy room with your favourite scented candle or hot water bottle makes the room much more inviting.

2. Bed linens. And on a similar note, I love having pretty bed linen! I have a sailor/nautical vibe to my room but I recently purchased this woodland set from Asda for Autumn, and I'm thinking this fair isle set for Winter/Christmas from Yorkshire Linen Bed Linens. I’ve also been lusting after this from Ted Baker, and Next’s homeware range, as they have some tartan bedding available. I know, red and tartan for Autumn, groundbreaking right?! There also some great offers on myvouchercodes at the moment too!

3. Electric Blankets! And on a similar note, electric blankets are the best thing ever. At Uni, it was so, so cold and I practically lived in bed with my electric blanket on all of the time because they are so cosy and warm! If you just switch it on half an hour before getting into bed, your bed will be so comfortable and inviting.  Honestly, you don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t have one!

4. Switching off. Do not scroll through twitter whilst lying in bed!! We've all done it and it keeps me awake for hours because my brain keeps on ticking over and over... Just put your phone down!

5. Caffeine. My Dad makes me laugh when he says he can't sleep but has had a coffee just before going to bed. Caffeine takes a while to exit your system, so opt for another drink if it's later at night.

6. Hot baths & hot drinks. And finally, have a hot bath or hot drink before you go to bed. During my degree, I'm pretty sure that I learnt that the decline in body temperature can make you sleepy, so it's the perfect excuse to devour a hot chocolate or a hot, luxurious bath :)
*This post was written in collaboration with Yorkshire Linen 
but all  opinions are my own.


alice said...

I've just started using my electric blanket again, it's sooooo cosy! Great tips for a good nights sleep!

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Unknown said...

Thank you for the super tips! I often struggle to switch off from my busy work life and any advice on getting a good nights sleep is more than welcome!
Marie x

TeninDvr said...

Do you know that chamomile tea helps getting a better sleep too ? I always have one cup before going to bed and it does really work !
And the electric blankets are soooo cosy 🙈

Have a wonderful day Samantha :)


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