Top Tips for a Great Night's Sleep

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Did you know we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping? Not only does sleep feel good but it's also crucial to maintain good overall health. We all deserve to be well-rested so keep reading for some tips to help you to achieve & maintain a daily dose of zzz’s.

Throughout the day...

While we need a dark space to sleep peacefully, it's quite the opposite during the day. Our brain relies on natural daylight to regulate our day-night rhythms so ensure to get outside during the day (even 20 minutes will do the world of good!).

Caffeine can have a disruptive effect on our sleep. Researchers recommend to steer clear of tea, coffee, and energy drinks for at least 6 hours before bedtime. There are lots of caffeine-free tea's on the market to choose from, the only question is... Barry's or Lyon's?

Digital Detox

There is a dark side to blue light. Kick start a digital curfew by limiting screen time before bed. Phones and tablets are physiologically and psychologically stimulating which affects our body from winding down, making it more difficult to fall asleep. Try replacing scrolling through social media late at night with reading a book or magazine.

Create a Sleep-Sanctuary

Your bedroom is a place of relaxation, somewhere you can recharge the batteries. Let's set the scene...

On the walls: Using calm colours in the bedroom such as blue hues or pastel tones helps to create a peaceful atmosphere.

On the bed: Invest in a good set of cotton or linen bedding - these soft fabrics and bound to help with a good night’s sleep. A lavender pillow spray is also known to help unwind and have calming effects.

Banish the Light

On the windows: Blackout blinds are a must for a good night’s sleep, our bodies need darkness to stimulate the sleep hormone Melatonin which helps us to nod off. For a real zen-den, Duette® Shades are our go-to! Why?

The unique honeycomb structure of these shades helps to minimise the level of sound coming through your windows, keeping you safe from unwanted noise disturbances.

Ever wake up too hot or too cold? Room temperature is a very important factor to consider when looking to achieve good quality sleep. Duette® Shades insulate at the window during the colder months while blocking heat in the warmer months making your room comfortable and energy efficient year-round. Did we mention there are over 50 room darkening fabrics to choose from?

Get Smart

Forget the alarm clock and wake up energised by the natural morning light with Luxaflex® Home Connection. Create a schedule for each blind in your home to rise and lower at times that suit you and your family, it's simple and smart.

P.S – if it’s a snoring partner keeping you up at night, earplugs are the best invention yet!