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Tips to get a good night’s sleep

PUBLISHED: 16:44 05 November 2014 | UPDATED: 16:44 05 November 2014

We can't promise a field of lavender, but the new Breathe duvet might help you sleep

We can't promise a field of lavender, but the new Breathe duvet might help you sleep

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Do you lay your head on the pillow only to shuffle around for what seems hours, or wake during restless nights? Perhaps we have the answer

Increased workloads and 24 hour access to the internet, has led to a world that rarely sleeps. Those that suffer from insomnia, often have immense difficulty getting to sleep, although they are tired. Often they can suffer from stress, illness or may be depressed, which leads to the fact that they often wake in the night and have trouble getting back to sleep. Any sleep is usually of poor quality and on waking; insomniacs are fatigued and can be irritable. Adequate sleep however, is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit a person’s, heart, weight, mind and more.

Let’s start with the hours before you head to the bedroom with SenSpa’s new Sleep Therapy Bath Soak, now available in Waitrose stores.

It’s the latest in a line of treats developed by the award-winning spa in the heart of the New Forest, and part of a body therapy range aimed at leaving your body glowing, your mind renewed and your soul soothed.

The soak combines evening primrose, jasmine and borage extracts with a dreamy blend of organic lavender, bergamot, patchouli and geranium pure essential oils. Simply pour under warm running water and swirl around the bath, before lying back and taking deep breaths to free your mind of any stresses and strains. Your skin will be left feeling satin soft and delicately scented and your mind will feel relaxed and ready for restful sleep. Prices start from £5.50, see www.senspa.co.uk.

Sleep experts at The Fine Bedding Company have developed the brand’s most breathable duvet yet. It’s thought that the more breathability a duvet has the better night’s sleep you’ll have, and getting body temperature right is important to maintain sleep throughout the night. Breathe, available as a duvet in varying sizes and tog ratings and pillows, contains Smartfil® fibres (unique to and specifically developed by The Fine Bedding Company) blended with modal. Because the fibres are coated in a diamond-tough silicone layer, the tiny glazed micro-fibres slide without friction over each other, delivering unrivalled airflow. The microfibres are packed in to still deliver warmth, are light and silky to the touch – draping around the contour of the body, and cleverly wick away humidity. It’s washable at home at 60 degrees and is long lasting thanks to this diamond-touch Smartfil coating.

Price start at £45 for a single 4.5 tog duvet and pillows are available at £25 each. See www.finebedding.co.uk.

If light, or sharing a room with someone who reads through the small hours is limiting your sleep, then how about the Freya Sleep Mask with its beautifully simple yet inspiring floral pattern? The mask comes from www.lauralovesdesign.co.uk in varying designs for £22.

Did you know?

Nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night. And an alarming four out of five people complain of disturbed or inadequate – or ‘toxic’ – sleep. (Sleep Council ‘Toxic Sleep’ survey, see www.sleepcouncil.org.uk)

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