Finding it hard to fall asleep? Waking up at 2am and can’t drift off again? Discover our tips for bedtime bliss
Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary
We spend about one third of our lives in bed, so it’s worth splashing out on some five-star comfort. Start with the bed linen: try our pure linen sets, with six shades to choose from, our non-iron Egyptian cotton bedding, with more than 20 colour options, or pick a patterned set to suit your scheme. Waking up because you’re too hot or cold? Our Body Sensor duvets and pillows are designed to keep you cool when it’s warm and cosy when it’s cold for an unbroken night’s sleep.
Create a more calming feel by decluttering your bedroom and decorating it in neutral shades, so you look forward to diving under the duvet. Discover the benefits of sleep and read more about our brilliant bedding.
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. Research has shown that taking a warm bath or shower one to two hours before bed will help you fall asleep more quickly – and stay asleep for longer – because the drop in temperature after you get out of the bath promotes drifting off. Supercharge the effects with relaxing bath products laced with stress-busting notes of lavender or jasmine and have a fluffy towel on hand to wrap yourself up in when you step out, as well as a dressing gown to throw over your nightwear.
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 moments to focus on your breathing.
Get into the comfort zone
Give your bedroom the restful feel of a retreat by scenting it with a sleep-boosting fragrance. Our Apothecary Sleep range uses essential oils known for their relaxing qualities and includes a diffuser and a three-wick candle. Make spritzing a sleep-enhancing pillow spray part of your pre-bed ritual. The award-winning This Works Deep 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.
Don’t let uncomfortable nightwear get between you and a good night’s sleep. Our pure cotton PJs featuring cooling tech will keep you comfy all night long; choose from classic styles like this blue and white striped set. For support while you sleep, our Flexifit sleep bras and sleep vests have you covered.
Words: Miranda Eason and Dulcie Emerson