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Pop star, TV presenter, mental health advocate and busy mum of two, Frankie Bridge knows a thing or two about the importance of a good night’s sleep. Here, she shares her failsafe methods for winding down


Frankie swears by scented candles for setting a relaxed mood

“I’m a very light sleeper and I don’t get as many hours as I’d like to – it varies night to night and is dependent on my boys. But when I do get a good night’s sleep, I feel set up for the day – there’s no better feeling than waking up refreshed and mentally switched on to tackle the day ahead.”

1 “I try to be strict on bedtime, even if I’ve had a hectic day and have got in late. Rather than lounge downstairs to relax, I get ready for bed and try to unwind that way. Whenever possible, I like to get an early night.”

2 “I don’t ever go to bed in make-up, so my cleansing and facial routine is a must-do for me before I sleep, and always makes me feel ready for relaxation.”

3 “I make my bedroom cosy and comfortable – I feel the cold quite easily, so I love a throw on my bed, lots of pillows and a nice calming candle to infuse the room.”

4 “If my mind is working overtime, I use the Calm app to distract myself. It depends what mood I’m in but generally I listen to the soundtracks to try to relax. There’s something very comforting about them.”

M&S has teamed up with Frankie Bridge and Calm to bring you an exclusive Sleep Story. Visit the Calm app to download and listen to The Grand Plan to Rise & Shine

Interviewer: Dulcie Emerson

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