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Find it hard to fall asleep? Waking up at 2am and can’t drift off again? Read on for failsafe tips to bedded bliss

Chaotic clutter, be gone

Yes, Yes. We know the bedroom is the place dinner guests are least likely to wander into. So, this means you don’t have to put the effort in here, right? Wrong. We spend a whacking great third of our lives in bed, so it’s definitely worth getting your graft on for. An overcrowded room overwhelms the senses, so you really only have the time and energy to do one thing on the list, make it decluttering. If your room is due a lick of paint, go for a cool, calming colour such as pale green, soft blue or dove grey to create a soothing and peaceful ambience. Pop a mood-lifting favourite plant or a vase of dried blooms near to your bed and position a pair of comfy slippers ready for slipping into. You want your bedding to keep you cool and comfy all night, so go for pure cotton bedding or the Comfortably Cool bedding range, which actively moderates your temperature for a better night’s sleep. As well as being gorgeous, the Ted Baker muted-floral duvet cover and matching pillowcases are made from 220-thread-count pure cotton. Dreamy.

Get set for sleep

You might well already have a routine for your little ones but a bedtime routine as just as important for you as it is for them if you want to get some decent-quality shut-eye. Difficult as it is when you’ve that everyone’s-talking-about series to finish on catch-up, aim to go to bed at the same time every day, bearing in mind that adults should get seven to nine hours sleep each night. Help yourself to wind down by turn your services off a couple of hours before lights off then take some time to do whatever destresses, you – whether it be light yoga, a mindfulness meditation session or warm evening bath with a big fluffy towel to wrap yourself up in when you step out.

PJ, no party

Uncomfortable nightwear will get between you and a good night’s sleep, so choose your sleep attire as carefully as you would your interview outfit. You can’t go wrong with a pair of comfy and breathable loose-fitting cotton PJs. This pretty long-sleeved checked set is made from 100% cotton and features Cool Comfort tech. For those who like the feel of silk on their skin (that’s all of us, let’s face it), a silk camisole and French knickers are the way to go. Don’t forget to have lightweight dressing gown handy to throw on when the alarm goes off. Talking of silk, if you don’t have blackout curtains, the next best thing is a luxe silk eye mask. Goodbye, early morning rays.

Words: Renée Peck


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