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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

Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary

We spend one third of our lives in bed so it’s worth splashing out on some five-star comfort. It starts with choosing the perfect bedding, whether you go for luxurious plain Egyptian cotton bedding or duvet covers and bedding sets in prints and patterns. Waking up because you’re too hot or cold? Don’t miss our Comfortably Cool bedding range, which actively moderates your temperature for an unbroken night’s sleep.

There are lots of factors to think about when buying a new duvet, from whether to choose a natural or synthetic filling to the tog rating. We’ve covered all the bases in our extensive range, making it easy to find your perfect slumber partner. Find out more with our guide to the best bedding to help you sleep better.

Create a more calming feel by decluttering your bedroom and decorating it so you look forward to diving under the duvet. Turn your bedroom into a retreat with a bedside lamp, a sleep-boosting scent and a cosy pair of slippers ready to step into in the morning.

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Rolled-up 10.5-tog duvet
Be snug as a bug
Cream metal table lamp
Get the light right
Three-wick sleep candle
Fill the room with soothing scent
Grey cable-knit slippers
Keep toes toasty

Develop a pre-bed routine

Set yourself up for a great night’s sleep by getting into good bedtime habits. Aim to go to bed at the same time every day and ideally before 11pm. Take a hot bath – the drop in your body temperature when you get out of the bath will help you feel sleepy. Supercharge the effects with relaxing bath products laced with stress-busting notes of lavender or jasmine and warm a fluffy towel on the radiator to wrap yourself up in when you step out.

Switch off devices a few hours before bed and make time for screen-free relaxing: read a book, do some stretching, try a guided meditation or just take a few minutes to focus on your breathing.

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Bottle of bath salts with cork lid
Supercharge your soak with essential oils
Stack of grey towels
Wrap yourself up in Egyptian cotton towels
Bottle of bath oil
A few drops will help you switch off
Grey dressing gown with lace trim
Slip into a super-soft dressing gown

Choose the perfect pillow

For a great night’s sleep, you need a pillow that offers the correct support for your sleeping style.

If you’re a side sleeper, a firm medium-high pillow provides height and support for your head and neck to keep your body aligned.

If you sleep on your back, a fairly firm medium pillow gives gentle support and keeps your head up without pushing it forward, keeping to the natural curve of your neck and spine.

If you sleep on your front, a soft pillow that’s relatively flat will help make sure your head and neck aren’t strained.

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Autograph silk medium pillow in carry case
Medium pillow with a hint of silk
Comfortably Cool pillow in a carry case
Firm pillow featuring keep-cool tech
Two goose feather and down pillows in a carry case
Set of two soft goose and down pillows
£60 for two
White quilted pillow protector
Cotton protectors keep pillows fresh
£19.50 for two

Get into the comfort zone

Don’t let uncomfortable nightwear get between you and a good night’s sleep. Pure cotton nightwear feels soft next to your skin and is breathable for all-night comfort. If you feel the chill, our dressing gowns and cosy loungewear for her and cosy loungewear for him will help you stay toasty.

Make a sleep-enhancing pillow spray part of your bedtime ritual. The award-winning This Works sleep spray is proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed. Mist over pillows before bedtime and let nature’s most soothing and calming essential oils work their magic.

Getting beauty sleep isn’t just about how many zzzs you can catch – what you put on before bed can help supercharge its revitalising effects. It’s why customers can’t get enough of our bestselling Formula Absolute Ultimate sleep cream and Formula Absolute Ultimate sleep oil.

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Blue checked pyjama bottoms
Classic check PJ bottoms for him
This Works deep sleep pillow spray
Does what it says on the bottle
Short-sleeve white T-shirt and daisy-print pyjama bottoms
Everything’s coming up daisies
Pot of Formula Absolute Ultimate sleep cream
Supercharge your beauty sleep

Words: Miranda Eason and Dulcie Emerson