Top tips for sleeping soundly this summer
Summer is finally around the corner with its promise of long sunny days, warmer evenings and sunshine (fingers crossed!), but all that extra light can wreak havoc with bedtime routines and sleep patterns. Early morning light can mean a much earlier wake-up call than planned and lighter evenings can spell disaster for bedtime routines and early nights.
So how can we be sure we still get the sleep and rest we need during the summer months? Here we share with you our top tips to ease the transition into summertime sleeping.
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- RELAX & UNWIND
Make sure you relax and unwind at least 30 minutes before turning in for the night to ensure a more restful sleep. Minimise technology and screen time and instead opt for reading, yoga, meditation or simply a chat with a loved one.
- PRIORITISE COMFORT
Ensure your bed is as comfortable as possible – pillows and mattresses are the two pillars on which your body rests so getting these right is incredibly important. Investing wisely in a new pair of pillows or a mattress enhancer can make all the difference to a sound night’s sleep whilst a lighter tog duvet will stop overheating in summer.
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- KEEP COOL
Rooms should be no more than 17ºC for a comfortable night’s sleep so Duette® blinds are a must to deliver impressive climate control benefits. During summer months, an innovative coating on the blind fabric reflects as much as 78% of external heat, ensuring rooms are a comfortable and consistent temperature.
- AVOID SUGAR & CAFFEINE
We all know how tempting it is to indulge in chocolate in the evening, but the caffeine and sugar content can lead to a restless night. Opt for decaf coffee and tea if a hot drink before bed is a must.